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Paul and Nikki

The Grand Prix dressage duo Paul and Nikki Alvin-Smith enjoy a hectic clinic and lesson schedule working with horses and riders both in the U.S.A. and internationally.

Many of the clinics offered are private clinics or special invite events. However, some clinics are open to the public. Please visit WVH Facebook page for event notifications to keep up to date.

Each year WVH offers an invite only, ‘Ride With An Olympian’. These events are generally held in N. Salem or Bedford, NY.  This event is an exclusive opportunity to work with some of the finest riders/coaches in the dressage world and is open to WVH regular students and their friends and families and does include auditor availability.


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Join Us August 19th/20th Summer Dressage Clinic

Get on track with your dressage training with British international level Grand Prix dressage competitor/trainer/clinician Paul Alvin-Smith.

This two-day clinic will be held at Willowview Hill Farm, Stamford, NY, in the indoor arena with sand footing. No rain date.

Students of all levels are welcome to participate. Limited stabling is available so if you need a stall please put your entry in early. There is ample space for trailer parking. Free lunch/refreshments will be provided to attendees. Pre-registration is necessary for all riders and auditors. Please bring chairs. No dogs please. No walk-ins please.

Rider fee: $145 per 50 minute lesson (private), $140 each ride for 2 or more.
Auditor fee: $25 per day.
Stable fee: $50 any part of 24 hrs with $20 deposit.
Any cribber must be collared.
1 bag of shavings will be provided
Hay available from our home produced organic hayfields.

Videos/photos not allowed. You can sign up for photos and video with this form if you’d like to have your ride covered.

Auditor waiver form here.
Rider waiver form here.
Rider registration form here. Rider info sheet here.
Auditor registration form here.

Deadline for registration is 8/10/17. Payment must be received with registration.

Please email training@WillowviewHillFarm.com with any questions/registration forms.

Vendors are also welcome to attend. Fee for space rental is $10. Pop Up Tents suggested.

Quick info on Paul & Nicola:

Paul & Nicola Alvin-Smith are British international level Grand Prix competitors/trainers/clinicians who have successfully competed in Europe to scores over 72% at Grand Prix. In addition they have trained several horses of various breeds from birth to Grand Prix and trained many students up through the ranks of dressage in their care.

While both have worked with many iconic masters in thedressage world their training has been most influenced by their training with Raul de Leon, Olympic trainer and Olympic gold medal winner Tad Coffin and Grand Master Herbert Rehbein, of Germany.

Paul and Nicola welcome students of all levels, on any breed of horse and from any discipline to participate in the friendly, harmonious learning environment at their clinics. Their goal is to achieve a serious positive progression of learning and feel for dressage techniques for their students with kindness and understanding of the horse, in a fun, kind and supportive setting.


Paul and Nikki are available for clinics both nationally and internationally. These clinics are an opportunity to work with two Grand Prix level trainers at the same time. Bring on the Brits!

If you have a barn and would like to host a clinic, please email training@Willowviewhillfarm.com for rates and details. The WVH team offers training to riders of all levels of dressage as well as welcome riders from all discplines to participate. Furthermore as the 'trainer's trainers', the WVH team guarantees they will never back solicit your clients/students. References from other clinic hosts are always available. Please ask.

In addition to several clinic opportunities already available in 2016, the FEI4ontheFloor series in Bedford, NY, with Greta Kemmer and Tina Hammond as well as clinics in Upstate New York, MA, PA, SC, Vt and Portugal and Switzerland, Nicola hopes to be returning to Switzerland in September/October to once again compete in Europe.

During the 2016 NE USA show sason, Paul & Nicola will also be available to clinic students for on-site show coaching at no fee. Part of the Pay it Forward program. So if you have a show booked plese let them know your schedule and if they are on the grounds, they will be pleased to help out.

Paul and Nikki also offer a Pick up a Dressage Lesson program in the NE region. They will come to your barn and provide offsite one on one lessons. This program is offered on a flat fee basis for your area as they barn hop to save you trailering. WVH also offers select haul-in lessons from time to time, which are especially useful if you don't have an indoor or ring at home.

For up to date information please visit our fb page at http://www.facebook.com/WillowviewHillFarm

Paul Alvin-Smith riding Tiberio Lafite

The WVH team will also be working with our the beautiful DWBx Gambol mare Gambol's Middernacht, who is for sale.
Gambol's Middernacht has been worked in the Lessons in Lighness format this year and will be backed shortly. She is upgrading her longe work from previous years to enhance her balance and relaxation.

Additionally we are working with CatksillHorse.org on helping create a community resource for equestrians of all discplines.
Please contact with your inquiries for clinic and coaching help and in the event we are too booked to help, we can at least point you in the right direction.






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