Hunter/Jumper Clinic to be Held at William Woods This Weekend

Diane Carney
Diane Carney

The William Woods Hunter/Jumper Show Team will host a clinic by Diane Carney Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21.

A professional horsewoman located in Chicago, Carney has successfully shown from California to Florida, achieving Grand Hunter championships and Grand Prix victories. She has competed at the International level, winning classes at Spruce Meadows on both hunters and show jumpers since 1990.

As a volunteer for the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), Carney hosts many riding clinics across the United States. She is also involved in the Zone 5 College Scholarship awarded annually to college-bound junior riders. Making the connection between horsemanship and higher education is a priority for Carney.

The principles of riding from leg, seat and hand are the focus of every clinic, as the basics of flat work are the keys to success with all riders and horses. “Discipline with a sense of humor” has been the phrase most often used to describe Carney’s presentations. Hard work with a positive outcome is the goal of her teaching.

Carney’s clinic will be held at the William Woods University stables in Fulton, Missouri. Stabling is limited, and is on first-come, first-served basis. Sessions include Low Hunter (2’3″), High Hunter (3′ & Up) and Jumper (3′ & Up).

The cost is $200/two-day session for WWU students and $235/two-day session for all others. To sign up or for more information, contact Susie Ouderkirk at susie.ouderkierk@williamwoods.edu