Saddle Seat Clinic to be Held at William Woods University

Lynda and Andy Freseth, well-known saddle seat instructors, will conduct a three-day saddle seat training clinic for students and other interested riders Feb. 24-26 at William Woods University.


The Freseths have owned and operated Hollow Haven Farms in Oconomowoc, Wis., together since their marriage in 1990, although Andy had worked there for its previous owner since 1976.


Together the pair has turned out multiple World Champions, including WGC CH Blackberry Delight, WGC CH Callaway’s Forecaster, WGC Callaway’s Pretty Penny, CH Absolutely Exquisite and CH A Magic Spell.


The clinic will be a training clinic, so instead of just teaching students while they ride, the Freseths plan to instruct them while long-lining and jogging the horses. They intend to train the students in how to train the horses.


The clinic will begin on Friday night with a presentation in the large equestrian classroom at 7:30, followed by a discussion led by the clinicians. This discussion will be free to anyone interested.


The riding will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Two students will work one-on-one with Lynda and Andy in each half hour. The Saturday sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1-4 p.m. Another discussion will be held from noon to 1 p.m., over a pizza lunch in the equestrian classroom. On Sunday the clinic session will run from 9 a.m. to noon.


A $12 audit fee applies for WWU students, and there is a $20 fee for non-WWU students. This includes the pizza lunch.


For more information, contact Laura Ward, chair of the equestrian studies division, at (573) 592-1153, or lward@williamwoods.edu.