WWU to host Hunter/Jumper Clinic

Matthias Hollberg
Matthias Hollberg

The William Woods University Hunter/Jumper program will welcome Matthias Hollberg to host a clinic on campus, April 24-26. Originally from Brandenburg, Germany, Hollberg has vast grand prix experience both in the U.S. and internationally.

Hollberg owns and operates Hollberg Equestrian LLC in Middleburg, Virginia. Since moving to the U.S. in 2006, he has meticulously and patiently trained a number of high quality young grand prix horses, some of which have had international success.

He has many recent wins and placings in the grandprix circuit on the East Coast. He enjoys training young horses and promising riders. He is hard working and is patient and optimistic about young horses. He has a gift for improvingconfidence of the horses and

Matthias Hollberg and Orphan Car take the win at Mida Farm
Matthias Hollberg and Orphan Car take the win at Mida Farm

their riders and getting just that much more when it comes to competition.

As a junior rider in his home country, he competed in the German Championships and trained under notables Ludger Beerbaum, Peter Weinberg and Rod Brown.

“We are so lucky to have Matt Hollberg coming to WWU. He’s placed in several grand prix events and has a ton of knowledge to offer us here at William Woods,” said Caydie Bennett, a senior at WWU and president of the Hunter/Jumper show team.

The clinic price is $150 for one day, $275 for two days and $350 for all three days. The clinic is open to all WWU students and outside riders and will be held in UPHA Arena. Classes will run from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. each day. For more information, contact Caydie Bennett at cdbennett@owls.williamwoods.edu.