Working Equitation Clinic: Mercedes Gonzalez Cort

The Twin Creeks Ranch is a busy place these days.  Spring has definitely sprung (although the pecan trees aren’t so sure yet).  We have already started spring roundups, even though we did get sprinkled on.  The weeds are looking pretty suspicious already, so I guess we will be cranking up the spray rig soon.  Meanwhile we’re getting ready for a clinic the first of April.  This will be our second Working Equitation Spring Clinic.  We’ve been blessed with one of the finest clinicians, Mercedes Gonzalez Cort.  A past president of the Spanish Horse (PRE) registry, she has studied and performed and taught in the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, as well as the Royal School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain.  We became acquainted with Mercedes as judge of both the National Andalusian & Lusitano horse show in America, and the Eastern Regional Andalusian show, where I have been the announcer for most of twenty five years. Mercedes has ridden all of the high school movements in shows around Europe and England.  She is involved with working equitation in Spain and France, and works closely with WAWE, the international association.  Her English is way better than my own Texese, and her Spanish is Castilian.  We have learned much from her in the past as she has judged and given clinics across the US.  In addition to the fact that she “talks the talk” and very much “walks the walk,” she is a truly gracious person with a fun personality and a generous heart.  What a treasure it is that she will come to us in far away Texas! We are looking forward to having a magnificent two day working equitation clinic.

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