Connection & Riding Excellence

June 24-26th, 2023

Cochrane, Alberta, Canada


Clinic Host:
Tamara Chmilar 
[email protected]

In any discipline, to be great you must first master the fundamentals.

This course combines Course 1 & 2 topics, and has helped both beginners and high level riders fine tune their communication, raise their connection and advance their horsemanship.

By far the most important course you will take, and one to review throughout your horsemanship journey!



  • Learn to apply the Jonathan Field Horsemanship Training Scale™ with Path, Speed, Bend & Balance.
  • Learn the riding/exercise circle and the 3 steps to cycle through.
  • Discover how to "stretch the elastic band", both physically and emotionally.
  • Find relaxation in movement with the "active neutral sweet spot".
  • Learn a circle program under saddle to develop a comfortable canter through bend & balance.
  • Begin leg yielding and learn how it builds to other maneuvers.
  • Improve your lead departures and build a foundation for lead changes.
✴ Each clinic has a different dynamic of people and horses. Some lessons may be focused on more than others, including some not mentioned here. If one of these goals is important to you, please mention so at the beginning of the clinic.



$870/rider (tax included)

3 FREE spectator tickets.

  • $400 deposit required to register. Remaining balance due 30 days before the event.
  • Spectator tickets will be given upon arrival.
  • Stabling not included.


$30/person/day or $75/person for all 3 days (tax included)

  • Seating available or bring your own. Bring a blanket and/or cushion for comfort.
  • Youths age 16yrs and under spectate for FREE.


*Large group format with 12 riders max.


  • Riders must be at least 16yrs of age to participate. Youth riders between 16-18yrs must submit a Young Rider Authorization form for approval to participate.
  • Horses must be at least 3yrs old, have a minimum of 40 rides and be ride-able at the walk, trot and some canter. This is NOT a colt-starting clinic.
  • You must be comfortable riding at the walk, trot and some canter on the horse you bring.
  • Stallions NOT permitted.
  • Some introductory knowledge of the Jonathan Field Horsemanship program is helpful (you have read "The Art Of Liberty Training For Horses" and/or watched Ground DVD #1 of the Natural Foundation Home Study Program.
  • Contact Clinic Host with any questions or concerns.


Mission Acres Inc.
34131 Township Road 262, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Map location HERE

Indoor Arena: Heated arena, washrooms (no shower), lounge, bleacher seating or bring your own chair. Bring a blanket and/or cushion for comfort.

Food:  Not available onsite. Please bring your own.

Pets & Smoking: Smoking permitted in designated areas only. All dogs must be on leash and under handler's control - dogs are NOT permitted in areas where the clinic is taking place. Thank you!

Stabling: Boxstall $35/day + tax with bedding incl. Outdoor Paddock $25/day + tax with shelter incl. All stabling must be pre-booked with Clinic Host. Bring your own water bucket, hay/feed. Muck buckets & forks available onsite.

Camping: Limited spots available onsite $25/night + tax. Includes access to washroom (no hook-ups or shower). Must pre-book with clinic host.

Hotels Nearby:
Rockyview Hotel ph: 1-403-932-2442 . Ramada Inn ph: 1-403-932-6355.


Video or audio recording of any kind is NOT PERMITTED. Please pass this information on to friends/family that may be attending to watch. Photos of clinic participants are for your personal use only and may not be used for public display or commercial purposes. You may not publish, post, or display any photos of Jonathan Field, the Jonathan Field Horsemanship Centre or any member of the Jonathan Field Horsemanship team without their written consent.


Payments accepted by Visa/Mastercard, Etransfer, or PayPal.

A $400 deposit is required to confirm your spot in the clinic. Deposits are non-refundable, non-creditable and non transferrable. 

Remaining balances are due 30 days before the clinic. This includes stabling and accommodation fees. Balance payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable, and can only be applied to a credit.

If you cancel out of the clinic at any time, the $400 deposit is forfeited. Your balance payment will then be applied to a Jonathan Field Horsemanship Credit, less a $50 Cancellation Transaction Fee.

IF we are able to fill your clinic spot with another rider, then both your deposit and balance will be applied to a Jonathan Field Horsemanship Credit (less the $50 Cancellation Transaction Fee.) Credits can be used to purchase Jonathan Field Horsemanship merchandise, equipment, DVDs, an Open Field Membership, or applied to another clinic or camp if space allows.


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For more information contact 

Clinic Host:
Tamara Chmilar 
[email protected]


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