Dressage To Music ONLINE CLINICS, Clinics and Demonstrations

  2020 Dressage to Music ONLINE CLINICS

  2020 Dressage to Music from Video

What to expect from your ONLINE Clinic

You will have a one hour session, during which Gaynor will be playing live for you while you ride. This means whatever she plays for every pace will be exactly the right speed, and always suits the horse. You can have any music you want, Gaynor can play anything, but if it doesn’t suit the horse, then you can discuss what else you can use. 40 minutes will be devoted totally to you riding to live music, and Gaynor will be assessing what you and your horse are good at, what needs to be accentuated, and what needs to be avoided or disguised. Based on this, she will design an artistic floor plan, which you will ride, and your friend/assistant will video and transfer to me.

Having done thousands of clinics at venues worldwide over the years, Gaynor is very experienced in putting even the most nervous rider at ease.

 What happens next

 Gaynor will create your tailor made music from scratch one instrumement at a time back in her recording studio. You will be send a draft copy of your music to your email, and a dubbed youtube video to your facebook page. She is very much in demand, as she has a very high success rate, 10,936 winners worldwide since 1980.  Her turn round time is 5 – 6 weeks.

 What do you need to do

 Provide Gaynor with your email address, facebook address and postal address

  • Send Gaynor a good photo of you and your horse for the picture CD you will be sent.
  • Gaynor would like to know your horse’s name, level and a bit of information on them
  • Have a think about what music you like, if you have anything you really would like.

 Payment Details

 The ONLINE Clinic is £20 with a further £150 for the Competition CD if you wish to have one created for you.

 £20 is payable on the day for your online session, and if you want a Tailor Made Competition CD, a further £75 deposit. Payment details are:-

 Gaynor Colbourn      Account Number 30466903   Sort Code 56-00-42

 Payment of the remainder can be made any time before the event, or up until the Draft Video is sent to you with your music on it.

 This session will excite, inspire and thrill you. You will feel huge satisfaction as it will make your horse go like it has never done before and you will ride with rhythm you’ve never felt before. You will feel total joy.

 What do you need?

 This requires considerable technology from my end, but for you it is nothing you haven’t already got.

  1. A friend on the ground who has both a mobile phone which can video, and which will work on Facetime.
  2. A mobile phone which will connect to Messanger with ear phones, and a pocket to put your phone in.
  3. Make sure you either have sufficient data, or can connect to WiFi.

 How does it work?

 I will contact you each through Facebook Messanger a few minutes before our session starts. I can talk directly to the rider as a 2 way conversation. Your friend will be on the ground not filming yet, but tracking the rider so I can see the horse in motion.

 The rider and person on the ground will BOTH hear me playing for you and talking to you, and I will hear and see you. As with my ordinary clinics, I will be playing live music, improvising to you, and reacting to yours and the horses response. The only difference is I will not be there in person, but online.

  2020 Dressage to Music from Video

I can design your floor plan for you, this is free of charge whatever the level. I will need you to ride and video the test, and send me the video. You can have any music you want, I am not restricted by having to use CDs, music libraries etc, and it will suit your taste and your horse. The charge is just £150 for the finished Competition CD. If you are in a country which requires digital, I always send MP3s of your music anyway.

 About Gaynor

 Its very important to me that people understand that the music I create is recorded from scratch, one instrument at a time. I am a total purist, and as I have been a composer for TV and Film, as well as a session musician and performer, I have huge experience in all musical styles. As a session musician, I have over the years, played every possible music type, ( including Hip Hop and Death Metal), so have a wealth of knowledge to share. I do not ever use music libraries or rip CDs and patch and paste recorded music, there is no art form in this. Thus, the music I create is unique to every horse, and every arrangement is tailor made. I mention Art Form because to me, Dressage Freestyle to Music IS an artform, a performance of beauty and it should be able to evoke passion and emotion. When Jennie and I first worked together back in 1980, our aim was for Dressage to Music to be as beautiful as Ballet and Ice Dancing.'

 2019 saw Gaynor working with several Icons of the Dressage World, doing Demonsatrations with Olympic Star/Trainer and Judge, Jennie Loriston-Clarke MBE, 7 times Olympic Gold Medalist, Para Olympic Rider Deb Criddle MBE, 5 times Olympic Gold Medalist, Para Olympian Tash Baker MBE, Leading Olympic Judge/Trainer Stephen Clarke, Leading International Judge/Trainer Isobel Wessels and so many more. 

She was asked by the BBC to perform at BBC's Country File Live at Blenheim Palace, and with a star studded line up of International riders, performed to an audience of 40,000. Gaynor, Anne Marie Perry-Cowan, Christopher Woods,( seen below) Sam Roberts, Lottie Flinn and Georgie Roden enjoyed BBCs Country File enormously, and is now booked by the BBC, for Countryfile Live in august in Windsor Great Park.

 She is booked by BBC to do 12 Dressage to Music Demonstrations at BBC Countryfile Live at Windsor Great Park August 20 – 23rd with a cast of Top International Riders and Horses.

 

BBC Countryfile at Blenheim Palace, August 2019. Gaynor and her team will be appearing in BBC Countryfile Live 2020 at Windsor Great Park 

 

Dressage to Music Clinics

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Gaynor runs SELL OUT clinics on a freelance basis and is available to hire by your Riding Club or Equestrian Centre or individual organiser. These clinics are unique, as every rider will have the experience of riding to music which Gaynor is playing LIVE in the arena. Her knowledge and technical prowess means you can ride to music of exactly the right tempo, and anything you choose will be suitable. None of this listening to CDs and wasting time finding somethingh suitable. Each rider will have fun riding to music that fits their horse exactly, played on top quality instruments through top quality amplification. You can either have Gaynor on her own to play the music and design a floorplan, or elect to have a trainer as well to coach and design the Floorplan. Gaynor films the floorplan being ridden, and the music is then produced in her State of Art Recording Studio. The Competition CDs, due to so much demand now, take 6-8 weeks for delivery.

The music is produced as one continuous piece of music, the transitions are smooth, the rhythm and tempo perfect, and every movement, whether it is Leg Yield or Piaffe is musicsally enhanced. There are musical cues to warn of a transition coming up, so you will always know youir music. There is no patching and pasting as so many people do, Gaynor's music is a work of dedication to accuracy, feeling and enjoyment. The judges always love the toe tapping drama of Gaynor's music, back in 1980 when Gaynor did her first music for Dutch Courage, she even had Big Ben chiming throughout the canter pirroutes in the very patriotic routine, and has used bells and percussion to highlight pirrouttes ever since.The results of the Competition Music produced by Gaynor are astouinding, with the artistic scores always being very high, nearly always 9 - 9.5.. 

What to expect at your Individual Clinic Session

You will have a one hour session, during which Gaynor will be playing live for you while you ride. This means whatever she plays for every pace will be exactly the right speed, and always suits the horse. You can have any music you want, Gaynor can play anything, but if it doesn’t suit the horse, then you can discuss what else you can use. 40 minutes will be devoted to you riding to music, and Gaynor will be assessing what you are good at, what needs to be accentuated, and what needs to be avoided or disguised. Based on this, she will design an artistic floor plan, which you will ride, and Gaynor videos.

 Having done thousands of clinics over the years, Gaynor is very experienced in putting even the most nervous rider at ease. In 38 years, only one person has fallen off during one of Gaynor’s clinics, ( the rider was on her mobile phone)!! Gaynor always provides her own top quality sound system, so it sounds great.

 

What happens next

Gaynor will create your tailor made music from scratch one instrumement at a time back in her recording studio. You will be send a draft copy of your music to your email, and a dubbed youtube video to your facebook page. She is very much in demand,so her turn round time is 5 – 6 weeks.

What do you need to do

 

  • Provide Gaynor with your email address, facebook address and postal address
  • Send Gaynor a good photo of you and your horse for the picture CD you will be sent.
  • Gaynor would like to know your horse’s name, level and a bit of information on them
  • Have a think about what music you like, if you have anything you really would like.


The cost is £195 per person for total package.