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WDAA Train The Trainers Clinic W/Cliff Swanson & Frances Carbonnel (Las Vegas)

Train The Trainers™ is coming to Las Vegas!
Western Trainers, Judges,
Riding Instructors, L Graduates,
and amateur riders welcomed!

April 15-16, 2019

The California Western Dressage Association is hosting its third Train The Trainers™ clinic and seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 15 & 16, 2019. If you want to learn all about Western Dressage, this is the place to be!

Train the Trainers™ program, originally developed by the Western Dressage Association of America®, is designed to educate professional trainers, judges and Western Dressage enthusiasts who want to learn the standards of Western Dressage and how to train, hold clinics, show and judge this exciting new discipline. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all clinic graduates. The WDAA lists all TTT graduate trainers on the WDAA website. As professional trainers, you are an integral part of the success of the discipline of Western Dressage.

This two-day workshop is your chance to learn Western Dressage standards from WDAA members Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel, who developed the TTT program for the WDAA. Cliff is currently the WDAA Judges Seminar instructor and a top carded International judge. Frances holds many WDAA World Championships as well as a gold medalist at the Grand Prix level from the United States Dressage Federation. This is a great opportunity to get insights from both a judge’s and a competitor’s perspective!

By participating in a Train the Trainers™ clinic, you will become a part of the foundation of the educational thrust of Western Dressage. If you are not a professional trainer, but would like to attend the Train The Trainers™ clinic, you will receive an Amateur Certificate of Completion.

Here is the initial schedule, subject to adjustments.


Reservation Details:

Two-day clinic cost is $375 by March 15, and includes lunch both days.
  You may also attend our TTT dinner with our clinicians at an additional cost.  Details will be provided to attendees later. 

Clinic registration deadline is March 15.  Late registration after March 15 is $425.

Our morning classroom sessions will be held in the lecture hall at Arbor View High School, 7500 Whispering Sands Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89131. Class handouts will be provided.

About a five minute drive from Arbor View HS, is Cottonwood Farm, a premiere equestrian facility with state of the art footing and beautiful scenery. Our afternoon sessions will be held in the Covered Arena at Cottonwood Farm, 6860 W Rome Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131.

Our host hotel is the Aliante Hotel & Spa, 7300 N Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084. Click here to view the hotel website.   In order to receive the group rate, you must  call (702) 692-7777 to reserve a room; do not register over the website. Ask for the CICAWDA discounted rate of $109/night. Rooms must be reserved by March 15 to receive the special rate.

For those who want to extend their trip, Las Vegas is the best in family entertainment experience. See our registration form for hotel policies regarding credit card charges and minors.

Class size is limited.

Click the Register Now button to register and select your payment method. If you prefer to pay by check, complete the online registration and mail your check to: California Western Dressage Association, PO Box 44, Sunland, CA 91040. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.


All registrations to participate in require full payment of $375 attendance fee (or $425 in case of late registration after March 15). If for any reason, you cannot attend a clinic for which you have paid your registration fee, you must notify us at in writing 30 days prior to the scheduled clinic. Your registration will be cancelled and your registration fee refunded less $100 cancellation fee. No refunds after March 15, 2019. Any refund will be issued 30 days after the clinic.


CAWDA or its designated photographer will be taking pictures at the event. By registering and attending the Train The Trainers™ on April 15-16, 2019, you consent to your likeness being used, without compensation, in WDAA® and CAWDA™ promotions in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release the Western Dressage Association of America® and the California Western Dressage Association™, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature.


If you choose to stay at the Aliante, please note that your credit card will be charged immediately by the hotel to secure first night’s room and tax as deposit.  In addition, upon check-in, you will be required to present a credit card for $100.00 security deposit for standard Deluxe, Mountain View, and Pool View Rooms.


Hotel policy for cancellation of an individual guaranteed reservation is at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to scheduled arrival date and must be received in writing. Rooms released less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival date and all no-shows will be subject to a cancellation penalty equivalent to the first night’s room and tax.




The Aliante Hotel & Spa is an entertainment/casino business governed by the laws of the State of Nevada and licensed by the State of Nevada Gaming Control Commission. It is against the law for any minor (under the age of 21) to loiter in, or near, any gaming area. Under no circumstances will a minor be allowed to check-in or occupy a hotel room without the accompaniment of at least one person 21 years of age or older.

Monday, April 15, 2019 to Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Cottonwood Farm
6860 W. Rome Blvd
North Las Vegas, NV  89131

Vivian Mevorah
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only