Receive Quality Horse Training at Dover's Eagle Hill.
Dover's Eagle Hill hosts numerous clinics with professional riders.
Over the years trainers such as Olympic medalists Robert Dover and Ashley Holzer as well as Jeremy Steinberg have brought their expertise to Dover Farm in Midway, FL. Most commonly we feature clinics from FEI Riders and trainers Jodie Kelly and Sue Williams.
Jodie Kelly Dressage, Inc is based out of Southern Cross Equestrian Center in Destin, Florida. It is owned and operated by FEIrider and trainer Jodie Kelly. Jodie has an impressive history of selecting top quality young horses and training them through the FEI levels. Jodie is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and a graduate of theUSDF Advanced Young Rider program. Jodie trains from Loxahatchee, Florida, just outside of Wellington during the months of Jan, Feb, and March, but spends most of the year at home in Destin, Florida riding and training from Southern Cross Equestrian Centre. Southern Cross Equestrian Centre is a full service training facility specializing in the training and instruction of dressage performance horses and riders at all levels from Intro through Grand Prix.
Because Destin is such a remote place for horses, Jodie has spent her whole life training herself between clinics. She enjoys the training time she has alone to “digest” things she has learned. She is always open to riding with a new person and from this feels that she has really been able to develop her riding by taking valuable things from each person she rides with. Over the years she has had the pleasure of participating in clinics with experts such as Klaus Balkenhal, Conrad Schumacher, Debbie McDonald, Jan Brink, Steffen Peters, Oded Shimoni, Charles DeKunffy, Courtney King-Dye, Scott Hassler and Anne Gribbons.
Sue is a well accomplished rider and trainer who began her love of horses as young as 10 years old. Sue spent a lot of time studying with Michael Poulin, frequently traveling with her horses up to Michael's training facility in Maine from her farm in South Dartmouth, MA. Michael then introduced her to Alex Konyot, who became a huge influence in adding to Sue's perspective of dressage: the priority and insights of horsemanship! With Alex's help, Sue was able to train her first horse, a thoroughbred off the track, to do all of the Grand Prix movements.
Other aspects of Sue's career include organizing dressage schooling shows for charity, clinics and a very creative and renowned annual Halloween benefit Hunter Pace. Sue was an 'R' rated judge and rode as a demonstration rider for National and International judging forums as well as a Grand Prix exhibition for a "Legislator's spouses luncheon" held in Tallahssee, FL at Carol & Walt Dover's Eagle Hill Farm. Sue also competed in and was later honored to be asked to be chef d'equipe and coach for NEDA's 1st - 3rd level teams sent to the USET grounds in Gladstone, NJ hosted by the ESDCTA, winning top honors for three years.
One of Sue's creative specialties was choreography and exhibiting in both the dramatic period costume rides set to music as well as the comedic, most often held at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA.
Sue has also published articles in national magazines and newspapers and is currently working on a dressage book.
Her current focus is in teaching, is based in RI and loves to freelance at surrounding farms. She also conducts many clinics across the country including regular clinics in Florida, Texas and California. Sue tries to do as much volnteering as her schedule allows. Recent volunteer highlights are coaching teams at the annual CADI competition held at Bear Spot Farm in Concord, MA.