Fun for riders of all levels. Practice cross-country jumps in prep for Aug. 11 hunter trials!

Learn from an accomplished eventer and Master of Foxhounds, Hilary Popiel. Riders of all levels welcome. This clinic is a great way to introduce yourself or your horse to cross-country obstacles or, if you are more experienced, to get pointers from a rider who has trained with eventing legends. OVH will host hunter trials on August 11, so you can put your skills to use then!

  • Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024
  • Groups of max. 5 riders at 9 am, 10:30 am, noon, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. The groups are formed based on the rider and horse experience levels indicated in the registration form.
  • Location: 863 Ramsay Concession 4A, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3P1
  • Cost: $130 plus HST ($146.90) for adults and $65 plus HST ($73.45) for juniors

Proper helmet is required and bring lots of water for your horse. There is limited parking so participants are asked to only stay for their lesson. 


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Hilary Popiel, MFH

Hilary Popiel is an accomplished competitor as well as a Master of Foxhounds. Having the luck of being raised by top level riders themselves, she tried her own luck in eventing. Over the years she has been instructed by the best coaches she had access to. Living and training with Bruce Davidson for years, she had numerous international mounts.

In 2003 she was named to the Canadian Talent Squad and granted lessons with the then Olympic Team Coach Jimmy Wofford. At the time she was ranked 8th in Canada and 132nd in the world. Since then, she has had clinics from Lucinda Green, Ian Millar, Philip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Sylva Martin, Peter Gray and many more.