Three and Five-Day Intensive Seminars are offered to students who have officially been admitted to the Pedro Torres Academy of Working Equitation, U.S.A. These seminars are hosted in different locations throughout the United States, with the goal of providing regular, in-depth instruction to students serious about progressing in the sport.
Intensive Seminars are appropriate for both Trainers and Serious Amateurs who can regularly devote at least 4 days per week to furthering their and their horses’ skills. The expectation is that students who attend Academy Five-Day Intensive Seminars will prepare for and compete in Working Equitation competitions regularly. Academy students are expected to be positive ambassadors for Working Equitation and Pedro Torres Academy.
A seminar will not run with fewer than 6 students, and each seminar can accommodate a maximum of 8 students. Each student should expect to ride for a minimum of 50 minutes per day. If you and your horse are in good enough shape to allow for longer riding, then there may be the opportunity for a morning individual dressage lesson and afternoon ease of handling/obstacles small group session.
PRICING FOR STUDENTS
Students may inquire directly for specific pricing for each seminar but can expect to pay between $200-$300 per day.
Students interested in attending but who do not yet have a horse sufficiently prepared to benefit from the seminar may pay a $400 flat fee to audit an Intensive Seminar. Note: Only officially enrolled students of the Pedro Torres Academy are allowed to audit Intensive Seminars.
Members of the public can audit during Public Clinic Days, but are not allowed to observe at the Intensives. In addition, students should expect to pay something for their horse’s stabling (stabling costs vary by region, but generally should be $25 – $40 per night).
PRICING FOR HOSTS
Pricing is dependent on number of riders, starting at $1200 for 6 riders per day and increasing $200 per rider per day to a maximum of 8 riders at $1600 a day. Hosts are responsible for a portion of the instructors flights and travel expenses. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific costs.
EXAMPLE INTENSIVE SEMINAR SCHEDULE