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Calendar of Clinics and Events -- 2013

Personal Instruction at Clinics
Personal Instruction at Clinics

 James Shaw Clinic 
Campton, NH
Tai Chi for Horsemen
June 8 & 9, 2013 (Note: DATE CHANGE)
The Journey Horses Farm, 56 Beebe River Rd, Campton, NH 03223
- Directions

James will be available for private lessons as well if anyone is interested.

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Mark Rashid at Clinic

 Mark Rashid Clinics 
Week long Aikido for Horsemen/Horsemanship group clinic- June 17 - 23
at The Journey Horses Farm, 56 Beebe River Rd, Campton, NH 03223 - Directions

This will be an incredible format! Aikido for Horsemen in the morning and horsemanship as a group in the afternoon. Limited to 8-10 participants so there will be plenty of individual attention for every participant.

June 17,18 19 with a day off on the 20th and three more days June 21,22,23. The 23rd will be a half day with a feedback session in the afternoon.

Clinic fee is $1,750. Includes breakfast snacks, lunch, horse board, drinks and afternoon snacks. Full access to trails, covered round pen and arena outside of clinic hours. Hay is included but bring your own grain, etc.

A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot in this week long clinic.

Mark's wife Crissi MacDonald will be available for limited private lessons while Mark is here. The fee is $75 an hour.
Contact Tim for info or to schedule time by email ( )
or phone at 603-726-6050.


June 25 - June 27 will be a 3 day Aikido for Horsemen/Horsemanship group clinic at The Journey Horses Farm, 56 Beebe River Rd, Campton, NH 03223 - Directions

Aikido in the morning and group horsemanship in the afternoon. We can take extra Aikido participants once we reach the 8 rider maximum so if you want to participate in the Aikido portion and then audit the riding part, that is possible.

There will be NO public auditors for this clinic however. Only those that are participating in the Aikido will be allowed to audit this 3 day session.

The fee for the Aikido/Horsemanship clinic will be $875 for three days and include lunch, etc. as above.

Aikido only is $525.00 for the 3 days and includes audit privileges. People will want to relax a bit between Aikido and Horsemanship so I will furnish lunch so they can do that. Afternoons would be group riding.

A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot in the 3 day clinic.


June 29 -July 1- One on One Horsemanship clinic at The Journey Horses Farm, 56 Beebe River Rd, Campton, NH 03223 - Directions

Auditors are welcome. Rider fee is $750 and audit fee is $30 a day.

Week longs and Aikido/Horsemanship clinics will NOT have auditors!

A $200 deposit is required to secure your spot in the 3 day clinic.

Clinic payment and cancellation policy: Unless otherwise stated, ALL clinics require a $200 deposit to schedule a rider slot. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE unless the slot is resold. There is also a 15% cancellation fee that will be charged regardless if the slot is sold or not. Full payment for the clinic is required before 30 days of the clinic date. A rider slot is not confirmed until payment is made in full. At 30 days, any unpaid slot will be sold to the next person on the wait list and your deposit will be returned minus the 15% cancellation fee. If we cannot sell your slot, your entire deposit will be forfeited.

Mark Rashid Clinic at Journey Horses Farm, NH
Mark Rashid Clinic at Journey Horses Farm, NH

To or get more information about a clinic you can phone 603-726-6050.
To register for a clinic email Tim at

Clinic Payment and
Cancellation Policy

Local Lodging

Rebel Ridge Farm
Anthony, FL

Deer Creek Farm
Thornton, NH

The Journey Horses Farm
Campton, NH

Clinic Report:
The Aikido for Horsemen clinic in May was a resounding success! Everyone had a wonderful learning experience and we all look forward to the next set of sessions! Many folks in the May session were repeat participants. Learning the Horseman Katas and putting them to practice was enlightening and fun!

Quotes from participants:
"Aikido for horsemanship did indeed help me connect with my horse in a much deeper, fuller and safer way. It also helped me appreciate not just my horse but everything in my surroundings."

"Starting with the first class I found myself making profound changes in my life that have carried over into profound changes in my health. I don't want to put things into my life or body that are not in balance. When people see me they'll comment that I look good or ask if I lost weight."

"The balance in Aikido has carried into my relationships as well. When my stepdaughter has a meltdown rather than escalate into higher emotions I lower my energy for emotional balance and the situation quickly dissipates. When my fiancé says something I disagree with, I don't have to be right or prove a point like I might have in the past."

"I'm proud of the physical work I was able to accomplish in the dojo with Sensei Mark and Crissi. It has reawakened my desire to use my body at a higher level of health and activity."

"Thank you Mark and Crissi.- I like the 3 day clinic format. It allows a lot of time to cover many topics, but is not too invasive on work/life."

"I think it’s great that Mark keeps moving through various exercises. Time to learn something, but enough variety not to get bored or spend too much time on one thing if you don’t like it (like for me, the rolling)."

"I like that Mark challenges us, but always seems to know when it’s time to move on. I never feel pressured to do something that I think is too much, but I’m encouraged to challenge myself. You can’t learn if you don’t go some place a little uncomfortable (outside your comfort zone, so to speak). Mark and Crissi do a great job of taking us there, but allowing it be easy."

"I really like the fact that a lot of what we worked on was relatable to our horsemanship and I think that Mark did a great job of helping us see that."

"I know I said it was obvious, but I want to emphasize that the camaraderie with the other participants is one of the real highlights of the clinic for me. Everyone has been so kind and fun – and it’s interesting to see others’ journeys."