Mobile Instruction and Clinics
Offering lessons throughout the San Diego area. Located in the foothills of the Cuyamaca mountains in East San Diego County. I welcome dressage students of all ages and skill levels. Available for clinics locally and nationally.
~ Elizabeth Johnson
Drawing by Jayne Hazard
“… I’ve learned and understood much better the mechanics of collection and importance of correct seat. Elizabeth’s directions were very clear and specific. She helped me to achieve significant improvement in effectiveness of my hands and leg cues. On top of that her patience and cheerful, pleasant attitude made the whole experience more enjoyable.” ~ Maggie
Clinic & Show Info, Updates, Horses
Upcoming scheduled clinic dates:
May 22 Peppertree Farms, Poway
June 10-12 Albany /Madison, Wisconsin
June 25-26 Twin Falls, Idaho
Contact me if you are interested in riding. Spread the word to others in your area!
I am available to travel to different destinations. Please let me know if you are interested in setting up a clinic!!
Well it seems like I spend too much time with the horses and not updating my web site and the Artisan Dressage FB page! It has a busy month including a long journey to Wisconsin to pick up Kilowatt and teach for 3 coooooold days!!! The travel went well with no breakdowns (one minor blip) and Kilowatt “Kitt” traveled like a pro! He spent 3 days in his rolling box stall, unloaded like a champ and has been soaking up San Diego sunshine! He and his turnout buddy Rosie, Ellie’s 3 yr old Sir Gregory filly, are fast friends. It may be time to have a baby shower for all to meet him!!
My goal as an instructor is to foster creative thought processes and training strategies that allow us to realize how we can make clearer aids creating less tension between horse and rider while maintaining quality balanced work.
Photo by Caryn Clancy
Show Results, Tips & Resources
On the first day, Jackie, her first time doing 3rd 3, got a 67%. and Cherylin on her new mare went in 1st level getting 65 and 66 % winning 2 firsts and a 2nd! And on the second day, Cherylin and Jackie for raked in all high 68%s and BOTH won highpoint in their divisions!!!! Also, congratulations to Christi for her 2 nd level score of 62.9 (approx). 3rd in a big class!
Unfortunately Nicole had to scratch as her mare was sore 🙁
Well Championships were not exactly as planned for me and Artisan….. Upon arrival he was quiet and we had a nice ride around the show ground. Unfortunately the next day proved that he was very body sore and could barely 1/2 pass one way. I attributed this to the fact that on the way up I was nearly run off the road and changed lanes on by a huge semi truck causing me to swerve, hit the brakes then swerve back. My poor boy in the tail end of the rig got the brunt of the whip action. In all the years of hauling this was the closest call. So after massaging and therapy we did show with less than stellar results but by the last ride I pretty much had my horse, albeit a very tired one. We came home with our chins up, checkbook empty and smiles on our faces. He is schooling so well and we are looking forward to our lesson with Shannon next week! Joleen and Montego did a stellar job on the first day of her freestyle Ch class getting 6th place USDF! He was a tired but honest boy for the CDS ride. Pam and Bana had a good show, coming in 10th USDF and 11th CDS. I was proud both of them!
“Thank you to owner/trainers Elizabeth Johnson and Katie Johnson for organizing the 8-horse adjusting clinic today at Artisan Dressage in El Cajon. I am continually impressed with how you both look at the whole horse for possible sources of discomfort, both inside & out. You gals, your horses, and your clients ROCK!”
– Dawn Fletcher / Equine Chiropractor