SYMPOSIUM

**SPECIAL NOTE FOR 2020 – DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, RATHER THAN HOSTING OUR SYMPOSIUMS, DOMINIQUE IS OFFERING INTENSIVE SESSIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL RIDERS.

RIDERS MAY COME WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR HORSES AND MAY MAKE THEIR ARRANGEMENTS WITH DEBRA FOR A LENGTH OF TIME THAT FITS THEIR NEEDS ACCORDINGLY.

The intensive is a fabulous way to immerse oneself in Dominique’s teachings, as this is an opportunity to have private lessons twice daily, watch the Mestre work horses, observe other students’ lessons at the farm, and to have all of your questions answered. Contact Debra Barbier today at barbierfarm@aol.com to make your arrangements!

In addition to clinics hosted around the world, Dominique comes home to Barbier Farms for his semi-annual SYMPOSIUM! He highly recommends a visit to the beautiful Dry Creek Valley for your introduction to French Classical Training, as the symposium is so much more than a clinic. It is a chance to immerse yourself in the world of Classical Dressage, Lusitano horses, California wine and French humor. In short, the joie de vivre according to Dominique!

Each weekend includes twice-daily lectures given by Dominique, followed by question-and-answer sessions. Lessons are given privately and planned for auditors’ learning experience. Saturday nights involve an exposition with the riders of Barbier Farms, a champagne reception on the deck, and dinner in the barn catered by Tianna Barbier and Dancing Horse Events!

Make plans to join us as we continue to create and expand the teachings of compassionate, sustainable, honorable and enlightened training practices.

Call DRY CREEK INN for a great rate for Barbier Farm. Our room block sells out quickly, be sure to call as soon as possible. 707-433-0300.

DIRECTIONS TO BARBIER FARM: From Highway 101 (North or South) take the Dry Creek Road Exit and head west and drive approximately 4 miles. You will pass through the four-way stop at the Dry Creek Grocery… go straight through and in another 2.5 miles and look for us on the LEFT side of Dry Creek Road. You will see a large mosaic sign with two white Lusitanos and the numbers 5943. Turn left into the drive, then bear to the right and then make a hard left to drive all the way back through the vineyard to the barn.  See you there! PLEASE….do not listen to your GPS. It will take you onto West Dry Creek Road and you will be lost. Follow the directions above! The schedule looks like this EACH DAY. 10:00 AM — start promptly with welcome and first lecture 10:45ish — first ride and/or demonstration Rides continue until lunch time around 1:00 1:45 PM — 2nd lecture begins after lunch 2:30 PM — rides and demonstrations continue until 5 ish We begin each day PROMPTLY at 10 AM. Come a little early to get a good seat and meet and greet friends…new and old. As we film each lecture it’s important to be settled by 10! Thank you very much for your cooperation.