Even though the Icelandic horse community is still rather small in Australia, we've been lucky enough to have some amazing riding instructors over from overseas. At Megalong Icelandic horses we had the pleasure of having the experienced teacher Maaike Burggrafer from the Netherlands over in April 2016.
In November 2017 we've been lucky enough to have Dísa over to give a two-day clinic. Dísa is a well-known International Breeding Judge and a wonderful teacher. She believes it is extremely important that there is a good understanding between the students and teacher. The students should feel comfortable, both with the teacher and within the group, they should feel free to ask questions at any stage and discuss what they have learned and experienced.
We are very happy to announce that we will welcome Maaike Burggrafer again at Megalong Icelandics this year. Maaike will be here to give a two-day clinic on the weekend of 10-11th of November.
Maaike is a well-known trainer and rider in the Netherlands. Maaike is the only Dutch trainer with a certification from the Icelandic Association of Horse Trainers – Félag Tammingamanna (FT). She is also a qualified FEIF Level A Instructor. Maaike finds it important to adapt her teaching/coaching to the individual rider and her horse. She has a very understandable and clear way of teaching which always makes you feel that you have achieved something in a lesson.