Clinic with Allison Brock

Southview Farm is pleased to welcome 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Allison Brock, August 12-13, 2017!

Born in Hawaii, Allison (“Ali”) Brock started her riding career at age 7 and took part in both English and Western riding. Growing up, she was an active member of her local Pony Club and began taking dressage lessons at age 10. She worked hard throughout her youth to fund her riding habit and developed a strong work ethic as a result. In 1997, Ali left Hawaii at 17-years-old to pursue a career in dressage in the continental United States. She eventually became a working student for Sue Blinks in Wellington, Florida. At the time, Sue was aspiring to be on the 2002 U.S. World Equestrian Games team. Ali got the opportunity to groom for Sue on her journey to WEG, which included training in Germany. In addition, during Ali’s time with Sue she developed her first FEI horse from start to finish, along with improving her own training and horsemanship. This foundation helped prepare Ali for her future endeavors.

Ali branched out in mid-2003 to start a freelance training business in Wellington, as well as continuing to work for Sue part-time. In fall of 2004, Sue moved to the West Coast, and Ali took a job as head trainer for Fritz and Claudine Kundrun, two passionate dressage enthusiasts. Ali found Sue again in 2006 when she trained and competed under her for seven months in Southern California. In 2008, Ali spent a year training with Jan Brink in Sweden, and she trained with Kyra Kyrklund and Richard White for over a year in the UK beginning in 2011. During this time, Ali competed her upcoming Olympic partner, Rosevelt, in England at Intermediaire II before returning to Wellington in 2012 to compete on American soil. Ali and Rosevelt ended their Intermediaire II career on 75 percent and moved up to Grand Prix level in spring of 2013. The pair went on to win the 2014 Dressage at Lexington Grand Prix $1,000 Challenge with 77 percent. That fall, Ali and Rosevelt won the CDI Grand Prix at Dressage at Devon. Since then, Ali has won the 2015 U.S. Nations Cup Team Gold and has had multiple wins at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, most recently in April 2016. Ali currently trains under Michael Barisone, and recently returned from the 2016 Olympics in Rio as a member of our Bronze medal winning US Olympic Dressage Team!

Auditing is available for $25 those arriving before or during lunch (lunch is provided) and $10 for all auditors arriving after lunch. No discounts for early departures. Please bring your own chair. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated so appropriate food can be planned.

Make or change your auditing reservations below, or contact Sandy with any questions at 810-397-0387 or ftull01@comcast.net