José García Mena teaches a horse-riding clinic at UCJC

The Camilo José Cela University Centre for Equestrian Studies (CEE) has commenced its activity with a training session in horsemanship given by José García Mena, a professional dressage rider who represented Spain in two World Equestrian Games and in two European Dressage Championships.

The new covered arena at UCJC Sports Club hosted the clinic, which took place last December with the collaboration from Jorge Conde, the coordinator from Equitare, and featured twelve riders and thirty students.

The training session offered two days of individual work on the track for each of the pairs – instructed by the Equisence Motion team – and a class day, with comments and videos of Saturday’s work, the clinic was completed with a welcome from Juan Heredia, director of the CEE, and a presentation of the “Dressage and much more” programme by the veterinarians Clara Ferreiro, Alicia Pradillo and the trainer Anne Elise Thiolat.

This clinic was the first course to be held by the recently created Centre for Equestrian Studies at Camilo José Cela University, whose short-term objective is to teach the Higher Technical Course in Horse Riding and, later, a university degree related to this sector.

The next CEE training activity is scheduled for the last weekend of January, and will include the participation of Agustín Hernández Morillo, four times Champion of Spain and European Champion in TREC.