Valenca Riding Clinic

  “The secret in riding is to do only a few things but to do them right.” ~ Nuno Oliveira


Be one of 24 riders to have the opportunity of a lifetime when PORTUGAL comes to CLEVELAND, OHIO for two days of exclusive clinics with Sofia Valenca and Goncalo Linhas.


WHO: Working equitation. Jumpers. Dressage. Hunters.

WHAT: No matter your discipline or riding level, you and your horse will benefit from the Valenca Method. You receive a private lesson focusing on YOUR goals. You leave with a plan for you and your horse.

WHEN: July 9 or July 10  (12 riders per clinic. July 10 will not run if 12 riders do not sign up. First-come, first-served by date on reservation). RSVP BY MAY 26, 2020.

WHERE: Red Hawk Farm, 10790 Pekin Rd., Newbury, OH 44065

*COST: $225 per person (includes private lesson, lunch, auditing other lessons)
Stall: $50
Trailer-in: $25
Audit only: $75
Overnight stall: Please contact Event Concierge

DETAILS: Clinics start promptly at 8 a.m.

Ride times are assigned upon receipt of payment.

No refunds, although you may transfer your reservation to someone else if you are unable to attend*

Stalls will be stripped for you. Please bring your own bedding, feed and hay.

Contact Event Concierge if you need overnight accommodations for you and/or your horse

(Lynne Pollack, Event Concierge, 440-759-1969 or

Negative coggins required for all horses entering the grounds.

Please keep your canine companions at home.

PAYMENTS: Venmo (@Laura-Hammel-2), Paypal (call in your card number to 216-224-5383), and checks accepted. Please make sure to scan and email the form when you make payment. Make checks to LUCK. Send to LUCK, P.O. Box 770763, Lakewood, OH 44107. LUCK is a 501c(3) organization. Some or all of your donation may be tax deductible. RSVP BY MAY 26, 2020

HOW IT WORKS: Before you begin, Sofia or Goncalo will discuss your goals. You will receive a personalized training plan for you and your horse, including exercises tailored to reach your riding goals. Your lesson will yield results and the knowledge to continue working with your horse using the Valenca Method.


All riders, from learning at the walk to grand prix jumpers and haute ecole, can participate.

Show jumpers, hunters and eventers are encouraged to attend. The method develops the mind and body of the horse and knowledge and tact of rider for a harmonious and rewarding journey together.

The method helps horses with behavior problems by helping riders and horses develop clear communications and right relationships.

The clinic is different from a group clinic because it uses an established method that is proven to work. It is clear and simple for both human and horse to understand. It is geared toward the individual and two trainers teaching simultaneously means a ton of learning will occur!