Spring semester is underway! Though it definitely doesn’t feel like spring with these 2 degree days. I had some last minute drop-outs, so openings in some of the groups are available. Keep in mind, if you are riding at the same level as a group, you can jump in and out as you like without being in the full package. You don’t get the package discount, just the group rate. Please contact me for details! Regular private and semi-private lessons continue as usual.
Lots of clinics coming up! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register. Please register a few days in advance. I minimum of 3 people are required for the clinic to be a go.
Sat., Jan. 29- 10am-12pm- Grooming and Showmanship Clinic: A focus on the basics of grooming and showmanship. Emphasis on presentation of the horse and rider. Basic patterns. $35
Sat., February 5- 11am-12pm- Wraps and their Uses: Learn how to use different forms of leg protection and apply them correctly and safely. Only $7, 4-H members free with proof of membership (leader signature accepted “proof”)
Sat., February 19- 2-4pm- Grooming and Showmanship Clinic II: For those that already have the basics of showmanship down. Lots of ring time with a strong emphasis on schooling the horse in the different parts of the pattern. (In other words topics like, how do you teach your horse to trot next to you? Stick the turns?) Practice several variations of patterns. $35
[February 24-27 PA Horse Expo in Harrisburg…recommend you check it out if you get the chance! Info at http://www.horseworldexpo.com]
Sat., March 12- Intro to Dressage Clinic: Learn the basics of the tests and what dressage is. No need to ride in an English Saddle. Discussion followed by lessons. Possibility of riding one of the new 2011 dressage tests. Length of lessons and size of groups dependent on number of participants. $50 (horse rental/trailering in fee included)
Mon., May 2- Early Summer Session of Group Lessons begins
Sun., September 11- St. Jude’s Trail Ride! Stay tuned for more info as we get closer the event. It’ll be even bigger than last year!
Also in the planning process are dressage clinics and western horsemanship clinics with outside instructors!