Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2014 Winter Lesson Series @ 'His Way Farm' - Updated with Jan 18th schedule

Jan 18th Schedule 

8:30 Ashley Gruber

Molly Tubbs

Wendy Campbell

Christiana Gage

10:00 Brandi Podboy

Gabbie Van Scoy

Nicole Wisniewski

11:15 Lauren Mansky

Rebeka Butterfield

Jinny Pfeiffer

Cathy Whitehouse

Molly Tubbs

1:00 Gabbie Van Scoy

Lisa  Hennings

Michele Schwartz

Ellen Super

2:30 Allisen DaShiell

Bailey Hennings

Karen Chandell

Taylor Walton

Jan 4th Schedule

Ashley Gruber Intro
Molly Tubbs Intro

Brandi Podboy    Training
Gabbie Van Scoy Training

Lauren Mansky         Starter
Rebeka Butterfield     Starter
Kalynn Radzanowski Starter
Cathy Whitehouse     Starter
Molly Tubbs              Starter

Gabbie Van Scoy        Novice / Training
Lisa Hennings             Novice / Training
Michele Schwartz       Novice / Training
Nicole Wisniewski      Novice / Training

Allisen DaShiell          Starter / Beg Nov
Bailey Hennings         Starter / Beg Nov
Stacy Coe                 Starter / Beg Nov

Wendy Campbell        Beg Nov
Christiana Gage          Beg Nov
Karen Chandell          Beg Nov
Taylor Walton             Beg Nov

I'm happy to announce that the popular Winter Lesson Series will be returning to 'His Way Farm' on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from Jan through March.  I will be teaching all but one of the lessons as I will be out of town on Jan 18th.  Fortunately Kyle has agreed to fill in for me before he heads down to Aiken for the winter.  For those have not ridden with Kyle before; I think you will really enjoy his teaching style that many people of all ages and experience levels really enjoy.  For those who are not familiar with us and our  background you can check out a brief bio here.

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to ride at 'His Way Farm' yet; I would like to share some links with you that will show you the facility, a Google map and a clinic report from an earlier clinic with pics and video. As you can see from the pictures the arena is huge and the lounge very comfy.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get help with honing your skills over the winter months so you'll be ready to go when the competition season arrives.  Even if you don't have any competitive goals; it's still a great opportunity to get out of the house and spend some quality time with your horse and hang out with your horsey friends and perhaps even make some new ones.

This lesson series will have different subjects each lesson. Participants do not have to attend all the sessions but they will be progressive in nature. Since most of people don't have access to an arena of this size all the lessons (with the exception of March 15th) will be jumping with a fair amount of flat work as it pertains to jumping will be addressed during the warm up.  Riders will be grouped together based on the level of the rider and the horse.  The cost of the lessons is $35 each and $20 for the Dressage Lecture / Demo. Groups will be limited to 3 or 4 riders which will limits us to approximately 20 riders / day.

Spots will be assigned on a 'first come' basis and you must use the on-line registration form  All registrations must be received by the Wed before the lesson for scheduling purposes.  Late entries may be accepted if there is an appropriate spot available.

Make checks payable to Stone Gate LLC or pay on-line via PayPal

I'm looking forward to working with you and your horse.


Jan 4th: Gymnastics - there will be 3 different gymnastics set up with something for every rider and every horse no matter the level to help both rider and horse improve their jumping skills.

Jan 18th: Developing Instincts of both the horse and rider - aka survival skills:  this lesson will be similar to the first day at a Lucinda Green Clinic where a variety of unusual questions will be set up such as narrow faced fences, points, corners, interesting angles and distances where the rider will learn to ride the horse with the correct rhythm, energy, line and balance so the horse can figure out the answer to these questions.  These skills are necessary for riding cross country courses successfully and safely. Even those riders who will never ride a cross country course, these exercises will help to develop the partnership between the horse and rider.

Feb 1st: Course Work - riders will practice developing the 'quality' canter required to jump a course smoothly throughout. Both straight line bending lines practiced before putting it all together in courses.  The courses will vary depending on the level of the horse and the rider.

Feb 15th - Combination Lesson - this lesson will contain elements of the first three lessons with a bit of gymnastics, tricky fences and lines and course work

March 1st: Riders Choice - Participants can make requests for what they would like to do it this lesson

March 15th - Dressage Lessons - a limited amount of 45min semi private dressage lessons will be available before and / or after the Dressage Demystified Lecture / Demo.  Click here to register.

                From the Point of View of the: Judge, Rider, Trainer and Instructor

              Sat. March 15 ~ 1:00 – 3:00 ??

Do you want to review the New Eventing Tests?

Do you want to improve your dressage?

Do you want to know what the judge is looking for?

      Do you want to see the correct way to do movements?

      Do you want to see common mistakes and how to fix them?

      Do you want a better understanding of the Training scale?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions; this is the seminar for you!

   We hope to be able to address all the above questions and more. Jackie Smith will start off lecture with a   Power Point presentation to be followed by demonstrations in the arena with demo riders led by Sue Hines.  Jackie is licensed dressage and eventing judge, rider through the ** level in eventing and 3rd level in dressage and trainer of horses and riders at the above levels in Eventing.  In addition she is an USEA ICP Level 2 Certified Instructor. Sue has trained multiple horses up through the levels in Eventing which includes a 2nd place finish in an Advanced horse trials division at Rolex, trained horses through 3rd level has taught students of all levels.  Sue is an USEA ICP Level 3 Instructor.

Pre-registration is not required but it is encouraged so we can plan accordingly

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