We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a 4-day Drill Team Clinic! This 4-day clinic is open to both adult and youth riders who would like to challenge themselves and learn a new set of skills. All riders must be comfortable at Walk/Trot/Canter and have good steering control.
Riders can look forward to learning:
How to safely ride close others
A variety of drill patterns
How to ride a drill pattern
How to ride and work in a team setting
How to time and pick the right music
On Friday at 1:00 PM riders will perform a routine for family and friends, followed by hot cocoa and cookies.
How to dress for winter riding
While our activity rooms are heated our barn and riding arena are not so it is important to dress appropriately to get the most enjoyment out of your week of winter camp.
Keep your head warm! An ear wrap or an unembellished snug fitting knit cap may be worn under the rider's helmet for extra warmth. Alternatively, a winter helmet cover may also be used, these covers fit over the rider's helmet and cover ears and parts of the face and neck.
Layers! Riding is an active sport and your body temperature will change during your lesson. Dress in easily removed layers so you can stay comfortable throughout your lesson. Build from the base layer up. Your base layer should consist of a wicking type fabric to help keep you dry. Layer the rest of your tops based on how you handle cold. Zip-off layers are preferable as they can be removed without the need to take off your helmet. Consider a layer that will also cover the neck. Riders will not be allowed to ride with scarves as they can easily become a choking hazard. Don't forget your legs, fleece-lined pants or a pair of smooth long johns will go along way in helping to keep you warm and comfortable.
Hands and Feet! Gloves can be worn while riding and grooming your horse, look for a pair that provides warmth and dexterity. Leather gloves, while not needed, will provide a better grip on the reins. Be sure to wear warm socks that will keep your feet dry also. Toe warmers and hand warmers are also great to have.