Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Boot-Camp!

* Edit - This is a one week clinic, not camp and is appropriate for show level riders.  March Break Camp is also available.  

Monday - Friday, March 14th - 19th

Winter is almost over so it’s time to kick it into high gear for spring! This program will be hugely beneficial for those competing this season or in the future but would also be appropriate for anyone who is very committed to their riding.  The dressage lessons will be ½ hour semi-private lessons to maximize individual focus (+ 15 min. warm-up & cool down after).  Jumping lessons will be group classes and will be 1hr.   Mental training sessions will be after lunch daily, 1 hr in length.  We’ll head out on a field trip to Richvale on Thursday for their Annual Big Bag Sale.  The camp will conclude with a mini-competition on Friday at 2:00pm, parents are welcome to come watch and cheer!


·             Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Thursday - 5:00pm, Field Trip)
·             Age: 10+
·             Rider Level: Minimum requirement is able to ride an Entry level dressage test and canter a 2’4” course.  If you are unsure if you meet the requirement, please ask your instructor.
·             Max. Participants: 12 – We can only accommodate 12 riders for this program so spaces are LIMITED.  Register now!
·             Cost: $331.86 + HST = $375.00 (Lunch available for $25/week incl. HST)

Mental Training
Lunge Lesson w/ Video Analysis of Position
Dressage Lesson – Focus on Basics
Goal Setting: immediate, short & long term goals
Dressage Lesson – Work on Test Movements
Jumping Lesson – Grid work w/ Video Analysis
Create training plan for next 6 months
Dressage Lesson – Dressage test run-through (written comments)
Jumping Lesson – Connecting Fences
How to optimize your dressage score
Dressage Lesson – Individualized focus on points that need improvement
Jumping Lesson – Riding a Course
How to analyze and walk a show jumping course
Dressage & Jumping: Run-through for mini-show – focus on how to warm-up effectively
- Mini-competition with combined dressage & stadium course
Focus on show prep including braiding, grooming and tack-cleaning.

­At the end of the session, riders will receive a written analysis and take-home training plan.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

March Break Camp: March 14 - 19th

We are offering a March Break Camp again this year!  Our theme will be March Madness and we will be putting on a horseback production of Alice in Wonderland.  We will ride twice and day stay toasty warm between riding activities in the heated camp trailer.  March Break Camp is a terrific opportunity to get in a ton of extra rides while we are closed for regular classes.  It's also a great way to get back in the saddle for those that took the winter off.  Plus who wouldn't want to hang out with your favourite camp staff, Nikki & Dawn, all week!  The cost for the session is $300 + HST = $339.00

Due to popular demand we will also offer a hot lunch program again during the week with the favourite hot meals from Summer Camp - Grilled Cheese & Soup, Swedish Meatballs & Rice, Macaroni & Cheese and Make Your Own Tacos.  The cost will be $20.00 + HST for the four days.  Plus we'll have a Pizza lunch Friday for all the campers!

You can register online at http://www.raynhamstables.com/Camper%20Registration.htm.  Hope to see you all there!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Embroidered Items are In!

If you ordered a jacket or rugby shirt in the last Raynham Gear order, your items have arrived!  The silk screened items will hopefully be ready by the end of next week.  Items will be ready for pick-up at the house.

If you missed out on the last two orders, we will be placing another order the first week of April! The new logo looks great and we are very pleased with the quality of the garments.  We do have some samples if you'd like to see what it available.  All the details, sizes and prices are available here on the blog, http://raynhamstables.blogspot.com/2010/12/raynham-gear.html

Monday, February 7, 2011

Training Session This Friday!

Friday, February 11th will be a Stadium Jumping training session.  We will be doing two course walks, one at 5:45pm and a second at 6:45pm for those that cannot arrive until later.  During the course walk we will be discussing what to look for when walking the course and how to warm up effectively.  We are going to have the new flags out and lots of fill so it's going to be a great night!  See you Friday!