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.