Friday, March 2, 2012

Session Four: Feb 27th - April 28th

Hello Raynham Riders!  Just a reminder that session four began on Monday so if you have not yet submitted your lesson fees, please do so as soon as possible.  

If you took session three off, we'd love to see you back in the saddle! Email Nikki to book classes.

Just a note on lesson packages, please remember that you are only entitled to the package rate if you pay for the full 8 or 16 lessons AND payment is received by the second class in the session.  You cannot deduct a lesson from the package if you know you are going to be away.  If you know in advance that you are going to miss a regular class during the session, just email Nikki.  There are many options for make-up classes.  If you do not wish to do a make-up lesson, then you must pay the per-lesson rate for your classes that session.  

See you in the barn!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Boot Camp!

There are only 2 spaces left for our terrific boot camp program! Sign up now to avoid disappointment. 

Spring Boot-Camp
Monday – Friday, March 12th – 16th

Winter will be over before we know it so it’s time to plan ahead for the 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.   Unmounted training sessions will be after lunch daily, 1 hr in length. The camp will conclude with a mini-competition on Friday at 2:00pm, parents/friends are welcome to come watch and cheer!
·          Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm  
·          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: $425 + HST = $480.25 

Unmounted 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 areas 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.