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September Events

I hope everyone who participated in the clinic on September 18th found it of help for the show on Sunday, September 28th. On page two you can review the information presented by Sarah Mark. (This is the same information that was mailed to clinic attendees)

As far as the show goes, what a great time we all had ... I really enjoyed seeing the enthusiastic participation of all the riders from beginner to more advanced. Challenges were presented and success was evident. Congratulations to everyone who participated and special congratulations to everyone who went home with a ribbon.

For a list of September show's results, click here.

The owners of Tack Town in Baldwin are helping to sponsor our In House Schooling Series this year and have agreed to provide the winner of each division with a gift certificate for $150.00. The points will be awarded as listed below.

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How Points are Awarded

Please note the following rules regarding the accumulation of points:

Points can be transferred from division to division in the following circumstances only:

  1. Points gained in Short Stirrup can be taken to any other division.
  2. Points gained in Novice can be taken to Hack or Junior.
  3. Points in Hack can be take to Novice or Junior.
  4. Points in Junior cannot be transferred.

A good rider can hear
her horse speak,
but a great rider can hear
her horse whisper.

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Information from Sarah Mark's Clinic

Sarah started out by telling us how to ride in the different classes and what the judge might be looking at when we rode. Here are some reminders for you before the show on the twenty-eighth.

A correct position on a horse is not just about appearance. As riding is a classical discipline, we know that the masters developed techniques based upon what is a most effective way for the rider and horse to communicate. This explains why Sarah stressed these points regarding equitation.

In a pleasure class, anyone observing your horse (like the judge) will feel that they would like to ride your horse because you and your horse look like such a good, comfortable and relaxed pair having some fun. A horse pulling on the reins doesn’t look like a pleasure; a horse with a hollow back and high head doesn’t look like a pleasure. Your horse, of course, won’t be like that, yours will have a smooth and easy gait while you ride your horse with a long rein (while keeping contact). Your horse will have a low head. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? J

In equitation over fences, the rider’s skills are highlighted. You might be asked to jump a fence from a trot or halt in a straight line after the fence. (Yup, you have to do it while on your horse.) It is your ability to control your horse that is being watched by the judge. Other ways the judge might want to see you control your horse is by jumping on a broken line or on a roll back. (A rollback is a sharper turn to face a second fence.) All the time, you will look smooth, confident, and most importantly correct. No problem, right?

In the class hack over fences the horse’s way of going is judged on the flat and over a single fence. Establish your pace in the corner to help you and your horse approach the fence at a consistent rhythm. After the fence you will make a smooth transition to halt on a straight line keeping your eyes up and forward.

Even if you aren’t competing in the show on Sunday, come and take a look. Try and spot what the judge might want. Have any questions? Ask! Most importantly, at the show…

HAVE FUN!

80% of winning is being there!

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Results of the Show on September 28, 2003

Division Class Rider Horse Place Points
Short Stirrup Walk/Trot      Megan Allison Omby Coke Classic 1st 10
Sam Enright Petite Bijou 2nd 7
Nick Clulow Legacy's Paradox 3rd 5
Taylor Cameron Danaman 4th 3
Nicole Henriques Pete 5th 2
Cassandra Eves Jake 6th 1
Walk/TrotEquitation     Nicole Henriques Pete 1st 10
Nick Clulow Legacy's Paradox 2nd 7
Megan Allison Heather 3rd 5
Taylor Cameron Danaman 4th 3
Cassandra Eves Jake 5th 2
Madison Bosman Omby Coke Classic 6th 1
Walk/Trot/Canter      Megan Allison Omby Coke Classic 1st 10
Cassandra Eves Honourable Gesture 2nd 7
Megan Perrier Wapiti 3rd 5
Nicole Henriques Jake 4th 3
Kenzie Johnston Apple Jack 5th 2
Tara Taglioni Heather 6th 1
Hunter Hack(cross rail)   Megan Perrier Wapiti 1st 5
Nicole Henriques Jake 2nd 3
Cassandra Eves Honourable Gesture 3rd 2
Tara Taglioni Heather 4th 1
Novice                Equitation    Ainsley Miller Heather 1st 5
Leanne Allicock Legacy's Paradox 2nd 3
Amanda Maitland Omby Coke Classic 3rd 2
Geoffrey Bishop Jake 4th 1
Pleasure    Amanda Maitland Omby Coke Classic 1st 5
Ainsley Miller Heather 2nd 3
Leanne Allicock Legacy's Paradox 3rd 2
Geoffrey Bishop Jake 4th 1
Hunter Hack    Amanda Maitland Omby Coke Classic 1st 5
Ainsley Miller Heather 2nd 3
Leanne Allicock Legacy's Paradox 3rd 2
Geoffrey Bishop Jake 4th 1
Over Fences    Geoffrey Bishop Jake 1st 5
Amanda Maitland Omby Coke Classic 2nd 3
Ainsley Miller Heather 3rd 2
Leanne Allicock Legacy's Paradox 4th 1
Junior           Equitation   Stephanie Wagg Wapiti 1st 4
Samantha Pedersen Will He Behave 2nd 2
Kylie Frame Pete 3rd 1
Over Fences(2'3") Stephanie Wagg Wapiti 1st 3
Kylie Frame Pete 2nd 1
Over Fences(2'3")  Kylie Frame Pete 1st 4
Stephanie Wagg Wapiti 2nd 2
Samantha Pedersen Will He Behave 3rd 1
Equitation OverFences  Samantha Pedersen Will He Behave 1st 4
Stephanie Wagg Wapiti 2nd 2
Kylie Frame Pete 3rd 1
Hack                         Equitation      Erin Follett Limited Edition 1st 10
Maggie Gooding Apple Jack 2nd 7
Erica Clayton Petite Bijou 3rd 5
Elyse Marchand Omby Coke Classic 4th 3
Bridgette Hodgson Honourable Gesture 5th 2
Megan Nesland Heather 6th 1
Pleasure      Erin Follett Limited Edition 1st 10
Maggie Gooding Apple Jack 2nd 7
Rebecca Schweinberger Wapiti 3rd 5
Elyse Marchand Omby Coke Classic 4th 3
Erica Clayton Petite Bijou 5th 2
Bridgette Hodgson Honourable Gesture 6th 1
Hunter UnderSaddle     Megan Nesland Heather 1st 10
Erin Follett Limited Edition 2nd 7
Maggie Gooding Apple Jack 3rd 5
Elyse Marchand Omby Coke Classic 4th 3
Thea Bourne Legacy's Paradox 5th 2
Rebecca Schweinberger Wapiti 6th 1
Hunter Hack
(1 fence 2'3")    
Erin Follett Limited Edition 1st 10
Maggie Gooding Apple Jack 2nd 7
Bridgette Hodgson Honourable Gesture 3rd 5
Megan Nesland Heather 4th 3
Thea Bourne Legacy's Paradox 5th 2
Erica Clayton Petite Bijou 6th 1

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Worried about Cold Weather Riding?

Worry no more! It is possible to keep warm in the winter if you are suitably dressed. Just check out Dressing for Winter. Note to parents: You may find some ideas for useful Christmas presents here too.

Tack Town have some great winter riding pants. They are zippered down the outer leg from waist to ankle, have a fleece lining with a nylon outer shell and, best of all, a full leather seat! They come in sizes XS (approx. 24-26 inch waist) to XL (approx. 34-36 inch waist). They also have plenty of winter boots, gloves and horse blankets in stock.

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The Longest Mane

The longest ever
recorded mane was
measured at 5.5m long,
that's 18 ft.

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