Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Horse Show/Exhibition

We have confirmed the date for our Spring Horse Show/Exhibition! May 16th we will host a show just for our own students at Briarquest Farm (our home farm).
Classes will be run the same as last time, youth in the morning and adults in the afternoon. There will be a lunch break with fun events, food and an opportunity for riders bringing their own horses to warm up in the ring. Each competitor will enter the ring individually and perform a rail class and a pattern of their choice for the judge. Score cards will be made up by the judge and available the week after the show for each rider to review with their coach.
This is a fun, low key event! The idea is to get the opportunity to practice the riding skills you have learned in lessons, in a show setting. For riders with green horses, the idea is to start to expose the horses to some different surroundings and get to know them better by testing them with a rail class and pattern.
Riders are expected to wear appropriate show attire, and ideally practice once or twice in lessons in their "show clothes".
Supporters, fans and observers are invited to this event as well. Anyone who would like to volunteer their time for the horse show please contact us. Prizes were a huge hit last show and we would love to offer them again for this show. Please let us know if you have something you would like to donate.
More details to come!