Monday 23 February 2015

Oregon: Endurance 101 Clinic

Hosted by Karen Bumgarner

Saturday March 28 2015
1:00 - 6:00 PM
2 miles down Succor Creek Rd, south of Hwy 201, between Homedale, ID and Adrian, OR.

If riding is your passion, perhaps you'd like to try endurance riding!

We're having an unmounted/mounted clinic to introduce you to the sport of AERC Endurance Riding -- we will review how the competitions work, how to prepare the horse and rider and how to have not just success, but fun! There will be a mock vet check, metabolic checks of horses, how to handle trail emergencies, hands on look at equipment, a little bit about feeding and electrolyting, as well as plenty of time for questions and answers.

Then Butts in the Saddle entrants will saddle up and go for a ride, cross water, etc. All horses must be group safe. While the clinic is geared toward riders new to the sport, either contemplating trying it, or in their first season or two of competition, I'd be happy to include more advanced info if requested such as moving up in distances etc. We'll also address horse camping, trail etiquette and safety. I could use a couple veteran rider helpers too.

Cost: Two divisions with a "butt in the saddle" price ($85) and a "butt in the chair" no horse price ($40), we'll still get your hands on a horse for pulse and stuff though. March 28 for the clinic. Going to secure a vet or two for some speaking.

The plan is to keep it “green” and not kill too many trees with paper handouts, but will give you a CD full of information, including internet links, powerpoint presentations, and a ton of reading material that will keep you busy for weeks.

Please register by March 20, just request a registration form and I'll get it off to you. There will be a limited number of "Butts in saddle" spots, no limit for "Butts in Chairs". Thank you!!

If it doesn't fill by March 20 the event will be canceled and checks returned.

Bring a chair, your refreshments, dress for outdoors, and plan to have a good time and make new friends!

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