by Jec Ballou
April Adult Camp For Riders And Horses
April 28 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 2:30 pm
Enjoy riding and learning in a supportive, fun group of fellow equestrians. Multiple sessions each day!
April 28, Saturday
9am: Rider strength and cardio workout (no horse) meet near clubhouse, session led by Kim Lowe
10:30am: Jec’s Top Five Groundwork Fitness Exercises for Horses meet near dressage arena with horse in bridle or halter
11:30am: Jec’s Favorite Exercises for a New Season meet in dressage arena, ready to ride
12:30 pm: Pot-Luck Lunch near clubhouse. Please bring something to share
1:30pm: Demo: “How to Set up and Use a High Tie When Horse Camping”
2:30pm: Horse Soccer game in dressage arena or trail ride in Henry Cowell State Park
April 29, Sunday
9:00am: Rider Tune-up, Rooting Out Bad Habits meet in dressage arena, ready to ride
10:30am: Introducing lateral movements for flexibility (shoulder-in, haunches-in) meet in dressage arena, ready to ride
12pm: Potluck lunch
1pm: Dressage-meets-trail course to test your skills meet near large arena to try your hand at combining the skills we’ve covered over the weekend on a test pattern
location & fees:
Santa Cruz County Horseman’s Assoc.
showgrounds (1145 Graham Hill Rd., Santa Cruz)
Fee $375 includes Saturday night horse and rider camping. Advance Registration is Required.