Be sure and visit the “Clinic” page for full details on our upcoming clinic for August!
DATE: Sunday, August 28, 2016
LOCATION: Jeffco Fairgrounds Event Center
TIME: 10:00 AM- be in the arena and ready to go
This is what Warrick would like you to know about himself:
“I grew up outside of Melbourne, Australia, riding horses with my father, an accomplished horseman and rodeo cowboy. I started rodeoing at fifteen years old in Australia and New Zealand, and came to the U.S. in 1982 to further this dream. While in Steamboat Springs, CO, I attended a Monty Foreman clinic, which opened my eyes to a more effective way to communicate with horses, and since then, I have never looked back.
Over the past 17 years, I have worked with great horsemen, such as Jack Brainard, Buck Brannaman, Ray Hunt, Mike Major, Bryan Neubert, Dennis Reis, and Joe Wolter. Each person helped me develop a deeper understanding of horsemanship. I have taken this knowledge, transformed it, and put it into practice in order to get the most out of horses. My true understanding of horses has helped me start numerous colts and hold horsemanship clinics throughout the United States and Australia.
I welcome any opportunity to help others establish an effective relationship with their horse. People frequently come to me frustrated because their horse will not cooperate nor responds to their cues. By showing others a better and safer way to communicate with their horse, people leave my clinics with the power and knowledge to accomplish what they want.”
Speaker Topic: Horses, Heads and Helmets
Darcy LaFleur, RN, MSN
Parker Trauma/Injury Prevention Program
Parker Adventist Hospital
June 1, 2016, 6:30 PM
Jeffco Fairgrounds Green Mountain Conference Rm.
Come learn about traumatic brain injuries, horse-related injury statistics and how to avoid becoming one! Helmets will be available for a low cost donation. Donations are used to support injury prevention programs in the Parker Hospital Community.
As a follow-up to our April meeting’s speaker topic on equine first aid and first aid kit essentials that was presented by Caitlin Mendoza, Lakewood Riding Club will be hosting an equine first aid course on Sunday, May 22nd. Please see our Clinic page for more details.
Equine First Aid Training
“Quick and effective response can improve outcomes when horses are injured.”
Caitlin Mendoza will be speaking at our April 6th meeting, about the certification courses she offers in equine first aid. They cover pain detection and prevention, dealing with lacerations, hoof issues, digestive emergencies, first aid kits, etc.
Allison Mazurkiewicz will be our guest speaker Wednesday, March 2nd.
She will give us an introduction to the new horse sport – Working Equitation!
Allison Mazurkiewicz is a professional horsewoman, who owns and operates Tall Grass Horsemanship in Fort Collins. There she teaches dressage for both English and western, basic horsemanship and Working Equitation (WE). Allison has been on the back of a horse literally for 50 years. She has a varied background coming from 4-H, hunters, dressage, saddleseat, western, cattle sorting, trail riding and equine performance in public. She toured with a medieval troupe throughout the west doing mounted and unmounted live steel combat, skill at arms games and jousting.
Allison went to a working equitation play day several years ago and was hooked. She is continuing her WE education by attending clinics by other professionals, competing in WE and attending judges seminars. This year she will be pursuing her judges card, scribing at shows and continued training with high level professionals in the sport. Allison strongly believes in growing WE and giving all horses and riders a chance to learn that this is a FUN thing to do. Even if you do not want to compete you can still have a good time and progress. Horses love the obstacle course and it is a great way to cross train.
A little bit about “Working Equitation”
Working equitation originated in the Iberian Peninsula , France and Italy from their traditions from working the wild bulls and horses. Now that is has come to the USA we are adding our cattle working traditions to the mix. WE has 4 phases: the working dressage, Ease of Handling (precision obstacles, Speed and Cattle work. WE combines solid flat work training that you would use for a solid working horse combined with the discipline of working through gates, crossing bridges, backing and maneuvering through obstacles in the field. Allison wants folks to know that WE is FUN! Any skill level and breed of horse can enjoy WE. It can give you new ways to bond with your horse and learn something new. Come and hear what working equitation is about and have the ability to have your questions answered about the sport.