Obstacle Clinic Invite

If anyone is interested in a Fun Day with Obstacles, member Sharron Pizzuto is hosting a full day at the outdoor Indiana Equestrian Center October 13, 2018.  This is a great chance to expose you horse to new things in a new, but controlled environment.
Fee is $50 for the event.
If you e-mail her, (marnixchance @ tdsmail.com), she will send out flyer and registration, or drop a check in the mail.
14891 W 76th Drive, Arvada, CO 80007.

One Day – 2 Clinics, Saturday, August 25th!

Moring session:  Safety and Self Defense for Trail Riders Clinic

10:00 AM – Noon

What you need to know when this Ranger is not riding with you.

Our clinician, Mary Miklos (member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office), will present this practical, ever popular clinic.  Learn how to stay safe on the trail, and how to protect and defend yourself while trail riding.  You will learn defensive maneuvers and how to use your horse to keep the bad guys away from you.



Afternoon session:  Jumping 102 for Trail Riders Clinic,
(aka: To Jump or Not to Jump)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

A follow-up to our previous Jumping 101 Clinic held last year, this clinic builds on basic secure, jumping techniques, and will focus on providing you with training lessons and tips for you to become the leader and decision maker when negotiating obstacles you encounter.  Learn how to teach your horse to jump or walk an obstacle on your command.

There will be an hour lunch break 12-1 PM, so plan on bringing lunch and a drink.

Auditors welcome!

Location: Event Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

June events to Kick off Summer

June membership meeting will be Wednesday, June 6th.  Reminder out meeting start time is 6:30 PM.

June 10th is our annually held de-spook clinic at the Events Center area at Jeffco Fairgrounds.

We are having two “Meet-Up” rides this month.  As planned these rides will be happening the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of each month.

For June the 2nd Thursday ride will be at north Table Mountain Park in Golden.  This park has good trailer parking and the trail offers great views of both the mountains and the front range of Denver and its suburbs.  The trail offers prairie to explore on top of the mesa, with a variety of birds and wildflowers.

June 25th the 4th Monday ride will be at Stauton State Park just west of Conifer.


Jumping 101 Clinic – August 27th

(Only a few participant spots left –
RSVP now and add jumping to your horse-partnership skill set.)

Learn how to properly jump your horse over small obstacles.

It is not a question of do you or don’t you want to jump your horse. . . but rather what will you do when your horse decides He’s going to jump, with or without you!

This clinic is for any and all riders to learn how to properly control their bodies and their horse to properly execute a jump over an encountered obstacle – it is not “boots and breeches” riding for a hunter class at the local horse show.  Come and learn the basic skills of jumping.  You will gain an understanding of the mechanics of how horses jump and acquire correct technique for safely negotiating that moment when your horse goes for those creek broad jumps, log high jumps, and of course the dreaded garden hose rocket launch.

This is an all day clinic that will begin promptly at 9:30 AM and finish about 3:30 PM.  There will be an hour lunch break 12-1 PM, so plan on bringing lunch and a drink.

Participant space for this clinic will be limited, so be sure and reserve your space via an RSVP to: boxg.miller @ yahoo.com (without spaces)

Fees:     $25/member participant
              $45/non-members participant (includes single Club membership for balance of year)
               Auditors welcome at $10/member and $15/non-member
Click here to view CLINIC FLYER and learn more about our clinician.

Rider Balance < = > Horse Balance

“Rider Balance < = > Horse Balance” is presented by Petrone Equine.  Whether you ride a little or a lot – this clinic will improve your riding.

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – – Event Center Indoor Arena at Jeffco Fairgrounds

Our clinician Michelle Petrone, is an Equine Trainer and CHA Certified Riding Instructor at Ken Caryl Equestrian Center.  She will be incorporating proprioception and balance concepts with under saddle work for riders to maintain balance and centeredness for improved harmony and control.

Focus areas will be:

  • Posting the trot – comfort for you and your horse
  • Two-point seat – long distance trotting and jumping.

Be ready to ride at 10 AM
Bring a sack lunch for Lunch Break from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

In order for participants to get the most out of this clinic, participation will be limited so reserve a slot for you and your horse now, $25/members and $40/non-members.  Auditors are welcome for $15 for the day.

Email your name to reserve a spot for this clinic to:  info@lakewoodridingclub.com