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

One Day – Two Clinics!

 Join Us at Jeffco Event Center for
 Two Clinics, Sun., Aug. 16, 2015

  •  Joe Johnson from Freedom Carriages will be presenting an “Introduction to Driving Your Horse” clinic this Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Joe will have several harness styles on hand and will not only explain their pros and cons, he will demonstrate how to take this harness pile of “straps” and make sense of applying it to a horse. Additionally, there will be some different vehicles that he will use to show what to look for in a carriage and how they function for different types of driving interests. Finally, you will get to see and experience how a vehicle is “put to” a horse, as he demonstrates actual harnessing and driving. You will have a chance to experience a ride in a vehicle and receive some basic driving instruction.

  • Amanda Speaker of Phantom Dragon Ranch will be presenting an “Introduction to Sidesaddle Riding” clinic, also this Sunday, from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Add another dimension to your horsemanship by learning to ride sidesaddle. Bring your horse for the afternoon and learn how to train your horse to accept a sidesaddle rider in a safe and secure environment. Acquire balance and posture skills necessary for a safe seat riding sidesaddle that will also improve you’re astride riding seat. We will cover saddle styles & fit. As an added bonus we will cover historic and modern aside riding clothes (habits), footwear, undergarments, hairstyles and etiquette of the historic and modern aside rider.

Plan on bringing a sack lunch to eat between clinics.

Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Event Center Arena The Event Center features a 100’ x 205’ heated indoor arena and seating for 400. It also includes restrooms, soda machines, and several picnic tables inside.

Directions: Take 6th Avenue to Indiana Street and go south. Turn right (west) at the second stoplight, onto the 6th Avenue Frontage Road, drive PAST the fairground entrance and take a left at the next street, McIntyre Street. Easiest access to the Event Center indoor area is to enter via the Event Center entrance from McIntyre Street. You will immediately enter the gravel parking lot specifically for the event center building and rodeo arena.

Take a clinic and one of those clinic photos could be you!

Self Defense for Trail Riders Clinic

Event Center Clinic

Sunday, May 17th is the date for the “Self Defense for Trail Riders Clinic.”  It will be held at the Event Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
The clinic will start at 10am.

Our clinician is Mary Miklos.  She will be teaching us how to protect and defend ourselves while trail riding.  You will learn self defense and how to use your horse to keep the bad guys away from you.

We will go from 10am to about 12pm and then stop for lunch (please bring a lunch with you).  After the defense clinic, Mary will be available to help you if you are having training or riding problems with your horse.  We will go until about 3pm or until everyone is comfortable with the lesson.

See you all Sunday.  It will be fun!