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.
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