June meeting Topic: Proprioception, balance and stretching for riders!

Michelle Petrone has graciously agreed to speak to us again for our Wednesday meeting.  Her very interesting topic will be on proprioception, balance and stretching exercises for riders. Additionally, Ms. Petrone will be presenting a clinic for LRC at the Event Center at the end of this month on Saturday, June 24th. Wednesday’s meeting will be an excellent prelude for the clinic.

Michelle is an Equine Trainer and CHA Certified Riding Instructor at Ken Caryl Equestrian Center.  She is also a Certified Vet Tech and worked at Plum Creek Veterinary Services.  She has also been very involved in day-to-day management activities at Bear Creek Stables and has been a Day Camp Instructor.  She will be speaking on proprioception and balance along with stretching exercises for riders.  Wear comfortable clothes – if you’d like to jump in with both feet and stretch out!!

“Improve your balance when riding” – Join us, Weds. March 1st! Wear comfy clothes & give it a try!

Lamb or Lion? Well, ready or not – March arrives already this week and so does our next general meeting. Please join us on Wednesday, March 1st @ 6:30pm in the Green Mountain Conference Room, Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Our featured speaker will be Michelle Petrone. Michelle is an Equine Trainer and CHA Certified Riding Instructor at Ken Caryl Equestrian Center. She will be speaking on how to improve a rider’s balance and proprioception (2nds on desert for anyone who can say that three times-fast)!! Wear comfortable clothes – she will be sharing stretching exercises and also exercises to improve your balance when riding. Just in time to get in shape before hitting the trails this spring!!

Hellhat Night

Hellhat making Night

November 2, 2016
What is a “Hellhat” you ask. A hellhat is a combination of a riding helmet and a cowboy hat. Integrating those two for those who might not be willing to sacrifice the look of being a cowgirl for safety.

1 Cowboy hat suggest size 7-5/8 for about a med sized helmet, if your helmet is small go a bit smaller and do the opposite if your helmet is larger. This hat will be cut up.

1 Helmet

electrical tape and or duck tape either works


glue, one with good holding power- may not be used at all but good to have

For decorating:
Old belts, head bands, flowers, bandana’s, bling bling. Just about anything can be used. Get creative.
Bring your creativity and maybe extra decorations to trade or share.

NON-MEMBERS: For a small fee of $5.00 you may join us in November for the making of Hellhats,You MUST BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES.

If your not a club member, feel free to come to our October meeting. All club meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month. You can come learn about our club and enjoy some camaraderie with other horse lovers.

Joining the club cost $25.00 a year, you can join at anytime. Please note this late in the year dues would only be $12.50. Club dues will be do again in January for the entire 2017 year

June Speaker Topic: Horses, Helmets and Heads

Speaker Topic: Horses, Heads and Helmets


Presented by:
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.