Aug 04, 2020

Galloping & Conditioning Clinic at Oakhill Farm

Photo courtesy of Gerry Lindsay.

USEA ICP Level II certified instructor Gerry Lindsay and Dr. Liz Addison, DVM will be hosting a galloping and conditioning clinic at Oakhill Farm on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The aim of this clinic is to help riders master good cross-country riding skills and to allow horses to have a pipe-opener on excellent footing at a time of year when the ground is hard. This will be a perfect warm-up for the fall events!

Making use of the 1,600-meter galloping track at Oakhill Farm, learn the following:

  • How to balance yourself and your horse at speed
  • Techniques for controlling your horse and maintaining a rhythm
  • How to gauge your speed appropriate to your level of competition

and then:

  • Enjoy a timed gallop around the track appropriate to your level
  • Have your horse’s heart rate tested by Dr. Addison on completion of the gallop and then again after an appropriate recovery period

Riders will be placed in groups of six of a similar standard. Each session will last 1.5 hours and the first session will commence at 8:30 a.m.

Clinic fee: $70 (USEA ICP Instructors, USEA Adult Riders, and USPC members $65)

Don't miss the opportunity to have fun with your horse in a unique and beautiful environment!

GALLOPING & CONDITIONING CLINIC APPLICATION FORM

NAME: _____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:__________________________________________________________

E-MAIL:_________________________ CELL PHONE:___________________

HORSE:_______________________________________

EVENTING LEVEL:____________________________

USEA Waiver | Release of Liability

Please email application form plus copy of negative Coggins and signed USEA waiver and release of liability to Gerry Lindsay at [email protected] and make your payment to the [email protected] account on Paypal; or mail application form and other paperwork to 8045 Scottsville Road, Scottsville, VA 24590 with check made payable to Cedar Crest Farm. Entries close Tuesday, September 15 and times will be e-mailed on Thursday, September 17 as well as published on the Cedar Crest Farm Facebook page. Refunds less $10 office fee will be made in the event of horse or rider ailment after the closing date, provided the slot can be filled. If the clinic has to be postponed or abandoned due to adverse weather conditions, a new date will be selected and refunds less $10 office fee made to participants who cannot attend. The clinic is likely to fill quickly and applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (434) 960-6067 with queries.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

  • Please send copy of Coggins and signed USEA and facility waivers by e-mail or mail before the clinic to keep exchange of paperwork to a minimum.
  • Riders are requested to come alone if possible, but may bring no more than two non-riding guests who should be prepared for long walk to the gallop field and back!
  • Ride times will be confirmed by email. Please aim to arrive no more than 30 minutes before your ascribed ride time and to leave no later than 30 minutes after your ride.
  • Social distancing must be a priority at all times so please keep a minimum of six feet apart.
  • Masks are suggested for auditors.
  • Please bring your own water for human and equine consumption.
  • There will be no bathrooms available and we would ask that you stay away from the barns and house.

All riders to wear ASTM/SEI standard headgear, correctly fastened. Protective vests can be worn at the rider’s discretion.

We are grateful to Liz Addison and Cathy Cochran for the opportunity to ride on their beautiful property. Please leave your dogs at home on this occasion.

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