The ultimate goal of Centered Riding® is not to be a discipline unto itself. It must go forward in its purest and least complicated form so it may be integrated into all disciplines of riding." -Sally Swift
We are thrilled to announce that Peggy Brown will be at the Riding Centre for a two-day Open Centered Riding clinic, Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2016, with a special demonstration on the evening of Friday, August 12!
Peggy is an Advanced Level IV Centered Riding and Centered Driving Clinician from Toledo, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and has trained horses and riders for more than 30 years at her stable, Walnut Hill Farm. Peggy’s strong belief in good foundation training and application of physical education techniques to riding and driving has helped her students succeed at both local and national championship levels.
The clinic will consist of a discussion of Centered Riding principles and exercises in the morning, followed by groups of riders applying these principles in riding lessons in the afternoon.
The cost for the clinic is as follows:
Clinic (demonstration, lecture, exercises, and rides on both days): $175
Clinic one day only: $100
School horses are available: $15/day
Please contact Adriene Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. To register, send a check made payable to Adriene Kramer, PO Box 442, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 by August 6, 2016. Refunds after August 6, 2016 will only be given if the spot can be filled by the waiting list.
Hope to see you in August!
Oreo has a serious injury, and we need your help.
On June 21, 2016, Oreo, one of our beloved school horses, sustained a very serious injury in our pasture, and his medical bills over the next several months are estimated to be $5,000.
He cut his right hind leg on a tensil wire fence, exposing bone and ligaments, and the wound was unable to be closed up. He is able to bear weight on his leg, but he is on pain killers and antibiotics. Since the wound is open, he requires stall rest and frequent veterinary care for the injury and associated ailments, which have so far included colic and dehydration.
The Riding Centre operates from board fees, subsidized lessons, and donations. The cost of nursing Oreo back to health will be an enormous financial burden. As a nonprofit, we already operate on the margins, and these medical costs could severely impact our program.
We are reaching out through gofundme to those of you who know the benefit of being around horses and the bonds that develop. Oreo isn't just a pet; he and our other school horses are carefully chosen for their temperment and reliability. These amazing horses lift the self-esteem and mental and physical capabilities of our riders, whatever their abilities, every day.
On behalf of all of us at the Riding Centre, thank you for taking the time to consider donating to Oreo's Medical Fund. We would greatly appreciate any amount you can give, and be assured that it will be put to good use for Oreo. (In the unfortunate event that Oreo succumbs to his injury, donations will be used for the care of our other 10 school horses.)
Go to https://www.gofundme.com/helpingoreo to donate and help spread the word.
Join us Saturday, July 23, 2016 at The Riding Centre in Yellow Springs, Ohio for a jumping clinic fundraiser with Jim Nealon. This clinic will include a combination of stadium and cross-country fences with a focus on riding over different terrain. All levels welcome. Group lessons: $45.00 per rider. All proceeds go to support the programs at The Riding Centre. Please contact Jim Nealon at email@example.com by July 20, 2016 if you would like to participate.
You can securely and conveniently pay for the clinic online here:
Mark Your Calendars! Another Jumping Clinic Fundraiser at The Riding Centre
Join us Saturday, July 23, 2016 at The Riding Centre in Yellow Springs, Ohio for a jumping clinic fundraiser with Jim Nealon. We had such a good time in April that we've decided to do it again. All levels welcome. Group lessons: $45.00 per rider. All proceeds go to support the programs at The Riding Centre. Contact Jim Nealon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Jumping Clinic Fundraiser for The Riding Centre
Join us Saturday, April 23, 2016 at The Riding Centre in Yellow Springs for a jumping clinic fundraiser with Jim Nealon. All levels welcome. Group lessons: $45.00 per rider. All proceeds go to support the programs at The Riding Centre. Contact Jim Nealon at email@example.com for more information.
You can securely and conveniently pay for the clinic online here.
The 2016 Riding Centre calendar is here! Have you always admired the glorious calendars and wished you had one for yourself? Do you have an amazing horsey shot that you would like featured in the calendar? Here is your chance!
All proceeds benefit the Riding Centre.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for a horse obsessed friend or family member? Then the 2016 Riding Centre calendar is what you’re looking for! The calendar features photos of horses at the Riding Centre and McCally Barn. Print and fill out the order form below and return it to the Riding Centre or Molly Hendrickson.
Each calendar is $10. Please make checks payable to The Riding Centre. If you’d like them shipped to your house, it will be an additional $3 per calendar and please indicate so below.
You can also order online securely with a credit card by clicking the button below.
Questions? Contact Molly Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-789-2283.