Don't Forget About the Peggy Brown Clinic This Weekend, August 13 & 14

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Peggy Brown will be at the Riding Centre for a two-day Open Centered Riding® clinic, Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, 8:30-5:30, with a Visible Rider Demo on Friday, August 12 at 6:15! Auditing is free.

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.

Please contact Adriene Kramer (adrienekramer@gmail.com) with questions.  

Posted on August 9, 2016 .

A New Jumping Clinic date Has Been Set - Sept 24, 2016

A new date has been set. Join us at The Riding Centre in Yellow Springs on September 24, 2016 for a fundraiser jumping clinic with Jim Nealon.  

This clinic will include a combination of stadium and cross-country fences with a focus on riding over different terrain.  Good prep for the fall events.  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 jfnealon@hotmail.com by September 17, 2016 if you would like to participate. 

Posted on July 31, 2016 .

Peggy Brown Returns to The Riding Centre Aug 13 & 14

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 (adrienekramer@gmail.com) 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!

Posted on July 12, 2016 .

GoFundMe campaign opened for Oreo

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.

 
 
Posted on July 10, 2016 .

Space still available! 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.  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 jfnealon@hotmail.com by July 20, 2016 if you would like to participate. 

You can securely and conveniently pay for the clinic online here:

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Posted on June 26, 2016 .

Mark Your Calendars!  Another Jumping Clinic Fundraiser at The Riding Centre

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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 jfnealon@hotmail.com for more information. 

Posted on May 26, 2016 .