Working Equitation Playdays at Aspen Farms November 19-20, 2016
Here's the plan: Start the day with coffee and pastries (obviously!), then we'll provide an introduction to the sport and a basic overview of the rules of play. Then together we'll have an unmounted coursewalk, exploring the fundamentals of each obstacle before mounting up in small groups to introduce our horses to the obstacles. Small group sessions will be guided to help you and your horse safely and successfully navigate the Ease of Handling phase. During lunch, there will be a demonstration of working equitation through the levels from Novice to Advanced by Chesna and Pip, and a special lead-line exhibit by a tiny Aspen-ite! Join us to try out this fun, fast-growing sport in a supportive and laid-back environment or take it to the next level and get ready for show season.
Working Equitation is an inclusive sport-- all breeds of horses and riders of all disciplines and skill levels are invited! Helmets are required at all times while mounted. Please sign an Aspen Farms release before riding.
Paypal invoices will be emailed; pay by 11/12 to hold your spot. $70 per horse/rider includes orientation/90 minute small group instruction/demonstrations/coffee/snacks/use of Aspen's gorgeous facility. Clinic limited to 24 riders. Closes 11/15 or when filled.
Auditors welcome, $15 per person; please pay at the door. WE United members and children under 16 audit for free. Questions from auditors are always welcome. We should have a sound system so you'll be able to hear. Please bring a chair and blanket-- even though we'll be under cover in Aspen's lovely arena, it still will be chilly!
Per the facility, all horses need to be in a stall, not tied to trailers. Day stalls available ($25) or overnight stalls ($40). Stabling includes shavings. Please clean your stall before leaving the property.
Anticipated schedule* (subject to change-- updated schedules and ride times will be emailed by 11/16)
8: Coffee, pastries and paperwork available in the pavilion
830-915: Welcome/overview of the sport/guided coursewalk
930-11: Obstacle group #1
11-12:30: Obstacle group #2
Lunch--Through the levels demonstration with Pip.
1-230: Obstacle group #3
230-4: Obstacle group #4
4-530: Obstacle group #5
Aspen Farms location: 15910 130th Trail SE, Yelm, WA 98597
If using GPS, use: 13042 Morris Rd SE, Yelm, WA 98597
Questions? Please contact Becky Mathews 360-237-4732 /
or Chesna Klimek
We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!!
Which session would you prefer to attend?
Saturday Nov 19th (Currently full! Email Becky at
to be added to the Saturday waitlist!)
Sunday Nov 20th
Participating as a:
Auditor (feel free to skip the rest of the questions below and press submit!)
What does your horse do for his "real" job?
Help us get to know you and your horse. In your usual work, what's your comfort level?
Consistent W/T/C; with simple or flying changes
And regarding the obstacles, how do you think your horse will like them? (we know you'll love it!)
He is probably sure they will eat him. (I'll bring SitTite!) Needs lots of time and little victories.
She is probably going to be suspicious, but will settle in with a little reassurance.
What obstacles?! No worries here. We're ready to rock this!
All horses must be stalled-- do you prefer:
Day stall ($25)
Overnight stall ($40) FRIDAY arrival
Overnight stall ($40) SATURDAY arrival
Weekend stall ($50) Friday thru Sunday
Auditing only (not bringing a horse)
Any special requests/concerns?
Anything specific you want to try/do/learn from this clinic?
If there's interest, we will order pizza for lunch by donation. Are you interested? (This is just to get an idea of how many are eating--sign up in the morning)
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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