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SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER

2017 HorseSense newsletter_springGet ready for a busy show and camp season with the latest HorseSense newsletter: Spring 2017



LEVEL UP CLINIC - APR 2017

2017 Level Up Clinic IIWe had a hugely productive and FUN Level Up clinic on Sat, Apr 8. Grace, Kadence, Lauren, Katelyn, Alyssa Marissa, and Mia improved their show jumping skills; learned about tack fitting, trail safety and conditioning; and earned checkmarks towards their Horsekeeping levels. We finished up the day with carrot cake and pony treats to celebrate some special school horse birthdays, thanks to party planner Maura. Extra congratulations to Alyssa for earning her Blue Horsemanship ribbon.



SPRING 2017 at HORSESENSE

Spring at HorseSense Riding AcademyWinter is FINALLY over and things are heating up here at HorseSense. Our spring schedule is kinda insane -- despite this deceptively calm-looking photo -- and summer day camps will be here before you know it. If you haven't yet booked a spot in your favorite camp, better hurry!



CHATT HILLS HUNTER PACE - APR 2017

2017 hunter pace at Chatt HillsBeautiful Spring day for our impromptu team ride in the hunter pace hosted by North Atlanta Equestrian at Chattahoochee Hills. And more ribbons for Nikki, Becca, David, Amanda, and Grace to add to their collections!



2017 QUADRILLE CAMP IS FULL!

2016 Quadrille CampWe can't believe we're saying this in March but... entries for Quadrille Camp July 28-30 are officially closed! We have reached maximum capacity of 12 riders. If you have not submitted paperwork for this camp but would like to join the wait list, please let us know. Drop outs do occasionally happen and we will fill spots on a first-come, first-served basis!



RIVERMONT FARM SCHOOLING SHOW - MARCH 2017

2017 Rivermont Farm Schooling ShowThe HorseSense show team had a great outing to the Rivermont Farm show on March 18, with successful classes for all and champions in several divisions. Big thanks to all the supportive horsey parents that made the trip, with an extra shoutout to David and Amanda for haulting horses and delivering the all-important coach's coffee! Look for photos in our Facebook photo gallery.



IN UNISON FARM HUNTER PACE - MARCH 2017

2017 In Unison Farm Hunter PaceThe HorseSense team enjoyed a beautiful weekend galloping over hill and dale at the In Unison Farm LLC hunter pace... always a highlight of our year! Big thanks to the Settel family for getting all our trusty steeds there and back again.

Nikki used her Go-Pro helmet cam to capture some of our team's hunter pace adventure, which you can see in our Video Gallery.



GROUND GAMES CLINIC - FEB 2017

2017 Ground Games ClinicYet another awesome Ground Games Clinic is in the books, and we had a blast playing with our horses. This year's participants included three miniature horses working with Beth, Nancy, Bethany, and Sarah that stole our hearts; Angela's new super-promising young horse; and some new moves for old ponies working with Katelyn, Lauren, Alex, Mia, Journey, Gracie, and Amy. Look for Rhonda's wonderful photos -- and for all the instructive comments she included -- in Rhonda's Facebook photo albumn and Nikki's video in our Video Gallery.



NEW IN OUR VIDEO GALLERY

Winter is a good time to catch up on video production, and Nikki's been merrily uploading videos and creating new playlists, including this new bloopers classic:

HorseSense Outtakes II

You can browse through our gallery pages to see what you've missed, or just go directly to Nikki's YouTube channel (Nenya217) to see ALL 134 VIDEOS.



LEVEL UP CLINIC - JAN 2017

Our students spent a beautiful winter afternoon tuning up their jumping skills and learning about horsey health care. Look for photos of Tyler, Grace, Kadence, Hayden, Mia, and Momo in our Facebook photo gallery.



WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER

HorseSense newsletterStart the new year off right: look up the Winter 2017 Newsletter for new info about our camps and events.



2017 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: FITNESS FOR ALL!

A fit rider is a safe rider, able to advance to higher levels and a favorite of every horse he or she rides! We're starting off 2017 with an emphasis on rider fitness, with lots of exercises to build balance, stamina and strength.

Students enrolled in our Levels program are eligible for the Superlegs Challenge, in which each rider earns prizes for passing the fitness tests for their level. Riders can progress at their own pace, but can make the process easier by exercising off the horse as well. (Ask Nikki if you need suggestions for equestrian-friendly workouts.) Our goal is to help all our students build a strong, secure leg position by spring... and just like in our annual no-stirrup month, learn that fitness feels good and can be fun!



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Read more HorseSense news in our 2016 Archives . . . .



COMING UP IN
APR - MAY

  • 2017
    SPRING FLING
    GAMES

    Sat, May 6
    Closing Date: Apr 29

    2017 spring fling gamesCome play mounted games -- including a special Kentucky Derby-themed race --at our annual fun and colorful spring games competion. Divisions for riders of all experience levels, with ribbons for all and a prize for our best-dressed team.
    More . . .

  • MOTHER/
    DAUGHTER CLINIC

    Sat, May 13
    Closing Date: May 6

    2017 mother-daughter clinicJust in time for Mother’s Day, we’ve brought back our Mother/Daughter clinic for 2017! Come celebrate horsey girls of all ages —no experience necessary!
    More . . .

  • CHANGES TO THE LESSON SCHEDULE THIS MONTH

    Lessons will not be available:

    - FRI-SAT, Apr 21-22 for Chatt Hills Schooling Show

    - THU-SUN, Apr 27-30
    so Nikk and Dana can attend Rolex Kentucky!

    - SAT, Mar 6 for Spring Fling Games.

    - SAT, Mar 13 for Mother/Daughter Clinic.

    Check with Nikki for rescheduling options.