Peace of Mind Dressage — Guiding dressage journeys

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Oct 27, 2014

Our weekend was magical and I am truly thankful for your flexility and participation.  Many of you went above and beyond to keep our events moving smoothly and everyone had fun.  As we showcase our impeccable care for the horses, community, and successful training program, I hope to grow more of what we already have.

When you have a dream…and others commit their time, energy, and enthusiasm to help make your dream come true…it’s incredible. It’s even more incredible when others connect their own goals, lives, and relationships to your vision. It becomes more than a dream but a force for everyone involved, like gravity. “My” dream is now a reality for a whole team of people who are here growing, socializing, and fulfilling their own dreams with their horses. Each person contributes uniquely and generously. Thank you to the ever growing POM TEAM on a very successful weekend hosting a Dressage Camp, Betsy Steiner Clinic, and Open House.

Our Dressage Camp was SO much fun. We had a Quadrille Practice with 6 horses, a trail ride with 8 horses, Shay stretching under the soothing hands of Courtney Tesoro Molino, saddles in the sunshine with Adrienne Wisenberg, important Regs with DVM Dr Radue, cool blades and braiding with Jamie Rees and Micah Deligdish and then… we all switched horses! Lasagna, cannolis, and Uta Graf sealed the deal at 6:30PM. Thank gosh Sarah Stull caught it all on camera. We are all geared up for tomorrow with Betsy Steiner and have plans to bring the Dressage Camp back again by popular demand. Big thanks to behind the scenes helpers Mike, Luke MacDonald, and Angel Moxley Baldwin and of course our riders and participants: Jane Dallimore, Elissa Dallimore, Ylena, Linda, Marilyn Jackson,Liz Whittington Van Dermark, Kara Schoepp, Deb, and others.

EVENTS
Nicholas Fyffe Clinic Nov 8-9
A few spots are available for our next clinic with Nicholas.  Please submit your payment of $225 per riding session to reserve your spot.
Click here for a video of Nicholas Training in Canada:  http://www.nicholasfyffedressage.com/news.htm

LOCAL NEWS
Great job to our two riders Jane and Kara for training with Betsy on Sunday in front of a crowd.  Both lessons were very informative and I am so proud of Della and Herc for being perfectly behaved.

Welcome Duncan!  We have all of Micah’s horses under one roof now and are happy to make sure they have the best care possible.

Welcome to Elissa’s new super pony Spirit who thinks it’s very comfy at Woodvale.

Have fun visiting family in Georgia Katie!

Thank you Jamie for inviting us to the WIHS, it was just what I needed to keep my mind from worrying about our busy weekend.

Huge thanks to our vendors.  I should have thanked them over the mic on Sunday but better late than never: Oak Spring Bling, Janet Morgan, Courtney Molino, and Carol Clarke.

Our Dressage Campers were very thankful to have the wisdom of these professionals on Saturday: Courtney Molino, Adrienne Wisenberg, DVM Dr Pete Radue, and Jamie Rees and Micah Deligdish.  We have several requests for the next camp so stay tuned.

SHOW SCHEDULE
November 2nd FADS for Linda and Jamie

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Oct 20, 2014

I can see from my typos in recent emails, that I am getting a little busy and…tired.  But, a long and boring winter lies in front of us. So, let’s charge full speed ahead into another week of adventure.

Major congratulations to our BLM team on amazing results and remarkable team spirit.  Oh there was costume adjusting, borrowed clothing, rein-backs, and tons of support going around.  We had many firsts this weekend.  Two crucial levels were newly breached (Second and PSG) with the appropriate reverence and lessons learned.

At the final show of the season, the competition is stiff and the classes are large.  Congratulations to each of our competitors on their placings.

RESULTS
Jaclyn Sicoli and Fabuloso
12th place Second Level Senior B Championship Class

Mimi Mack and Summer Sinclair
Reserve Champion at Training Level Senior A Championship Class out of over 30 riders
6th Place at First Level Senior A Championship Class out of 27 riders
5th Place at First Level Test 2

Melissa Clegg and Rantaro
1st Place PSG Amateur
2nd Place PSG Amateur

Kara Schoepp and Herculeo H
2nd Place Second Level Test 1
3rd Place Second Level Test 3

Micah Deligdish and Mr Ripley
1st Place Second Level Test 1
2nd Place Second Level Test 1
2nd Place First Level Test 3

Reading:
http://dressagetoday.com/article/george_williams_exercises_aids_103009

EVENTS
Betsy Steiner joins us for POM’s Open House
Betsy’s teaching style combines form and functionality.  We are hoping to scratch our heads a bit during her visit as we probe our bodies and minds to sit differently and ride more effectively.  We are lucky to have secured this date with Betsy prior to her beginning next year’s USDF Adult Clinic Series which will undoubtedly full her schedule from 2015-2017.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s greatest experts on rider position.  For more on Betsy follow the links below:
http://www.dressagedaily.com/article/kathy-connelly-and-betsy-steiner-team-nutrenausdf-adult-clinic-series
http://www.equisearch.com/article/stein41503

Everyone wishing to audit or ride with Betsy must sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

What is a Dressage Camp?
Saturday October 25th is a day of learning.  Some activities on the horse, some activities off the horse.  We have equine professional coming to teach you about various aspects of care and health.  In addition we will have a number of group lessons scheduled throughout the day.  Let us know if you would like to borrow a horse.  Lunch and dinner included in your ticket price.  Woodvale boarders receive a discount.  All participants must sign up in advance:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

Nicholas Fyffe Clinic Nov 8-9
A few spots are available for our next clinic with Nicholas.  Please submit your payment of $225 per riding session to reserve your spot.
Click here for a video of Nicholas Training in Canada:  http://www.nicholasfyffedressage.com/news.htm

LOCAL NEWS
Thank you Sarah for keeping watch over the farm while we were gone and handling all duties with calm and responsibility!

Have fun Mimi on your trip to Chicago!

Congratulations to Fabby and Hercules who both earned their double bridles over the past several months and were fitted for them over the weekend.  Thanks to Linda and Kara for giving me the opportunity to advance these horses in training.

Welcome home Randy on Tuesday.  We are all routing for you.

Thank you Micah AKA Might Mouse who doubled as rider and groom, making sure everyone went down centerline prepared and looking pretty all weekend!

We may have some new barn arrivals this week.  Look for mid-week announcements.

SHOW SCHEDULE
November 2nd FADS

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Oct 13, 2014

On Thursday we leave for BLM Championships.  As a team we are competing at Training Level, First Level, Second Level, and PSG.  I am very proud that 4 out of the 5 horses never competed at their current level prior to training with POM.  At 5 years old, Summer is schooling Second and at 6 years old, Fabby is schooling Third.  We have all worked together to keep these horses happy and healthy.  It’s going to be a phenomenal show!  I will send an email soon with the schedule and plans.  My truck and trailer have been serviced.  Packing has already started.  The weather forecast is a little tricky so pack for everything… rain/cold etc.  Good luck ladies, I already know you will make me proud.

Thank you for being flexible this week.  Those of you with training packages will be able to make up any missed sessions next week.

Luke is working on the boarding page for our website as we speak.  We have a few stalls open for winter.  If you like it here, spread the news!

Tomorrow (Monday) we are receiving visits from Theresa and Cate of Ride Times LLC.  I am hoping for a new show coat, Konigs, Sanita Clogs, and to help with saddle fittings.  Enjoy hot chocolate and lunch with us from 11:00am-3:00pm.  *Dean Geis is also stopping by to repair a lost shoe.  Please double check your horse’s feet before he leaves the barn so we don’t need to call him again.

Thank you Micah, Sarah, Jamie, and Jane for working so hard to keep the horses happy and the barns looking fabulous.  I also notice you all helping one another and communicating.  Without your efforts, I could focus my energy toward the training.

EVENTS
Betsy Steiner joins us for POM’s Open House
Betsy’s teaching style combines form and functionality.  We are hoping to scratch our heads a bit during her visit as we probe our bodies and minds to sit differently and ride more effectively.  We are lucky to have secured this date with Betsy prior to her beginning next year’s USDF Adult Clinic Series which will undoubtedly full her schedule from 2015-2017.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s greatest experts on rider position.  For more on Betsy follow the links below:
http://www.dressagedaily.com/article/kathy-connelly-and-betsy-steiner-team-nutrenausdf-adult-clinic-series
http://www.equisearch.com/article/stein41503

Everyone wishing to audit or ride with Betsy must sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

What is a Dressage Camp?
Saturday October 25th is a day of learning.  Some activities on the horse, some activities off the horse.  We have equine professional coming to teach you about various aspects of care and health.  In addition we will have a number of group lessons scheduled throughout the day.  Let us know if you would like to borrow a horse.  Lunch and dinner included in your ticket price.  Woodvale boarders receive a discount.  All participants must sign up in advance:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

Nicholas Fyffe Clinic Nov 8-9
A few spots are available for our next clinic with Nicholas.  Please submit your payment of $225 per riding session to reserve your spot.
Click here for a video of Nicholas Training in Canada:  http://www.nicholasfyffedressage.com/news.htm

LOCAL NEWS
We welcomed another helper to our team.  This time we had a waiting list of riders who were interested in filling in while our full time staffers are on leave.  Katie picked up each routine easily.  The horses love her and we again are lucky to have an experienced care taker.

Welcome Felix!  This tall strapping guy was dropped off by his parents on Sunday and I can tell from his seamless adjustment, that he is going to our next “A” student.

Huge thanks in advance to Sarah who will watch the helm while we are away at BLMs.  I have worked several shifts with Sarah this week to ensure she is fully versed in the details of each barn and horse.

Congratulations to Micah on earning a relationship with Equissentials to measure and order their custom made breeches.  Given my hard to fit dimensions, I can’t wait to pull on my first pair.  Here is the link for more info.  POMers receive 10% off:  http://www.equissentials.net

Jamie Rees commences on show prep and clipping this week. His work has been demonstrated on his own horse, Lucy, and she looks amazing.  If you need help prepping, talk to Jamie.

Here is a video of Dr Jim demonstrating his stretching and therapy techniques:
http://youtu.be/emdNuJRNnC8

SHOW SCHEDULE
November 2nd FADS

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Oct 06, 2014

My team made me super proud this weekend!

My favorite part of my job and one of my favorite things in life is to watch my students and horses blossom, advancing in their capabilities and understanding of dressage. This weekend, I saw brilliance in each one, making me so excited for the future and so proud of the present. Synergy, good luck, and tons of preparation made it possible for everyone to safely and happily be pushed to the limit of their own abilities in order to see what’s possible next. It’s a dream come true to have a hand in creating so much positive growth. And it takes a dreamer to believe that everyone can do it. Thank you Nicholas Fyffe for skillfully refining our practice. At any level, doing what you are doing to the best of your ability, is a truly awesome experience. Huge thanks to Mike and Angel Moxley Baldwin for the support and creating a functional and productive environment for our athletes. Thank you Micah Deligdish for your infectious energy and passion for riding. Thanks Sarah, Jamie Rees Brady Lambert and Jane for helping out wherever needed. Thanks to Mimi Mack, Jimmie Holotik Schramm, Jennifer Mutchler, Hailey Leishear, and more for your inspiring rides. Thank you Linda and Kara Schoepp for believing in your horses.  Thanks to Pierre Renard and Adrienne Wisenberg for the cool POM wear and returning Nicholas to the airport.

Well I finally caught up on a few hours of much needed sleep this morning.  The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind.  We have accomplished so much at the new farm and establish a very comfortable routine as well.  I already received some feedback from a clinic participant:  “I had a great time at the clinic this weekend. Your barn and fields are beautiful! Not to mention, your staff. They were wonderful—caring and helpful.”  You all deserve to pat yourselves on the back for you willingness to work as a team and help make our vision a reality related to a higher standard of care.

This Tuesday from 2-5:00PM Ride Times LLC be available for saddle fittings, boot fittings, and they will be bringing their clothes truck with the best in equestrian wear.  Theresa and Cate carry splint boots, bridles, bits, and breeches.

EVENTS
Betsy Steiner joins us for POM’s Open House
Betsy’s teaching style combines form and functionality.  We are hoping to scratch our heads a bit during her visit as we probe our bodies and minds to sit differently and ride more effectively.  We are lucky to have secured this date with Betsy prior to her beginning next year’s USDF Adult Clinic Series which will undoubtedly full her schedule from 2015-2017.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s greatest experts on rider position.  For more on Betsy follow the links below:
http://www.dressagedaily.com/article/kathy-connelly-and-betsy-steiner-team-nutrenausdf-adult-clinic-series
http://www.equisearch.com/article/stein41503

Everyone wishing to audit or ride with Betsy must sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

What is a Dressage Camp?
Saturday October 25th is a day of learning.  Some activities on the horse, some activities off the horse.  We have equine professional coming to teach you about various aspects of care and health.  In addition we will have a number of group lessons scheduled throughout the day.  Let us know if you would like to borrow a horse.  Lunch and dinner included in your ticket price.  Woodvale boarders receive a discount.  All participants must sign up in advance:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

Nicholas Fyffe Clinic November 8th-9th
Book your spot for the next clinic.  Peer rider session: $225.

LOCAL NEWS
Happy Birthday (belated by one day) to our newest team member Sarah! 

Congratulations to Linda and starting retirement.  We look forward to seeing you more often at the barn.

SHOW SCHEDULE
Schooling Shows
November 2nd FADS

We are taking 4 horses to BLMs Championships in Lexington, VA on October 16th-19th.  Join us to spectate.  Wish us the best of luck.

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Sep 29, 2014

One great thing about riding since age 9 and teaching since the age of 12, is that my experiences are valuable, as is my advice.    My advice for you today is, with horse’s, “the time is now”.  Our furry friends are fragile, winter is cold, and who knows what next year might bring.  Don’t wait to learn.  Don’t put off your dreams of being a better rider or having a better connection with your horse.  Make harmony today and with our help, enjoy the fabulous opportunities which are coming right to your doorstep. 

EVENTS
Betsy Steiner joins us for POM’s Open House
Betsy’s teaching style combines form and functionality.  We are hoping to scratch our heads a bit during her visit as we probe our bodies and minds to sit differently and ride more effectively.  We are lucky to have secured this date with Betsy prior to her beginning next year’s USDF Adult Clinic Series which will undoubtedly full her schedule from 2015-2017.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s greatest experts on rider position.  For more on Betsy follow the links below:
http://www.dressagedaily.com/article/kathy-connelly-and-betsy-steiner-team-nutrenausdf-adult-clinic-series
http://www.equisearch.com/article/stein41503

Everyone wishing to audit or ride with Betsy must sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

What is a Dressage Camp?
Saturday October 25th is a day of learning.  Some activities on the horse, some activities off the horse.  We have equine professional coming to teach you about various aspects of care and health.  In addition we will have a number of group lessons scheduled throughout the day.  Let us know if you would like to borrow a horse.  Lunch and dinner included in your ticket price.  Woodvale boarders receive a discount.  All participants must sign up in advance:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-of-mind-dressage-open-house-and-dressage-camp-featuring-betsy-steiner-at-woodvale-farms-tickets-12680089489

Nicholas Fyffe Clinic this Saturday and Sunday
We are lucky to welcome Nicholas Fyffe from Canada for our first clinic at Woodvale Farms.  For the last year and a half POMers have benefitted from his clear communication and systematic training during these events.  Nicholas has been successful training and competing horses toward the international Grand Prix level and brings his enthusiasm for the sport to every lesson.
Click here for a video of Nicholas Training in Canada:  http://www.nicholasfyffedressage.com/news.htm
Register now:  Auditors can watch for free.  Lunch is included for volunteers and riders.
Email Jackie: pomdressage@gmail.com

LOCAL NEWS
Our first POM Trail Ride was a major success on Saturday.  We will continue to offer these on a weekly basis to ensure that humans and horses are exposed to the great wide open and have some fun and relaxation in the saddle.  Sign-up with Micah.

Training Barn Floor Renovation October 1 & 2-  Your barn is getting more beautiful.  We will have supplies available in the tack aisle until the project is finished.  This is our last major planned renovation for a few months.  Thanks for your patience.

Congratulations to Elissa on your plans to lease Spirit.  I know you will make the most out of this great opportunity.  You are ready!

This week we welcome Felix into full training.  Felix is a 6 year old Oldenburg gelding owned by Renee Valerino.  He arrives Saturday.

Happy Belated birthday to POM Marie D.  We will be on time for it next year.  Hope you had a great day and that we see you soon.

SHOW SCHEDULE
Still have a little show bug in your breeches?  Here are some season closers:
Recognized Show
October 11-12th ESDCTA Garden State Classic NJ

Schooling Shows
October 12th FADS at Blue Horse
November 1st FADS
November 2nd FADS

We are taking 4-6 horses to BLMs Championships in Lexington, VA on October 16th-19th.  Join us to spectate.  Wish us the best of luck.

OUR FALL STAFF
*A huge thank you to Mike and Micah who worked all weekend sprucing up our digs*  In big and small ways these are the folks that keep the barn functioning:
Micah Deligdish
Sarah Stull
Brady Lambert
Jane Dallimore
Jamie Rees

POM in the Frederick News Post

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Interesting article today in the Frederick News Post!

“We are very proud to be covered in the local news as a business and boom for Frederick’s Ag market. Given that we weren’t able to review the article or photos prior to publication, I think it all came out very well. We look forward to this new venture and welcome the Frederick community to come see what we are all about. The horse featured in the article is owned by Kara Schoepp of Frederick.”
-Jaclyn Sicoli

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/business_topics/agriculture/horse-boarding-and-training-business-opens-in-frederick/article_e6db639d-d3f0-5fd3-8f91-f1c3ac422c78.html?mode=jqm_gal#&ui-state=dialog

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Sep 08, 2014

This past weekend concluded PVDA’s Fall Symposium with Nicholas Fyffe.  The event was very success thanks to many volunteers specifically, Jane, Elissa, and Mimi.  Micah showed POM proud with 2 rides on Ripley.  It is also comforting to have the responsibility behind me and know that our horses were well taken care of throughout.

For those of you who are not on FB, here is a nostalgic share from this week:
“When I was 13 years old I had a very important summer job, for 3 consecutive summers, as assistant barn manager to a camp and informal rescue which saved OTTB’s from slaughter in Long Island. The owner of the rescue and my boss, Christine, felt strongly about providing her horses with the best care possible.

One of my many unsupervised tasks was taking the gator to the back fields (5 minute gator ride) and feeding the groups of horses who lived out there. Most of these horses were retired and so did not come into stalls- their care was up to me.

One day I was in a rush. The rain had filled all of the feed buckets attached to the fence posts. So, I walked into the field and gave each horse individual feed mounds of grain on the grass. This seemed to do no harm and save time.

Somehow Christine learned about my time saving decision. I received a lecture that day which I never forgot. It made me feel very low. Christine instilled in me a respect and reverence for my role in the health and happiness of the horses in my care. Additionally, she made me realize that compromising quality is a slippery slope. This lesson impacted my performance in every work situation since. And heavily influences my own standards and systems. Caring for another living being is a huge responsibility.”

-Ike Wilson of the Frederick News Post came to Woodvale last week to interview and photograph me for upcoming article about POM’s opening.  Look for the article in Sept 9th issue.

-Our monthly clinic with Nicholas Fyffe is October 4-5 at Woodvale Farms.  Please let me know if you are interested in riding or having me ride your horse.  This will be our last clinic in preparation for BLMs.

POM FASTTRACK Program begins this week.  Video taped lessons and written evaluations coming your way by Wednesday.

More Staff
Brady Lambert started Friday and did a fabulous job with the barns over the weekend.  Brady has his own horse, currently boards at Woodvale and has years of experience riding and caring for horses.

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Sep 01, 2014

It was extremely satisfying to move all of our horses to one place and care for them all as they settled in, ate dinner, enjoyed turn-out, and nestled in for bed.  Today proves that we have the greatest group of horses and people ever, for which I am very thankful. 

Our enhanced training programs begin this week with cavaletti and stretching on Monday.  Test practice on Wednesday and Thursday and a group trail ride on Friday.  Since I am now available virtually around the clock, let’s plan some more group activities/rides which will help everyone acclimate and have more fun.  If you are not on the schedule for this week please send me your availability and I will add you in.  Please send me your availability prior to Sunday PM each week.

Welcome to a few newcomers this week.  Our Sept trailer-ins are popular.  I am looking forward to meeting some new riders and horses.

Our monthly clinic with Nicholas Fyffe is October 4-5 at Woodvale Farms.  Please let me know if you are interested in riding or having me ride your horse.  This will be our last clinic in preparation for BLMs.

More Staff
Also happy to announce Erika Jenkins will be starting work this week.  Erika has years of experience caring for horses in addition to owning her own horses and competing in eventing.  This week we will see Erika Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon.

If you have not already done so please sign up to audit or volunteer at PVDA’s Fall Symposium, “A System that Simplifies” with Nicholas Fyffe on September 6-7.  Both days include lunch and Saturday will include a Q & A with Nicholas.  The format of this event is designed to benefit both the riders and audience.  The location is beautiful, a must see, and lunch is catered.  Follow the link to sign up:
http://www.pvda.org/education_pages/pvda-fall-symposium-with-nicholas-fyffe/

Move to Woodvale

Sun Aug 31, 2014

I am so excited to welcome you all to our new facility on Sunday.  Thank you for trusting me with the care and training of your horses, prioritizing learning, and giving us the opportunity to make a home for POM Dressage. 

Renovations
Over the last week, many members of our team helped me to prepare the new facility by cleaning, painting, and organizing.  Over the next two months you can expect a few more renovations including a new fence for the outdoor arena and a new floor for the upper barn tack room.  On Tuesday of next week at 2:30PM a professional cleaner is coming to prepare the tack room for painting.  Once the paint is on the walls we can spread out and decorate.

Staff
Our first full time staff member, Micah Deligdish, has already pulled her weight this week helping with our renovations.  In addition to passion and energy, Micah brings experience training, competing, and caring for horses.  Micah has been riding since age 8, has a degree in journalism, and competed in 2014 at Fourth Level.  Quite the resume!  Micah brings three horses with her: Rapture, Ripley, and DiVinci.

Jamie Rees, who will work on a part-time basis in currently enrolled full-time at Hood College and for the past three years has ambitiously pursued horse care and riding.  Jamie has a keen eye for training and top level grooming skills.  Does your horse need a spa day?  Jamie is the guy to do it.  Jamie and his mare Lucy are in full time training, eager to move up the levels.

Our familiar team member, Jane Dallimore, will cover Tuesday afternoon shifts.  We are lucky that Jane was able to find time in her busy schedule to expand her role with POM.  All of the horse’s will appreciate her attention to detail and gentle nature.

Barn Manager
I will supervise all routines, care, and responsibilities in both the upper and lower barns going forward.  If you have questions or requests please come to me directly.  We have all experienced many methods and levels of care of our many years of boarding.  My goal is to prioritize the health of the horses to ensure they can perform as athletes in training.  Feel free to express your preferences so that we can work together to make sure your horse is happy.

Barn Schedule (starting on Monday)
8:00AM Bring horses into prepared stalls, feed, check hay, water.
12:00PM Lunch water/hay if needed, turn-out switch.
4:00PM Grain, turn-out switch, prepare/muck stalls, hay, water.
*Each shift will include eyes, hooves, manure, and body scan to be recorded in Log Book.
8:00PM Night Check

Boarder Gift Bags
Over the next week various small tokens of thanks will trickle in from Canada for you and your horses.

Weekly Newsletter

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Great news- Betsy Steiner has confirmed for our Open House on October 26th.  Betsy will teach 6 lessons and one group Equilates Demonstration.  In conjunction with Betsy’s Clinic we are offering a full weekend of learning with our first Adult Camp.  We are scheduling a massage therapist, chiropractor, farrier, saddle fitter, and nutritionist to give educational sessions.  Boarders and ship-in clients can sign-up for two full days of activities including meals, a DVD showing, and training sessions.  With or without a horse, this Adult Camp should not be missed.  We can also tackle some of the finer points of braiding and wrapping.  Our Open House is public from 11:00AM-2:00PM on Sunday.

This week on August 23rd renovations begin at Woodvale with professional power washing.  Then we can begin painting the bars of the stalls, staining the stall fronts, and painting the tack room.  It has been a very busy week of planning for our big move and Open House with orders for supplies from all over.  Thank you in advance for being flexible in your schedules as we add some extra-curricular activities to our daily routine over the next two weeks. 

Our monthly clinic with Nicholas Fyffe is October 4-5 at Woodvale Farms.  Please let me know if you are interested in riding or having me ride your horse.  This will be our last clinic in preparation for BLMs.

If you have not already done so please sign up to audit or volunteer at PVDA’s Fall Symposium, “A System that Simplifies” with Nicholas Fyffe on September 6-7.  Both days include lunch and Saturday will include a Q & A with Nicholas.  The format of this event is designed to benefit both the riders and audience.  The location is beautiful, a must see, and lunch is catered.  Follow the link to sign up:
http://www.pvda.org/education_pages/pvda-fall-symposium-with-nicholas-fyffe/

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