2013 MHJA YEAR-END AWARDS , 1/2/2014
Emma Janesak on The Muffin Man
Children's Small / Medium Pony Equitation O/F - 4th
Children's Small / Medium Pony Equitation OTF - 4th
Children's Small / Medium Pony Hunter - 4th
Small Pony Hunter - Reserve Champion
Emily Hank on I Like Dreaming
Primary Adult Equitation O/F - 5th
Emily Silverthorne on I Want Action
Junior Equitation 14 Years and Under OTF - 4th
Well done ladies for our first year showing on the MHJA show circuit. Proud of you!
I am now offering gymnastic classes for beginner and advnace riders. These class will run all year long to any rider who wants an extra lesson over and above the weekly lesson. This class is for the serious rider who wants more time in the saddle and more riding experience. But it is mandatory for any one showing. The class is open to all students who are interested.
The cost is $15.00 if you own your own horse and $20.00 if you use a lesson horse. The class is approximately two hours long. The beginners class are on Sunday's at 12:00 (noon) and the Advance rider is on Sunday at 3:00.
In this class we work on additional flat work, equitation test and jumping gymnastic lines.
These classes will is held every Weekend. It is important that if you start this program that you attend every date available.
Payments are due the day of the lesson and place your payment in the moneybox.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LESSONS. Are you looking for the perfect gift idea! Alpine Ridge Farms has Gift Certificates available for purchase on all lesson packages.
Starter Package $240.00
Each Lesson Package consist of 6 - one hour lessons.
Call Becky Bradley at 616-887-1419
I had the most wonderful opportunty to attend the USHJA Trainers Symposium with George Morris on November 6, 7 and 8, 2009.
George Morris is absolutely incredible and he can still ride. He proved it several times a day, demonstrating to us the correct way of riding on several different horses. Your horse has to be scrupulously straight, forward and moving off all your aids. Your horse has to have self carriage. Watch out students there will be no more butt grabbers!!! Take contact of your horse's mouth, Get up off your horse's back and learn to ride with your leg.
Build Confidence Over Fences
Anne Kursinskie's Riding and Jumping Clinic
Winning - A training and Showing Guide for Hunter Seat Riders
American System of Forward Riding - Vol 1 & II
Horse Show Items List
If you have a child that is going to be showing this year, here is a list of items that they will need for showing:
Tall Boots (or Jodhpurs/Straps
Show Breeches (Beige-Khaki-Tan)
Show Jacket (Blue or Blue with pin strip)
Show Helmet (ASTM Certified black velvet)
Show shirt w/collar - 2 (White or Pin Strip only)
Collar Pin or monogramed collar
Gloves - black only
Belt (black or brown)
Show Fleece Saddle Pad (White)
Braiding supplies, (hair clip, mane puller, seam ripper,scissors and yarn - color to match horses mane
Polo Wraps or Woof boots
Saddle Soap & Leather Conditioner
Grooming tote box and supplies, hoof pick, currycomb, brushes (soft, short and long) grooming and boot rags, sweat scraper, flay spray and shampoo.
Most of these items can be purchased at:
The Fox Den in Comstock Park
Jackson's Western Store in Wayland
and Moores Store in Cedar Springs
On line orders at:
If you have any questions as to what everything is just let me know. I'll be glad to help you out.
TERMS OF THE LEASE:
1) To be eligible: the student must be in our lesson, attend weekend gymnastic classes and scheduled clinics and our show program.
2) Half Lease - Cost will be $275.00 per month with a $50.00 discount if paid by the 15th of the month. You will be invoiced monthly.
3) Full Lease - Cost will be $ 450.00 per month with a $50.00 discount if paid by the 15th of the month. You will be invoiced monthly.
3) You will also be responsible for any farrier, worming, extra monthly supplements expenses, vaccines, dental, chiropractic care, and any minor vet bills.
4) Terms of the lease program will be a one year term and can not be terminated for any reason. If the horse gets sold while being leased then the lease will be terminated. You may however change your lease to a different horse.
5) Rider gets first ops for show dates.