Track 2: Preparing to Show and Learning More
Maybe you have a horse, maybe you’ve been taking lessons, and maybe you’re ready to take your horse passion and knowledge to the next level. From information to help you make the most of your showing experience to learning about other niches of riding, this is the educational track for you.
Horse lovers six to one-hundred-and-six with at least some horse experience should have a great time. Parents are also encouraged to hang around and learn more too.
DO I NEED A HORSE?
It’s not necessary but we have the space should you want to bring your four-legged friend to practice your new skills. For information on stalls, click here.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Proper riding equipment including heeled boots, pants, and riding helmets. Also, it’s summertime and the sun is out, you may want to throw on some sunscreen.
Saturday, August 11
8 – 10 am
- Polo – A local competitive polo player will be out on the field showing you what this unique game is all about. A member of the Central Coast Polo Club, this representative will explain the rules, let you try your hand at some polo moves and share more about how you can grab your own mallet.
- Mini Horses and Driving – Horses truly come in all shapes and sizes! Meet this handful of minis and learn how they pack a lot of power into their tiny frames as you get hands on experience with their skills driving carts.
- Off-Track Thoroughbreds – Hear from people who not only have a passion for horses, but specifically thoroughbreds. They will talk about how these horses move from a racing career into their next career, possibly in the discipline you are passionate about.
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
- Meet the Judge – Ever wondered who sits in that booth all day long? Now is your chance to meet her! Regular Park judge, Sarah Schroeder, is here to share tips and tricks behind just what she is looking for when she pins that blue ribbon.
- Course Considerations – Park course designer, Sarah Dubost, will talk to you about how to read a course, how to measure up what the designer is throwing your way, and how to best prepare both you and your horse to show your best when navigating the course.
- Concussions Safety and Helmet Fittings – Park EMT, Anthony DiBernardo, and local tack store, Riding Warehouse, will be talking about how to keep safe while riding. Anthony will talk about the signs of concussions, what do do if you worry someone has suffered from one, and what to expect to ensure your safety after a fall. Then Riding Warehouse will help with helmet fittings to be sure you have the best equipment around while you pursue your passion for horses.