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Sat, Jan 14


The McNiesh Barns & Stables

Development Series for Distance Equestrians

Need hands-on experience to get ready for the starting line in 2023? Here is your chance. The Development Series will cover two fundamental areas our equestrians need help with: presenting the horse to the vet at events AND dressage conditioning exercises in the arena.

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Development Series for Distance Equestrians
Development Series for Distance Equestrians

Time & Location

Jan 14, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The McNiesh Barns & Stables, N4555 WI-76, Shiocton, WI 54170, USA


About the Event

Feedback from last season taught us that our new members wished they knew more about presenting their horse to the vet at events. And that new recruits are curious about preparing for distance sports, especially when they can't ride on trails every day. Our new solution is: the Development Series!

We will spend the 2nd Saturday of each month doing lecture and hands-on practice for everything that happens at the vet check. Then we'll see 4 riders school in the arena using dressage conditioning exercises tailored for distance horses. You'll also have access to homework to go practice with your own horse and a discussion group. There will be lots of opportunity for Q&A in person and online. Classroom instruction provided by Fox Valley Distance Equestrian Team our own member dressage expert, Kerstin McNeish.

Join this event if you are:

  • just curious about distance equestrian sports
  • looking for a new sport to try with your horse in 2023
  • planning on going to the starting line for the first time in 2023
  • an equestrian who already did a few events, but want to learn morę about the vet check and conditioning

Included with this experience:

  • stethoscope
  • digital homework 
  • online discussion group
  • .pdf reference materials 
  • hands-on learning w/demo horses
  • 4 small group dressage conditioning lessons (haul in OR ride onsite school horse)

DATES:  2nd Saturdays - January 14th; February 11; March 11; April 8th

TIME: 1:00PM - 3:30PM

COST: flat rate to join the series

     for RIDERS: $200


NON-REFUNDABLE. If you miss a session, you'll still have access to all the materials from each week and ongoing participation in homework and online discussion to catch up. Registration and payment in full for all riders and classroom learners is due by January 6th, 2023. We will contact you directly before the event starts to arrange payment. Only 4 riding spots available.

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