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The McNiesh Barns & Stables

Winter Development Series for Distance Equestrians

Need hands-on experience to get ready for the starting line in 2023? Here is your chance. The Winter 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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Winter Development Series for Distance Equestrians
Winter Development Series for Distance Equestrians

Time & Location

Apr 08, 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 also curious about preparing for distance sports, especially when they can't ride on trails every day. Our new solution is: the Winter Development Series!

We will spend the 2nd Saturday of each month using lecture and hands-on practice with anything and everything that happens at the vet check. Then we'll see 4 riders school their horses 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 and discussion group
  • .pdf reference materials 
  • hands-on learning experience w/demo horses
  • 4 small group dressage conditioning lessons (haul in OR ride onsite school horse)

This series is priced at one fixed low cost which covers all 4 sessions. Cost to participate:

  • RIDERS: $200
  • CLASSROOM LEARNERS: $80

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. Only 4 riding spots available.

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