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CRK Training Times December 2013

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CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

December 2013

Happy Holidays!

Important December Dates~

Dec. 13- 4H Horse Project Meeting- 7:30 PM
Dec. 21- First Day of Winter
Dec. 24- Christmas Eve- No Lessons
Dec. 25. Christmas- No Lessons
Dec. 29- Equinefest- LA Equestrian Center
Dec. 31- New Year’s Eve- No Lessons

Important January Dates~

Jan. 1 2014! New Year’s Day- No Lessons
Jan. 5- Horse Care Class-  #1 Horses 101
Jan. 12- Horse Care Class- #2- Parts, Colors & Markings
Jan. 18-20, 2014- South Section 4H Horse Classic- Ingalls Park Norco
Jan. 20- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Lessons as usual.
Jan. 26- Horse Care Class #3- Breeds of Horses, their history and common uses.

No Lesson Days~

No lessons will be held on the following days. Your account will be credited. Please make a note of it. If you would prefer to reschedule your lesson, please call the office. Thank You!

Thursday Nov. 28- Thanksgiving

Tuesday Dec. 24- Christmas Eve

Wednesday Dec. 25. Christmas Day

Sunday Dec. 29- Equinefest

Tuesday Dec. 31- New Year’s Eve

Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014- New Year’s Day!!


A thought for this holiday season- Every year we spend so much time rushing around trying to find that perfect gift for all the special people in our lives. We shop, internet surf and worry that we won’t be able to please everyone. Now is the time to sit back, take a deep breath and really look at what is important. Many years from now (or even months) all those people won’t even remember what you gave them. They probably won’t even have that gift anymore. But they will remember what you did for them. This year, try something new. Instead of buying a knick-knack,  box of candy, sweater or soap-on-a rope, give the gift of memories instead. Take that special person out for a fun day at the movies, theme park or doing some activity they have always wanted to do. If they live far away, buy a gift certificate for something different  like sky-diving, driving a race car, or horseback riding. Better yet, buy yourself a plane ticket and go visit them. Best ever- buy them a plane ticket and have them visit you!

            The most important thing is to give wonderful memories and adventures, not things. You will be well remembered if you give memories. Isn’t that the best thing we can hope for out of this life, to be well remembered? We here at CRK Training Stable sincerely wish you the happiest of holidays this season. Now go out there and make some fantastic memories!


 4H Horse & Pony Project~

          Our group is up and running! Welcome Brittney, Jolina, Amber and Amber to the YL Cloverleafs Horse & Pony project. We spent our first meeting getting to know each other, learning about horse parts and terminology, playing a game and enjoying a yummy snack. We had a very successful first meeting and will be continuing on into the coming months.

Here’s what’s coming up-

            December 13, 2013- Project meeting 7:30 – 9:00 pm- We’ll be learning about colors and markings.
December 29, 2013- Equinefest- 10:30 AM. LA Equestrian Center $15.00
January 10, 2014- Project meeting- 7:30-9:00 pm-
            January 18-20, 2014- South Section 4H Horse Classic- Ingalls Park Norco


Holiday Specials at CRK Training Stable

Looking for that perfect Holiday gift?
Give the gift of joyful memories that will last a lifetime! Give a gift that will change someone’s life!
Give the gift of Horsemanship!
At CRK Training Stable we have many Equestrian Experiences to choose from.
Shop online for the most convenience. Our Instructor is a Certified Master Instructor with over 35 years experience teaching riding. Our School horses are gentle and well trained. Lesson specials start at only $55.00 and include a FREE T-SHIRT!
The first 25 new customers will also receive a FREE GIFT!


            Every year on New Year’s Day the world tunes their televisions to watch the Rose Parade. We all marvel at the pretty floats, the precision of the marching bands and the calmness of those horses! Well here’s your chance to see all the horse up close and personal! Equinefest is held every year as well. It features all the equestrian groups that will appear in the Rose Parade. You can attend this amazing spectacle of horses and their riders with us! CRK Training Stable and the YL Cloverleafs Horse & Pony project will be attending this year. Tickets can be obtained in advanced from Sharp Seating or purchased at the door. Be sure to contact Cheryl or Athena if you want to join us! More information may be obtained at-       

Complete information can be found on the web site-


Horse Care Classes~

            As we do every winter, horse care classes are once again being offered at CRK Training Stable. Classes will be held on Sundays 2:30-3:30 pm. Cost for all 8 classes is only $80.00 That’s a $40.00 saving over the single class price!
 Individual classes may be purchased for $15.00 each including handouts.  Here is what you have to look forward to learning this year-

January 5        #1- Horses 101- The Nature of the Horse and Equine Terms
January 12      #2- Parts, Colors & Markings
January 26      #3- Breeds of Horses, their history and common uses.
February 2       #4- Equipment and Tack- Halters, Leads, Brushes
February 9       #5- Saddle types, selection and care
February 16     #6- Bits & Bridles
February 23     #7- Equine Nutrition- Feeds and Feeding
March 2           #8- Routine Health and Hoof Care
If you are interested, please contact CRK Training Stable to sign up. If the class does not fill, all fees will be refunded.

Hey Horse Owners!
Are you ready to learn new things?
Do you need help training your horse?
Are you ready to move up to the next level?

Riding lessons at CRK Training Stable is the answer!

CRK Training Stable is offering a fall & winter special for riders who have their own horses. Our Instructor is a Certified Master Instructor with over 35 years experience teaching riding.All group lessons are HALF PRICE!
A one hour lesson is less than $23.00!

No Trailer-In or Grounds Fees!    No Hidden charges! Call to sign up today!

Here are the group lessons currently available- 3 riders minimum, 6 riders maximum.

Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 AM- English & Western Level 2
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 AM English & Western Level 3 and up
Saturdays- 9:00-10:00 AM English & Western Level 2
Saturdays- 10:00-11:00 AM English & Western Level 3 and up
Saturdays- 2:00-3:00 PM English & Western Level 2 and up- Trail Obstacles
Saturdays- 3:30-4:30 PM English & Western Level 2 and up- Ground Pole Courses.
Sundays- 1:30-2:30- Showing- Level 2 & up. Includes patterns and showmanship.

December Make-up Lessons~

            Due to Equinefest the December make-up lesson will be held on Sunday, December 22 at 10:00 am. Riders should arrive 20 minutes early to begin grooming and be ready to ride at the start time of the lesson. Remember, you must sign up to ride in this lesson and all make-up lessons must be taken within 30 days of the cancelled lesson or be forfeited.  

 Practice Rides Only $30.00!~
Practice rides are now available on all CRK School horses. Practice rides allow students to apply the skills they have learned during their lessons without paying the full price. During practice rides the student will have full access to all tack, horses and arena. Students will have a full 90 minutes to groom, saddle, ride, cool out, untack and put the horse away. Practice rides may be supervised, but instruction is not included. You must be a confident Level 3 rider to participate in Practice Rides at CRK. Call Cheryl to schedule your practice ride today! Only $30.00 per ride!

What Do You Want For Christmas?

A poem sent to Dear Appy(Abby?)from a couple who have too much stuff.

So many of you asked us (since Yuletide’s drawing near)

“What do you want for Christmas? What can we give you this year?”

If we say, “We want nothing!” you buy something anyway.

So here’s a list of what we’d like; believe now what we say:

Pajamas for a little child, food to feed the poor.

Blankets for a shelter, and we ask a little bit more-

Perform good deeds and let us know, or volunteer your time.

These last are worth a fortune, and they needn’t cost a dime.

We have to many thing now, vases, candles, CD’s and clocks.

We have our fill of ties, underwear and socks.

Candy is too fattening, crossword books we’ve more than 20.

We don’t need trays or plates or cups, and knickknacks we have plenty.

We’ve no wall to hang more pictures; we have books we’ve not yet read; So please take what you’d spend on us and help the poor instead!

Just send a Christmas card to us and tell us what you’ve done;

We’ll open them on Christmas Day, and read them one by one.

It won’t cost as much for postage as a package sent would do.

You’ll need no wrapping paper, ribbons, ink or glue.

And we’ll thank God you listened to what we had to say.

So we could be the instruments to help someone this way!

Author unknown

Cheryl and Steve’s favorite charities are:

U.S.O. and The Wounded Warrior Project.

Weather or Not~

It’s that time of year again! Winter is now well upon us with all that it entails weather wise. Here is a reminder of how things work when the wind howls or the rain pours down. Even if you think you know our policy, please take a moment to read this again. Some things have changed recently. Thank You!



Do not assume lessons will be cancelled without calling. You will be charged for “No-shows”

No Refunds! Credit for future lessons will be given in the event of weather cancellations. If you cancel a lesson due to the possibility of bad weather, you will be charged for the lesson. CRK Training Stable will not contact you if lessons are cancelled due to bad weather. You must call and check the answering machine at (714) 693-4886 for a lesson cancellation message. If no cancellation message is on the machine, lessons will run as scheduled. We reserve the right to have un-mounted lessons should weather or arena conditions prevent riding that day. Messages will not be available until after 8:00 A.M., so please call after that time. Please do not call the cell phone or text me without checking the answering machine first.

Rain- If it has been raining recently, please call for a message regarding lessons. If it looks like rain, but has not rained yet, plan to attend your lesson. Wind- During “Santa Ana” wind conditions, lessons may be cancelled. Please call for a message regarding lessons. Keep in mind that wind conditions change rapidly, so call often. Heat- Lesson will run as usual during hot days so bring a water bottle, wear your sunscreen and bring a hat to wear while grooming.

Credits for weather cancelled lessons must be used within 60 days. Accounts with credits will be deleted after that time and credits are never carried over into a new year. Please plan accordingly. Please see the lesson policy for more details on make-up lessons.


 Quotable Quotes~

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
                                         – Andy Warhol

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
                                         – Annie Dillard


 That’s All For Now~
We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter. If you would like to be removed from the list use the unsubscribe at the bottom of this email. If you have any questions contact Cheryl directly at

E-mail at:

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or snail mail at:

18245 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

or phone (714) 693-4886


That’s all folks!


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