December 15, 2017

CRK Training Times June 2015

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

June 2015

Summertime!

Important June Dates~

June 7-12- CHA Instructors Clinic- No Lessons

June 14- Free Open House

June 15-20- Evaluation week

June 21- Fathers Day- No lessons

Summer Solstice

June 22-26- Summer Camp

June 29-July 3- Summer Camp

Important July Dates~

July 4- Independence Day- No Lessons

July 6-10- Summer Camp

July 12- YLCR Horse Show

July 13-17-  Summer Camp

July 20-24-Summer Camp

July 27-31-Summer Camp

No Lesson Days~

Lessons will be cancelled on the following days. Your account will be credited unless you would prefer to make up your lesson. If so, please contact the office to re-schedule. Thank you for your understanding.
June 7-12- CHA Clinic June 14- Fathers Day

June 28- Horse Show

July 4- Independence Day

 CRK Training Stable offers FREE Open House Barn Event~

A FREE Open Barn Event will be held on Sunday June 14, 2015 –  2:00-5:00 PM at CRK Training Stable.  Help us keep the love of horses going strong by bringing your non-horse owning friends, family and neighbors for a FREE fun day at the ranch. We will have- All About Horses Class, Grooming & Saddling demonstrations and FREE RIDING LESSONS! A petting zoo and scavenger hunt will also be open. Discounts for summer camp will be available. Save up to $50.00!

All completely FREE!

Oh, did I say it’s FREE? Because it is!!! Here’s the fine print- You must provide a your full name and a valid email address to participate. Email addresses must belong to a newcomer 13 years of age or older. CRK Training Stable will submit email addresses to the Certified Horsemanship Association and/or Time To Ride Challenge and/or The American Horse Council for the purposes of competing for an award.  Email addresses will not be sold nor made commercially available. You may be contacted by those organizations to determine that you actually attended a Challenge event. Riders must be 6+ years old, under 195 lbs., able-bodied, wear shoes that fully enclose the feet and long pants. A Liability Waiver must be signed by an adult parent or guardian. Riding helmets will be provided and are required. The number of riding lessons given each day will be limited and only available on a first come-first served basis. Any award of cash or prizes won shall be the sole property of CRK Training Stable and it’s owners- Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg and/or Steven Kronsberg.

But it’s completely free!

For more information call 714-693-4886 .  To learn more about the Time to Ride Horse Challenge, visit www.timetoride.com.

We will be needing volunteers to help with these events. If you are available to help out, please let us know! Thanks!

054 YLCR Horse Show~

          Every year our local riding club offers a horse show. It is open to all levels of riders with classes ranging from the un-mounted Halter and Showmanship classes to riding classes such as- Walk/Trot  and Walk/Trot/ Canter equitation and pleasure.

If you would like to borrow a CRK horse for the day and attend the show, we would be happy to help you out!. This year’s show will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Transportation to the show is available, along with coaching, and all the tack you need. You will need to provide your own show attire.

Just let us know if you would like to compete, or just ask for more information. We are happy to help!

CAMP4Summer Ranch Camp~

Ride Gentle Horses

Learn Horse Care

Create Cool Crafts

Learn About Ranch AnimalsAthena Fosnight

8:00am -12:00 noon

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Yummy Snacks Included

Bring Your Friends!

Games, Fun and Horse Hugs Too!

8 Sessions available- #1-June 23-26; #2-June 29- July 3; #3-July 6-10; #4-July 13-17; #5-July 20-24; #6- July 27-31; #7-August 3-7; #8- August 10-14

Camp Fee- $395.00. Limited to 8 riders per session, 4 per class. Discounts Available

Registration forms available online at- www.crktrainingstable.com

Summer Lesson Schedule Changes~

          A new group lesson started in May and spaces are still available. The lesson is held on Saturday at 1:30 pm. This is a level 1 group. Riders must be able to catch, groom, saddle, mount, dismount and ride walk well and have begun trot work. If you are at this level or have been told you are ready to move into a group, please let Cheryl know.

Group lesson students arrive 15 minutes prior to the lesson to prepare the horse, ride the entire lesson and put the horse away after the lesson is concluded. Students should allow 1 hour & 40 minutes for each lesson. Limited to 3 riders. $180.00 by the month only.

Due to summer camp, lessons will no longer be offered on Sunday’s beginning in May 31 and continuing for the entire months of June, July and August. If you currently ride on Sundays, please make the necessary changes to your schedule before May 31, 2015. Thank you for your understanding.

 CHA Instructor Clinics~

Several times each year, Cheryl is given the opportunity to educate and certify new riding instructors. These instructor certification clinics are held at various locations throughout the United States. This year,  Cheryl will working two clinics. For the first one, she’ll be heading to North Carolina May 24- 29. Sorry for the short notice on this one. Their instructor got sick, so Cheryl is filling in.

The second one will be closer to home in Palomar, California. The Palomar clinic has an extra day, so Cheryl will be away June 7-12.

Athena will handling all Cheryl’s lessons May 24-29 with the exception of Tuesday. However, Athena will be auditing the Palomar clinic to continue to advance her teaching skills. Therefore; all  lessons will be cancelled during that week.  Your account has been credited for the lessons that will be missed. However; you are always welcome to make-up your lessons, just call and let us know.

Thank you for your understanding!

CHA Badges

Rider Evaluations & Written Tests~  

         All riders will be given written riding evaluations the week of June 14-20, 2015. These evaluations will take place during the normal lesson time. Once you pass your current level riding test, you may sign-up to take the written and practical tests. Sign-up sheets will be in the office. Written and Practical tests will be given on Sunday, June 28.  Riders who pass all 3 tests will receive their certificate and patch and move on to the next level. Remember, if you miss your lesson during evaluation week, you may request a riding evaluation at a different time. Good Luck!

Welcome!

Welcome to these new students who joined us in May- Charlotte, Holly, Aisa, Joyce, Ethan, and Kathlyn. As you can see, we are busy! Please plan ahead when rescheduling your lessons. We may not be able to accommodate changes easily.

Vacation Policy~

          As summer vacation time is upon us, please take note of the CRK Stable vacation policy. As soon as you know your vacation schedules, please contact us so we may give you the proper credit. That way, you won’t lose your lesson spot as you are enjoying your time away.

Cancellation & Vacation Policy

No Refunds, credits or discounts will be given for lessons cancelled by clients. Cancelled lessons must be rescheduled or forfeited.

            Cancelling & Rescheduling Lessons–             In the event that a rider is unable to attend a scheduled lesson, notice must be given at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start time of the lesson in order to reschedule it. Cancellation messages may be left on the office answering machine or emailed. You must contact us to reschedule your lesson. One reschedule is allowed per lesson. If you cancel your rescheduled lesson, you forfeit that lesson. No more than two replacement lesson days and times will be offered. If you decline both, you forfeit that lesson. You may reschedule only one lesson per month. The replacement lesson must be scheduled within 30 days of the cancelled lesson or the lesson will be forfeited. We will make every attempt to reschedule lessons, but do not guarantee that everyone’s schedule can be accommodated.

Vacation Credit- Students who have been in the monthly lesson program for more than 3 months, may take have 4 weeks of vacation credit annually. During the month of your vacation you will not be charged for the lessons missed. Lesson times will be held for students during vacation breaks. Vacation credits will not be granted over the phone. In order to facilitate proper billing, all vacation requests must be made by email or in writing at least 30 days in advance of the vacation. Late requests may be subject to a re-billing fee. Thank you for your understanding.

 Social Media~

CRK Training Stable is very active in social media, posting blogs, information about lesson cancellations, silly, fun videos of the horses, events, etc. on Facebook and LinkedIn. Please like the CRK Training Stable Facebook page and look Cheryl up on LinkedIn. Certified Horsemanship Association(CHA) Region 10 also has a Facebook page. If you are interested in what CHA Region 10 has to offer, be sure to like that page as well.

Many new customers find us through Yelp. Please help us keep new clients coming in by writing a recommendation for us there. Thank You!

June Group Make-up Lessons~

         The June group make up lesson will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at a time to be determined.  If you have missed a group lesson, please contact the office to schedule your make up lesson. You must sign up to ride.

Quotable Quotes~

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

 “In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.” – Henry Miller

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: CRKStable@aol.com.

Web Site: www.CRKTrainingstable.com

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18245 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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 That’s all folks!

CRK Training Times March 2015

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

March 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

Important March Dates~

March 7- Free Open House- No afternoon lessons

March 8- Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day- Wear your CRK Green T-Shirts! Lessons as usual

March 31- Cesar Chavez Day- Lessons as usual

March 30-April 3- Spring Camp- No morning lessons due to camp.

Important April Dates~

March 30-April 3- Spring Camp- No morning lessons due to camp.

April 5- Easter Sunday- No Lessons

Important May Dates~

May 5- Cinco de Mayo- Lessons as usual

May 10- Mother’s Day- No Lessons

May 25- Memorial Day- Lessons as usual

 

 Spring Camp 2015

Come to the Gallopalooza!

March 30- April 3, 2015
9:00am -1:00 pm
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Ride Gentle Horses

Learn Horse Care
Grooming LessonsLearn About Horses
horse parts puzzle

Create Cool Crafts
CAMP4

Learn About Ranch Animals
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Enjoy Ranch Life

camp roping

Yummy Snacks Included

Bring Your Friends!
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Games, Fun and Horse Hugs Too!

 

20 hours of camp only $395.00! Register by March 7 and save $45.00 ! Spaces are very limited- Sign Up Today!
Register at- http://crktrainingstable.com/ranch-camp-program/ranch-camp-registration/

Why were lessons cancelled today? The weather was beautiful!

We know you are excited to ride and are disappointed if lessons are cancelled. When we cancel lessons it is always for the safety of our riders. Trust me when I say that we would much rather be working and making the money it takes to keep the barn operating!  The horses eat, drink and need new shoes even if the wind is blowing or it’s raining.

Here in Orange County we are often subjected to Santa Ana Winds. These winds make our horses agitated and unpredictable.  Also, when the wind is blowing the students simply can’t hear our instructions making lessons difficult at best and perhaps even downright unsafe. Even the staff doesn’t ride their own fully trained horses in the wind. It’s simply not safe.

The weather at CRK Training Stable is usually different from other parts of Orange County or even Yorba Linda. Due to our closeness to the hills, the wind always seems to hit us harder and longer than anywhere else.  We will usually cancel lessons for the entire day because we simply don’t know when or if the wind will stop trying to blow us off the map. Even if the weather is good at the time of your lesson, many days of wind previously may have prevented us from working the horses enough so they are ready for our riders. For more information about how wind affects horses please read- http://crktrainingstable.com/?s=blow+hard

When the rain comes, everyone understands that they don’t ride in the rain. What people often don’t understand is that the arena will be too wet to use for many days after the rain stops. The pounding rain also packs the arena’s sand footing, making it very hard. Once the arena has dried out, we must rake the sand footing with the tractor to fluff it up so it is soft and safe for the horses to work on. This process may take several hours to complete and only then will the arena be usable again.

When it is raining or the wind is blowing, the horses must stay in their stalls. Our horses are healthy and fit. They are used to getting worked daily. When the horses have been kept confined for several days, they will have lots of built-up energy. This needs to be worked out before the horses can be safely ridden, especially for novice riders. Therefore; we need time to get the horses worked and ready for our students. With 4-5 horses this easily takes 4-5 hours to accomplish. Therefore, it can take up to a full day after the arena is dry and raked before lessons can resume. We won’t rush back into lessons just to make money. Your safety is much more important.

Hopefully now you have a better understanding as to why lessons are cancelled when the weather is beautiful. We don’t cancel lessons because we wish to inconvenience you or your student. We are simply doing what’s best to keep everyone safe and having wonderful riding experiences.

Welcome!

          CRK Training Stable is pleased to welcome the following new riders who joined us in January and February- Mada, Majd, Han, Emma, Madison, Alan, Alex, Debbie, Bella, Olivia, Maggie, Cameron, Rachael, Ellen, Sarah , Catherine, Prince, August, Kelly and returning after spending some time abroad- Raul.
As you can see, we are getting busy! Please plan ahead when scheduling your lessons. We may not be able to accommodate changes easily.

Horse Expo Pomona~

          All things horse invaded Pomona January 30-February 1, 2015. Athena, Cheryl, Suze and Penny all attended on Friday. We very much enjoyed listening to Julie Goodnight while our very own Suze Carragher and Penny were demonstration riders. The rain held off so Suze & Penny stayed dry and had a fantastic ride!  Penny was a trooper, taking all the people, horses, grandstands, loud speakers and associated madness in stride.             After the demonstration,  Suze stayed with Penny while Athena & Cheryl made the rounds. They talked with lots of vendors, learning about new products and innovations. They also met up with many old friends and made some new ones. Things were purchased and presentations were attended. Overall a good time was had by all. Even Penny seemed to like the field trip.

Bridles for saleCRK Tack Sale Coming Soon~

          Over the 35 years we have been teaching riding and training horses, we have accumulated loads of tack and clothing. Some was purchased for horses we no longer have. Some was left behind by boarders who moved. Some was won at shows and raffles. Some if it we don’t even know where it came from! Now it’s time to LET IT GO!!!

Bridles, western saddles, English saddles, saddle pads, breeches, shirts, breast collars, English reins, split reins, roping reins, hackamores, bits, splint boots, bell boots, sports medicine boots, skid boots and lots more all must go! Some of it is new with tags still attached. So if you need some tack, keep checking the Facebook page and the web site. Date and time will be announced very soon!

 

 Quotable Quotes~

“Do not fear mistakes, there are none.” – Miles Davis

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”                      – Mark Twain

That’s all folks!

 

“A Day in the life of a Stable Owner”

DSC01625I’m a stable owner, horse trainer and riding instructor.  I am also sometimes a stall cleaner, tack cleaner and general barn help. I plan the lessons, pick the school horses, buy the tack, drive the tractor, run the business, answer the phones and do the accounting. I sometimes wear the hat of vet, farrier, counselor or therapist. The days get long and crazy but are always interesting and usually fun. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! Here’s what my average day looks like-

6:00 AM- Wake up, let the dogs out and make the tea. I’m not a coffee drinker. Sometimes wish I was, but I do drink lots of tea. Hot tea, iced tea, lukewarm tea. If it’s tea, I love it. Well not green tea so much- but I digress. Time to put on the sweats and do some stretching exercises. As I get along in years, I find the exercises help me get in and out the saddle. It keeps my back happy after a few too many “involuntary dismounts”.  Just another part of my day.

7:00 AM- Change into jeans, t-shirt, barn shoes and head out to begin feeding the critters. We always feed the horses first because they are the most destructive. After they are settled down, we feed theAthena Fosnight goats, pigs, chickens and dogs. While feeding we do our first “barn check” of the day. A barn check will consist of making sure all the stalls doors are latched, horses upright, eating, breathing, no gaping holes and otherwise acting normally. We also make sure the automatic water buckets are working but not over flowing and adjust blankets or fly masks depending on the season.

Once the feeding and barn check is done, I head into the office to check my schedule for the day. I’ll also take the time to write down any phone messages that came in overnight, adjust the lesson schedule to reflect the cancellations that came in, etc. Then it’s turn on the computer to check email and Facebook for messages. I’m always surprised how many people will send messages via Facebook. Email I get, but Facebook? Really? I guess I’m just old.

8:00 AM- Finally time for breakfast for my husband and myself. Something quick that doesn’t require much cooking- cereal, fruit and perhaps a hard-boiled egg. We use this time to catch up a bit and plan our day. We’ll discuss what’s broken and needs immediate attention. What needs fixing but can wait. I’ll tell him my lesson schedule, horses to be worked that day, etc. He will nod, smile and act like he’s listening because he’s one of the good ones. Then he will head off to work.

8:30- Time for me to get ready for work. Brush hair and teeth, put on the first layer of sunscreen, change into riding boots and a (temporarily) clean work shirt.

8:45 AM- Time to head out to the barn. First lessons begin at 9:00 so students are arriving. Turn on arena sprinklers and make sure everything is set up. Greet students and assign horses.

9:00 AM- 11:00 AM- Lessons- Keep the students motivated, safe and learning. If those things are accomplished, it’s a good day. Keeping everyone on top helps as well.

10:30 AM- Assistant arrives and begins grooming and tacking up training horses. She will also lunge those who need a bit of a “buck out” before we ride.KT Yorba Linda 508 009

11:00 AM- My first mount of the day. I will ride 4-6 horses this morning. My assistant will bring them up saddled, warmed up and ready to go. She will also take the one I just finished with, cool it out, un-tack, groom and put it away. We trade off like this for the next several hours. Some of the horses she will ride. She likes the more “energetic” ones.

2:00 PM- Lunch time. Second barn check of the day before I head into the house. I take my lunch break in the office answering email and returning phone calls. I’ll also use this time to check for any new messages.

3:30 PM- Re-apply sunscreen. Afternoon lesson students arrive. We greet the students and assign horses. Lessons are usually on the half hour in the afternoon. 3:30 & 4:30. My assistant and I will usually split the arena down the middle and each take an end.  This keeps everyone in their own space and better able to concentrate on their own students.

steve on tractor5:00 PM- Husband or assistant feeds horses while I finish up the final afternoon lesson. We have to be careful not to use those horses who are very food motivated in the last lesson. They can be difficult for the students to get back into the stalls safely. If a horse acts up, we make sure we are there to help out.

5:30 PM- While the horses are all tucking into their dinners, the feed person does the third barn check.

6:00 PM- Dinner and time to relax. Of course I have to fix dinner so it’s usually something easy like salad and spaghetti. Not much time for fancy food here. I tend to pre-cook and freeze a lot. I especially like using the veggies and herbs from the garden.004 Then on work days I can just throw something into the microwave. It works for us.

7:00 PM- Evening lessons start. I don’t do these every night. Only one or two nights a week. On the other nights I usually catch up on office work, update the web site, return calls or emails and reschedule lessons that have been cancelled. That’s if all the horses got worked. If not, it’s back to the arena after lessons to ride some more.

9:00 PM- Barn closes. I’ll shoo out any lingering boarders and complete the final barn check of the day. Make sure all stalls are latched, that all the horses have eaten their dinner and seem healthy enough to be left alone for the night. Put on blankets if the weather warrants. Make sure all the other livestock is tucked in for the night. Turn off the lights, lock the doors and call it a day. I kept my goal of only working half-days. Yep, 12 hours of work and I’m done!

9:30- Finally time to take a shower and put on some comfy clothes. I might even watch some recorded TV shows. That’s if I can stay awake. It’s not unusual to find me asleep on the couch with the TV running.

11:00 PM- Off to bed. I hope for sweet dreams and that I don’t hear the clip-clop of hooves from an escaped equine during the night.

Catching some rays.

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  Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg is a Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor and Clinic Instructor. She is also an AQHA Professional Horsewoman. Cheryl has been teaching riding and horsemanship for over 40 years. Currently she and her husband own and operate CRK Training Stable in Yorba Linda, CA. We welcome your comments and questions. Please feel free to share this article with your friends, but rights to publish this article and photos, in whole or in part, in any medium including but not limited to, newsletters, websites, blogs, magazines, etc. are reserved. For more interesting articles from Cheryl go to www.crktrainingstable.com

 

Open House at CRK

FREE OPEN HOUSE

Sunday 12/14/14   12:00-4:00

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  • Horseback Riding Demonstrations

  • Petting Zoo

  • Barn Tours

  • Learn About Our Horsemanship Programs

  • Free Class- How To Choose A Riding Program

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Special Holiday Lesson Packages Available

  • All Ages Welcome

  • Extra Discounts available only at the open house

For more information please call- 714-693-4886

For your safety, please wear closed shoes when visiting the ranch.

Open House Schedule-

12:00- Welcome new friends!

12:30- Riding Demonstration

1:00- Informative Talk- How To Choose A Riding Program

1:30- CRK Horsemanship Programs Overview

2:00- Barn Tour

3:00- CRK Horsemanship Programs Overview

4:00- Happy Trails to all our new friends!

 Ongoing-

Meet The Horses!

Learn How to Brush a Horse

Petting Zoo

Scavenger Hunt

Lesson Program Sign Up

 

 

CRK Training Times November 2014

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Important November Dates~

Nov. 2- Daylight Savings time ends. Remember to set your clocks back!

            October group lesson make-up day.

Nov. 11- Veterans Day- Lessons as usual

Nov. 27- Thanksgiving Day- No Lessons Nov. 28- Black Friday- Lesson as usual. Check out our Black Friday Specials!

Nov. 30- November group lesson make-up day.

Important December Dates~

Dec. 16- Hanukkah Begins

Dec. 21- First Day of Winter

Dec. 24- Christmas Eve- No Lessons

Dec. 25. Christmas- No Lessons

Dec. 28- December group lesson make-up day.

Dec. 31- New Year’s Eve- No Lessons

Important January Dates~

January 1 2015! New Year’s Day- No Lessons

No Lesson Dates~

            Lesson will be cancelled on the following days. Your account will be credited unless you would prefer to make up you lesson. If so, please contact the office to re-schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday Nov. 28– Thanksgiving

Wednesday Dec. 24– Christmas Eve

Thursday Dec. 25. Christmas Day

Wednesday Dec. 31– New Year’s Eve

Thursday Jan. 1, 2015– New Year’s Day!!

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Holiday Season Lessons~

          As the busy holiday season comes upon us, please keep in mind CRK Training Stable Policy regarding lesson cancellations. We are happy to reschedule your lesson if given appropriate notice. Group lesson make-ups will be held on the last Sunday of the month or the first Sunday of the following month. Group make-up lessons are limited to one per month.

No Refunds, credits or discounts will be given for lessons cancelled by clients. Cancelled lessons must be rescheduled or you may take a vacation credit if available.

Cancelling & Rescheduling Lessons
In the event that a rider is unable to attend a scheduled lesson, notice must be given at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start time of the lesson in order to reschedule it. Cancellation messages may be left on the office answering machine, texted or emailed. You must contact us to reschedule your lesson. One reschedule is allowed per lesson. If you cancel your rescheduled lesson, you forfeit that lesson. No more than two replacement lesson days and times will be offered. If you decline both, you forfeit that lesson. You may reschedule only one lesson per month. The replacement lesson must be scheduled within 30 days of the cancelled lesson or the lesson will be forfeited. We will make every attempt to reschedule lessons, but do not guarantee that everyone’s schedule can be accommodated. Make-up lessons must be on a different day of the week and may be with a different instructor or horse.

No show-  No-shows will be charged as if the lesson was given. A No Show is considered to be: A rider who does not attend a scheduled lesson within 20 minutes of the start time, without proper cancellation notice being given. Riders who are more than 20 minutes late, without notice, may be denied a lesson and will not be given a make-up lesson.

Vacation Credit- Students who have been at CRK Stable for more than 4 months may take 4 weeks of vacation credit annually, based on the calendar year. During the month of your vacation your account will be credited for the number of lessons missed. Lesson spaces will be held for students during vacation breaks. Vacation credits will not be granted over the phone. All vacation requests must be made by email or in writing at least 30 days in advance of the vacation to allow for proper billing. Late vacation credit requests will be subject to a $20.00 re-billing fee.  

Time To Ride Open House Events~

          Our open house events went wonderfully! We introduced over 220 newcomers to our equestrian lifestyle. They enjoyed a class all about horses, a scavenger hunt, petting zoo and free riding lessons! We greatly exceeded the “100 in 100 days” goal set by the creators of the contest and we won 6th place nationwide in our division! We have yet to know what exactly we have won due to tax paperwork. The American horse council has promised that the prize boxes will be shipped very soon.

            Several riders used the discount coupon offered to begin their equestrian adventure. Many have now made the move up to group lessons and are making good progress there. Several more have moved up the skill list and while not changing to group lessons, they have accomplished many of the level one skills already. Congrats and welcome to- Sunny, Cynthia, Kim, Nevaeh, Emily, and Annabelle.

 Congratulations~

            Congratulations to our newly certified instructor, Athena Fosnight! Athena received her Certified Horsemanship Association Certification in English flat, English jumping and Western! Way To Go Athena!!!

 Weather or Not~

It’s that time of year again! Winter is soon to be 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. Thank You!

 Please read this section carefully. Many clients have mis-understood this policy and been disappointed or downright angry when a lesson was not available to them.    If a previously cancelled lesson is the only lesson you have that month, call to re-schedule it. If you don’t pay for the entire new month prior to that month, your regular lesson time will not be held even if you have a make-up lesson.

Example- Your lessons for January are on Tuesdays at 3:30. Tuesday, January 20th was rained out therefore; the lesson was cancelled. You now have a one lesson credit of $56.00 toward February’s lessons and the statement will reflect this difference. If you choose not to continue taking lessons in February, you must schedule a make-up lesson for the missed lesson. If you arrive at the stable on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 3:30 expecting to ride, the lesson time will not be available and may have been given to another student. You must schedule a make-up lesson on a different day. We do not offer refunds for missed lessons. You must make them up.
           Credits for weather cancelled lessons must be used within 30 days. Accounts with credits not used will be deleted after that time, so please plan accordingly. See the lesson policy for more details on make-up lessons.

 INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

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 or you may re-schedule your lesson. If you cancel a lesson without proper notice 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. If no cancellation message is on the machine, lessons will run as scheduled. We reserve the right to substitute un-mounted lessons should weather or arena conditions prevent riding. Un-mounted group lessons will be one hour only. Messages will not be available until after 8:00 A.M., so please call after that time. Please do not call or text the cell phone without checking the answering machine first.

Rain- If it has rained within the past 4 days, 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.

Quotable Quotes~

       “The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.”
– Billie Jean King

         

          “The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”
– Julia Alvarez

 

That’s all folks!

Certified Horsemanship Association Region 10 Conference

061CERTIFIED HORSEMANSHIP ASSOCIATION REGION 10 CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

“A Day of Equine Education”

Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons

Silent Auction Deals!

Silent Auction Deals!

 

What is it?- An Educational Event with Speakers, Riding Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Vendors and Private Riding Lessons

Where is it?- PepperGlen Farms 3563 Pedley Ave. Norco, CA 92860.

Who can attend?- Anyone who loves horses!

Who can ride in the lessons & demonstrations? Rider spots still available! Call today to reserve your slot!

Riders must be at least 9 yrs old, bring your own horse & tack and be able to ride a walk, jog/trot and lope/canter. For more info go to- http://crktrainingstable.com/cha-region-10-conference-2014/horse-rider-information/

How much does it cost?-

Spectator Pre-sale tickets $40.00 w/lunch included.

Children 6-14 years $25.00.     Under 6- Free

Riders- $25.00 per session or $100.00 all day. (Private lessons excluded.) Riding spots still available! Sign up before they are all gone! Call today for more info- 714-693-4886.

Riders private lessons- $25.00/30 minutes. Available on Saturday or Sunday.

Dinner, Drinks, Dessert & Discounts- $18.00

At the gate tickets- Cash or Credit Card Only- $45.00/$30.00 no lunch.

How do I buy tickets?- Go to- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-cha-region-10-conference-a-day-of-equine-education-tickets-

Spectators & Riders mail in registration form- http://crktrainingstable.com/cha-region-10-conference-2014/cha-region-10-conference-2014-registration/

 See our Speaker Schedule for more information- http://crktrainingstable.com/cha-region-10-conference-2014/conference-schedule-tentative/

Stall Reservations- http://crktrainingstable.com/cha-region-10-conference-2014/cha-region-10-conference-2014-stall-reservation-form/

ACTHA Arena Obstacle Challenge Sept. 21, 2014- For more info go to- https://www.actha.us/aoc/1465/view

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. NO DOGS PLEASE!

CRK Training Times August 2014

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

 

Important July Dates~

July 26- Time To Ride Open House 3:00-5:00 PM

Important August Dates~

Aug 3- Chino Hills Show Aug 9- Time To Ride Open House 3:00-5:00 PM

Aug 10- Mira Loma Schooling Show

Aug. 13-14- Ranch Closed for tree trimming.

Aug 23- Time To Ride Open House 3:00-5:00 PM

Aug. 24-30- Rider Evaluation Week

Aug 31- Group Lesson Make-up Day

Written Level Testing

Important September Dates~

Sept. 6 – Final Time To Ride Open House 3:00-5:00 PM

Sept. 7- Pepperglen Hunter Show

Sept. 14- Mira Loma Point Show

Sept. 20- Save the Date! CHA Region 10 Conference

Sept. 21- Save the Date! CHA Region 10 ACTHA Arena Obstacle Challenge

Sept. 24- Wednesday Horsemanship for Beginners Class Begins

Sept. 27- Saturday Horsemanship for Beginners Class Begin

Farm Fun Class Begins

Sept. 28- Group Lesson Make-up Day

 Save the Date! Sept. 20 – Sept. 21, 2014 ~

Certified Horsemanship Association Region 10 Conference-

The Region 10 conference is a one day event with speakers, demonstrations and riding lessons. This year’s conference will be, Sept. 20 – Sept. 21, 2014 at Pepperglen Farms in Norco. This event is open to the public. You may bring your horse and ride in many different lessons offered or schedule a private lesson with your favorite instructor.  Several gifted speakers will also present lectures on various topics of interest to the horse loving public, including-

Dr. David Treser, D.V.M.- Diagnosing and Administering First Aid to Equines.

Mr. Mark Burrell- How to Build Your Own Amazing Web Site

Rebecca Bambarger, EA- How To Save Money On Your Equine Taxes

Steve Vaughn, Certified Farrier- Shoes vs. Barefoot- How do you decide what’s best for your horse?

Courtney de Caussin, Certified Equine Massage Therapist  – Equine Massage Therapy Demonstration

Cheryl R. Kronsberg, Certified Master Instructor-  Bits & Bitting

A silent auction will be available so be sure you are ready to get some great deals! A free lunch is included if you pre-purchase your ticket! You may also bring your horse and ride with these amazing instructors for a small extra fee.

An ACTHA Arena Obstacle Challenge will also be offered on Sept. 21. You may enter to compete in this fun and exciting event or just hang around to watch. For more info go to- http://crktrainingstable.com/cha-region-10-conference-2014/ or call 714-693-4886.

Maggie give lessons during the CRK Open Barn Event.

Maggie give lessons during the CRK Open Barn Event.

CRK Training Stable offers FREE Open House Barn Events~
Our FREE Open Barn Events will be held on  Aug. 9, Aug 23 and Sept. 6 –  3:00-5:00 PM at CRK Training Stable.  Help us keep the love of horses going strong by bringing your non-horse owning friends, family and neighbors for a FREE fun day at the ranch. We will have- All About Horses Class, Grooming & Saddling demonstrations and RIDING LESSONS! A petting zoo and scavenger hunt will also be open. Discount coupons for riding lesson will be handed out. You can save up to $300.00 on lessons! All completely FREE!  For more information go to-http://crktrainingstable.com/events/crk-training-stable-to-participate-in-time-to-ride-100-day-horse-challenge/or call 714-693-4886.

Event Schedule

2:45-3:00        Howdy Folks! Welcome & Registration

3:00 P.M         All About Horses Class – Round Pen

3:30 P.M.        Riding Demo & Meet the Horses- Round Pen

3:45 P.M.        Mini Riding Lessons- Round Pen
Petting Zoo- Upper Barn
Scavenger Hunt Opens

4:30 P.M.        Family Games- Arena- Grab a partner and join the fun!

5:00 P.M.        Happy Trails to all our new friends. See Ya’ll Soon!

Ongoing

What’s Growing On?  Garden

Petting Zoo-                3:45-5:00 Upper Barn

Info Booth –                Learn more about lesson programs under the blue canopy

Scavenger Hunt-         Go to the Info Booth to claim your prize!

Oh, did I say it’s FREE? Because it is!!! Here’s the fine print- You must provide a your full name and a valid email address to participate. Email addresses must belong to a newcomer 13 years of age or older. CRK Training Stable will submit email addresses to the Certified Horsemanship Association and/or Time To Ride Challenge and/or The American Horse Council for the purposes of competing for an award.  Email addresses will not be sold nor made commercially available. You may be contacted by those organizations to determine that you actually attended a 100 Day Challenge event. Riders must be 6+ years old, under 200 lbs., able-bodied, wear shoes that fully enclose the feet and long pants. A Liability Waiver must be signed by an adult parent or guardian. Riding helmets will be provided and are required. The number of riding lessons given each day will be limited and only available on a first come-first served basis. Any award of cash or prizes won shall be the sole property of CRK Training Stable and it’s owners- Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg and/or Steven Kronsberg.  But it’s completely free!

For more information call 714-693-4886 .  To learn more about the Time to Ride 100 Day Horse Challenge, visit www.timetoride.com.

We will be needing volunteers to help with these events. If you are available to help out, please let us know! Thanks!

 Rider Evaluations & Written Tests~

          All riders will be given written riding evaluations the week of August 24-30, 2014. These evaluations will take place during the normal riding lesson. Once you pass your level’s riding test, you may sign up to take the written and practical tests. Written and Practical tests will be given on Sunday Aug. 31 at 2:00 PM. Riders who pass all 3 tests will receive their certificate and patch and move on to the next level. Remember if you miss this evaluation week, you may request a riding evaluation at any time. Good Luck!

 

For Sale or Lease~

    IMG_0734      Too Hot 4 My Spots a.k.a. Charlie- Bay Tobiano,Pinto pony gelding, 13 years old, 13.3 hands, 900 lbs. Well trained English, currently competing well in cross-rails and ready to move up. Completely sound, good ground manners, bathes, ties, trailers, UTD on everything and getting better at clipping. Extensively trail ridden before we bought him, but not in the past year. Not a beginner pony because he has some go to him. Very well suited for an intermediate- advanced rider. Charlie is very stocky and easily handles adult riders. $5000.00. Lease option available onsite only with lessons.

061           CC Sheza Royla Robin a.k.a. Penny- Black Overo Paint Pony mare, 16 years, 14.1 hands. Well trained both English & Western. Wonderful ground manners, clips, bathes, ties, trailers. Has shown pony club in the past. Very well suited for advanced beginner – advanced rider. Onsite partial lease only with lessons. Not for sale.

            Lease terms & fees~ Riders may lease a horse for either a morning or afternoon session. Halter and lead provided.  Riders must provide their own tack including saddle, bridle and grooming equipment. All care of the horse including feed, shoeing and vet care provided by CRK Training Stable. All leasers must participate in at least 1 riding lesson per week on the leased horse at the normal lesson rate. Horse may not leave CRK Training Stable grounds. Other restrictions apply. Contact the office for compete details and to lease your favorite horse today!

 1-1/2 day per week- $125.00 month + lessons fees.

2- 1/2 days per week- $210.00 month + lessons fees.

3- 1/2 days per week- $300.00 month + lessons fees.

 Practice Rides~

          Have some free time? Want to practice what you learn during your lessons? Want to ride and save money? Here’s your chance! Allapprovedstudents may participate in the CRK Practice Ride program. Practice rider are available on horses not being used that day for lessons. You get a full 90 minutes to groom, saddle, ride, cool out and put the horse away for only $35.00! Use of tack is included, but no instruction. Call today to schedule your practice ride! 714-693-4886

Ranch Closed~

          The ranch will be closed during the day Aug. 13 & 14, 2014 for tree removal and maintenance. Trees will be removed behind and alongside of the arena and the area between the cross ties and the wash rack. For the safety of all the horses and clients, the ranch will close during the day. Boarders are welcome to come feed their horses, but removing them from their stalls is at your own risk. Tree work will begin at 7:00 AM and should be completed by 6:00 PM each day. Thank you for your understanding as we make necessary improvements to the ranch.

 New Fall Classes~

          The City Of Placentia Community Services director contacted Cheryl and asked her to take over their Horsemanship classes. These classes will begin in the fall and are a great introduction to riding. Farm Fun classes for young children will also be available. You must register through the City of Placentia to join the fun! Once the City of Placentia has completed their enrollment, any open spots will be made available to the public. Here’s what you have to look forward to.

Horsemanship for Beginners ~
            Put on your cowboy boots and jeans and head on down to CRK Training Stable! During this class you will learn all about horse care and riding! CRK Training Stable’s staff will teach you horse safety, haltering, leading, tying, grooming, saddling and most important RIDING our gentle school horses. Horses, tack and riding helmets provided. Riders must provide riding boots & long pants. Open to riders 8 years and up. Adults welcome! Parents must attend the entire first class. Riders will share horses. Closed shoes required for everyone on the ranch. 4 weeks, 90 minute lessons. $95.00 + $25.00 Equipment fee. Riding manual optional but recommended $20.00.  Limited to 6 riders
Session 1- Sept. 24- Oct. 18, 2014 Wednesdays OR Saturdays 3:30-5:00 Session 2- Oct. 29- Nov. 22, 2014 Wednesdays OR Saturdays 3:30-5:00

Farm Fun~

Grab your kids and head out to the farm! Every week we will learn about, see and pet a different farm animal, do a craft and play a ranch game. We will also learn how vegetables grow and plant your own to take home! Open to children ages 4 years and up. Adults must attend with children younger than 9 yrs. (no extra fee). Closed shoes required for everyone on the ranch. Limited to 12 participants (not including parents). 4 weeks- 60 minute sessions. $65.00 + $20.00 material fee.

Session 1- Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 2014 Saturdays 2:30-3:30 Session 2-Nov. 1- Nov. 22, 2014 Saturdays 2:30-3:30

August Make-up Lessons~

           August group make-up lessons will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 11:00 AM. If you miss a group lesson in August, please contact the office to schedule your make up lesson. You must sign up to ride.

Quotable Quotes~

“Don’t let other people tell you what you want.” – Pat Riley

“When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.” – Sir Alexander Paterson

 That’s All For Now~

 

CRK Training Times July 2014

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

July 2014

Summer Is Here!

 

Save the Date! Sept. 20 – Sept. 21, 2014 ~

Certified Horsemanship Association Region 10 Conference-

The Region 10 conference is a one day event with speakers, demonstrations and riding lessons. This year’s conference will be, Sept. 20 – Sept. 21, 2014 at Pepperglen Farms in Norco. This event is open to the public. You may bring your horse and ride in many different lessons offered or schedule a private lesson with your favorite instructor.  Several gifted speakers will also present lectures on various topics of interest to the horse loving public. A silent auction will be available so be sure you are ready to get some great deals! A free lunch is included if you pre-purchase your ticket!

An ACTHA Arena Obstacle Challenge will also be offered on Sept. 21. You may enter to compete in this fun and exciting event or just hang around to watch. For more info go to- http://crktrainingstable.com/cha-region-10-conference-2014/ or call 714-693-4886.

 

075_cropCRK Training Stable offers FREE Open House Barn Events~

Our FREE Open Barn Events will be held on July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug 23 and Sept. 6 –  3:00-5:00 PM at CRK Training Stable.  Help us keep the love of horses going strong by bringing your non-horse owning friends, family and neighbors for a FREE fun day at the ranch. We will have- All About Horses Class, Grooming & Saddling demonstrations and RIDING LESSONS! A petting zoo and scavenger hunt will also be open. Discount coupons for riding lesson will be handed out. You can save up to $300.00 on lessons! All completely FREE!  For more information go to-http://crktrainingstable.com/events/crk-training-stable-to-participate-in-time-to-ride-100-day-horse-challenge/or call 714-693-4886.

Event Schedule

2:45-3:00        Howdy Folks! Welcome & Registration

3:00 P.M         All About Horses Class – Round Pen

3:30 P.M.        Riding Demo & Meet the Horses- Round Pen

3:45 P.M.        Mini Riding Lessons- Round Pen
Petting Zoo- Upper Barn031
Scavenger Hunt Opens

4:30 P.M.        Family Games- Arena- Grab a partner and join the fun!

5:00 P.M.        Happy Trails to all our new friends. See Ya’ll Soon!

Ongoing

Snacks & Beverages   Grass Area

004What’s Growing On?  Garden

Petting Zoo-                3:45-5:00 Upper Barn

Info Booth –                Learn more about lesson programs under the blue canopy

Scavenger Hunt-         Go to the Info Booth to claim your prize!

Oh, did I say it’s FREE? Because it is!!! Here’s the fine print- You must provide a your full name and a valid email address to participate. Email addresses must belong to a newcomer 13 years of age or older. CRK Training Stable will submit email addresses to the Certified Horsemanship Association and/or Time To Ride Challenge and/or The American Horse Council for the purposes of competing for an award.  Email addresses will not be sold nor made commercially available. You may be contacted by those organizations to determine that you actually attended a 100 Day Challenge event. Riders must be 6+ years old, under 200 lbs., able-bodied, wear shoes that fully enclose the feet and long pants. A Liability Waiver must be signed by an adult parent or guardian. Riding helmets will be provided and are required. The number of riding lessons given each day will be limited and only available on a first come-first served basis. Any award of cash or prizes won shall be the sole property of CRK Training Stable and it’s owners- Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg and/or Steven Kronsberg.

But it’s completely free!

For more information call 714-693-4886 .  To learn more about the Time to Ride 100 Day Horse Challenge, visit www.timetoride.com.

We will be needing volunteers to help with these events. If you are available to help out, please let us know! Thanks!

 Social Media~

CRK Training Stable is very active in social media, posting blogs, weather related lesson cancellations, events, etc. on Facebook and LinkedIn. Please like the CRK Training Stable Facebook page and look Cheryl up on LinkedIn. Certified Horsemanship Association(CHA) Region 10 also has a Facebook page. If you are interested in what CHA Region 10 has to offer, be sure to like that page as well.

Many new customers find us through Yelp. Please help us keep the new clients coming in by writing a recommendation for us there. Thank You!

 Hot Weather Reminders~   

        As we get further into summer, the days will be getting much warmer. Some days will be downright HOT! Lessons will run as usual on hot days, so be prepared. Bring some water and wear a hat while grooming. If you want to reschedule your normal lesson time for a cooler part of the day, please do it well ahead of time. Lessons won’t be rescheduled on the day of the lesson because it is hot. If it’s too hot to ride, we may substitute or you may choose an un-mounted lesson. A favorite on hot days is horse bathing. Just make sure you wear clothes that can get wet!
If your CRK Stable school horse gets sweaty during your lesson, you will be asked to either hose or sponge them off. Tack should also be wiped down to remove sweat that can damage the leather. If you don’t know how to do these tasks, please ask. We will make sure it’s part of your next lesson.
Please remember that all riders must wear a sleeved shirt. If you arrive for your lesson wearing a tank top, you will not be allowed to ride. Closed shoes are also required in the barn areas. This rule applies to everyone, parents included! If you forgot to change out of your flip-flops, for your own safety, please remain in the parking lot or the spectator area behind the arena. Thank You!

Quotable Quotes~

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”                                                    – Mark Twain

“The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world.”
– Bertie Charles Forbes

 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.

 

 


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