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CRK Training Times July 2015

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

July 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Summer Camp Rider working obstacles.

Summer Camp Rider working obstacles.

Important July Dates~

July 4- Independence Day-

July 12- YLCR Horse Show

July 13-17-  Summer Camp- Full

July 20-24-Summer Camp- Full

July 27-31-Summer Camp

Important August Dates~ Aug. 3-7- Summer Camp- Full

Aug. 10-14- Summer Camp

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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 14- Fathers Day

July 4- Independence Day

CRK Training Stable offers FREE Open House Barn Event~

A FREE Open Barn Event will be held on Sunday July 19, 2015 –  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. Discounts for summer camp will be available. Save up to $50.00!

All completely FREE!  For more information go to-http://crktrainingstable.com/free-open-house-riding-lessons/ or call 714-693-4886.

Event Schedule

3:00                 Howdy Folks! Welcome & Registration

3:15 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

Scavenger Hunt Opens 3:45 P.M.

Petting Zoo Opens

3:45 P.M.        Lesson and Camp talk. Find out what CRK Stable offers.

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

Ongoing

Petting Zoo-                4:00-5:00 Upper Barn

Info Booth –                Learn more about or summer camp and 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 195 lbs., able-bodied, able to follow instructions in English, wear shoes that fully enclose the feet, a shirt 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!

 

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 patio area. Thank You!

 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!

Welcome!

Welcome to these new students who joined us in June-Stacey, Mason, Elizabeth, Lillian, Brighton, Mackenzie, & Maddy.  As you can see, we are busy! Please plan ahead when rescheduling your lessons. We may not be able to accommodate changes easily.

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!

July Group Make-up Lessons~

           The July group make-up lesson will be held on Sunday, 26 at 9:30 am. Riders should arrive at 9:10.  If you have missed a group lesson, please contact the office to schedule your make up lesson. You must sign up to ride.

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Quotable Quotes~

“To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” – William James

 

It may be those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Leacock

 

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

DSC03855Enjoy Ranch Life

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

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Web Site: www.CRKTrainingstable.com

or snail mail at:

18245 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

or phone (714) 693-4886

or click the unsubscribe button.

 That’s all folks!

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 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.

 

 

CRK Training Times February 2012

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People                        February 2012

 

Important Jan. Dates~
Jan. 29- Free class: Feeds & Nutrition

Important February Dates~

Feb. 2-4- Horse Expo LA Fairground.
 Feb. 5- Free class: Tack selection and care
Feb. 12- Free class: Bits and their uses.
Feb. 12- Mira Loma Schooling Show
Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day- Lessons as usual.
Feb. 19- Free class: Ouchies and other worries- Equine First Aid.
Feb. 24- CRK Show Meeting 7:00 pm
Feb. 26- Free class: Mommy can I have a Pony?- How to purchase a horse.

Important March Dates~

March 11- Daylight Savings Begins
March 17- St. Patrick’s Day- Wear CRK Green!
March 18- Mira Loma Schooling Show
March 20- Spring Begins!
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My First Horse Show~     

        When I was a kid, my friends and I decided to go to the local playday. We had never been in a horse show before but how hard could it be? I had owned my horse for over a year and we had come a long way from our very dicey beginnings. I looked at the requirements printed on the Playday premium.- Attire- Long-sleeved shirt, tie, long pants and boots. Well heck! I had most of those things already! The only thing I was missing was a tie so Mom took me to the local tack store and bought one. My “show outfit” consisted of my best pair of jeans, my only pair of boots, one of my brother’s old shirts and my brand new bolo tie. I was ready to show!    

       The only problem was that I didn’t have a clue what to do for each class. I knew I needed help so I talked my parents into letting me go watch a horse show. My brother dropped my friends and me off early in the morning. After watching the seemingly endless halter classes, we got bored and decided to wander around a little. Then we stumbled onto the trail arena. Now that was interesting! Trail fascinated me. I watched those horses and riders carefully. I could do this! Belle was a great Trail horse!  Trail would be our class! I already pictured the blue ribbon hanging from Belle’s bridle.  

       The big day came and we all arrived at the show grounds after a long ride to get there. (Yes, we rode our horses to the show. How else would we get there?) I was getting frustrated after not placing in my first few classes (Wrong lead? What’s a lead?). Finally, it was time for the trail class.  My chance to shine. The judge carefully explained the course- Walk over the logs and bridge- jog through the cones- pick up the slicker and put it down again- lope, left lead, from cone A to cone B-walk through the tractor tire-side-pass over the telephone pole and you’re done. Ok, fine, all pretty straightforward. We can do all that. Oh wait-What? Side-pass!  What’s a side-pass?     Some very quick conversations ensued between us stable mates. Together we decided how to handle the side-pass obstacle.  When my turn came, Belle and I stepped onto the course… To read the remainder of this article go to-http://crktrainingstable.com/?p=912.

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HORSE4HEROES MAKES HORSEBACK RIDING AFFORDABLE.

Horses4Heroes wants you!  Horses4Heroes was created especially for the families of military personnel, veterans, fire fighters, law enforcement officers, critical care and hospice nurses and other heroes in our community!  If you or your kids love horses, this is the program for you!

            Founded in 2006 and based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Horses4Heroes, Inc. is enriching lives and empowering local youth and their families by offering able-bodied, affordable horseback riding programs that emphasize fun and safe activities with horses, mounted and un-mounted for all ages.  Participants learn valuable leadership and teamwork skills, make new friends, and develop a lifelong love of horses!

            In addition to discount horseback riding lessons, our programs may include, HorsePlay, a “Mommy and Me” activity for 2-6 year olds, Operation Free Ride, a hosted free riding session, and StayStrong, a support program for families and individuals. 

            Membership in Horses4Heroes is just $25 per family for Heroes (Las Vegas Heroes pay $50) and $100 for Friends.  Members receive Horses4Heroes t-shirts, a membership badge and a directory of instructors, riding facilities, retailers and other businesses who support the organization.  Horses4Heroes members are eligible for discounted riding lessons from local instructors.  The program focuses on all aspects of horse care including ground fundamentals as well as riding.  Both English and Western riding disciplines are offered, along with beginning rodeo and gymkhana (barrel racing, pole bending, dummy roping, goat tying).  Members also learn valuable leadership and teamwork skills. All ages are welcome.

            Horses4Heroes is also looking for kid-friendly, family friendly facilities to join our national network and help us fulfill our mission to make horseback riding affordable and accessible to these families whose daily sacrifices keep us safe and free. 

            For more information, call (888) 987-4376 (9US-HERO) or visit our Web site at www.horses4heroes.org

            CRK TRAINING STABLE is proud to be the newest program member of HorsesforHeroes. If you are a hero check us out. Or if you know someone who is a hero have them call today!

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 Show Group~

          Show season will soon be upon us. Make sure you are working toward your goals so you will be ready to compete! Openings still exist in the Show Group Fridays at 4:00pm. This group lesson included showmanship and riding skills with an emphasis on showing. $180.00 month.

            Beginning in March riders may take an additional 1/2 hour lesson to allow for more time to work on equitation and patterns. Cost for the 1.5 hr class is only an additional $55.00 per month.  That’s less than $13.00 per week!

            Effective February 1, 2012 show group will not be cancelled due to weather. In the event that we are unable to ride, class will be held on other aspects of showing such as- grooming for show, leg wrapping, clipping, banding, braiding, bathing, or we may watch videos about showmanship, horsemanship etc.
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 Show Meeting~

            The Annual CRK Show Meeting will be held on Friday February 24th at 7:00PM. This informative meeting is open to all clients and will give you the information you need to show this season.  Show schedules and rates will be discussed and we will select which shows to attend this year. And there are always free refreshments!  Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough handouts and snacks!

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February Trivia Challenge~

  1. 1.     Where is the Gullet on an English Saddle?
  2. 2.     T or F- Leather should never be allowed to get wet.
  3. 3.     How many “Irons” does a saddle have?
  4. 4.     Why are English and Western saddles different?
  5. 5.     Name as many parts that have the same name on both english and western tack.
  6. 6.     What is a “split rein”?
  7. 7.     What is a “throat latch?
  8. 8.     Where is the seat jockey?
  9. 9.     What should you do after you clean your saddle?
  10. 10.  How often should you clean your bridle?
    Answers to all these questions will be given during the free class-

 How Tacky! Horse Tack and It’s Care to be held on February 12, 2012. RSVP to reserve your spot.  See below for more information. Answers will also appear in next month’s edition of the times. Answers to January Trivia Challenge- 1. What color were the 100 horses in the 2012 Rose Parade?  Palomino 2. What was Roy Rogers horse Named? Trigger 3. What breed was Roy Rogers Horse?  American Saddlebred 4. What is the highest part of the horses back called?   It should be the withers, but sometimes the croup is higher. 5. How many hocks does a horse have?  Two; one on each hind limb. 6. How many ergots does a horse have? Four, one on each fetlock. However; many horses no longer have ergots at all. 7.  What is a “colt”?  A male baby horse. 8. What is a “pony”? A breed of equine that is not taller than 14.2 hands or 58 inches at the withers. 9. What is the oldest breed of horse? The oldest breed that kept records is the Arabian. 10. What is the difference between a “Paint” and a “Pinto”?  Paint is a breed and pinto is a color.
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Free Horse Care Classes~

          Beginning in January, Cheryl will be offering free lecture classes at the stable. These classes will be open to the public, but space may be limited. Classes will be offered every week beginning January 22nd.  Classes will be held at CRK Training Stable Sundays at 2:00-3:00 pm.  An additional class will be offered from 3:00-4:30pm for only $5.00 including handouts, refreshments and a free raffle.  Please reserve your space in advance by calling 714-693-4886 or online at eventbrite.com/.

Topics will be: 

1/29- Hay Mom! What’s for Dinner?- Learn what horses eat, how much to feed them and how often.

Optional Class- Design a feed program for your horse. Discover Body condition Scores and how to use a weight tape. We will also analyze feed samples. ($5.00 fee includes refreshments)

2/5- How Tacky!- Saddles, Bridles and other tack- Their selection and care. Optional Class-Tack cleaning and inspection. Bring your tack or learn to clean using our. Tack inspection included. You can even bring your horse for a tack fit evaluation. ($5.00 fee includes refreshments)

2/12- Bits and Bits and Bits and Bits– Bit use, care and selection.

Optional Class- Demonstration ride showing how different bits work. ($5.00 fee includes refreshments)

 2/19- Ouchies and other worries– Routine health care and Equine First Aid Optional Class- How to take temperature, pulse and respiration rates, check capillary refill and bandage wrap legs. ($5.00 fee includes refreshments)

2/26- Mommy can I have a Pony?- How to purchase a horse.

Optional Class- Common conformation faults and how to evaluate a horses way of going. ($5.00 fee includes refreshments)

            Please pass this information on to any who you feel would be interested. Thank You!

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