November 23, 2017

Summer Camp Week #2 July 25-29, 2016

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Join us for fun, games, crafts, and riding! CRK Summer Camp starts today!  http://crktrainingstable.com/ranch-camp-program/

 

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CRK Training Times August 2015

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

August 2015

Important August Dates~

Aug. 1-6- Cheryl’s Vacation

Aug. 10-14- Summer Camp

Aug 30- Group Lesson Make-up Day

Important September Dates~

Sept. 27- Group Lesson Make-up Day

Important October Dates~

October 22-25- CHA International Conference.- Cheryl, Steve & Athena will be continuing their education by attending this conference. All lessons will be cancelled during this time.

 No Lesson Days~

          Cheryl & Steve will be taking some time off August 1-6, 2015. The lesson schedule will be modified during this time. If your lesson has been cancelled, it will show as a credit on your statement. If it hasn’t been cancelled, it will be taught by Athena. If you have any questions or wish to change your lesson during this time, please call the office before July 31, 2015. Thank you for your understanding.

Summer Ranch Camp~

Ride Gentle Horses

Learn Horse Care

Create Cool Crafts

Learn About Ranch Animals

8:00am -12:00 noon

Enjoy Ranch Life

Yummy Snacks Included

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

Only One Session Left! Only 3 spots still open! #8- August 10-14

Camp Fee- $395.00. Limited to 8 riders per session, 4 per class. Registration forms available online at- www.crktrainingstable.com

YLCR Horse Show~

            This year’s annual Yorba Linda Country Riders show was loads of fun! We had several CRK riders compete this year. Maggie made the trip for the first time and was she a trouper! She was a bit excited in the morning, but quickly settled and was a winning mount for both Suze Carragher and Kate Clifton. Suze & Maggie competed in 3 events taking home 2 firsts and a 3rd. This was good enough to give them the Overall Highpoint for their division! Kate then took up Maggie’s reins for the Leadline class and was also awarded first place!

Our very own instructor, Athena Fosnight, took her baby boy, Cruiser, and competed in the English division. They took home several first and second place ribbons. Their placings were good enough to earn them the Reserve Champion award for the day.

Excellent job everyone! Thanks for making CRK look so good!

For Lease~

          009Too 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. Lease option available onsite only with lessons. You must be proficient at walk, trot, and canter in order to lease at CRK.

 

061_cropCC 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. You must be proficient at walk, trot, and canter in order to lease at CRK.

            Lease terms & fees~ Riders may lease a horse for either a morning or afternoon session. You must be proficient at walk, trot, and canter in order to lease at CRK. Halter and lead provided. Riders must provide their own tack including saddle, bridle and grooming equipment. All care of the horse including board, 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.

 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 must either hose or sponge them off. Tack should also be wiped down with a damp towel 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 included in your next lesson.

Please remember correct riding attire, including a sleeved shirt. If you are not wearing proper attire, 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, please remain in the spectator areas. Thank You!

August Make-up Lessons~

          August group make-up lessons will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2014. 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~

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

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

 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

or snail mail at:

18245 Bastanchury Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

or phone (714) 693-4886

 

That’s all folks!

 

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

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!

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!