December 18, 2017

FREE Open Barn and Horseback Riding!!

 

  • FREE HORSEBACK RIDING!*
  • FREE Petting Zoo
  • FREE All About Horses Class
  • FREE Grooming Demonstration & Practice!
  • Lesson discounts!
  • Learn About Our Horsemanship Programs
  • FREE Ranch Scavenger Hunt
  • All Ages Welcome but riders must be 6-14 years old, less than 125 lbs., wear closed shoes, long pants and a shirt. Other restrictions apply.
  • For your safety, please wear sturdy, closed shoes when visiting the ranch.
  • No strollers or pets!

*The number of rides offered each day will be limited. First come-first served. Our horses (and staff) get tired in the heat! Conditions apply. Go the web site for complete details- crktrainingstable.com/free-open-house-riding-lessons/

All ages welcome but riders must be 6-14 years old and less than 125 lbs. Parent or Legal Guardian must attend with children under 18 years and sign a liability release to enter the grounds.

Equine Science Class

horse colors aqhaLearn All About Your Favorite Animal- HORSES! Session One begins Sept. 10, 2016 – Oct. 15, 2016. Session Two Begins Oct. 29, 2016 – Dec. 10, 2016(No class 11/26),  4:30-5:30 PM. $75.00/ 6 weeks or $135.00/12 weeks. (Session one is a pre-requisite for Session Two. Must register for 12 week class before taking session one to receive the discounted price.) Suitable for students 8 years and up. Adults welcome! (Students will not ride horses in these classes.)

One time textbook fee $40.00 (Textbook is good for all levels of Equine Science class and all riding classes.)

FREE Open House & Horseback Riding

 

  • FREE HORSEBACK RIDING!*
  • FREE Petting Zoo
  • FREE Grooming Demonstration & Practice! Lesson discounts!
  • Learn About Our Horsemanship Programs
  • FREE Ranch Scavenger Hunt
  • All Ages Welcome but riders must be 6-14 years old, less than 125 lbs., wear closed shoes, long pants and a shirt. Other restrictions apply.
  • For your safety, please wear sturdy, closed shoes when visiting the ranch.
  • No strollers or pets!

*The number of rides offered each day will be limited. First come-first served. Our horses (and staff) get tired in the heat! Conditions apply. Go the web site for complete details- crktrainingstable.com/free-open-house-riding-lessons/

All ages welcome but riders must be 6-14 years old and less than 125 lbs. Parent or Legal Guardian must attend with children under 18 years and sign a liability release to enter the grounds.

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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Make fun crafts!

Make fun crafts!

Is Ground Work Really That Important?

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Very often we hear the parents of our beginning students lament, “Why does my child spend so much time on the ground stuff? Don’t I pay you to teach them how to ride horses?”

At CRK Training Stable all students must learn to catch, lead, tie, groom, and saddle their school horse. They must also un-tack, groom and put the horse away. In the beginning of their riding careers, students often spend more time working with the horse on the ground than in the saddle. While we understand that this may not seem like what you signed up for, the ground work is a very important step to becoming an equestrian. Here’s why…

At CRK we teach horsemanship. Not just horse riding- Horsemanship. What is horsemanship? The Britannica.com definition is- Horsemanship- The art of riding, handling, and training horses. While riding is certainly part of horsemanship, it is not the only part. Handling and training is also part of the deal.

When do riders start training a horse? The very first time they step into that horse’s personal space. Every interaction a person has with a horse is affecting it’s training. Sometimes for the better. Sometimes not. We want our students to be good horse trainers and that begins on the ground.

Students learn mastery of the horse from the ground up. By entering the horses space, putting on the halter and leading the horse out of the stall, they are taking control of the horse. The mastery has begun or at least it should have. Grooming, saddling and bridling takes the mastery further.  Making the horse move over, turn, back up or stand in a certain spot all improves the control. These skills help the student better understand the horse and become comfortable around them. Students learn and take ownership of their role as the horse’s trainer/leader. Without that mastery, the student will never advance.

Students must learn how to handle the equipment which is also called tack.  They need to learn what it is called, how to put it on, how it works, and its uses. Since horses are large, horse tack is also large, long and heavy. Having students carry the saddles helps them develop the strength needed to put the saddles on the horse. The more they handle the tack, the better acquainted they will become with it. The better their understanding of tack, the better they will be able to use it.

Horses are living, breathing, thinking, feeling creatures. Just like us, they have good days and bad days.  Working with the horse on the ground gives the rider insight into that particular horse’s mood on that particular day. While working with the horse on the ground we can figure out if they are feeling lazy, crazy, mad, tired, hurt, bored or whatever. This is very helpful knowledge to have before we put our foot in a stirrup. If my horse refused to stand still in the cross-ties, pawing, moving side to side and the like, I might need to work some of the wiggles out before I hop on. If I’m dragging the horse out of the stall, and he stands, head drooped, leaning on the cross-ties, perhaps a crop or some spurs might be in order. Or, more likely, the horse is sick or injured and shouldn’t be ridden at all. I may even need to place a call to the vet. While grooming, I may encounter a cut or other sore spot that needs to be addressed. If the horse is flinching and moving away when I curry his back,  perhaps the saddle isn’t fitting well causing a sore back. That would be very helpful to know before I swing my leg over and place my behind on that tender area.  All these issues and more come to light from the ground.

Many lesson barns will groom and saddle your horse for you. You do pay extra for that service, even though you may not recognize it. Your lesson may only be 30 minutes instead of an hour, for the same fee. Or you will be required to “tip” the groom. Not only are you paying extra for this service, but you are short-changing your education. It may seem like a good idea at first, after all, it’s less work and all you have to do is ride.  But think about all the things you’ll miss out on. All the things you didn’t learn. And then what happens when you decide to lease or purchase a horse? You’ll have to learn those ground skills anyway.

So remember, the best programs always start on the ground. Horsemanship is so much more than just keeping a leg on each side. Allow yourself the time and opportunity to learn all you can. And choose a facility and instructors that will teach it to you.

  Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg is a Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor and Clinic Instructor. She is also an AQHA Professional Horseman. Cheryl has been teaching riding and horsemanship for over 35 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 on 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

 

 

Equine Science Classes

Equine Science Level #1

horse colors aqhaSession One begins Jan. 16, 2016. Session Two Begins Feb. 27, 2016,  4:30-5:30 PM. $75.00/ 6 weeks or $135.00/12 weeks. (Session one is a pre-requisite for Session Two. Must register for 12 week class before taking session one to receive the discounted price.) Suitable for students 8 years and up. Adults welcome! (Students will not ride horses in these classes.)

One time textbook fee $40.00 (Textbook is good for all levels of Equine Science class and all riding classes.)

For more information go to- http://crktrainingstable.com/classes-for-home-schools-others/equine-science-level-1-syllabus/

How Much Does It Cost To Own A Horse?

061_cropNearly every day I’m asked, “How much does it cost to keep a horse?” Of course the variables are many, but here are some basics you can depend upon.

Feed– All horses need some sort of roughage daily. This can take the form of hay, pasture grass, pelleted or cubed hay. Hay costs vary greatly depending on your area. And of course, grass pasture is basically free if you own the pasture land and water isn’t an issue. Different types of hay will also differ in cost. Most horses eat either grass or alfalfa hay.

Alfalfa Hay- In our area, the average 100 lb. bale of alfalfa is about $18.00 plus tax. An average 1000 lb. horse eating 7-8 lbs of hay per feeing 2 X daily = 14-16 lbs per day. That equals 5 bales a month. 5 X $18.00 = $90.00 month. That’s about the least you can expect. Most horses will eat more than that. $1080.00/yr

Grass Hay- Orchard or Timothy grass is running about $25.00 per 90 lb. bale + tax. If feeding exclusively grass hay, figure an extra 3.5-5 pounds of hay per feeding over alfalfa due to the lower nutritional value of grass hay. That would be 10.5-13 lbs per feeding, 2 X daily= 8 bales per month @ $25.00 per bale=$200.00. per month. $2400.00/yr

Both these hays are very good feed. Most of my horses get a mix of alfalfa and orchard grass daily. We feed 1 feeding per day of Orchard Grass and 1 of Alfalfa. Our horses also work pretty hard and eat 21-28 lbs per day- Half of each type of hay. Alfalfa 10-11 lbs per day = $54.00 mo. +12-14 lbs. Orchard grass per day = $100.00 per month. Our total hay cost for one horse is about $154.00 + tax, give or take. $1848.00/yr

Grain and Supplements– Some horses can live quite well on just alfalfa hay or pellets. If you are feeding grass hay, supplements are probably needed. There really isn’t any good formula for grain and supplements since the needs are so varied. Suffice it to say that a 50# bag of grain costs about $25.00. If you feed 3# a day, the monthly cost would be about $50.00. Supplements are additional and can range up to several hundreds of dollars a month. $0.00-$600.00/yr.

Bedding– If you horse is kept in a stall, bedding will be required. Shavings are the usual type of bedding and are sold in a bale-sized bag. Most bales are about $10.00 each and you will need 4-6 per month depending on the size of the stall. $40.00-$60.00 month. $480.00-$720.00/yr

Farrier– The cost of 4 plain shoes is $120.00 per shoeing. Figure new shoes every 7 weeks. That’s 7-8 sets of shoes a year. $840.00 – $960.00 per year. This will go up if special shoes or pads are needed. It could go down if the horse is not shod year round. Some horses can go barefoot but will still need to be trimmed every 7 weeks or so. A trim is about $50.00 so figure about $350.00 per year for the barefoot horse.

Vet Expenses– Routine vet care includes- A general health exam, routine vaccinations, teeth floating and sheath cleaning if you own a gelding or stallion. Vaccinations are done twice annually at a cost of about $250.00 each time. Sheath cleaning is an annual cost. Including sedation, sheath cleaning runs about $100.00-$150.00. Teeth floating is also done annually and runs about $200.00 with an additional cost for sedation if needed. Total cost- $550.00-$600.00. It goes up if the horse gets sick or hurt. You can easily spend that amount on just one minor injury or illness.

Normal products– Fly spray, shampoo, hoof oil, basic first aid products. $200.00 year minimum.

Insurance– Liability coverage runs $200.00. Major medical and mortality will increase the cost.

Transportation– If you will be buying a truck and trailer figure $75,000.00 plus insurance, gas and oil. If you are going to hire a person to haul your horse- $50.00-$100.00 + mileage fees.

Tack repair/replacement– The initial cost to outfit a horse can be quite extensive- Halter, lead, brushes, bridle, saddle, saddle pads, leg boots, first aid kit, feed buckets, routine products (shampoo, fly spray, hoof oil, muck rake, muck bucket, etc). Figure $1000.00 and up if you are buying used tack. If you take good care of it, repair/replacement costs will be minimal. Perhaps only $50.00 per year for some good leather cleaner and conditioner. But, if you neglect your tack, especially leather tack, you will be replacing items more often.

Total cost to keep one horse, at home, on hay for one year is….

Hay- $1080.00-$2400.00+

Supplements- $0.00- $600.00+

Bedding- $480.00-$720.00+

Farrier- $350.00-$960.00+

Routine Vet- $400.00-$550.00+

Products-$200.00

Insurance-$200.00

Transportation costs- $50.00-$75,000.00 + gas & oil.

Tack repair/replacement- $50.00+

For a grand total of (drum roll please!) – $2810.00-$5730.00 (excluding truck & trailer purchase). Just remember, you must also provide all labor and utility costs! And, of course, there are the other expenses- Show entry fees, trainers, lessons, boarding, non-routine vet fees, special shoes, second horse, third horse, etc.

If you are boarding at CRK you can eliminate the bedding and hay costs in exchange for the $430.00 monthly boarding fee. Board- $5,160.00 + Other costs- $2,810.00-$5,730.00=

$ 7,970.00 – $10,890.00/yr.

The joy the horse gives you- Priceless!

            Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg is a Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor and Clinic Instructor. She is also an AQHA Professional Horseman. Cheryl has been teaching riding and horsemanship for over 30 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 in any medium including newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. are restricted. For more interesting articles from Cheryl go to www.crktrainingstable.com

 

 

CRK Training Times September 2015

CRK Training Times

Bits of News For Horse People

September 2015

Important September Dates~  Sometime during September we will be doing arena maintenance. This will shut down the arena for several days. Once we know the exact dates, you will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Sept. 7- Labor Day- Lessons as usual.

Sept 18 or 20- Equine Science Classes begin.

Sept. 25/27- Equine Science Class #2

Sept. 27- Group Lesson Make-up Day. Time to be announced.

Important October Dates~

Oct 2 or 4- Equine Science Class #3

Oct . 9 or 11- Equine Science Class #4

Oct. 12- Columbus Day- Lessons as usual.

Oct. 16 or 18- Equine Science Class #5

October 21-25- CHA International Conference.- Cheryl, Steve & Athena will be continuing their education by attending this conference. All lessons will be cancelled during this time.

Oct. 30- Equine Science Class #6

Oct. 31- Halloween- Lessons as usual.

No Lesson Days~

See below for new lesson day/time restrictions. All lessons should run as scheduled during September.

 Dear CRK Stable Clients-

It’s Back-To-School time! All over Orange County, children and adults are returning to school, including CRK Stable Staff. Both Athena and Cheryl will be attending college this fall. Therefore; we must make some changes to the horsemanship lesson schedule.

New lesson schedules will be in effect beginning as early as August 24, 2015. Athena will only be available on Tuesdays after 3:00 PM, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Cheryl will not be available on Wednesdays. Cheryl’s Monday schedule will be limited to after 3:30 PM. Cheryl is available for evening lessons on Mondays and Fridays after 6:30 PM. The ranch is closed for lessons every day before 9:00 AM, between 5:30-6:30 PM and on Thursdays and Sundays.

If you would like to keep your current schedule, and there is no conflict with the above, you need only confirm your wishes and pay for next month as usual. Your lesson day and time will be retained. If your current lesson time will become unavailable, please respond to this email and let us know your preference for a new day and time. If you need to change to a different day/time due to your schedule, please let us know that as well. If you will dropping out of the lesson program, please do us the courtesy of letting us know so we may make your time available to another student.

Our current students have first priority for lesson days and times. Returning and new students will be placed on the wait list in the order that you have contacted us. Once the current students have made their schedule choices, we will be contacting returning students, then new students. All current student schedules should be confirmed within the next 7 days or so. After that we will be emailing from our wait list. If you haven’t heard from us by Sept. 1, please let us know.

The new schedule is somewhat limited and will probably fill up quickly. Please respond to this email as soon as possible so you don’t miss out! Thank you for understanding and your continued participation in the CRK Training Stable Horsemanship program. We appreciate all our clients!

Sincerely,

CRK Training Stable Staff,

New Lessons & Classes for Fall ~

          Group Lessons-

A new Level 1 group will be forming in October. If you are interested in making the change to group lessons, please tell your instructor to be put on the list. Day and time will be determined based on what will work best for those interested in taking the class. Three riders required for this group.

          Equine Science Classes- horse colors aqha

In these un-mounted classes, students will learn about the care and handling of horses, tack and other equipment. Student will study from a textbook, in addition to hands-on experiences handling and caring for horses, tack and facilities. Students will not ride horses in this class. Min 5 students, Max 10 students. This class is appropriate for new riders through Level #2.

Equine Science Level #1- 12- 60 minute classes- $180.00. One time textbook purchase required $40.00.

Fridays 11:00-12:00 AM or Sundays 1:00-2:00 PM. Classes begin either Sept. 18 or Sept. 20. No classes Nov. 27 or Nov. 29.

Homeschoolers~

          CRK Training Stable has applied and expects to soon be an approved vendor for both the iLEAD and Sage Oak Charter School programs. If you are a student in one of these programs, let us know. Both regular lessons and the new Equine Science Classes should be covered.

For Lease~

     004     Too Hot 4 My Spots a.k.a. Charlie- Bay Tobiano, Pinto pony gelding, 14 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. 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.

 

 

Penny

Penny

CC Sheza Royla Robin a.k.a. Penny- Black Overo Paint Pony mare, 17 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 lessees 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 + lesson fees.

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

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

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Boots~

          Just a quick reminder to those borrowing boots for their riding lessons. If you have been riding with us for more than 2 month, you are expected to purchase your own boots. Parents, please make sure boots are always put away clean and clipped or tied together as a pair. Thank you!

 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 fall, 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. Tank tops and spaghetti strap shirts are not allowed. 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. For more information about riding attire click here-http://crktrainingstable.com/lesson-program/required-riding-attire/

Thank You!

September Make-up Lessons~

          September group make-up lessons will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015. If you miss a group lesson in August, please contact the office to schedule your make up lesson. We must have at least 3 riders to make up a group. If fewer than 3 riders need a make-up lesson, it will be postponed until the next month.

Quotable Quotes~

“When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can’t go on, hold on — for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

 “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

 That’s All For Now~ We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter.  If you have any questions contact Cheryl directly at

 

 

 

 

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

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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!