December 15, 2017

Horses4Heroes Newpaper Article

Here’s a link to the article that was posted about us in the Yorba Linda Star. Be sure to take a moment to check this out and tell your friends. Especially those in the military, police or fire fighters.




CRK Training Times May 2012

CRK STABLE OPEN HOUSE  & HORSES4HEROES BENEFIT Saturday April 28th 12:30 – 4:30 PM 


           Horses4Heroes, Inc. is the leading family horseback riding program that enriches lives and empowers our youth by offering affordable, able-bodied 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! Our organization serves all servicemen and women, First Responders and other heroes in communities across the country. CRK Training Stable is proud to be a program member and will offer great deals to H4H members on riding & camps.

  •       Great Free Food Catered By Stefano’s
  •       Riding Demonstrations
  •       Free Crafts for the Kids
  •       Petting Zoo
  •       Barn Tours
  •       Meet the Horses
  •       Lots of Fun Activities for the Whole Family
  •       Learn About Our Horsemanship Program

            This event is free! However; it you are able we will ask for a tax deductible donation.

            You Can Help! We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping our cause. If you can donate an item for our Silent Auction please call Cheryl and let her know. Any item of any value is appreciated, but gift cards sell best. All donations are tax deductable.

            Volunteers are also needed to help out before, during and after our Open House. If you are available for a few hours, please let Cheryl know ASAP. Helpers will receive a free lunch and a T-Shirt. 

Important April Dates~

April 28-  Horses4Heroes Open House
April 29- Chino Hills Open Show

Important May Dates~

May 6- YLCR Horse Show
May 7-12- Cheryl & Steve’s Vacation- No lessons
May 13- Mother’s Day
May 16- YL Chamber of Commerce Mixer
May 20- Mira Loma Buckle Show
May 24- Clinic W/ Christy Landwehr
May 25-26- Home School Expo- No lessons

Important June Dates~

June 3-8- Palomar Clinic-No Lessons
June 10- YLCR Show
June 17- Father’s Day
June 20- Summer Solstice
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 Chamber Of Commerce Mixer~

CRK Training Stable will host a Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday May 16 from 5:00-8:00 pm. This event is open to Chamber members, CRK Clients and the general public. During this event we will have great food, a short talk by Cheryl & Steve, some crafts and loads of fun! So come out and enjoy an evening at the ranch! And the best part is it’s completely FREE!


No Lesson Days~

Cheryl & Steve will be on vacation during the week of May 7-12, 2012.  Also, Cheryl will be working the Home Schooling Expo in Long Beach on May 25 & 26.  All lessons will be cancelled during this time and your account will be adjusted to reflect this change. If you would like to reschedule your lesson, please call Cheryl ASAP, before all the lesson times are taken. We are thankful that we have a great ranch manager in Chris who will take excellent care of everthing while we are gone. Thank you for your understanding.


Clinic With Christy~

CRK Training Stable announces a riding clinic with Christy Landwehr! Certified Horsemanship Association’s CEO, Master Instructor, Clinic Director, AQHA Professional Horseman and all around great teacher! Bring your horse and learn with us! Thursday, May 24, 2012 Lessons will be: 10:30, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm 60 min. Private- $65.00 60 min. 2 or more riders – $55.00 per rider. School horses are available for current CRK Students. Call 714-693-4886 today to reserve your lesson. Update- 10:30 Lesson is now taken. Only 2 lessons left so be sure to book soon!


We Need Your Help~

            Helpers are needed for our upcoming Summer Camp. We need teachers for crafts, animal science and ranch life. We also need 1 counselors for each group of 6 kids. Counselors must be 16 years old and should have horse experience and be able to help groom, saddle and unsaddle horses each day. Teachers may be 14 or older. High School age helpers will receive Community Service hours for their time. You must be available both weeks from 7:30- 12:30 Monday – Friday. 

            YELP, YELP! If you are a yelper, please put an endorsement for CRK Training Stable on our Yelp! page. Thanks!


Tag Line Contest~

            You could write the new CRK Training Stable Tag Line! Submit your entries before May 15 to win a prize! It needs to be catchy, easy to remember and fun to say! It should also reflect the CRK experience. So get creative and you may be the big winner!  Email your Tag Lines to Please put Tag Line in the memo line of your email. The Top 3 will be posted on our Facebook page and you can vote on them.  May the best line win!


CRK Gallopalooza Summer Camp

July 9-13, 2012 & July 16-20, 2012

8:00am -12:00 noon

Every Day You Will~

  •  Ride Gentle School Horses
  •  Learn Horse Care
  •  Create Cool Crafts
  •  Learn About Ranch Animals
  • Enjoy Ranch Life
  • Yummy Snacks Included
  • Helmets Provided

Bring Your Friends! Games, Fun and Horse Hugs included! 20 hours of camp only $225.00! Reserve Now and pay only $175.00. That’s $50.00 Off! Huge Discount to Horses4Heroes members! Enrollment forms are on the web site or you can call Cheryl. Spaces are very limited- Sign Up Today!


Shows 2012 ~

The second show was rained out but we are looking forward to the next one.

The next show is the 5/6/12 YLCR Show. This is always a fun circuit and so close to home it’s hard to pass up! Be sure to let Cheryl know if you want to compete at this show. And be sure to reserve your trailer space as well.


 May Trivia Challenge!

 Can you name these equine body parts?

1. The top of the neck.
2. The pointed joint on the hind leg.
3. The lowest joint of the leg.
4. The highest part of the back.
5. The lowest part of the back.
6. The part of the horse we sit on.
7. The measurement around the horse just behind the front legs.
8. The top of the head.
9. This part swivels and tells us what the horse is thinking.
10. This part moves to help keep flies away.

Answers will be in next month’s edition of the Times.

Answers to April Trivia Challenge~

Shows & Showing- These are all classes in a horse show. Do you know how they are judged and the difference between them?
1. What is a halter class? An In Hand class judged on the conformation of the horse.
2. What is a showmanship class? An In Hand class judged on the way the handler shows the horse.
3. What is a Pleasure class? A mounted class judged on the horses movement and training.
4. What is an Equitation class? A mounted class judged on the riders position and control.
5. What is a Trail class? A Western class judged on how the horse maneuvers over and through obstacles.
6. What is a Hunter class? An English class where the horse is shown over 8 or more jumps. It is judged on the horse.
7. What is a Hunter Hack class? An English class where the horse is shown over 2 jumps and on the flat. It is judged on the horse.
8. What is a Jumper class? An English class where the horse is shown over 8 or more jumps. It is judged on jumping faults and time.
9. What is an Obedience class? An English or Western class where the horse is judged on how well they complete the requested tasks such as side-pass, back, counter-canter, etc.
10. What is a Horsemanship class? A western class where the rider is judged while working a pattern. ­­­­­­­­­­

How Can We Help You?

            Please take a moment email Cheryl about lessons, programs, clinics or camps you would like to participate in at CRK. We all get in a rut sometimes and would greatly appreciate your input.

            Be sure to like our Facebook page, CRK Training Stable, to get the most current blog posts, training tips and event news. Cheryl also has a page on LinkedIn.


That’s All For Now~

We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter. If you have contributions for the news letter, contact Cheryl by E-mail at:

That’s all folks!


Here is an article about Horses4Heroes from our friends at About.Com/ Military Families. I recently became a program member of this organization and have found the other members to be extremely friendly and helpful. Please attend our open house on April 28th to find out how you can participate in this great program! CRK Training Stable does not provide all the programs listed. Yet! We are offering riding programs for students 6 years and up, summer camp and wonderful adult programs as well. Check us out! 

Horses4Heroes, a non-profit organization that caters to the entire military family (not to be confused with the equine therapeutic riding program for wounded warriors that’s provided through PATH Intl) was founded in 2006 when 16-year-old Allison Knott took her passion for horses and combined it with a desire to show thanks and appreciation to the individuals who keep us safe and for all the sacrifices they make on behalf of others.

So what exactly is Horses4Heroes?

“Horses4Heroes is able-bodied, affordable horseback riding for returning combat veterans and the entire family, which also needs healing and therapeutic interactions with horses,” said Sydney Knott, President/Executive Director of Horses4Heroes, Inc.

Several Programs to Choose From Horses4Heroes provides recreational, educational and health and wellness programs for adults and kids ages 2 and up. Below is brief overview of each of the programs:

Stay Strong StayStrong is one of the health and wellness programs offered by Horses4Heroes. Within the StayStrong program, members can choose from “Back in the Saddle,” which is meant for adult men and women or “StayStrong for Families and Individuals.”

Recently they’ve added another StayStrong program for kids ages 8-10 that’s aptly titled, 8*9*10: Ride to Win! Through this program, kids learn essential life and leadership skills. “It is an important program for our communities right now and is designed to create fewer targets for playground and cyberspace bullies,” said Sydney Knott.

Through sponsorship dollars and donations, all of the StayStrong programs are provided free of charge. Get further details about the StayStrong program.

HorsePlay! Horses4Heroes describes HorsePlay! as a mommy-and-me style program for kids ages 2-6. Through this program, which meets twice a week for three-hour sessions, young children receive age-appropriate riding lessons. They’re also taught about horse and animal care, safety and the responsibilities that accompany owning a horse. The program also features arts and crafts, snack time and a host of other fun activities. Get further details about the HorsePlay! program.

Horse 101 This particular program provides Western, English and Dressage lessons to beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. Through Horse101, members receive a deep discount off regularly priced lessons. Besides lessons, this program also offers camps, clinics and the opportunity to participate in horse shows. Furthermore, Horse 101 is open to individuals or the entire family, which is wonderful for families seeking an activity that they can all do together. Get further details about the Horse101 program.

Operation Free Ride Horses4Heroes offers a temporary respite from the daily challenges that military families of deployed servicemembers face—and they accomplish this by offering free superivsed weekly riding sessions in a guided and controlled setting. A Horses4Heroes membership is not required to partake in Operation Free Ride. Additionally, this program is also available to anyone who has a family member that’s disabled or seriously ill. Get further details about Operation Free Ride

Membership “Membership for Heroes who want access to affordable, deeply discounted horseback riding programs and activities can join for a one-time fee of just $25 per family. Families who need the health & wellness programs and are not looking for our other services, may participate free of charge,” Knott said.

To learn more about becoming a member and to download the application, please visit the Horses4Heroes Membership Benefits page on their Web site.

Finding a Horses4Heroes Facility As Horses4Heroes continues to grow in popularity, so does the list of facilities that offer the programs. To find a Horses4Heroes facility in your area you may view a state-by-state listing here or you may also go to the locations’ page on the Horses4Heroes Web site. If you can’t find a facility listed in your area, please e-mail Sydney Knott at and she’ll do her best to try and locate one that’s in your vicinity.

Serving More Than Military Families Besides serving military personnel and their families, Horses4Heroes also serves law enforcement officers, firefighters, First Responders, critical care and hospice nurses, special needs school teachers, families that are suffering with serious chronic illnesses and/or disabilities, and individuals who have physically dangerous and/or emotionally demanding jobs.

Videos & Interview There are several informative videos on the Horses4Heroes Web site that provide an excellent visual aid regarding all the benefits that Horses4Heroes provides. Additionally, Family of a Vet interviewed Sydney Knott on Blog Talk Radio. You may listen to this wonderfully insightful interview here.