December 18, 2017

CRK Training Times August 2012



Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Day of Summer!

 Important August Dates~

Aug. 5- Final YLCR Horse Show- NO LESSONS

Aug. 19- Mira Loma Show

Aug. 26- Region 10 Conference- NO LESSONS

Important September Dates~

Sept. 3- Labor Day- Lessons as usual

Sept. 23- Mira Loma Show

Important October Dates~

Oct. 8- Columbus Day- Lessons as usual

Oct. 10-15- CHA Conference- NO LESSONS

Oct. 21- Mira Loma Schooling Show

Oct. 31- Halloween- Lessons as usual



No lessons will be held on the following days. Your account will be credited. Please make a note of it. Thank You!

Aug. 5- Horse Show

Aug. 26- CHA Region 10 Conference

October 10-15- CHA International Conference


Certified Horsemanship Association News ~

Region 10 Conference-

          All CHA certified riding instructors are required to participate in continuing education in order to keep their certification current. To help out, every region has an educational conference. The Region 10 conference is a one day event with speakers, demonstrations and riding lessons. This year’s conference will be held at The Riding Academy in Menifee.  Lessons will be offered in gymkhana, Patterns, Teaching and General riding. Lectures will be offered by many different speakers. You may ride in any of the offered classes on school horses provided by the facility.

             The conference is open to the public. The conference is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, 2012.  9:00-4:30.  For more information go to –

International Conference-

          The CHA International conference will be held in Silverton, Oregon, just one hour outside of Portland, on October 11-14, 2012. Just like the regional conference, many speakers and other classes will be available for the attendees to participate in. Cheryl will be speaking and teaching during this conference, so lessons will be cancelled during this time. This event is open to the public and meals are included. For more information please go to-

Every year CHA recognizes it’s outstanding members, both human and equine, with awards . You can make sure your favorites are nominated this year. HERE’S HOW TO NOMINATE:

CHA Instructor of the Year Mail or email a nomination letter about why the person you know should be the CHA Instructor of the Year – you can send letters of support from clients, and photos to:

Polly Haselton Barger, CHA Program Director 4037 Iron Works Parkway Suite 180 Lexington, KY 40511

Nominations due by August 4th

CHA School Horse of the Year Have your lesson horse immortalized into a Stone Model! Send in a letter or email about why your lesson horse is special and what he/she does for the riding students to Entry must include front and back shot of the horse and side shot. Photos can be sent digitally or hard copy to KY Office address. Letters of support from students and parents, etc. are also encouraged.

Nominations due by August 4th

CHA Clinic Instructor of the Year If you went through a CHA clinic this year and just loved the staff, let us know! Send a letter to letting us know about the person and what you liked and why he/she should win this award.

Nominations due by August 4th


 Horse Show News~

July 15 was the date of our most recent show. The CRK Show Team consisted of- Sherry Shih & Sheridan Pipkin both on Holly, Caroline Ong on Chewie and Athena Williams on KT. Everyone placed well in classes that were very large by today’s show standards. Sherry won English W/T 12 & over High Point while Athena took home English 18 & over Reserve High Point.

The next show will be held at the Philip Paxton Arena on August 5th. See you there!


    Quotable Quotes~

 It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” – John Steinbeck

 “Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying a grudge, the other guy’s out dancing.” – Buddy Hackett


Fall Class Info~

             Summer is nearing an end and we must always be looking to the future. September always brings lots of changes including sending the kids back to school. Changes around the barn will include new group lessons beginning and old ones dropping away. Possible changes could include a new level #1 group. This group will be for those students who are ready to move into a group lesson, but haven’t passed the level one test yet. Riders will groom and saddle within the 1 hour lesson, not before or after it as most group lesson riders do. This group will be limited to 3 riders. Level #1 group would be held on Saturdays at 9:00 am. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Cheryl to see if you are eligible. Look in next month’s newsletter for more schedule changes and additions.

            If you have a class or group type you would like to ride in, please let Cheryl know. We will do our best to make it happen.  Also, if you have any ideas for a class you would like Cheryl to present, please include that information as well.      

                        Thank You!



            It is with great sadness that I must report that our dear friend and beloved paper carrying mascot, Maddie, passed away on July 16, 2012. She was having trouble walking that evening and a visit to the vet confirmed our worst suspicions. Maddie was in heart failure and would not survive the night. She left this world and crossed the rainbow bridge while surrounded by her human family.

            Maddie was born on Valentine’s Day 1999. She came to live with us when she was exactly 1 year old. Maddie very quickly learned to retrieve the paper each morning and considered it her mission in life. Every morning when she went out to take care of business, she would return with the paper tightly clenched in her teeth, looking for her treat.   She even brought it in on the last day of her life.  She was a great friend to all who met her and will be greatly missed. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Rejoice because it happened!”


 That’s All For Now~

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That’s all folks!

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