Beginner CDE Session 3 (with horses)
Time & Location
About The Event
The next 2 dates will include horse. These days have not been determined. Again, your horse must be trained to drive, moving forward at a walk and trot, have manners, be in reasonable condition and be ok in a crowd of horses. I am NOT training horses, I am training you! On these days, we will practice a dressage test, learning the difference between driving a circle and driving a corner; learning where “X” is and where your horse should be in relation to the letters of the arena when you do the test. We will work over a shortened cones course to learn about the timers and saluting; when you can canter and when you cannot.
Depending on how quickly we get through all this material will determine when we start work on the marathon and hazards. You will learn about the different sections of the marathon and what is expected of you in each one. You will learn what the vet check is and why it is important. Then we will move on to the hazards, what they are and what is expected of you while you are during that portion of the CDE.
Because of the depth of these talks and my limitations, this class will only be open to 8 people with horses included. You will have the opportunity to pick my brain for any & all information you can squeeze out of it. I have been a CDE organizer and secretary for many years and I have an intimate knowledge of the rulebook and CDE procedures. I have competed in local competitions, but with a draft horse as my partner, my competition was limited.
The cost will be $160 for the series of 4 classes including the horse for the last 2 classes. If you want to take only 1 classroom session, it will be $40. If you only want one class with a horse (you must have attended at least one classroom session), it will be $60. I know it is a complicated pricing schedule, so just sign up of the whole thing, and then come and get as much out of it as you can.
Please email me to sign up ASAP so I know how much material to have available. February 23 will be here before you know it! This is a first come, first served signup. When the class is full, I will have a waiting list. Single class sign ups will be accepted after the class series is full. Closing date for Sign up is February 10. I must have your money by February 15.
My contact information: email: email@example.com; mailing: Nancy Bruckhauser, 9629 County Rd 11, Longmont, CO 80504