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Mountain Trail Breakthroughs — One-Day Coaching Clinic with Barbara H. Callihan
April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mountain Trail Breakthroughs
One-Day Coaching Clinic
with Barbara H. Callihan, sanctioned IMTCA Coach
Sunday, April 28 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Participants on Horseback or In-Hand — $195.00*
Auditors — $30.00
No Refunds — See Small Print Below
*Limited to six participants on horseback/in-hand
Join Barbara H. Callihan, sanctioned IMTCA coach and trainer, for this one-day intensive coaching session designed help riders and horses experience breakthroughs in mastering Extreme Mountain Trail. This clinic will end with a fun mock challenge to see how your skills add up to points in competition.
Open to all rider and equine pairs who have successfully completed the Introduction to Mountain Trail curriculum. Barbara will work with you and your equine partner to set personalized goals, to reinforce your Basic Horsemanship Skills, and help you experience breakthroughs in mastering the discipline. Riders will have the opportunity to work each and every obstacle on the Trail Park, in-hand and under-saddle. A great way to continue to build a bold, confident and safe partnership with your horse, and prepare for the HHB Mountain Trail Play Day Schooling Challenge.
Prerequisites: Must have completed the Introduction to Mountain Trail curriculum via a public clinic, semi-private clinic, or private/semi-private lessons.
Extreme Mountain Trail is designed to develop the perfect Mountain Trail horse. Perfection is epitomized by a horse that is bold, confident and moves forward in a natural gait that is safe and also covers ground as if it were on a long day’s trail ride. The horse and rider should be able to willingly assess and enthusiastically navigate new obstacles with finesse and in a safe manner. The sport of Mountain Trail is especially exhilarating because it challenges horse and rider to navigate trail obstacles with technical accuracy, subtlety, and speed.
****EQUINE EXCELLENCE. SAFETY FIRST.****
Equestrian sports and activities are considered one of the top three extreme, dangerous sports. Mountain Trail / Extreme Mountain Trail is a challenging discipline that requires your ability to understand and demonstrate Basic Horsemanship Skills (Skills). These Skills provide you the fundamentals required to build a bold, confident, and safe partnership with your horse, and empower you to succeed in any discipline. The Skills are not complicated and with coaching and instruction, anyone can learn these Skills and begin to apply them in a short amount of time — even the most novice rider/handler.
****PLEASE READ THE BASIC HORSEMANSHIP SKILLS DOCUMENT NOW****
To learn more about the Skills requirement and how these are demonstrated, please visit our website.
HORSE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Coggins Test — Your horse must have had a Coggins Test in the past 12 months — A negative Coggins veterinary Report required at check-in
Rhino and Flu Vaccinations — Your horse must be up-to-date on all vaccinations including proof of rhino/ flu vaccination within 6 months by Veterinarian or proof of purchase
Upon arrival, all horses MUST BE in good health — no cough, no temperature, no runny noses, no lameness
Horses showing signs of illness will be asked to leave HHB property – not to expose other horses
Hoses showing signs of lameness will not be able to participate
Riders whose horses show signs of illness or lameness will be encouraged to Audit their session instead; monies will not be refunded
Dry Camping & Portable Corrals
Lodging, boarding, and hookups are not currently available at the Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center. A nearby location, adjacent to Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center has been secured for dry camping, including water for horses — at no additional costs. We also now offer 20 x 20 portable corrals for your horses in the dry camping area. Bring your own water container — 5 gallon water bucket suggested — and hay net or bag. If you want bedding you must bring your own. If needed upon arrival you will be directed where to park. All bedding and manure must be cleaned out of your corral and/or put into manure container supplied, failure to do this will result in additional cleaning fees to be paid before you leave.
Dry Camping with no Portable Corral – FREE
20’ x 20’ Portable Corral — Guest Cleans and Strips* – $15.00 per night
20’ x 20’ Portable Corral — HHB Cleans and Strips – $25.00 per night
*Cleaning Fees For Uncleaned Corrals Post Event – $30.00 flat fee
For coaching clinics and seminars please call or text one hour in advance of your arrival: 702.372.2272. For challenges and events, please contact us in advance to reserve your corrals at firstname.lastname@example.org, please do not call to make corral reservations.