Monday, July 27, 2009

Little Star Horse Camps

Twenty-six young folks, ages 5 to 8 years old, got to come 'horse around' for 6 days in July during the Little Star Summer Horse Camps hosted by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited at Moccasin Lake Ranch. They groomed horses, brushed tails, tried vaulting, riding in English saddles and Western saddles, learnd about ranch chores, feeding and turnout and ALL about their favorite ponies and horses. They walked, trotted and cantered, rode through sprinklers to keep cool, gave ponies baths and celebrated Marley's 10th birthday. What a terrific group of young horse enthusiasts! Many thanks to all our great helpers, instructors and horses, who made it all happen.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spring Eventing Clinics

Event riders Tulie and Annie B and Johnnie Duguay had the opportunity to attend great clinic in May. Johnnie and her wonderful Thoroughbred gelding, Chino, participated in a clinic with Californian trainer, David Acord, at the beautiful Deep Creek Farm in Deep Creek, Washington. Tulie and Annie attended a clinic with Olympic Gold Medalist, Leslie Law, at Tulipsprings in Kennewick. MVRU school horse, Finesse, and Tulie wowed everyone with their technique and athleticism! We all felt fortunate to have these great schooling oppotunities in Washington State.