New Indoor Riding Arena Construction Underway
Inside view of building similar to planned indoor
The earthwork is done and the construction process has begun on the indoor riding arena. A and B Construction is on the mission to get the building up. The supporting posts are in and the pony wall is going up. After a weekend break, the trusses will go in next week, just in time for a Merry Christmas!
If you have an indoor fantasy of your own, or if, like me, you just like to get your geek on and watch the progress of cool construction projects, you can bookmark and live vicariously through the Field Day Arena Project web page, which is updated frequently.
After the building is completed and when the weather warms enough to do a proper job with the base and sub-base, the footing will be added. We are planning to go with a mixture of sand and rubber. If you have experience with indoor arena footing and would be so kind as to share your experiences, we'd love to hear from you!
Is 2011 going to be your best equestrian year ever? Whether your goal is to qualify for regionals, feel more confident at shows or simply have a better relationship with your horse, setting goals now is the best way to ensure that 2011 will be your most satisfying equestrian year you've ever had. I will help you develop a plan that coordinates your goals and resources into a blueprint for fun and success! I'll share motivational and organizational techniques that can help you every day along the way.
On Thursday evening January 6th at 7 p.m., you are invited to come and bring your friends to Field Day (map) for a 2011 Equestrian Goal-setting Evening. Bring your favorite beverages, and we'll develop a personalized road to success for you.
If you see it, you can become it.
Jump In To 2011 at Jester Park
Warm and inviting Jester Park Equestrian Center riding arena
Winter is the perfect time to hone your dressage and jumping skills in the comfort of a huge, warm riding arena with great footing. Come on out on Saturday and Sunday January 1-2, 2010 for a dressage and jumping clinic at Jester Park Equestrian Center, taught by ICP-certifed instructor Camie Stockhausen. On Saturday the focus will be dressage, especially as it relates to jumping. On Sunday, riders will train through jumping grids.
Example of a simple grid
(Grid -noun, a series of jumps set on related distances, in order to help horses and riders learn proper jumping technique) All levels, barely vertical to 3'9", will start simply and progress with the horses' and riders' fitness and skill levels in mind. Grids are a great way to stretch your comfort zone and expand your skills in a controlled environment.
Cost of the clinic is $65 per session or $120 for both days. Stabling is available for $25 per night. Don't miss this opportunity to jump start your 2011! Information.
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