I love winter and I love the rain! This is my favorite time of year for many reasons but winter does have a downside when it comes to my horses. Between the unsafe riding conditions the rain can cause, my supposed-to-be-gray horses who are now various shades of mud and fighting off thrush in my horse’s feet, it really puts a damper on my favorite time of year.
The YLP Equestrian Center decided that in 2019 we want to host additional events, not just horse shows. On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, we are hosting Trail Trials. It will begin at 10 a.m. and will end when everyone who signed up has had an opportunity to participate.
The cost is $25 for the day and there will be 15 obstacles and different participation levels (novice and open).
In addition, projects for the future were discussed, including;
WORK RECENTLY COMPLETED
An effort is under way to help a woman who lost her YLP home in a fire on Dec. 13.
More information is available here:
Working Equitation is a fairly new equestrian event that I have had the opportunity to watch first hand. It is something that I personally want to get in to with my horse and when I talk about it, most other equestrians haven’t heard of it. If you are interested in knowing more about Working Equitation check out this article from dressage today.com
Say “equitation,” and many riders think of a hunter-jumper flat or dressage-seat class, but far too few are aware of the exciting equine sport of working equitation (WE). For an individual horse and rider, this three-phased competition begins with the Dressage Phase—a test of classic dressage skills and movements, then continues to Ease of Handling Phase, which demonstrates their partnership by navigating an obstacle course, and finally, the Speed Phase, which measures their gusto by redoing part of the course at speed. Like dressage, there are many levels from Introductory through Advanced. Although WE has long been an international competition, it is a young, wide-open sport in the United States.