8:30 - 9:00 - Check-in
9:00 - 9:30 - Introduction to Endurance Riding
9:30 - 12:30 - Stations
Camping With Your Horse: John Lyttle
Training and Conditioning: Mary Howell
Trailer Safety: Jack Weber
Tack and Equipment: Bob Walsh and Teri Carroll
Crewing: Nancy Smart and Joe Selden
Vet Check: Lani Newcomb DVM
12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch/Trail Briefing: Please bring a bag lunch. We will provide drinks, chips, and dessert from Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, VA.
1:30 - 4:00 - Your choice! Ride (or hike) the sample endurance trails, practice taking your horse through the vet check, or go back to a Station where you had more questions to ask.
TRAILS: There will be two trail loops marked with ribbons, flags, and pie plates just as you would find on an actual endurance ride. Each loop will be about 2-3 miles in length. One loop will be fairly easy and suitable for ponying a young horse or riding a horse that's not very fit. The other loop will be a bit more challenging. Both will involve rocks, hills, and stream crossings. They can be ridden barefoot if your horse is used to rocks. Please wear a helmet, and NO SMOKING ON TRAILS!
CAMPING: Please let me know if you plan to camp with your horse before or after the clinic. There will be water available for horses and a Johnny Blue for people. No campfires in the field, please!
Questions: Karen Wade, firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 877-2371