Sierra Pacific
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Horse Management Day 2020

Horse Management Day 2020

Date: March 7, 2020

Location: Starr Vaughn Equestrian Facility

               7541 Sloughhouse Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

We are very privileged to be able to hold this event at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Facility.  AT NO TIME may you wander off and investigate the facility on your own. DO NOT touch any horses. No dogs allowed. We have assured the facility that since this is Pony Club this won’t be an issue please insure that is the case!

Hosted by: Marin County Pony Club and Regional HMO Heather McTigue

Start time: Registration begins at 9am

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UPDATED INFO:  

Registration begins at 9am, along with the model horse show set up. 9:30am we will see all of our participants learning about equine massage and rehabilitation.

There will be three tracts of education geared towards members' certification levels.

  Unrated through D2 will have opportunities in leading and jogs, polo wraps and boots, the 5 rules of feeding, proper tack cleaning, rally stall set up, and more. 

 The D3-C2 participants will work on conformation and lamenesses, conditioning, saddle fitting, bandaging, lunging, truck and trailer safety, and much more. 

 The upper level members will be working on teaching skills, saddle fitting, conditioning, conformation and lamenesses, and bandaging. 

Our day will end around 3pm.

Please wear barn appropriate footwear and bring a lunch. There will be a snack bar hosted by Marin Pony Club.

There will be plenty of time during our educational journey, to take time to visit the region's first model horse show. Every participant will be able to vote for their favorite entry! 

We hope to see you at this fun fillled educational day. 

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Who is this event for?  This event is for all members and their parents. We also open this event to non-members who are considering joining Pony Club. Please bring your horsey friends with you and show them how great Pony Club is. Note that all non-members are required to hand in a completed non-member waiver (see link to file below) this waiver MUST be signed by their parent. DC’s please check that all members planning on attending have in fact joined for 2020. If their names are not on your 2020 rosters please have them complete and bring a signed non-member waiver. We will have a copy of the regional roster to check members off against.  

Inquiries: Heather McTigue HMO

Email: micstwo@hotmail.com

(Entries must include full payment of fees written with one club check)

Entry Fee: $10 for all attendees including parents. We will accept cash and club checks at the door. 

We have a large number set to attend this event and we need to start on time at 9:30am please plan to arrive by around 9am to insure time to register and be patient with our registration folks. They will be checking you off from the current USPC regional roster. Any child not on the roster will need to hand in a waiver. As national is backed up with memberships I suggest you login to the national website and make sure you are listed as a current member. If not please bring a waiver. The day will start at 9:30am inside the indoor arena.

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch there are no food outlets in this area is VERY rural.

Purpose: The purpose of Horse management day is to share horse management knowledge with our members of all ages and levels. The focus is on teaching skills necessary for certifications as well as those needed for the up-coming rally season. This year will be a little different than the last 2. We will have 4 or 5 stations set up with hands-on demonstrations of information from the HB certification. Being practical in nature this material will be fun and of interest to our D members while at the same time informative for our older and HMX members. There is also an opportunity for parents and older members to be trained in how to be an assistant horse management judge to enable them to help judging at rallies. This is a great way to be able to go behind the scenes at our rallies and be able to observe what the members are doing.

Attire:

Please wear barn appropriate footwear, medical armbands and PC pins for members. I would love to see all the members in their club shirts and attire. Do dress warm it can be chilly in here in the morning. Attire should be neat and tidy and workmanlike. No jewelry, hair put up neatly if long etc. Parents need to wear barn appropriate footwear i.e. paddock boots as you will be around horses. We hold our parents to the same standards that we hold our members as all adults are setting an example to our junior members.

Other things to bring: Please bring a chair if you wish to sit. Bring a note book and something to write with there will be lots of good info to take home.

Volunteers: Anyone wishing to assist with set-up and take down would be very much appreciated.

RSVP:  LisaBMarinPonyClub@gmail.com     ---  Please RSVP and let them know you are attending!