Clinics at Caumsett: Exceptional Equestrian Learning Opportunities Inside Fabulous Caumsett State Historic Park
Huntington, NY – (June 19, 2013)– If tentative horsemanship or lack of opportunity have limited you as a rider from experiencing the thrill of a canter or hand gallop over wide open spaces, autumn hunter paces and fox hunting, or riding with confidence in hunter classics or derbies, then Clinics at Caumsett is for you.
The educational skill series, to be held on select Saturdays, July 20 through October 12, is at the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center, inside fabulous (and famous) Caumsett State Historic Park, and will be offered on one of the only cross-country courses remaining on Long Island, in Huntington, NY.
July 20 discover an Intro to Foxhunting & Hunter Pacing with an MFH and Whipper-In as guest clinicians. Successful completion of the clinic will be rewarded with invitation to a mock hunt in Old Westbury, and a drag hunt later in the season with the Smithtown (Long Island) Hunt.
August will offer Cross Country Clinics I & II, with Mini Prix veteran and multi-discipline coach, Linda Adkins, of Good Form Equestrian Sports in Valley Forge, PA, and begin with a review of jumping skills/gymnastics (August 3), then competitive cross-country skills and strategies, including galloping/fitness (August 24).
Autumn’s clinics feature Hunter Pace (September 28) and Hunter Derby (October 12) Preparation. Learn to navigate cross-country fences, and stand out in Hunter Classic, Hunter Derby, and Handy Hunter classes, plus final judge-your-ride with ‘R’ – rated hunter, jumper, equitation judge, Lesley Woodworth.
Participation, including ring fee, is as low as $100/clinic, at skill levels for Introductory (2′), Beginner Novice (2’6”), and Novice (3′). A 3’6” division will be added for Hunter Derby Prep. One groom is permitted at no cost. Auditors may register for just $25/clinic. All riders must wear ASTM/SEI-certified headgear and a fitted cross-country vest.
“When registering,” says Clinics at Caumsett’s Linda Adkins, “consider riding a level ‘down’ if you have not fully experienced riding cross-country before. If you jump 3′ in the arena, consider registering at 2’6” the first time. You can always sign up for a higher level the next time. This does not apply to Hunter Derby Prep riders, who should enter at their normal level.”
Registration for Clinics at Caumsett is now open. For complete information and directions, visit www.clinicsatcaumsett.com or call (267) 249-5762.