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Upcoming 2014 Events

April 5th
Spring Round Up Trail Fun Ride
E.A. Cummings Center Genesee County Fairgrounds)
Mount Morris, MI


June 14-15
Competetive Mounted Orienteering (CMO)
Elba Equestrian Complex
Elba, MI


September 6th
Carl P. Hunt Memorial Judged Trail Ride
Elba Equestrian Center
Elba, MI


October 4th
Chemo Kid Day
Van & Sons Farm
Flushing, MI


Oct 25th
Halloween Spooktacular Fun Ride & Costume Contest (Genesee County Fairgrounds)
E.A. Cummings Center
Mount Morris, MI

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Horses for Hope
President:
Linda Weirauch
Vice President:
Greg Weirauch
Treasurer:
Greg Weirauch
Secretary:
Carin VanPatten

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HFH FACEBOOK PAGE

VAN & SONS FARM

PROJECT LINUS

SLEAZY BARB HORSEWEAR

MICHIGAN HORSE WEBSITE

ROY E. PETERSON AWARD NOMINEE

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Ever wish YOU could learn how to ride?

Have you been out of the saddle for a while and need a confidence boost?

Introducing Basic Training for the Equestrian!


Lessons are taught by Linda Weirauch, who is a certified ARIA riding instructor and a registered nurse. Linda has been riding for over 18 years and has shown competively in hunt seat, western, showmanship and trail ride disciplines. She and her husband, Greg, also sponsor competitive trail rides as fundraisers for the Horses For Hope Program.

Lessons are available to riders ages 5 years to adult for $35 per hour. Each lesson is in groups of 2 or 3 horses maximum, depending on ability. Most lessons are scheduled for 60 minutes to allow time to groom and tack up the horse. Students are expected to groom their assigned horse before they ride at each lesson. Basic Horsemanship topics taught include horse safety, groundwork, grooming, posture, balance, movement, horse anatomy, breed identification, parts of the saddle and much more.

Each student learns from the ground up, with safety as the main focus of all lessons. The first session starts with an instructor's evaluation of the student's experience and ability. The lesson plan is developed from that point and each following session builds off the previous lesson. Each student progresses at their own rate and gains confidence by building their skills. Advancement to more difficult skills or gaits depend on the instructor's assessment of the student's ability to control their horse consistently.

If you are interested in beginning or resuming your Equestrian Dream, please call Linda at 810-955-9367 to discuss your options in the lesson program! We encourage potential students to schedule a time to watch a lesson to see if we are right for you. We look forward to talking to you!

Through the Horses For Hope Program, Linda offers riding lessons to children afflicted with cancer-FREE OF CHARGE. Children can be newly diagnosed, in remission, or fully recovered from their illness. If you know of a child who could benefit from this FREE PROGRAM, please call Horses For Hope at 810-659-2151.

Each year, one of the off-farm activities include some of the students and their coaches traveling to and showing in the 'Lope For Hope' Show at the Shiawasee County Fairgrounds. The riders get a great opportunity to show off all their hard work in a family oriented environment!


 
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