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Coming This Summer

SAVE THE DATE!!

AUGUST 10 & 11

Paard Yard Team Competitions!  

Great Falls All Breeds Horse Show Series

We are the host for The Great Falls All Breeds Horse Club's

Dressage and  Hunter/Jumper Shows for the 2024 season.   

To learn more about the Great Falls All Breeds, follow this link:  www.GFABHorseClub.org

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GFAB Show #1

Piaffe In The Prairie & Hunter/Jumper

Chrissy Robinson will be the judge on Saturday, May 11th  

Chrissy has experience training and teaching all movements through Grand Prix.  Chrissy is a recent graduate from the USDF ‘L’ Program for dressage judges, and is happy to help riders with test-riding.  Chrissy is calm and relaxed in her teaching technique, and develops good work ethic in her horses.  Attention is given to accuracy and correct basics, bringing out the best outcome in horse/rider combinations.

This is a great opportunity to "fix a test" after the show, learn new exercises and get fantastic instruction.

To reserve a stall for the weekend activities, please contact Kelly or Ken at the email address listed above or 406-468-0016.  Stall rentals are $35/night and include 1 bag of shavings.  Overnighting in your trailer with or without hook-ups is $25/night and are charged separately from GFAB show fees.

GFAB Show #3

Piaffe In The Prairie & Hunter/Jumper

Jackie Cameron will be the judge on Saturday, June 22nd 

Jackie Cameron is the head trainer at Sapphire Equine in Bozeman, Montana. She is a three-day event and dressage rider who enjoys teaching riders of all levels. Jackie emphasizes the importance of correct position for both horse and rider through the use of lateral dressage exercises, jumping grid work, and adhering to the dressage training
scale to create a confident and correct partnership. Jackie has successfully shown through the Preliminary level and Second Level dressage. Previously, she competed at the American Eventing Championships at the Novice and Training levels where she
earned a top 10 finish.
During her equestrian career, Jackie has had the privilege of riding with top professionals such as Jimmy Wofford, Jil Walton, Paul Haunert, Andrea Velas, and Maggie Wright. As a rider, Jackie continues to compete with her horses and works to meet her competitive show goals and to continue her education as a rider and a coach.
As a coach, Jackie enjoys helping riders develop a harmonious partnership and improving communication with their equine partner through positive training methods. She strives to structure her lessons so that riders leave feeling confident riding on their own the following day, and can continue to work on methods and exercises taught
during the lesson. She enjoys working one-on-one with her students to help them achieve their personal goals with their horses.

Jackie will be giving lessons on Sunday, June 23rd, for "fix a test/ride" or for general riding lessons.  If you would like to be on the lesson schedule, please contact Kelly at the barn to reserve your time.  Lessons can be individual or as a group.   Rates are as follows:
Private Lesson

$85/rider
45 minute session

 

Semi Private Lesson
$75/rider
1 hour session
Dressage: 2 riders max; Jumping: 4 riders max per 45min instruction.
 

This is a great opportunity to "fix a test" after the show, learn new exercises and get fantastic instruction.

 

To reserve a stall for the weekend activities, please contact Kelly or Ken at the email address listed above or 406-468-0016.  Stall rentals are $35/night and include 1 bag of shavings.  Overnighting in your trailer with or without hook-ups is $25/night and are charged separately from GFAB show fees.

GFAB Show #6

Piaffe In The Prairie & Hunter/Jumper

Renae Talton will be the judge on Saturday, September  21st 

USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, USDF L Graduate

 

Renae grew up in Montana and rode horses, quite literally, from the time she could walk.  Her competition career began in the Montana youth 4-H circuit, doing everything from western pleasure to hunter hack.  As a teenager, she started competing on the local jumper circuit and transitioned to eventing from there.  Renae, then, moved to North Carolina, taking the horses with her, and started her east coast training in the eventing world with some great trainers and riders, including Olympian Rebecca Howard, Susan Beebee, and Holly Hepp Hudspeth. Shortly thereafter, and on her quest for more thorough training, she redirected her focus on to dressage, where she fell in love with the discipline.  Renae was able to take her homebred, eventing mount up through the levels to earn her USDF Bronze medal in one show season.  From there, she called an FEI dressage competition barn home and spent most of her days (and evenings) riding multiple FEI schoolmasters and training youngsters.  She started doing extensive training with USDF Hall of Famers, Linda Zang and Gary Rockwell, as well as Olympian, Julio Mendoza, and local Grand Prix competitors.  Through these efforts, with much dedication, Renae was able to achieve her USDF Silver medal, gaining mileage and experience at the uppermost levels of dressage.  Since moving her family and string of horses back to Montana in 2021, she has been developing her own young horses and has been training with International Grand Prix rider, Niki Clarke as well as getting the opportunity to learn from Debbie McDonald. Renae has recently completed the L Program for dressage judging and has multiple horses in full-time training. From starting young beginners to upper level eventing and dressage, her lessons focus on correct basics, biomechanics and achieving positive communication between horse and rider.

 

Renae will be giving lessons on Sunday, June 23rd, for "fix a test/ride".  If you would like to be on the lesson schedule, please contact Kelly at the barn to reserve your time.  Lessons are individual instruction and are $ per 45min instruction.

To reserve a stall for the weekend activities, please contact Kelly or Ken at the email address listed above or 406-468-0016.  Stall rentals are $35/night and include 1 bag of shavings.  Overnighting in your trailer with or without hook-ups is $25/night and are charged separately from GFAB show fees.

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