August 29-30, 2020. Free Union, VA
Schedule of Events:
Days 1 (Sat 8 am start): 2 Mounted Sessions at Millington Stables, Approxmately 1.5hrs each *, grouped by levels. Includes Morning: flat exercises to improve position, control and confidence. gymnastics to improve riders’ security! Afternoon includes: riding in fields, narrow trails, & hills; field-specific exercises (such as rein-backs, turn on the forehand) for gates and reversing field for staff; while negotiating trappy terrain; riding banks, ditches, streams, coops, panels & natural obstacles.
Day 2 (Sun 8 am start): Mock Hunt at the Kennels (or visit hounds in the pen for green horses)
(Sun PM): Lunch & Information Session with Masters and Hunt Staff (hunting conditions, scent, horn calls, staff roles, protocol, traditions and attire will be discussed)
Who Should Attend?
- Pony Clubbers & Trail riders who want to try foxhunting for the first time.
- Hilltoppers who want to improve their riding skills or move up to Second Flight.
- Second and First Flight riders who want to become more confident.
- Green Horses new to hunting or new to coops and natural obstacles.
Clinician: Joy Crompton, MFH
Joy Crompton has been hunting with Farmington Hunt for 30 years and is currently joint MFH. She has schooled many young horses in the hunt field, led all three fields, and is now Honorary Whipper-in, hunting three time a week during hunt season. Joy brings to this clinic a wealth of professional experience and expertise. As an event rider, she started many young horses and brought them through the Preliminary level. She won the team Adult Preliminary Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park. Particularly her training with Jimmy Wofford taught her how to navigate cross country jumps and terrain safely. Joy shares her extensive knowledge by teaching students for the hunt field and combined training competitions.
Clinician: Kip Holloway
Saturday $80.00 (Riding in Am and Pm) Bring your own water, snacks, lunch. Instructional materials will be provided.
Sunday: $40.00 riders Includes lunch at the Hunt Club, info session, & materials.
Protective head gear is a must for mounted sessions, no exceptions.