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Psychology for Equestrians "101"
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER-
Join us on Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30pm in the GMHA Members Room
Speaker: Jane Rodd, Ph.D.
Dr. Rodd (aka Jane) completed her doctoral degree from the University at Albany, SUNY in Educational Psychology. During her studies, she completed several research projects focused on how personal psychological aspects impact the abilities of horse riders and trainers to ride safely and improve their skills. In her recently published dissertation, with the support of the United States Dressage Federation she studied what motivates adult amateurs to participate in dressage-related activities.
Come and join us for a fun evening - you may learn interesting things about your psyche which could lead you to learning about and training horses in a whole new light. The evening will be a mixture of presentations, self-evaluation, and group activities which at the very least will be entertaining and get you thinking!
Bring snacks to share (drinks provided by GMHA) and encourage your friends to join us too. All are invited- FREE to attend!
Please RSVP to Jane if you are planning to attend,
Trail Riding Clinic
Zero to Fifty in One Day: Trail Riding Competitions and Strategies for Success
March 22, 2014
Learn more about the broad spectrum of trail competitions, from judged pleasure rides to competitive trail, to 50 mile endurance.
Hartland Riding Club, VERDA, and GMHA are kicking off the spring riding season with a fun and informative one day clinic. The clinic is for new or prospective trail competitors, but also for anyone who values trail riding as a useful cross-training and conditioning activity. A broad spectrum of competitive formats will be covered, from judged pleasure trail to competitive distance to 50-mile endurance.
There will be short presentations, hands-on exercises with horses, and a panel discussion. All of the clinicians have twenty or more years' experience in some aspect of competitive trail riding.
- Dan Boyer and Joan Stratemeyer are certified competitive trail judges and accomplished competitors and breeders of trail horses.
- Heather Hoyns, DVM, is a veterinary judge for competitive trail and FEI Endurance, Dressage, and Combined Driving and an active competitor with more than 11,000 miles, including Best Condition at the 2013 Old Dominion 100 mile Endurance ride.
- Jenny Kimberly and Debra Fisk are multiple high point winners in endurance and competitive trail, both locally and regionally.
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The calendar includes beautiful, full color photos from all of GMHA's disciplines, event dates, opening and closing dates, Members' Days, all for your convenience.
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The Green Mountain Horse Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1926, GMHA is the nation’s oldest continuously operating horse association. Our mission is to provide and maintain opportunities for educational and competitive activities for diverse equestrian disciplines. Emphasis is placed on equestrian trails preservation, horsemanship and youth education.
At our facility, located in South Woodstock, Vermont, we offer a wide range of events to hundreds of equestrians each year in dressage, driving, eventing, hunter/jumpers, and trail riding. GMHA is dedicated to preserving trails and open space for equestrian use, and our trail network covers over 500 miles.
Our 65 acre facility includes stabling for 196 horses, four all-weather arenas with European Geo-Textile footing, a spectacular cross-country course, and driving hazards. GMHA is a unique equestrian experience for riders and drivers of all ages and abilities.