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Virginia Tech Summer Riding Series - Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is offering three; 2-week summer riding classes open to adults and children ages 11 and up. Please contact us via email or phone for questions and registration information.

Contact:
Sherri West - slwillis@vt.edu, 540.808.7701

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The Riding Series will be offered during three, two-week sessions:

I: May 26 - June 5, 2014 III: July 28 - August 7, 2014
II: June 30 - July 10, 2014

The cost of one session is $175. The second session (or any additional session thereafter) cost $150. All three sessions cost $425.

Classes Offered:

1 - BEGINNING JUMPING
This course is designed for the rider that is working toward strengthening his or her seat and position on the flat and is ready to start going over fences. The course will start with basic flat work and will introduce small individual jumps and gymnastics. Riders will be given the opportunity to ride a variety of horses and should be capable of tacking up their mount and riding at all gaits.

Class 1A: Mon & Wed, 4-6pm (mounted from 4:30-5:30pm) OR Class 1B: Tues & Thurs, 6-8pm (mounted from 6:30-7:30pm)

(The above classes are offered during sessions I, II, III, and IV)

2 - INTERMEDIATE JUMPING
This course is designed for the intermediate over fences rider that is working toward strengthening his or her seat and position on the flat as well as over fences. This course will start with basic flat work, over-fences exercises and gymnastic work progressing towards elementary courses. Riders will be given the opportunity to ride a variety of horses and should be capable of tacking up their mount, riding at all gaits and jumping crossrails to fences 2'6".

Class 2A: Mon & Wed, 5-7pm (mounted from 5:30-6:30pm) OR Class 2B: Tues & Thurs, 5-7pm (mounted from 5:30-6:30pm)

(The above classes are offered during sessions I, II, III, and IV)

3 - ADVANCED JUMPING
This course is designed for the rider with significant experience over fences. The course will work on more advanced flat work and over fences exercises as well as more accelerated courses. Riders will be given the opportunity to ride a variety of horses and should be capable of tacking up their mount, riding at all gaits and working comfortably over fences up to 3'.

Class 3A: Mon & Wed, 6-8pm (mounted from 6:30-7:30pm) OR Class 3B: Tues & Thurs, 4-6pm (mounted from 4:30-5:30pm)

(The above classes are offered during sessions I, II, III, and IV)


 

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