South Woodstock, VT- March 13, 2012: The Green Mountain Horse Association announces it is accepting applications for its premier eventing clinic for young riders age 9-17 at the South Woodstock, VT location to be held June 24 to July 3, 2012.
All participants have two mounted and two unmounted lessons daily, and are responsible for the care of their horse or pony that they bring to the JHC clinic with the help of our experienced staff. Small group lessons in dressage, cross-country, stadium and the use of the brand new X-C course will be a highlight. Unmounted instruction focuses on building knowledge and experience in horse care and stable management with daily classes, demonstrations and practice sessions.
Suzi and Jim Gornall are the lead clinicians overseeing for the sixth year the instruction of all students. They are both "A" Pony Club graduates and have competed through the Advanced level of eventing. Suzi continues to compete and coach while Jim is an USEF "R" technical delegate and course designer.
All clinic participants have the opportunity to compete in GMHA's Starter Trials July 1 with coaching from the clinic staff. The event offers Pre-Elementary through Training levels of competition on the newly upgraded cross-country course.
The Green Mountain Horse Association, founded in 1926, is a 65-acre equestrian facility in South Woodstock, Vermont. It is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization fully committed to serving five equine disciplines including: trail riding, hunter/jumpers, dressage, eventing and driving. With approximately 1,500 members, GMHA is a vital community of equestrian enthusiasts. Each event season contributes over $4 million to the local economy. In addition to competitions and pleasure rides, GMHA offers many educational activities and is a leader in trail and open space preservation. Member support helps to ensure that GMHA will continue to exist for future generations and preserve its legacy in the equestrian community.