We had a great time at the Fork last weekend. Many of the YRs were riding more than one horse, which made taking advantage of any of the free YR Advancement activities difficult. On Friday, three riders took advantage of shadow scribing in dressage.
This is becoming very popular as the YRs learn what is important in riding their test, or what their judge prefers to see, while also getting to practice scribing.Friday night we set show jumping with Sally Ike, and once again those who did got around with a double clear. A few parents, signifcant others, and grooms came up to Show Jumping on Saturday when they had time assisted with jump crew to reset the courses from Intermediate, to Preliminary, to Training.
One of the goals of the YRAP is to build relationships and promote teamwork amongst this generation.
We are beginning to learn who each other is by updating the YRAP board found near the scoreboard at the events. We are also looking for each other out there and saying "hi". So don't be suprised if you see your name on the YRAP board even if you didn't sign up that weekend to participate. If you see the board and your name is missing - PLEASE ADD IT. You are a member of the group and we want to make sure we cheer you on too. There is always a pen near the whiteboard.
The YRs riding at the Fork were:
The Next Activities for YRAP are as follows:
May 5-6 YR Weekend at Vass NC (Training and Above)
June 2-3 YR Weekend Finksburg MD (Training and Above)
July 8-13 YR Camp Sandy River SW VA (Training and Below)
August 6-8 WOW at NJHP joint camp with Pony Club (Prel and Below)
*Scramble Teams (Free)*
May 25-27 VA Horse Trials
August 25-26 Difficult Run Horse Trials
Sept 22-23 Marlborough Horse Trials
*Behind the scenes UNMOUNTED clinics (Free)
*(tailored activities at events, working around your ride times)
April 21-22 Redland Hunt
May 5-6 MCTA
May 12-13 Plantation
June 17 Bucks County
More will be added for the fall
*Classic Long Format 3-Days
June 25-29 Full Moon Farm 2'3" thru Training
Oct 25-28 Waredaca Novice and Training
If you have questions please send me an email cdonova...@gmail.com or call 410-409-2255.