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Walk/Trot Division We have banners that you could do. Ask Neva for details.
These are fun, low key shows that serve a number of purposes for the individuals showing. It is a series of intramural shows suitable for very beginnings riders to experience a horse show atmosphere, and for very experienced riders to hone their skills and work on very specific goals. They are designed to be fun, educational showing opportunities offered at a very reasonable rate.
There’s got to be a better way, don’t get us wrong. Learning to ride is still best done in the saddle, but learning how and what you are doing while on a horse can be supplemented while on the ground. After years of creating some of the best riders in the country, we stepped back and asked ourselves, “What makes us successful?”
So what does it take to be one of the best?
LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING. You know it when you see it. That person who loves the whole process, and can’t wait for their next chance to ride.
MAKING THE COMMITMENT. No matter what you are doing, commitment takes you further. That dedication comes not only from the rider, but also from the support of everyone around them. That same discipline carries over into your daily life.
FINDING FOCUS. It’s one of our favorite things about the Olympics. Watching athletes find “the ZONE “ and not let anything shake them out of it.
BEING A GREAT COMPETITOR. You want to win. That’s what we strive for. Demanding great sportsmanship from yourself makes you a better competitor. Being gracious allows you to appreciate the strengths of your competition and understand how to develop those strengths for yourself. A true win is achieving YOUR goals!
UNDERSTANDING THAT RIDING IS A SPORT. Treat it that way. It is NOT just sitting up there. Just like any sport, being great requires a higher level of conditioning.
DEVELOPING A BOND. Unlike other sports, your teammate in riding is a living, breathing, half-ton animal. That horse must be treated with both RESPECT and COMPASSION! The more a rider understands their horses strengths, fears and personality, the better they can “sync” with that horse and truly become a team.
Becoming an extraordinary rider takes finding and developing these attributes in and out of the show ring.
Academy Awards Programs
Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association
American Saddlebred International Youth Program
ASHA Saddle Time
Academy Riders Showing Equipment
Caboodle (Storage Box) Items $25- $100 with list
Show ring etiquette should happen at all times. You never know who is watching. It is only proper to cheer and applaud when the riders are trotting on the horse in the show ring. It is also appropriate to do so when the riders are in the line-up and the judge is approaching each one.
Academy Dates-- For more information contact Neva
March 18 at the Stables
June 17 Jefferson County Fairgrounds
July 6-8 IASPHA Summer Show, Gurnee, IL
October 5-7 MN Futurity, Winona, MN
November 18 at the Stables
Madison Youth Club "Nickers" join us at our youth club gatherings.