Clinics 2019

Fire Fly Stables is proud to announce that we are hosting a variety of clinics again this year. All prices include HST. Some clinics require signing a horse out for the day (for Firefly riders) so be sure to sign up in advance in order to reserve a horse you usually ride. If you have questions or concerns about the clinics, don’t be afraid to email panzsa@hotmail.com.

Animal Communication – Lauren Bode– Feb 26th, starts at 6pm. $75 for one horse/human pair. Auditing is available ($15 per person).

Warm drinks and snacks will be provided. Lauren spends 15 minutes with each rider and horse, riders have the opportunity to ask their horses questions, and horses will tell Lauren all sorts of things you wouldn’t expect. This has been a very popular clinic at Fire Fly and it’s our forth year in a row having Lauren in our company. What would you ask your horse? Sign up in advance, it is first come first serve for horses, although you are welcome to share your time with another rider if you both want to speak with the same horse (and split the clinic fee).

Working Students: This clinic is available to audit off your hours! 10 hours for the night.

Vet Talk – Dr. Tasha Maloney – March 5th, starts at 6pm. $40 per person.

Dr. Tasha Maloney from Main Street Animal Hospital is coming in. We will be discussing many topics related to horses, such as lameness identification, wound care including bandaging/wrapping, as well how to take and evaluate your horses vital signs.

March Break Camp– March 11-15th, 8am-4pm each day, but earlier/later times available. $350 for the week, or $75 per day. Discounts are available, see our Camp page (under Our Services) for more information.

Fun activities include one riding lesson per day, theory and practical horse time, as well as leadership games and age appropriate crafts / projects. Ages 6+

Jackie Bellamy-Zions Two Day Dressage Clinic– March 30-31st, 10am-3pm each day. $180 for Fire Fly riders, $200 for outside riders (includes stall for the night). Auditing is available ($20 Saturday, $35 Sunday).

Pack your own lunch for Saturday, Sunday Lunch is provided (Sunrise Pho Thai). Book early to reserve your horse, the same horses will be used both days. All levels offered. Auditing spots limited, book ahead. Jackie is a certified “r” rated dressage judge who has over twenty years of experience coaching. We look forward to having Jackie back for the third time here at Fire Fly Stables. This clinic will help you master your dressage and also fine tune your movements to increase your scores in future dressage tests. Why not learn from the judge herself?

Working Students: This clinic is available to audit off your hours! 10 hours per day.

April Heidel Farrier Talk– April 9th, starts at 6pm. $40 per person.

April has been trimming and putting shoes on Fire Fly Stable’s horses’ feet for the past 3 years. She is a wealth of knowledge and will show you what goes into every hoof trim and what to look for in healthy hooves. This clinic we are specifically going to be talking about traction and riding surfaces, how and when to use shoes, and when cleats are important for safety. Definitely a course worth investing in if you want to compete cross country, or are jumping on different surfaces.

Justin Pope Two Day Hunter/Jumper Clinic– April 27-28, starts at 9am each day. $160 for Fire Fly riders, $200 for outside riders (includes stall for the night). Auditing is available ($20 Saturday, $35 Sunday).

Pack your own lunch for Saturday, Sunday lunch is provided (City Pizza). Justin has had a successful career in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings resulting in international finishes having competed in U.S. divisions including the Washington Medal, USEF Medal and Maclay Medal. Justin Pope is coming to our barn to help us fine tune our skills over fences. Whether you are a hunter or a jumper you will excell from his keen eye and vast experience and knowledge.

Working Students: This clinic is available to audit off your hours! 10 hours per day.

Saddle Fitting With Erica Allen– May 7th, starts at 6pm.  $40 per person.

Erica is a Certified Independent Saddle Fitter, a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (CESMT) and has spent over 8 years in veterinary medicine. Learn what to look for in a saddle…not only in how it fits the horse…but its quality, fit and balance for the rider. We’ll discuss caring for your saddle, saddle pad usage and so much more!

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