Info you need to know about the clinic (this will be emailed to you as well)
Cost: $2,200 (includes camping, yards, lunch, dinner + desert, wine tour)
Daily Program: 8.00am - 4.30pm
morning tea & lunch break.
day off in middle (1/2 day wine tour)
Each horse is worked twice a day, approx an hour each lesson.
Mark will work your horse/ help you to train it. (The training and your integration in the training will depend on your aspirations. Mark will work closely with you to help you get the most out of these 8 training days.)
Location: Valley View, 1671 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong NSW 2850 (25 mins NW of Mudgee)
Supermarkets in Mudgee or Gulgong, 20-25 mins away
Meals: BYO breakfast only.
Dinners at house to discuss the day
Welcome dinner Thurs 22 Aug; final lunch Sat 31 Aug.
Camping: Unpowered camping available (free); outdoor shower; BBQ provided. Portaloo. Small fridge space available.
Accommodation: Neighbours Paul and Denise offer really good value B & B in their new house which is literally just down the road and overlooks our paddocks. This huge 6 bedroom house is only 6 years old. Very comfortable. They will look after you - lovely breakfasts & coffee. Contact them direct to book on 0409 885 020.
Horse accommodation: Yards and medium-large shared paddocks available. We also have a paddocks which can be subdivided if horses need to be by themselves.
Bring feed buckets.
Please bring: Suitable raincoat, If you have one, a lunge rope/ long lead rope approx 2-3m, and halter. Approved riding helmet & normal riding apparel, sun cream
Feed: Your horse shouldn’t need super high energy food for the clinic, just something that will sustain them over 9 days – eg grain & hay. To avoid the stress of a new environment and food, we suggest that you introduce your horse on the ration they will be getting here a couple of weeks before the clinic. We will update you on this nearer the time according to our paddock feed situation.
Payments: Pay the deposit now & the rest later. Full payment required 3 weeks prior to clinic. No refunds under any circumstances unless we can fill your spot.
Cost is $2,200. An average start on a horse is $1500-2000 (15-20 lessons) so considering you have Mark 1:1 twice a day (he has started over 1000 horses); the opportunity to watch 3 other horse starts and learn a terrrific amount; and meals provided; plus a wine tour, we think its pretty fairly priced.
You can bank transfer: Equine Ability BSB 062542 Ac No 1013 0436 - please put your name as reference).