Info you need to know about the clinic (this will be emailed to you as well)
Cost: $720.00 (includes 4 evening main meals, desert + morning tea)
Daily Program: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Ground skills & ridden exercises in the arena incorporating group learning and "forget your horse just watch and learn" sessions as Mark teaches 1:1.
Ride out each day as a group on our property for 1-3 hours, depending on group. Riding out time increases throughout the clinic so day 1 is likely to be about an hour. River crossings, cattle, hills and obstacles to challenge and manage. This is not trail riding but practising getting your horse connected with you outside the arena - most of it done at a walk and exercises to work through.
Location: 1671 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong NSW 2850
Supermarkets in either Gulgong or Mudgee 25 mins away.
Meals: Group dinners together 6.30pm to discuss the day; provided for Wed-Sat.
Breaks for morning tea (provided) + lunch (BYO).
Camping: Free. Facilities include hot outdoor shower; gas stove; portaloo; small fridge
Accommodation: Local (in the next paddock) B&B at neighbours Paul & Denise - great hospitality - ph 0409 885 020
Other B & Bs on Lower Piambong Road (check out Air BnB)
Horse accommodation: Yards and medium-large shared paddocks available. We also have a paddock which can be subdivided if horses need to be by themselves.
Please bring your own feed buckets. All paddocks and yards have their own water troughs.
Horse fitness: Horses must be reasonably fit for 3 days of work, though each day will have some ground work to give the horses a break. Rides will be 2-3 hrs max.
Please bring: Something to carry water in on your horse, 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 4 days – eg grain & hay. Remember there will be times where you sit and watch and your horse gets a break in the yards. 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.
New Gear: New gear must be checked for comfort, good fitting and ridden in before the clinic.
Payments: Pay the deposit now & the rest 3 weeks prior.
Full payment must be made 3 weeks prior to the clinic due to catering. You can bank transfer: Equine Ability BSB 062542 Ac No 1013 0436 - please put your name as reference).
All payments are non refundable unless we can fill your spot. Deposits are not refundable unles YOU find a replacement. Not negotiable.