Info you need to know about the clinic (this will be emailed to you as well)
Cost: $722.00 (includes four 2-course evening meals + daily morning tea)
Daily Program: 8.00am - 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.
Riding out on property or outside of arena MAY be included (depending on what horses need).
Small group sessions and / or 1:1 tuition sessions. Some people find that they get most out of just 1:1 sessions and so Mark can run the clinic or part of the clinic like this. Your lesson can be out of the arena. Have a think about what might benefit you the most. We discuss the next days plans over dinner.
Location: 1671 Lower Piambong Road, Piambong NSW 2850
Supermarkets in either Gulgong or Mudgee 25 mins away.
Meals: Group dinners together 7.00pm 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; fridges (up on the house verandah); eskys and ice (for milk at the camping area)
Accommodation: Local (in the next paddock) B&B at neighbours Paul & Denise - great hospitality - ph 0409 885 020
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. Riden sessions 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.
Payments: Cost for riders $722.
Spectators welcome: $40/ day + food
Option to pay the $100 non-refundable deposit now & the rest later.
Final payment due 3 weeks prior to clinic. You can bank transfer: Equine Ability BSB 062542 Ac No 1013 0436 - please put your name as reference).
Deposits are not refundable or negotiable. Full payments within 3 weeks not refundable unless we find a replacement.
All monies refunded in the event that we cancel the clinic.