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Ranch Riding Clinic featuring Steve Meadows

Date: Saturday, Febuary 17, 2018

Time: Checkin- 8AM. // Clinic- 9:00AM-4:00PM

Clinic Cost: $150 to ride; $10 to audit

**Lunch is included for each paid rider. Additional lunches for those who audit and for others attending can be purchased for $15 each**

 

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Contacts for the Clinic

Meghan Cunningham, Head Equestrian Coach; 731-881-7273

Clinic Description

Ride with expert AQHA Ranch Riding Professional horseman and Judge, Steve Meadows, for a full day of covering Ranch Pleasure, Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail. Join us to learn about ranch classes or to perfect your Ranch Riding skills. Steve Meadows is an AQHA and NSBA judge and is a multiple AQHA World, Congress, NSBA, ARHA and PtHA Champion. He has also coached many World and National Champions including the 2017 Level 1 Ranch Riding Amateur Champion.

Facilities

The Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex will house the clinic. The 82,000 square foot building includes a 178 square foot building that includes seating for 32,000 people. A 110x250 heated indoor arena, and outdoor practice pen. Overnight stalling and bedding is available for an additional fee. RV hook ups are also available. Contact 731-881-7273 for more information or to reserve stalls, shavings, and/or RV hookups.

 

Day stall provided with one bag of shavings can come in early if pre-arranged.

 

*The University requires all horses to show proof of current negative coggins. If not TN residents, Health certificates will be required as well.

UT Martin Equestrian Coaches

Meghan Cunningham was named the University of Tennessee Martin’s first head equestrian coach in the spring of 2005. Cunningham helped transition equestrian at the university from club to varsity sport. The UT Martin equestrian team made the most of its inaugural season, earning a berth in the 2007 Championship show in Waco, Texas. The team has been selected to participate in their National Championship every year since the programs existence and has advanced through first round play several times.

 

Prior to joining the Skyhawk family Cunningham was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for four years. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cunningham received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and her master’s degree from Kansas State in 2004, both in animal science. Her graduate work centered on the development and promotion of varsity equestrian.

 

Kim Leiter brings 20 years of proven success in the equestrian field to UT Martin. She was formerly the owner and trainer of HiLite Show Horses in Moorpark, Calif. and is an AQHA credentialed judge with experience in nationally recognized AQHA, NSBA, NCEA and IHSA competitions. She has extensive hands-on experience coaching riders, mentoring staff and training horses in the Midwest and Southern California areas to achieve World and Congress Championship with her clientele. Leiter received her bachelor’s degree in equestrian studies and elementary education from the University of Findlay while earning her Master’s degree in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Equestrian Day Camp – June 4-7, 2018

Date: June 4-7, 2018

Time: Check-in: 9:00AM at Graves Stables // Camp: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Clinic Cost: $500 per camper

Ages of campers: 5 and up

Contacts for the Camp: Meghan Cunningham, Head Equestrian Coach; 731-881-7273

 

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Description

Emphasis on the fundamentals in western horsemanship and hunter seat riding. Character and confidence development to gain skills on and off the horse. Educational sessions to focus on grooming, saddling, horse health and safe handling. A minimum of 3 hours of riding time a day. Open to ages 5 years of age and up. No experience necessary.

Facilities

Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex serves as the competition site for the UT Martin Equestrian Team and is an 82,000 square foot building with 24, 000 square foot arena space and seating for 3,200. Graves Stables is the home of the UT Martin horses and includes a 10 stall barn and approximately 50 acres of turnout with an adjacent 125 x 225 outdoor arena.

UT Martin Equestrian Coaches

Meghan Cunningham was named the University of Tennessee Martin’s first head equestrian coach in the spring of 2005. Cunningham helped transition equestrian at the university from club to varsity sport. The UT Martin equestrian team made the most of its inaugural season, earning a berth in the 2007 Championship show in Waco, Texas. The team has been selected to participate in their National Championship every year since the programs existence and has advanced through first round play several times.

 

Prior to joining the Skyhawk family Cunningham was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for four years. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cunningham received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and her master’s degree from Kansas State in 2004, both in animal science. Her graduate work centered on the development and promotion of varsity equestrian.

 

Kim Leiter brings 20 years of proven success in the equestrian field to UT Martin. She was formerly the owner and trainer of HiLite Show Horses in Moorpark, Calif. and is an AQHA credentialed judge with experience in nationally recognized AQHA, NSBA, NCEA and IHSA competitions. She has extensive hands-on experience coaching riders, mentoring staff and training horses in the Midwest and Southern California areas to achieve World and Congress Championship with her clientele. Leiter received her bachelor’s degree in equestrian studies and elementary education from the University of Findlay while earning her Master’s degree in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Equestrian Premier Clinic – June 14-15, 2018

Date: June 14-15, 2018

Time: Check-in: 9:00AM at Ag Pavilion//Camp: 9:00AM-4:00PM; 9:00AM-Noon

Clinic Cost: $300 per camper

Ages of campers: 14-18 years old

Contacts for the Camp: Meghan Cunningham, Head Equestrian Coach; 731-881-7273

 

***Please have your insurance card available for registration***

 

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Description

Experience a day in the life of a Skyhawk Equestrian. This opportunity will introduce riders to team horses used for practice and competitions as well as work hands-on with the coaching staff. Participant will gain knowledge on NCAA eligibility and format as well as other formats available at the collegiate level. To conclude, riders will compete in a mock head-to-head competition. Open to riders ages 14-18. Athletes will need to choose to participate in either hunter seat or western discipline with a focus on equitation, horsemanship or reining. Athletes need to be able to jump a course of 2’6” and have experience competing in USEF or AQHA/NRHA or equivalent breed association.

Attire

Hunt seat participants are required to wear an ASTM approved helmet. Boots and breeches with a well fitted shirt are preferred for hunter seat. Western riders should wear a flat leather or rubber soled boot with jeans and a well fitted shirt.

Cost

Cost is $300. Lunch is provided for riders. Additional lunches are available for $15 each. Housing not provided.

Facilities

Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex serves as the competition site for the UT Martin Equestrian Team and is an 82,000 square foot building with 24, 000 square foot arena space and seating for 3,200. Graves Stables is the home of the UT Martin horses and includes a 10 stall barn and approximately 50 acres of turnout with an adjacent 125 x 225 outdoor arena.

UT Martin Equestrian Coaches

Meghan Cunningham was named the University of Tennessee Martin’s first head equestrian coach in the spring of 2005. Cunningham helped transition equestrian at the university from club to varsity sport. The UT Martin equestrian team made the most of its inaugural season, earning a berth in the 2007 Championship show in Waco, Texas. The team has been selected to participate in their National Championship every year since the programs existence and has advanced through first round play several times.

 

Prior to joining the Skyhawk family Cunningham was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for four years. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cunningham received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and her master’s degree from Kansas State in 2004, both in animal science. Her graduate work centered on the development and promotion of varsity equestrian.

 

Kim Leiter brings 20 years of proven success in the equestrian field to UT Martin. She was formerly the owner and trainer of HiLite Show Horses in Moorpark, Calif. and is an AQHA credentialed judge with experience in nationally recognized AQHA, NSBA, NCEA and IHSA competitions. She has extensive hands-on experience coaching riders, mentoring staff and training horses in the Midwest and Southern California areas to achieve World and Congress Championship with her clientele. Leiter received her bachelor’s degree in equestrian studies and elementary education from the University of Findlay while earning her Master’s degree in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Equestrian Premier Camp – June 18-21, 2018

Date: June 18-19, 2018

Time: Check-in: 9:00AM at Ag Pavilion

Clinic Cost: $900 per camper

Ages of campers: 14-18 years old

Contacts for the Camp: Meghan Cunningham, Head Equestrian Coach; 731-881-7273

 

***Please have your insurance card available for registration***

 

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Description

This is an extended version of our Premier Clinic. Offering additional riding sessions, video analysis, conditioning and fitness classes and performance enhancement methods. Evening social activities to create lasting relationships with peers.

Cost

The cost is $900 and includes all meals and housing.

Facilities

Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex serves as the competition site for the UT Martin Equestrian Team and is an 82,000 square foot building with 24, 000 square foot arena space and seating for 3,200. Graves Stables is the home of the UT Martin horses and includes a 10 stall barn and approximately 50 acres of turnout with an adjacent 125 x 225 outdoor arena.

UT Martin Equestrian Coaches

Meghan Cunningham was named the University of Tennessee Martin’s first head equestrian coach in the spring of 2005. Cunningham helped transition equestrian at the university from club to varsity sport. The UT Martin equestrian team made the most of its inaugural season, earning a berth in the 2007 Championship show in Waco, Texas. The team has been selected to participate in their National Championship every year since the programs existence and has advanced through first round play several times.

 

Prior to joining the Skyhawk family Cunningham was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for four years. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cunningham received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and her master’s degree from Kansas State in 2004, both in animal science. Her graduate work centered on the development and promotion of varsity equestrian.

 

Kim Leiter brings 20 years of proven success in the equestrian field to UT Martin. She was formerly the owner and trainer of HiLite Show Horses in Moorpark, Calif. and is an AQHA credentialed judge with experience in nationally recognized AQHA, NSBA, NCEA and IHSA competitions. She has extensive hands-on experience coaching riders, mentoring staff and training horses in the Midwest and Southern California areas to achieve World and Congress Championship with her clientele. Leiter received her bachelor’s degree in equestrian studies and elementary education from the University of Findlay while earning her Master’s degree in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Equestrian Premier Clinic – June 25-26, 2018

Date: June 25-26, 2018

Time: Check-in: 9:00AM at Ag Pavilion // Camp: 9:00AM-4:00PM; 9:00AM-Noon

Clinic Cost: $300 per camper

Ages of campers: 14-18 years old

Contacts for the Camp: Meghan Cunningham, Head Equestrian Coach; 731-881-7273

 

***Please have your insurance card available for registration***

 

Register and Pay in our Marketplace!

Description

Experience a day in the life of a Skyhawk Equestrian. This opportunity will introduce riders to team horses used for practice and competitions as well as work hands-on with the coaching staff. Participant will gain knowledge on NCAA eligibility and format as well as other formats available at the collegiate level. To conclude, riders will compete in a mock head-to-head competition. Open to riders ages 14-18. Athletes will need to choose to participate in either hunter seat or western discipline with a focus on equitation, horsemanship or reining. Athletes need to be able to jump a course of 2’6” and have experience competing in USEF or AQHA/NRHA or equivalent breed association.

Attire

Hunt seat participants are required to wear an ASTM approved helmet. Boots and breeches with a well fitted shirt are preferred for hunter seat. Western riders should wear a flat leather or rubber soled boot with jeans and a well fitted shirt.

Cost

Cost is $300. Lunch is provided for riders. Additional lunches are available for $15 each. Housing not provided.

Facilities

Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex serves as the competition site for the UT Martin Equestrian Team and is an 82,000 square foot building with 24, 000 square foot arena space and seating for 3,200. Graves Stables is the home of the UT Martin horses and includes a 10 stall barn and approximately 50 acres of turnout with an adjacent 125 x 225 outdoor arena

UT Martin Equestrian Coaches

Meghan Cunningham was named the University of Tennessee Martin’s first head equestrian coach in the spring of 2005. Cunningham helped transition equestrian at the university from club to varsity sport. The UT Martin equestrian team made the most of its inaugural season, earning a berth in the 2007 Championship show in Waco, Texas. The team has been selected to participate in their National Championship every year since the programs existence and has advanced through first round play several times.

 

Prior to joining the Skyhawk family Cunningham was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for four years. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cunningham received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and her master’s degree from Kansas State in 2004, both in animal science. Her graduate work centered on the development and promotion of varsity equestrian.

 

Kim Leiter brings 20 years of proven success in the equestrian field to UT Martin. She was formerly the owner and trainer of HiLite Show Horses in Moorpark, Calif. and is an AQHA credentialed judge with experience in nationally recognized AQHA, NSBA, NCEA and IHSA competitions. She has extensive hands-on experience coaching riders, mentoring staff and training horses in the Midwest and Southern California areas to achieve World and Congress Championship with her clientele. Leiter received her bachelor’s degree in equestrian studies and elementary education from the University of Findlay while earning her Master’s degree in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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