Equestrian

Premier Equestrian Clinic June 16: Hunter Seat or Western

Hunter Seat or Western

Emphasis on Equitation on the flat and fences, Western Horsemanship and Reining

 

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Clinic Cost: $200 per rider

 

**Before proceeding with registration, please make sure you have your insurance card available.**

 

Deadline for registration: June 1, 2017

 

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Contacts for the Clinic

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

Camp Description

Participants will get to experience a day in the life of a skyhawk equestrian. The clinic will include an opportunity to ride horses that the team uses for practices and competitions as well as instruction from the coaching staff. Athletes will gain knowledge on what to expect as a student athlete and the requirements to be eligible per NCAA. We will also explore the different formats available in collegiate equestrian.

Features:

  • Overview of NCEA
  • Individual Instruction
  • Focus on Equitation over Fences/Flat or Horsemanship/Reining
  • Clinic T-shirt

Eligibility

This equestrian clinic is open to ages 14-18. Athletes will choose to participate in either the hunter seat or western discipline. It is recommended that hunt-seat athletes be able to jump a course of 2’6” comfortably and have experience showing in the USEF. Western athletes should have show experience within the AQHA and/or the NRHA or an equivalent breed association.

Clinic Cost

The cost of the clinic is $200. Lunch will be provided to participants. Parents may attend the luncheon for a cost of an additional cost of $15 per person. Due to limited space, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

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. Horses and equipment (saddles, etc.) are also provided.

Facilities

The Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex will house the clinic. The 82,000 square foot building includes a 24,000 square foot indoor arena and seating for 3,200 people. There is a 185-stall barn adjacent to the complex.

 

Graves Stables is the home of UT Martin horses. The stables include 10 stalls, 3 wash racks, and 3 tack rooms. There are approximately 30 acres of turnout, which includes 7 paddocks. A 250x150 outdoor arena is adjacent to the barn.

Clinic Instructors

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.

 

The Skyhawk Equestrian Team will serve as counselors & demonstration riders.

 

Skyhawk Intermediate Camp, June 18-21

For Intermediate Riders English or Western

Ages 8+

 

Date: June 18-21, 2017

Check-In: 6:00PM

Clinic Cost: $500 per rider

 

**Before proceeding with registration, please make sure you have your insurance card available.**

 

Deadline for registration: June 12, 2017

 

Register Now!

Contacts for the Clinic

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

Camp Description

Participants will gain fundamental instruction on basic horsemanship skills regardless of their level of experience. Students will participate in exercises that increase their skill sets as well as training technique for their specific mount to make them into a more effective rider. Additional, non-horse related activities are built in to develop lasting friendships with participants.

Features

  • Emphasis on Fundamentals in Western Horsemanship and Hunter Seat Equitation
  • Hands-on Educational Activities
  • Video Review
  • Character and Confidence Development for Leadership Skills on and off the horse

Eligibility

This camp is open to ages 8 and up. We ask that participants have at least 6 months of continuous professional instruction and be secure at walk, trot, and canter. Horses must be suitable for their mount, capable of the above activities and friendly around others. Any horse that is a safety concern for rider or other participants will not be allowed to participate.

What to Bring

You are allowed to bring your own horse, or you can use one of UTM’s.

 

Please bring your horse’s feed, hay, water buckets, and all tack or equipment that may be needed throughout the week. Shavings are provided. Owners must show proof of a negative Coggins and vaccination history for the past year. All above items are provided. Hunter Seat riders are required to wear an ASTM approved helmet. All riders should wear a flat sole boot, jeans, or breeches, and a well-fitted shirt. Participants need toiletries. Pillows, linens, and blankets are provided. Casual clothes and swimming suits are needed for evening activities.

Camp Cost

The cost for this camp is $500. Meals, housing, and activities are provided. Due to limited space, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required at registration. Participants will be housed in the UTM dorms and eat at the cafeteria.

Facilities

The Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex will house the clinic. The 82, 000 square foot building includes a 24, 000 square foot indoor arena and seating for 3,200 people. There is a 185-stall barn adjacent to the complex.

Hotel Information

Martin

Days Inn - (731)587-9577

Hampton Inn - (731)587-5800

Union City

Deerfield Inn - (731)885-7774

Hampton Inn - (731)885-8850

Hospitality House - (731)281-3456

Super 8 - (731)885-4444

Camp Instructors

Meghan Cunningham was named the University of Tennessee Martin’s first head equestrian coach in the spring of 2005. Corvin helped transition equestrian at the university from club to varsity sport. The team has been selected to participate in the Varsity Equestrian National Championship every year since the program’s existence and in 2010, the team was seeded 7th. The 2009-2010 season record was 8-6.

 

Prior to joining the Skyhawk family, Corvin was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for four years. While at Kansas State, Corvin led the hunter seat squad to three regional championships (2003-2005), one zone championship (2003) and two national appearances (2003, 2005). During 2005, the hunter seat squad placed sixth at Varsity Championships and seventh at IHSA Nationals. Under Corvin’s leadership, 11 individual riders qualified for national competition, including three high-point riders for competition in the Cacchione Cup.

 

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

 

The Skyhawk Equestrian Team will serve as camp counselors and demonstration teachers.

 

Premier Equestrian Camp, June 25-28

English or Western

Ages 14-18

 

Date: June 25-28, 2017

Check-In: 6:00PM

Clinic Cost: $800 per rider

 

**Before proceeding with registration, please make sure you have your insurance card available.**

 

Deadline for registration: June 15, 2017

 

Register Now!

Contacts for the Clinic

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

Course Description

Participants will get to experience a day in the life of a Skyhawk equestrian. The camp will include an opportunity to ride horses that the team uses for practices and competitions, as well as instruction from the coaching staff. Athletes will gain knowledge on what to expect as a student athlete and the requirements to be eligible per NCAA. We will also explore the different formats available in collegiate equestrian. Participants will be housed in the University at Tennessee Martin dorms and familiarity of becoming a student athlete.

Features

  • Overview of Varsity Equestrian
  • Individual Instruction
  • Focus on Equitation over Fences/Flat or Horsemanship/Reining
  • T-shirt

Eligibility

This equestrian camp is open to ages 14-18. Athletes will choose to participate in either the English or Western discipline. It is recommended that hunt-seat athletes be able to jump a course of 2’6” comfortably and have experience in showing in the USEF. Western athletes should have show experience within the AQHA and/or the NRHA or an equivalent breed association.

Camp Cost

The cost for this camp is $800. Meals and housing are provided. Horses and equipment (saddles etc.) are also provided. Due to a limited space, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required at registration.

What to Bring

Hunt seat participants are required to wear an ASTM approved helmet. Boots and breeches with a well-fitted shirt are preferred for English. Western riders should wear a flat leather or rubber soled boot with jeans and a well-fitted shirt. Tack is provided. Participants need to bring toiletries. Pillow, linens, and blankets will be provided. Casual clothes are needed for evening activities.

Facilities

The Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex will house the clinic. The 82,000 square foot building includes a 24,000 square foot indoor arena and seating for 3,200 people. There is a 185-stall barn adjacent to the complex.

 

Graves Stables is the home of UT Martin horses. The stables include 10 stalls, three wash racks and three tack rooms. There are approximately 30 acres of turnout, which includes seven paddocks. A 250 x 150 outdoor arena is adjacent to the barn.

Hotel Information

Martin

Days Inn - 731) 587-9577

Hampton Inn - 731) 587-5800

Union City

Deerfield Inn - 731) 885-7774

Hampton Inn - 731) 885-8850

Hospitality House - 877) 281-3456

Super 8 - 731) 885-4444

Camp Instructors

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 the National Championship every year since the program's 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.

 

The Skyhawk Equestrian Team will serve as counselors and demonstration riders

 

Premier Equestrian Clinic, July 17-18: Hunter Seat or Western

Hunter Seat or Western

Emphasis on Equitation on the flat and fences, Western Horsemanship and Reining

 

Date and Time: Monday, July 17, 2017; 2:00PM-6:00PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; 9:00AM-4:00PM

Clinic Cost: $300 per rider

 

**Before proceeding with registration, please make sure you have your insurance card available.**

 

Deadline for registration: July 8, 2017

 

Register Now!

Contacts for the Clinic

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

Clinic Description

Participants will get to experience a day in the life of a Skyhawk equestrian. The clinic will include an opportunity to ride horses that the team uses for practices and competitions, as well as instruction from the coaching staff. Athletes will gain knowledge on what to expect as a student athlete and the requirements to be eligible for NCAA. We will also explore the different formats available in collegiate equestrian.

Features

  • Overview of NCEA
  • Individual Instruction
  • Focus on Equitation over Fences/Flat or Horsemanship/Reining
  • Clinic T-shirt

Eligibility

This equestrian clinic is open to ages 14-18. Athletes will choose to participate in either the hunter seat or western discipline. It is recommended that hunt-seat athletes be able to jump a course of 2’6” comfortably and have experience showing in the USEF. Western athletes should have show experience within the AQHA and/or the NRHA or an equivalent breed association.

Clinic Cost

The cost of the clinic is $300. Lunch will be provided to participants. Parents may attend the luncheon for a cost of an additional $15 per person. Due to limited space, a 100% nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Housing is not provided.

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. Horses and equipment (saddles, etc.) are also provided.

Facilities

The Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex will house the clinic. The 82, 000 square foot building includes a 24, 000 square foot indoor arena and seating for 3,200 people. There is a 185-stall barn adjacent to the complex.

 

Graves Stables is the home of UT Martin horses. The stables include 10 stalls, 3 wash racks and 3 tack rooms. There are approximately 30 acres of turnout, which includes 7 paddocks. A 250 x 150 outdoor arena is adjacent to the barn.

Clinic Instructors

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 the National Championship every year since the program’s 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.

 

The Skyhawk Equestrian Team will serve as counselors and demonstration riders.

 

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