2022 Winter Riding Practicum 

LEARN TO RIDE!

LESSONS OPEN TO ALL

*Participants must be 11 years of age or older except where noted on the schedule




REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

Session I:

Week 1: December 13-December 16, 2021
Week 2: December 20-December 23, 2021
Registration Deadline: December 6, 2021 

Session II:

Week 1: January 3-January 6, 2022
Week 2: January 10-January 13, 2022
Registration Deadline: December 20, 2021

Pricing:
Equestrian, Western, Dressage & Polo: $180/2 days per week for 2 weeks
Trail: $90/1 day per week for 2 weeks
 
Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00-10:30 AM     Trail      
12:30-1:30 PM Western Intermediate Dressage LL    Western Intermediate Dressage LL 
2:00-3:00 PM Advanced Beginner Advanced  Advanced Beginner Advanced
3:30-4:30 PM Intermediate 2 Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Intermediate 1
5:00-6:00 PM English Beginner Western Beginner       English Beginner    Western Beginner 
6:00-7:00 PM   Polo Cross Training (ages 18+) Polo Cross Training (ages 18+)  
 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DIRECTIONS
 
1. Review Documents Below:
2. Equestrian, Western, Dressage & Polo Registrations:  Please email as a PDF, your completed and signed Registration/Acknowledgement and Consent Form to horsepracticum@uconn.edu(DOWNLOAD FORM HERE)
Community Riders please email a copy of your vaccination card along with your registration form.


Riders under 18 please also submit THE CT CODE OF CONDUCT DOCUMENT when registering. (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE)

3. Make payment here
Payment must be made online by credit card. Please pay the same day you submit your registration paperwork.


For Trail Registration: Please email as a PDF your completed and signed Registration/Acknowledgement and Consent Form to Dr. Jenifer Nadeau Jenifer.Nadeau@UConn.edu and horsepracticum@uconn.edu and await instruction. (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE)
Community Riders please email a copy of your vaccination card along with your registration form.

Riders under 18 please also submit THE CT CODE OF CONDUCT DOCUMENT when registering. (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE)

Please note:
  • Riders interested in Trail who have not recently ridden with UConn are required to take a Trail Test. A payment link for the test will be emailed to you. Payment must be made before the test.
  • A payment link for the session will be emailed to you after you have been accepted to ride in the session

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


All students will be required to supply the following equipment: (1) a properly fitting ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet within 5 years of manufacturing date and (2) boots that have a heal with a rubber sole.
 
  • Riders must be paid in full before lesson start.
  • Makeup lessons will not be offered.
  • There are no refunds, however refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances. 

Height & Weight:
Our goal is to ensure a safe ride for all of our riders and horses. Horses are limited in how much weight they may carry.  It is important to be as accurate as possible when submitting your height and weight so that an appropriate horse can be matched to each rider. 

Weight Restrictions:
Each horse is restricted in the amount of weight it may carry. The weight restriction is based on several factors, but the most important is rider’s weight.Too much weight can cause rub-sores from the saddle, strained muscles, and pinched nerves. Permanent damage such as a "sway back" or deteriorated muscle function can also occur over time. It is important to be as accurate as possible when submitting your height and weight so that you can be matched with the appropriate horse. None of the horses currently available for horseback riding are capable of carrying a rider who weighs more than 225lbs.On any given day, it is possible that a horse will not be available for you to ride because of weight limitations (examples include: (1) the only horse capable of carrying a rider who weighs 200lbs is being monitored for injury and will not be available for riding for at least a week and (2) three riders, each weighing 185lbs, are scheduled for a riding program on the same day but only two horses are available to carry such weight). In the event a horse is not available for you to ride on a particular day, we will try to provide you with advance notice and will provide a refund for each day a horse is unavailable for you to ride. For additional information regarding weight restrictions please contact: Alena Meacham Alena.Meacham@UConn.edu.

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