The adults in our adult horsemanship class range in age from 20- 76 yrs old. Some of them are new to riding and others are coming back to it after years off. We focus the first 30 minutes on learning a skill ie bandaging to taking a bridle apart and putting it back together. We then spend an hour riding. They have been known to linger a lot longer. (as late as 2:30) Riding, laughing and bonding with one another.

  • Saturday morning 10:30 - 12:00 year round
  • Tuesday evening 5:30 - 7:00 April - October

Both sessions run in weather fair or foul. Lots of fun learning and community.  Call Ro for Day and Time.

Riding Time

The after-school kids program has become very popular. The kids help with the evening chores as well as ride. If the weather is not condusive to riding, each child has their own folder that contains diagrams of horses, various tack etc and then questions for them to answer after studying the diagrams.

Games

We play games (hands- on and board games), make horse treats and have many other horse related activities that are focussed on the kids learning about horse-care, anatomy and basic horsemanship.

Thurs: 4-5:30
Fri: 4-5:30

**Rain, snow or sunshine**

$25 per Student per Day

Bits & Bridles Farm invites varying clinicians to come to the farm on frequent occassions to offer our boarders and people who do not board at the farm, a broad variety of teaching styles and depth of education.

2017 Schedule

July 5th & 19th

August 2nd & 16th

FLAT CLASSES:

  • Lead line: Walk Only. Any age. For competitors who have never competed at a gait higher than walk
  • Beginner walk trot: For competitors who have never competed at the walk, trot- Individual rides. Course can be picked up at the farm.
  • Walk/ Trot: For competitors who have never competed beyond walk/trot- group ride
  • Beginner Walk/ trot/ canter: For competitors who have never competed at the canter- individual rides. Course can be picked up at the farm.
  • Walk/ Trot/ Canter: No more than 3 to canter at one time. -group ride

Jumping Classes:

Rail down (5pt penalty): refusal/run-out (5pt penalty)

  • Beginner X Rails: 12" ( 6 jumps.) To be ridden at trot or canter. For competitors who have never competed over a course higher than 12"
  • Beginner Novice: X Rails: 18" (6 jumps.) To be ridden at the trot or canter. For competitors who have never competed over a course higher than 18"
  • Novice Jumpers: 2'-2'3" (8 jumps) To be ridden at a trot or canter
  • Intermediate Jumpers: 2'6-3' (8 jumps) To be ridden at a trot or canter
  • Advanced Jumpers: 3'3"-3'6" (8-10 jumps). To be ridden at a canter

Bareback Jumping Class:

This class will not have a course. It will be treated like the Jackpot Jumper Class. Red Flags must be on the right hand side of the jump. If the jump has no flags then no points are awarded. If you jump the jump backwards, no points will be awarded. Varying heights of jumps available. You may ride with or without a bareback pad...NO STIRRUPS allowed. There will be an allotted time allowed to earn as many points as you can.

Derby Class:

This class will offer a combination of stadium jumps as well as XC jumps. All XC jumps will have individual point values. You may walk the field and check out the jumps prior to the class from 4-5:30PM. There will be an allotted time allowed to earn as many points as you can.

JACKPOT JUMPERS:

Rail down (5pt penalty), refusal/ run-out 5 pt penalty)

  • Design your own course. Each fence jumped is worth 5 points. Time limit of 45 seconds. Competitor with the most points wins.
  • Beginner X Rails: 12"
  • X Rails: 18"
  • Novice Jumpers: 2'-2'3"
  • Intermediate Jumpers: 2'6"-3'
  • Advanced Jumpers: 3'3"- 3'6"

$20 per class. Class Schedule is subject to change each show.

For more information call Ro Nelson:508-776-8280

Courses for Individual Beginners:

WALK

Enter ring turn right. At "A" turn left and ride from "A" to "C". At "C" turn right. At "B" halt 3 seconds. Proceed at walk in 2pt or half seat position to "A". Halt at "A" Exit ring.

WALK/TROT

Enter ring at the walk. Go right. At "A" trot a circle 1/2 the ring. At "A" walk. At "F" cross the ring on diagonal to "H". At "C" trot a circle 1/2 the ring. At "C" walk. At "M" cross the ring on a diagonal to "K" and exit ring.

WALK/TROT/CANTER

Enter ring at the walk: Go left. At "C" trot a circle 1/2 the ring. At "C" canter a circle 1/2 the ring. At "C" trot. At "M" walk and cross the ring on a diagonal to "K". At "A" trot a circle 1/2 the ring. At "A canter a circle 1/2 the ring. At "A" trot. At "F" walk and exit ring.

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Stop By

93 Airline Road

South Dennis, MA 02660

For More Information

or to Schedule a Lesson
Call Ro Nelson: (508) 776-8280

Or Email: ro@bitsandbridlesfarm.com

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