While not required, many of our students elect to compete in local shows in both MA and NH. Last summer our students made a name for themselves in MA 4H Shows at the Westford Fairgrounds, as well as at the Silver Heels Riding Club Shows in Freemont, NH.
In addition to competing, All in Stride’s riders often help facilitate farm “field trips” and clinics to satisfy their own curiosity and ambition. Last summer the farm rented local cross-country courses to allow participating students to experience the sport of cross-country jumping. Additionally, intrigued by the idea of vaulting, the farm has hosted two different vaulting clinics.
Summer 2010: This summer the farm in the planning stages for additional cross-country and vaulting days; as well as clinics in dressage and show jumping; more days on the local trails; and spectator trips to regional 3-Day Events and Reining shows to open students eyes’ to the potential that resides in their chosen disciplines.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill
Here at All in Stride we believe that both riders and their mounts are athletes, and that the bond shared between the two is sacred. Our summer camps seek to nurture this bond, and create life-long memories and friendship. By building horsemanship skills both in the saddle, and on the ground, students learn independence, self-confidence, communication, and responsibility. All in Stride's summer camp is designed to give children of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore their love of horses, alongside their friends, outside of the lesson format. In addition to ample mounted instruction, campers spend time learning the in-hand, and educational aspects of horsemanship such as the daily care and maintenance of horses, tack, and facilities; the dietary and health needs of the horse; the art of grooming and braiding; horse anatomy and dentistry; as well as games and crafts.