What happened to December and the holidays? One minute the farm was decorating for Christmas and the next we were taking everything down! Though, I must say it was a great Christmas!
Jeri and I are really excited about the “Road to the Better Horse” clinic. We start this Sunday January 9th, 2:00 to 4:00 and run through March, meeting every other Sunday with horses and gear to become better partners with our four footed friends! We have several participants signed up and a great program mapped out for the next three months! For more information on the “Road to a Better Horse” click here!
February 22nd is the first Fun Day for 2011! 9:00 to 3:00 – $50.00 – Bring your lunch! We will provide a camp fire, hot chocolate, snacks and of course, tons of riding and fun! To sign up click here!
Spring Break Camp – April 4th to 8th – 9:00 to 1:00 – $250.00 – Ages 7 and up. We will take beginner to advanced riders, English or Western! For more information or to sign up click here!
Wow. It is hard to believe we have a week until Christmas! Thankfully, in only five days the days start getting longer again!
Here is the latest…
Dec 21 Day Camp Full
If you waited until the last minute, you have waited a little too long as this camp is full! It looks like nice weather is on tap for next week too!
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Shelly really wants a reining horse and has found this one. I’ll award a free lesson to whoever comes up with the best idea to raise $3500 to get Shelly this horse! Leave your idea in a comment!
Ideas for Christmas Presents
Please tell your friends about us! Lessons and trail rides make really cool and different Christmas presents!
HCS Christmas Party
About 60 people showed up for the annual HCS Christmas party with lots of food and fun. There was a huge rugby game in the ring, and music by the fire… A good time was had by all! Thanks for coming!
We are looking for warmer weather next week – time to fix all the broken water pipes!
See you soon!
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We are really excited to have Kerry Davids join the HCS crew!Kerry is from the UK and has been riding since age 5. She volunteered at various barns in the UK helping care for the horses as well as assist with riding lessons and the RDA (Riding for the Disabled). Kerry moved to the USA in 1996 and resumed riding at a barn which used Sally Swift’s centered riding techniques. Kerry has ridden in numerous eventing competitions and ridden in clinics with previous eventers, like Kim Walnes. Kerry is a big safety advocate and teaches using the centered riding initiative. She has taught dressage, jumping and loves training horses.
There are two spots open for the December 21st Fun Day! Don’t miss out on all the fun!
Jeri and Shelly are offering a 3 month clinic starting in January – Thinking about buying a horse? Already own a horse that you are scared of or not sure how to start training? Does your horse walk all over you? Can you lead your horse or does your horse lead you? Do you spend hours trying to catch your horse? If you answer yes to any of these questions you need to spend the winter with us. For more details click here!
December 21st will be our last Fun Day of the year! 9:00 to 3:00 – bring your lunch and we will provide crafts, games, horses, and tons of fun!! $50.00. Camp is limited to 15 riders so reserve your spot now!
We want to welcome Isis to the barn. She is an off the track TB, 7 years old and Miranda’s new horse! She is a beauty with lots of spunk!
And Dixie is coming back! Can’t wait to see how big she has gotten!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the “Clean and Ride”.We had a blast and the barn looks and smells great!
A Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to everyone!
What an awesome year we’ve had! We ended September and October with 5 shows!The Championship show brought us 4 trophies and tons of prizes and blue ribbons! Our show riders are going for State this year instead of 4-H and so far, we are all in the top 6 six slots!
We have spent the last couple of days redoing the stalls with gravel and adding more crush and run to the upper ring – bring on the rain! Miami rewired the arena lights so no more disco nights with the lights flashing off and on.
Our stalls are full and our lesson program is bigger than it ever was! Grace is working with the little riders and they absolutely love her. Nikki is back teaching English and the jumpers. I have spent the last six months learning dressage and combining it with reining!Jeri and I are starting a “road to a better horse” training and we are really excited about that!
Meet Bella the latest addition to our family! She is a 10 year old warmblood and very full of herself!Life is good and the hay is high!
Hope everyone is doing well! We would love to hear from you!
Shelly and the HCS Gang!
Cooler weather is finally here! I have spent the last three days riding, riding, riding, getting horses ready for the end of season shows with Paulding County Saddle Club and the start of North West Georgia Horseman’s Association 2011 season.
One of our past boarder’s daughter was recently diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome. A friend of theirs has put together a charity auction. High Country Stables has donated an hour trail ride for two to help the Lanes! If you have always wanted to go on a trail ride this is a great opportunity to do so. There are also several other items up for auction. Here is the link http://hyenacart.com/CharityStore/ . They are wonderful people and gave me Lex/Lightning and we would love to be able to help them out anyway we can.
And congratulations to Kaitlyn B for making the University of Kentucky Equestrian team. We are really proud of you Kaitlyn and glad we have helped you on your journey to equine management. Good luck in your up coming shows.
We had an awesome show! Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer on the HCS Riders.I was so proud of everyone and all their accomplishments. Our next show is October 9th at Bartow County Saddle Club. This is the first State Qualifying Show! Wish us luck! The next Paulding County Saddle Club show is October 16th.
Happy Fall!although the weather doesn’t seem to be cooling off now that September has arrived! And I need everyone to do a rain dance! All our beautiful pastures are starting to look a little brown around the edges.
September 20th is our next Fun Day! I only have a few spots left so if you haven’t signed up you better hurry.9:00 to 3:00 – $50.00 – bring a sack lunch. Games, riding, crafts and tons of fun! Ages 7 and up.
Welcome Maverick – isn’t he beautiful! Maverick has done it all from the big time Racking Shows to exploring Ga’s trails! He is owned by Sherle, who also has Val. Val has been in training with us for 7 months and is ready for her first show September 25th!
And look who’s jumping!And it’s a good thing. Suddenly, I have more English jumpers than Western riders. How did that happen???
Consignment store is going great! Stop by to check out everything for sale! Especially, if you are looking for used tack or show clothes!
The Phillips Gang!
Wow, where did the summer go! I feel like I just finished doing the summer schedules and booking summer camps and now the kids are back in school. I must say it has been nice, taking this week off from lessons and getting some things done around the house and farm. The barn has been so quiet and peaceful!
We want to welcome Haley and Kallie, a beautiful buckskin, to the farm. Kallie is a barrel racer, who arrived with an injury and is on the disabled list for the next month or so but then look out…
And congratulations to Grace for buying Kahlua, a sweet Palomino, that is ready for the show ring! You girls are going to rock.
Now tell me these girls aren’t awesome!
September 20th is our next Fun Day! 9:00 to 3:00 – $50.00 – Come ride, play games, work horses, create crafts and share a lunch!
Moms, want to learn how to ride while the kids are at school, how to saddle and tack a horse, play on the trail or just get a fun workout? Now is the time! Jeri has several spots open during the mornings and with cooler weather on the horizon now is a great time to get into the saddle and out of the kitchen!
And last but not least! We have opened a Consignment Store – High Country Consignment! The shop has something for everyone and is located above the barn. Please stop by and check us out. Check out the link!