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Cavalletti Work Level One — Intro the Basics — Sun Feb 03 [Equestrian Coach...

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happy hoof beats equestrian center

4061 Martin Ave

Pahrump, NV 89061

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happy hoof beats presents
an Equestrian Coaching Edge™ session

Cavalletti Work Level One – Introduction to Basics
Discover how principles of cavalletti work can boost your horsemanship skills. Through personalize coaching this session delivers essential cavalletti terminology and exercises that help develop balance, core strength, steady tempo, confidence, communication, and trust for both horse and rider.

Sunday, February 3 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This Equestrian Coaching Edge session lasts three to four hours. All sessions end at an appropriate time—when all participants can celebrate successfully learning and employing demonstrated curriculum

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Minimum Skill Level

  • Beginner Skill Level — At least six months of riding experience
  • Riders can walk and trot while guiding their horse in a straight line, full circles and figure eights
  • Rider can post while trotting

Session Prequisites

  • No Equestrian Coaching Edge Prerequisite

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Horse Health Requirements

  • Coggins Test — Your horse must have had a Coggins Test in the past 12 months — A negative Coggins veterinary Report required at check-in
  • Rhino Flu Vaccination — Your horse must be up-to-date on all vaccinations including proof of rhino/ flu vaccination within 6 months by Veterinarian or proof of purchase
  • Upon arrival, all horses MUST BE in good health — no cough, no temperature, no runny noses, no lameness
  • Horses showing signs of illness will be asked to leave hhb property - not to expose other horses
  • Hoses showing signs of lameness will not be able to participate
  • Coaching Clinicis – Riders whose horses show signs of illness or lameness will be encouraged to Audit their session instead; monies will not be refunded

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SESSION REGISTRATION FEES

Participant—13 Years and Up | $75
Participants—horseback—ages 13 years and up. To ensure personalized instruction, coaching and peer-to-peer engagement sessions are limited to six participants on horseback. See information below about multiple session discounts.

Auditor—11 Years and Older | $25
Auditors—registrants not on horseback—11 years and older are welcome to register. You will have the opportunity to observe, take notes, and ask questions during the group instruction session, in a comfortable and convenient viewing area alongside the arena.

Auditor—10 Years and Younger | FREE
Auditors—registrants not on horseback—10 years and younger are welcome to register for free. You will have the opportunity to observe, take notes, and ask questions during the group instruction session, in a comfortable and convenient viewing area alongside the arena.

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Multiple Session Discounts and Completion Certificates for Cavalletti Workshops Levels 1, 2, and 3
HHB is offering three Cavalletti Workshops in the Winter and Spring of 2019. Participants who sign up for Level 1 will have a chance to purchase the discount package for all three levels before February 1, 2019.

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Cavalletti Work Level One — Session Description and Outline
Cavalletti Work Level One introduces the essential terminology, principles, and skills required to successfully complete basic cavalletti grid patterns. Riders and horses have the opportunity to work in partnership to develop basic skills in a fun, supportive, and safe coaching environment.

  • Introduction of cavalletti history
  • Introduction to terminology
  • Introduction to safety and equipment
  • Learn and practice warm-up exercises
  • Introduction and demonstration of basic principles and skills
  • Learn and negotiate basic cavalletti grid patterns at the walk and trot
  • Practice maintaining a rhythmic forward walk and trot
  • Practice maintaining straightness on the flat and over the grid
  • Develop awareness of the lengthening and shortening of horse’s stride
  • Build trust and teamwork between you and your horse
  • One-on-one coaching and instruction
  • Opportunities to get answers to your questions
  • Demonstration of Cavalletti Level 2 — Mastering the basics
  • Receive packet of information that provides additional information and resources

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What is Cavalletii?
Cavalletti, Italian for “little horse,” were developed by Federico Caprilli in 1800. Cavalletti exercises are executed by riding over low set rails placed at specific intervals. These exercises are designed to transform a horse’s performance, as well as enhance the partnership between horse and rider. They can be used for ground training with the handler working a horse on a lunge line or at liberty, or while a rider is mounted on the horse. There are an unlimited number of refreshing, challenging, and fun cavalletti exercises that can be designed. Cavalletti work is used in both English riding and western disciplines.

Cavalletti are often used in sets of at least four to six placed in a row, but have nearly unlimited ways they can be configured. Used at their lowest placement as ground rails or at a level of no more than about 18 inches high, cavallettis can be set at various lengths to encourage horses to lengthen or shorten their stride.

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Benefits for Horse

  • Improves balance
  • Steadies cadence
  • Loosens and strengthens horses back, legs and neck muscles and hips
  • Flexes ligaments and joints
  • Develops steady tempo with balance
  • Encourages accurate hoof placement
  • Prevents boredom and engages the mind
  • Engages the core
  • Adjusts and lengthens horse's stride by improving distance assessment
  • Improves stops and turns
  • Teaches the horse to think, concentrate, and to react independently
  • Develops communication with rider
  • Establishes partnership and trust with rider
  • Refreshes the mind

Benefits for Rider

  • Increases the softness of the rider’s seat
  • Develops focus and leadership
  • Improves rider's leg and ankle flexibility
  • Quiets the hands
  • Improves balance and agility
  • Improves usage of reins, legs, and seat
  • Develops harmony in motion with your horse by improving rider’s feeling
  • Encourages riders to let their horse be responsible for their hoof placement
  • Develops communication with horse
  • Establishes trust and partnership with horse
  • Refreshes the mind
  • Builds overall confidence
  • Improves awareness of personal riding space
  • Reduces boredom, and encourates creativity and fun

This Session is recommended for:

  • IMTCA, Equine Trail Sports, and ACTHA trail obstacle competitors
  • Extreme competitors
  • Dressage competitors
  • Hunter-jumper competitors
  • Arena competitors
  • Outdoor pleasure and trail riders
  • All horse breeds
  • All horse training levels
  • All rider experience levels
  • All rider ages
  • Retraining of horse
  • Retraining of rider
  • Rebuilding confidence from from fall of horse or rider

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Facilitated by Barbara H. Callihan, equestrian coach and trainer
Barbara H. Callihan is a third generation equestrian coach and trainer, and a fourth generation Nevadan who has earned an impeccable reputation as one of the most respected horsewomen in the Southern Nevada community. An equestrian professional for more than 60 years, Barbara is committed to equestrian excellence and develops personalized horsemanship coaching and equine training programs across multiple competitive and recreational disciplines. Barbara is passionate about coaching and training, and takes great pride in helping anyone realize their equestrian dreams, fostering fellowship in the equestrian community, and giving people from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds a fun and safe place to celebrate their love of horses. She believes if you dream it, and work for it, it’s possible.

Since 2009 Barbara has been an active competitor and judge in emerging competitive trail disciplines including ACTHA, Equine Trail Sport (ETS), and International Mountain Trail Challenge Association (IMTCA). In 2014 Barbara and her horse Chunky Monkey successfully completed a full year of ACTHA competition and finished the year as Nevada State Champion as well as National Top Five competitor. In 2015 she completed certification as an ETS judge and currently judges and competes in ETS events in Southern Nevada. In the summer of 2016 Barbara began her studies under IMTCA founder Mark Bolender and completed her certifications as an IMTCA judge, coach, and trainer. Today Barbara is a certified IMTCA Extreme Mountain Trail coach and clinician. She is also the 2018 IMTCA Northwest Level 3 Open Regional Champion on her horse Chunky Monkey, which qualifies her to meet her personal and professional goal of participating in the first IMTCA World Championships in 2019/2020 — next stops the Olympics.

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What is Equestrian Coaching Edge™?
The purpose of Equestrian Coaching Edge™ (ECE) is to build a community where equestrian riders gather and learn together in order to achieve personal horsemanship goals. This innovative and affordable cooperative learning program is designed to create new possibilities in horsemanship achievement across multiple disciplines by offering similarly-skilled riders unique cooperative learning opportunities. Each session delivers specific curriculum, and features personalized coaching and peer-to-peer activities in an environment that fosters confidence, safety, mastery, enjoyment, fellowship, and celebration. More information.

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Dry Camping & Portable Corrals
Lodging, boarding, and hookups are not currently available at the Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center. A nearby location, adjacent to Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center has been secured for dry camping, including water for horses — at no additional costs. We also now offer 20 x 20 portable corrals for your horses in the dry camping area. Bring your own water container —
5 gallon water bucket suggested — and hay net or bag. If you want bedding you must bring your own. If needed upon arrival you will be directed where to park. All bedding and manure must be cleaned out of your corral and/or put into manure container supplied, failure to do this will result in an additional cleaning fees to be paid before you leave.

Dry Camping with no Portable Corral - FREE
20’ x 20’ Portable Corral — Guest Cleans and Strips* - $15.00 per night
20’ x 20’ Portable Corral — HHB Cleans and Strips - $25.00 per night
*Cleaning Fees For Uncleaned Corrals Post Event - $30.00 flat fee

For coaching clinics and seminars please call or text one hour in advance of your arrival: 702.372.2272. For challenges and events, please contact us in advance to reserve your corrals at events@happyhoofbeats.com, please do not call to make corral reservations.

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Alternate Payment Methods

If you do not have a credit card or ATM card, or you would prefer to pay by PayPal, check, or cash, contact Operations Manager, P Tyrone Smith at 415.786.9611, or email at events@happyhoofeats.com. Payments must be received five days before each scheduled session to reserve your spot, based on availability.

Pay Via Check:
Make checks payable to:
Barbara H. Callihan, 4061 E. Martin Ave, Pahrump, NV 89061

Pay Via PayPal:
May PayPal 'Friends and Family' payments to: happyhoofbeats@me.com


Horse Health Requirements

  • Coggins Test — Your horse must have had a Coggins Test in the past 12 months — A negative Coggins veterinary Report required at check-in

  • Rhino and Flu Vaccinations — Your horse must be up-to-date on all vaccinations including proof of rhino/ flu vaccination within 6 months by Veterinarian or proof of purchase

  • Upon arrival, all horses MUST BE in good health — no cough, no temperature, no runny noses, no lameness

  • Horses showing signs of illness will be asked to leave hhb property - not to expose other horses

  • Hoses showing signs of lameness will not be able to participate

  • Riders whose horses show signs of illness or lameness will be encouraged to Audit their session instead; monies will not be refunded


Liability Release — Required

All participants and auditors are required to sign and turn in an unaltered liability release. The release must be notarized, or you must provide a copy of your driver's license—front and back. The liability release will be included in the Welcome Packet that is emailed to you, or you can download it from Happy Hoof Beats website.

TO EXPEDITE YOUR CHECK IN PROCESS UPON ARRIVAL PLEASE BRING THE LIABILITY RELEASE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED IN ADVANCE, or unaltered, completed releases can be emailed to events@happyhoofbeats.com as a scanned PDF.

Note: If you have previously submitted a liability release for an HHB clinic or coaching session prior to October 21, 2017 you will be required to complete, sign, and turn in a new release.


Photography and Video Release — Required

All participants and auditors are required to sign and turn in an unaltered photography and video release. The release must be notarized, or you can provide a copy of your driver's license — front and back. This release allows Barbara H. Callihan, Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center, Mark H. Bolender, Bolender Horse Park, and International Mountain Trail Challenge Association (IMTCA) to use any photographs and video taken during coaching sessions for social media, marketing and promotional purposes, including the selling and/or renting of videos via DVD or online. The photography and video release in your Welcome Packet, or you can download it from Happy Hoof Beats website.

TO EXPEDITE YOUR CHECK IN PROCESS UPON ARRIVAL PLEASE BRING THE PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RELEASE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED IN ADVANCE, or unaltered, completed releases can be emailed to events@happyhoofbeats.com as a scanned PDF.

Note: If you have previously submitted a photography and video release, for an HHB clinic or coaching session prior to October 21, 2017, you will be required to complete, sign, and turn in a new release

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No Dogs or Other Pets Allowed

Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the premises, including in the dry camping facilities, except service dogs wearing their service identification, which are allowed

Arrival, Parking & Checking-In

  • Participants for coaching clinics and seminars should check-in at least one hour before start time
  • Auditors for coaching clinics and seminars should check-in at least 30 minutes before start time
  • Competitors should arrive early to allow enough time for check-in and warm-up, at least one hour is recommended
  • All Competitors, Participants, Auditors, and Guests must be checked-in at entrance gate by an HHB team member
  • Signage will direct trucks and horse trailers, and cars to the parking and dry camping area

Safety Rules, Requirements, and Suggestions for Competitors, Riders and Handlers

  • All riders are strongly recommended to wear an ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet; all riders 17 years of age or younger are required to wear an ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet
  • Please arrive early to allow at least hour before the start of the session to allow enough time for warm up riding and/or lunging; the session will begin on time.
  • The main arena will be well marked and open for warm up on horseback at check-in time
  • If you are attending a coaching clinic or seminar, please DO NOT ride over any preset cavalletti grids or obstacles in the main arena
  • A round pen will be open at check-in time, designated for lunging or riding — please restrict usage time to 15 minutes per horse
  • No lunging in the main arena—no exceptions
  • Both English and Western tack are appropriate
  • Snaffle bits or snaffle-sided bits are recommended
  • Usage of splint boots or other protective boots are encouraged to prevent injuries to horse’s legs
  • Participants on horseback must be at least 13 years of age, or receive pre approval from Happy hoofbeats
  • All stallions are to be managed and ridden by an adult — 18 years and older—no exceptions
  • Stallions are required to wear yellow ribbons in their tails while on HHB property
  • Double tie stallions and other excitable horses while at your horse trailer
    If your horse kicks he must wear a red ribbon in his tail at all times
  • Horses that are not under control will be asked to leave the session
  • All riders are strongly recommended to wear riding boots with heels that are at least 1/2" — no tennis shoes or open toes shoes will be allowed
  • Dress to protect yourself from the elements including sun, wind, heat or cold
  • Bring refillable water bottles — marked with your name — and healthy snacks to keep yourself hydrated and nourished
  • Beautiful open desert area available for additional lounging and riding as needed

Mountain Trail Participant Equipment Requirements and Suggestions**

  • Mountain Trail Participant Equipment Requirements and Suggestions**
  • Both English and Western tack are appropriate
  • A horse may be ridden bitless
  • Western Donut and Prong bits are not allowed
  • English Excessive Port and Triangular Mouth bits are not allowed
  • Snaffle bit rings may be no larger than 4" (100 mm) in diameter
  • Gag bits, of any style are not allowed
  • Horses may not be ridden under saddle in halters
  • For handlers, halters and lead ropes will be rope, leather, or synthetic. Lead ropes shall be sufficient length to safely maneuver through the obstacles, 12’ – 15’ is recommended
  • Halters, cavessons, bosals, bosalitas, or nosebands are allowed to be worn under a bridle — they must allow for two fingers to fit between the equipment and the horse’s jaw
  • Halters, mechanical hackamores, or other styles of bitless headstalls that apply compressive pressure are not allowed
  • Draw reins are not allowed
  • Chains and correction halters that tighten are not allowed
  • Standing and running martingales are not allowed
  • Tie-downs are not allowed

**See IMTCA Handbook for detailed equipment rules and requirements. www.imtca.org

Auditor and Spectator Information and Safety Recommendations

  • A raised, uncovered* viewing area is available alongside the arena for Auditors that seats eight; there are additional ground-level chairs and tables also alongside the arena that seat an additional eight. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Dress to protect yourself from the elements including sun, wind, heat or cold
  • The facility is equipped with a speaker system to broadcast the clinic instructor’s coaching, direction, and explanations
  • Always stay outside the arena, unless invited inside the arena by the session coach
    Bring refillable water bottles — marked with your name — and healthy snacks to keep yourself hydrated and nourished

*Due to cost restraints, we are unable to cover the raised viewing area at this time.

Facility Courtesy Rules

  • Please keep your parking/trailer area clean, including the pick-up and removal of all horse manure before departure
  • No Smoking — Happy Hoof Beats is a non-smoking facility.
  • No Dogs or Other Pets — Dogs are not allowed onto the facility, including the dry camping facilities unless they are a certified Service animals and clearly identified; you must notify HHB in advance that a certified service dog will be accompanying you
  • No Alcohol — Happy Hoof Beats is an alcohol free zone — please do not bring or drink alcoholic beverages on the property

Hospitality

  • Water for horses is available at the west end of the main arena near the entrance gate; bring your own horses’ bucket to fill
  • Two porta-potties are available on the facility; one is located at west end of property, behind horse corrals; a second is located on the dry camping and parking area
  • Hoses are available for Participants, Auditors, and Guests to refill water bottles
  • Bottled water, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, soda and energy bars or donuts will be available for a donation — all proceeds benefit L.E.A.N, a Las Vegas nonprofit that helps horses that have been abandoned or neglected. Horses are then fostered by volunteers until they are adopted

Photos and Videos Are Not Allowed at Clinics
Participants on horseback, auditors, and guests are asked NOT to take photos or videos during the clinic. Images and video posted online, when viewed out of context, can be misconstrued and misunderstood by those who have not completed the clinic. Anyone taking photos or videos will be asked to leave the property. Refunds will not be issued for any reason. When possible HHB will have an official photographer on site during the clinic who will take photos.

Photos and Videos Are Allowed At Challenges and Social Events
Participants on horseback, auditors, and guests are encouraged to take photos and/or video of any kind, including smartphone video, during Challenges. When possible HHB will also have a photographer on-site to take photos and videos.

Weather Cancellations
Happy Hoof Beat reserves the right to cancel and reschedule coaching clinics and events in case of inclement weather, including rain, thunderstorms/lightning storms, and/or high winds. When possible registrants will be given a 24 hours notice of cancellation—although it's not likely, cancellation might occur on the day of a coaching clinic or event.

Cancellations and Credits - Clinics and Competitive Events
Clinic Registrants who cannot attend sessions for which they are registered into are required to give 15 days notice of their inability to attend, in order for their fees to be credited towards a future session — refunds will not be issued for any reason. Registrants who do not give 15 days notice that they cannot attend will not receive a refund, nor will they receive credit for future group instructions. Credits may be transferred to other Participants or Auditors, in writing. No credits for sick or lame horses on the day of the clinic — riders are encouraged to audit or use a substitute horse. Special considerations are made for family and horse emergencies.

Cancellations and Credits - Social Events
Event Registrants who are not able to participate are required to give 48 hours notice of their inability to attend, in order for their fees to be credited towards a future event or other HHB services or coaching clinics — refunds will not be issued for any reason. If a horse is sick or lame on the day of the Event, Registrant will be credited their fees towards a future event or other HHB services or coaching clinic with verification in writing by a vet. Registrants who do not give 48 hours notice that they cannot attend will not receive a refund, nor will they receive credit for future group instructions. Credits may be transferred to other persons in writing. Special considerations are made for family and horse emergencies.

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