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Intro to Mountain Trail - 2-Day Coaching Clinic with Barbara H. Callihan -...

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happy hoof beats equestrian center

4061 Martin Ave

Pahrump, NV 89061

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****EQUINE EXCELLENCE. SAFETY FIRST.****

Equestrian sports and activities are considered one of the top three extreme, dangerous sports. Mountain Trail / Extreme Mountain Trail is a challenging discipline that requires your ability to understand and demonstrate Basic Horsemanship Skills (Skills). These Skills provide you the fundamentals required to build a bold, confident, and safe partnership with your horse, and empower you to succeed in any discipline. The Skills are not complicated and with coaching and instruction anyone can learn these Skills and begin to apply them in a short amount of time — even the most novice rider/handler.

****PLEASE READ THE BASIC HORSEMANSHIP SKILLS DOCUMENT NOW****

To learn more about the Skills requirement and how these are demonstrated, please visit our website.

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Introduction to Extreme Mountain Trail
Two-Day Coaching Session with Barbara H. Callihan

Saturday, March 10
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sunday, March 11
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join Barbara H. Callihan for this two-day coaching session designed to introduce riders and horses to the Extreme Mountain Trail essentials. Upon successful completion of the entire clinic 'graduates' will be able to reserve trail park riding times at Happy Hoof Beats (HHB) Equestrian Trail Park of Southern Nevada for group lessions, private lessons, as well as open riding times. Watch for more information about the trail park reservation system.

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NOTICE: Your horse must have had a Coggins Test in the past 12 months
— veterinary report required at check-in

READ THE SMALL PRINT BELOW

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Ticket Prices

Participants on Horseback or In-Hand — $325.00
Auditors — $50.00

No Refunds — See Small Print Belo

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About Barbara H. Callihan

Barbara is a sanctioned IMTCA / Mountain Trail coach and trainer, who has been studying under Mark H Bolender and competing in IMTCA Mountain Trail Challenges since 2016.

Barbara is a third generation equestrian trainer and coach, 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 60 years, Barbara successfully operates Happy Hoof Beats (HHB) Equestrian Center, where she develops personalized horsemanship programs for equestrians of all ages and skill levels, and continues to train horses using safe, learned techniques and communication based on a quiet seat and hands, good timing and a strong consistent reward system. She also offers group coaching sessions through her innovative coaching instrument, Equestrian Coaching Edge™. In 2017, she founded HHB Equestrian Trail Park of Southern Nevada, the region’s premier Extreme Mountain Trail Equestrian Trail Park. Barbara remains passionate about coaching andtraining, and takes great pride in fostering fellowship in the equestrian community, giving people from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds a fun and safe place to celebrate their love of horses.

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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 cash or check, contact Operations Manager, P Tyrone Smith at 415.786.9611 or emai him at events@happyhoofeats.com. Payments must be received five days before each scheduled session to reserve your spot. Make checks payable to Barbara H. Callihan.


Horse Health Requirements

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

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

  • All horses are required to be current on all inoculations, within the previous 6 months

  • 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 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.


Dry Camping Available

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. Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the premises, including in the dry camping facilities. Upon arrival you will be directed where to park.


Arrival, Parking & Checking-In

  • Participants should arrive and complete check-in at least one hour before start time

  • Auditors should arrive and check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the session

  • Signage and HHB team members will direct trucks and horse trailers, and cars to their parking areas

  • All Participants and Auditors must be checked-in at entrance gate by an HHB team member


Participant Preparation & Warm-Up Riders and Handlers)

  • ALL RIDERS are strongly encouraged to wear an ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet

  • English or Western tack is appropriate

  • A cavesson is encouraged for Participants under saddle

  • Arrive early enough to prepare yourself and warm-up your horse as needed—session will begin on time

  • A round pen will be open 90 minutes prior to start of the session, designated for lunging only — please restrict usage time to 15 minutes per horse; no lunging in the main arena—no exceptions

  • The main arena will be well marked and open for warm-up on horseback 90 minutes prior to the start of the session

  • Please DO NOT ride over any preset cavalletti grids or obstacles in the main arena

  • Beautiful Open desert area available for additional lounging and riding as needed


Participant Mountain Trail Equipment Requirements and Suggestions** (Riders and Handlers)

  • 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 — included at the back of this PDF packet.


Participant Safety Rules, Requirements, and Suggestions (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

  • Participants and handlers are not allowed to access the trail park without supervision by Mark H. Bolender or Barbara H. Callihan

  • The minimum age for horses in-hand is six months

  • The minimum age for horses under saddle is two years

  • Participants on horseback or in-hand handlers must be at least 6 years of age, or receive pre approval from Happy Hoof Beats

  • All stallions are to be managed and ridden by an adult — 18 years and older—no exceptions

  • Double tie stallions and other excitable horses while at your horse trailer

  • Stallions are required to wear yellow ribbons in their tails while on HHB property

  • If your horse kicks he must wear a red ribbon in his tail at all times

  • Usage of splint boots or other protective boots are encouraged to prevent injuries to horses legs

  • All riders are strongly recommended to wear riding boots with heels — no tennis shoes or open toes shoes will be allowed

  • Horses that are not under control will be asked to leave the session

  • 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


Auditor Information and Safety Recommendations

  • Please arrive and check-in at the HHB gate at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the session

  • 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 — Participants, Auditors, and guests may not bring dogs onto the facility, including the dry camping facilities

  • 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 main arena near 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 outside the East end of the arena, among the pine trees

  • 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.


Photography and Video Policy — No Photos or Videos Are Allowed

Participants on horseback, auditors, and guests may not take photos and/or video of any kind, including smartphone video, during coaching clinic sessions. When possible HHB will have a photographer onsite to take photos and videos.


Weather Cancellations

Happy Hoof Beat reserves the right to cancel and reschedule Equestrian Coaching Edge sessions 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 the session.


Cancellations and Credits

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.

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Welcome to HHB Equestrian Trail Park of Southern Nevada.

Discovered the Possibility of Unbridled Joy.
Discover Extreme Mountain Trail.

Barbara H. Callihan, the owner of Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center, is excited to announce the grand opening of HHB Equestrian Trail Park of Southern Nevada, the Southwest's only IMTCA sanctioned Extreme Mountain Trail course and event center. Designed and built by Mark H. Bolender, three-time Mountain Trail World Champion, this state-of-the-art park features 29 obstacles for riders and horses of all skill levels in english, western, and in-hand disciplines — all breeds are welcome including miniature horses, ponies, and mules.

What Are Mountain Trail & Extreme Mountain Trail?

Led by Mark H. Bolender, under the direction of it's governing organization IMTCA, Mountain Trail / Extreme Mountain Trail is one the fastest growing trail disciplines worldwide. This exciting new discipline has flourished and expanded over the years in the USA, Canada, and Europe. Challenges and events are now held in all of these locations. Mark H. Bolender and the board of IMTCA are working diligently to bring Extreme Mountain Trail to the Olympics.,

Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail are designed to develop the perfect Mountain Trail horse. Perfection is epitomized by a horse that is bold, confident and moves forward in a natural gait that is safe and also covers ground as if it were on a long day’s trail ride. The horse and rider should be able to willingly assess and enthusiastically navigate new obstacles with finesse and in a safe manner. The sport of Mountain Trail is especially exhilarating because it challenges horse and rider to navigate trail obstacles with technical accuracy, subtlety, and speed.

Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail are judged events designed to show the confidence, boldness and athletic ability of all breeds and all disciplines of horses and mules while being challenged by trail obstacles. In IMTCA competition, contestants are required to navigate a course with at least six approved obstacles and no more than 16 as set forth in the obstacle handbook.

Mountain Trail requires navigating obstacles at a walking gait. Extreme Mountain Trail requires navigating more obstacles at a faster pace. Extreme Mountain Trail is not a race, but the combination of loping, cantering, trotting, jogging, walking and/or gaiting makes this sport move along at a faster pace than Mountain Trail.

The IMTCA Judging System is recognized as one of the leading formats for fair and equitable judging of an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elements coupled with consideration of “degree of difficulty."

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