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Sasha Stark Dressage Clinic — Classical and Western Dressage Sessions

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happy hoof beats equestrian center

4061 Martin Ave

Pahrump, NV 89061

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**HHB's strict Horse Health Policies will be enforced. See updated information below that includes having your horse's temperature verified upon arrival. This policy is in response to the need for stronger equine bio security.**

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Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center and NVS Morgans present a
Southern Nevada Equestrian Crosstraining Initiative
exclusive event

Stark Dressage Clinic
One-On-One Classical & Western Dressage
Individual 70-Minute Sessions

Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 2019

Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center
4061 E. Martin Ave, Pahrump, NV 89061

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Individual Participant 70-Minute Coaching Session - $75.00
70-minute coaching sessions occur each day from 8 am to 5:00 pm. Participants may book more than one session. Time slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Includes participation in midday Q&A session. Sign up for multiple sessions.

Individual Auditor All Day Pass - $75.00
Gives Auditors an all-day pass to observe all six Individual Participant Sessions and participation in the midday Q&A session.

Sign Up on EventBrite: http://happyhoofbeats.eventbrite.com/

See Small Print below for alternative payment options.

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Event Description:

Reserve your individual 70-minute coaching session(s) with world-renowned Grand Prix Dressage clinician, trainer, and competitor Sasha Stark. Sasha’s encouraging training method offers you a unique opportunity to advance with instruction that is positive and upbeat, offering a better relationship between horse and rider. She trains beginners through FEI level, and works with both classical and western dressage riders. She uses classical methods of dressage training combined with her unique modern approach that utilizes proper bio-mechanics in riding and training your horse without force. She has worked with professional and amateur riders and gives expert advice to other trainers and clinicians.

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Event Schedule and Individual Clinic Time Slots:

Saturday
Session 1 - 8:00 am to 9:10 am
Session 2 - 9:20 am to 10:30 am
Session 3 - 10:40 am to 11:50 am
Q & A Session - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Lunch Break - 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Session 4 - 1:00 pm to 2:10 pm
Session 5 - 2:20 pm to 3:30 pm
Session 6 - 3:40 pm to 4:50 pm

Sunday
Session 1 - 8:00 am to 9:10 am
Session 2 - 9:20 am to 10:30 am
Session 3 - 10:40 am to 11:50 am
Q & A Session - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Lunch Break - 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Session 4 - 1:00 pm to 2:10 pm
Session 5 - 2:20 pm to 3:30 pm
Session 6 - 3:40 pm to 4:50 pm

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Sasha Stark — Technical Art of Dressage

Sasha is a world-renowned Grand Prix Dressage clinician, trainer, and competitor. She is a second generation equestrian, whose foundation of training is built on the love of horses, humane philosophy and the knowledge of two generations of professional equestrians. She was trained at the National School of the Olympic Reserve by her father Saibattal Mursalimov — a double Olympian and the trainer to the Olympians. Sasha trained several Grand Prix horses by the time she was 19 years old. Together with her husband they have trained over 55 horses and students to the FEI levels, and helped coach the National team in China. Sasha’s own horse — Fregat — was the Champion of VII National Games of the People's Republic of China

Sasha’s encouraging training method offers you a unique opportunity to advance with instruction that is positive and upbeat, offering a better relationship between horse and rider. She trains beginners through FEI level, and works with both classical and western dressage riders. She uses classical methods of dressage training combined with her unique modern approach that utilizes proper bio-mechanics in riding and training your horse without force. She has worked with professional and amateur riders and gives expert advice to other trainers and clinicians.

Sasha worked with Lisa Horning and her Morgan NVS Midas to compete in fourth level dressage with solid scores in the 90’s. She also helped them school at Prix St. Georges level, learning working pirouettes, canter half passes and two tempis. Additionally, she coached Lisa and Midas to develop a freestyle for the Cowboy Dressage gathering, where Lisa and Midas won the World Championship freestyle for Cowboy Dressage 2013.

Sasha’s other students have trained and shown from first level to FEI level, winning many California Dressage Society Championships with scores from the 70’s to 90’s. Some of her better known students are; Margaret Carrera who won a USDF Silver Medal, Vivan Mevorah — riding Revelor — who won a USEF Bronze Senior FEI level award with California Dressage Society, and Colella Clements — riding Anthem — who won a USDF Silver Medal.

Learn more about Sasha at www.stark-dressage.com.

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Happy Hoof Beats Horse Health Policy and Equine Biosecurity Measures

With advice from our Ranch Vet, Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center and HHB Equestrian Trail Park of Southern Nevada have incorporated the following horse health requirements to increase equine bio security and help protect the well-being of everyone's horses. Our number one goal is to keep everyone's horses safe and healthy. Horses from all over the west coast visit our facility and this is the best way that HHB can reduce the spread of disease.

HHB is aware of the different school of beliefs and practices around horses health. We feel strongly about the health of all horses who visit us and after getting counsel from our vet we have implemented a stricter policy for an extra layer of protection. And we offer ‘no exceptions’ so that everyone is treated the same. It just takes one incident for someone to lose a horse and to shut our facility down — we do not want to risk exposing even one horse. We appreciate your understanding.

Before Arrival…

Coggins TestYour horse must have had a Negative Coggins Test in the past 12 months — a Negative Coggins veterinary report required at check-in. Why does my horse need a Coggins test if we don't travel?

Flu VaccinationsYour horse must be up-to-date on flu vaccinations within six months, verified by a veterinarian receipt — documents required at check-in.

Rhino VaccinationsYour horse must be up-to-date on rhino vaccination within six months, verified by a veterinarian receipt — documents required at check-in.


Upon Arrival…

All horses MUST BE in good health — no cough, no temperature, no runny noses, no lameness.

All horses must have their temperature checked upon arrival to HHB while still in their trailer; horse owners/riders must take their horse's temperature in the presence of an HHB representative to confirm they have a normal temperature; owner/rider must provide their own thermometer. WE RECOMMEND RIDERS/OWNERS TAKE THE TEMPERATURES OF THEIR HORSES BEFORE THEY LEAVE THEIR PROPERTY AS FURTHER PRECAUTION. The normal temperature for a horse is 98 to 101.5 — temperatures near the high end can be caused when a horse is under stress.

WE RECOMMEND RIDERS/OWNERS TAKE THE TEMPERATURES OF THEIR HORSES BEFORE THEY LEAVE THEIR PROPERTY AS FURTHER PRECAUTION. Here's a link to step by step instructions for taking a horse's temperature. We also recommend you always consult with your veterinarian.

Horses showing signs of illness will be asked to leave HHB property - so as 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.

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Dry Camping & Portable Corrals

A nearby dry camping location, adjacent to Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center, has been secured which includes water for horses — at no additional cost. Please leave no trace upon your departure from the dry camping area including cleaning around your trailer — HHB is never responsible for cleaning up around your trailer area. Unless you have hired HHB to clean your portable corral, please also clean your portable corral before you depart. Failure to leave no trace in the dry camping area will result in Post Event Cleaning Fee of #30.00.

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. 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 fee of $30.00.

  • 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

*Post Event Cleaning Fee: for uncleaned corrals and/or areas around horse trailers — $30.00 flat fee

Making Portable Corral Reservations:

You can reserve your corral via this EventBrite page. Or, please contact us in advance to reserve your portable corrals at events@happyhoofbeats.com in advance of your arrival. Corrals are made available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Welcome to Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center

Barbara H. Callihan founded HHB Equestrian Center (HHB) in 2005. HHB offers personalized individual and group coaching programs that enables riders of all ages and skill levels to achieve their goals and enjoy their equestrian journey. Located in Pahrump, an hour west of Las Vegas towards Death Valley National Park, this facility borders Bureau of Land Management land with open riding available all the way to California. The Equestrian Center also features the Southwest’s first state-of-the-art Extreme Mountain Trail Course that gives riders the skills to navigate local trails safely and confidently and participate in the emerging trail discipline. Above all, the Equestrian Center welcomes people from all walks of life to be a part of equestrian fellowship and have the opportunity to develop horsemanship skills that lead to personal transformation. www.happyhoofbeats.com

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What is the Southern Nevada Equestrian Cross Training Initiative?

Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center and NVS Morgans Announce Leading-Edge Equestrian Alliance: Southern Nevada Equestrian Cross Training Initiative.

Barbara H. Callihan and Lisa Horning have joined forces and bring together more than 100 years of combined award-winning equestrian experience, expertise, passion, and joy across multiple disciplines. Their mission is to deliver high quality, diverse, and unique learning opportunities and events to the Southern Nevada equestrian community that expose trainers and riders to new, creative, and fun ways to strengthen their partnership with their equine partners and achieve their personal horsemanship goals. They envision a world where equestrians experience unimagined possibilities in their horsemanship journey.

Barbara and Lisa have joined forces because of a shared vision that versatility is the secret to a better overall partnership with your equine partner. They believe that cross-training across multiple working disciplines elicits enrichment of any horse’s development. The benefits of cross-training your horse include improved symmetry and balance, posture and quiet hands, responsiveness, flexibility and communication between horse and rider. It also promotes soundness, an agile mental capacity, muscle conditioning, straightness, and smooth transitions. Exposure to multiple working disciplines builds confidence in the rider by encouraging them to focus on their own cues, posture, and quietness of the hands, which allows them to be more in sync with their horse. When combined these benefits lift equestrian athleticism to new heights and strengthens the partnership and bond between riders and their equine partners.

Additionally, exposure to a wide variety of philosophies, techniques, and skills gives equestrians access to many successful approaches, allowing them to create personal and customized approaches to achieving personal equestrian excellence. Supporting each equestrian’s personal and spiritual horsemanship journey is at the heart of their collaborative initiative.

We invite you to share in Barbara and Lisa’s love of learning, to experience the joy of following your equestrian dreams, to experience support and encouragement from professionals who want you to succeed, and to discover new possibilities in horsemanship.

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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, check, or PayPal, please contact Operations Manager, P Tyrone Smith at 415.786.9611, or email at events@happyhoofeats.com.

Payments must be received to reserve your spot for as an event Attendee as a Participant or Auditor, no exceptions. Attendee spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis and must be completed by EventBrite; Attendees who pay via check, cash, or PayPal will be given a special EventBrite registration link to complete their registration without having to use a credit card.

Pay Via Cash:
Cash payments must be made in person to Barbara Callihan at Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian center located at 4061 E. Martin Ave, Pahrump, NV 89061. Do not send cash via mail.

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

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

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No Safety Guarantee

Horsemanship and its practice is inherently and potentially a dangerous activity that may result in harm or death to horses, participants, auditors, and spectators. No one can guarantee that a horse will not cause harm to a participant, and no one can guarantee that a horse will not be harmed. Participants are required to wear helmets and use safety equipment and apparel as appropriate to the clinic activities. HHB representatives, and visiting Clinicians and Judges reserve the right to excuse any participant from a clinic or event without refund of their registration fees if their horse demonstrates unruly and or dangerous behavior that may harm itself or others. Additionally, HHB representatives, and visiting Clinicians and Judges reserve the right to excuse any participant from a clinic or event without refund of their registration fees if they will not or cannot follow directions, or have unsafe equipment, dress or attitudes. Auditors and Guests watch at their own risk and HHB representatives and visiting Clinicians and Judges, reserve the right to have anyone behaving in an unsafe and or dangerous manner removed from the facility.

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Indemnification and Liability Waiver

All Attendees, Participants, Auditors, Guests, Volunteers, Clinicians, Judges and other visiting individuals agree and understand the inherent risks equestrian activities, and agree to indemnify and hold Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center (HHB) and its employees, volunteers, agents and representatives harmless for any and all claims of injury, illness, expense, costs, or damages caused or sustained during the activities at HHB including, but not limited to, medical costs, attorneys’ fees, veterinarian care, and damage to property.

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Liability Release — Required

All Attendees, Participants, Auditors, Guests, Volunteers, Clinicians, Judges and other visiting individuals are required to sign and turn in an unaltered HHB Liability Release. The release may be emailed to you as part of a ‘welcome’ communication or you can download it from the Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center website.

TO EXPEDITE YOUR ON-PREMISES CHECK IN PROCESS WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING THE LIABILITY RELEASES FOR ALL PERSONS WHO WILL BE ON-PREMISES FILLED OUT AND SIGNED IN ADVANCE. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO SCAN YOUR COMPLETED AND UNALTERED LIABILITY RELEASES AND EMAIL THEM TO EVENTS@HAPPYHOOFBEATS.COM FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL BE ON-PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PICTURES OF LIABILITY RELEASES VIA TEXT MESSAGES — THESE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS VIABLE DOCUMENTS.

Note: If you have previously submitted an unaltered HHB Liability Release after October 20, 2017, you will not be required to submit a new release for each event.


Photography and Video Release — Required

All Attendees, Participants, Auditors, Guests, Volunteers, Clinicians, Judges and other visiting individuals are required to sign and turn in an unaltered HHB Photography and Video Release. The release may be emailed to you as part of a ‘welcome’ communication or you can download it from the Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center website.

TO EXPEDITE YOUR ON-PREMISES CHECK IN PROCESS WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING THE PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RELEASES FOR ALL PERSONS WHO WILL BE ON-PREMISES FILLED OUT AND SIGNED IN ADVANCE. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO SCAN YOUR COMPLETED AND UNALTERED PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RELEASES AND EMAIL THEM TO EVENTS@HAPPYHOOFBEATS.COM FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL BE ON-PREMISES. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PICTURES OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RELEASES VIA TEXT MESSAGES — THESE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS VIABLE DOCUMENTS.

Note: If you have previously submitted an unaltered HHB Photography and Video Release after October 20, 2017, you will not be required to submit a new release for each event.

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No Dogs or Other Pets Allowed at HHB

Dogs and other pets are not allowed onsite at Happy Hoof Beats Equestrian Center, including at the dry camping facilities. Service dogs wearing their service identification are allowed with advanced notification to HHB at events@happyhoofbeats.com.

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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

  • Signage will direct trucks and horse trailers, and cars to the parking and dry camping area

  • All Competitors, Participants, Auditors, and Guests must be checked-in at entrance gate by an HHB team member; you check-in may include BioSecurity measures including having your horses temperature check by you while in your trailer and observed by an approved TEAM HHB Member.

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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

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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: http://www.imtca.org

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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-served 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.

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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

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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; for better Equine BioSecurity we recommend that you do not put the hose into the water in any bucket you use

  • Two porta-potties are available on the facility; one is located at the 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

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Photos and Videos Are Not Allowed at Clinics

Participants on horseback, auditors, and guests are asked NOT to take photos or videos during clinics. Images and video posted online, when viewed out of context, can be misconstrued and misunderstood by those who have not completed clinics. 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 video and photos.

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Photos and Videos May Be Allowed At Dressage Clinics By Special Request

In general, participants on horseback, auditors, and guests are asked NOT to take photos or videos during clinics. Dressage clinics are the one exception, and depending upon the Clinician's preferences, Participants may be able to request that their representative take video of their specific session. Auditors are never allowed to take video of other Participant sessions, and are invited to inquire about access to any video from the Participants directly. When possible HHB will have an official photographer on site during the clinic who will take video and photos. Anyone taking photos or videos without permission will be asked to leave the property. Refunds will not be issued for any reason.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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