Hub Club Clinic with Trish Demers April 12th 2018
Fox Valley Saddle Association, Hampshire, IL
Patricia “Trish” Demers owns and operates Carpe Diem Farm in Prescott Valley, Arizona, the home of the “happy horse.” Trish is a trainer, clinician, judge, evaluator, instructor, course designer, and can appraise carriage, harness, and turnout.
Working with beginning drivers (and riders) is her specialty, whether the discipline is combined driving, pleasure driving, or recreational driving, for show or for fun. In fact, she stresses SAFETY and FUN when she educates, and the farm motto is: “Try Hard, Win Humbly, Lose Gracefully.”
Trish works with everything from minis to drafts, equine to mules to donkeys, and singles, pairs, tandems, and more. Her philosophy in training is to incorporate natural horsemanship methods which make a horse look forward to willingly working and understanding his job with gentle, quiet obedience.
–The clinic will be held at the Fox Valley Saddle Association, 44W300 Rohrson Rd., Hampshire, IL, which has an indoor arena, outdoor arena, and outdoor grass field for cones and obstacles, weather permitting.
–Saturday’s classes are $60 and Sunday’s private clinic lessons are $120, payable to The HUB Club. Refunds for cancellations will only be given if the slot can be filled.
–Participants may show and clinic out of their trailer for a daily haul-in fee of $10 or out of a permanent stall for a daily stall fee of $25. Bedding is not included and is NOT available for purchase on-site. Everyone is kindly asked to clean up after their horse when they leave whether hauling-in or using a stall.
–Lunch is included for paid clinic participants (and one groom) as well as paid auditors who sign up ahead of time.
–Anyone riding on a carriage must wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds current ASTM/SEI standards for equestrian use.
— A negative Coggins test dated within one year of the event is required. Out-of-state horses must present a Veterinary Health Certificate dated within 30 days of clinic.
The HUB Club is having a potluck dinner with Trish Saturday after the show where she will give a presentation – Carriage Safety: Common Mistakes I Driving and What NOT to Do. This event is open to all members and Sunday paid auditors.
Contact Lydia Gray for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-701-5903
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