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Suggested Lesson Plan Topics from our RIC

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

Sunshine Region RIC 2014 Club Lesson Suggested Topics QTR I Jan:     Unmounted:                        Record Books          USPC site referenced Mounted:                             Ground Poles @ W, T       formal L.P. provided Feb:    Unmounted:                        Basic Conditioning USPC D Manual referenced Mounted:                             X-C Schooling Day  Ref. to Simone Cormier FHP Mar:   Unmounted:                        HM- Stall & TR Set Up       D Man. & HM Hand Ref Mounted:                             Grids  D & C Manuals and SoPs Referenced QTR II Apr:   ...

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Lesson Plan Form

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

Lesson Plan Certification level:_______   Topic Category (i.e.“riding on the flat” or “nutrition”):______________________ Lesson Topic:______________________________________________________________________________ Objective of Lesson:_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ How will the lesson be explained:______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________...

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Lesson Plan: Learning Dressage Tests

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

Learn Dressage Tests Unmounted Lesson- August, 2014 Alita (Bunny) Hendricks © 2014 Topic:                    How to Learn Your Dressage Tests   Objective:           Students will demonstrate that they know their dressage tests by tracing the correct pattern without errors three times. (This method uses kinesthetic learning without having to rehearse it repeatedly on their mounts- thus teaching the mount to anticipate movements.)   Time:                     30 minutes if Dressage Ring Whiteboards are premade 60 minutes if making the above is part of the lesson  ...

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RIC Report 2015 Updated!

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

In March, the RIC and interim HMO Tracy Olesh organized and presented a weekend HM Clinic and Standards and Certifications Clinic taught by Karen Marcotte, NE and CHMJ at the Turners’ Spot On farm in Sorrento, FL. The weekend proved to be fun and informative (with an exciting thunder storm on Saturday) for those who attended. Saturday was the HM Clinic which highlighted the new 2014 HM Handbook. Sunday was the Standards and Certifications (RIC) Clinic which focused on Club Level Certifications and Examiners. It included: discussions of the USPC Standards of Proficiency D1-C2; appropriate...

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INTRODUCTION FOR SHOW JUMPING LESSON PLANS

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

      INTRODUCTION FOR SHOW JUMPING LESSON PLANS Mounted lesson plans. When using any of these lesson plans, understand that these plans are only a place to start from. The only limitations are you and your riders’ imaginations. The skills required for success in all riding, but especially in show jumping at all levels, are based on the effectiveness of the riders’ balance, position and aids at all gaits on the flat and over fences. These plans are aimed more toward the D ratings and use a games or fun and play format to introduce some of the required riding skills for...

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Lesson Plan–Gymnastics for Jumping Straight

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

Lesson Plan – Gymnastics for Jumping Straight Alita (Bunny) Hendricks USPC National Examiner Sunshine Region RIC 2014 Level: Variable (Jump heights may be adjusted) Class Size: Variable Time: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 min. depending on size of class Reference: “Points for Riders- Gymnastics- Systematic Training for Jumping Horses” by James C. Wofford, pp 106-109 Equipment: 3 pairs of standards, 10-13 rails Equipment set up: Set the three pairs of standards with a ground rail between them on the center of a large arena to facilitate approaches and landings on either direction. Measure 40 ft...

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