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Sunrise Stables 2008 Amateur/AOT Clinics



With the opening of her new training barn and riding academy, Melissa Moore plans to host a series of 3 to 4 weekends of clinics (and camps) annually. The majority of these clinics/camps are for Advanced Riders and/or Owner Amateur Trainers with significant riding and showing experience. Some clinics/camps are focused on breaking and training the young horse while others are perfect for learning tips for riding, training and showing the seasoned Saddlebred show horse. Most clinics/camps are 1 to 3 days in length featuring Melissa Moore, with some clinics including other renowned trainers who are invited as Melissa’s guests to speak or provide demonstrations on specific topics in their areas of specialty.

Participants may bring their own horse to some camps and clinics or borrow a horse from the Sunrise Stables Riding Academy. Most Camps and Clinics include continental breakfast and lunch daily. Participants are invited to a reception on the first evening of many of the clinics and camps.

The first two clinics are Sunday, February 17th and Monday, February 18th following the ASHA Convention in Lexington. Each is a separate clinic.

Clinic 1: Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cost: $175

Application

Deadline for Application and Payment: January 31, 2008

Clinic 1 on Sunday, February 17, 2008 will be held at the new Sunrise Stables on Troy Pike in Versailles, Kentucky. This clinic is geared for individuals currently riding and showing American Saddlebred horses. Participants will receive instruction to improve their riding and ability to show their horse.

The Sunday Clinic is limited to 16 riders. Stabling in Melissa's show barn at Sunrise Stables is provided the day of the clinic (February 17th) for riders desiring to bring their own horse to the clinic. If riders cannot bring their own horse to the clinic they may request to borrow one of the Sunrise Stables Riding Academy's lesson horses for the clinic. There are a limited number of lesson horses available on a first come first serve basis. Some of the Sunrise Stables Riding Academy horses available for use in the clinic include previous World Champions/National Champions and Reserve World/National Champions! The price for the clinic is $175 whether you bring and stable your own horse or borrow a horse from the Sunrise Stable Riding Academy.

Clinic 1 starts on February 17th with continental breakfast at 7 a.m. During the clinic, each rider will receive a private lesson from Melissa either in the morning session (which starts at 8 a.m.) or the afternoon session which starts at 1 p.m. When the private lessons end, there will be several small group riding sessions.........therefore each rider rides two times. A box lunch (included in the price of the clinic) will be served.

So....for $175 each rider rides two times (with 1 private lesson), has breakfast and lunch, can use a horse from Sunrise Stables Riding Academy (limited number available for use) with stall included or bring their own horse with stabling included.

Individuals desiring to watch the Sunday, February 17th clinic may audit the clinic for $35 (including breakfast and lunch).

Discount for participating in clinic 1 and attending Clinic 2:

Individuals who participate (with a horse) in the Sunday, February 17th clinic and attend the Monday, February 18th clinic will receive a discount of $50 on the total price of the two clinics. With the $50 discount, the price for participating in both clinics is $300.

If you are interested in participating in or attending one or both of the first two clinics in the 2008 Clinic Series, please complete the registration form and mail it along with your payment to Sunrise Stables by January 20th.

Clinic 2: Monday, February 18, 2008

Cost: $175

Deadline for Application and Payment: January 31, 2008

Melissa has invited five guest to present topics in their areas of specialty for Clinic 2 on Monday, February 18th. Clinic 2 will feature Melissa Moore with four excellent young trainers and Eddie Williams (well known American Saddlebred farrier) as guest speakers. Invited guest trainers include Brett Day, Tom Lowry, Tre Lee and 1 more trainer not yet announced.

The entire day of Clinic 2 is a series of lectures, demonstrations and question and answer sessions. Some of the demonstrations for Clinic 2 include the following: gaiting a colt; bridling and bits; shoeing the American Saddlebred Show Horse and training the hackney pony.

The second clinic on Monday, February 18th includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch. The February 18th clinic will be held at the new Sunrise Stables on Troy Pike in Versailles, Kentucky.

Discount for participating in clinic 1 and attending Clinic 2:

Individuals who participate (with a horse) in the Sunday, February 17th clinic and attend the Monday, February 18th clinic will receive a discount of $50 on the total price of the two clinics. With the $50 discount, the price for participating in both clinics is $300.

If you are interested in participating in or attending one or both of the first two clinics in the 2008 Clinic Series, please complete the registration form and mail it along with your payment to Sunrise Stables by January 31. Forms can be downloaded at www.sunrisestable.com

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