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UPHA Chapter 18 Spring Riding Clinic



It is not too early to be making plans to attend the UPHA Spring Riding Clinic sponsored by Chapter 18, Virginia and West Virginia.   This year will mark the 17th year in a row for this very special event and, as in the past, it will be held at the Virginia Horse Center on March 8th - 9th. We are very pleased to feature World Champion trainers and instructors Jimmy and Helen Robertson of Simpsonville, Ky.

Private lessons as well as group lessons are offered and you have  

the option of bringing your own horse to get in some real show ring experience or riding a lesson horse that can be provided.  It is an excellent way to brush up for the upcoming show season, work on some problem areas, or just get more riding experience under the expert guidance of Jimmy and Helen.

Training sessions are also available to help with young or problem horses.  Polishing up for horse shows is what this clinic is about.

If you have horses to sell, you can pay a small fee and showcase your horses to an audience along with any music that you want to use. Who knows, you may get those horses sold! Spectators are welcome too.

You can also rent a booth and sell used equipment or riding clothes at the “Horsey Fleamarket” that will be going on at the same time as the riding clinic.  What a great way to sell those items you have laying around the barn and get a little extra cash to boot! 

The dates, March 9 & 10 are the ASHAV Convention too!  Host hotel is the beautiful and historic Natural Bridge Hotel.  The main program for Saturday is the clinic, then we move into the evening with dinner, awards, silent auction and lots of hilarious entertainment!  Sunday finishes off the convention with the popular High Points Awards brunch.

Plan to attend, the weekend is a great time to visit with friends, a good business weekend for the trainers and instructors, and just a fun time for everyone!

For more information contact Nancy Troutman (540) 384- 6909 MWSINC516@aol.com or Carol Reedy (540) 982-0581   Entries for the clinic and horses for Sale must be made in advance.

Plan to come join in this fun and great learning experience!

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