Join us at Red Colt farm from Friday through Sunday, 11 - 13 September for three full days of mounted magic. There are workshops, lectures, and competitions for all levels of experience, mounted and unmounted. Here's a quick rundown of some of our instructors and the courses they'll be teaching.
Friday Sept 11th
Alternately, take Intro to Mounted Combat or Grappling From the Ground and Falsemount with Academie Duello Provost Greg Reimer.
Jennifer Landels will be teaching Intro to Mounted Combat, Mounted Wrestling and Beginner Riding, and
conducting rider assessments, while Eleanor and Isabel Landels teach Horsemanship 1 and Equine First Aid.
For our lunchtime lecture, we welcome special guest Veli Leväaho of Leväaho Classical Horsemanship, followed by private and semi-private clinic spots.
Saturday Sept 12th
Saturday belongs mostly to Robert Borsos of Borsos Torzs
Horse Archery, who will be conducting Beginner and Intermediate Horseback Archery workshops, as well as Archery From the Ground.
We are also thrilled to welcome back Jennifer Vartiainen of Danceability studio to run the popular rider conditioning session, Ballet in the Barn.
Sunday, September 13th
After two full days of workshops you'll be ready to put your skills to the test at our annual Tournament. If you have your Horsemanship 1 you can take part in the Grooms' Competition, striving to turn out the best groomed horse of the day. After that are Individual and Team Mounted Games, suitable for anyone with Riding 1 or better, as well as a Horseback Archery competition.
Not a rider? No problem! We have games on foot as well. After some thrilling demos we'll finish the day with our Green Spur Mounted Sparring Tournament to see who can take home the laurels this year.
If you missed online registration you can still get in on the excitement by registering in person before Friday, or calling the front desk at 604 568 9907. For more information about scheduling, see the Carosella pages.
See you at Red Colt!
Kudos to everyone who did assessments over the long weekend. We have three people who will be presented their Green Spurs at Carosella. The Green Spur requirements include achieving at least Level 1 in Horsemanship and Riding, as well as signing off the Mounted Combat checklist. It's no small feat! Please join me in congratulating:
In addition Britt-Lise Newstead passed her Horsemanship 1, Molly Glave passed her Horsemanship and Riding 2, Karissa King passed her Horsemanship 3, and Chris Richardson passed his Riding 3. Well done all!