There is plenty happening at the barn this month, and all of it safely out of the November weather, thanks to our beautiful indoor arena! If you haven't been to Cornwall Ridge Farm yet, now is a great time to check it out.
Mounted Combat Mastery
Mastery classes happen this month on the 11th and 25th of November. Each three hour class consists of swordplay from the ground, riding, and mounted combat. Students who have their Green Spur are welcome to participate from both the ground and from horseback; students with a green cord or higher may participate from the ground. The focus of for this month is on sword and shield, as well as mounted vs unmounted combat.
Sundays 11 & 25 November, noon - 3pm
cost: 3 tuition credits per class
drop-in: $50 + $25 for use of horse
Horseback Archery Practice with Steph Laversin
Those who have taken Horseback Archery with Academie Duello or Fraser Valley Mounted Combat, and who have a minimum of Riding Level 1 or the equivalent are invited to come out for supervised practice with Steph Laversin of SL Equine. Come
for Mounted Combat and make a day of it!
Sunday 11 November, 3pm - 5pm
cost: $20 for Mounted Combat Members; $40 for non-members
Includes horse use and/or haul-in fee
Classical Riding Clinic & Lecture with Sherry Leväaho
Sherry Leväaho teaches the French tradition of Classical Riding, with a focus on légèreté, or 'lightness', using the works of the 17th century François Robichon de la Guérinière up through today's Phillipe Karl. Educate your hands and seat and work to create a lighter more rideable connection with your horse. This workshop consists of a lecture on Saturday evening, followed by a full day clinic on Sunday. Riders will each have a private lesson as well as a group session, and are encouraged to audit other sessions. Audit passes are available and include the Saturday lecture plus full access to all riding sessions.
Saturday 17 November 7:30 - 8:30pm
Sunday 18 November 9am - 6pm
cost: $225 includes horse use and/or haul-in fee
audit pass: $50
Practice Rides for Members
Just a reminder that Practice Rides are still available through your Mounted Combat membership. You get up to two rides per month. Don't miss out on this great chance to practise your riding on our school horses. Available times are:
Mondays 7-9 pm
Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Thursdays 7-9 pm
Saturdays 10am - noon
We have four instructors here at Cornwall Ridge, and private riding lessons are available just about any day of the week. The cost is $75 per hour on our school horses, or $55 on your own or a lease horse. Contact jennifer (at) academieduello.com to arrange.
If you want more horse time but aren't quite ready to step into ownership, a lease might be for you. You can lease our school horses for one or two days per week. Lease prices include one lesson per month.
1 day per week: $150/month
2 days per week: $250/month
Contact Jen (email address above) for more details.
Have time but not money? We are looking for one or two apprentices to help out at the barn in exchange for class credits, riding lessons, or horse lease hours. Duties may include class assistance, facility and tack maintenance, grooming and horse care, etc. If you have at least an hour a week to spare you can convert your effort into saddle time. Contact Jen to apply.
Coming up in December
We are having a celebration and Open House at the stables on Sunday December 2nd. Christmas Carosella will be a free event, featuring demonstrations, displays, and seasonal cheer. There will also be taster lesson that you can sign up for now, including the Knight Adventure, Archer Adventure, and Taste of Swordplay. Join us for an exciting festive event in the Valley!
Christmas Carosella Open House
Sunday 2 December, 10am - 6pm
The Knight Adventure
10am - noon
$200 + gst
Taste of Swordplay
1:30 - 3:00pm
$40 + gst
The Archer Adventure
3:30 - 5:00pm
$40 + gst
See you at Cornwall Ridge soon!