Red Cords on the Rooftop at Red Colt

First off a huge thanks to those who stayed after Riding & Horsemanship or came out to volunteer for the work party last Sunday.  Despite weather that rotated through freezing cold, sunshine, and sudden corn snow, much was accomplished.  We got the new shelter up, Michael beat the blackberry jungle into submission, Kirsten, Kat & Tyrell wrangled tarps and floor mats and cleaned up the tack room, and Walker and Roland braved the heights to nail a tarp on the roof of the outdoor stalls.

But not feeling that roofing in the snow was heroic enough, they had to finish their rooftop stint with some quarterstaff and spadone practice:



Earlier in the day we finished of the current series of Riding & Horsemanship with some assessments.  Congrats to Kat and Kylee who both passed their Horsemanship level 2, and to Kylee who also did a superb job on Riding 2 (on a horse she’d never ridden before, no less).  Well done both of you!

The next series of Riding & Horsemanship starts March 11th, and I’m looking forward to more riders testing by the end of April.


Coming up in March

Intro to Mounted Combat

Sunday 4 March, 10am – 4pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Rd, Richmond
cost: $149

Learn horsemanship, riding and swordwork basics in the morning of this 6 hour workshop, and join in with our regular Mounted Combat workshop in the afternoon.

Mounted Combat

Sunday 4 March, 1 – 4pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Rd, Richmond
cost: $60; $150 for three workshops

Focus this month is on spear.  Those with the Green Spur rank or equivalent riding experience may work from horseback.

Riding & Horsemanship

Sunday 11  & 25 March, 8 & 22 April
10am – 1:30pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Rd, Richmond
cost: $60 ea; $200 for all four sessions

The next series of four Riding & Horsemanship classes begins March 11th.  In these classes you will work through the material necessary for your next level of Horsemanship, followed by a riding session targetted to your experience.

Integrated Training
Remember you can take all our Cavaliere classes for only $120 per month (effectively 3 classes for the price of 2), or book six months of training for only $675 for even more savings.



Jennifer Landels Jennifer Landels heads up Academie Duello's Cavaliere Program. She has been swordfighting since 2008, and riding since before she could walk. She started the program as an excuse to combine those passions.
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