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Carosella, Last Chance to …

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Online registration closes today for Carosella!                 As our major event for the year, Carosella is your last (and sometimes only) chance to participate in some workshops and events in 2016, including: Intro to Mounted Combat Horseback Archery Classical Riding Clinics (only 1 space left!) Prix Fiore workshop Bandaging & Equine First Aid Clinics Ballet at…

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Countdown to Carosella 2016

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Carosella 2016, our full three-day symposium of mounted combat, horseback archery, skill-at-arms, and horsemanship, is coming up fast.  This once-a-year event is an unparallelled chance to immerse yourself in these ancient arts.  Whether you're an experienced rider and martial artist, or completely new to it all, there is plenty to engage you all weekend. If you haven't signed up yet,…

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Carosella 2015: Online Registration Extended

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Carosella is almost here!  To allow for the long weekend we've held over online registration for another day.  Hurry though -- after midnight tonight you'll need to register by phone or in person! 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…

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Carosella 2015 FAQ

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With Carosella 2015 less than two weeks away, it's time to answer some of those frequently asked questions. Q: How can I sign up for Carosella? A: You can register online here for full and one-day passes.  To register for individual workshops contact the front desk at 604 568 9907.  Regular entries close Monday September 7th.  Post-entries will only be…

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What is Classical Dressage?

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'Dressage' simply means 'training'.  The modern sport of dressage consists of tests, which are judged patterns designed to demonstrate a horse's level of training on the flat.  Sport dressage evolved from classical dressage, which in turn evolved from military training exercises. [caption id="attachment_13571" align="alignleft" width="203"] Cadre Noir, France[/caption] As practioners of mounted combat, it is often useful for us to…

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August Clinics

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There are just a few Friday clinics left this year.   Don't miss out on these opportunities to learn from different instructors and focus on different areas of your riding and combat skills.  The clinics run from 6pm - 7:30pm every Friday, and the cost is only $60 including use of a school horse.  Plus, if you sign up for all…

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Mounted Combat from the Ground Up

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Mounted Combat Classes This week we're excited to launch a brand new Mounted Combat Class for participants of all levels.  The five-week course will prepare students to take part in our annual tournament at Carosella 2015.  There are two levels to the course: Beginner Participants at this level will practise from the ground and the falsemount to achieve the combat…

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Mounted Combat Playday this Sunday

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This Sunday from 1 - 4pm the arena at Red Colt will be alive once more with the thunder of hooves, the twang of bowstrings and the clash of swords for our August Playday. Mounted Games Anyone with Riding Level 1 or the equivalent can participate in these non-combative games of speed and skill, such as ring-spearing, stick-pegging, quintain etc. …

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Open Barn is Back!

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It's been a busy summer, but at last we have time to offer Open Barn again.  Come out to Red Colt this Sunday, 28 September and take advantage of the horsey version of Open Floor.  Groom a horse, do some sworplay, bring a bow and shoot the haystack, or get a practice ride in between 1pm and 4pm.  Open Barn…

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Hauling your … horse

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Unless you plan to do all your equine activities within a few miles of your stable, you will eventually have to deal with trailering horses. For level 3 we don't expect you to demonstrate hauling, but we do want you to: Describe how to lead in and out of a trailer There are many videos on the web describing how…

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