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2024 Summer Schools Weeks - It's that time already!


We are excited to offer several sessions over the summer for riders of all levels. Early Bird Special until April 1st so register now!!

Call Alex at 770-868-6049 or email at athaxton13hpf@gmail.com for more information and questions!


SESSION LEVELS and DEFINITIONS:


BEGINNER: never ridden - canters a little

NOVICE: steers at canter - jumps up to 18"

ADVANCED: schooling 18" courses and up

DRESSAGE IEA: riders who will be entering 4th-12th grade in the fall, who can already steer at the trot, and are possibly interested in competing on the dressage IEA team; the final day will be followed by a parent meeting about IEA

QUADRILLE: 4 riders at a time will practice and perform a single dressage test (performed on the last day of the session); we will have a "novice" group option, where the test will only be walk and trot, and an "intermediate" group option, where the test will include canter.


SESSION DATES:

June 10-14: HPHW #1, Beginner/Novice Week, AGES 6-10.......$350


June 17-20: HPHW #2, Quadrille Week (MUST be able to steer at the canter), NOVICE/ADVANCED........$200


June 24-28: HPHW #3, Dressage IEA Week (must be going into 4th-12th grade in the fall, and MUST be able to steer at the trot, minimally), NOVICE/ADVANCED.......$350


July 1-3: HPHW #4, Adult Horse Week (5-8pm).........$275


July 8-11: HPHW #5, Crossrail/Show Prep Week (MUST be able to steer at the canter, minimally), NOVICE/ADVANCED........$350


July 15-19: HPHW #6, Beginner/Novice Week, AGES 10-15........$350


July 22-26: HPHW #7, Beginner/Novice Week, AGES 6-10..........$350


ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BRING:

- Sack Lunch

- Riding Helmet if you own one; if not, a public one will be provided

- Water Bottle

- Sunscreen

- BEGINNER/NOVICE SESSIONS should bring a clean white t-shirt to tie-dye on Monday

- BEGINNER/NOVICE SESSIONS should bring a swimsuit and towel Wednesday and Thursday for water games

- Dressage IEA Week AND Crossrail/Show Prep Week: Wednesday night will be a cookout and sleepover at the barn, followed by a mock horse show on Thursday morning; participants of those sessions should bring tents/sleeping bags/hammocks (whatever they want to sleep in) on Wednesday when they are dropped off for the day


ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR:

BEGINNER/NOVICE WEEKS (M-F, 9am-2pm):

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ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BRING

- Sack Lunch


- Riding Helmet if you own one; if not, a public one will be provided


- Water Bottle


- Sunscreen


- Clean white t-shirt to tie-dye on Monday


- Swimsuit and towel Wednesday and Thursday for water games

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR


- Long pants or breeches


- Boots or shoes with at least a half-inch heel (cowboy boots work great for the beginner/novice sessions, unless they already have paddock boots) kids may NOT ride in sneakers


- Shorts and light clothing may be worn after horse activities conclude (recommended); closed-toe shoes are preferred

Each day begins at 9:00am.  Please be 15 minutes early on the first day so we can take care of registration.  You may pick your student up between 2:00-2:30pm at the end of each day.  There will be a $25 fee per day for students picked up after 3:00pm.

Friday at 1:00, parents are invited to come watch "pony games," which will exhibit skills that the riders will learn throughout the week, in a fun and competitive format



 


QUADRILLE WEEK (M-TH, 12-4pm):

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- Participants MUST be able to steer at the trot in order to register for this week!


- Students should wear paddock boots and half chaps, if they are not already wearing tall boots

- Part of this week will be more of a "classroom" setting as the riders design their own group pattern to ride; they will then choose music to ride the pattern to

- If we have enough participants, we will divide the riders into 2 teams, and will have 2 different Quadrille performances on Thursday


- Thursday 3:00pm Quadrille Week, the students will perform the quadrille that they will have practiced all week.  Parents are encouraged to attend the quadrille performance!


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Dressage IEA Week (M-TH, 12-4pm; F 8am-2pm)


- Students MUST be able to steer at the trot in order to participate in this week

- Students should wear paddock boots and half chaps, if they are not already wearing tall boots

- Monday-Thursday will familiarize riders with the IEA Dressage format

- Friday will incorporate a FIELD TRIP, a mini dressage IEA show, where riders will be judged and scored on their dressage tests and will ride in DSE classes, and a trail ride

- Friday 2:30pm will be an IEA Parent Informational Meeting


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Crossrail/Show Prep Week (M-TU 12-4pm; W 12pm-dark; TH 7am-12pm)

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- Students MUST be able to steer at the canter, minimally, in order to participate in this week

- Students should wear paddock boots and half chaps, if they are not already wearing tall boots

- Wednesday after riding, we will do a giant slip n slide; participants should bring sunscreen, swimsuits, towels, and water shoes on Wednesday


- Wednesday night will be a cookout and sleepover at the barn; participants should bring tents/sleeping bags/hammocks (whatever they want to sleep in) on Wednesday when they are dropped off for the day

- Thursday 11:00am mock horse show; families are welcome to attend and watch!


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Adult Horse Week (M-W, 5-8pm)

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- Each evening will conclude with light dinner and drinks

- Participants will learn a dressage test of their choosing (with guidance from Megan), and will then choose a song they would like to perform the dressage test to (Alex can help with that!)

- Wednesday 6:00pm performance; families are welcome to attend and watch!

- Cost includes T-shirt, food, drinks

- If this week has higher temperatures, we will relocate the whole thing to the indoor arena; we will make that decision the weekend before


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LOCATION OF HORSE WEEKS: High Point Farm Riding Academy—3551 Colham Ferry Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

***this is NOT the mailing address for checks; please see below for that***


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A link for Photos from each session will be emailed to the parents after the photos are edited and uploaded

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Please mail a NONREFUNDABLE check (made out to High Point Farm, Inc) for the $50 registration fee (taken out of final session total) to:


High Point Farm

1051 Saxon Rd

Watkinsville, GA 30677


***MAILING ADDRESS ONLY, NOT THE LOCATION OF HORSE WEEKS; PLEASE SEE ABOVE ADDRESS FOR LOCATION OF HORSE WEEKS***


If you prefer to pay via credit card, please contact Greg Thaxton at ThaxtonHPF@aol.com 


VENMO: @highpointfarm-1993 (PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS PAYMENT FOR HORSE WEEKS, AND INCLUDE YOUR RIDER'S FIRST NAME)


The remaining amount due is to be brought via cash, venmo, or check on the first day of session, as well as this completed waiver for High Point, if you don't have a recent one on file with us already:




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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $50 OFF if you register before April 1 for June sessions, or before May 1 for July sessions.

SIBLING DISCOUNT: $50 OFF for each additional child.

you may use one discount per child per week (ie: either early bird or sibling, but not both)





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