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Events Calendar


This page features a list of our up and coming events, lessons, clinics, camps, competitions etc as currently scheduled for the next few months. Keep an eye on this page as new events are being added all the time!
For further details about what is involved in our lessons, clinics and camps please also refer to our Rider Coaching page and the Clinics & Camps page.

Note: All downloadable files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Please contact us if you are having trouble viewing any files.
 

> FEBRUAY 2018


> SUMMER TWILIGHT JUMPING SERIES FEBRUARY 2018
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th February.

(See also Waitangi Day 6th Feb Event listed below)

Our annual summer Twilight Jumping Series will be run through Tuesday nights in February. Location: 3 Wires Road, Paeroa.
Practise Showjumping rounds start from 4pm at 60cms.
Judged Showjumping classes start at 5pm. Classes: 70cms, 80cms, 90cms, 1m, 1.10m.
Derby Course (non-judged): Open from 4pm.
All welcome, kids and adults, horses and ponies all compete together.

Each evening is a stand-alone event but the whole 4 night series is also run as a point accumulator for which we hold a fun prizegiving and donate awesome prizes to the Top 10 series winners on the final evening on 27th Feb.
Fun Derby course also available (small logs, showjumps and natural obstacles in a gently rolling paddock) - this is not judged, just for fun.
Professionally run, low-key, friendly, supportive competition series. Ideal outings for young horses and riders. Great facilities and atmosphere.

FEES:
Ground Fee: $10 per rider.
Showjumping Entry Fees: $5 per SJ/Practise class.
(maximum 3 SJ competition classes per combination).
Derby Course: $10 per combination.

Enter on the night. All welcome! See you there!


> WAITANGI DAY - DERBY AND SHOWJUMPING DAY, 6TH FEBRUARY 2018
6th February.

This year the first day of our annual summer Twilight Jumping Series (held every Tuesday evening through February - see above Event) coincides with the public holiday Waitangi Day Feb 6th, so we have decided to run a full day programme including the Derby Course and Showjumping classes.

DERBY COURSE: OPEN FROM 10AM - 12PM.
Approx. 24 fence Showjumping Derby featuring a fun course of logs and showjumps set across gently rolling paddocks. Jumps range from approx 60cms - 90cms with most larger jumps having a smaller option available. Fantastic fun for all ages and levels. This will be a NON-JUDGED practise round type class, just for fun. Ideal practise leading up to our Showjumping Derby Competition (date for that to be confirmed, probably late March/April 2018).

SHOWJUMPING CLASSES (Day 1 of Twilight Jumping Series).
- Beginner Practise Rounds (non-judged cross-rails 40cms - 60cms): 10am - 12pm.
- Twilight Series Competition Practise Rounds (non-judged 65cms): 1pm - 2pm.
- First Class Showjumping Competition: Starts 2pm sharp. 6 classes available from 70cms to 1.10m.

FEES:
Ground Fee: $10 per rider.
Showjumping Entry Fees: $5 per SJ/Practise class. (maximum 3 competition classes per combination).
Derby Course: $10 per combination.

Enter on the day. All ages and levels welcome! Come along and make a fun day of it. Great facilities, toilets and yards onsite.
Note: Yards are limited so need to be reserved IN ADVANCE by contacting us otherwise are given out on a first in first served basis.

Waitangi Day Derby & Showjumping Day
- Click to download Waitangi Day Derby & Showjumping Flyer
(PDF 616kb)



> ADULT RIDER EMPOWERMENT CAMP

10th & 11th February 2018.

Objective: To support and encourage adult horse riders (age approx 21 and over) who show enthusiasm to advance their horse knowledge, management, safety and riding skills, incorporated with fun and interesting personal development discussions and exercises, to lead towards improved overall confidence with horses and self empowerment. Horses can teach us so much about ourselves and this camp will help give you an insight into this!

This very unique and intensive camp is limited to a maximum of 12 riders and will include group lessons per day (horsemanship groundwork, flatwork and/or jumping) as well as fun unmounted group exercises, daily discussions on a variety of topics, plus either a shared BBQ evening meal or a group dinner at the local pub (to be confirmed closer to time).
Great confidence building and personal discovery camp. Ideal for adults looking to gain confidence with horses from all aspects, whether riding for pleasure and seeking to improve or working towards low level competitions and outings etc, and anyone keen to discover more about their relationship with their horse and spend a fantastic weekend in a positive, supportive environment with like-minded people.

All enquiries welcome.
Bookings for this special camp are taken on a first in first served basis.

- Please contact us prior to booking to confirm there is still a place available.

Adult Rider Empowerment Camp February 2018
- Click to download Adult Rider Empowerment Camp Booking Form
(PDF 65kb)


> FEBRUARY 2 DAY RIDING CLINIC AND CAMP
24th & 25th February 2018.

This 2 day February Clinic and Camp is a great chance to come and enjoy the gorgeous Maratoto Valley this summer while progressing you and your horse in some professional lessons.
Jumping Lessons, Derby / X-Country Lessons, Flatwork Lessons and Practical Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons available at this clinic. Choose either 2 or 3 lessons you'd like to participate in over the 2 days.

All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This 2 Day clinic and camp will consist of you particpating in one or two group lessons per day while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous river next to the campsite, have some fun riding around the Derby course, explore the local bush walks and surroundings, and meet new like-minded people around the BBQ area at night.

Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun holiday out of it.
Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment.)

Chester Farm 2 Day February Riding Clinic & Camp
- Click to Download Feb Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 856kb)
- Click to Download Feb Clinic Booking Form (PDF 454kb)


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 

 

> MARCH 2018


> COME MEET US AT HORSE OF YEAR SHOW!
13th to 18th March 2018, Hawkes Bay Showgrounds.

We will be at the Horse Of Year show, Hastings Showground, March 13th to 18th at Trade Site H09 - 10 next to the Showjumping arena.
Please come say hi, have a look at our photo displays and information on our riding lessons, clinics, camps and events, book your Pony Club or Riding Group camp for the autumn or next season, watch our Country Calendar episode, learn about Contact CARE for humans and horses or have a treatment with Greg on the spot, as well as check out the Smokey Goat Topping Mowers and Paddock Groomer horse manure collector machines for your property pasture management.
We will be onsite all week assisting friends and riders that we coach in their competitions as well as meeting new people at the trade stand. Look forward to a great week and seeing you there!


> THE GREAT EASTER DERBY - LESSONS AND COMPETITION
Tentatively scheduled for 30th March (Lessons) & 31st March (Derby Competition)

We are planning to hold a day of derby/x-country style lessons on Good Friday 30th March, followed by Easter Derby Competition day on 31st March.

Approx. 24 fence Showjumping Derby featuring a fun course of logs, natural jumps and showjumps set across gently rolling paddocks. Fantastic fun for all ages and levels. Classes will probably range from approx 60cms - 1.10m.

Rosettes and Prizemoney will be up for grabs.

Details to be confirmed.... watch this space!


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private or group lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 

 

> APRIL 2018

 

> ADULT RIDER EMPOWERMENT CAMP
Tentatively scheduled for 7th & 8th April 2018.

Objective: To support and encourage adult horse riders (age approx 21 and over) who show enthusiasm to advance their horse knowledge, management, safety and riding skills, incorporated with fun and interesting personal development discussions and exercises, to lead towards improved overall confidence with horses and self empowerment. Horses can teach us so much about ourselves and this camp will help give you an insight into this!

This very unique and intensive camp is limited to a maximum of 12 riders and will include group lessons per day (horsemanship groundwork, flatwork and/or jumping) as well as fun unmounted group exercises, daily discussions on a variety of topics, plus either a shared BBQ evening meal or a group dinner at the local pub (to be confirmed closer to time).
Great confidence building and personal discovery camp. Ideal for adults looking to gain confidence with horses from all aspects, whether riding for pleasure and seeking to improve or working towards low level competitions and outings etc, and anyone keen to discover more about their relationship with their horse and spend a fantastic weekend in a positive, supportive environment with like-minded people.

All enquiries welcome.
Bookings for this special camp are taken on a first in first served basis.

- Please contact us prior to booking to confirm there is still a place available.

Adult Rider Empowerment Camp April 2018
- Click to download Adult Rider Empowerment Camp Booking Form
(PDF 65kb)




> AUTUMN 3 DAY RIDING CLINIC AND CAMP
20th, 21st & 22nd April 2018.

Our annual 3 day Autumn Clinic and Camp is always a fun chance to progress both you and your horse in some professional lessons while enjoying the beautiful Maratoto Valley and local activities.

Jumping Lessons, Flatwork Lessons and Practical Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons available. Choose either 3 or 4 lessons you'd like to participate in over the 3 days.

All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This 3 Day clinic and camp will consist of you particpating in one or two group lessons per day while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous river next to the campsite, have some fun riding around the Derby course, explore the local bush walks and surroundings, and meet new like-minded people around the BBQ area at night.

Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun holiday out of it.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment.)

Chester Farm 3 Day Autumn Riding Clinic & Camp April 2018
- Click to Download April Autumn 3 Day Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 742kb)
- Click to Download April Autumn 3 Day Clinic Booking Form (PDF 438kb)


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 
Further events for 2018 will be added as we confirm them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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