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Events Schedule - Summer 2019

Ian Kerr Showjumping Lessons


Wednesday 24 July from 5pm - international competitor and coach Ian Kerr is coming to give show jumping lessons at Lessans! Limited slots will be available for private or joint private lessons (two people). Small group sessions will also be available on demand.
Private - £45
Joint private - £35 per person
Group - £30 per person
Lessons will last approx. 45mins to 1 hour.
Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. All lessons MUST be booked and paid for in advance; PM the Lessans facebook page to reserve and pay for your space.

Have A Go Dressage Competition (on grass)

Sunday 28 July @ 1pm - another welcome opportunity to test your dressage skills in an easy-going, encouraging, relaxed atmosphere - and this time on grass! Ride your test and then, along with your score sheet, receive additional feedback/instruction on problem areas from our judges if required. Tests will be:
BRC Walk/Trot (2014)
BD Prelim 4 (2002)
BD Novice 27 (2007)
This fun competition is particularly good for those new to dressage, young horses, the ring-rusty or those thinking of moving up a dressage level; but of course, everyone is very welcome to come along and Have A Go!
£10 per test - MUST be booked in advance by Thursday 25 July.

Lessans Summer Show

Sunday 18 August from 10am - join us once again for our annual Summer Show!

Ring 1 (sand arena) - Show Jumping (from 10.00am)
Assisted/unassisted cross-poles
1.10m on demand

Ring 2 - Working Hunter (from 10am) NIF Qualifiers
70cm (NON qualifier)
Festival 80cm
Festival 90cm (to include Small Horse – height cert req.; and also RH2RH All-Ireland Performance qualifier – two highest TBs placed to qualify)
Festival 1m
Festival Cradle Stakes (max 67cm)
Festival Starter/Nursery Stakes (max 75cm)
Festival 133cm (max 90cm)
Festival 143cm (max 1m)

Ring 3 – Ridden Showing (from 11am)
Lead Rein
First Ridden / Family Pony
Riding Pony
M&M (all breeds/heights)
Fancy Dress
Small Riding Horse / Ladies Hack
Ridden Hunter (all weights; classes will be split if enough entries)
Side Saddle (horse or pony)
Cobs (show & traditional; classes will be split if enough entries)
Coloured (horse or pony; classes will be split if enough entries)
Veteran (horse or pony aged 16+)

Ring 4 – Racehorse To Riding Horse (from 12.30pm)
Retraining/Novice (ITM Championship qualifier)
Open Ridden (ITM Championship qualifier)
Unraced TBs
The two highest-placed TBs in the 90cm Horse Working Hunter class will also qualify for the performance class at Iverk for the All-Ireland Final.
Please contact Julie Morris for all RH2RH enquiries

Ridden Showing: £10 per class
Show jumping: £10 per class
Working Hunter: £15 per class
Entries on the field. Everyone very welcome!

Kids Summer Camp

23, 24 & 25 August - Lessans famous Kids Summer Camp is back once again! Join us for a series of practical and theory lessons including flatwork, jumping and cross-country, as well as games, camping out and, of course, loads of fun with friends!
Open up to age 18 and all abilities (riders will be split into appropriate groups) and everyone is more than welcome, whether you're a Lessans livery or not! Confirmed instructors so far will be Philippa Auret, Margie Lowry and Ron Schaeffer.

Thursday 22 Aug (PRE-CAMP PREP EVENING): Come to the yard from 6pm to pitch your tent! You will then head home to get a good night's sleep before the Camp proper kicks off the next day.
Ponies are welcome to stay over during Camp - turnout space will be made available (you will need to help construct turnout pens) and haylage for the duration can be purchased from Lessans. If you intend your pony to stay, please contact Philly to inform her in advance.

Friday 23 Aug: Day One will kick off from 9am, for a full day of Camp activities, including two lessons and a lecture, as well as a fun evening activity.
For those parents who wish to, you are welcome to come and stay in the tents overnight with your kids (possibly an option for our younger Campers).

Saturday 24 Aug: Day Two will be another full day of Camp activities and a BBQ dinner; we are also hoping to plan an evening trip to the Let's Go Hydro Water Park at Carryduff (this will require an extra charge for entry and wetsuit hire). If you wish your child to take part in this activity, please contact Philly in advance as we will need to know numbers for booking purposes.

Sunday 25 Aug: Day Three will see Campers taking part in a fun mini-show to demonstrate all their new-found skills!

Ann in our on-site Nosebag Cafe will providing a meal deal option for Campers, which will include Friday lunch and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and BBQ dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch, at a cost of £10 per day (menu details will be posted separately on the Lessans facebook event page). If you would like to choose this option, please book with Philly or Ann in advance. Alternatively, you can make your own eating arrangements - the Nosebag Cafe will be open as normal for the duration of Camp.

Tent, mat, sleeping bag, etc.
Riding clothes
Casual clothes
Swimwear (plus wetsuit if you have one)
Towels & any toiletries you will need
Eating utensils - plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon, cup, etc. (non-breakable please)
Water bucket for pony
Food for pony (plus haylage if you wish, or can be purchased on-site)
Sinker for tethering if possible AND/OR electric fencing to make your own turnout pen

For any questions or to book any of the additional activities/options, please contact Philly ASAP.
£120 per participant. Own horse/pony required; spaces MUST be booked before Friday 9 August by phoning Philly on t: 07808923894.

Adult Summer Camp

31 Aug & 1 Sept - join us for our annual adult (or, as we like to call ourselves, 'big kids' camp! Participants will be split into groups according to ability, and will receive two lessons per day in flatwork, showjumping or cross-country with our experienced instructors, plus a practical lecture or demonstration each day. Our on-site Nosebag Cafe will be open for food and refreshments. If enough demand, a Friday evening lesson can also be arranged.
£100 per person. Open to all abilities, age 18+ and MUST be booked in advance by phone or facebook message before 16 August.

For more information on events, contact Philippa Auret at Lessans Riding Stables on 07808923894. And don't forget to follow us on facebook for our most up-to-date news!