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Civilian Sensory Training Clinic (Novice)
Kentucky Horse Park, Covered Arena
February 16, 2013 8am-5pm
School your horse with the same sensory training techniques the mounted police use to train their horses. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Riders work at their own speed and comfort level. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. Must be 21 years old to participate.
* The maximum number of participants will be 25ppl, but there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations, to be called on a first come, first served basis. Cancellations 30 days out will receive a full refund; cancellations 29-10 days out will receive a $75 refund.
Please submit this form with your payment of $150 (includes welcome reception, breakfast, lunch and stall) and the following items:
Make check payable to Kentucky Horse Park (or KHP) and mail to: Kentucky Horse Park
Attn: Sherry Logan
4089 Iron Works Pkwy.
Lexington, KY 40511
Use a separate form for each rider. Please fill out all information and print legibly.
City_________________________________________ State_______ Zip Code_____________
Email (we prefer to contact you via email)_____________________________________________
Phone (cell preferred)______________________________________________________________
Horse’s name (barn name/nickname is fine)_____________________________________________
Age and breed of horse_____________________________________________________________
Check the description that best fits your horse:
1.___ Calm, adjusts well to new settings, has been frequently exposed to new sites, sounds, environments.
2.___ Basically calm, but not exposed to new surroundings often or does not react well to new environments.
3.___ Nervous, spooky and very uncomfortable with new surroundings and unfamiliar objects.
4.___ Has your horse ridden in company (with other horses)?
The undersigned Releasor, in consideration of being allowed to participate in the training course for civilian equestrians to be conducted by the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 16th, 2013, to hereby warrant and represent as follows:
1) I am fully aware that equestrian events such as the training course involve certain inherent risks
which I assume by participating in the training course.
2) I am aware that the sponsors and instructors in the training course for civilian equestrians do not have the duty to eliminate all risk of injury of participation in said course. There are inherent risks of injuries which I voluntarily accept by participating in the course.
3) The undersigned Releasor on behalf of himself or herself and on behalf of his or her spouse, legal representative, heirs and assigns, hereby releases, waives and discharges the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, the Kentucky Horse Park, its officials, supervisors, employees, representatives, departments and divisions, including but not limited to, its Mounted Police (hereinafter “Releasees”) who participate as instructors in the training course for civilian equestrians for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or damages resulting therefrom, on accountof injury to Releasor’s person or property, even injury resulting in the death of the Releasor, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise while Releasor is participating in the training course for civilian equestrian.
4) Releasor agrees to indemnify the Releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to the presence of Releasor in or upon the training course for civilian equestrians whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.
5) Releasor hereby assumes full responsibility for the risk of bodily injury, death or property damage due to the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise while in or upon Kentucky Horse Park participating in the training course for civilian equestrian.
6) Releasor expressly agrees that this release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Signed of this _____ day of _______________, 20___.
Name of Releasor (Print)
Signature of Releasor
2013 KHP Mounted Police Sensory Clinic Schedule
Friday, February 15, 2013
4:00-7:00 Covered Arena Club Lounge
Saturday, February, 16, 2013
08:00-08:30 Covered Arena Club Lounge
Coffee/Donuts/ Introductions/Late Registration
08:30-09:00 Groundwork Demonstration
09:00-09:30 Prepare Mounts for Instruction
09:30-10:45 Group A (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
Group B (Equitation)
Group C (Troop Drill)
11:00-12:15 Group A (Equitation)
Group B (Troop Drill)
Group C (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
1:30-1:45 Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:45-3:00 Group A (Troop Drill)
Group B (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
Group C (Equitation)
3:00-4:00 Optional Obstacle competition/games
Captain Lisa Rakes: 859-576-4429
All participants will be furnished a 10x10 stall (asphalt flooring) in an open shed-row style barn. Water will be available from a freeze-proof hydrant at the end of each barn. You will need to provide your own bedding and water/feed buckets. Shavings and/or feed can also be purchased from our on-site concessionaire, Devers, by calling 859.233.9702. Stalls will be on a first-come, first-served basis but there will be plenty available. Working out of your trailer is also permitted.
Medical coverage will be provided by Safety Tec, Inc. during clinic hours. An EMT will be on-site and readily available. They can also be reached at 859.321.1963.
Helmets! They are required!
12 ft. lead
Regular tack, feed/water buckets, etc.
*Additional information regarding the Kentucky Horse Park rules/regulations can be viewed at www.kyhorsepark.com.
Mounted Police Instructors
Mounted Police Instructors for this year’s sensory clinic have extensive knowledge policing from horseback and in teaching civilian sensory clinics. The instructors will utilize techniques from the ground and under saddle to teach and build confidence in the horse to become a willing partner over and through various obstacles. The instructors have not only trained their respective units, but have trained mounted police officers and civilians from around the country and Canada over the years.
Captain Lisa Rakes
Sgt Dan Haun
Officer David Johnson
Trooper Roy Foster, Jr.
Nancy Bowling – Has worked in various areas of the horse industry in Lexington, KY including supervising and teaching a NARHA accredited riding program and in member services for the American Hanoverian Society. She has been a Pony Club instructor, club leader and clinician. She rode with dressage master horseman Ed Rothkranz until his recent death.
Karen Covington – Officer Covington retired from the Lexington Division of Police in 2004, with twenty-five years of service to the community. She also served in the Mounted Police Unit during her time there. She has ridden and owned horses for thirty years and has completed many schools and clinics in furtherance of the equine educations. She has attended numerous dressage clinics and competes with various clinicians locally in dressage.
WHO: Clinicians from the Mounted Police in Lexington, Philadelphia, the U.S. Park Service, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
WHAT: Sensory training clinic open to the public, for horses of all breeds and disciplines. Improve your horse's self-confidence and obedience to your aids. Training is done in-hand and under saddle. Riders are encouraged to work at their own pace/comfort level. Safety and building the horse’s trust is our first priority. Your riding skills will also get a boost during the equitation session with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
WHEN: Sunday & Monday October 16 & 17, 2011
WHERE: Kentucky Horse Park
WHY: This clinic will help horses remain composed and obedient when confronting unfamiliar stimuli and objects.
HOW: For information contact: Anne Anderson 859/299-5744 or
http://www.friendslexingtonmountedpolice.org/assets/pdf_files/2011%20Fall_Sensory_Clinic_cover_page_registration_forms_map.pdf Auditors are welcome but must also register.