Carol Retzer (785) 215 2296
Rick Antisdel (785) 215-4708
Early Bird discount registrations MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than 5/1/2017.
All other registrations are due by June 1, 2017. Space is limited, so reserve early!!
RIDING SESSIONS will be one hour in length, with 2 to 3 riders per lesson. Lessons are tailored to student’s needs and interests. For riders new to Centered Riding, Intro to Centered Riding is offered. For qualified riders with previous Centered Riding experience from Centered Riding Lessons and/or CR Clinics, we offer Continuing Centered Riding sessions.
|Early Bird Discount registration fee $240||$_____Pd in full and postmarked by 5/1/2017|
|Registration received after 5/1/20176 $275||$______Pd in full by June 1, 2017|
|Stabling: $20/day per stall $15/day per pen per horse||$______|
|School horse rental $25/day per horse||$______|
|Auditors: $30/day if paid by 5/1/2017|
$45/day if paid after 5/1/2017
Horse must be able to work safely in a group, must be able to at least walk and trot safely in a group, and must not be disruptive or a danger to others in the class. If you’re new to Centered Riding,we recommend that you ride a fairly well trained horse during the clinic, that will allow you to work on yourself, as you learn Centered Riding skills. Stallions are not permitted. Horses should be current on all vaccinations and worming; current Proof of Negative Coggins and Health Certificate are required for all clinic horses. A few school horses are available for use in the clinic for a charge of $25/day. Please contact Carol Retzer for more information.
Some stabling is available on site. Costs: Stalls: $20/day; Individual Pens: $15/day. Stall bedding is available for purchase; please clean your own stall. Horses hauling in and out each day should be tied to trailer in parking areas (or in trailer). Overnight camping for riders is an option, but please reserve a pen or stall for your horse’s overnight stay.
We offer a catered lunch at the clinic for $12/day/person. Light breakfast is provided to riders.
We now offer our B & I Bunkhouse for overnight accomodations. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Additional lodging at Lamont Hill Resort, 785 828 3131.
Salt Creek Ranch, 4215 E. 245th, Lyndon, KS 66451
Centered Riding Lessons are available (day or days): First priority for lessons will be given to clinic riders. Please call ahead to reserve your space.
Audio and videotaping of riding sessions only is permitted for personal use; not for sale or commercial purposes.
Clinic Applications must be received and paid in full by June 1, 2017. After the deadline, applications will be accepted only if clinic space is still open. When the clinic is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.
With your registration, you’re purchasing a space in this clinic. Refunds will not be made unless your space can be filled from a waiting list or you can find a replacement for your clinic space.
Riding Position & Balance
Security & Confidence
Horse’s Performance & Response to Your Aids
Please make check payable to Salt Creek Ranch, 4215 E. 245th St., Lyndon, KS 66451
LEVEL 3 CENTERED RIDING INSTRUCTOR & CLINICIAN
Level 4 Centered Riding Apprentice Instructor
Salt Creek Ranch is pleased to offer riding instruction by Carol Retzer, Osage County’s first Certified Level I Centered Riding instructor. Centered Riding is used successfully by riders and instructors of all ages, interests, and levels, from pleasure riders to international competitors, and in therapeutic riding. It can be applied to any type of horse or horsemanship. Most of all, it makes riding more enjoyable for horses and riders. Centered Riding techniques help promote suppleness, stability, and clearer aids, making riding more comfortable for both horse and rider. These techniques can increase confidence and enjoyment and release tension in horses and riders, making training easier. They also help people cope with old injuries or chronic conditions that cause pain during or after riding. Centering and grounding techniques from the oriental martial arts are used along with body awareness, mental imagery and sports psychology. Through increasing body awareness, inhibiting old patterns, and replacing them with a more balanced, free, and coordinated use of self, both horse and rider can move more freely and comfortably, and develop their best performance.
If you’re new to Centered Riding, we recommend you ride a fairly well trained horse during the clinic,
that will allow you to work on yourself, as you learn Centered Riding skills.
Carol O’Donnell Wilson is a certified Level 3 Centered Riding Instructor, a Level 4 Apprentice Instructor, and Guild Certified TTEAM Practitioner 2. She has more than 35 years of experience riding, training, competing, teaching and coaching in multiple disciplines of riding. She has studied riding, teaching and horse training techniques under numerous riders and instructors of national and international acclaim. Areas of special interest and education are Classical Riding, Dressage, Hunt Seat and Jumping, Western, Pilates, Centered Riding and TTEAM.
Carol has combined her degree in Communications with her years of equine experience and training to develop an effective, fun and supportive learning environment for horse and rider. She specializes in improving performance by teaching riders how to develop a more balanced, centered riding position, how to communicate clearly with their horses, and to better understand how horses think and behave. The result is enhanced performance and a harmonious partnership of horse and rider.
Carol teaches riders of all disciplines, from novice to advanced, as well as teaching other riding instructors. As she teaches, Carol has a knack for connecting with both horse and rider; identifying and unlocking issues that can help them progress in their performance and partnership. She is clear and concise in her presentations, offering information in ways that students easily understand. Her supportive teaching style and sense of humor combine to create fun with equine education.
Carol conducts Centered Riding Clinics and TTEAM workshops around the U.S. as well as teaching lessons and clinics at her own farm. Carol and her husband Chuck, make their home in Meriden, Kansas.