Clinics Held at Brandreth Farms

Under one roof – arena floor 250′ x 125′ plus 22 stalls & elevated viewing room, climate controlled with full kitchen and seating for your convenience. Ladies and men’s restrooms with a shower in each area, and full trailer hook-ups available. Contact us for more information on how to book a clinic with us at Brandreth Farms.

BRANDRETH FARMS REQUIRES HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR HORSES COMING IN FROM OUT OF STATE FOR ALL CLINICS, ALONG WITH NEGATIVE COGGINS FOR ALL HORSES.

 

Scheduled Clinics at Brandreth Farms

 

March 15 – 17th 2024

Ron McLoughlin Classical Stock Seat Riding

Ron’s clinics are three days of very intense multi-subject concept instruction. At some facilities, our sponsors have horses that can be leased for the clinic, but normally students are on their own horses, with generally 15 to 30 riders in attendance.

Clinics are capable of handling all levels of riders at the same time, and one of the easiest ways to get quality time for a reasonable price. Clinics are meant to be a shot  in the arm for your riding program, for the purpose of improving your riding skills and increasing your knowledge. The atmosphere of the clinic is conducive for learning and reinforces the educational process  the weekend, by setting and reaching reasonable objectives for each rider, as an individual.  The principles we use of suppleness and obedience are safe, humane, and enjoyable for horse and rider. The basic format of our three day riding clinic is as follows:

Daily format:     9:00-11:30am Riding session
12:30-1:30pm video/lecture sessions
2:00-4:00pm Riding session

Contact Nathan;  706-897-5913   nathan.stephany2020@yahoo.com

 

March 22 – 24 2024

Mounted Shooting Retreat Weekend with Courtney Chapman

Courtney Chapman has been competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting (CMSA) for years.  She currently rides at the highest level of CMSA competition, Ladies Level 6.  She has trained many new shooters who compete at the major CMSA events across the nation.  Competitors use two single action .45 revolvers loaded with specially formulated black powder blanks to break balloon targets.  Mounted shooting requires skill in both horsemanship and marksmanship.

  •  Daily Shooting Practice – Including drills, stages, strategy and more.
  • All Levels Welcome (horses must be gun broke).
  • Limited to 15 Riders.
  • Starts Friday @ 3 PM

$450 Includes:  100 rounds of ammo, 1 horse stall, 1 RV spot, dinner Friday – lunch and dinner Saturday – lunch on Sunday.

Non – riding guests are welcome ($75 for dining).  $100 non-refundable deposit.

Contact Courtney to reserve your spot, 706-302-1227

 

May 4 – 5 2024

Beginners Mounted Shooting & Fun Clinic with Courtney Chapman

Contact Courtney for the daily format of this clinic and to reserve your spot, 706-302-1227

 

June 21 – 23 2024

Ron McLoughlin Classical Stock Seat Riding

Ron’s clinics are three days of very intense multi-subject concept instruction. At some facilities, our sponsors have horses that can be leased for the clinic, but normally students are on their own horses, with generally 15 to 30 riders in attendance.

Clinics are capable of handling all levels of riders at the same time, and one of the easiest ways to get quality time for a reasonable price. Clinics are meant to be a shot  in the arm for your riding program, for the purpose of improving your riding skills and increasing your knowledge. The atmosphere of the clinic is conducive for learning and reinforces the educational process  the weekend, by setting and reaching reasonable objectives for each rider, as an individual.  The principles we use of suppleness and obedience are safe, humane, and enjoyable for horse and rider. The basic format of our three day riding clinic is as follows:

Daily format:     9:00-11:30am Riding session
12:30-1:30pm video/lecture sessions
2:00-4:00pm Riding session

Contact Nathan;  706-897-5913   nathan.stephany2020@yahoo.com

 

August 10 – 11 2024

Mounted Shooting & Fun Clinic with Courtney Chapman

Details coming soon

 

October 18 – 20 2024

Ron McLoughlin Classical Stock Seat Riding

Ron’s clinics are three days of very intense multi-subject concept instruction. At some facilities, our sponsors have horses that can be leased for the clinic, but normally students are on their own horses, with generally 15 to 30 riders in attendance.

Clinics are capable of handling all levels of riders at the same time, and one of the easiest ways to get quality time for a reasonable price. Clinics are meant to be a shot  in the arm for your riding program, for the purpose of improving your riding skills and increasing your knowledge. The atmosphere of the clinic is conducive for learning and reinforces the educational process  the weekend, by setting and reaching reasonable objectives for each rider, as an individual.  The principles we use of suppleness and obedience are safe, humane, and enjoyable for horse and rider. The basic format of our three day riding clinic is as follows:

Daily format:     9:00-11:30am Riding session
12:30-1:30pm video/lecture sessions
2:00-4:00pm Riding session

Contact Nathan;  706-897-5913  nathan.stephany2020@yahoo.com

 

November 9 – 10 2024

Comprehensive Horsemanship Clinic with Bill Richey – click here for Bill’s photo gallery

National Mounted Police Services, Inc.

Clinic Overview

This combined clinic is divided into five sections
1. Horse Physiology and Psychology
2. Equitation Techniques
3. Mounted Drill
4. Mounted Obstacles
5. Mounted Sensory

  1. Horse Physiology and Psychology

The first lesson “Horse Physiology and Psychology” covers the physical attributes of the horse relating to equine vision. The thought process is also examined. The horse’s “eye” and how it relates to “fight or flight” is one of the least understood aspects of training. This, along with the role played by the horses “instinctual vision”, is used in developing the proper authority by the rider/handler. The herd instinct that naturally occurred in equine evolution is used as a tool in aiding, instead of hindering, the rider. This lesson enables the human to clearly understand his or her role in developing the horse’s confidence in the rider and\or handler. Further, the psychological aspects relating to the horse’s brain and how it (the brain) functions and why its understanding is paramount to solving the “spooking issues” that all horses have undergone.

  1. Equitation Techniques

Civilians are trained using the same methods employed by successful mounted police officers throughout the world. This style of riding is called the “Military Seat”. Every rider understands that to get the horse to perform any “duty” the rider must give one or more signals for the horse to comprehend the “task at hand”. The task(s) in this area of the course are designed to not only instill confidence in the horse and the rider, it is also used when introducing the horse to sensory and obstacle training. Basically, there must be a clear and concise methodology in communicating the riders’ instructions. The equitation techniques used to teach in this section of the course are proven to work using a combination of weight, balance, light hands and body position.

  1. Mounted Drill

Mounted Drill is used in the training of horses and riders to put to practical use the knowledge gained by the riders in the “equitation” component of the course. Combining equitation and mounted drill teaches the horse to work more freely with the horses around them. This working knowledge, along with the use of the horses instinct to interact with the herd, reinforces the horses ability to negotiate obstacles and sensory training that comes later in the course.

  1. Mounted Obstacles

Riders and mounts will learn to negotiate obstacles such as barricades, vehicles, bridges, teeter-totters and hanging tarps. As in the training of the police mount, these obstacles are not only used, they are combined as the course progresses. This means, for instance, walking over a wooden bridge while walking under a hanging tarp. It is imperative that the rider be able to control every movement his or her horse makes in order to effectively instruct the mount. This is accomplished by using the dill training, horse psychology and the equitation techniques taught in the previous lessons.

  1. Mounted Sensory

Sensory obstacle training differs from physical obstacle training in that this training is the use of perceived obstructions as opposed to physical obstructions. The use of tactile obstacles, different noises, smoke, flares that produce smoke and fumes are used to present new visual, auditory, and smell challenges for the horse to overcome. Like all obstacles, they are introduced slowly, and, after proper training, are combined with the physical obstacles to improve both the rider and mounts confidence and understanding of each other.

Combination of Training

Finally, as all the above tasks are completed, they are combined. Before the course is through, horses and riders will ride over teeter-totter bridges, walk through smoke and toward police lights and sirens while maintaining their place in the drill. All of this will happen simultaneously by the end of the two-day clinic.

Come and experience a Mounted Police Training School, you will be amazed at what you can do!

$450 Includes:  1 horse stall, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, morning coffee and pastries.

Contact John Brandreth; 770-596-6256  john@brandrethfarms.com to reserve your spot.

Category: General Trail Horse Test hosted by PFHA

November 3, 2023

GPFHA
Nov 4,5
Trail testing and schooling.
Contact llackey@ellijay.com
706-273-9613

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