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Horse Owner Programs
Lutherlyn Stables has a variety of special programming designed for those who are more experienced in horsemanship and those who own their own horses. We have been working hard to expand the programming at the Lutherlyn Stables. Carla, our Equestrian Program Director has been teaching riding lessons for over 12 years and holds a current AAHS certification.
Feel free to contact Lutherlyn Stables at 724-496-5535 or at email@example.com with any questions about the programs or registration.
Any forms you may need to complete your registration can be found on the Downloads Page in the Lutherlyn Stables section. Just follow this link.
2013 Programs and Events
Spring MHJA Hunter Pace
June 2, 2013
May 28-June 1, 2013
July 12-14, 2013
July 28, 2013
Sept 15, 2013
Judged Pleasure Trail Ride
Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 9:00am-4:00pm (one-day event)
Guided Trail Rides
Contact Lutherlyn Stables to schedule a date and time
MHJA Spring Hunter Pace
June 2, 2013
Start the summer off right, and join MHJA for a Hunter Pace at Lutherlyn Stables
Jumping Hunter Pace: Ideal time over fences
Non-Jumping Hunter Pace: Ideal time on the flat
Trail Ride Division: Leisurely pace
Teams of two or three will head out on a cross country course. Awards will be given in each division. Check in by 8:00 a.m. Jumping riders will be sent out first. First horses on course at 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $50\rider (member) $60\rider (non-member)
Rules: Division must be declared when entering. Course and fences will be clearly marked. Fences will range in height 2'-3'. Last horse over finish line will be the team's time. Informal dress: breeches 'n boots. ASTM certified helmet MUST be worn. Trail Rider Division: English or Western equipment, ASTM certified helmet.
Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the pace.
Please send entries to Kelley Wylie by September 15 at:
130 Whitestown Rd. Harmony, PA 16037
Entries will be accepted on the day of the pace, but pre-entries will have a set ride time.
AAHS Riding Instructor Certification Clinics
May 28-June 3, 2013
Each spring we host an instructor certification clinic with American Association for Horsemanship Safety. This clinic is recommended for instructors, pony club leaders, boarding barns, camps, really anyone involved in the business aspect of horses. The Secure Seat workshop will give you the necessary exercises to develop your students from the ground up. The exercises in this method of teaching help the rider achieve a balanced seat and proper leg position. For those of you who teach more experienced riders, the exercises will provide you with teaching tools to help fix gaps in their performance. Being a certified instructor may even get you a discount on your insurance!
AAHS conducts group and individual safety certification clinics for riding instructors, boarding barns, camp personnel and others interested in horsemanship safety. The clinics are 40 hours long and usually taught over a four-day or five-day period. They are taught by a AAHS Clinician from a standardized curriculum. Emphasis is upon legal liabilities, horsemanship skills, safety and emergency procedures, and assuring safety of riders quickly by teaching a balanced seat to beginners through use of the Secure Seat(sm) method.
Is it a problem that most beginners are taught by the least experienced instructors?
What is being taught to beginners? THE BASICS - and what do most advanced instructors make students do over? THE BASICS ... Suppose a beginner falls off? Stuff happens, beginners fall. It's part of the process. Suppose the beginner is seriously injured. Suppose in deposition the beginner's - now plaintiff's - expert witness testifies that your instructor should have seen (name the balance problem of your choice) and taken such and such steps as any experienced instructor would have taken to avoid the injury-causing accident? Roughly 80% of horse related accidents result from falls from horses. Is it a problem that most beginners are taught by inexperienced, untrained instructors?
AAHS Instructor Certification
Certified instructors have successfully completed a 40-hour intensive training program. To qualify for the program, instructors must pass a basic mounted test that demonstrates the ability to perform at the walk, trot and lope/canter; changes of lead; halt; and back. Before full certification, those who have successfully completed a clinic must show proof of CPR/first-aid training.
Certificates are granted based on levels of achievement. Not all levels require experienced horsemanship. Attendance at a clinic is recommended for camp, ranch and stable administrative employees as well. AAHS believes that each program should have at least one permanent employee who has been through the safety training so that he or she can better evaluate seasonal employees. This person need not be a rider.
Types of Certifications
Safety-Certified Riding Instructor
Is able to teach the basics correctly to beginner through advanced riders. Is at least 21 years old.
Safety-Certified Riding Instructor—Basic
Is able to teach the basics correctly to beginner and intermediate riders. Is at least 18 years old.
Safety-Certified Assistant Riding Instructor
Must teach under the direct supervision of a Safety-Certified Riding Instructor. Must be at least 18 years old.
Equestrian Safety Supervisor
Knows ground safety and has supervisory capabilities but not riding expertise. Is at least 18 years old.
Safety-Certified Trail Guide
Is competent in pre-ride instruction, has superior judgment and has considerable cross-country riding experience and an understanding of the hazards of rough-terrain riding in various climates. Is at least 18 years old.
Safety Clinic Participant
Has demonstrated an intense interest and respect for horsemanship safety by participating in a 40-hour clinic.
*In addition to participating in a 40-hour clinic and passing the written examination, a candidate must show current certification in CPR/first aid for full certification. Restricted certificates are awarded to candidates who have not shown CPR/first aid training; when evidence of such training is presented, full certificates are issued without additional charge.
July 12-14, 2013
Our three day camp has become a big hit. Whether you are new to eventing or a seasoned competitor our camp has a lot to offer. Participants receive lessons in dressage, jumping skillz group, stadium, and cross country. Plus ground lessons, crafts, swimming, campfire and fellowship with other horse lovers! Participants spend the evenings at our main camp, and sleep in our lovely cabins. Introductory level - Novice offered. Available to ages 10–21.
July 28, 2013
September 15, 2013
Visit the Mini Trials Webpage for more information.
Judged Pleasure Trail Ride:
September 22, 2013 9:00am-4:00pm - one-day event
Enjoy our beautiful trails while doing some fun challenges. Our trails are clear and marked for an easy ride. Obstacles will be reasonable in their challenge and safe for horse and rider to complete. Riders are permitted to skip obstacles, and just enjoy the trail. Stabling is available if you would like. After the ride we will have awards and drawings.
Guided Trail Rides:
Call For Appointment
Always wanted to take your noble steed out for a ride on Lutherlyn’s trails, but are not sure where to go??? Why not let us take you?! Bring your horse, and we will guide you through the trails. Overnight stabling available. Please call to make an appointment.