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Summer Fun-Planning A Mounted Games Competition

Updated on May 29, 2019
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Ellison is a professional horse trainer and riding instructor. She runs a summer camp program and offers kids a safe introduction to horses.

Summer Time!

Summer is almost there. Well, in Maryland it isn't here officially but certainly feels like it is! Many of my students continue to take lessons over the summer and attend summer camp. Our last farm show of the season is in June. I decided I wanted to brainstorm something new and fresh for this summer. Luckily, I had a good friend to help me. We are both excited about it.

A group of good looking horses if I do say so myself!
A group of good looking horses if I do say so myself! | Source

What Is It?

The event we are planning is a team games competition. RIding competition is normally one person for themselves. The team atmosphere is not something you normally get a lot of in the horse world. Well, that is about to change as we are about to start this new team games competition.

egg on a spoon
egg on a spoon

The Games

The games that the kids will be learning are egg on a spoon, dollar under the leg, water bucket relay, 2 point showdown and musical cones. These games are all fun and safe! Especially on school horses. Not to mention there are four team practice dates leading up to the show.

The Practices

Team 1 will practice together and Team 2 will practice together. We will teach them the games. Let them work on their own and with us to perfect their technique.

We are also having "team time" which is time for the kids to work on deciding what their team name will be. Also, they are going to decorate their horse stalls in their theme.

The decorations will also be judged to determine a winner.

Putting Together The Teams

I have 10 lesson horses that I'm using for this event. The team spaces are based on the rider level. Each team will have two beginner walk trot riders. Two advanced walk trot riders and two riders who are able to canter.

Each team is assigned 5 appropriate horses and the kids can pick from the horses listed at their level.

Since each team ranges in ability level of riders we think this makes it a more level playing field. I also look forward to it as a great opportunity for the kids to support each other. In practices, I look forward to the kids cheering each other on. Parent's as well.

Competition

The competition is held after 4 practices. We are holding it in the evening since it can be so blistering hot in the summer. The winning team for each event will accumulate points. The winner will be determined by which team has the most points after all the games are played.

Prizes

Prizes are a great incentive for everyone right? We are awarding everyone a saddle pad. Also instead of regular ribbons, we are ordering neck sash ribbons for the horses. That is something different and fun since in our normal farm show they just win regular ribbons.

I haven't decided yet what the winner of the decorating contest will get...I will come up with something. I still have time

Organize Summer Fun At Your Farm

Take some time and organize some summer fun for your friends, students, and horses. It doesn't have to be just for kids. You could do the same competition with teams of adults! The possibilities are endless! Give yourself and your horse a break from hard schooling and have some fun this summer!

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