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Free ride times and rules, Spring 2017

Standard (non-holiday)
weekend free ride schedule:
Day Times
Mon/Wed UPHA: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.*, 6-8 p.m.
RARA: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
*You must exit arena when tractor comes to drag
UPHA: Noon - 2 p.m.*, 5-6 p.m.
RARA: Noon - 3 p.m.*
*You must exit arena when tractor comes to drag
Sat/Sun UPHA: 9 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Dressage Free Riding Rules – read carefully before riding!

The free ride sign-up sheet is outside the tackroom in the new part of the dressage barn.

1) You may only ride a horse who you have successfully ridden in dressage class. If no horse is available who meets this criterion, contact Karen for an alternate horse choice.

2) You may only ride if an instructor or staff member will be on the premises for the duration of your ride. See the schedule at the top of this page.

3) When riding in the Rowland Arena, you may only ride if there's another human (mounted or unmounted) in the arena with you for the entire ride.

4) Work on only those things that we've worked on in class.

5) Each horse may only be ridden two of the three available free-ride days (i.e., Friday and Saturday, Saturday and Sunday, or Friday and Sunday).

6) You are responsible for giving your free-ride horse the same level of care as your in-class horse. Groom him well before and after your ride, clean his tack, clean and re-bed his stall, and clean and re-fill his water buckets.

7) In order to give as many people as possible the chance to ride, please sign up for a horse only if you're sure you'll be riding. If your situation changes and you won't be able to ride, cross your name off the list. If you don't ride, but fail to cross your name off the list before noon that day, you are responsible for your horse's stall and water buckets.

8) Sign up for only one horse, and only for one day at a time. If there are still horses available toward the end of a day, and you meet all the other requirements, you may ride a second horse. If you've signed up for a horse for one day, and no one else signs up for that horse on any other day, you may ride him a second day.

9) When riding in the UPHA arena, jog carts get the right-of-way. You must travel the same direction as the jog cart. Always ride defensively when in the UPHA arena.

10) IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! On the free-ride list, check off your name after you've ridden, so that keepers can keep track of each horse's work schedule. IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!


Dressage rider info

MW mounting list

TR mounting list

Free ride schedule/rules

Dressage tests

Karen's schedule and office hours