March 28, 2012 | LXXI, No. 52

Riding clinic starts Saturday Auction sold out

A Ridge Riders riding clinic begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, continuing daily through Tuesday.

At the helm is veteran organizer Janet Doughty, who this year is putting on her 36th riding clinic.

The clinic offers riding instruction in four categories: Intermediates, beginners, advanced and adults.

Doughty said that well known clinic instructor Tara Johnson returns this year, and will offer instruction in the four categories all four days.

In addition to the 9 a.m. intermediate class from 9 -11; beginners ride from 11 a.m. to noon; those with advanced skills ride from 1-3 p.m.; and adults ride from 3-5.

Riders must furnish their own horse and pay $100 for all four days. Those who schedule for less than the four days pay $20 a day, and beginners get a break at $70 for all four days or $20 a day.

Doughty said that 95 percent of the riders come from outside the area, some as far away as Oregon.

“We see a renewed interest in horsemanship in the area and that’s encouraging,” Doughty stated.

Doughty said Monday that registrations were coming in. “Most people register after arrival,” Doughty said.

To help her riding students, Johnson outlines the riding task and then walks students through it, Doughty said.

The clinic is being held at the Delano Ridge Rider Rodeo grounds.

The April 2 Ridge Rider Banquet and Auction sold out late last week.

Monte Fields, vice president of the Ridge Riders said Thursday that all 110 tickets for the prime rib banquet are gone.

Fields said that those not having tickets to the banquet can still take part in both the live and silent auctions.

The event will be held at the Vet’s Center in Electric City, Monday, April 2. The auction starts at 7 p.m.

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