Class Poll Stuff...
Had a crazy Friday. My 89 year old grandmother (who lives with us)
took a bit of a fall on Friday (1/31). Broke her arm in two places
and will go in for surgury to repair it on Monday.
Needless to say Elisabeth and I are a little behind on
certain "organizational" things this weekend.
But I did want to let folks know that we have 12 votes on the poll. 5
yes, 4 no and 3 maybe...not bad. Also had a good response from SCA-
West as well. Elisabeth said that she'll teach the class for those
interested. The details are below. YES we will STII have the workshop
as well...it will be held at 2:00PM in Hayward. Directions to the
workshop will be posted here as the date draws closer.
BASIC HORSEMANSHIP/GROUNDWORK CLASS
Date: February 16th (Sunday), 2003
Time: 11:00AM 1:30PM (please be prompt) Workshop at 2:00PM.
Place: Alameda Creek Stables in Union City
Details: This class will cover "groundwork" skills. Approaching,
grooming (including hoof care), equipment recognition and tacking.
Each student will get the opportunity
to work with a horse and practice these skills. Depending on the
class size and aptitude
some basic saddle skills "may" be introduced. These skills are a VERY
important part of any equestrians "knowledge base" and many riding
schools require these skills be learned prior to actually getting in
the saddle. The glass will be taught in the public parking area of
Alameda Creek Park (which is adjacent to the Stables) near the picnic
area. You'll see the horses on your left. Children under 5 years of
age will not be allowed to participate in the class. All children
under 16 years of age must be supervised by their parent or guardian.
NOTE: A Workshop to finish the "tune-up" on the Equestrian Games
Equipment can finalizing Crown Tourney plans will follow the class at
2:00PM in Hayward. Lunch will be served.
You Will Need: Solid toed shoes (no sandals or tennis shoes), clothes
you can "get dirty " in...trust us, you will and your favorite
beverages. Gloves are a plus.
CLASS DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to Hwy. 880 and head towards
From the SOUTH exit on DeCoto Road and head WEST. Exit at the Newark
Blvd./Ardenwood exit. Make a RIGHT at the off ramp. Follow past
Ardenwood Blvd. This becomes Union City Blvd. You will pass Paseo
Padre Blvd. and go over an overpass. Make a LEFT on Eastin Street.
Make the FIRST left into the driveway and follow it into the parking
lot. You'll see the sign for the Park and Stables.
From the NORTH exit at the Whipple/Dyer Street exit. Make a LEFT at
the light. This becomes Dyer St.
Follow Dyer until it T-Stops with Union City Blvd. make a LEFT at the
traffic light. Make a RIGHT on Eastin. Make the first left into the
driveway marked with signs for the Park and Stables. If you miss the
Whipple/Dyer exit on 88) keep heading south to DeCoto and follow
those directions. If you get lost call 510-593-9856. Directions to
the Workshop will be handed out at the class.
Hope to see you here!
Elisabeth and Richard