October 18th, 2019
Parents, Ponies, & Posting - 7 pm: Meet with trainers Lauren Smith and Emily Karp to review basic elements of horsemanship and riding, including posting on the correct diagonal, picking up the correct lead at the canter, and finding a distance to a jump. Become familiar with the terms that the trainers use in the lessons with your children such as tracking left or right, heading to a jump “away from home,” or a distance being “gappy.” Speak to a Ringside employee to learn more.
October 12, 2019
Ringside is hosting its fall schooling show on Saturday 10/12/19 beginning at 9 am. This is open to all riders as well as riders from outside barns. Please speak to your trainer to determine which division will be best for you or your child to compete in. Horses are available on a first come, first serve basis but more than one rider may be able to ride the same horse depending on what division they are competing in. Be sure to sign up on the whiteboard between the lounge and Emily’s tack room.
July 18, 2019
Blankets that have been cleaned are being dropped off by Horse Blanket Headquarters on Thursday 7/18/19. Please make sure you leave a check or call to pay by credit card. Their phone numbers is 248-859-2398. Speak to Emily or Katherine H. to find out your total. Thank you!
June 15, 2019
Scott will host a meeting at 4 pm for any rider interested in joining their school‘s Equestrian Team in the fall. Practices normally begin in July and August. Discussion will include topics such as costs and expectations of participation.
June 13, 2019 and June 17, 2019
Scott will be hosting a two part series at 7 pm for riders to review grooming basics, particularly for those who plan to attend a horse show. He will review important information such as proper wrapping of horses’ legs, pulling a horse’s mane, and removing braids after a show. It is recommended for riders who are not familiar with showing practices. Cost is $30/rider per class and pizza will be provided. Riders must attend the first class to attend the second.
June 8, 2019
Ringside riders are invited to clean up pastures and the outdoor arena at 4 pm. Riders and others are asked to clean up their horse’s designated fields for pick up and tidying of the fence lines. We are asking you to bring supplies such as lawn tools (specifically weed whackers), trash bags, and wheelbarrows so that we can clean up our fields. For electric weed whackers, please bring extension cords too. Dads and families are especially encouraged to attend. We will have a bonfire later in the evening.
May 8, 2019
Horse Blanket Headquarters will be picking up all blankets and other items Ringside boarders would like washed and/or repaired. Please fill out a tag (found on the counter) and place it inside the garbage bag with the item you’d like cleaned. Contact a Ringside employee with any questions.
April 20, 2019
Jump Cleaning and Games on Horseback - Join Ringside on Saturday April 20th at 10 am to help clean up our jumps and give them a fresh coat of paint. We will then celebrate with games on horseback in the afternoon. Please bring a lunch; snacks will be provided.
April 12, 2019
Parents, Ponies, & Posting - Ringside will be hosting an event for parents and guardians of Ringside riders for an evening of conversation and education. We want you to be familiar with the specific terminology Ringside trainers use when teaching your child, as well as basic elements of horse care. Trainers Lauren Nassar and Emily Karp will also provide a riding demonstration. Please contact Ringside for more information.
April 11, 2019
Our beloved Appy crossed over the rainbow bridge today. Estimated to be in her mid to late 30s, Appy was a seasoned school horse and loved by everyone. She taught many young riders in her career. A memorial bench and plaque will be placed near her paddock by the outdoor ring, so she can watch other young riders as they continue their equestrian careers.
March 9, 2019
Ringside has its own YouTube channel! Look up “Ringside Equestrian” on YouTube to view our awesome videos!
February 25, 2019
Dr. Lobar will be returning to Ringside to become familiar with the horses. Boarders are encouraged to sign up to have her meet with each horse to learn their individual features and establish a record for $25 per horse. Meeting with a horse when healthy can make it easier to treat in case of injury or illness.
February 22, 2019
We are honored to be hosting an Educational Evening with Dr. Lobar on Friday 2/22/19 at 7 pm at Ringside. She will be reviewing topics such as recommended vaccine schedules, expected costs to treat basic injuries, and tips on what supplies to have on hand for your horse. Come prepared with your questions!
February 2, 2019
The first schooling show of 2019 at Ringside was a success! Riders finished a great morning with fun games on bareback!
Congratulations to Emma on the purchase of Apollo! Welcome to Ringside, Apollo!