River Valley Pony Club presents a Clinic withSali Gear September 27 & 28, 2014 Riverbend Equestrian, Greenville, SC
About Sali Gear
Sali grew up riding horses in St. Croix, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Summers were spent in New England as a working student for different trainers or as a “catch rider” for different stables on the horse show circuit. She rode western reining horses, gaited horses, as well as hunters. During college she drove Morgan horses and exercised trotters/pacers in New Hampshire, “stick and balled” polo ponies in Aiken, and “breezed” racehorses in Ocala. It is a wonder she graduated from college at all! O.K., it was a 5-year plan and it involved numerous colleges, but in the end she found her focus. During this time she progressed through the ranks of the U.S. Pony Club with a focus on eventing or combined training…a sport that was as versatile as she was. All this without ever owning her own horse.
Upon graduation from the University of Florida she was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and headed to flight school. After primary training in Pensacola, she went to advance jet training in Kingsville, Texas…home of the famous King Ranch where she would unwind by working cattle. Sali always managed to pick up a prospect at her various duty stations only to sell them when she couldn’t convince the government it was a legitimate “household good” for the next military assignment.
As a National Examiner and clinician for the U.S. Pony Club, she travels around the country conducting clinic and administering tests to upper level candidates. Her passion is teaching, helping people make a connection with horses, and rescuing horses from an unkind fate. In addition to her herd, she has three awesome sons and is married to her best friend, a retired Navy SEAL, who prefers boats to horses
This clinic will be a great opportunity for Pony Clubbers to work together to ride and learn. The clinic is aimed to teach all levels of Pony Clubbers. Each day will be filled with 2 mounted lessons.
This type clinic is essential to the success of upper level pony club candidates!
Horsemasters who are interested may also sign up.
Pony Club Clinic Fee: $125 Complete entries must be received by Sept 20($25 late fee for all entries received after Sept 20)
Dogs: please leave them at home.
Camping and Lodging: Some hook-ups available on site at Riverbend Equestrian Stables. $25 per night, Please include with entry fee.
Move In:Plan to arrive after 3:00 Friday, or before your ride on Saturday .
**Upon arrival, check in with registration before unloading to make sure paperwork and payment is complete.
Address:Riverbend Equestrian Center 175 River Bend Road Greenville, SC 29617
Coggins; current through September 27, 2014
Check for fees* payable to River Valley Pony Club & clinic registration that is attached.
Please email Denise Ritacco at email@example.com with your intent to participate in the clinic. Mail entry paperwork so it arrives no later than Sept 20 to:
225 Circle Road
Greer, SC 29651
Remember, sign up for this clinic is on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t delay, send your paperwork today! Space is limited.
* Fee Recap:
Clinic Fee: $125 PCers (includes Sat/Sun 2 rides a day)
Stalls: $25 for wkend (no shavings included)
Camping: $20 per night
Please bring shavings. Stalls must be stripped before leaving.
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