Solheimar Schedule 2013
Clinic Series with Lucille Bump
Similar to our successful program last year. Lucile Bump (a certified Centered Riding Instructor) and Sigrún Brynjarsdóttir work together in creating the perfect unity between centered riding techniques and enhancing the horses gaits to the fullest.
The lessons are to benefit both the rider and the horse through extensive exercises giving the rider tools to have a harmonious way of riding and for the horse to be able to move in a free natural way in order to explore the gaits to the fullest. The lessons are designed to get each rider and each horse to perform to the best of their ability.
Here's the schedule:
Jan 20 - Lesson day
Feb 17 - Lesson day
March 16 - Lesson day
April 13-14 - Clinic. In this clinic, Lucille and Sigrún address the relationship between the horse and rider. Each rider/horse team will be evaluated and then appropriate exercises will be applied in order for the horse/rider team to become a unit.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call 802-889-9472.
About our continuing training
I believe that each horse is an individual and that they cannot all be ridden the same way. My focus is on the relationship between the horse and the rider.
I will assess the horse and rider, and each horse/rider pair will be able to take home things to work on. This arrangement allows the rider and horse to grow significantly.
I will concentrate on gait training, starting horses, competition training, and everything in between.
Since the clinics are very flexible, I am able to cover anything that you and your horse need.
Lesson horses will be made available.
If you still have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOLING SHOWS 2013 DATES:
We believe that schooling shows are a great source for educational purposes. The horse and rider will be scored and given comments to further enhance their relationship. Schooling shows are in a friendly and a stress free environment for both the horse and the rider.
TREKS IN ICELAND 2013 - TRIPS OF A LIFETIME:
APRIL 24-29, 2013
April 24 – Arrival in Akureyri Iceland
April 25 – approximately 5 hours of riding. Riders and horses will be matched and the riding will not start until the rider and the horse have been acquainted. We will ride along the beautiful Eyjafjordur River south into the heart of the valley. The landscape is breathtaking and the riding road is terrific with even and fairly level footing. We will have breakfast before the ride, lunch during the ride, and then a hot meal will be awaiting us when the riding is done.
April 26 – approximately 5 hours of riding. We will ride back North through Eyjafjordur Valley to the stable area in Akureyri. We will have breakfast before the ride, lunch during the ride, and then a hot meal will be awaiting us when the riding is done.
April 27 – Rekstur (where approximately 40 horses run free with the riders) – riding all day. We will ride through the beautiful Horgardalur Valley. Riders will experience Icelandic riding at its best with variety in landscape and the beauty of the proud Icelandic horses running free. We will have breakfast before the ride, lunch during the ride, and then a hot meal will be awaiting us when the riding is done.
April 28 – Rekstur (where approximately 40 horses run free with the riders) – riding all day. We will ride back through the beautiful Horgardalur Valley to the stable area in Akureyri. We will have breakfast before the ride, lunch during the ride, and then a hot meal will be awaiting us when the riding is done.
The price of the trip is $1,850.00 USD per person, which includes all the riding from April 24-29, all meals from April 24-29, pick up at the airport on April 24 and all the driving associated with the riding days and driving back to the airport on April 29, and housing from April 24-29. The price does not include airfare or other expenses than listed above associated with the trip. A $250.00 deposit is due at the time of sign up. The remainder of $1,600.00 is due in full on or before April 5, 2013.
OCTOBER 8-13, 2013
HORSE ROUND-UPS - DETAILS AND PRICE COMING SOON.....
"Definitely the trip of a lifetime. This was the real
Iceland, far more than a trek. It was a privilege to experience
Iceland at this level" Alice Ryan
"Each time I have travelled to Iceland, it has been a unique experience and the trip with Sigrun and Jason was no exception. Everything was beautifully arranged from the time that we landed at Keflavik Airport until we were dropped off in Reykjavik. The trip was well laid out for us ahead of time so there were no surprises in terms of cost or accommodations (which were excellent). The highlights for me were:
- lying in a hot tub outside of our cottage in Akureyri and watching an amazing display of northern lights
- riding up into the valley on the day of the roundup. The weather was beautiful and the experience unforgettable
- the sorting out of horses after the roundup
- riding on the black sand beaches and out on the ocean floor when the tide was out
- the best hamburg and hotdog I have ever eaten
Can’t wait until next time."
"Great horses, convivial companionship, and lots of fun in a uniquely beautiful and interesting place! Solheimar trips allow you to authentically experience the Icelandic Horse from the perspective of an Icelander. You can see firsthand the place that creates the unique character and qualities of the Icelandic Horse. Sigrun and Jason welcome you into the world of Icelandic horses, in the place and culture that eventually led Sigrun to the World Championships. We were given great quality horses to ride, which were in peak condition, and which were receiving high levels of training. I felt like I was treated 'like royalty' to be given some of the best horses in the barn who were in competition training, but who can also performed as sensible riding horses. We liked two of them so much that we bought them and now are riding them at home. There is nothing 'touristy' about this riding experience. We were warmly welcomed with Icelandic hospitality into real riding experiences such as riding on Rekstur or fall roundup, riding that Icelandic horseman actually do with their horses."
Richard Davis, Vermont
"We could hear the thunder of the horses hooves on the hard ground, getting louder and louder. And then suddenly, they spilled over the crest of the hill – all running full gallop, every colour imagineable with manes and tails flying. It was breathtaking ! The trip was another incredible experience !! I did things on this trip that I've never done before or for that matter, seen before - the horse roundup, the sorting of the horses (so much more exciting than sorting the sheep), riding on the black sand beaches, the trek through the lava fields, the northern lights (especially wonderful to watch while sitting in a hot tub with a glass of wine), attending an Icelandic service in an Icelandic church, climbing a volcano, learning to play Mah Jong, driving the west coast of Iceland. The accomodations were superb - couldn't have wanted for anything more. The icing on the cake though was finding Svanur - not that I was looking for a horse - but he just seems so right in so many ways. Thank you so much for trying him out for me and giving me your stamps of approval. I also wanted to thank you for being so accomodating to the many different requests that I know that you received. You handled each one with a smile on your face."
Judie Thompson, Canada
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