If you or your child wants to go far in professional riding and showing, this is the group to join through our organization. The Hearts is a team based on the love of horses and the team's love of riding and learning about horses! There is a small test each student must go through to qualify. Our students are amazing and we want to make each one of them feel like a special part of our group, part of our big heart for horses! With the team we will start doing shows together as a team! Sharing our love of horses while winning ribbons and showing the judges what they have learned, as a part of being in the team, If you wish to join the team. please call Melissa to schedule a testing day.
Requirements for joining team:
~Cost to join: $450
*7 months of training for the season, which is July-January of the following year.
* 2, 2 hour lessons a month during the showing season of July-January, PLUS free training onsite at the show.
* 2 hours of team riding (English/ western, doesn't matter)
* 1 team show shirt.
* coaching at 7 shows/ representing the team and business (excluding single shows without team) (We are willing to be helpful in the cost but it means a lot of volunteering work.)
*Full payment is due the first week of July at our first meeting before our showing season practices get underway.
**All shows are paid separately to this fee**
~Must test to qualify
~Must be a student of QHH for 2 months, unless otherwise discussed.
~ every student is required to attend one lesson that consists of each member of the team once every 2 weeks, aside from regular riding lessons, these lessons are only based on riding alone.
~ Melissa expects everyone on this team to be able to tack your own or the lesson horse with no help or a few questions and warm up by yourself and must have enough experience for Melissa to pass judgement.
~ Each student is limited to miss 4 group team lessons per season unless circumstances prevented coming to a lesson.
~ Each lesson will be approximately 2 hours long. unless Melissa is sick, out of town, or just needs to reschedule.
On the day of the show, the students will be responsible to know:
~ which classes they are entered in
~ how to properly care for and tack their horse (Melissa will assist if needed) ~ help their team members prepare for classes
~ assist in loading and unloading the trailer.