Spring Volunteer Training will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 3:30-6:00pm, at our facility in Calhoun. Please contact us so I can have an idea of how many to expect. Volunteer training is mandatory for all new volunteers who will be working with horses and riders.
The Spring Session will be 10 weeks long, roughly mid-March through the end of May. Make ups will be held the following week. Activities will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. If you are interested in becoming a participant or volunteer, please contact us for details.
Come meet us for breakfast on Saturday, TBA, from 8:00-10:00! Applebee's at Pecanland Mall is hosting our 2020 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Tickets are $5 each and include pancakes, sausage, and a drink. Volunteers, staff, riders, and parents will be selling these in advance, and a limited number or tickets will be available at the door.
Everything you want to know about showing in ranch riding classes and more! Please join us for a weekend with Tim Anderson, trainer, clinician, judge, and World Champion competitor. This clinic will have something to offer for all levels and ages of riders/horses and will include 4, half-day sessions priced at $60 each. Participants are welcome to sign up for as many as they like. Topics covered will include Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail, and Ranch Reining. Youth and 4H riders are welcome! Sessions will be limited in size, so no one feels lost in the crowd. Stalls available on request. Proceeds benefit Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana, Inc.
1 Ranch Riding Basics Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 8:00am
2 Ranch Trail Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 1:00pm
3 Ranch Riding Refined Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 8:00am
4 Ranch Reining Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 1:00pm
Because of our unpredictable weather, rider's (and instructor's) poor tolerance to cold, and our lack of covered riding arena, we seldom have a structured winter riding session. IF we do attempt to ride...
The Winter Session will be offered intermittently when the weather is cooperative. Activities will be held on weekday afternoons. If you are interested in becoming a participant or volunteer, please contact us for details.
This is a two-day reining clinic with Clinician Tim Anderson, July 18-19, 2020, held at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center in Ruston, LA. It is sponsored by Tommy's Feed Store & More and benefits Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana.
We will work on reining maneuvers: stops, roll-backs, spins, lead changes, circles, getting from one maneuver to another, pattern placement, scoring, how to improve your scores, penalties, and how to avoid them. You will ride reining patterns, video your rides, score them, discuss how and why you earned each, and give you tools and feedback to improve them. All levels and ages of horse and rider are encouraged to attend.
This clinic will be limited to 12 riders, and the cost is $240 per person for the full two day clinic, or $100 to audit. Stalls are $20 per day, shavings are $10 per bag, hook-ups are $25 per night, payable to HATS. You can click on the ticket link to pay online via paypal, or contact Leslie Vowles to make payment arrangements. You must pay in advance to reserve a spot in the clinic.
Tim Anderson is co-owner of Sandhill Ranch in Vancleave, MS and has been training, coaching, and showing professionally for 20+ years. He is a past president of the MS Reining Horse Assoc and the Gulf Coast Foundation QH Assoc. Tim has won multiple World, Reserve World and Top 10 titles with NRHA, AQHA, NWFQHA, APHA, AHA and USEF. He has also shown at the NRBC, NRHA North American Finals and the NRCHA Finals. Tim is a CHA Certified Instructor in both English and Western. He coached the 2016 MSRHA Green Rider Champion, 2014 NRHA Youth World champion, 2012 NRHA Limited Non-Pro World Top 10, 2017 NRHA Affiliate Finals Qualifier and many NRHA & AQHA Affiliate and Regional Champions. Mr. Anderson has currently earned over $15,000 in the NRHA. He was also the 2019 Freestyle Reining Champion at the Dixie National Championship Show held in Jackson, MS.
Full Two-Day Reining Clinic @ $240 per person
Audit the Reining Clinic @$100 per person
Stall @ $20 per Day
Shavings @ $10 per Bag
Hook-Up @ $25 each Night
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we have not set a date for our annual barn show and open house. Normally, this event is a great time for participants to showcase their accomplishments for friends and family while providing demonstrations for donors and the public. We typically have a great silent auction and sell new and used tack, barn items, and show clothes that we aren't currently using in the program. Its a perfect time to come see what we are all about!
The Fall Volunteer Training will be held at our barn in Calhoun, date TBA closer to September, so we can determine if we will be able to safely host activities. Volunteer training is mandatory for all new volunteers who will be working with horses and riders.
The Fall Session is typically 10 weeks long and should begin in September. Make ups will be held the following week. Activities will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. If you are interested in becoming a participant or volunteer, please contact us for details.
The Fourth Annual River Rat Paddle Challenge will take place on September 28, 2019. This fun paddling race is a major fundraiser for HATS. Please check out the website at riverratpaddlechallenge.com or find us on Facebook for details!
Summer Volunteer Training will be held at our barn in Calhoun on Wednesday and Thursday morning, May 26 and 27, 2020, from 9:00 - 12:00. Volunteer training is mandatory for all new volunteers who will be working with horses and riders.
The Summer Session will be 8 weeks long and begins June 1 through July 31, 2020. Make ups will be held the following week. Activities will be held on Monday-Wednesday mornings. If you are interested in becoming a participant or volunteer, please contact us for details.