Update August 2015
In this issue:
Rocky's first dressage competition success / Christchurch Free Play day this Sunday / Finesse Training Sequence horseless workshop / Foxton 4 Savvy's 4day clinic / 2016 Super Camp / Private lessons available / Long distance learning
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Hello horse lovers!
I hope you and your horses are well and looking forward to the longer and warmer days ahead as Spring approaches.  I have been really focused this winter to keep riding and making progress toward my goal of competing in dressage with Rocky and am so proud to say that we achieved that goal at the end of July!  It was my first competition in 16 years, and Rocky's very first competition which made it even more exciting.  To set us up for success in the weeks prior, I did a few trips down to the local equestrian centre with Chanel to keep him company in the float (as you may remember he has fairly strong herd separation anxiety) and by the second trip, he was so much more relaxed and really enjoyed the outings - I think he is finally starting to grow up!  On the show day, we arrived two hours before I was due to ride and Rocky's poor little eyes were popping out of their sockets with him not really knowing what to think of the new environment and what was going on around him.... Chanel was relaxed and happily eating her hay at the float as if she had done it all many times before  - the difference between the introvert and the extrovert eh!  We competed in two training tests (non-graded) which were not too demanding and a perfect way to start out.  In the first test, Rocky was still pretty tense but we managed to get through the test without any drama and it was a big sigh of relief to et the first one out of the way.  After a roll and a pick at some grass, it was soon time to saddle up and warm up again for the second test.  This time Rocky had relaxed a lot more and was almost going as nicely as he does at home in the warm up arena.  


The test went very well and I was over the moon when the results came out and we were second place in the first class and had won the second class with a score of 73.4%!  The comments were so positive with my favourite being  "Very promising combination.  At talented horse ridden well".  What an incredible achievement, and just the beginning of this exciting new journey of specialisation!
It was so wonderful to have a bunch of supporters turn up to cheer us on, thank you all so much, it really meant a lot!


Free fun play day in Christchurch this Sunday

This Sunday I am holding the second Free Fun Play day at the Chant ranch in Christchurch from 1pm - 3.30pm.  Anyone is welcome to attend with or without a horse.  I will not be teaching but will be available if you have any questions.  I'll be doing a short inspirational demo and setting out some fun challenges to spark your imagination and test your relationship and of course give you an opportunity to socialise with like minded supportive Parelli students!    

Free Preview of Parelli membership

If you are not a current Parelli Savvy club member, but would like to see what it is all about, I can offer you a FREE 90 day preview which will enable you to have full access to the Parelli connect website with its extensive Learning library with over 1000 educational videos and much more!  For more information and to claim your Free Preview just click on the link below and then choose preview, fill in your account details (no credit card required) and use my referral code P38.   
Link to FREE 90 day preview of Parelli Membership website - Use referral code P38

Finesse Training Sequence in action Horseless workshop - 23rd August

Venue:  Chant Ranch, 351 Hamptons Road, Broadfields, Christchurch 
Time: 10am - 1pm 
Members ONLY $55  or Non-Members $65
Limited spaces available and bookings are essential so please make your online bookings today to ensure your place is secured. 

Linda Parelli has developed an incredible new support product called the Finesse training sequence. In the most masterful way, Linda has carefully broken down the pathway to riding with precision into bite size chunks to allow both horse and rider to become really confident in each step - therefore creating a wonderful bridge from Freestyle (riding without contact) to Finesse (riding with contact). I truly believe that 'The Finesse training sequence' is the "missing link" we have all been waiting for and in this workshop, I will be demonstrating each step of the sequence with Rocky who is being developed using this training sequence. This is an opportunity to see it in the flesh, to ask questions and get inspired. Finesse isn't as scary as you think. The sequence makes it achievable for every rider to develop a happy, healthy and confident partner in 'soft touch' and then 'contact'.  
Anyone at any level is welcome to attend this workshop and see the big picture!   Please invite your non-Parelli horsey friends along, so many riders out there could benefit from this information!

Click on the link button below for more information and bookings on my website.  To purchase the Finesse training sequence DVD set just click on the picture above to go straight to the shop!
Click here to go to my Scheduled Events information and bookings

Foxton 4 Savvy's 4 day clinic, Oct 8-11th

This is an opportunity to kick of your summer season. Learn how each savvy helps our horses to be happy healthy athletes no matter what our goals are! We’ll be focussing on improving the quality of your 7 games to achieve more refinement, preparing for auditions, keeping it fun for you and your horse and much more. I will help to problem solve areas you need help with while empowering you to excel in each of the 4 Savvy’s over 4 wonderful uninterrupted days of horsemanship!   This course is most suited for Level 3-4 students.

Members Course Price: $750.00
(or Earlybird discount of only $675 if paid by 27th August) 
Non-member full rider price $825. 
Members auditor price $264 for 4 days or $66 per day (or Earlybird discount of only $240)
Non-members auditor price $68 per day

Venue: Foxton Racecourse
Limited spaces available so book now by clicking here to secure your spot!

Private and Group lessons

If you're feeling stuck, want to make more progress and get better results maybe a private lesson is just what you need to get you and your horse back on track.  I am available for private, shared (2) or group (3-6) lessons at the Chant Ranch or at your place if you are within an hour from Christchurch (travel costs will apply).
I am available weekdays and weekends.  Email or Call me on 0275 727355 to make an appointment.  Ask about my 'progressive lesson package' discount!

Super Camp 2016

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be under the guidance of two 4* Senior Instructors with years of experience teaching the Parelli program internationally. Guest Instructor Louise Atkinson (from Australia) will be joining me to guide you over 5 full days of total immersion expanding the 4 Savvies Online, Liberty, Freestyle & Finesse. We will focus on the ultimate Parelli formula - rapport, respect, impulsion and flexion. With inspirational and problem solving demonstrations, plenty of hands on help ensuring you have that special one on one time, along with Q&A sessions, saddle fitting, rope handling skills and fun games to build your imagination, depth of knowledge and the scope of where it can take you. This camp is for students progressing through Levels 3 & 4 and will give you exactly what you need to progress for months following the camp. Not only is this an experience that will challenge and inspire you towards excellence, it is a wonderful chance to have 5 days of just you and your horse and no outside interruptions with a fantastic group of like minded horse lovers.   We need your deposit and commitment to ensure this Supercamp does go ahead.    Payment plans are available so the earlier you book, the more time you have to pay it off!  Early Bird discount applies until 5th December.  Click here to secure your spot now!  
Long distance learning for anyone from anywhere
Are you struggling to stay progressive? Click here to find out more about how Video coaching could be the answer for you!
Cooper building rapport with the herd... it's so wonderful how gentle they are with him!

Stay warm and have fun keeping it natural,

Jackie Chant
4-Star Senior Licensed Parelli Professional & Horse Development Specialist
Copyright © 2015 Jackie Chant, All rights reserved.

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