2 months ago
With love from Red Horse! Hearts were aglow and faces masked as the Red Horse Troupe met for their July rendezvous. They danced their way through yet another routine! In preparation for our annual charity event, the Troupe is refining a Lady Gaga song, “Pokerface”. But unlike the song, there were smiles and laughter all around as the horses and riders twirled and spun. Our charity partner, Sister Carmen Community Center, sent us a special paper heart to thank us for our support (with social distance). We proudly promote community support as we have for many years and especially during this difficult time. With selfless compassion and the lifting of spirits with laughter, we will all get through this together. #doingourpart ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Red Horse Rides Again! Summer is here and the time is right for dancin' in the arena! Last Saturday the girls of The Red Horse Troupe ( COVID MASK EDITION) danced their way to a delightful social distance (even with five horses)! Twirling and swerving they did “weaves”, “grapes”, “lace” and “thread the needle” in two fun-filled routines. Focusing on horizontal and lateral bending. The riders found they could navigate complicated patterns and still not loose each other! New additions to the Troupe brought spice to the recipe for fun. The smiles were non-stop as the Red Horse Troupe was united again! With such giggles of success, we are all ready planning our rendezvous in July. Spread only joy and keep dancing! ... See MoreSee Less
AVERY RANCH UPDATE:
To do our part in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we have reduced our exterior contact to a select few advanced lessons and service providers. All humans and horses are thriving and well, but we are postponing our camps and clinics until at least June. Please keep checking our website or contact us as we post the updates when things get better. We wish you Health and Hope as we find our way through these difficult times! ... See MoreSee Less
Spring has sprung … Snow is here and the Corona Virus is staying away from Avery Ranch, but changing the world we all live in! On a positive note, we all know horses are the cure for everything!! Ha,ha! We are hoping everyone is respecting social distance and needs and doing their part to keep healthy and support others! Here's hoping the snow will melt and the virus threat will fade away! If these two things happen...Avery Ranch's summer will be filled with laughter and learning. Every month at least one Clinic or Camp will focus on fun! If you would like to join us – we would love to welcome you! In the meantime, we are continuing private lessons and applying Lysol, Clorox and Hand Sanitizer! Focus on positive and stay safe! Cheers!
April: “Anatomy of a Dressage Test” Clinic – One ½ day
May: “Dancing Dressage I” Camp – 3 days (after work and Saturday morning)
June: “Eye/Hoof Coordination” Clinic - One ½ day
“Pony Pals” Camp - 4 days – mornings
July: “Fitness Fun” Clinic - One ½ day
August: “Dancing Dressage II” Camp
“Red Horse Society” will continue to meet and giggle once a month for a Saturday morning all summer long! ... See MoreSee Less
11 months ago
No TRICKS! Just TREATS!
Holiday Horses came early this year to Avery Ranch. Partnering with Sister Carmen Community Center as they prepare for the Holiday season, Avery Ranch collected money, clothes, shoes, coats, household goods(even ironing boards) and 141 pounds of food! Last Saturday in the beautiful Colorado sunshine, we all celebrated life with song, dance and donations. The performance was orchestrated by a dynamic M.C. who started the show with a duet of bays dancing to “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits. As they circled in tandem, all the smiles were as bright as the sun. In the spirit of Halloween, the next performance was a treat with a small trick! Well trained spiders rode on the shoulders of the pumpkin headed riders with matching pumpkin colored horses. The “Monster Mash” was scary good fun! Then a small change in focus brought thoughts of friendship, loyalty and love. Our magical M.C. transported us to Rydell High School to join in the excitement and fun of friends reuniting after Summer break. Loyalty and dreams of love were celebrated by the “boys and girls” of Rydell. But, the story had only begun. Advice from a “Teen Angel” set the stage for the next performance. Pinky (complete with pink hair and rollers in her horse's mane and tail) was lost & flunking out of Beauty School. Her Teen Angel came to her rescue with clear advice to join her friends and go back to high school As he “flies” back to the malt shop in the sky, the Pink Ladies canter in to join her as proof that true friendship never ends! Then they all headed for the Homecoming Dance and swept the audience through “Those Magic Changes” that love brings with a Doo-Wop classic. Lastly, the whole gang is united for a swirling Ding Dee Ding Ding , Shoo Bop De Bop. With their dips and swirls, they proved that friends “Go Together” forever and always!
We celebrate our special friendship and the joy of sharing here at Avery Ranch. Thank you to all who donated their time, creative efforts, food, clothes and money to make this year's Holiday Horses exceptional!!
Happy Halloween and may the Spirit of Caring and Sharing be with you throughout the Holiday Season! ... See MoreSee Less
Shooo-bop, Shoo-bop... Ramma Lamma Ding Dong! It's “Back to School” and the 4th 2019 Dancing Dressage Clinic Avery Ranch celebrated the moment with the music of Rydell High's ”Grease”. Summer love was in bloom with the memories of “Summer Nights”. Then, a trip to the Beauty School with “Pinky” and her “Teen Angel” had floating “Pink Ladies” dancing around them. As she decided to “go back to High School”, the circling “Pink Ladies” rode in to include her in their group. Then, a true “Sock Hop” with spins and dips came to life with “Those Magic Changes”. Finally, we all celebrated that “We Go Together” forever with the complete ensemble rocking and rolling and verifying that friendship is forever.
If you want to see some of these amazing dance moves, “Holiday Horses” has a new date this year, but the same Charity effort of caring and sharing will come a bit earlier. October is the new “Holiday Horses” month for 2019. Avery Ranch will partnering with Sister Carmen's Community Center. So, mark your calendars and donate food, clothes and “green stuff”($) in October. The Elves and Angels of Avery Ranch will collect the “treats”, so families in need will have “eats”. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer's here and the time is right for DANCIN' IN THE STREET!! Or arena... The riders and horses have been dancin' up a storm. Literally! The first Dancing Dressage in June was stretched over two weeks because of the unusual rain, hail and tornado activity! Each horse and rider built their own program with music variations floated through with walk, trot and canter swirls and turns. One rider agreed with Whitney Houston and twirled and dipped to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. Another rider found a beautiful connection with her horse to Walk The Moon's “Shut Up And Dance”. A little cajun spice was found by another horse and rider with Dire Straights ' “Walk of Life”. July brought the group dancing challenge. Dancing Dressage 2 had a Reggae number as two almost matching bays danced to Johnny Nash's “I Can See Clearly Now”. The chestnut pair boogied to Elton John and Kiki Dee's “Don't Go Breakin' My Heart”. Then a salsa brought Santana and Rob Thomas's “Smooth” to life. The grand finale featured two iconic voices with a routine for four horses as the bays and chestnuts were DANCIN' IN THE STREET to David Bowie and Mick Jagger!
But wait! There's more! Due to popular demand, there will be one more Dancing Dressage in August and a full blown “Holiday Horses” in October! Wheeeee! Stay Tuned! We're excited to see what dance moves will appear! ... See MoreSee Less