GECI offers classes or lessons to people who provide their own horses (haul-in or boarders) or those leasing horses from GECI.
Students leasing, boarding, or hauling-in their horses may sign up for classes below (email me if you want to be added or removed from a class). Classes will have a max of 5 riders (usually 2-4). Class descriptions are below. Classes are 1 1/2 hours long, and $35/rider. If the classes don't suit your needs please contact Alicyn and we can set up a separate lesson, OR change the class type as long as there are no conflicts with the other riders. Lessons are scheduled on an "as need" basis. Lessons are 45 mins long (including ground work & warm-up) group lesson -$30/rider; private- $45.
Riders scheduling lessons can do so anytime during open arena, at a time that fits their schedule. Open arena is between 8AM-9:30PM 7 days a week. Except when the barn is closed for some holidays &/or during scheduled class time. If there are no riders on the schedule for a particular class, then that time becomes open arena time.
Riders have 24 hours before classes or lessons to sign-up or cancel.
Classes and Lessons begin at the scheduled time, have your horse groomed and saddled by class/lesson start time.
| CLASSES OFFERED|
|HORSEMANSHIP||Natural horsemanship skills; trailer loading, problem horses, balance, timing,feel, soft feel, buddy sour, gaining control of the horses feet, transitions, desensitization, groundwork, flexing, bending...ect. Some ground work, some riding.|
|FOUNDATION HORSEMANSHIP||Ground work/round pen work. Green horses/people. To be in this class you will have to be willing to switch horses with other people to learn about different horses. All work is foundational, some riding. Demonstrations with green or problem horses.|
| JUMPING 1|| Ground rails to 2' fences|
| JUMPING 2|| 2'3" and up; natural and cross country fences|
| DRESSAGE 1||Practicing and showing Intro levels|
| DRESSAGE 2||Practicing and showing Training levels through First levels|
| WEST PL/HOR||Practicing and showing Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Trail, and Showmanship|
|HUS/EQU|| Practicing and showing Hunter Under Saddle, English Equitation, and Showmanship|
|CONTESTING||Barrels/poles/flags/key hole. Learning/practicing the skills for fun/quick gaming runs.|
|MONDAY||TUESDAY 6:30-8PM||WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM|| THURSDAY ||FRIDAY 4:30-6AM|| SATURDAY|
4- DRESSAGE 1
5- DRESSAGE 2
| 8- |
12- JUMPING 1
14- JUMPING 2
18- JUMPING 1
21- CONTESTING or
26- DRESSAGE 1
27- THANKSGIVING DAY
|MONDAY 4:30-6PM||TUESDAY 6:30-8PM|| WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM||THURSDAY 4:30-6PM||FRIDAY 4:30-6PM||SATURDAY 9-10:30AM |
Alicyn Arnold began GECI (see About Us) in 2003.
She grew up on horses from the age of 3 and began showing in local open shows at the age of 5. She is a 9 year 4-H Horse & Pony member of Hamilton Co. showing all types of riding from Western and Contesting to Dressage, English, Driving, and Jumping. Alicyn continues to challenge herself through horse showing. She began riding 3-Day eventing in 2004. She has attended many horsemanship clinics with Ricky Quinn (yearly since 2004), Buster McLaury (yearly since 2008), and Buck Branaman (ridden in 3 clinics/audited several); Dressage instruction from Ed Rothkranz and jumping instruction from Brian Leach. She also has ridden in clinics with Eric Horgan, Ken Dromgool, and Dorthy Crowell, Nadeem Noon, Sharon White, & Ian Stark. She has attended Southern Pines Adult Eventing Camp in NC in 2008.