Genesis Equestrian Center, Inc.

Creating Foundations for Life

Classes & Lessons

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 OR text 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 1 hour 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-9PM seven days a week. Except when the barn is closed for some holidays, during scheduled class or clinic time, and during posted EAL workshops. All closed arena times will be posted on this page's calendar. If there are no riders on the schedule for a particular class, then that time becomes open arena time.

Riders have a minimum of 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. 

NOTE**Classes may have different levels of riders in them.  No rider will be asked to do something they are not prepared for; at the same time more advanced riders will be challenged sufficiently.  Classes are reserved for riders with some experience.  Beginners will need to schedule lessons outside of class time. 

 

 CLASSES OFFERED
 
HORSEMANSHIP Horsemanship skills; trailer loading, problem horses, balance, timing,feel, soft feel, buddy sour, gaining control of the horses feet, transitions, confidence building, groundwork, flexing, bending...ect.  Includes Some ground work, some riding.
 JUMPING  All levels up to 3ft. Hunter/Jumper & Cross Country
 DRESSAGE All levels up to and including First Level. 
 PLEASURE Practicing and showing Western/English Pleasure, Western Horsemanship/Equitation, and Showmanship
 CONTESTING Barrels/poles/flags/key hole.  Learning/practicing the skills for fun/quick gaming runs.
 TRAIL Trail obstacles and confidence building (for both horse and rider)
 ON THE TRAIL
 Weather permitting, we will travel to a nearby park and have class on the trail. 
“And for a lot of people, they want it all to be fuzzy and warm and cosmic, but it’s no different with a horse than with a kid…You can’t always be the kid’s best friend. First you have to be the parent.”
- Buck Brannaman

 

JANUARY 2018

SUNDAY
 MONDAY  TUESDAY 6:30-8PM WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM THURSDAY FRIDAYSATURDAY
 

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 10- DRESSAGE 

 Rachel
 
 
 
 

 

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17- CONTESTING

 
 Greta
 Lindsey
 
 

 

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20-BARB GERBITZ

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

AUDITORS ONLY 

9:30AM-5PM 

 

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HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

AUDITORS ONLY 

9:30AM-5PM 

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 Rachel 
 Heidi
 Kaci
 
 

 

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 Heidi
 Greta
 Lindsey
 
 

 

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27-HORSEMANSHIP

(make up class)

(10:30AM-12PM)

 
 
 
 
 

 

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 30- JUMPING

 Rachel
 Heidi
 Kaci
 Greta
 

 

 31-YOU CHOOSE

 
 
 
 
 

 

   

FEBRUARY 2018

 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY 6:30-8PM WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM THURSDAY  FRIDAY SATURDAY 
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 6-JUMPING 

 Heidi
 
 
 
 

 

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 Heidi
 
 
 
 

 

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20-PLEASURE

 
 
 
 
 

 

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 24- MINI CLINIC

OBSTACLES

(10AM-12:30PM) 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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27- CONTESTING

 Heidi
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Instructor/ Facilitator

Alicyn Arnold incorporated GECI in 2005 .  

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 and many educational opportunities. She began riding 3-Day eventing in 2004.  She has attended and participated in many horsemanship clinics with Buck Branaman (since 2005 and yearly since 2012) Ricky Quinn (yearly from 2004-2013), Buster McLaury (yearly since 2008);  Dressage instruction from Ed Rothkranz (2004-2008); Jaton Lord (yearly since 2016); Barb Gerbitz (yearly since 2016).  She also has ridden in clinics with Kip Fladland, Dave Gamble, Eric Horgan, Ken Dromgool, Dorthy Crowell, Nadeem Noon, Sharon White, & Ian Stark.  

She is a certified Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator in 2017 through the Equine Connection Certification course. The world's only certified Equine Assisted Business Training (EABT) course. Hosting and facilitating corporate workshops and small groups for team building and skills development.