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) 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.
 OBSTACLES 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

 

AUGUST 2018

SUNDAY  MONDAY 10-11:30AM TUESDAY 6:30-8PM WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
  

 

 

 1-DRESSAGE

 
 
 
 
 

 

 2 3

 4-HCHC DRESSAGE SHOW

 

 5

 6-HORSEMANSHIP

 
 
 
 
 

 

 7

 8-PLEASURE

Rachel 
Greta
 Lindsey
 Amanda
 

 

 9 10

 11- BARB GERBITZ 

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC 

9AM-5PM 

 12-BARB GERBITZ 

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

9AM-5PM 

 13

 14- DRESSAGE

 Lindsey
 Heidi
 
 
 

 

 15-JUMPING

 Rachel
 Heidi
 
 
 

 

 16 17

 18-MINI CLINIC

ON THE TRAIL

(10AM-12:30PM)

 Anne
 Brandi
 
 
 
 

 

 19

 20- HORSEMANSHIP

 Anne
 
 
 
 

 

 21

 22-CONTESTING

 Greta
 
 
 
 

 

 23 24 25
 26

27

 28- PLEASURE

 Greta
 
 
 
 

 

29-JUMPING

 Rachel
 Lindsey
 Heidi
 
 

 

30 31 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 SUNDAY MONDAY 10-11:30AM TUESDAY 6:30-8PM WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM THURSDAY FRIDAY  SATURDAY
     

 

 1

2

3

 4- PLEASURE

 
 
 
 
 

 5-JUMPING

 Rachel
 Heidi
 
 
 

6

 

 7-BUCK BRANNAMAN

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

HAMPSHIRE, IL 

8-BUCK BRANNAMAN

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

HAMPSHIRE, IL 

 9- BUCK BRANNAMAN 

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

HAMPSHIRE, IL 

 10-BUCK BRANNAMAN

HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC

HAMPSHIRE, IL 

 11-JUMPING

 Greta
 Heidi
 
 
 

 12-DRESSAGE

 Rachel
 
 
 
 
 13 14 15-HCHC COMBINED SHOW
16

17-HORSEMANSHIP

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 18

 19-PLEASURE

 Rachel
 Heidi
 
 
 

 

 20 21

 22-MINI CLINIC

ON THE TRAIL

(10AM-12:30PM) 

 Greta
 Anne
 
 

 

 23

24-HORSEMANSHIP

 
 
 
 
 

 25

 26- CONTESTING

 Greta
 
 
 
 
 27 28 29
 30      

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.