Equine Kingdom Riding Academy
Drill Team

3809 SE School Rd, Greensboro, NC, 27406

An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Teams typically perform at rodeos, horse fairs, parades, benefits, and drill team competitions. Drill teams are intended to entertain, show sportsmanship, horsemanship, team work and dedication. Competition drill at the national level is a controlled ride and has continuous forward motion. Some competition venues have set up special divisions of competition to provide for novice, rodeo, youth, gaited and special effects (as allowed at the venue) such as theme and drama. Theme drill provides a division that allows teams to showcase their uniforms, horse ability, music, and inclusions of trick riding or other variations.

 

When We Meet:

Equine Kingdom will be forming its very first drill team in 2012. We hope to have a youth and an adult drill team. These drill teams will meet to practice twice a month - the first and third Monday of each month. Times are listed at each meeting date. If we do have two separate drill teams, the practice times will be listed separately. Please arrive 20 minutes early to prepare your horse for drill team and be ready and mounted at the start time.

Meeting Dates:

Drill Team Is Over Until at least Fall 2013. Please contact us for more information.

What We Do

Drill team is a lot of fun! It's a great way for riders to get to know each other and their horses. It's a lot of fun to learn how to work together as a group, as a team, and learn to maneuver horses in ways you never thought possible. Working together in unison to create a pattern that amazes and awes those watching is an incredible feeling! At each meeting, we will ride/practice for at least one hour. After the ride is over and the horses are put away, riders will commune together to discuss the class, options, concerns, praises, and anything else that they would like. This will be an opportunity for the coach/instructor to present new patterns and information, show videos, critique/praise, and more.

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What to Expect

Riders in a drill team ride their horses in unison, in patterns, learn to work in close quarters with other horses, learn how to pass closely in unison without running into each other. Horses learn to work together to create intricate patterns. At competitions, a drill team is judged on ability, including spacing and alignment, timing and coordination, originality, difficulty, and attractiveness of patterns, speed, horsemanship, uniformity, manners of the animals, music, and crowd appeal. Equine Kingdom's drill team currently will perform at each of our open shows at the beginning of each show.

 

Cost

Dues per member are $50/month, paid quarterly.

First quarter dues (February-March) are due at the beginning of February for a total of $100/rider.

April-June dues are due at the beginning of April at a cost of $150 per rider.

July-September dues are due at the beginning of July at a cost of $150 per rider.

October-December dues are due at the beginning of October at a cost of $150 per rider.

 

Dues covers the cost of using a horse, the arena, coaching, lessons, and any other various costs included. There is NO CHARGE for drill team members to participate in a performance at each of Equine Kingdom's schooling shows.

There are no refunds if riders miss classes, sorry.

 

How to Participate/Qualifications

In order to participate, you must either have your own horse and be able to trailer in (or board at Equine Kingdom), or you may become a student at Equine Kingdom and use one of their ten school horses. You do NOT need to own a horse to participate. You must be of walk/trot level to keep up with others. Helmets are REQUIRED and NOT optional, even if you bring your own horse.

 

Youth group will be for ages 13 & Under and the adult group will be ages 14 and over.

 

There are a limited number of horses/spots available, so let us know ASAP if you would like to participate in our drill team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Meet Our Wonderful, Safe Horses!


 Prissy
18 year old Quarter Horse mare English/Western, Beginner-Advanced

Enoch
22 year old Paint Horse Gelding
English, Beginner-Advanced

Mystique

10 year old Appendix Quarter Horse Mare English, Advanced.

River
14 year old Appendix Quarter Horse Mare English/Western, Beginner-Advanced

Zelda
13 year old Quarter Horse Mare
English/western, Beginner-Intermediate

Jitterbug
16 year old Arabian Mare
English/western, Intermediate-Advanced

Merlin
14 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
English/Western, Intermediate-Advanced

Sebastian
18 year old Thoroughbred Gelding
English/Western, Beginner-Advanced

Hawkeye
14 year old Paint Horse Gelding
English/Western, Intermediate-Advanced

Aislinn
8 year old Quarter Horse Mare
English/Western, Beginner-Advanced
(owned by Allyson Boonbumrung)

Fable
10 year old Quarter Horse/Morgan Mare
English/Western, Beginner-Advanced
(owned by Daniel Boonbumrung)

Celeste
16 year old AraAppaloosa Mare
English/Western, Intermediate-Advanced


 

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