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
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.
Drill Team Is Over Until at least Fall 2013. Please contact us for
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.
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.
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
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!
18 year old Quarter Horse mare English/Western, Beginner-Advanced
22 year old Paint Horse Gelding
10 year old Appendix
Quarter Horse Mare English, Advanced.
14 year old Appendix Quarter
Horse Mare English/Western, Beginner-Advanced
13 year old Quarter Horse Mare
16 year old Arabian Mare
14 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
18 year old Thoroughbred Gelding
14 year old Paint Horse Gelding
8 year old Quarter Horse Mare
(owned by Allyson Boonbumrung)
10 year old Quarter Horse/Morgan Mare
(owned by Daniel Boonbumrung)
16 year old AraAppaloosa Mare
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