Congratulations to Lulu Levy, Hillsdale, who has achieved the designation of Student Assistant! Lulu, 11, has been riding at Cricket Hill now for three years. She enjoys her lessons and Saddle Club, as well as her practice rides on Ricky, getting ready for her second trip to Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival in August. Lulu was part of last year’s very successful team that placed 5th out of 57! Lulu also took the Centered Riding Clinic last April.
The Student Assistant Program at Cricket Hill recognizes the progress our young riders make as they develop their horse handling skills and safe practices. This is an elective program for students who volunteer to take on more responsibility in caring for horses and helping younger riders. It is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the Academy and prepare for horse ownership. Applicants are checked out on a series of skill and knowledge areas by Kira, our Head Trainer, and are tested on their understanding of the Cricket Hill Safety Workbook. When they pass, they sign an agreement along with their parents and Kira.