Congratulations to Lulu Levy, Hillsdale,Â who has achieved the designation of Student Assistant! Lulu,Â 11,Â has been riding atÂ 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 ofÂ last year’sÂ very successful team thatÂ placed 5th out of 57!Â LuluÂ also tookÂ the Centered Riding ClinicÂ lastÂ April.
The Student Assistant Program at Cricket Hill recognizes the progressÂ our young riders make as theyÂ develop their horse handling skills andÂ safe practices. This is an elective programÂ for students whoÂ volunteerÂ to take on more responsibility in caring forÂ horses and helping younger riders.Â 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, theyÂ sign an agreementÂ along with their parents and Kira.