Congratulations to Lyla Andrick, Staatsburg,Â who has achieved the designation of Student Assistant! Lyla, now 11,Â started ridingÂ hunters at 6, but decided last year that she wanted to pursue dressage,Â and so joined Cricket Hill. Lyla enjoys her lessons and Saddle Club. She audited one day of the Shelly Francis Clinic last November. We’re looking forward to Lyla’s making her first trip to the Youth Dressage Festival next July!
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 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.