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Student Rentals for this Spring

Spring Student rental opportunities are available on Sundays at 2. For riders Intermediate II (with instructor permission) and above, Waredaca offers a one hour practice ride for $40.  Please note, rentals must be reserved in advance by Friday noon. This is not a lesson so riders are not supervised by an instructor.

If you would like more information about student rentals OR to reserve a horse,  please call the office at 443-564-1276 OR 301-570-4191.

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NCEL Winter Finale news

From Celeste...
To MY Fabulous 7 --

    Congratulations you did it, girls!  You managed to hold onto our year end 1st place for the season!!  WOW!  Hats off to you and to your families for all of their support.
     We have all worked hard together and it has payed off.  Each of you contributed to our success which truly makes this a team victory -- the way it should be.  You are all amazing riders and deserve this recognition.  I couldn't be more proud of each of you.
     Thanks for all of your hard work -- so exciting to see it pay off.  
     Take lots of pictures at the banquet with your blue ribbons, trophies, etc., as I will be out of town at a family wedding, so will miss all of the NCEL fun.  I will be there with you in spirit.  Remember that it is at the Laurel Racetrack 5:00 - 8:00 pm, although you are welcome to go to the races beginning at 1:15, Sunday, April 2.
     On another note I will send out an email regarding spring lessons, times, fees, etc.  This coming weekend is the last extended session, separate from the spring session.  Details to come soon.  See you soon.
Enjoy your snow day,

Celeste G. McGee 
Finale info/ Banquet
Dear All,
     As most of you know NCEL has a year end banquet to wrap up our season and present individual and team ribbons. The event will be held at Laurel Racetrack on Sunday, April 2, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $35 per person, and include buffet dinner.  You are welcome to arrive early to attend the races beginning at 1:15, at no additional charge.  All teams are required to give a head count and checks at the finale for whoever is planning to attend.  I will be out of town at a family wedding, so unable to attend, but hope that our entire team will be represented.  Please plan to let me know either Friday or Saturday about your family's attendance with an accompanying check payable to NCEL.  Thanks for your help in advance coordinating this.
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Class Descriptions

Waredaca offers a series of seasonal lessons offered over an 8 to 10 week period depending on the time of year. All classes meet and ride from the centrally based Indoor Arena. The instructional lesson program is structured into a progressive system of skills levels; each has an accompanying set of standards that further define the level and student expectations. The levels offered include:

Beginning to Ride

Students demonstrate safe horsemanship practices and ride in a correct position with adequate control at a halt, walk and beginning to trot.

Advanced Beginner

Students improve their skills at trot in preparation for canter work.

Intermediate I

Students ride with balance and control at walk, trot and beginning canter work.

Intermediate II

Students improve in balance and control at walk, trot and canter.

Intermediate III

Students continue to improve balance and control at walk, trot and canter.

Canter Skills

Students improve in confidence and ability to canter through a variety of cantering exercises.

Advanced Flat

Students demonstrate a strong balance-seat foundation from which they may safely pursue pleasure riding, dressage and jumping.

Skills for Safer Pleasure Riding

Students gain confidence through riding safely in a group over varied terrain.


Students receive extra preparation necessary to improve in balance, strength and confidence prior to enrolling in Beginning to Jump.

Beginning to Jump

Students ride safely and effectively over ground poles and small jumps at trot and canter. Jumps not to exceed 2 feet.

Beginning Dressage Skills

Students enhance horse’s performances through correct use and timing of natural aids.

Ongoing Dressage Skills

Students focus on developing a greater understanding of the desirable traits of an athletic horse.

Jumping II

Students exhibit proper position and control over combinations and lines of fences. Jumps not to exceed 2 feet.

Flat and Fence Work

Students focus on more advanced dressage and jumping skills.

Position and Skills Over Fences

Students enhance the jumping performances of their horses through improvements in balance and coordination.

Beginning Cross Country Jumping

Students jump basic XC obstacles with confidence, balance and control.

Beginning to Event

Students gain experience in the three phases of eventing competition—dressage, cross country jumping and show jumping with a future goal of Starter Event Competition.