Vermont Equestrian Clinic

Vermont USA: (RCVT02)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/vermont_equestrian_clinic.aspx

Introduction
Vermont USA
A little piece of heaven; this is a special equestrian clinic at this classic four season resort, located in  in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest, just 11 miles from Killington. Majestically set on 700 acres with sweeping views of a mountain lake and forests, we offer an endless array of outdoor adventures, ideal for singles, couples and families....there’s something for everyone. Overnights are at a country inn with numerous facilities and superb dining.  Immerse yourself in the art and style of traditional English riding while learning theory along with the techniques of suppleness, flexibility and collection. The curriculum includes individualized group instructions and relaxing trail riding. For those preferring Western riding, basic riding instructions for novice riders are available.

Experienced rider or new in the saddle, the professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability – English or Western. Serious riders can take advantage of jumping and instruction to dressage. We can tailor a personalized riding clinic to suit your needs and ability level, making it as varied and intensive as desired.

Deluxe accommodations, breathtaking countryside and extensive equestrian facilities guarantee a wonderful learning getaway in Vermont. Vermont's peaceful beauty is unique in the northeast:. It is a place where farm fields roll right up to the edge of villages and where lofty mountains and crystal clear lakes are everyday companions.

Accomodation

Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights will be spent at the same location.

Description
Majestically set on 700 acres in Vermont’s lush Green Mountains with sweeping views of a pristine mountain lake and an infinite expanse of National Forest, the Green Mountain getaway offers an endless array of outdoor activities. Ideal for both couples and families, there’s something for everyone. The main inn has a spacious lobby of post and beam construction, a stone fireplace and many antiques. The guest rooms are well appointed in the tradition of a mountain lodge with panoramic views. The regular package includes a Classic Lodge room. Upgrades are available to the Luxury Lodge Rooms, Luxury Cabins, or Suites. For larger groups of 4+ we can also offer multi-bedroom Chalet accommodations. As our overnight guest, you will also have access to year-round stay-inclusive activities including daily afternoon refreshments in the Main Lodge Lobby and use of our hot tub, sauna and fitness room and seasonal activities including our heated outdoor pool, tennis court, private beach, kayaks/canoes/paddle boards, cross country ski & snowshoe trail passes and ice skating rink access. Laundry is not available.

Room Options

Classic Lodge Rooms

Located in the Resort’s Main Lodge building overlooking the lake and mountains or our upper meadow, the classic lodge rooms promise a wonderful view. These rooms can be found on the three separate levels of the main lodge, each with unique décor and offering a variety of bedding configurations; one queen bed, two queen beds, two full beds or one queen bed with bunk beds. Each Classic Lodge Room has a private bathroom with walk-in shower or full tub. Most have a sitting area. While we cannot guarantee a specific Classic Lodge Room based on décor, we will do our best to accommodate your bedding configuration needs.

Luxury Room
Each of the luxury lodge rooms located in the Lodge is uniquely decorated and offers spectacular mountain and lake views. Our luxury lodge rooms offer spacious accommodations with well-appointed furniture, seating areas and en-suite bathrooms.  These luxury lodge rooms offer 3 options for  bedding configurations, King, Queen or Two-Queen beds. The main lodge is situated at the heart of resort property with easy access to all resort activities and guest houses. 

Luxury Suite
Luxuriously appointed and with ample space (including separate living areas & over-sized bathrooms) and an array of windows, it’s quite possible that you won’t want to leave. All luxury suites are located on the second floor and offer magnificent views.

Room Occupancy
Triple occupancy is possible in some rooms/ cabins.
Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers.




Meals
Breakfasts and dinners are included in your package. One main entry per person only; appetizers, desserts, and drinks are additional cost and to be paid locally. Lunches are not included and can be taken at the Highlands Tavern. For casual bistro fare join us in the Highlands Tavern. In our tavern you will find a more relaxed and slightly more modern setting, which offers delicious lunch and dinner menus with a full service bar and extensive wine list including many made right here in Vermont. One of the assets which makes our tavern so popular is our extensive locally crafted Vermont Brew tap selection – we always have 12 on tap to choose from! Enjoy a game of pool, seasonal outdoor seating on the Terrace and spectacular views.

We pride ourselves on artfully crafted cuisine delivered by attentive staff with unrivaled settings for dining both indoors and out!  Choose from the dining room or tavern in our main lodge, or in warmer months, have a seat on our outdoor terrace.  All offer phenomenal views of the mountains, lake and meadow. Recent renovations to our dining room include a new stone fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and Vermont-made Hubbardton Forge Lighting.Our Chefs have crafted unique menus, using locally sourced products whenever possible. We invite you to join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are certain your taste buds will be tantalized!

Meal Hours
Breakfast is in the Dining room from 7:30 am -  9:30 am weekdays and 7:30am - 10:00 am on weekends.
Lunch is always 12:00 pm -2:00 pm.
For dinner the dining room opens at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:30 pm. The bar will remain open for the whole dining schedule as long as we have people; by law has to shut down at 2:00 am.
Neat casual resort attire.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions if given prior notice.




Facilities/ Activities (included in package)

-Pool, hot tub, and sauna
-Private beach
-Kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing
-Disc golf
-Hiking trails
-Tennis
-Sand volleyball
-Fitness center

Facilities/ Activities (available at extra cost- please inquire)
-Gift shop
-Pontoon boating
-Fishing
-Clay bird shooting
-Spa (massages, facials, hairstyling & makeup, manicures & pedicures)
-Golf (nearby)

 

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Riding

Experienced rider or new in the saddle, our professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability, English or Western, on your own horse or one of ours.

Green Mountain National Forest

This is a place with rolling green hills, forested mountains, blue mountain lakes, and trickling creek beds. The forest service maintains a number of trails that can be accessed by horseback riders. Some of these trails allow no motorized vehicles, maintaining the ambiance of the wilderness. These trails extend for miles into the forestland, around rolling green pastures, border mountain lakes, and cross creek beds. On some trails, you can see remnants of history. You may see an old mill-dam and lodge, or even ride on an old wagon trail.

Itinerary
 

The itinerary is flexible and can be catered to your needs and wishes - just let us know in advance.

The package includes a total of 9 riding units = each unit being 1 lesson (1 hour) or 1 trail ride (2 hrs)

Sample Itinerary
Sunday: Arrive in the afternoon and check in. Overnight.
Monday: The morning starts with an hour of general instructions, Stadium jumping or dressage. Let us know your preference in advance. In the afternoon you can enjoy a guided trail ride into the hills. Tuesday to Thursday: A morning one hour lesson is followed by an afternoon two hour trail ride. On Tuesday afternoon you can enjoy a relaxing sports-massage (not included in the rate).
Friday: A two hour trail ride is scheduled for the morning. Please request a late check out, so you can take a shower before departure.

**Subject to change

Non-riding companions: Non-riding companions will find much to do - including swimming, tennis, beach and lake activities, clay bird shooting and hiking. 


Rates and Dates for Vermont Equestrian Clinic

Rates include:

5 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner (1 entree per person per night only) at the Highlands Dining room, a total of 9 riding units = each unit being 1 hr lesson or 1 trail ride (2 hrs), taxes and hotel gratuities

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20195 nights B&B, 9 riding units$1900

Rates Note:


Clinic is availabe on a limited basis -- please inquire first if your desired tour date is possible before booking this trip.
Riding lessons in any discipline are offered from June to the first week in September only.

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Rates Note:


Clinic is availabe on a limited basis -- please inquire first if your desired tour date is possible before booking this trip.
Riding lessons in any discipline are offered from June to the first week in September only.


Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from Rutland Airport by taxi (not included)
- to be paid locally
$0
2019 Upgrade to Luxury Room pp (dbl) - 5 nights $370
2019 Upgrade to Luxury Suite pp (dbl) - 5 nights $560
2019 Single supplement $280
2019 Non-rider MAP in room with rider $560

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 05/20 - 10/30 6d / 5n 5 nights B&B, 9 riding units 2 /7 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:


Lunches - available at the Highlands Tavern. Dinner items other than entrees - appetizers, deserts, etc. Alcoholic beverages, Gratuities for riding guides, Spa services, Skeet, Mtn Bikes

Other Info
Meeting: Chittenden
Airport: Rutland VT
Transfer: Rutland airport

Climate:
                                            Chittenden area


Month

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Jul

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Average High Temperature (°F)

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54

42

30

Average Low Temperature (°F)

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13

25

36

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31

23

10

Average High Temperature (°C)

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17

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6

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Average Low Temperature (°C)

-16

-16

-11

-4

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-12

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

7

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9

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9

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9

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Summer temperatures are warm. Days are typically sunny and comfortable, ideal for outdoor activity, with light clothing for days; sweaters or light jackets for evenings. The Autumn and Spring months are pleasant with a variety of casual dress suitable. Below freezing temperatures are the rule during the Winter season. Coats, heavy jackets, gloves and warm, dry boots are recommended until mid March.

What To Bring:
An ASTM approved helmet and soled boots with a heel are needed to ride ! Note: riding helmets are available on site

This list is only a guideline for you

RIDING GEAR
  • Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
  • Riding boots + Minichaps
  • Riding helmet (recommended for all trips)
  • Riding gloves
PERSONAL CLOTHING
  • Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Light wear rainwear
  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers
  • Swimsuit
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect protection
  • Personal medications
  • Sore cream (for the emergency)
  • Sewing kit
  • Camera and enough extra films
  • Address book and pen (for pictures postcards!)
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Sun tan lotion and lip balm