Rolling Hills Saddle Club

Rolling Hills Saddle Club Rolling Hills Saddle Club hosts shows February through November at Will Park Equestrian Center, located in Alpharetta, Georgia. We offer a wide variety of classes including western, hunter, jumper, and barrel racing.

Rolling Hills Saddle Club hosts shows February through September at Wills Park Equestrian Center, located in Alpharetta, Georgia. We offer a wide variety of classes including western, hunter, jumper, barrel racing, and classes for special needs riders. Rolling Hills Saddle Club is PAC (Paint Alternative Competition) approved though the APHA (American Paint Horse Association) and TIP approved (Thor

Rolling Hills Saddle Club hosts shows February through September at Wills Park Equestrian Center, located in Alpharetta, Georgia. We offer a wide variety of classes including western, hunter, jumper, barrel racing, and classes for special needs riders. Rolling Hills Saddle Club is PAC (Paint Alternative Competition) approved though the APHA (American Paint Horse Association) and TIP approved (Thor

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The 2021 RHSC Annual Charity Costume Show raised $500!  Thank you to all of our wonderful participants and volunteers. T...
09/26/2021

The 2021 RHSC Annual Charity Costume Show raised $500! Thank you to all of our wonderful participants and volunteers. The costumes were amazing! We'd love to share your awesome photos, too! Please send them to our page in messenger or tag our VP Pam in your photos, if you're friends with her. 😊❤🐴 Thanks!

Thanks so much to Sergeant Ryan Hoffman of the Alpharetta Police Department who was our guest judge at the RHSC Annual C...
09/25/2021

Thanks so much to Sergeant Ryan Hoffman of the Alpharetta Police Department who was our guest judge at the RHSC Annual Charity Costume Show. We appreciate him stepping up and helping us out when our scheduled judge fell ill. We are happy to report we raised $500 for charity tonight! We will vote where to donate the money to at the November meeting. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful contestants! We had some fabulous costumes again this year. We hope everyone had a great time. (Pictures to come soon...). See everyone bright and early tomorrow morning. 😊🐴❤

Thanks so much to Sergeant Ryan Hoffman of the Alpharetta Police Department who was our guest judge at the RHSC Annual Charity Costume Show. We appreciate him stepping up and helping us out when our scheduled judge fell ill. We are happy to report we raised $500 for charity tonight! We will vote where to donate the money to at the November meeting. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful contestants! We had some fabulous costumes again this year. We hope everyone had a great time. (Pictures to come soon...). See everyone bright and early tomorrow morning. 😊🐴❤

09/24/2021

Most days, I’ll zip my coat, whistle up the dogs and walk out to see the horses. Sometimes, it’s a short hike because they’ll be up near the corrals for some salt. Other times, it’s a long, windy trek around a big, hilly pasture filled with hidey holes. I have learned that they don’t always want to be found!

It's this last point that makes me get myself out there. I go, to say hello, to see that all is well and just to watch them. It’s good stockmanship, yes… but it’s something more.

When I go out to visit my horses, I am letting these friends of mine know that every single time they see me, they will not be put to work. Think about that for a minute. How many horses only see us for the one-hour lesson, or the long, hard day spent working cows? Instead, I go to them to show them that I value their friendship. I appreciate having these horses in my life.

There have been times when my show horse would be kept at a public barn, so that our training and conditioning would stay up to par through the never ending Canadian winters. These social visits became a very big deal. It was all-too-easy to only see my horse on days I was working him and worse, I was not the one throwing the feed. I was no longer the person he most wanted to see!

It was during these years that I learned of the price of friendship. I knew that if I wanted my horse to value having me in his life, I had to go out of my way to be that steady person.

Surprisingly, this has little to do with handing out treats.

Many horses do not know how to deal with a social visit, particularly in the herd. They’ll mill around me, getting nippy and jealous, kicking out at one another because they are sure that I’m packing nibblies. Others will see me and move away, not finding any pleasure in hearing my voice or basking under my gaze. These types are usually new here and do not understand our customs.

If I’m mindful about building friendship, before too long, they will be happy to stand quietly around me, without putting me in danger. They will wait, heads down and eyes half-closed, while I tell them they are all smart and good. I will lovingly straighten their forelocks and maybe pick through their tails.

We will chat about life for a while and then, they will let me leave first, before they do. This last point is a telling one in the human-horse relationship, I find.

A lot of people don’t worry too much about whether or not their horse likes and wants to be with them, when they no longer have any control over said horse. I worry about things like that, for if my horse doesn’t like to be around me, he probably won’t enjoy working with me, either.

While I was walking back, my phone rang. I glanced at the caller’s name and decided to ignore the call. Why? Well, this person only calls me when I can be of use to her… and it hasn’t taken me very long to be on my guard whenever she bothers to seek me out.

When we go to our horses only to work them, I figure they’ll soon feel the same way.

Patterns for Saturday's show have been posted to the website. :) www.rollinghillssc.org
09/23/2021
Welcome to Rolling Hills Saddle Club

Patterns for Saturday's show have been posted to the website. :)
www.rollinghillssc.org

 RHSC is a fun, economical, non-profit saddle club providing a family friendly show for children, adults, and special needs riders in English, Western, Saddle Seat, Hunter, Jumping, Pole Bending, & Barrel Racing disciplines. 

We are so excited about our annual charity costume show this Friday at 7 p.m. in the covered arena!  We are pleased to a...
09/23/2021

We are so excited about our annual charity costume show this Friday at 7 p.m. in the covered arena!
We are pleased to announce our celebrity guest judge will be children's book author, Cathi Huff. We are very thankful to Cathi for volunteering her time to judge our show.
Please see her bio and photos below. :)

-Cathi Huff, founder of Love GOGA and Mindful Seeds, had wanted a horse ever since she was a little girl. After doing some research, Cathi met Atlantis Dream, a retired thoroughbred racehorse from New York, renamed him Bronx and gave her property the namesake, “Atlantis Dream Farm.” Of course, Bronx needed friends, so Cathi soon welcomed an ark's worth of farm animals. After the Goat Girls joined her family, Cathi realized she wanted to share the Atlantis Dream Farm experience with as many people as she could.

In 2017, Cathi founded Love GOGA, a goat yoga business, right out of her backyard. Over time, the brand evolved and grew organically into a lifestyle of its own, highlighted by engaging animal experiences that help to bring the mind, body and spirit into harmony. In 2020, Cathi founded Mindful Seeds, a wellness lifestyle brand offering a broader scope of mindfulness-based series, workshops, products, and services such as Reiki and health coaching. Meanwhile, Love GOGA continues to thrive while specializing in animal-based experiences. In addition to holding sessions at the Farm, Love GOGA and Mindful Seeds extend most programming to partners around the North Atlanta community.

Reflected in all aspects of Cathi's life are her two greatest passions: animals and mindfulness. In addition to animal yoga, Cathi is a certified holistic health and wellness coach; a certified Reiki master and yoga instructor; a hormone cure practitioner; as well as certified in digestive nutrition, gut health, meditation, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. As the list goes on, it is clear she takes quality of life seriously, and she continues to help others do the same.

09/20/2021
09/19/2021

We have a trainer-member who needs assistance trailering 4-5 horses from Eastern Sky Farm on Kelly Bridge Rd in Dawsonville to Wills Park for our RHSC show next weekend. I know some of our other trainers pay for hauling services to the shows. Could you please share or p.m. us with reliable haulers who might be able to help out? Thanks so much! You guys rock! :)

09/18/2021

Obviously I DO know... But in case you don't...

I DID NOT KNOW... by Alissa Kelly

I did not know a horse could bring people into your life that end up meaning the most to you.
I did not know a horse could make the hardest days of your life bearable.
I did not know a horse could teach you to put others first.
I did not know a horse could remind you time and time again that your gut is always right.
I did not know a horse could break your heart.
I did not know a horse could pick you up when you have fallen apart.
I did not know a horse could teach you to dream again, after you thought it was not possible.
I did not know a horse could make you believe in yourself.
I did not know a horse could teach responsibility, work ethic, and dedication.
I did not know a horse could make you believe in something when no one else does.
I did not know a horse could make you learn to forgive and forget.
I did not know a horse could humble you faster than you can say humble.
I did not know a horse could make you a winner.
I did not know a horse could also teach you how to lose gracefully.
I did not know a horse could instill patience in you.
I did not know a horse could make you listen better.
I did not know a horse could give you their heart.
I did not know a horse could change your life.
I did not know a horse could do all these things...
but now I know. ❤️❤️

Happy Monday!  Have a great week!  😊
09/13/2021

Happy Monday! Have a great week! 😊

Happy Monday! Have a great week! 😊

Photos from Rolling Hills Saddle Club's post
09/11/2021

Photos from Rolling Hills Saddle Club's post

09/10/2021

RHSC is very sorry to hear about the passing of Karen Hood. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family and all who loved her.

08/31/2021

Membership Meeting Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Members should have received an email with log in information. Don't forget! Only 3 more meetings this year to get your year-end award requirements in! There will lots of important information discussed during this meeting. We look forward to talking with and hearing from everyone. Thanks! :)

08/14/2021

MY WIFE AND HER HORSE

My wife she has a quarter horse, with flaxen mane and tail.
She thinks he is the finest thing that ever jogged a rail.

She calls him Dandy Darling, and if the truth I tell,
that fancy pampered quarter horse has made my life pure hell.

My wife she used to cook for ME and serve it with champagne.
Now she'd rather feed that horse and fix his special grain.

She rides him every morning, and grooms him half the night.
The last time that she kissed ME it was just to be polite.

He dresses better than I do, with matching wraps and ties,
my wardrobe's so neglected now that I attract the flies.

One day my wife was shopping, she was down at the mall,
and fancy pampered DANDY was just standing in his stall.

He looked so smug and sassy, that I began to grin,
I'd saddle that fat sucker, and take him for a spin.

I've wondered since if cues I gave, he might have misconstrued,
for when I climbed aboard that horse, he rightly came UNGLUED.

He bucked and spun, and snorted fire, and threw me through a fence.
I saw big stars and there are teeth that I ain't heard from since.

My wife came home and saw me, just a lying in the dirt,
she rushed up to her HORSE and asked him, "Sweetheart are you HURT?"

He'd scratched his nose a little bit, and the memory galls me yet, she left me lying in the mud, and ran to call the VET!!!

Kelly Finn has never owned or leased a horse of her own. Instead, this intrepid 17-year-old has catch ridden herself to ...
08/11/2021
Junior Spotlight: Gochman Grant Winner Finn Is Ready For Her USEF Pony Finals Debut

Kelly Finn has never owned or leased a horse of her own. Instead, this intrepid 17-year-old has catch ridden herself to earning a 2021 USHJA Gochman Family Grant and a trip to this week's USEF Pony Finals.

Kelly Finn has never owned or leased a horse of her own, but that hasn’t stopped her from getting plenty of rides in. The 17-year-old from Port Jervis, New York, has found her niche catch riding and working off her expenses at the barn. She’s als...

08/06/2021

It's horse show weekend! Yay!!!
*You may begin hauling into the park beginning at noon tomorrow to set up stalls and school.
*Due to the summer heat, polo shirts or collared shirts are allowed in all show rings Saturday. Formal show attire is optional.
*Stall assignments will be sent via email by tonight to everyone who pre-registered. (You do not have to preregister to show with us. You may sign up in the show office.)
*There is a bill board by the concession stand and one at the show office with stall assignments posted if you are unsure where to go.
*We have an off duty Alpharetta Police Officer work overnight security at our horse shows from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday for the safety of everyone and their property. (We've had a few people ask why the officer is hanging out in the park. lol.)
*Don't forget to stay hydrated! Bring water for your riders and their horses to the ring if you will there for any length of time.
*Make sure you get your 2 hours of volunteer work in for year end award requirements! Only this show and September left! Family and friends may work for any rider but must give the ring chair the rider's name at the time the work is completed.
*Please leave the center aisle of the parking lot in front of Barn A open for RV's and living quarters trailers. This is the only row with both power and water hookups.
*If dropping a trailer overnight, please do so in the back parking lot.
*Please don't park I front of the blue RHSC cones for the safety of your vehicle. We have several large multi-horse trailers trying to maneuver through the barn area. They have to swing very wide to make turns, especially at the top of Barn A and the the bottom of Barn C.
*Please be courteous of your fellow equestrians and move your vehicles to a parking place as soon as you are finished loading and unloading in the barn area.
*Kansas will be the Friday Barn Manager will be working in the barn area from 12-7 p.m. if you need assistance.
*We have not received the Open Ring patterns as of yet. We've had a couple people ask and we have inquired about them. Sorry.
Let's have a great show!
Any questions? Please post below or send us a message.
Thanks and see everyone soon! 😊

The Story of First Secretary  No one knew for sure if Secretariat would produce offspring. Lab results found the Triple ...
08/03/2021

The Story of First Secretary

No one knew for sure if Secretariat would produce offspring. Lab results found the Triple Crown winner and Throughbred legend had "immature s***m in differing amounts." So the Claiborne Farm staff decided to test breed the stallion. By chance, they chose a nurse mare named Leola, an Appaloosa. Secretariat was fertile, and the breeding took.

Several Appaloosa enthusiasts contacted Claiborne Farm to buy the mare and her unborn foal. John and Lynn Nankivil of Winona, Minnesota, prevailed with an undisclosed amount of money and purchased Leola and the chance that she carried a colored c**t. Even before the foal's birth, several breeders had purchased breeding rights to Secretariat's first foal, without knowing if Leola would produce a c**t.

On the cold Minnesota night of November 15, 1974, Leola produced Secretariat's first foal, a blanketed Appaloosa clone of the great Thoroughbred. First Secretary grew to a full 17 hands, an inch taller than his sire. And like his sire, First Secretary owned a rich red coat, three white socks and a blaze.

The foaling made national news, and even forced President Gerald Ford to apologize for a remark he'd recently made at a Republican fundraising event. He'd said that his critics, like Secretariat, were "fast on their feet but not producing much."

Secretariat had produced something for the Appaloosa world. First Secretary's November birthday made him ineligible to race, so instead his owners used him as a stud. He sired 247 foals including 39 race starters and 33 point earners. First Secretary lived into old age and died in 1993 after suffering from colic.

p.s. - Initially Claiborne refused to acknowledge the paternal parentage of the foal, offering to allow the person who bought it to register the foal with the Appaloosa Horse Club as sired by an "unknown Thoroughbred." The buyer of the c**t countered that they would only do that if they were allowed to register the c**t as sired by an "unknown Thoroughbred Triple Crown winner." (Secretariat was at that time the only American Triple Crown winner alive.) Claiborne finally relented and First Secretary was allowed to be registered as a son of Secretariat.

repost from fb page; Eddie Sweat and fb user; Bethany Shine

The Story of First Secretary

No one knew for sure if Secretariat would produce offspring. Lab results found the Triple Crown winner and Throughbred legend had "immature s***m in differing amounts." So the Claiborne Farm staff decided to test breed the stallion. By chance, they chose a nurse mare named Leola, an Appaloosa. Secretariat was fertile, and the breeding took.

Several Appaloosa enthusiasts contacted Claiborne Farm to buy the mare and her unborn foal. John and Lynn Nankivil of Winona, Minnesota, prevailed with an undisclosed amount of money and purchased Leola and the chance that she carried a colored c**t. Even before the foal's birth, several breeders had purchased breeding rights to Secretariat's first foal, without knowing if Leola would produce a c**t.

On the cold Minnesota night of November 15, 1974, Leola produced Secretariat's first foal, a blanketed Appaloosa clone of the great Thoroughbred. First Secretary grew to a full 17 hands, an inch taller than his sire. And like his sire, First Secretary owned a rich red coat, three white socks and a blaze.

The foaling made national news, and even forced President Gerald Ford to apologize for a remark he'd recently made at a Republican fundraising event. He'd said that his critics, like Secretariat, were "fast on their feet but not producing much."

Secretariat had produced something for the Appaloosa world. First Secretary's November birthday made him ineligible to race, so instead his owners used him as a stud. He sired 247 foals including 39 race starters and 33 point earners. First Secretary lived into old age and died in 1993 after suffering from colic.

p.s. - Initially Claiborne refused to acknowledge the paternal parentage of the foal, offering to allow the person who bought it to register the foal with the Appaloosa Horse Club as sired by an "unknown Thoroughbred." The buyer of the c**t countered that they would only do that if they were allowed to register the c**t as sired by an "unknown Thoroughbred Triple Crown winner." (Secretariat was at that time the only American Triple Crown winner alive.) Claiborne finally relented and First Secretary was allowed to be registered as a son of Secretariat.

repost from fb page; Eddie Sweat and fb user; Bethany Shine

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