Introducing the new TES fast-tack service!
We understand your busy schedule...
Now riding can be easier and much less time consuming with our new fast-tack service!
- save up to an hour of your time, every lesson
- free up time on busy weekends or during after school hours
- make lessons less stressful
- less worry about losing lesson time to tacking up
Utilize our fast tack service. TES staff will tack and untack for you. The horse will be ready to ride when you arrive.
When you're done riding our staff will cool off, groom and put away your horse.
Just $15 when ordered with your lesson reservation, or $20 when ordered the day of the lesson. Tacking fees are paid directly to the office at the time you pay for lessons, so no need to worry about carrying cash.
As you are all aware, Carol Derry is celebrating 20 years with TES. Last Sunday more than 50 of her former and present students surprised her with a celebration party. As our head instructor and loyal TES friend, we should all take time to congratulate her. TES is better off because Carol found us and made a major contribution to the riding knowledge of hundreds of students. Her personal leadership, passion and knowledge of dressage helped make TES the premier riding school in California.
In honor of this occasion, we are naming our dressage ring, “The Carol Derry Dressage Court”. The ring will carry her name as the venue for our future dressage lessons and schooling shows.
Congratulations, Carol! We look forward to many more years of your leadership and friendship.
Horsing around in class
R.D. White students get hands-on lessons in equestrian lingo, tacking techniques and riding styles.
By Megan O'Neil, email@example.com
Instructor Rick Wycis, right, shows R. D. White Elementary After-school Program children how to put a bridle on a horse during field trip to Traditional Equitation School at the L.A. Equestrian Center in Burbank. Twenty-seven children made the trip from the Glendale school to the equestrian center where they learned information about horses like grooming, stabling and riding. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)
From the Glendale News-Press
The Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Wednesday was transformed into a classroom for 27 R. D. White Elementary School students who took a lesson in equestrian lingo, tacking techniques and horseback riding.
"They are so pretty," said Jessica Galan, 8. "I like the color of them. And I like that they are so gentle, you don't have to worry that they will get angry or bite you."
The participating students are all part of the R.D. White Early Educational Extended Learning Program (EEELP), which serves working parents by providing a structured learning environment for children during after school hours and on district student-free days.
Head teacher Linda Makarzec developed a horse-related lesson plan for the students upon their request. They were inspired, she said, after reading several horse-related books, including "Black Beauty." And their interest continues to grow, she said.
Students have studied the history of the horse as it relates to developments in agriculture and transportation, as well as sport and leisure activities, Makarzec said.