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Nationally known horseman coming to Andover
Aaron Ralston is seen working a horse at a the Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA. (Photo by Tamara Dyck)
ANDOVER -- This Saturday through Monday, the Ellis River Riders horse club of Andover will be hosting a horsemanship clinic with Aaron Ralston.
The clinic will be held at the newly constructed Lone Brook Farm, located on Fire Lane 810. The facility belongs to Dwight and Gloria Davis, club members, who generously donated the use of their indoor arena and lovely setting for the three-day clinic.
The clinic will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. It will be open to spectators with a full day fee, half-day fee, discounts for Andover residents and three-day discounts. Children under 12 will be free with any paid adult.
Lunch will be available Saturday and Sunday, along with beverages. It’s advisable to bring along a chair.
Aaron was born and raised on his family’s ranch in Western Colorado. Horses have influenced his life from his early rodeo career to his accomplishments in reining and working cow horse competitions all over the world. Aaron was the 2004 AQHA Sr. Reining
Reserve World Champion and in 2006, he was part of Team USA at the World Equestrian Games, held in Aachen, Germany.
Riding Smart Paul Olena, Aaron led the team to a team gold medal and took the bronze medal in the Individual Reining Competition. Aaron, his wife Meg and their two sons, Parker and Colter, now live in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley in beautiful Silt, CO, where he runs a successful performance horse operation.