Monday, October 29, 2012

Reminder: Tad Enck Horsemanship clinic here this Saturday Nov 3

Are you coming to the clinic this Saturday? If you are, please drop us a little note to let us know how many in your group. just so we get a little idea of how many to expect. email us

the facility is indoor but not heated. but thats ok because the weather guys say it's going to be around mid 40s to 50s. just bring some long undies or coveralls or something and you will be fine. Also, please bring a chair and your own lunch, coffee, etc. It's $10 per person to observe, regardless of age. That is a great deal! Tad Enck, the presenter, has more than 30 years of experience and figures he has worked with around 1,200 different young horses. I'm thinking there is something for everyone to learn at this clinic, no matter what your horse experience level is.

Some of the demo horses signed up include a yearling, possibly a young horse with fewer than 20 rides, a horse/owner just seeking a better grasp on this whole "horsemanship" thing, possibly other topics. If you would like something in particular covered, please let us know.

Also, if you are interested in putting in a few minutes of volunteer time, we could use some help putting things away after the clinic. might be some livestock panels to take down, things like that.


Here's more details: Dear Visitors of New Hope Horse Shelter (DoubleHP),Many of you are familiar with us as Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has helped many horses and humans in many different South Dakota counties, through rescue and education. We have helped to rehome hundreds of horses through adoption and networking during the past 10 years.
In 2012 we were awarded Sanctuary Status by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). It is a huge honor for us, and we are South Dakota’s first and only GFAS sanctuary. With our sanctuary status, we are doing less rescue & adoption, and much more education. Fourteen of our rescued horses live here as sanctuary horses, and they are available to assist us in our new programs of natural horsemanship and equine assisted learning.
From time to time we will offer events here. On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Tad Enck is coming here for one of his “problem horse / horsemanship” clinics. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tad is accepting 4 horses and their people to come with a special issue or skill or activity they would like help with.

$50 to bring a horse. $10 per person to observe the clinic, regardless of age. Tad will be generously donating 50% of this money to our 501c3 nonprofit. Thanks Tad!!!!!!!!!

If you are bringing a horse to New Hope Horse Shelter, here are some things you will want to know: All horses must have current health certificate from veterinarian (so that the veterinarian has actually seen the horse and completed the papers). Any horse that has been outside of South Dakota at any time between Nov. 3, 2011, and Nov. 4, 2012, must have current/negative Coggins as well. And of course all horses everywhere need to be up to date on vaccinations, deworming, dental checks, and hoof care. We don’t have any available stalls. You may tie your horse in the arena, or at your trailer, or you may bring some panels. We have lots of space to set up a little pen. We do have a few panels here but if you can bring some that would be great. Please bring your own water buckets and hay. You will be asked to sign a “release of liability” form, similar to what you sign when you go on commercial trailrides, etc.
Along with our 501c3 status and GFAS verification, we have a lot more accountability and, yes, sadly, paperwork that is required. But it’s also what allows us to develop our new programs of natural horsemanship and equine assisted learning. And it’s also what allows people to make donations to us that are recognized as tax deductions by the IRS. So it’s all good.
All visitors will want to know these things: With our new facility lease this year, visitors cannot bring dogs or alcoholic beverages. And the entire property here is non-smoking. All visitors under 16 must be accompanied by adults. You must wear shoes that are closed toe & sole (no flipflops). If you are riding, you must wear long pants; and youth must wear a helmet. We do have a few chairs to sit in, but if you can please remember to bring your own. We do have a portapotty here. We don’t have a lunch stand. Please bring your own lunch and water, pop, coffee, etc. Otherwise, the little town of Crooks is only 3 miles away and it does have a couple of restaurants/C stores.
You also need to understand what South Dakota law is regarding equine events and activities. (DoubleHP is an equine activity sponsor, and everyone who visits, observes, or attends events here is a participant):
Under South Dakota law, no equine activity sponsor, equine professional, doctor of veterinary medicine, or any other person, is liable for an injury to or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Section 42-11-2.
Any questions, you may call DoubleHP (Darci) at 605 359-0961.
Or email

Location is 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020 (about 3 miles north of Crooks, SD)