You are cordially invited to attend
The 2011 Kentucky Day of Education &
Kentucky NARHA Meeting
March 19, 2011
Hosted by Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Please extend this invitation to anyone with interest
Catherine “Cat” Fortener co-owns and manages Big Springs Farm in Simpsonville, KY where she
retrains and rehabs horses using a comprehensive and “wholistic” approach to returning horses to
biomechanical correctness. Utilizing the benefits of BALANCE saddles combined with hoof trimming,
dentistry, nutrition and riding she has returned many horses to full work after early retirement due to
lameness. Her clients range from the advanced level event horse, dressage horses, show hunters, trail
and pleasure mounts to the most incredible therapy horses. Cat is continuing her education as a student
of Carol Brett, co-founder of BALANCE International and Terry Wright, former head instructor for
Robert Hall , five time Olympic dressage coach for Great Britain at the Fulmer International School of
Equitation. She joined the BALANCE Saddle Company as a BALANCE registered Test Ride
Facilitator (BrTRF) in 2009 after five years as a client. She now travels presenting the Constructive
Saddling Lecture and BALANCE saddle demo.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE
Bio mechanics of the horse and of the ridden horse
Proper leading as it relates to therapy and therapeutic riding
How to influence the balance of the therapy horse
Affects of the rider on the balance and movement of the ridden horse
Influence of the saddle on the movement of the ridden horse and on the balance of the rider
The day will be very interactive with opportunities for attendees to practice the leading techniques Cat
teaches. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will include saddle fitting and observation of horse
movement while under a variety of fitting saddles.
8:45 - 9:30 am Registration / Welcome
9:30 – 12:00 am Presentation by Catherine ‘Cat’ Fortener
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch (Provided)
12:45 - 1:30 pm NARHA State Meeting – Discussion will focus on preparation for NARHA
National meeting to be held in Lexington November 9th through 12th, 2011
1:45 – 3:30pm Presentation by Catherine ‘Cat’ Fortener
(or until questions are over)
Cost is $40.00 per person
Please RSVP by March 16, 2011
Cost is $50.00 per person after March 16th
Send and make Check out to:
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
PO Box 13155 Lexington Kentucky 40511
Please include your name, address, e-mail, contact number and center affiliation.
Lunch: Lunch is provided with registration fee. Please let us know if you have special provisions or
How to Dress: Be prepared to work hands on with horses in the barn and indoor area. The indoor
arena is NOT heated. Portions of the presentation will be in a classroom setting.
Directions: The Kentucky Horse Park is located 4 miles north of Lexington and 3 miles south
of Georgetown at I-75. Take exit 120 from I-75 and follow the signs to the Kentucky Horse Park. Enter
the Horse Park at the main gate. Go AROUND the Roundabout to Cigar Lane & turn RIGHT onto
Cigar Lane. Follow Cigar Lane to Walt Robertson Drive, just past the new Horse Park Indoor Arena.
Turn LEFT onto Walt Robertson Drive. Follow Walt Robertson Drive past the Secretariat Center.
Turn RIGHT into our driveway (there will be a sign “Central Kentucky Riding for Hope”.)
Lodging: There are many available hotels within 10 minutes from the host center in Georgetown,
Kentucky. The following link offers a few of the hotels. You may also Google many more.