Can I have my trainer come with me and coach me while at an Open Ride event? Sorry, but no, if you would like your trainer to coach you, you would need to rent the arena for your time period you wanted.
How many Open Ride Schedulers (host) are there? The DFA Board can appoint as many Hosts as needed. The more Hosts, the more open rides that can happen.
If I'm a host, can I still ride my horse? Yes! As a Host you are in charge of opening the arena, making sure all people that show up are members, check coggins, clean up after everyone and shut the building down at the end of the open ride.
What types of topics are typical at an open ride? Any topic can be chosen, but some of the more popular topics include: Gaming, Pleasure and Desensitizing.
Why pick a topic? A "topic" is chosen so that the majority of the people/horses are working on the same thing at the same time. We all know that it is no fun being in the arena when someone is trying to practice "gaming" and another "pleasure"... no fun for either party!