The Thrill of the Drille

Riding patterns, challenging your horse and your skills as a rider can be fun. If you have never tried drill riding, now could be your chance.

I had the wonderful opportunity to ride with the Drille Divas earlier this year and my first drill experience it was a blast! In a relaxed setting with very kind ladies, Cricket and I trotted and loped the patterns we were taught with huge smiles on our faces — yes, even Cricket began to smile once she got the hang of it. Teaching with patience and acceptance, the ladies of Drille Divas made our first experience a delight.

The thrill of the drille is once again coming up. They have put together an amazing venue for those who like horses and wine. For those non-wine-drinkers like me there will be a special soda tasting full of surprises. Sherie promises an evening of fun:

Diva Evening Drille and Wine Tasting

We will have group lessons to learn drill moves, followed by a “just for fun” blind wine tasting. This is dedicated to Equestrian Divas who deserve something special.

No pressure — Just fun. You can come in English or Western tack. All riders must wear a helmet while mounted. All riders must be able to walk, trot, halt and steer. Must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Where: International Equestrian Center

Date: Sept. 22

Time: 4 to 8 p.m.

Entry fee: $40 per rider, includes lessons, dinner and wine tasting.

Each participant will be asked to bring one bottle of wine, not to exceed $10. (Wine should have a cork — no screw tops or boxes, please — we ARE Divas!)

We will take care of everything else.

There will be a prize for the wine voted the “best cellar.”

RSVP by Sept. 15 (or ASAP) so we can plan a fabulous evening.

(For those who prefer not to drink wine, or who are designated drivers, let them know and a different type of tasting will be set up.) Questions, RSVP and entry fee to:  Sherie Levine,, 760-789-6350, or

If you don’t have a helmet, borrow one and go out for a good time and try something new. It’s right here in Ramona, so there’s no excuse – go for it!

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Sep 13 2012. Filed under Columns, Country Living, Manes and Trails. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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