Northern Lakes

D Retreat

Come to the 2023 Northern Lakes Region D-Retreat!

Bring a Friend!

When: SATURDAY, February 18, 2023 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: U of M Leatherdale Equine Center,1801 Dudley Ave St Paul

LODGING:  Pony Club Northern Lakes Region Room Block--come stay with your friends!

Start Date: Friday, March 31, 2023; End Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023

Last Day to Book: Friday, March 10, 2023

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:  Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast for $139 USD per night

Book your group rate for Pony Club Northern Lakes Region Room Block

COST: $45 per pony club member (Fee includes a t-shirt; please indicate size on registration form)



Please make your check payable to "Northern Lakes Region" and mail to

Leslie Atkins, 1998 Ridgewood Ave, White Bear Township 55110.

Or use the Paypal or Venmo links on the Northern Lakes Region website. Paypal and Venmo transactions must include an additional $2.50 processing fee.Pay using paypal with a credit card on NLR Website

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 27, 2023 

Postmarked payment after this date, the cost is still $45, but no t-shirt can be ordered.

Late entries will be put into groups where space allows.

What is D-Retreat?  FUN, LEARNING, & FRIENDS!

D Retreat is a hands on learning opportunity for D1-D3s and all New Members & Guests to grow their Horse Management Skills and have fun with their friends!

C1 and up Pony Club Instructors will lead participants through:

Fun-filled Stations where you will

Learn by Doing, Touching, Experiencing

Prepare for Quiz Rally and your next Certification!


  • New Members, Guests and Ds--it is a great chance to see our Region swing into action to provide high quality horse care education
  • C1 and up members who want to gain teaching experience and give back to the region

FAQ:  If I went once should I come again?

YES!  Each year the topics and lessons change and as you move up the levels the instructors adjust the topic to fit the correct standard for your level.  As you move up the levels it is also a great way to watch young teachers in action and think about how YOU would present the material when it is your turn.  Parents, it is also a great time to shadow the kids and learn what they need to know for the coming year.  It is also GREAT Quiz Rally prep.