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4. Academy of Equestrian Games
5.0

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5.0

(4)

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves Richmond, CA
There are not enough good things I can say about Cici and the Equestrian Games Riding Academy. Every time I ride with or even watch Cici, I learn something new and my riding improves greatly. I highly recommend Cici and the Academy to everyone for the following reasons; First, her knowledge of different riding disciplines and horsemanship is beyond exceptional. As someone who had trained in a number of academies previously, it was easy to see the difference in quality and wisdom that Cici and the Riding Academy offer. In addition to my own lessons, I have watched a number of lessons conducted by Cici, and have unfailingly found her to be the most perceptive, genuine and supportive riding instructor I have ever worked with. The Academy is well-equipped to cater to riders of all levels, from complete novices to advanced riders. Cici uses her expertise to help riders grow in their ability and confidence, which is reflected in her teaching style. Cici goes out of her way to ensure that her novice riders are safe, and know and understand the basics of horsemanship. For her more experienced riders, her capacity to perceive and expertly judge a rider's abilities helps them grow in confidence and skill level. At all levels, she encourages her riders to excel in a way that is not harsh or demotivating. In all honesty, whenever I ride with her I never want the lesson to end because of how professional and genuine she is. In addition to her riders, she also takes excellent care of her horses, and it shows! They are very well-behaved and in excellent health, which is so integral to good horsemanship. Every time I ride, I improve in skill and knowledge thanks to Cici and the Riding Academy. I have a million more things I could say, but to keep it somewhat short, I'll end by saying how grateful I am to have found Cici and the Equestrian Games Riding Academy. I would highly recommend her to anyone, novice and advanced!See more

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What is house sitting?

A house sitter watches your house while you are away for work or vacation, or if you have to be away for an extended period. House sitters can also provide pet-sitting services, staying in your home and caring for your pet while you are away. The house sitter can say overnight in your home while you’re gone, or stop by once a day to ensure everything is in order if your pet doesn’t need overnight supervision. Reptiles and most cats are just fine with daily visits and feeding.

House sitting provides major advantages to the homeowner. A regular presence in your house deters break-ins and theft. Home safety issues such as water leaks get noticed and dealt with right away, so you don’t come home to big problems. A house sitter can bring in your mail daily, care for your houseplants, and provide home safety and peace of mind.

How do I find a reliable house sitter?

House sitting can help keep your home safe and well cared for so you can be worry-free while you’re away for work or play. There are several steps you can take to make sure you hire a trustworthy house sitter and do your part to be a responsible host. One of the best ways to ensure a safe home is to hire a professional house sitter. Here are some key points to look for when hiring a house sitter:

  • Reviews and referrals: When searching for a house sitter, always read reviews. Previous experiences will indicate how the house sitter will care for your home while you’re away.
  • Contract: Sign a clearly written contract outlining services to be provided (e.g., mail in each day by 5 p.m.), the daily rate you are paying, and how long the services will be provided. You can also include any agreed-upon house rules in the written contract.
  • Your part: Leave important phone numbers (vet, emergency contact, etc.) and information on where to find emergency items like the circuit breaker and the fire extinguisher, and have a credit card on file with the veterinarian in case of emergencies if the house sitter is watching your pets.

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