Rider Education

ARC and MFA (Advanced Rider Course and Medic First Aid)

Posted: 24 Mar 2022 08:04 PM

The District is offering their first ever ARC on May 7th and 8th in Hanover, MN.

We are also offering a MFA on that same weekend – trying to see if we can set up a Safety Weekend where the classes are available before the riding season. 

The forms at at the following links: ARC Sign Up or MFA Sign up

Complete the forms and send to Joy Mattson 

There are limited spots available, so sign up early.  

If you want more information about the ARC please contact Joy Mattson, Scott Mattson or Bob Hicks – the your MN – ND Ride Course Instructors 


March 2022

Posted: 13 Mar 2022 08:09 PM

It’s really hard to think about riding when it’s so darn cold out!  I swear it seems to get colder the older I get. And to think it’s now the start of March!! That does mean Spring’s right around the corner, right??

I’m working on setting up more Medic First Aid courses since the grace period for Levels ends June 30th. The goal is to get as many caught up as we can. Our last course was well attended with 11 members joining us at Dehn’s Country Manor. A quick shout out to Mike Dehn for all his help with our District needs. He’s been really supportive, and I truly appreciate him.

I’m also looking for a facility in the South Metro so if anyone has an idea, let me know. I’m going to try contacting the American Legion in Apple Valley again. That was always a good venue in the past with plenty of room for training. Our motto: Have mannequins, can travel.

As I noted in my last article, it’s also time for Rider Courses……..earlier in the season this year if at all possible, but I’m always willing to see what I can schedule. I also found out that the three Ride Course Instructors (Bob, Scott and me) are also able to do an Add-on Rider Course so if you happen to know someone with an add-on kit, let them know. I do know there is at least one Member looking to take a course. If we can get a couple additional, we can do it!

There you have it. My schedule is getting busy trying to schedule classes. By the way, if anyone reading this article is interested in becoming a Medic First Aid Instructor, please let me know. It never hurts to have a larger group of Instructor!!

Everyone stay warm and stay safe. See you all soon!

Joy Mattson

MN District Educator