Calendar of CA Show Events

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Open 4D Barrel Race 5:00 pm
Open 4D Barrel Race @ Darrington Rodeo Grounds
May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Open 4D Barrel Race @ Darrington Rodeo Grounds | Darrington | Washington | United States
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Pasco “B” Springtime Open Show 8:00 am
Pasco “B” Springtime Open Show @ Franklin County Saddle Club
May 4 @ 8:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Pasco "B" Springtime Open Show @ Franklin County Saddle Club | Pasco | Washington | United States
45th Annual Springtime Open Horse Show Click the Event Link above for more details.
Farriers Clinic
Farriers Clinic @ High Country Horseshoes
May 4 all-day
Farriers Clinic @ High Country Horseshoes | Langley City | British Columbia | Canada
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Clover Classic Horse Show Open and 4H
Clover Classic Horse Show Open and 4H @ Franklin County Saddle Club
May 11 all-day
Clover Classic Horse Show Open and 4H @ Franklin County Saddle Club | Pasco | Washington | United States
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Old Time Farming Days – Davenport
Old Time Farming Days – Davenport @ 2.5 miles east of Davenport
May 11 – May 12 all-day
Old Time Farming Days - Davenport @ 2.5 miles east of Davenport | Davenport | Washington | United States
Eastern Washington spring field days where you can see draft horses and mules performing the tasks for which they have been bred!
Lewis Co BCH Burntridge Fun Ride 8:00 am
Lewis Co BCH Burntridge Fun Ride
May 11 @ 8:00 am
Lewis Co BCH Burntridge Fun Ride @ Onalaska | Washington | United States
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Spring Open Show 8:00 am
Spring Open Show @ B & B Stables
May 11 @ 8:00 am
Spring Open Show @ B & B Stables | Bellingham | Washington | United States
 All breeds WELCOME! Get ready for the show season and join us at our FUN spring show! Registration 8 a.m., Show begins at 9 a.m.Pre-register by May 3 and pay the day of show. Seasoned[...]
Sylvia Zerbini Liberty Clinic 3:00 pm
Sylvia Zerbini Liberty Clinic @ NWNHC Natural Horsemanship Center
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sylvia Zerbini Liberty Clinic @ NWNHC Natural Horsemanship Center | Fall City | Washington | United States
NWNHC is proud to bring back world-renown horsewoman and liberty trainer, Sylvia Zerbini. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the finest liberty trainers in the world! Sylvia has toured for many[...]
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Silver Buckle Open Show
Silver Buckle Open Show @ Clark County Event Center
May 17 – May 19 all-day
Silver Buckle Open Show @ Clark County Event Center | Ridgefield | Washington | United States
Click for Class List, Entry Form, and more! Click to view our Facebook page.  
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Franklin County Open Show 8:30 am
Franklin County Open Show @ Franklin County Saddle Club
May 18 @ 8:30 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Franklin County Saddle Club OPEN SHOW franklincountysaddleclub.com 2801 N. Road 60, Pasco, Washington May 18th & 19th, 2019 Judge: DEB WITTY Office Opens at 7:00am ~ Show Starts at 8:30am $6.00 per Class, Stabling &[...]
English / Western Schooling Show 8:00 am
English / Western Schooling Show @ Bridle Trails State Park
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This schooling show provides flat classes for English, Saddle Seat and Western disciplines. This is your opportunity to apply all those hours of lessons to the show ring in a relaxed and supportive environment. Are[...]
Team Sorting Practice & Jackpot 10:00 am
Team Sorting Practice & Jackpot @ JB Ranch & Stables
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Team Sorting Practice & Jackpot @ JB Ranch & Stables | Orting | Washington | United States
We strive to run a low stress and friendly practice environment with fresh and active cattle. We need 30 riders in order to cover the cost with the 40 cattle. 40 cattle will give excellent[...]
TR Mountain Trail Obstacle Clinic 10:00 am
TR Mountain Trail Obstacle Clinic @ High Point Equestrian Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
TR Mountain Trail Obstacle Clinic @ High Point Equestrian Center | Tacoma | Washington | United States
This clinic is designed to train your horse to navigate obstacles safely and confidently that you may encounter on the trail. Also to prepare for trail competitions.  I recommend a rope halter and a 10-12[...]
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The Infinite Bond Horse Method Presents “Liberty 101″ Clinic
The Infinite Bond Horse Method Presents “Liberty 101″ Clinic @ High Mountain Equestrian
May 19 all-day
The Infinite Bond Horse Method Presents "Liberty 101" Clinic @ High Mountain Equestrian  | Estacada | Oregon | United States
If you are seeking a deeper connection with your horse and are interested in learning how to achieve this through liberty. I highly recommend my first level, “Liberty 101″. In this clinic, you will learn[...]
Academy H/J Schooling Show 9:00 am
Academy H/J Schooling Show @ Bridle Trails State Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Academy H/J Schooling Show @ Bridle Trails State Park | Kirkland | Washington | United States
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May Trophy Circuit – AQHA
May Trophy Circuit – AQHA @ Evergreen State Equestrian Park
May 24 – May 27 all-day
May Trophy Circuit - AQHA @ Evergreen State Equestrian Park | Monroe | Washington | United States
AQHA May Trophy Circuit Show Click to view our Facebook Page. Click the Event Website link above for more information.
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CWU SCHOOLING SHOW AND TACK SALE 9:00 am
CWU SCHOOLING SHOW AND TACK SALE @ Washington State Horse Park
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm
CWU SCHOOLING SHOW AND TACK SALE @ Washington State Horse Park  | Cle Elum | Washington | United States
The 2019 schooling show, hosted by the CWU Equestrian Team, will be at the Washington State Horse Park! The show will take place May 25th and 26th, Saturday is Western, Sunday is English. The show[...]
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The Infinite Bond Horse Method Presents “Liberty 101″ Clinic @ High Mountain Equestrian
May 19 all-day

If you are seeking a deeper connection with your horse and are interested in learning how to achieve this through liberty. I highly recommend my first level, “Liberty 101″.

In this clinic, you will learn how to play and engage with your horse at liberty. Using my Infinite Bond Horse Method, I will demonstrate how to build trust, respect, leadership and communication. The foundation to establish a better relationship with your horse. I will also explain how to achieve reciprocal movements and connected lunging, which will lead to safe connected riding. And all this begins “At Liberty”.

This clinic is a wonderful opportunity to “let your hair down” and will help even the most advanced riders!

A special handout will be given to all participants and auditors.

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$100 ~ Participate with your horse in a “hands on” session. Only 6 slots available! These spots fill up fast, so please contact me in advance to reserve yours. (A stall will be provided for those hauling in during the clinic.)
$50 ~ Attend, Observe & Learn (without a horse). Space is limited, RSVP.

Jaya Erkkila ~ (415) 518-0308
infinitebondhorsemethod@gmail.com

Academy H/J Schooling Show @ Bridle Trails State Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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May Trophy Circuit – AQHA @ Evergreen State Equestrian Park
May 24 – May 27 all-day

AQHA May Trophy Circuit Show

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Click the Event Website link above for more information.

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CWU SCHOOLING SHOW AND TACK SALE @ Washington State Horse Park
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm

The 2019 schooling show, hosted by the CWU Equestrian Team, will be at the Washington State Horse Park! The show will take place May 25th and 26th, Saturday is Western, Sunday is English.

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The show is open to everyone! Multiple age divisions, prizes, and classes for all. Come out enjoy this weekend of fun with your horse and friends.

There will be a tack sale will be both days as well, and tables are available for rent. It’s a great chance to clean out your barns and sell some of your tack.

Click to view our Facebook Event page.

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Jun
1
Sat
Spring Fling Winters’ Arena @ Winters Arena
Jun 1 all-day

These dates are Yakima County state fair qualifying show for 4-H performance and gaming events. Out of County participants are welcome. 4-H members wanting to ride for medals need to pre-register. English, Western, Showmanship, Gaming events. Open to 4-H Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open classes.
Class Entries: Pre-entries must be postmarked at least one week prior to show. Medal classes must be pre-entered. No exceptions.

Full Day 4-H unlimited $55 or $5 per class
Performance classes 1-48 4-H unlimited $35 or $5 per class
Gaming classes 38-42, 49-68 4-H unlimited $25 or $5 per class

More information Contact Heather Duffield, 509-945-4915

Summerfest Open Horse Show @ Franklin County Saddle Club
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

SUMMERFEST OPEN HORSE SHOW

June 1 & 2, 2019

WSH Judge #1: DAWN SPENCER, Brinnon, Washington WSH Judge #2: DAN MORIARTY, Cheney, Washington WSH Steward: HELEN AVERY, Airway Heights, Washington

Class list available at franklincountysaddleclub.com

Approved by:
Washington State Horsemen “B” System
Northeast Zone of WSH
OEIP (Arabian), PAC (Paint Horse), SOAR (Pinto)

Concessions: Judy Scott’s Chuck Wagon

☼ Dog Races ☼ Water Balloon Games ☼ S’mores Party

To enter any Amateur designated class (Showmanship, Equitation, Horsemanship, Jack Benny Pleasure), a current ABRA, AMHA, APHA, ApHC, AQHA, PtHA, NRHA, USEF, WSH Amateur or Non-Pro Card is required for all Sr. Exhibitors 18 & Over.
Washington State Horsemen membership is not required to apply for a WSH Amateur Card. WSH Amateur Card Application Fees ☼ Leadline, Walk/Whoa, and Walk/Trot 10 & Under Class Entry Fees – $10 per Class 4-H/WAHSET/OHSET Class Entry Fees – $12 per Class Breed, Pleasure, Equitation, Driving Class Entry Fees – $14 per Class ☼ Post Entry Fee – $15 Flat Fee per Horse (Entries not postmarked by Closing Date) Stall w/1 Bag of Shavings – 1 Night $35 / 2 Nights $45 Tackroom (feed/tack only) – $30 Extra Shavings – $10 per Bag Haul-In Fee – 1 Day $6 / 2 Days $10 (Horses not stabled) RV Hook-Up (30amp electric/water) – 1 Night $30 / 2 Nights $45 RV Hook-Up (20amp electric/water) – 1 Night $25 / 2 Nights $40 Dry Camp (no hook-up) – 1 Night $15 / 2 Nights $25 WSH Non-Member Fees – $6 per Owner & Non-Owner Equitation Handler or Rider ☼ Office Fee – $10 per Horse & Rider Combination Pre-Entry Closing Date: May 18, 2019 Post Entries accepted at the Show ☼ Leadline, Walk/Whoa, and Walk/Trot 10 & Under Exhibitors do not pay the Office & Post Entry Fees if entered only in Classes #21, #23, #25, #27

Show High Point Awards:

Arabian/Half-Arabian,
Paint Horse, Quarter Horse
All Other Breeds
4-H/WAHSET/OHSET Member, Green Rider
English Horse & Jr. Ex. 17 & Under
English Horse & Sr. Ex. 18 & Over
Western Horse & Jr. Ex. 17 & Under
Western Horse & Sr. Ex. 18 & Over
FCSC Series High Point Awards
Jr. Exhibitor 13 & Under, Jr. Exhibitor 14-17 Sr. Exhibitor 18-49, Sr. Exhibitor 50 & Over All-Around Horse & Rider Must attend Springtime Open and Summerfest to be eligible

For more information or to receive a Show Packet by mail, please contact:
Laura Berg (509) 308-6973

Ready For Summer Ride @ Mossyrock Horse and Riders Club
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Team Sorting Practice & Jackpot @ JB Ranch & Stables
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We strive to run a low stress and friendly practice environment with fresh and active cattle.

We need 30 riders in order to cover the cost with the 40 cattle. 40 cattle will give excellent practice for this 6 hour event. Less riders and we need to scale back to 30 cattle. Please register to let us know you are for sure coming so we can count on your entry for this event.

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Gates open at 10 for warm up and check in, practice starts at 11. 1pm $5 Jackpot

Practice: $50 per rider
All riders are put on run order list. When your name is called from the list, pick your partner for your run. If you don’t have a partner we have plenty of riders to ride with you! Each practice run is :60 regardless of a dirty cow.

Jackpot: $5 — winning team takes all
Participation optional with partners drawn for each team. Jackpot starts 1pm, practice continues after the jackpot run.

Click to view our Facebook Event page!

 

Jun
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Vashon Sheepdog Classic @ Misty Isle Farms
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

Join us as people from all over the world flock to Vashon to enjoy the fascinating world of the working sheepdog.

The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and is held on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.

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Come and enjoy local fare, fiber arts, and other artisan crafts while you experience this highly regarded national competition. The Vashon Sheepdog Classic gifts the proceeds from the event to island nonprofit organizations that focus on the enrichment of education and health for Vashon youth. 

Click to view our Facebook Page!

Click the Website Event link above to view our website.

 

Jun
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Ride the Stop @ Three Mtns Ranch
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

ThreeMtnsRanch is Proud to Present

GD ROBINSON or SAMANTHA JEPSON

Two fun full days of hands on learning
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LIMITED SPACE REGISTER TODAY
These 2 filled up fast last year

Choose your package and learn with some of the best.

Each one will cover Horsemanship from all angles for any age rider or discipline.

Do you have a young horse who needs the first ride or a older horse who has bad habits?
Do you want to learn what the pro’s know on that wonderful free hand stop?
Have you a need to teach your horse to get up with a rider?
No matter your question, age, discipline they are here to help you. Come join them in June 2019

GD Robinson

covering: Ride the stop, bits why and what to use, softness through leg, supple the correct way, feel, time with release, naughty horse, and so much more.

$200.00 with $100.00 deposit
2 days Saturday and Sunday
Morning or Afternoon

REGISTRATION

Deposit: Register
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5BUD7N3KEQ4CS

Full pmt: Register
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M9TMKLX79J35Y

Samantha Jepson

covering: colt starting, fresh horse, in the start, problem solving, putting the first ride on, and so much more.

$200.00 with $100.00 deposit
2 days Saturday and Sunday
Morning or Afternoon

REGISTRATION

Deposit: registration
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=RYDSZZFXWH4WG

Full pmt: Registration
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your colt started? $150.00 extra
for 2 days

REGISTRATION:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QMSAJXDV9N3DE

Contact us early to set up that special time for additional costs while they are here.

Want the first ride put on by GD/Sam?
Want to be the first one to put the ride on your young horse?
Private lesson with GD/Sam?

What you can expect is hands on by the trainers working with your horse through the issues at hand. Both trainers will work directly with you within your group, you will not leave without having time with your trainer.

Lunch is additional cost of $5.00 per person

Audit one (1) trainer per day at $35.00 each day
Audit two (2) trainers per day at $50.00 each day

Keep your horse overnight/ stay over night? contact us

Register by:

calling: 509-370-8231
have debit or check ready for deposit

send pmt in:
Three Mtns Ranch
27405 S Cheney Spangle Rd
Cheney, Wa 99004
with name of trainer you have chose

use paypal above links

Hosted at :
Three Mtns Ranch
27405 S Cheney Spangle Rd
Cheney, Wa 99004

Click to view our Facebook Event page!

Jun
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Team Sorting Practice & Jackpot @ JB Ranch & Stables
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We strive to run a low stress and friendly practice environment with fresh and active cattle.

We need 30 riders in order to cover the cost with the 40 cattle. 40 cattle will give excellent practice for this 6 hour event. Less riders and we need to scale back to 30 cattle. Please register to let us know you are for sure coming so we can count on your entry for this event.

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Gates open at 10 for warm up and check in, practice starts at 11. 1pm $5 Jackpot

Practice: $50 per rider
All riders are put on run order list. When your name is called from the list, pick your partner for your run. If you don’t have a partner we have plenty of riders to ride with you! Each practice run is :60 regardless of a dirty cow.

Jackpot: $5 — winning team takes all
Participation optional with partners drawn for each team. Jackpot starts 1pm, practice continues after the jackpot run.

Click to view our Facebook Event page!

 

Jun
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Ranch Horsemanship Challenge @ Justa Pleasure Ranch
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am
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Washington State Junior Horse Show @ State Fair Park
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

Entry Fees: before June 14, Performance @ $6.00 per class , Dressage & Eq Over Fences @ $15.00 per class, and Gaming @ $5.00 per class. After June 14, please add a $25.00 late charge. Enter Early, space in limited. No refunds after June 14 without Veterinarian or Doctor’s note.

Silent Auction
A Silent Auction will be held to help cover show expenses. All clubs are encouraged to bring an item to donate to the Silent Auction.

Classes:
“Horseless Horse” and “Cloverbud” Exhibitors may participate in Judging Tour, Record Book and Public Presentation. No entry fee for cloverbud members.
4-H Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions. Open Junior 18 & Under Division. Open Senior 19 & Over Division.
Fitting and Showing, Trail, Dressage, Western Equitation, English Equitation, Bareback, Working Ranch Horse, Reining, Gaming and Driving Reinsmanship classes.

For more information contact Gloria at (509) 961-9417 or email glmarley@msn.com

Jun
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Hood River Saddle Club-Equine Trail Sports Challenge @ Hood River Saddle Club
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

Corner of Belmont & Country Club Road

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Jul
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Equine Art 2019 – Emerald Downs @ Emerald Downs
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day

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ABOUT EQUINE ART 2019

The purpose of the show is to encourage equine artists and to support the arts, in general, as an integral part of all horse-related sports. The annual art show has garnered recognition since its inception in 1980 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion at Longacres. In 2019, we celebrate our 20th year of continued growth and success at Emerald Downs.

The show offers over $6,000 in prize money, $750 of which is dedicated to youth categories. It is judged by a respected panel of distinguished artists and/or other knowledgeable individuals.

The art show is presented under the auspices of the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation (WTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such, all sponsorships and/or other donations made to the art show are tax-deductible.

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Artists and Photographers click to view details for entering this event.

Categories of: Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Pastel/Drawing, Objec D’Art, Photography, Digital Art/Enhanced, and Sculpture.

Click to view our Facebook page and 2018 top three winners!

Click to view our website list of 2018 winners.

 

Jul
12
Fri
Buck Brannaman Clinc @ Kittitas Valley Event Center
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

Buck Brannaman, World Class Horseman and Clinician

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Click to view our Facebook Event page.

 

Jul
19
Fri
Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Full Immersion Clinic #1 @ The Equestrian Center LLC
Jul 19 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm

What is a Full Immersion Clinic?
There have been requests for “camp weeks” from individuals who would like to experience more than a one-hour lesson working with their horse. In response, I developed the “Full Immersion Clinic” as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with riders mounted and working from the ground, to offer a more in depth immersion experience. These Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Assessment, Ground Work & Riding.

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Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between. This is not a “discipline specific” clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes. One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to “split” sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don’t have my own horse?
At this time I have two lesson horses available that are offered on a first come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no clinic “format”?
This is an opportunity to learn more about you, your horse and perhaps find some seemingly insignificant or unintentional “holes” in the foundation of your relationship. These may be influencing the quality of the partnership with your horse and are affecting your end goals. This is a safe, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to really slow down and think about how, what and why you’re communicating with your horse. By watching other participants, we often begin to see similarities in our own horsemanship.

It can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long term realistic direction for them and their horse. Beyond this basic outline the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider or endurance rider and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around 5 p.m. I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and group ride time longer. There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person’s session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both. Initially everyone gets one on one time, and then depending on the student and their horse’s needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM approved riding helmet. There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee. Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
If you would like to participate, as of January 1, I will be accepting a nonrefundable 40% deposit to guarantee participant slots. Visit the Registration page for participant paperwork and payment options.

What does the clinic cost?

The cost to participate in the three day clinic is $600.

May I audit?
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee. You are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions. The auditor fee is $35/day.

What is included in the price?
Daily un-mounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse. There are four 12×12 uncovered stalls available on a first come, first serve basis- and must reserved at the time of your registration submission. (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

Jul
23
Tue
Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Full Immersion Clinic #2 @ The Equestrian Center, Sandpoint ID
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

What is a Full Immersion Clinic?
There have been requests for “camp weeks” from individuals who would like to experience more than a one-hour lesson working with their horse. In response, I developed the “Full Immersion Clinic” as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with riders mounted and working from the ground, to offer a more in depth immersion experience. These Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Assessment, Ground Work & Riding.

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Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between. This is not a “discipline specific” clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes. One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to “split” sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don’t have my own horse?
At this time I have two lesson horses available that are offered on a first come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no clinic “format”?
This is an opportunity to learn more about you, your horse and perhaps find some seemingly insignificant or unintentional “holes” in the foundation of your relationship. These may be influencing the quality of the partnership with your horse and are affecting your end goals. This is a safe, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to really slow down and think about how, what and why you’re communicating with your horse. By watching other participants, we often begin to see similarities in our own horsemanship.

It can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long term realistic direction for them and their horse. Beyond this basic outline the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider or endurance rider and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around 5 p.m. I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and group ride time longer. There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person’s session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both. Initially everyone gets one on one time, and then depending on the student and their horse’s needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM approved riding helmet. There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee. Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
If you would like to participate, as of January 1, I will be accepting a nonrefundable 40% deposit to guarantee participant slots. Visit the Registration page for participant paperwork and payment options.

What does the clinic cost?

The cost to participate in the three day clinic is $600.

May I audit?
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee. You are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions. The auditor fee is $35/day.

What is included in the price?
Daily un-mounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse. There are four 12×12 uncovered stalls available on a first come, first serve basis- and must reserved at the time of your registration submission. (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

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Julie Carpenter Horsemanship Clinic @ Bridle Trails State Park
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day

July 24-28: (5 Day)  Julie Carpenter Horsemanship From The Heart Clinic

Julie Carpenter’s experiences as a horse trainer, yoga instructor and life coach have served to make her uniquely qualified to offer riders from all walks of life a way to better their partnership with their horse. 

When a horse’s thought is more important than the rider’s thought, resistance builds. When there is clarity in what a horse is being asked, a horse can learn to let go of a thought – to relax and submit willingly to a julierider’s direction. When the horse is not resisting, muscles can relax and stretch, allowing the horse’s overall development and balance to occur naturally.

This clinic will work on ground to saddle and arena to trail, refining the art of horsemanship and  communication between horse and rider.  More softness, improving the clarity in how we ask the horse, really getting your horse to be with you, are all worked on.  There will be both individual sessions and group work. 

You will learn new skills that you can take home to help you refine your horsemanship.  You’ll learn about keeping your horse’s thought and attention with you whether you are riding at home, out on a trail or at a show. 

All disciplines welcome!  Julie has the ability to help you and your horse without overwhelming either of you.  Julie’s keen desire to help people and horses creates an atmosphere of positive energy, kindness and enthusiasm.

This California resident has been coming to Washington for over 10 years providing instruction and support to numerous students.  Lake Washington Saddle Club is sponsoring a five day clinics with Julie. 

   

 Clinics will be held at Bridle Trails State Park, rain or shine.  Clinic will have six participants.  Over the course of the clinic participants will work with their horses from the ground (at liberty and in-hand) and in the saddle. 

July 5 Day Clinic Fee: Cost $1,130.00 – Deposit of $600 is due at time of registration.  Entire fee is non-refundable unless the spot can be filled.   Auditors are welcome for a fee of $25.00 a day.  LWSC members may audit at no charge.  Self care stalls available for $25.00 a day, bring your own bedding. Stalls must be left stripped clean or additional charges apply.

Click the Event Website link above for additional details.