Calendar of NW Clinics and Workshops
Landsafe Clinic 12:00 pm
Landsafe Clinic @ Grand Farms Team Chaos
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm
Before any gymnast steps onto the beam or tumbles on the floor they receive training in fall techniques so that they understand the proper placement of their body to prevent injuries. LandSafe leverages these same[...]
Emergency Equine First Aid Training 10:00 am
Emergency Equine First Aid Training
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
EnJ Equine First Aid Training is please to offer Emergency Equine First Aid Clinics to horse Lovers in Battleground Washington Equine Health and Emergency First Aid Course Our most comprehensive course! Join us for a[...]
Baker Stable Trail Clinic 10:30 am
Baker Stable Trail Clinic @ Baker Training Stable LLC
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We are adding another trail clinic on December 2nd because of the overwhelming response to our November 18th clinic. Our popular Trail Clinic is back and on a Saturday morning for those folks who asked[...]
Horsemanship Clinic 11:00 am
Horsemanship Clinic @ Butlerhill Equestrian Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Effective groundwork. Teach your horse to respect your space. Control moving your horses body and move away from pressure using a flag. Proper saddling, mounting and dismounting. Correct signals for walk and trot. Confidence building[...]
Physical Medicine Seminar 2:00 pm
Physical Medicine Seminar @ Foothills Veterinary Hospital
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Bohard and the Foothills Veterinary Hospital present a discussion and demonstration on evidence-based physical medicine including acupuncture, electro-stimulation, and laser. Learn how myofascial palpation and joint mobility exams are used to diagnose and guide[...]
Intro to Working Equitation Workshop & Playday 8:30 am
Intro to Polo 12:00 pm
**Please note, we have very limited entries in the Intro workshop (2) and group schooling (2) available. When those have filled with paid riders, all others will be placed on a waitlist. The scheduled schooling rounds (10 minute tickers) are full**.
Intro to Working Equitation Workshop & WE Playday
If you’re brand new to WE, this a great place to start! Start the day with coffee and pastries, and lend a hand to get the obstacles set for the day. We’ll provide an introduction to the sport and a basic overview of the rules of play. Next will be an unmounted coursewalk, exploring the fundamentals of each obstacle before mounting up in small groups to introduce our horses to the obstacles. Small group sessions will be guided to help you and your horse safely and successfully navigate the Ease of Handling phase. Join us to try out this fun, fast-growing sport in a supportive and laid-back environment. Whether you’re planning to go on to compete in WE or just looking for something fun and different to do with your horse this winter, this workshop is a great place to introduce your horse to the obstacles in a relaxed and confidence building outing.
For those with WE experience, take advantage of this opportunity to school a full course of competition quality obstacles provided by Jumps by River Run. This Playday offers small group schooling sessions, which are self-directed with the option for additional help if needed/desired! Optional coaching during small group schooling can focus on improving scores on the obstacles, avoiding errors and eliminations, and course planning. Two courses (Intro through Intermediate B) will be set all day, so ride one or both. Let me know if there is a particular obstacle you want to school and I’ll try to accommodate your request!
Located in the spacious (100’x225’) indoor Stickhorse arena (the old Flying M) just minutes off I5 south of Olympia WA.
Stickhorse arena address:
3922 113th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98512
–Intro to WE Workshop: $65 per horse/rider includes orientation, guided coursewalk, 90 minute small group instruction, coffee & snacks, use of facility.
–Small Group Obstacle Schooling: $40/horse for 75 minute session. Add $25 if you would like coaching during your ride.
–Stabling: A limited number of day stalls are available for $20. Reserve by 11/30. Please respect our hosts and clean up after your horse whether stabled or at the trailer.
To help keep our facility costs as low as possible (we pay by the hour!), please plan to lend a hand in setting the obstacles at 8:30 or picking them up at 5. If everyone helps, this part is quick and easy.
Working Equitation is an inclusive sport– all breeds of horses and riders of all disciplines and skill levels are invited! Helmets are required at all times while mounted. Please sign release form before mounting.
Please fill out a form for each horse you are registering. Paypal invoices will be emailed. Entries are not considered complete until payment is received. Closes 11/30 or when filled. Updates and additional information will be posted to the FB event page, www.facebook.com/
Spectators welcome at no cost. Clinic limited to ensure everyone gets plenty of time to work on the course. If inclement weather forces cancellation, entries will be refunded less arena deposit (split amongst all participants).
Saturday Dec16th 12:00-3:00 indoor introduction to Polo with Russell Beatty at Butlerhill. Lots of fun, mallets available. Bring a helmet and put front boots on your horse in case you wack his legs. Horses will be despooked first and will be slow pace.
Get your horse used to mallet and beach ball. Mallet provided. Instructions and practice on hitting the ball. Learn the basic rules of Polo. Helmet required and available to borrow if you need one. It’s best if your horse neck reins but if not, come anyway and have fun. Bring thin gloves. Western or English saddles. Score practice goals and feel like a winner.
Everyone welcome, English or western.
At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool,
you can attend classes on a multitude of topics,
network with other small farmers,
enjoy a prime rib lunch and
visit with local agricultural businesses.
2018 Class Information and Descriptions –
Click here for our great 180 class descriptions!
For the horse folks: Selecting the Right Hay, Saddle Fitting Your Horse, Pasture Evaluation and Management, Horse Owners: The 10 Do’s and Don’t of Sourcing Low Carb Horse Hay, Basic Leather Repair, Sustainable & Sound Horsekeeping, Introduction to Basic Building Techniques, and more.
Be sure to check out list of 180 classes with a wide range of topics to select from!
You may attend up to 5 class sessions, browse the Trade Show, and enjoy a fabulous lunch.
Trade Show is open ALL Day!
7:30 – 8:45 – Registration, Trade Show, Coffee and Pastries
9:00 – 10:00 – Session 1
10:15 – 11:15 – Session 2
11:30 – 12:30 – (A) Session 3 or (B) Lunch/Trade Show
1:00 – 2:00 – (A) Lunch/Trade Show or (B) Session 4
2:15 – 3:15 – Session 5
3:30 – 4:30 – Session 6
4:30 – 5:00 – Trade Show
2018 Expo Registration Costs:
All registrations include lunch (prime rib) and breakfast items at no extra cost.
$75 (early bird special: $70!)
Student age 12-18:
$40 ($10 if student sponsorship is requested during registration by choosing that registration type)
2018 Registration is OPEN. You’ll want to check out our class descriptions (linked above) before you register.
Click Green Ticket button above to register.
Special Events at the Expo!
Trent Loos will be a keynote speaker at the Expo!
Trent is a sixth generation United States farmer with a passion for agriculture. He presently has a radio listening audience of 4 million and can be heard on more than 100 stations across the country. Trent brings his humorous dialog while speaking to both agriculture groups and non agriculture groups across the country. We feel very fortunate to bring Trent to our Expo community where he will share his passion for improving food security by supporting local agriculture grown in the USA.
Entries are open to everyone. The egg can come from your own flock, purchased eggs, borrowed eggs, anywhere you can come up with a larger than expected chicken or duck egg. Prizes – you bet! The owner of the largest chicken AND duck egg will win 100#s of CONWAY FEED ALL NATURAL LAYER PELLETS. There will also be drawings for free feed for everyone who enters an egg in the weigh off!
Going strong for third year – Prizes are awarded in all fiber categories – so gather some fiber from your favorite sheep, alpaca, llama, rabbit or goat to enter into our show.
The event will take place in the rodeo arena on the fair grounds. This is a Three day event that will have world renowned horseman Buck Brannaman riding his own horses in the vaquero style of horsemanship. Riders of different skill levels will be working with there own horses. Buck will be helping each student to advance there skills.
For auditors: Three days of high level teaching from world renowned horseman Buck Brannaman. Buck will be riding his horses that are at different levels in their schooling. Spectators will have the chance to ask questions from the stands during the clinic. All are welcome with a $30 DOLLAR DAILY ADMISSION PAYABLE AT THE GATE.