Intro to Working Equitation Workshop & Playday

December 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Stick Horse Ranch
3922 113th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Becky Mathews

**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

12/16 Options:
–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,, and on the website,

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).

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