CAMPS FOR KIDS
Double Header Performance Horses, Evergreen. dhphorses.com
June 17-20 and July 8-11, Monday – Thursday, 9am-2pm, $400
C & C Equine (find on Facebook) 5930 Bluebell Lane, Evergreen. Crysten 720-891-5914. Drop-ins and lessons on non-camp weeks welcome. Complete horse emersion camps for ages 5+.
June 24-27, July 8-11, July 22-25, August 5-8.
CLINICS – ALL DISCIPLINES
Abbe Ranch Jumping Clinic – May 9-12 (sign up ASAP!!!, 2 and 4 day options) 9998 S. Perry Park Road, Larkspur. abberanchevents.com/2019-clinic. One of the best cross country jumping clinics in our nation. Beautiful facility, horses love it here, top notch instructors, safety is main concern, 2 lessons daily with lunch lecture. Grouped by skill level. Many people camp out with their horses. NO DOGS.
Working Equitation Clinic/lessons with Allison Mazurkiewicz. Hosted in North Evergreen. Scheduling special days for garrocha games, drill team work and additional challenge obstacles. Christina email@example.com. April 20, garrocha play dayClinics/Lessons – May 7th rain date May 21st, June 18th rain date June 25th, July 9th rain date July 23rd, August 6th rain date August 13th, September 3rd rain date September 24th.
Working Equitation/Dressage Clinics with Steve Kutie at Mount Falcon Equestrian. Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Great opportunity to ride consistently with this sought after clinician. Internationally competitive WE rider and trainer as well as reining and working cow horse. kutieperformancehorses.com April 27 & 28, May 25 & 26, July 8 – 15, August 10 & 11
Fundamental Horsemanship (all discipline) with Kip Fladland. July 26, 27, 28. 2, 3 day classes, $450/class. Jeffco Event Center, Golden. Morning class, Fundamental Horsemanship, 9am-12pm. Afternoon class Horsemanship I, 130-430pm. Kip is a well known clinician and disciple of Buck Brannaman (traveled with Buck for 5 years), Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. I have done this clinic twice and highly recommend it to any discipline. True emersion and you will come out a better horse and rider team. Foundational horsemanship that will find any holes in your training and solidify your relationship and communication with your horse. Kip is fun, encouraging and the real deal. Kips wife is an international Dressage trainer and he understands and appreciates all disciplines. Two participant dinners during the clinic weekend. Heather for more information and sign up 303-638-0994, email@example.com.
GREAT PLACES TO GO RIDE
Spring Gulch Equestrian Park – Open Year-Round. 7am-830pm. 9490, US-85, Highlands Ranch 80129. $5 day fee or $25 annual pass, $5 donation if you use the jumps. This is a hidden gem right near Murdochs on Santa Fe (you cannot see from road due to a dam), so close to the foothills – if you haven’t been there, you will be amazed it was there all along. 105 acres of trails, including cross country jumps of all sizes, banks and ditches. Lovingly cared for by the Mountain States Eventing Association. Occasionally closed on horse event days.
Equestrian Skills Park – Open Year-Round. 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs 80905. Enter at Norris-Penrose Event Center and follow signs to Skills Park Parking, equestrianskillscourse.org. Incredible new trail skills course park. RV camping and stalls overnight at Norris-Penrose Event Center.
GYMKHANAS / OPEN SHOWS
Buffalo Bill Saddle Club
Indiana Equestrian Center 76th and Indiana St. Arvada. June 29 and September 15 Gymkhana & Fun Events OPEN TO THE PUBLIC to ride or watch! Registration begins at 8 am Events start at 9am. Riders 18 and under are required to wear a helmet. See the website for more details www.BBSCGolden.org or info@BBSCGolden.org Due to insurance restrictions most events are members only.
Double Header Summer Gymkhanas, Evergreen – schedule at: dhphorses.com
Conifer Area Gymkhana Series, Conifer, McKeever Arena. June 2nd, July 14th, Aug 4th.
Open Horse Show July 13th, Conifer, McKeever Arena. On Facebook at ConiferGymkhana.
Colorado Stock Horse Association Open Shows, Indian Equestrian Center, Arvada. Coloradostockhorse.com. May 5, June 2, July 14, August 11, September 8.
More areas on Facebook at Colorado Open Horse Shows
April 27 (sign up ASAP!!!) Pine Ridge Pony Club and Arapahoe Hunt Combined Test and Pair Pace at Spring Gulch Equestrian Park in Highlands Ranch. firstname.lastname@example.org or find on Facebook under Pine Ridge Pony Club.
Evergreen Ranch Sorting Association, Pine Junction. Find on Facebook. Mostly Saturdays May-October. Fun, educational, supportive and close-knit group. Contact Jerry Toman 303-674-5096 email@example.com.
Intermountain Horse Association meets September-May. third Tuesdays of the month, 6:30pm at Beau Jo’s in Evergreen, for pizza and social time, meeting and program to follow. intermountainhorse.org
Overnight Horse Camping Trips – mtnhomes4horses.com/overnight-colorado-horse-trips/
Trail Riding – mtnhomes4horses.com/time-trail-riding/. See also Margi Evans’ Riding Colorado Book Series.
Poker Ride: April 27, Bear Creek Regional Park (Equestrian Skills Course), Colorado Springs. equestrianskillscourse.org
Trail Riding Clinic: May 19, 7:30am -12pm North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) Clinic. Learn about competitive trail riding at Greenland Open Space, Larkspur. Competitive ride will follow clinic.
Diane Wingle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-847-7006
Poker Ride: September 7, Alderfer 3 Sisters OS Park, Evergreen. intermountainhorse.org. $35, adult IHA member; $45, adult non-member; $20, accompanied minor rider; $80, 2 adult family. Fee includes lunch. Proceeds will benefit a local horse organization. For information or to volunteer, contact Carolyn Knapp-Nelson, email@example.com or 303-674-8853.
Heather McWilliams © 2019 Questions? 303-638-0994