What’s Happening This Summer? [Updated 7/14]

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

What’s Happening is EN’s guide to lessons, clinics, schooling shows and other riding and educational opportunities during the summer. It’s free to post a listing. Just email the date, location, contact information and any other details to [email protected]. (Note: This is a list generated solely from submissions. If no one sends us the details of your event, it won’t be included.)

Location Quick Links: Area I | Area II | Area III | Area IV | Area V | Area VIArea VII | Area VIII | Area IX | Canada

Area I

July 14: Hitching Post Farm Schooling Trial
Hitching Post Farm Schooling Trials are a fun, educational way to enjoy every aspect of eventing. A great beginning for new riders or new horses, an excellent place to for every move up and a very coach friendly facility. Our courses are all USEA standard set in an approachable way over some terrain. Jump courses are not timed. New this year, we will be offering an elementary division with a jump height maximum of 2’3″. The intro(Grasshopper!) division will be offered as a combined test with a few small logs as part of the show jump course. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

July 25: Huntington Farm July Schooling Trials
Huntington Farm Schooling Trials in South Strafford, VT are a great opportunity to ride on USEA sanctioned and professionally designed courses, in a relaxed, laid back atmosphere! These events are meant to be educational and fun for horse and rider! No jump courses are timed. Elementary through Training. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 4: Huntington Farm July Schooling Trials
Huntington Farm Schooling Trials in South Strafford, VT are a great opportunity to ride on USEA sanctioned and professionally designed courses, in a relaxed, laid back atmosphere! These events are meant to be educational and fun for horse and rider! No jump courses are timed. Elementary through Training. [Register on Blue Entries]

Area II

 July 20-21: Horsemanship Clinic with Tik Maynard at Karmic Run Stables
Tik Maynard will be coming to Karmic Run Stables in Mt. Airy, MD for a 2-day horsemanship clinic this summer. Natural horsemanship, or horse psychology as Tik’s technique is termed is the wave of the equestrian sports future. Day 1 will be groundwork. Day 2 will be transferring what you learned on the ground to your riding. All lessons will be semi-privates. Want to come with a friend? Just let the organizer know, and you can make your own group! All levels and disciplines welcome! [Register on Event Clinics]
July 21: Clinic with Sally Cousins
Ride with Sally Cousins at Rax Run Eventing in New Tripoli, PA. Contact: [email protected], 6103246628

July 21: Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial
Flexible entry options allow you to select from the eventing disciplines of dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. If you are technically eliminated in stadium or cross country, we will allow you to continue as long as you and your horse are considered safe. Time permitting, horse trial competitors will be allowed to ride the cross country course and stadium a second time. We want you and your horse to have a positive learning experience. Elysian Hills offers introductory (18″), Elementary (2 ft), Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level as well as Preliminary combined tests. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

July 22: FMF Aloha Recognized Horse Trials
Take advantage of early bird pricing! Come out to Full Moon Farm in Finksburg, Maryland for a fun Hawaiian themed day of recognized dressage, stadium, and cross country! Register electronically at www.evententries.com (Full Moon Farm Aloha HT – Area II). Divisions PT, T, TN, N, BN, Intro, StarterMore information here: http://fullmoonfarm.com/competitions.html

July 23: Tik Maynard Clinic 
Natural Horsemanship…45 min unmounted semi privates. Location: Full Moon Farm, Finksburg, Maryland. Call for details or to reserve a spot: (410) 795-8371 x 9. Tik began riding with the Vancouver Pony Club, in Southlands, British Columbia. After achieving his ‘A’ rating, he began competing in Modern Pentathlon, where he represented Canada at three World Championships, and the 2007 Pan– American Games. In 2008, Maynard began a journey to improve his riding. From Germany to Florida, from Alberta to Texas, and from Florida to New Jersey, Maynard was willing to go wherever he had to, to learn from the best. Along the way he discovered something more important: horsemanship. It is that idea that continues to motivate him. Today, Maynard searches out knowledge from many sources, but his most important mentors are his parents and his wife. He is married to US Eventing Team Member Sinead Halpin. Together they run Copperline Farm in Citra, Florida. Maynard has always been a passionate book lover. He has written a children’s story, published by REAL magazine, has won the Malahat Review Open Season Award, and has twice been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards for his non– fiction works.
July 30: Savannah “Woodge” Fulton Clinic
Location: Full Moon Farm, Finksburg, Maryland. Call for details or to reserve a spot: (410) 795-8371 x 9

July 27-29: Dressage Clinic with Pierre Cousyn
Experience Classical Dressage with Pierre Cousyn and enjoy the opportunity to work with an experienced professional from Europe. Pierre Cousyn travels the US, giving clinics to Dressage riders of all levels. His teaching style unites the bio-mechanics of the horse with the classical principles of dressage. Five Fillies Farm offers a 80×160 foot indoor arena with Premier Equestrian Master’s Blend Footing, wall-to-wall mirrors, LED lights, and plenty of seating for riders and auditors. Additionally, there is a separate outdoor 20×40 meter outdoor arena for warm-up and lunging. Stalls and paddocks are on site with limited availability. Light breakfast, lunch, and drinks will be provided for all riders and auditors. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

July 29: VHT Starter Horse Trials, Combined Test, and Dressage Schooling Show
A fantastic and fun horse trial, combined test, and dressage schooling show, held at a beautiful venue. Invite your friends to join you, and come show your progress for this year! Riders of all levels welcome. Classes and riding opportunities offered include horse trial, different combined test options, and USEA/USEF/FEI dressage tests. Multiple rides encouraged, and discounts available for immediate family members, Pony Club, and 4-H riders. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 3-5: Mini Camp with Stephen Bradley & Melissa Hunsberger at Long Branch Farm
Join 4-star veterans Stephen Bradley and Melissa Hunsberger for 3 days of intense learning and fun at their Long Branch Farm in White Post, Virginia. Start your weekend early with dressage and gymnastics lessons on Friday afternoon, practice your dressage test and show jumping rounds on Saturday, and finish up on Sunday with cross country at Gordansdale. Friday late afternoon/evening: 1 flat lesson + 1 gymnastics lesson; Saturday morning: 1 fix-a-test dressage lesson + 1 show jumping coursework lesson; Sunday morning: Cross-country schooling (incl. schooling fee at Gordansdale). The goal of this mini-camp is to provide a lot of learning opportunities in a challenging, yet fun and safe environment. With teaching styles that appeal to riders and horses of all personalities and abilities, Stephen and Melissa are looking forward to helping each pair reach their individual goals. This camp is open to riders of all ages and levels, from Elementary through Advanced. Limited stabling available for out of town riders wanting to stay at the farm. [Register on Event Clinics]
August 11: Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial
Flexible entry options allow you to select from the eventing disciplines of dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. If you are technically eliminated in stadium or cross country, we will allow you to continue as long as you and your horse are considered safe. Time permitting, horse trial competitors will be allowed to ride the cross country course and stadium a second time. We want you and your horse to have a positive learning experience. Elysian Hills offers introductory (18″), Elementary (2 ft), Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level as well as Preliminary combined tests. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]
August 22: Show Jumping Clinic with Stephen Bradley at A Bit Better Farm
Come join us for a Stephen Bradley Show Jumping Clinic at A Bit Better Farm in Brookeville, MD! We are very excited to host Stephen again and invite riders of all levels and disciplines to come. Group lessons are limited to 3 riders (rarely 4) and average 1 hour 15 minutes in length (dependent on number of riders). [Register on Event Clinics]
August 25-26: Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trials
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trials are a fun, educational way to enjoy every aspect of eventing. A great beginning for new riders or new horses, an excellent place to for every move up and a very coach friendly facility. Our courses are all USEA standard set in an approachable way over some terrain. Lower level jump courses are not timed, but upper levels (BN, N and T) are run as recognized divisions. New cross country course this year! Schooling jumper rounds and schooling cross country rounds are available on Saturday! [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

Area III

July 21-22: Stable View Eventing Academy
These events are a great educational opportunity for horses and riders of all experience levels. As part of the 2018 series, riders will earn points from the Sunday Horse Trials towards year-end awards to be presented at an awards ceremony in the new Stable View Pavilion! Saturday is an Open Schooling Day and riders can choose to school one phase or all three. The Schooling Day is open to everyone, not just those competing in the Sunday Horse Trials. Pre-register for the Open Schooling Day at www.stableviewfarm.com/registerEA or register upon arrival. Schooling will begin at 8:00am and last until 2:00pm. Then, competition is held on Sunday!  Sprouts (18″) through Training (3’3″) Horse Trials, all levels of Combined Tests, and Dressage Tests of Choice are available. Enter atwww.evententries.com. Opening Day: June 18, 2018. Closing Day: July 13, 2018. On-site stabling and accommodations are available. For more information, visit www.stableviewfarm.com , call 484-356-3173, or email [email protected].

August 1: Schooling Hunter & Jumper Show
These shows are held the first Wednesday of every month! The show begins at 8:00 am for the summer months. Fences start at 2’3” and work up to 3’9” for the Jumpers, and the Hunter divisions run 2’ through 3’6” . Class entry fees range from $30-$50 with up to $2,000 in prize money awarded. Please contact Stable View at (484) 356-3173 or[email protected] for more information. Enter online via www.stableviewfarm.com.

August 11-12: Stable View Eventing Academy
These events are a great educational opportunity for horses and riders of all experience levels. As part of the 2018 series, riders will earn points from the Sunday Horse Trials towards year-end awards to be presented at an awards ceremony in the new Stable View Pavilion! Saturday is an Open Schooling Day and riders can choose to school one phase or all three. The Schooling Day is open to everyone, not just those competing in the Sunday Horse Trials. Pre-register for the Open Schooling Day at www.stableviewfarm.com/registerEA or register upon arrival. Schooling will begin at 8:00am and last until 2:00pm. Then, competition is held on Sunday!  Sprouts (18″) through Training (3’3″) Horse Trials, all levels of Combined Tests, and Dressage Tests of Choice are available. Enter at www.evententries.com. Opening Day: July 16, 2018. Closing Day: August 3, 2018. On-site stabling and accommodations are available. For more information, visit www.stableviewfarm.com , call 484-356-3173, or email [email protected].

Area IV

July 28: Leah Lang-Gluscic Event Clinic
4 Star Event Rider Leah Lang-Gluscic has competed at the Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event, and will be teaching a clinic at Hummingbird Stables in Rochester, Illinois! Groups of three will work on flat work, grid work, and put a full-course together on cross-country. We have a multitude of banks, dishes, and a water complex. The clinic will be moved indoors only if the ground is saturated. All levels from starter to prelim/intermediate. $115 per Horse and Rider combination for a 90-minute group. Please RSVP below and we will email you a sign-up form to confirm your entry. All entry fees must be paid in full by July 21st. Space is limited so do not hesitate to send your entry in. $10 to audit. A few day stalls available. [More information here]

Area V

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Area VI

July 28-29: 3 Amigos Clinic
Instructors: Kristi Nunnink, Jackie McRae, and Valerie Owen. Levels offered: Preliminary, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice, and Elementary. Cross Country and Show Jumping sessions will be offered. A private Dressage lesson will be offered in place of one jump lesson if scheduling allows. ENTRY FEES: $350 for two days of instruction. Each rider will ride for a two hour session once a day. CLOSING DATE:  July 20. A  $100 deposit is required to secure your spot. Lectures: To be Announced. Please see Eventful Acres website www.eventfulacres.net for entry form and more fee information.

Area VII

August 3-5: Chrissy Hollnagel Clinic
Chrissy is an advanced eventer, currently focusing on her students and producing young horses at her farm in Ocala, Florida. She will be teaching for 3 days. First day-Flatwork for jumping/cavaletti exercises. Second day-Cross country riding. Third day-Show jumping coursework. Saturday night there will be a dinner, including a discussion about setting and walking show jumping courses (which will be applied to Sunday’s sessions). Contact Gail Eder for more information at [email protected].

Area VIII

July 28: Horse Aid Live Combined Test and Dressage Show
Combined Training & Dressage Show at Masterson Station Equestrian Park in Lexington, KY. Dressage (Intro-4th Level). Combined Test (Greenie-Prelim). Jumping Schooling After Stadium per Level. Relaxed Schooling Show. MSEDA + KDA Sanctioned. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

July 28: Stone Gate Farm Mini Trials 2
The Mini Trials is a low key competition that is a great introduction to Eventing for both horses and riders. There is cross country schooling the day before the competition from 11:00 – 4:00 or by appointment. Late entries will ONLY be accepted if there is space available. Please check with the secretary first. Join us for fun and frivolity at 6:00PM for Saturday Night at the Races. Pre-entry is preferred but will accept post entries if space is available. Show Jumping Schooling & ‘Fix a Round’ are available on Sat July 23 from Intro to Beginner Novice. For ore information and to register, click on the Sign Up Genius on the right side of this page. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

July 28-29: Bruce Mandeville Clinic
Two-time Olympian Bruce Mandeville is coming up to Northeast Ohio for a two day clinic, cross country and show jumping. Bruce has competed in two Olympics, two World Championships, and two Pan American games. Bruce is a National Coaching Certification Program of Canada (NCCP) Level 3 eventing coach and has also coached students in the North American Young Riders Championships to a gold and bronze medal. Cross Country is at South Farm and Show Jumping is at Michael Willham’s barn, in a large 100×200 indoor arena which converts into a “covered arena” with 23 garage doors and Martin Collins Ecotrack footing. Lessons are all semi-privates in order to maximize benefit and attention. There is a $50 refund if we can get 11 or more people signed up! Link to online entry is here. Link to paper entries are here.

August 11: Ends Meet Equestrian Mini Trial
Ends Meet Equestrian is hosting a Mini Trial, Combined Test, and Dressage Show in Centerville, Ohio. This show is part of the MVEA Mini Trial Series. Qualified riders are eligible for year end awards. Riders will experience inviting courses with top notch fences and footing. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 11: Maya Black Clinic
Clinic with 4 Star Rider Maya Black at GlenAyre Equestrian Centre. Black is originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, and grew up riding through Pony Club, achieving her “A” rating. Though eventing is Black’s passion, she developed a strong background in dressage with the help of her cousin, Olympian Adrienne Lyle. Maya enjoys teaches riders of all ages and levels. Clinic will focus on Gymnastics and Show Jumping on Day 1 followed by XC Jumping at Flying Cross on Day 2. FCF Rider Fee ($40) is included in entry. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 12: Champagne Run Farm MT, CT, and Dressage – Summer Series 3
Champagne Run Farm is hosting the third of its Summer Series of Mini Trial, Combined Test, and Dressage Test on August 12. Bring all of your friends and join us for a fun, casual show experience! Champagne Run boasts an inviting course that will be great for the green horse or rider, or for those looking to move-up a level. All entries ONLINE only. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 18: Hoosier Hops Event Derby
All courses will be a mix of Show Jumps and Cross Country jumps designed to be ridden at an appropriate division speed. All courses will be in the area of the new Water Jump and Pan Am bank complex. Warm up will be in the usual Cross Country Warm Up area. This event is designed to be a fun day at the Hoosier Horse Park and is a great warm up for the Area VIII Championships and the AEC’s (or just a great day with friends and horses). [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 19: Spring Run Stables Fall Mini-Trial 2018
Fall Mini Horse Trial Baby Starter to Novice. Limited to 115 entries. 42 Fleur de Lis Series. Trophy and eight ribbons to be awarded. Food on Grounds. Stabling: $35. Plastic Penny Bib/Holders will be for sale $20. Mandatory Medical Arm Bands will be for sale $10. Arenas: Sand arenas ( small) Dressage may be held in indoor arena. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

Area IX

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Canada

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Want to see your lesson, clinic or schooling show listed here? Email [email protected].

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