What’s Happening This Spring? [Updated 3/16]

What’s Happening is EN’s guide to lessons, clinics, schooling shows and other riding and educational opportunities. It’s free to post a listing. Just email the date, location, contact information and any other details to [email protected]. (If we don’t have your event listed, it’s because no one has sent us the details yet. So get those emails in!)

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ALABAMA

April 16 at Steel Prize Stables: Dressage Schooling Show and Ride-A-Test with Meris Greges at Steel Prize Stables, Madison, AL. Please visit www.TVDCTA.org for more information.

CALIFORNIA

April 22-23 at Fresno County Horse Park: Lucinda Green is coming to Fresno County Horse Park in April 22-23. Contact Sue Funkey at [email protected].

FLORIDA

March 16 at Wentworth Farm: Join Peter Gray every week this winter at Wentworth Farm for “Wednesday Gymnastics” working on rider position and improving your horse’s jumping technique. Cost is $75. Please book by phone (253-425-6302) or email 24 hours prior to your lesson.

March 23 at Wentworth Farm: Join Peter Gray every week this winter at Wentworth Farm for “Wednesday Gymnastics” working on rider position and improving your horse’s jumping technique. Cost is $75. Please book by phone (253-425-6302) or email 24 hours prior to your lesson.

March 30 at Wentworth Farm: Join Peter Gray every week this winter at Wentworth Farm for “Wednesday Gymnastics” working on rider position and improving your horse’s jumping technique. Cost is $75. Please book by phone (253-425-6302) or email 24 hours prior to your lesson.

ILLINOIS

March 19 at Hollywood Casino: USEA Area IV Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet at Hollywood Casino in St. Louis, MO. “Eventing University” educational program featuring speakers Dr. Pat Bona (equine posture/myofascial release, Jessica Smith (rider fitness & physical therapy), and Marilyn Payne (tips to improve your dressage test, test video critiques, and keynote speaker at dinner). www.useaiv.org for registration information – all are welcome, and AR or YR program members receive a discount!

April 9-10 in Chicago area: Cathy Jones-Forsberg clinic, Chicago area. Contact [email protected] (all levels)
 
April 15-17 at Lamplight Equestrian Center: Wayne Eventing Derby at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, IL. Knock off some of the Midwestern winter rust at this low keyed competition held at a big time facility. This is the same lovely venue that hosted the USEA American Eventing Championships 2007-2009, and the Maui Jim Horse Trials. Competition consists of a Dressage test and Two Jumping rounds held over a mix of cross country and show jumping obstacles in Lamplight’s iconic Grand Prix arena. (Starter-Preliminary levels, plus Ride-A-Test option). Further information, prize lists and entry blanks can be found at www.wayneeventingderby.org or email [email protected].
KANSAS

March 26-27 at West End Farm: Please join West End Farm in Kansas City, Ks. for a Combined Test in preparation for the upcoming season. Levels from Green As Grass through Preliminary offered, and riders are able to add additional dressage tests or show jumping rounds. For more information, please contact West End Farm on Facebook.

April 10 at Longview Horse Park: Please join West End Farm and the Mill Creek Pony Club for a Combined Test in preparation for the upcoming season. Levels from Green As Grass through Preliminary offered, and riders are able to add additional dressage tests or show jumping rounds. For more information, please contact West End Farm on Facebook.

April 9-10 at Longview Horse Park: Cross country schooling at Longview Horse Park, 12600 Raytown Rod, Kansas City, MO 64149. Cost: $40 per day per horse or $50 for the weekend if paid on Saturday. Hours: 8:30-4:00. Stabling: $35 for the weekend – call for reservations Michelle Ptak (913)219-5259. Check Mill Creek Pony Club website or Facebook for release and potential rain outs/cancellations.

April 16-17 at Longview Horse Park: Cross country schooling at Longview Horse Park, 12600 Raytown Rod, Kansas City, MO 64149. Cost: $40 per day per horse or $50 for the weekend if paid on Saturday. Hours: 8:30-4:00. Stabling: $35 for the weekend – call for reservations Michelle Ptak (913)219-5259. Check Mill Creek Pony Club website or Facebook for release and potential rain outs/cancellations.

KENTUCKY

April 2-3 in Lexington: The University of Kentucky Dressage and Eventing Team is exciting to announce that Will Coleman is teaching a two-day jumping clinic at Clear View Equestrian Center. Cost is $300. Auditing is $15 per day. Click here for the entry form.

April 2-3 in Louisville: Mid South Eventing and Dressage Association Sponsored Kim Severson Clinic in Louisville, KY. Huge saving on clinic entries for MSEDA members. Saturday will be at Lands End Farm, gymnastics and show jumping. Sunday will be Cross Country Jumping at Flying Cross Farm. Click here for a registration form.

MARYLAND

March 20 MDHT Starter Horse Trials Spring Series: The Maryland Horse Trials will be holding three starter horse trials this spring on the above mentioned dates.  Divisions offered will be Introductory through Prelim/Training.  Introductory and Elementary divisions will have their own cross country course geared to these lower levels.   We will also be offering our first annual Coaches/Instructor Award this year!  Please see our web site for further details about entering.  http://themarylandhorsetrials.com/shows/schooling-ht/344-starter-ht

March 29 at Waredaca: Stephen Bradley Expert Day with focus on jumping and gridwork. More information at www.waredaca.com.

April 10 MDHT Starter Horse Trials Spring Series: The Maryland Horse Trials will be holding three starter horse trials this spring on the above mentioned dates.  Divisions offered will be Introductory through Prelim/Training.  Introductory and Elementary divisions will have their own cross country course geared to these lower levels.   We will also be offering our first annual Coaches/Instructor Award this year!  Please see our web site for further details about entering.  http://themarylandhorsetrials.com/shows/schooling-ht/344-starter-ht

April 13 at Waredaca: Jimmy Wofford Expert Day with focus on jumping and gridwork. More information at www.waredaca.com.

April 19 at Waredaca: Stephen Bradley Expert Day with focus on jumping and gridwork. More information at www.waredaca.com.

April 26 at Waredaca: Eventing Education Center – Local veterinarian Peter Radue, himself a former event rider, will give useful advice on how to assess your horse’s top line—from the poll to the tail. Is there really a problem or not? And if so, how to track the cause. Join him on April 26th for this topic plus advice on what every horse owner should have in their own ‘vet box’ for stable use and for travel. Also, become informed by Dave Kurtzman from Purina as he discusses the most current, straightforward and sensible feed issues that every horse owner needs to know! No charge to boarders and current lesson students. Others are welcome for a fee of $10. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance sign-up required via email: [email protected] no later than the Sunday preceding the lecture.

MISSOURI

March 26-27 in Cole Camp: Every month Lost Springs Farm hosts a Saturday/Sunday dressage clinic with Cynthia Spalding. Lessons are 45 minutes and private in a sand indoor with sound system. Stalls are usually available by request. Clinic is $100 per ride (stalls extra). Auditors welcome. Cole Camp is off 65 Hwy south of Sedalia. Contact Riki Mueller for ride times at 660-287-3781.

April 9-10 at Longview Horse Park: Cross country schooling at Longview Horse Park, 12600 Raytown Rod, Kansas City, MO 64149. Cost: $40 per day per horse or $50 for the weekend if paid on Saturday. Hours: 8:30-4:00. Stabling: $35 for the weekend – call for reservations Michelle Ptak (913)219-5259. Check Mill Creek Pony Club website or Facebook for release and potential rain outs/cancellations.

April 16-17 at Longview Horse Park: Cross country schooling at Longview Horse Park, 12600 Raytown Rod, Kansas City, MO 64149. Cost: $40 per day per horse or $50 for the weekend if paid on Saturday. Hours: 8:30-4:00. Stabling: $35 for the weekend – call for reservations Michelle Ptak (913)219-5259. Check Mill Creek Pony Club website or Facebook for release and potential rain outs/cancellations.

NEW JERSEY

April 23-24 at Irish Manor Stables: Robert Costello clinic at Irish Manor Stables, Stockton, NJ. Saturday will focus on flatwork with cavaletti and gymnastic exercises. Sunday will include a discussion of course analysis and warm-up strategy followed by coursework. Levels are offered from Beginner Novice (2’7″) to Preliminary (3’7″), and each group will consist of no more than 5 riders. Rider fee is $300 for 2 days. Audit fee is $25/day. Please contact Stephanie Swites at 908-237-1281 or [email protected] for more information.

NORTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

March 16-17 at Stable View: The USEF High Performance Eventing Training Sessions take place with US Eventing Team Coach David O’Connor. Auditors are welcome. Times will be posted on the Stable View website www.stableviewfarm.com closer to dates.

March 16-20 at Bridle Creek Farm: Eric Smiley will be teaching a clinic at Bridle Creek Farm in Aiken, Sc. Eric is a renowned coach and producer of young horses who also coached the 2012 Belgian team and is the Director of the International Eventing Forum. For more information, please contact Megan Perry at [email protected].

March 22 & 23 at Stable View: USEA/USEF Recognized Horse Trials, Come spectate or compete at our 5th Recognized Horse Trials with divisions Beginner Novice through Preliminary. Up to $15,000 in prize money awarded. Vendors and food truck on property. Presentation of prizes with photos on Wednesday. Please contact Stable View at (484) 356-3173 or [email protected] for more information.

April 6 at Stable View: The first Wednesday of every month is the “Under the Stars” Jumper Night series. The show begins at 3:00pm and is held in the covered arena, fences start at 2’3” and work up to 3’9”. Class entry fees range from $30-$50 with up to $1,500 in prize money awarded. Please contact Amber Lee at (484) 356-3173 or [email protected] for more information.

April 13 at Stable View: The second Wednesday of each month we will be hosting a schooling or USEF/USDF Level Two Championship Qualifier Dressage show. April will be a schooling show with classes from Into-Grand Prix and USEA Test of Choice. Jan Jacobson (S) of North Carolina will be the judge. Please visit www.stableviewfarm.com for entry forms and more information. Contact Amber Lee at (484) 356-3173 or [email protected] for further information.

VIRGINIA

March 19 at Windchase: Cross Country Schooling Prep – featuring some XC questions in the indoor arena (or outside if weather permits). Jumping clinic with Phyllis Dawson at Windchase, Purcellville, VA. These clinics, offered each week through the winter and early spring, are fun and informal, with levels from very green elementary for those wanting to stick to small jumps, up through Preliminary. The cost is $70 ($55 for Windchase Boarders). All clinics are designed to be inviting and user-friendly. We will keep things very basic for the greener groups, and will incorporate some more creative elements for the higher groups as appropriate. Exercises and fence heights can be adjusted within a group for each horse as needed. Find the schedule and sign up on the Event Clinics website. You can email Phyllis at [email protected] with questions or to get on the mailing list. Sign up for this week’s clinic at this link.

March 26-27 at Windchase: Cross Country Fundamentals. This clinic will be out on the cross-country course, weather and footing permitting. You can do one or both days. Jumping clinic with Phyllis Dawson at Windchase, Purcellville, VA. These clinics, offered each week through the winter and early spring, are fun and informal, with levels from very green elementary for those wanting to stick to small jumps, up through Preliminary. The cost is $70 ($55 for Windchase Boarders). All clinics are designed to be inviting and user-friendly. We will keep things very basic for the greener groups, and will incorporate some more creative elements for the higher groups as appropriate. Exercises and fence heights can be adjusted within a group for each horse as needed. Find the schedule and sign up on the Event Clinics website. You can email Phyllis at [email protected] with questions or to get on the mailing list. Sign up for this week’s clinic at this link. Specify if you want to ride Saturday, Sunday, or both.

April 24 at Elysian Hills: Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trials – Introductory (18″), Elementary (2’3″), Beginner Novice (2’7″), Novice, Training. Elysian Hills horse trials are run in a very relaxed and supportive environment perfect for green horses or green riders at each level. Elysian Hills Training Center / 5571 John Barton Payne Road / Marshall, VA 20115; www.elysianhills.com; [email protected]

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