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Club General Membership Meeting
Spring Clinics (check back frequently as we keep adding fun things!)
April 22, 2023 ** Times to follow!
Packing for Long Trail Rides & Trail First Aid
Ali will be teaching us all about how to prepare and train for long trail rides and things we should have on hand for backcountry first aid.
This clinic will be in a classroom so come with writing utensils and paper and be prepared to learn all the things to think about when you're in the backcountry or just a local trail ride.
To register for this FREE to members clinic ($5 for non-members):
April 30th, 2023 -- SOLD OUT! (there is a waiting list)
Cavaletti Clinic with Kim Roe at a private covered arena in Whatcom County.
Register here FOR THE WAITING LIST:
May 6th, 2023 -- TIME TBD but it'll run for 8 hours
ANT: Animals as Natural Therapy in Bellingham is sponsoring this 8-hour Equine Health and First Aid course.
For more information about the course and what it entails, check out their website: https://www.happypathmeadows.com/basic.html
This course will be capped at 30 people so stay tuned for registration information here. Meanwhile, if you have questions email Katie at ANT.
May 13th, 2023
Ride-A-Test & Lesson with Birthe Schumann. Ride the test of your choice, receive feedback, work on areas to improve, ride your test again. All dressage tests welcome! Clinic will take place at a private barn with a covered arena. 25 and 45 minute slots. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcdea-ride-a-test-clinic-tickets-591841783707
May 20th, 2023
Western and English Saddle fitting clinic with Hannah Knaebel -- master saddle fitter Hannah of TopLine Saddles will teach us all about proper fit for both horse and rider of both English and Western saddles. Lecture will be free to members!
Salish Schooling Show Series
((Check back later for registration information))
June 18th, 2023 (Dressage and Working Equitation)
July 16th, 2023 (Dressage and Working Equitation)
August 27th (Dressage and Working Equitation)
*September 24 (make-up date in case of weather cancellation)
March 18th, 2023 -- 10:00 - noon at a private Whatcom County farm.
Hands-On Equine Health with Dr. Sauter from Kulshan Veterinary Hospital
Come learn all the basics of how to assess your horses's health while you wait for the vet: temperature, pulse, respiration, how to give an injection, check for gut sounds, etc.
We will have "demo" horses, those patient souls, on whom to practice our new skills so come dressed appropriately!
Sept 25, 2022 :: Fall Dressage & Working Equitation Schooling Show
WCDEA member Kim Roe will judge the WE dressage and Ease of Handling phases; Kim Barber will judge all other Dressage tests.
Event will be held at Misty River Ranch
July 17, 2022 :: Working Equitation Schooling (Fundraiser) show with Obstacle only and dressage only schooling opportunities.
WCDEA member Deirdra Dong will judge the Obstacles and Ease of Handling phases; Birthe Schumann will judge Dressage.
Event will be held at Sunset Farm Park, 7981 Blaine Rd, Blaine, WA 98230 (1/4 mile south of Birch Bay Lynden Rd.)
Cavaletti Clinic with Kim Roe :: June 11, 2022
WCDEA member-trainer Kim Roe will help us gymnastercize our horses!! Groups of 2-3 in 1hr sessions. All riders and disciplines welcome.
Event will be held at Patty Yust's private facility on Hemmi Road - directions will be sent along with ride time. Parking is limited. No stabling available. Please plan to pick up around your trailer and 'leave no trace'.
Dressage 101 Clinic with Nicol Hinde :: Oct 3, 2021
Dressage, Working Equitation dressage and Western dressage riders - this will be the clinic to get your questions answered, learn how to ride your tests better and be ready to tackle your next center line with confidence!
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