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Past Events
Club General Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 21st, 2024 
Roundtable Pizza, Sunset Square
1145 E Sunset Dr. #135, Bellingham, WA 98226
 
Meeting from 7:00-8:00pm
See you at 6:30 if you'd like to eat ahead of time, meeting will start at 7 PM.
Club General Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 15th, 2024. 
Roundtable Pizza, Sunset Square
1145 E Sunset Dr. #135, Bellingham, WA 98226
Meeting from 7:00-8:00pm
We had a great time at the Holiday Party!

Let's go bowling. (Or hang out and visit and watch bowling?)

Sunday, December 10th from 3-5:30 PM

20th Century Bowl

1411 N State St

Bellingham, WA 98225

Bowl phone: 360-734-5250

WCDEA member and bowling alley owner Beth Brannian is comping the lanes and shoe rental. (Big ThankYou to Beth!)

The Club will provide two drink tickets per person. Extensive non-alcoholic beverages are available, as well as beer and wine. (No outside drinks allowed, including water bottles)

We'll set up a table so please consider bringing snacks or cookies to share.

All members, and any one who has ever been a member, are welcome. (Call someone you haven't seen in a while to come and catch up!)

If you’re planning to attend get your FREE “ticket” here at Google Forms so we have a headcount, your shoe size if bowling, how many guests, etc. (Not mandatory in order to join us but it sure helps with the planning!)

https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSccrN9kxBnG.../viewform

Hope to see you all!

Club General Membership Meeting
NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, November 9th. 
Bellingham Country Club
3729 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Dinner hosted by the Club at 6:30pm
Meeting from 7:00-8:00pm
Please RSVP here if you'd like to attend so we can have the right seating and dinner entree expectations for the Country Club.
** Come with ideas for next year's activities, shows, clinics and outings. Our Board members are going to take a break so we need members to step up and help out for the 2024 season.
WE HAD LOTS OF GREAT WAYS FOR YOU AND YOUR HORSE TO PLAY OVER THE SUMMER!
 
LOW KEY SCHOOLING DAY!
June 25 - not a show, but a schooling opportunity!
(Dressage and Working Equitation Ease of Handling)
Misty River Ranch in Deming, WA
REGISTER HERE!
Salish Schooling Show Series 
Shows at Sunset Farm Park in Blaine, WA
** Click on each of the dates below to register! ** 
July 16th (Dressage and Working Equitation Ease of Handling)
August 27th (Dressage and Working Equitation Ease of Handling)
September 24 (Dressage and Working Equitation Ease of Handling)
Working Equitation Clinics
(conveniently held the day before each schooling show!)
** click on each of the dates below to register!**
Sunset Farm Park in Blaine, WA
July 17th with Kim Roe
August 26th with Katie Stearns
September 23rd with Katie Stearns
Limited Overnight Horse Camping is available for the night between the clinics and the shows. Paddocks on a first-come, first-served basis. See the clinic and schooling show information on the EventBrite links above for more details!
 
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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcdea-cavaletti-clinic-w-kim-roe-registration-559782162517
May 8-10, 2023
Pippa is back!! She will be teaching May 8-10 at Kim Roe’s Blue Gate Farm in Deming.
Pippa Callanan is passionate about Philippe Karl and Nuno Oliveira’s understanding of French classical equitation. This means that her approach has a deep respect for the nature of the horse, with methods based on clear principles and unwavering ethics.
Her teaching style aims to promote autonomous, thoughtful riders who have a deeper sense of trust and connection with their horses, no matter what breed, level or background. For her, the essence is to become a student of the horse, which means to strive to understand the causes of any difficulty by listening and taking seriously the word of the horse. This demands humility, sensitivity and discipline that becomes a way of life.
More information about Pippa is available on her website https://www.pippacallanan.com/
Auditing is welcome and current WCDEA members get a discount. A few rider spots are available too. Please email deirdra.d@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to attend.
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! 
Register here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saddle-fitting-clinic-with-hannah-knaebel-of-topline-saddles-tickets-559270722787

CANCELED: April 22, 2023 - membership meeting 1:00-1:30, clinic 1:30-3:30
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):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/570155449297

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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