Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 Clinics, Fun Events, and Shows Schedule

Looking back at my previous post which outlined the fabulous year Suzie and I were going to have, I realized that a lot of the items I had put down would no longer be possible now. Some changes have been made, and as always, things are "up in the air" until I get the prize book and the classes are paid for.

Circa BVX 2014 on Tally

Horses keep us humble and you never know what may go wrong (Suzie proved that), so this is yet again, another tentative schedule for the 2016 riding season.

The "legend" will be as follows:
HORSE SHOWS
CLINICS
FUN EVENTS (This includes Percentage Days, Clear Rounds, Gymkhanas, etc). 

Percentage Day/ Clear Rounds
May 28th
Finn
Karen Clinic
June 6th – 10th
Finn
Kathy Stanley Driving Clinic (Terrace)
June 19th – 21st
Spud
Percentage Day/ Clear Rounds
June 25th
Finn
Gymkhana
June 26th
Spud
Kathy Stanley Driving Clinic (Smithers)
July 8th – 10th
Spud
Totem Saddle Club Schooling Show
July 10th
Finn
Percentage Day/ Clear Rounds
July 16th
Finn
Gymkhana
July 17th
Spud
Kathy Stanley Driving Clinic (Smithers)
August 19th - 21st 
Spud
Percentage Day/ Clear Rounds
August 20th
Finn
Gymkhana
August 21st
Spud
Nechako Valley Exhibition Fall Fair
August 19th – 21st
Spud
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
August 25th -  28th
Finn/ Spud
Totem Saddle Club Schooling Show
September 2nd – 4th
Finn
Percentage Day/ Clear Round
September 11th
Finn
Kathy Stanley Driving Clinic (Smithers)
September 23rd – 25th
Spud



The Gymkhanas aren't a priority, but would be fun to attend with Spud, as there are classes for barrels, keyhole, and poles for driving horses in the year end shows. In addition, the clinician for Finn comes up once a month as circumstances allow, so there may be additional days to get lessons. I'm not too concerned at the moment, as I'll most likely chase down some lessons in July and August once Finn has some fitness and we're ready to refine everything.

You will notice there are a heck of a lot of date conflicts for the end of August - I haven't really decided if I will be going the "Fun Event" route, the "Show" route, or the "Clinic" route just yet. And all of that depends on how well Spud is going. If Spud is NOT ready for the Nechako Valley Exhibition (NVE) I will have to decide if I'd rather clinic him or just putz Finn around at a fun day working on Dressage and Jumping. The same goes for mid July - assuming the Totem Saddle Club schooling show is a-go.

Sharing showing tips, perhaps?

The list above is more for me than anything - to reflect on dates and see where I want to be heading. I did nix off the IPE for this year, as it's a long ways to go and show and the class prices are considerable - especially if I am going to be showing a green driving horse. 

Fingers crossed things work out and I can get to as many events as I can this year - I won't need to borrow a trailer anymore so that's a huge plus (and advantage)!

3 comments:

  1. Girl, you are BOOKED UP! I hope to live vicariously through you and you can go to every single one! Weeeeeee!!!

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  2. Sounds like you've got a fun and busy summer planned.

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