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Horse Show Management

    Ready to help you with all your horse show needs in 2015!            


Shows I have Managed:

CSHA Region 5 Spring Stampede (See Stampede Page)

Show Secretary/Gate/Ribbons for Champlain Valley Horse Shows in Vermont, Summer 2011

Janet Read Memorial Miniature Horse Show         

Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek ~ May 22 & 23, 2010

AMHA approved. Saturday, May 22 all AMHA Halter Classes; Sunday, May 23 AMHA performance classes and all classes for non-registered minis. Hawaiian theme; great prizes; food; photo opps; fun for the whole family! I am an AMHA approved Horse Show Manager.

Metropolitan Horsemen's Association 

Western/English Schooling Shows: May 17th and October 5th, 2008
Sequoia Arena, 10060 Skyline Blvd., Oakland; Inside the beautiful Joaquin Miller Park

Short but sweet is what the shows were all about. The heat and high gas prices kept most riders away, but we had two great little shows! The arena is in a beautiful location and is so quiet and serene, you can't help but feel relaxed out there! Those who did attend definitely got their money's worth, riding in many classes and taking home lots of ribbons! I was very proud of those who rode my "natural" trail course! Western and English riders! It was the perfect area to ride around trees and over logs, and it was all in the Shade!!  Congratulations to all the Winners!!
Classes in Halter, Showmanship, Western, Trail, and English flat  

Skylark Equestrian 
2008 Summer English Silver Buckle Show Series
This year was a 5-show series with points cumulating towards series-end silver buckles! June 8th, July 13th, August 10th and September 21st!
These were all English shows: English flat classes including Pleasure, Hunters Under Saddle, and Equitation, Hunters over Fences, Hunter Hack and Jumpers.    Congratulations to the 2008 Series' Silver Buckle Winners: McKalee Mooney & Final Exam and Leanne Hornnes and Oz!!

Again, the heat (and gas prices?) kept some riders away, but they were fun shows, as always! Skylark shows are a great venue to bring your beginner rider or green horse. The atmosphere is calm and the classes are very mixed with experience.

2007 brought a 3-show series (7/29, 8/26, 9/30) with classes in Lead Line 8 yrs. and under, Walk/Trot and Walk/Trot/Canter flat classes with obstacles, Equitation, Hunter Hack and Horsemanship, Hunters starting at 2' and going up to 2'9" and Jumpers starting at 2' and going up to 3'9".
Congratulations to the 2007 Series' Silver Buckle Winners!!


Hossmoor 1151 Bear Creek Road, Briones, CA                     

My friend recommended me to Hetty Dutra to help manage the 2006 Summer Buckle Show Series at Hossmoor. We had a three-show series of Halter, English and Western classes, with Buckles for the series end awards. Sadly, the Western division didn’t have as good a turn out as we’d hoped, but the English division did prosper. So we did two more English shows with Hunters, Equitation over fences and Hunter Hack classes added. The Back-to-School September 30, 2006 show was a huge success and the Halloween show on October 28th was fun too. Hetty and her barn crew did a wonderful job painting the jump standards to match the themes of the shows.

In 2007, Hossmoor celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary with a 5-show series (5/12, 6/16, 7/14, 8/18, 9/15) and a Year-End Awards ceremony on November 10th. Sadly, we had to cut the series short due to unfortunate circumstances, but the 3 shows that we did hold were great fun!

Hossmoor shows are famous for the signature wine glasses that are given out with the Blue ribbons and the curiously and cute painted jump standards. They are also a great place for your first English show or to compete against those in your same division. (Green, Novice, Limited, or Amateur). You could also school your horse in any class.                                                                       
I returned in 2010 to be Show Secretary for a Summer Hunter Schooling Show.