July Newsletter 2018

SaddleBack Equestrian Upcoming Events

Showtime Summerfest Show (Claremore): August 11-12
SaddleBack In-Barn Summer Show: Saturday, August 25
SaddleBack Beginner Fall Session begins: week of August 26
River Run Show: Saturday, September 8
Revery Equine Show: Saturday, September 22
LamBanks Show: Saturday, September 29
Sonrise Show: Saturday, October 6-7
KJM Farm Show: Saturday, October 27
SaddleBack In-Barn Halloween Show: Sat, November 3
HJEO Fall Finale (Tulsa Fairgrounds): November 14-18

SaddleBack Equestrian News:

Congratulations to Margaret on the purchase of Nim!! Were happy for the two of you, and excited to see you grow together! We will be on the look out for a new school horse.

SaddleBack Summer Show - Sat, August 25!
The SaddleBack In-Barn Summer Horse Show will be on Saturday, August 25th. The Prize-List (with show schedule) and Sign-up sheets are posted on the tack room window. Entry forms are available in the tack room. A $50 deposit & Entry Form are required when signing up to reserve your preferred school horse. Total show cost for a full division with school horse is $150 & cost with own horse is $120. This is a great opportunity for riders to get a taste of what shows are like, and for those already showing to practice moving up a division.

Summer Show Prize List

Fall Beginner Lesson Session starting in 4 weeks!
Fall session for our very beginner riders starts the week of August 26th! This is a 13 week session offered to beginner students newer to riding. Benefits include weekly 1-hour lessons at discount rates from $27/lesson! Sign up soon while spots are still available. Go to "Fall Session SignUp" link below for more info, dates/times, and to sign up and pay online. How easy is that?!
Fall Session SignUp

Fall Lesson Schedule: Sign-ups Posted!!
It's hard to believe that back-to-school and Fall Lesson schedules are right around the corner! Back to school brings us new lesson schedules for trainers and riders alike. Please check with your trainer's schedule of availability for the fall, and which days are most convenient for you/your child to lesson, when is the earliest & latest you can lesson, and if you prefer privates or groups. The trainers will contact you to finalize the day and lesson time for the fall schedule. Please Note: The trainers will do their best to accommodate your schedule; however, with 200+ students we cannot guarantee everyone's preferred day & time but will do our best. 

Fall Shows
Sign-up sheets for August and September shows are on tack room window. Please sign up ASAP to reserve your spot and your favorite horse if on a school horse. We expecting quite a few riders at our shows this Fall & are looking forward to a great show season.  Please contact SaddleBack or your trainers with any questions regarding horse shows. 

Tack & Apparel  For any riding attire, tack, etc we recommend: EquiVenture in Jenks, The Horse of Course in Claremore, or www.SmartPakEquine.com online--they have free shipping & returns for sized items.  

May 2018 Newsletter

SaddleBack Equestrian News:

Summer Beginner Lesson Session!
June 3rd-August 25th (13 weeks). Classes begin June 3rd.  Pick weekly lesson time from days & times below. 
Lessons Days & Times: 
Sundays 10:00-11:00am - FULL
Mondays 9:00-10:00am
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm - FULL
Fridays 9:00-10:00am
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am - FULL

Lessons are 1 hour and include grooming, tacking, and riding. Students ride for approx 30 minutes and learn to walk, trot, steer, post, 2-pt & more! Horses & equipment provided. 
 
PRICE BREAKDOWN:
$27/class if paid in full
$30/class w/installments
 
SIGN UP TODAY to secure your spot for your preferred day & time! You can sign-up online at:
http://www.saddlebackequestrian.com/fall-schedule-registration/

Summer Camps Are Filling Up!
Summers At SaddleBack are back with new activities, crafts, & games! We make learning to ride FUN!!! SaddleBack is offering 3 beginner camps, 1 Advanced/Beginner camp and 1 Intermediate/Advanced Camp. Camps are held from 9-3pm. Slots are filling up fast, so hurry and enroll today! See link below for downloadable enrollment form.

June 5-7 (Beginner), 3-day;  $210

June 11-15 (Beginner), 4-day;  $325 (FULL)

June 18-22 (Beginner), 5-day;  $325

June 25-28 (Adv Beginner), 4-day:  $295

July 9-13 (Beginner), 5-day;  $325

Lease a SaddleBack horse for the Summer!
Do you know all of our school horses? Would you like to lease one for the summer? What better way to spend time with your favorite horse this summer by leasing one of our school horses from June-August! Take a look at our new Lease page on our website! Each school horse is proudly displayed with their own photo and bio so you get to know them better! We have 3 month leases available for $325/ month on many of our 12 school horses such as Bishop, Penny, Payday, Lily, Belle, Brady,  Beau, Charlie & more! In addition to riding, you get $5 off each lesson, 2-3 scheduled rides a week (30-40 min in length), and 1st priority on horse shows and lessons! To see our school horses go to http://www.saddlebackequestrian.com/partial-leases/. If you are interested in leasing a SaddleBack school horse contact your trainer or contact SaddleBack at 918-408-6446!

Summer Lesson Schedule
Lesson schedules and times are changing for Summer! The new times usually go in effect right after Memorial Day weekend. To adapt to the hotter temperatures, SaddleBack Equestrian staff changes lesson times to mornings and evenings to prevent heat exhaustion in trainers, riders, and horses. If you haven't changed your lesson times with your trainer to a morning or evening for summer, please call or text us at 918-408-6446 or notify your trainer. Thank you!

Spring / Summer Shows
Sign-up sheets for the last Spring and Summers shows are on tack room window.  Please sign up ASAP to reserve your spot and your favorite horse if on a school horse. The last show of the season is June 9th. Please contact SaddleBack or your trainers with any questions regarding horse shows. 
 

Congrats to SaddleBack riders at KJM Show: 
We’re so proud of how our SaddleBack Equestrian riders & horses did at the KJM show this past weekend! Highlights:
Savannah/Oro- Champion Intermediate
Grace/Angel- Champion Beginner
Emily M/Kip- Blues in both Eq on Flat & HUS for AC Beginner
Ashley S/Journey- won big 2’ HUS w/14 horses
Clara/Carrie- great ribbons 2’6 Int debut
Madeline/Stick- great ribbons 2’6 Int debut
Deborah/Nate- great ribbons moving up to 2’6 from 2’
SaddleBack is so proud of you all for your hard work, dedication to your horse & the sport, & support to your fellow riders!

April 2018 Newsletter SaddleBack Equestrian

SaddleBack Equestrian Upcoming Events

May 11-13: George Morris clinic at Sheridan Stables
May 12th- SBE in Barn Horse Show
May 19: KJM Show
June 2-3: Sonrise Show
June 3: Beginner Summer Session begins, 13-weeks
June 5-7: Beginner Camp, 3-day
June 9: Revery Show
June 11-15: Beginner Camp, 5-day
June 18-22: Beginner Camp, 5-day
June 25-28: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Camp. 4-day
July 9-13: Beginner Camp, 5-day

SaddleBack Equestrian News:
Thank you to all who came out to the annual shop until you drop and barn meeting at the Horse of Course in Claremore on April 8th!  Congrats to our 2017 Super SaddleBacker Award recipients: 

  • Best Faller Off-er: Madeline W & Hanley H
  • Best Horsemanship: Deborah & Emily M
  • Best Sportsmanship: Laney H & Ryan R
  • Most Improved: Bailey B & Payton P
  • School Horse of the Year: Southern Belle (Belle)

The awards are being engraved and should be back hanging up in the tack room soon! 


SaddleBack Spring Horse Show May 12th!
The SaddleBack In-Barn Spring Horse Show will be on Saturday, May12th at 9am. Sign-up sheets are posted on the tack room window. A $50 deposit is required when signing up to reserve your preferred school horse. Total show cost for a full division with school horse is $150 & cost with own horse is $120. This is a great opportunity for riders to "practice" a show and get a taste of what shows are like, and for those already showing to practice moving up a division.

Summer Camp Dates Posted: 
SaddleBack Summer Camp schedule is now posted online with our first camp starting June 7. We have a 3-day Beginner camp, 5-day beginner camps & an Advanced Beginner/Intermediate camp. This year camps run an extra 30 minutes longer: 9am-3:30pm. New and Experienced riders welcome! Join us for games, activities, lessons, horsemanship & more! Cost of camp is $210-$325 depending on number of days. A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your spot & camps fill yearly. Sign up at the link below. Registration forms are also available in the tack room! Don't miss the fun!
 

Camp Info &
Sign-Up Online

Summer Beginner Lesson Session Begins June 3rd:
SaddleBack's Summer Beginner Lesson Session for the newest of riders begins Sunday, June 3rd. The schedule is now posted on the SaddleBack website! Be sure to tell your friends about this beginner lesson program for Spring. You will receive 1 free lesson for anyone you refer that signs up for the Spring session. Click the green Lesson Session box below for more info on the sessions. 

Spring Session
Info & Sign-Up


Congrats to our riders that recently started leasing horses this Spring!

  • Melody - Rose
  • Savannah - Oro
  • Katie - Tuffy
  • Emmy - Payday
  • Madeline - Stick
  • Cate - Faith
  • Halston- Tuffy
  • Mary - Copper

March Newsletter

SaddleBack Equestrian Upcoming Events

April 7: SaddleBack In-Barn Spring Show (moved from March 31)
April 7: River Run Show
April 11-15: Tulsa Rendezvous Show, Tulsa Fairgrounds
April 18-22: Tulsa Rendezvous II Show, Tulsa Fairgrounds
May 11-13: George Morris clinic at Sheridan Stables
May 19: KJM Show
June 2-3: Sonrise Show
June 3: Beginner Summer Session begins, 13-weeks
June 5-7: Beginner Camp, 3-day
June 9: Revery Show
June 11-15: Beginner Camp, 5-day
June 18-22: Beginner Camp, 5-day
June 25-28: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Camp. 4-day
July 9-13: Beginner Camp, 5-day

SaddleBack Equestrian News:

Annual Discount Shopping Day &  SaddleBack Barn Meeting, Sunday, April 8 at 1:30pm!
The annual barn meeting will be held at The Horse of Course in Claremore on Sunday, April 8 from 1:30-3:30pm (meeting 1:45-2:15pm, shopping after).  All items will be 20% OFF (excluding saddles). This discount also includes items not in stock but ordered in store during the event. Please attend this meeting as we will discuss upcoming shows (and have show sign-ups) & events, presenting the Super SaddleBack Awards, AND you get to shop! 

SaddleBack Spring Horse Show April 7!
The SaddleBack In-Barn Spring Horse Show will be on Saturday, April 7 (moved from March 31st). Sign-up sheets will be posted on the tack room window shortly. A $50 deposit is required when signing up to reserve your preferred school horse. Total show cost for a full division with school horse is $150 & cost with own horse is $120. This is a great opportunity for riders to "practice" a show and get a taste of what shows are like, and for those already showing to practice moving up a division.

Summer Camp Dates Posted: 
SaddleBack Summer Camp schedule is now posted online with our first camp starting June 7. We have a 3-day Beginner camp, 5-day beginner camps & an Advanced Beginner/Intermediate camp. This year camps run an extra 30 minutes longer: 9am-3:30pm. New and Experienced riders welcome! Join us for games, activities, lessons, horsemanship & more! Cost of camp is $210-$325 depending on number of days. A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your spot & camps fill yearly. Sign up at the link below. Registration forms are also available in the tack room! Don't miss the fun!

Camp Info &
Sign-Up Online

Summer Beginner Lesson Session Begins June 3rd:
SaddleBack's Summer Beginner Lesson Session for the newest of riders begins Sunday, June 3rd. The schedule is now posted on the SaddleBack website! Be sure to tell your friends about this beginner lesson program for Spring. You will receive 1 free lesson for anyone you refer that signs up for the Spring session. Click the green Lesson Session box below for more info on the sessions. 

Spring Session
Info & Sign-Up

Congrats to Jamey & Clara on their new horses!
Congratulations to Jamey on her recent purchase of the black beauty Oldenburg Eloquence (aka Ella)! She is a new barn favorite with her friendly and loving personality. She is always eager to greet visitors walking the barn aisles. Another big contrats goes to Clara and her lovely Dutch Warmblood mare Carriere Z (aka Carrie)! We are so happy Carrie is staying here at SaddleBack and can not wait to see her and Clara grow as a team! We wish them all the best as they get to know their new companions better!

 

January Newsletter

SaddleBack Equestrian Upcoming Events

January 27-28: GO Winter Show, OKC Fairgrounds
February 3: HJEO Awards Banquet, Tulsa
February 17: OHJA Awards Banquet, OKC
March 4: Spring Beginner Lesson Session begins
March 3-4: GO Clinic w/Britt McCormick, OKC Fairgrounds
March 19-22: Spring Break Camp at SaddleBack
March 31: SaddleBack In-Barn Spring Show
April 7: River Run Show
April 11-15: Tulsa Rendezvous Show, Tulsa Fairgrounds
April 18-22: Tulsa Rendezvous II Show, Tulsa Fairgrounds
May 12-13: LamBanks Schooling Show
May 19: KJM Show

SaddleBack Equestrian News:
Spring Break Camp
SaddleBack Spring Break Camp begins Monday, March 19th-Thursday, March 22nd from 9am-3pm. New and Experienced riders welcome! Join us for games, activities, lessons, horsemanship & more! Cost of camp is $250. A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your spot by 2/20. Sign up at the link below. Registration forms are also available in the tack room! Don't miss the fun!
Camp Info &
Sign-Up Online

Spring Beginner Lesson Session Begins March 4:
SaddleBack's Spring Beginner Lesson Session for the newest of riders begins Sunday, February 25th. The schedule is now posted on the SaddleBack website! Be sure to tell your friends about this beginner lesson program for Spring. You will receive 1 free lesson for anyone you refer that signs up for the Spring session. Click the green Lesson Session box below for more info on the sessions. 

Spring Session
Info & Sign-Up


SaddleBack Spring Horse Show March 31st!
The SaddleBack In-Barn Spring Horse Show will be on Saturday, March 31st. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the tack room window shortly. A $50 deposit is required when signing up to reserve your preferred school horse. Total show cost for a full division with school horse is $150 & cost with own horse is $120. This is a great opportunity for riders to "practice" a show and get a taste of what shows are like, and for those already showing to practice moving up a division.

Parent/Rider Questionnaire & Parent/Trainer Conferences
SaddleBack supports our students’ goals by working with each student to help achieve them. For some, riding lessons may be a way to exercise and socialize. For others, it becomes a passion they continue to pursue through horse shows, college, and even a chosen career path. With this in mind, SaddleBack has tried to provide each parent (or adult if adult rider) a Questionnaire to be completed and dropped into the red Payment box in the Tack Room. This short 5-10 minute Questionnaire will help us better understand your goals and better inform you of all SaddleBack and this sport has to offer!

Questionnaires are available via email or texting SaddleBack and printed copies located in the tack room. Please complete the survey ASAP--print off & bring to next lesson, fill out during your child's lesson, or take copy home & bring back, dropping into red Payment box in tack room once completed.  

The Questionnaire offers an opportunity for you to sign up for a free 15-minute one-on-one conference with your trainer to discuss goals, questions, programs, and any SaddleBack news that you or your child may want to know about. Also, you may request information in the Questionnaire without scheduling a conference if you'd like.  We will begin to send out the requested information and schedule requested conferences after the holidays! Thank you for working with SaddleBack to help us better understand our riders goals and help them grow!

Congrats to SaddleBack riders on a fantastic 2017 Show Season! Below are the riders that showed with us in 2017:

Alyssa/Shadow
Aubrey/Faith
Ava/Brady
Clara/Teddy
Courtney/Angel
Deborah/Nate
Emily T/Kip
Emily M/Shadow
Emma/Stick
Grace/Bishop
Hannah/Winston
Jamey/Oro
Jeanie/Prince
Katie L/Payday
Laura B/Kip
Lindsey A/Charlie
Lisa L/Kip
Madeline/Kip
Megan/Benji
Savannah/Tuffy

Way to go!! So proud of all our riders & horses! 

Riding Tip of the Month

Crops: Their Purpose and the Proper Way to Use Them

Crops are used often in horseback riding. They act as an extension of your arm or leg in order to reinforce your commands. If you’re riding a lazy horse, you may want a crop to help get them moving. Hold the crop in your dominant hand (unless your horse likes to cut corners and veer away from the fence; then you may want to hold it in your inside hand) and gently tap the horse behind your leg. You should only tap a horse with a crop if they have ignored your previous commands. Crops are only used as a last resort if your horse isn’t listening to you, and should never be used to punish or intentionally hurt the horse. If you are whacking your horse and leaving marks on them, you are hitting them too hard. Horses may also associate the overuse of a crop with something they are frightened of. For example, if your horse is afraid to cross a stream, and you are continuously whipping them with a crop, it will probably only make them even more afraid of the stream, and next time, they will be even more reluctant. Crops are a great tool to help make your horse obey you, but should only be used as a reinforcement, not a punishment.

December Newsletter

SaddleBack Equestrian Upcoming Events

Christmas Order SBE Merchandise: now in
10% off Gift Certificates:
 available until December 22
January 27-28: GO Winter Show, OKC Fairgrounds
February 3: HJEO Awards Banquet, Tulsa
February 17: OHJA Awards Banquet, OKC
March 3-4: GO Clinic w/Britt McCormick, location TBD

SaddleBack Equestrian News:
SaddleBack Equestrian would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! We are thankful for the time you have spent with us this year.  May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the new year!

SaddleBack Christmas Party: 
Thank you to all who came out for the SBE Christmas Party on December 17.  We had a lot of fun with games, ugly sweaters, yummy food & drinks, and time together! A special thank you to Mariana--owner of Wild Meadows--for hosting our group.  She added a special touch to all the food & drinks!

Christmas Specials: Need last minute gift ideas?
You still have a few days left to purchase one of our 2017 Christmas Specials.  These include discount lesson packages and gift certificates.  You can order directly online from the link below. How easy is that?!
Christmas Specials

Parent/Rider Questionnaire & Parent/Trainer Conferences
SaddleBack supports our students’ goals by working with each student to help achieve them. For some, riding lessons may be a way to exercise and socialize. For others, it becomes a passion they continue to pursue through horse shows, college, and even a chosen career path. With this in mind, SaddleBack has tried to provide each parent (or adult if adult rider) a Questionnaire to be completed and dropped into the red Payment box in the Tack Room. This short 5-10 minute Questionnaire will help us better understand your goals and better inform you of all SaddleBack and this sport has to offer!

Questionnaires are available via printed copies located in the tack room or text us if you would like one emailed to you. Please complete the survey ASAP--print off & bring to next lesson, fill out during your child's lesson, or take copy home & bring back, dropping into red Payment box in tack room once completed.  

The Questionnaire offers an opportunity for you to sign up for a free 15-minute one-on-one conference with your trainer to discuss goals, questions, programs, and any SaddleBack news that you or your child may want to know about. Also, you may request information in the Questionnaire without scheduling a conference if you'd like.  We will begin to send out the requested information and schedule requested conferences after the holidays! Thank you for working with SaddleBack to help us better understand our riders goals and help them grow!

Congrats to SaddleBack riders on a fantastic 2017 Show Season! Below are the riders that showed with us in 2017:

Alyssa/Shadow
Aubrey/Faith
Ava/Brady
Clara/Teddy
Courtney/Angel
Deborah/Nate
Emily T/Kip
Emily M/Shadow
Emma/Stick
Grace/Bishop
Hannah/Winston
Jamey/Oro
Katie L/Payday
Laura B/Kip
Lindsey A/Charlie
Lisa L/Kip
Megan/Benji
Savannah/Tuffy

Way to go!! So proud of all our riders & horses! 

Christmas Specials: Need last minute gift ideas?

You still have a few days left to purchase one of our 2017 Christmas Specials.  These include discount lesson packages and gift certificates.  You can order directly online from the link below. How easy is that?!

http://www.saddlebackequestrian.com/christmas-specials-2017/

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