SADDLEBACK NEWS: March 2016 Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

River Run Schooling Show: Saturday, April 9
Farewell Farm Schooling Show: Saturday, April 23 (Sun, Apr 24 DERBY DAY)
HJEO Benefit Show (@Farewell): Saturday, April 30
KJM Farm Show: Saturday, May 21
Sonrise Show: Saturday, June 4
OHJA Benefit Show (@Sonrise): Sunday, June 5
SaddleBack Beginner Camp:  June  6-10
SaddleBack Advanced Beginner Camp:  June 14-17

SaddleBack Beginner Camp:  June 20-24 * 1/2 day option
SaddleBack Int/Advanced Camp:  June  27-30

SaddleBack Equestrian SPRING SHOW, Saturday March 26: Prize list, info, and sign up sheet for the SaddleBack Spring Show are on tack room window. Hurry and sign up to reserve your preferred school horse if you do not have your own horse to show! Each school horse can show in up to 2 divisions plus the lead-line class and will be assigned on a 1st-come-1st-serve basis with completed Entry Form and $40 deposit securing the horse. This fun event allows riders new to showing a "taste" of the horse show atmosphere, while the more experienced riders can test their skills and/or practice moving up a division!  Divisions include ground pole, mini-stirrup, 2'-2'3, 2'6 & the adorable lead-line class.  Ribbons are awarded in all classes plus division champions and reserves. Sign up today!  

MERCHANDISE ORDERS - Due Friday, March 25: SaddleBack is selling Spring merchandise! We have purple and black short sleeve polos, bright fuchsia pink and dark emerald green V-neck tees, and black and coral hats with or without names embroidered on the back. Please see order forms on tack room window in the barn for more information. Orders are due by next Friday, March 25.

SUMMER CAMPS - Summers at SaddleBack Summer Camps: Summer Camps dates are now posted on the Events page on our website. Camps are offered from Beginner through 3'+ jumping level. To view dates, info, pricing and the 2016 Camp Registration Form, go to:

Schooling Shows: Schooling Show season is upon us with the first schooling show (River Run) just a few weeks away on April 9.  SaddleBack only does up to 2'3 (if in indoor arena) for River Run, but we already have Short/Long Stirrup, 2' and 2'3 Beginner Riders signed up.  The next shows are Farewell Farm April 23 and HJEO Benefit Show on April 30. Show sign-ups through June 6 are posted on the tack room window.  

SaddleBack Discount Shopping Day EXTENDED: Due to many SaddleBack riders unable to attend the March 6 meeting (many due to illness, etc), EquiVenture has been kind to extend the offer of 15% off all items (excluding Antares items offered at 5% off) to our clients through the month of March!  If you wish to utilize this discount, please let EquiVenture know upon arrival that you were unable to make our meeting, and they we honor the discount upon checkout.  They also honored discount for items not in stock to be ordered and shipped to store for pickup w/free shipping. 

Super SaddleBacker Awards: SaddleBack is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Super SaddleBack Awards: 
Most Improved:  Madeline W & Kai
Best Sportsmanship: Cate & Janet H
Best Horsemanship: Mary & Samantha
Best Faller-Offer: Lauren H & Rebecca
School Horse of Year: Miss Money Penny (voted by meeting attendees)
Congratulations to the recipients! Updated awards with engraved plaques are on display in the tack room!