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:

Emily T/Kip
Emily M/Shadow
Katie L/Payday
Laura B/Kip
Lindsey A/Charlie
Lisa L/Kip

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

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!