SaddleBack Equestrian Upcoming Events

SaddleBack Beginner Camp:  July 18-22
SaddleBack Summer BBQ: August 14, 6:30-8:30
SaddleBack Fall Lesson Session Begins: August 15
SummerFest Show (@Claremore Expo): August 20-21
River Run Show: September 10
Cadence Equestrian Show (@Edmond): September 17-18
LamBanks Show (@ Whispering Willow): September 24

SaddleBack Equestrian News

SADDLEBACK EQUESTRIAN LAST SUMMER CAMP FOR SEASON! Sign up now for SaddleBack's last camp of the summer.  We added a new 1/2 day option to some of our beginner camps this year. We have fun-filled learning activities involving daily riding lessons, hands on horse care (grooming, bathing, etc), water balloons, crafts, games, trivia, and much more!

  • July 18-22 (Beginner Camp) = $300 full day, 5-day camp; *½-day option for $195

CLICK HERE for Summer Camp Info & Registration!

LOOK FOR SADDLEBACK ON CHANNEL 2 NEWS!!  KJRH 2 News is doing a series on less well-known Olympic sports and equestrian is one of them. They chose to interview SaddleBack and Ashley Zilmer, owner/head trainer, and also videoed footage of one of Ashley's group jumping lessons. The newscaster found the equestrian sport so intriguing that he got on and learned to ride with the students cheering him on!  It was so much fun!  Channel 2 said they'll be airing the segment right before airing equestrian footage during the Olympics in a couple weeks and in a nightly news cast before the Olympics begin. What a great opportunity to promote our sport!!! 

Warm Welcome to Our New Trainers!  SaddleBack is excited to introduce two of the newest trainers to the SaddleBack team--Kristen Dagleish and Ashley Stevens! They are currently teaching beginner lessons to new and existing students and doing an amazing job. Bio's of both will be posted soon to our website. We are so excited to have them on board!!

SaddleBack Summer BBQ! Sunday, August 14th!  Trainer Jessie Vallier will be hosting our summer BBQ for all SaddleBack riders, boarders, families, and staff on Sunday, August 14th from 6:30-8:30pm! This will be a fun event to top off the summer season with yummy, potluck dinner, BBQ, games & fun! Sign-up sheets & directions will be posted soon on tack room window. Come join us to meet other SaddleBack patrons and staff and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Vallier Acres just a few miles from SaddleBack!

School Horse Partial Lease Specials: Did you know that you could lease one of SaddleBack's 14 amazing school horses? SaddleBack is currently offering a partial lease special $25 off each month. Sign a partial lease by August 1st and receive $25 off per month on a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month lease! (applies to new leases only)

  • Regular rates are as follows:
    • 3 months= $300 per month
    • 6 months= $275 per month
    • 12 months=$250 per month

Benefits of partial lease are ability to ride lease horse on your own outside of lessons, 1st option to ride "your" horse at horse shows, extra practice rides, and discounts on both lessons and horse shows!  Please contact SaddleBack at 918-408-6446, your trainer, or email ashley@SaddleBackEquestrian.com for more details!!


Congrats to Sonrise Show riders/horses: Big Congrats to the SaddleBack Equestrian riders on a successful Sonrise Show last month! Highlights include:
Carsyn/Pete – Champion, Puddle Jumpers & Winner of the Jumper Classic!
Jamey/Oro – Champion, Long Stirrup Sunday & Reserve Champion Saturday
Courtney/Angel – Champion, Intermediates
Kristen/Lily – Champion, 2’3 Low Hunters
Marissa/Cappy – Reserve Champion, Thoroughbred Hunters
Courtney/Angel qualified for Year End HJEO Hunter, Emma/Karma earned multiple 2nds in jumpers, Abbie/Beau earned multiple 2nds & 3rd in OHJA Mini-Medal, & Ava/Payday won 2nd in her first show! Kenzie/AngelLauren H/CharlieSiera/Beau, & Emma/Stick all also earned 2nd place ribbons in their divisions along with numerous other ribbons! Lauren S/Payday earned multiple ribbons in AC Beginners coming back strong Sunday after challenging Saturday, & Annie/Jack had a wonderful debut earning ribbons in baby Jack’s first show! Congrats on great riding and the wonderful horsemanship/sportsmanship you each portray!

Reminder: SaddleBack Tack Now Open: SaddleBack Tack merchandise arrived! We have beginner packages available through our new shop SaddleBack Tack. Ovation Equistretch Chaps, Equistar breeches, and Equistar boots...ALL for $99 combined. If you are interested in new boots, helmets, breeches, chaps, crops, gloves, and show coats, please give Crystal a call or text at 918-636-9888!  Some common items such as boots, breeches, and chaps will be in stock. Other items can be ordered and shipped within 7 business days.  Consignment portion of the store is in the works & coming soon. With that said, if you have any equestrian apparel you or your child has outgrown and you would like to sell, SaddleBack Tack will sell it for you on SaddleBack Equestrian's website for a small commission of 20%.   

SaddleBack Equestrian Staff:

Ashley Zilmer - Owner / Trainer

Crystal Pirkle - Office Mgr, SaddleBack Tack Owner

Jessie Vallier - Trainer 

Kristen Dagleish - Beginner Trainer

Ashley Stephens - Beginner Trainer

Jose Barron - Barn Mgr