Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle Club

Upcoming Western Events

Mar
21
Sun
“A Judge’s Perspective”: Clinic with Laurie Petkus (1 of 3)
Mar 21 all-day
"A Judge's Perspective": Clinic with Laurie Petkus (1 of 3) @ Paso Robles | California | United States

This is a stock horse clinic to educate competitors as to the perspective of the judge’s viewpoint and how this relates to the scoring process. This clinic will begin with a discussion of what the judge observes as you enter the arena; guiding principles of the judge; the intricacies of the points and penalties associated with your performance. As if in a show ring event, participants will perform a reining pattern and then work the mechanical cow. After each rider, the scores will be posted and the judge’s interpretation and critique is offered. These observations will reflect your horse’s temperament and disposition and offer suggestions for you to unify and improve your partnership with your horse. After all participants have had an individual session, there will be a question and comment period. This will be followed by a short break and a second go-round without any breaks between riders.

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Price to Attend: $75 (Non-club members add an additional $20 for the day)
  • Open to all levels of riders
  • Auditors welcome

To reserve your space: email lpetkus@outlook.com or call Laurie at (831) 224-3604 (text ok). Your reservation will be confirmed. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check on the clinic date.

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during a show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mar
27
Sat
Youth Ranch Horse Versatility Schooling Show
Mar 27 all-day
Youth Ranch Horse Versatility Schooling Show @ Paso Robles | California | United States

This schooling show will provide an opportunity for youth to practice showing in the Versatility Ranch Horse discipline. There will be classes for those who have experience showing, those who have no experience, and walk-trot for those not ready to lope. Each class will be governed by Golden State Versatility Ranch Horse rules. Every attempt will be made to replicate a real showing experience. Awards to first, ribbons to fifth, and Hi-Point awards in each division. Contact Dawn Poston, JumperDawn@aol.com for more information.

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during a show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

Apr
25
Sun
“A Judge’s Perspective”: Clinic with Laurie Petkus (2 of 3)
Apr 25 all-day
"A Judge's Perspective": Clinic with Laurie Petkus (2 of 3) @ Paso Robles | California | United States

This clinic is geared towards those who wish to compete in the individual classes at AQHA events or Ranch Horse Versatility events. The clinic will be conducted in the same format as the previous stockhorse clinic. This clinic will begin with a discussion of what the judge observes as you enter the arena; guiding principles of the judge; and the intricacies of the points and penalties associated with your performance. Each session will begin with a discussion of the concepts associated with each event; specifics of the points and penalties at stake in the ranch riding and trail portions; your preparation to succeed and reach your goals.

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Price to Attend: $75 (Non-club members add an additional $20 for the day)
  • Open to all levels of riders
  • Auditors welcome

To reserve your space: email lpetkus@outlook.com or call Laurie at (831) 224-3604 (text ok). Your reservation will be confirmed. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check on the clinic date.

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during a show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

May
22
Sat
Central Coast Ranch Horse Classic @ Grounds
May 22 – May 23 all-day
Central Coast Ranch Horse Classic @ Grounds

California's longest running AQHA-sanctioned Ranch Horse Versatility event is now a Ranching Heritage Challenge as well. The Ranch Horse Classic spans two days, with all divisions in both shows competing on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday classes are Cutting, Trail & Ranch Riding, and Sunday classes are Reining, Cow Work and Conformation.

Both the Ranch Versatility and Ranching Heritage Challenge shows are both open breed and AQHA sanctioned. This means that riders on AQHA registered horses can earn points in any division- Open, Amateur, Limited Amateur or Youth Limited. Additionally, participants may opt to enter individual classes and can earn AQHA points for that class only. But of course as in years past you are not required to ride a quarter horse! Riders on non-AQHA horses may still compete and be eligible for the day’s prizes and awards, just not AQHA points.

We hope you will enter and also bring your friends and family. We’ve a great judge, good food and a beautiful setting for these exciting events. Prizes will be awarded to Champion, Reserve Champion and Runner Up in the Open, Amateur, Limited Amateur and Youth divisions. Additionally, there will be First Place awards for both shows in all divisions for each individual class, and a high-scoring Junior Horse award.

  • 2020 Judge: Karen Arlin of Farmington, CA
  • ALL ENTRIES must be made online. Use the 'Enter Online' button above.
  • Entries received after Saturday, May 2 will incur a $50 late fee (or $10 per individual class)
  • NOTE that general entries will close Monday before the show weekend at 5 pm. Individual classes that do not require cattle (Trail, Ranch Riding, Ranch Reining) will close Wednesday before the show weekend at 5pm.
  • ALSO NOTE that although you may pay by either credit card or check, checks will not be accepted after the cutoff for late entries, Saturday May 2.
  • No scratch/drop fee if Tuesday before the show weekend or earlier; $85 if Wednesday before the show weekend or later (for these classes only: Cutting, Working Ranch Horse)

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during any show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information, contact Show Secretary Cori Stevenson:

corivowell@gmail.com
408-406-7312

Jun
12
Sat
PENDING: Playday – English & Western @ Grounds
Jun 12 all-day
Jun
13
Sun
“A Judge’s Perspective”: Clinic with Laurie Petkus (3 of 3)
Jun 13 all-day
"A Judge's Perspective": Clinic with Laurie Petkus (3 of 3) @ Paso Robles | California | United States

This clinic is the ultimate preparation for a Ranch Horse Versatility show. Participants are encouraged to sign up for both sessions. Each session will begin with a discussion of the concepts associated with each event; intricacies of the points and penalties associated with the competition; your preparation to succeed and reach your goals. For the stockhorse, participants will perform a reining pattern and then work the mechanical cow. After each rider, the scores will be posted, and the judge’s interpretation and critique is offered. These observations will reflect your horse’s temperament and disposition and offer suggestions for you to unify and improve your partnership with your horse. After all participants have had an individual session, there will be a question and comment period.

  • Session 1: Stockhorse 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Session 2: Ranch Riding & Trail 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Price to Attend Each Session: $50 (Non-club members add an additional $20 for the day)
  • Open to all levels of riders
  • Auditors welcome

To reserve your space: email lpetkus@outlook.com or call Laurie at (831) 224-3604 (text ok). Your reservation will be confirmed. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check on the clinic date.

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during a show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jun
27
Sun
PENDING: Playday – English & Western @ Grounds
Jun 27 all-day
Jul
18
Sun
PENDING: Playday – English & Western @ Grounds
Jul 18 all-day
Aug
14
Sat
GSVRHA Clinic & Show
Aug 14 – Aug 15 all-day
GSVRHA Clinic & Show @ Paso Robles | California | United States

Details coming soon

Sep
25
Sat
2021 Ranch Roundup @ Grounds
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
2021 Ranch Roundup @ Grounds

Join us for the 13th annual Ranch Roundup! Planned are stockhorse classes, branding events, ranch trail, ranch pleasure, ranch cattle sorting and other ranch-related activities for adults and children.

ENTRIES OPEN AUGUST 1

DOG POLICY: No dogs are permitted on the T&SC grounds during any show or clinic. The Trail & Saddle Club is a horse facility, and the safety of horse and rider is our first priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

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P.O. Box 521
Carmel Valley, CA. 93924

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