~~~~~~~~~~~~~CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017~~~~~~~~
The only way we know what’s happening in your area is from you. Please let us know about Clinics, Expos, Trail Rides and any horse event you think others might be interested in attending. If you know of an event coming up in 2017, and would like to share it with others, please let us know and we’ll get the word out.
Send your event information to Linda Holzer, firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2017~~~~~~~~
January 27-28, 2017 PFHA Membership meeting and election of PFHA officers, Orlando, Florida. Contact Linda Holzer, dunwrkn2@gmail for information about attending and about your vote.
March 24-26, 2017 Northwest Horse Fair and Expo
April 7-9, 2017 LEAVE NO TRACE (LNT) seminar in Spokane, WA, sponsored by Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen.
This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding, appreciation and practical application of the 7 Leave No Trace Principles. Following LNT Principles makes a difference in our acceptance on public lands.
Pre-registrations must be received no later than Friday, March 21. For further information, please see flier and registration form below.
UPDATE: Registration (check-in) will be from 8-9am on Saturday rather than Friday evening. Classes will start at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.We will not be serving breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. We will still have lunch both days and dinner on Saturday. The cost is reduced to $40 for the seminar. This includes class materials and meals. Pre-registration is still required but the deadline has been changed to Wednesday, March 29.
Ken Carmichael, Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen email@example.com 509-466-2225
April 21-23, 2017 Idaho Horse Expo, Idaho Horse Park Nampa Idaho
The Idaho Horse Expo 2017 will be a very exciting event.This will be the 31th year and we are very happy to announce the return of Pat Parelli to the Idaho Horse Expo 2017.The Idaho Horse Expo is the largest Horse Expo in Idaho and held at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho.
The 2017 Horse Expo is a three day event and will featuring Pat Parelli , a clinician that gives demonstration’s all over the world. Several local clinicians will also be featured .
Trail Challenge Friday and Saturday in the Main Arena. and new entertainment Saturday night ..
This year will highlight Stallions on Parade, Private Treaty Horses, Kids Camp, Breed Challenge, Queening, Cowboy Race, Jump Clinic, Vendors and Seminars.
Outside events will include Sunday 10:00 Cowboy Race , Sunday at 10:00 and the Private Treaty Horse Sale will have horses in the coverall all three days. Check the website idahohorsecouncil.com for further times and information.
Jan Gibson and the Southern Comfort Gaited Drill Team will be performing. For more information, contact Jan at 208-365-3554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 28-30, 2017 Farragut State Park Camp Out & Trail Ride, Athol, Idaho !!!POSTPONED!!!
April 29, 2017 Oregon Gold Open horse show, Powell Butte, Oregon Open classes, gaited horses welcome. This is a nice arena, plenty of stalls, and it is usually a small show so great for those needing to get a bit of experience. It is also pretty inexpensive. Jim and Patricia McKinney have room for a few horses/campers at out place too. For more information contact Patricia McKinney, email@example.com
MAY 10, 2017 (Wednesday 10am): Rustler’s Gulch trail ride. Less than an hour north of Spokane, this WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife site is a real gem with some great trails along the Little Spokane River. A Discovery Pass is needed (see WDFW website). RSVP to me, firstname.lastname@example.org for any further details.
May 16-18, 2017 Riverside State Park, Spokane, WA, Trail Ride and Camp Out For reservations call 888-226-7688 or for information call 509-465-5064. Another lay back, no stress camp out. We will probably share dinner on Wednesday night, bring your main dish and something to share. Explore with us, as we’ve never ridden or camped at this venue. Something new! Linda Holzer, email@example.com
May 27-28, 2017 Building Confidence with your Gaited Horse with Dee Myers, Klamath Falls, OR
Develop trust and confidence. Help your horse understand what you want. Overcome fears. Learn how to listen to your horse. Dee will offer confidence building techniques and strategies to deal with the fears that we all face at times with our equine partners. Dee is the very best there is at teaching us to communicate with our horses and make them (and us) the willing partners we all dream of having. The flyer for the event is below as well as information on other events Dee will be hosting this year. Don’t miss out. You and your horse will be glad you attended.
Additional information on this and other clinics for 2017 are online at: http://www.goldensunsetranch.com/2017-schedule.html
June 6, 2017 Day ride, Marie Creek, Coeur d’Alene, ID. For information and directions, contact Paul Zito firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10, 2017 Sisters Rodeo Parade There is room at our place for a few guest horses, and campers if people need to come a day or two early or want to spend a few days here trail riding. For more information contact Patricia McKinney email@example.com
June 10-11, 2017 FRONT COUNTRY TRAIL HEAD CAMPING SEMINAR
Have you camped with your horse? Would you like to learn more about camping with your horse? Would you like to expand your horizons on where you can ride your horse?
You will want to attend the FRONT COUNTRY TRAIL HEAD CAMPING SEMINAR sponsored by the Ponderosa Chapter of Back Country Horsemen.
On June 10 and 11, 2017 we will have a cam pout at Riverside State Park, Spokane Washington, where you will learn about camping with your horses plus other useful information.
This seminar is designed to build your confidence and provide you with the basic information you need to expand your riding opportunities. We want you to make a very minimal investment in time and money to experience the added benefits of camping with your horse.
For the seminar you bring your horse, spend the night and get the real feel of camping where there is help and information available.
We are limiting the class size so everyone will get their questions answered and have a great time.
Please share this information via newsletters, social media and your riding partners. Join your friends in learning about trail head camping with your horses and have a good time doing it.
See the attached flier and registration form and for further information about Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen go towww.pbchw.com.
Ken Carmichael, Ponderosa Back Country Horsemen 509-466-2225
June 16-18, 2017 Cowboy Dressage with Dee Myers, Plummer Idaho. sold out!
June 24-25, 2017 Cowboy Dressage Gathering/Show, Spokane, WA. More info coming
June 24: Newport Rodeo Parade, starts at 11am, parade staging at 9am, Newport, WA. RSVP to me, firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Potluck b-cue lunch at Opp ranch place for all NWPFHA members & friends (moose burgers provided).
July 7-9, 2017 POSTPONED !!!Trail Ride and Overnight at the Zito’s Ranch, Plummer, Idaho. For information and directions, contact Paul Zito email@example.com NEW DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
July 8 & 9th, 2017 Montana Super Horse FREE Horse Show. It will be held at Rosewood Farms in St. Ignatius. Totally free to show and stall. Open to all breeds. Western and English classes. Halter and showmanship. Class list will be out soon. Here are the high points pledged at this time: $500 cash to High Point Over All Horse donated by Rosewood Farms
$500 cash to High Point Quarter Horse donated by Mission Valley Quarter Horses
$500 cash to High Point Paint donated by Neuman Performance Horses
$400.00 cash to High Point Thoroughbred donated by Woodwind Farms
Prize packages to High Point Equitation riders in 4 ages..13 and under, 14-17, 18-49 and 50 and over. Donated by Rosewood Farms
WOW!!! More information coming soon!!
July 14-16, 2017 Joe Graham camp out: Located in Oregon near Warm Springs at the base of Mt. Hood.
Members and friends of the NWPFHA will be holding the Joe Graham Camp Out on the weekend of July 14-16, 2017. You will need to reserve your own campsite by going to Reserveamerica.com, or calling them at: 800.452.5687. Go to Reserveamerica.com to look at the sites and read about the camping and horse facilities.
There are 14 non electric hook up horse sites at this camp. Ride along the Pacific Rim trail, visit lakes and enjoy the beauty of the Mt. Hood Recreation area. We usually like to arrive on a Thurs and set up, then have 3 good days of riding, then go home on Monday. Obviously if you would like to go earlier or stay longer, that is up to you. Each site has at least two horse corrals, some have more. Drinking water is available in the campground. If you plan to attend, book ASAP, as horse camps fill fast.
We will have our potluck on Sat. night, a scavenger hunt Sat, and would like to have some kind of auction as a fundraiser for the club. Please consider bringing something to contribute to an auction/raffle/ or fundraiser.
For more information, contact Patricia McKinney, Vice President, NWPFHA
August 25-27: Gentlemen On Horseback (GOH) men & ladies ride, see GOH website for further details. firstname.lastname@example.org for any further details.
September 1-3, 2017 Oregon State Fair Horse Show, Salem, Oregon. Everything you need to know about classes, entry forms and stall reservation forms are below. Don’t forget to look over our costumes on our Members Only Page, Costume Rental. If you have other questions, please Contact Patricia McKinney email@example.com
Official OSF website: https://oregonstatefair.org/livestock/horse-shows/
September 8-10, 2017 UPDATE: OUR ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE ABOVE DATES DUE TO HAZARDOUS AIR CONDITIONS. MANY OF OUR MEMBERS WERE TRAVELING FROM OREGON, WASHINGTON, MONTANA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO ATTEND AND ROAD CONDITIONS/CLOSURES CHANGE FROM HOUR TO HOUR. WE FELT THAT FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CONCERNED, PEOPLE AND HORSES, IT IS BEST TO POSTPONE. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON NEW DATES.
OUR ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 7 WITH MOST PEOPLE ARRIVING ON OCTOBER 5 AND STAYING TO OCTOBER 8. ALL CAMPSITES ARE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY FARRAGUT STATE PARK. WE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING SITES AND WE CAN CAMP IN THE MEADOW. ALL EVENTS WILL GO ON AS PLANNED, JUST A DIFFERENT WEEKEND. THANKS EVERYONE, HOPE WE SEE YOU THERE!!
Annual Meeting, Potluck, Camp Out. Farragut State Park, Athol, Idaho. We have reserved the 6 campsites in the Horse Camp area. There is plenty of overflow parking and several extra corrals. It is now on a first come, first served basis but no problem getting in and having a beautiful place to park. Portable corrals are allowed, high lining is available. We will have our potluck and Annual Meeting on Saturday night, Sept 9.
Update: Hello Northwest, we hope you are planning to join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and potluck on Sept 9. We will be serving dinner around 4:30 – 5:00 pm with the meeting to follow. We will be voting in three new Board members and a revised version of our bylaws at the meeting.
We will be setting up the silent auction all during the day so please be sure to drop off your items and place some bids. Remember, this is our only fund raiser for the year so please be generous and bring items for the silent auction, lots of $$ to buy those fabulous items, and be prepared to participate in the 50/50 raffle.
You MUST stop at the visitor’s center to check in. They will need ID and your vehicle license number to issue you a window sticker.
Northwest will be providing the main course for Saturday night dinner. We are serving fresh salmon and tri-tip, both cooked on the BBQ. Please bring a side dish to share along with your beverage, plates and silverware. Please respond with the number of guests you are bringing so we can get a head count for dinner.
Saturday you are all invited to participate in the scavenger hunt. Cost is $10 per rider. You may be asked to find things on the trail, list things you have brought with you on your horse, play a quick game of poker and perhaps answer some questions about something you’ve seen on the trail. Our prizes for first and second place are “The Horse Holster”, a handy dandy item to carry with you and store your cell, lip gloss, pictures of your boyfriend/girlfriend or whatever else is dear to you, OR split the pot of entry money. Second place is which ever prize the first place winner didn’t take.
If you plan on staying overnight, there is plenty of room in the meadow area and several first come first serve corrals for you horses. We plan to have people riding Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday so come on over whenever you would like to join us. There will be no planned rides, no set times or destinations. Just ride out when and with whomever you want to ride with. I suggest you pick up a map at the visitors center. It’s a big park.
We hope you can join us, either to ride or for dinner or both!
If you need more information, please contact me at 208.699.5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 18-23, 2017 PFHA Grand National Show……Perry, Georgia