PPE Clinicians Trent Rhea, Joe Most, Jackie Turnbull & Odell Grose

Trail Horse Challenge & Clinic Weekend

May 28th-31st, 2015 Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville, NC


Thursday May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sunday May 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Lone Hickory Arena 
1950 Bethel Church Rd
Yadkinville, NC 27055

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Penny Most 
Perfect Partners Equine

  AQHA Merits Available for AQHA Horses

Over 5,000.00 in Prizes to be given away throughout the 2015 Event Series of competitions.

 Year End High Point Prizes 2015!

Masters Division

  Intermediate Division

Training/Youth Divisions will recieve Trophy Headstall. 

 Weekend Event Fees:

2 Day Trail Horse Clinic both days (Thur & Fri) $200.00

 Trail Horse Clinic Thursday only $125.00

Trail Horse Clinic Friday only $125.00

3 Classes available: $35.00 per class.

RV Hookup (electric) $25.00 per night

Stalls $25.00 per night

Primitive Camping with horse at Trailer $15.00 per night with horse in stall $10.00 per night. 

Trail Horse Classes:

1. In-Hand Obstacle-Horse is led through the course by rider.

2. Trail Course Obstacle-on the trail (3-5 miles of trail )with 6-8 obstacles

3. Trail Pleasure includes patterns & obtacles in arena.

Weekend Schedule:


3pm-6pm-Trail Horse Clinic Part 1

7PM-Meet & Greet Social in barn


10am-4pm-Trail Horse Clinic Part 2


  9am -Riders Meeting & posting of obstacle Course/Map

 10am: In-Hand Class begins

 1pm:  Trail Course with Obstacles begins


9am-Cowboy Church

 10am-  Trail Pleasure Class w/obstacles begins.

Sunday 2pm: Awards Presentation

Concessions available from breakfast, lunch & dinner by Lone Hickory Arena. 

Private Lessons with Clinicians are also available. Pre-Registration required for private sessions.

Some trails will be available to ride for pleasure & addiitonal trails will open Saturday evening.

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Open to ALL BREEDS & Disciplines!

No membership required to participate

AQHA Trail Horse Merits-available for AQHA Trail Horses.   

  (additional fee of $5.00 & paper work required)


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Register Now! RV Sites & Stalls will fill up fast!!

   Thursday:   The fun starts with a Trail Horse Clinic Part 1 with Perfect Partners Equine Clinicians from 3PM-6PM. Join our clinicians to gain knowledge on conquering obstacles  and developing a better trail horse.  Thursday will start with Ground Skills & Liberty.  All good trail horses need to have good ground manners and ground work also develops confidence in horse and rider. 

Friday: Trail Horse Clinic Part 2 with Perfect Partners Equine from 10AM-4PM.   Work with Clinicians on teaching your horse to be more confident in the saddle.  Develop better body control and gain tools and skills to have more fun on the trail.  For all levels of horse & rider.  With multiple Clinicians our event offers participants more one on one coaching.  

   Saturday & Sunday:   

3 Trail Horse Classes:

1. In-Hand Obstacle Class -Saturday 10am  

 2. Trail Course Obstacle Class -Saturday 1pm 

 3. Trail Pleasure Obstacle Class-Sunday 10am

Divisions:  All Breed Youth, All Breed Adult, *AQHA Youth & *AQHA Adult   (youth 6-18 yrs). (*AQHA Divisions only available for Class #2 Trail Course) 

3 Levels:   Training, Intermediate &  Masters 

Level 1 -Training Level: This is considered a new partnership. The rider and horse may not have established trust or are unsure about each member's ability to negotiate simple obstacles.  Obstacles should be easy to explain to the team: basic maneuver or technique needed to complete the obstacle.

Level 2-Intermediate Level: This is considered an established Partnership. The rider and Horse are familiar with one another, exhibit trust when negotiating obsacles are conditioned to ride a longer course. 

Level 3 -Masters Level:  This is considered a Partnership where Horse and rider have established trust, can negotiate difficult obstacles and are conditioned for a longer course. 

You may show in 1 class or all 3.  One horse/One rider in Trail Course. A rider may show multiple horses in both the In-Hand & Trail Pleasure Classes only. Riders may ride up in Levels on same horse as "Exhibition Run "only.

   At a Perfect Partners Equine Event you will have the opportunity to participate in equine demonstrations,  lecture events & spend time riding & working with your own horse with the coaching & guidance of our professionals at a top equine facility.  You do not have to compete to participate in clinic. 

All classes will have multiple judges for each class. 
Come be a part of unique & exciting Equine Opportunity focusing on the Trail Horse!


Vistit our Website at www.PerfectPartnersEquine.com for more information on our clinicians and to see previous episodes of our events on Horse Tales TV!


 Riders can arrive anytime at the Lone Hickory Arena on  Thursday  after 12 noon.

Camping/Stall Fees:

RV Hookups-$25.00 per night- Stalls $25.00 per night   Primitive Camping $15.00 per night with your horse at your own trailer  all of these are available to reserve upon Registration.  

Water Acces  available on grounds.

Addtional Challenges & Clinics to be held throughout VA & NC for 2015. 

-March 19th-22nd So 8ths Farm, Chesterfield VA

-May 28th-31st-Lone Hickory Yadkinville NC

-August 13th-16th New River Ivanhoe VA

-September  10th-13th, 2015 -Lone Hickory Arena in Yadkinville NC 

-October (tbd) So 8ths, Chesterfield, SC

Equine Excursions 2015

June 22nd-July 19th TN-SD Summer Equine Excursion

September 26-October 17th TN-TX Fall Equine Excursion