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Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM MST
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Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM MST

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Estrella Mountain Park 
14805 W. Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85338
 

 
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Carole & Gary Wilder 
Bethany's Gait 
602-686-2435 928-595-0428 
glwild@hotmail.com 
 
 
 
                                                                                                   

Wild Rose Horse Obstacle Contests Clinic: "Horsemanship with Obstacles"

February 19-21, 2021


 

 

COVID-19 PANDEMIC  

 Everyone needs to participate in creating the safest and best environment as per your understanding of best practices - masking when in the vicinity of other individuals, maintaining a 6-foot perimeter from other individuals when in a group setting, washing your hands and all other common-sense protocols.   

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Gary and Carole Wilder are volunteers partnering with Bethany’s Gait in creating opportunities for our fellow equine enthusiasts.  Our goal is to create an enjoyable environment where we challenge ourselves and our horses to advance our skills while enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of other riders.  The upside of this is that all proceeds go directly to benefit a fantastic 501(c)(3) charity – Bethany’s Gait - to support their programs.

Bethany's Gait is dedicated to "Rescuing Horses, Restoring Lives".  The programs offered by Bethany's Gait were created specifically for active duty, reserve and veteran military personnel, first responders and their families.  One of the things that makes the program unique is that Bethany's Gait is also a horse rescue.  They have found that bringing the rescue horses together with the people offers a dynamic situation where horses and humans heal through a bond that is developed based on unconditional love, unwavering trust and a keen understanding of what the other has been through.  Bethany's Gait is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ranch in Prescott, AZ.  

----- WE RIDE TO GIVE BACK -----

100% OF PROCEEDS  BENEFITTING BETHANY'S GAIT, PRESCOTT,

Welcome to Estrella Mountain Regional Park.  These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park system in 1954.  Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes seasonal wetlands or riparian areas during the winter and monsoon rains.  The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearnace to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers.  The sierra Estrella Range, or Star Mountains, was once within the Mexican border, and remainded so until the Gadsen Purcahse in 1853.  

Easy access off I-10.  Plenty of parking for big rigs.  Dry camping.  Horse water available.  Questions: call Susan at 520-686-0657, Yvonne at 520-705-5307, Gary at 928-595-0428 or Carole at 602-686-2435  email: glwild@hotmail.com

This is a clinic we have always wanted to do and we thank Susan Shuford (520-686-0657) and Yvonne Corley (520-705-53070 for heading up the first clinic.  Gary and Carole are assisting Susan and Yvonne.

This two-day clinic is designed to help you understand the finer points of horsemanship by using soft and effective cues to "whisper" instructions to your horse.  This clinic will support, encourage and give pointers to those new to the sport or those looking to improve their scores at horse obstacle competitions. 

We have 8 clinicians, judges and buckle series winners from last season participating with teaching, providing pointers and showing techniques to improve your horsemanship skills, riding skills and scoring at our contests.  Horsemanship work will be done in a large group setting and obstacle work will be done in a small group setting.

There will be ample time to apply the skills you have learned during the practice time where you will receive direct one-on-one feedback.  

Ride one day or both days!!!   Register now -- Don't be left out!!!  SIGN UP CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 16.

No arrival before 1:00 p.m. on Friday, please 

Shoes and boots are recommended.  

Limited to 40 participants per day.

NO MEMBERSHIP FEES!!!!

Fees

ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES PAYABLE BY FEBRUARY 16:

-    Adult:  $100.00 registration fee both days; $60.00 for one day

- Youth:  $50.00 registration fee for both days; $30.00 day one day

LATE REGISTRATION PAYABLE AFTER FEBRUARYT 16- CASH ONLY PLEASE - PAYABLE AT REGISTRATION TABLE DAY OF EVENT:

- Adult:  $110.00  registration fee both days;  $70.00 for one day

- Youth:  $60.00  registration fee for boith days; $40.00 for one day

IF LATE ENTRY, CALL CAROLE AT 602-686-2435 TO SECURE EVENT SPOT AND PAY ON SITE at registration table day of event.

PARK FEES PAYBLE ON ENTRACE TO PARK:

Vehicle Entry Fee per day - $7.00 per vehicle or you may use your Maricopa County Annual Park Pass

Camping Fee - $15.00 per night (this includes the $7.00 per day vehicle fee).

 

ADDITIONAL FEES - CASH ONLY PLEASE - PAYABLE AT REGISTRATION TABLE DAY OF EVENT::

- Facility Use Fee:  $10.00 per day per competitor 

--  THERE ARE NO PENS AVAILABLE AT THIS FACILITY.  You can bring your own portable stalls, high ties, electric, etc.   

--    Horse water available.

-- DOGS:  All dogs must be on a leash at all times.  If left unattended they must be kept in your trailer and not disturb other people.  PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.  NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE TRAIL.    THIS IS COYOTE COUNTRY - DO NOT TIE YOUR DOG OUTSIDE AND LEAVE IT.   

 

AGENDA

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - JUDGE'S MEETING

2:00 p.m. Clinicians and Clinicians Assistants' Meeting

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - CLINIC

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check In

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Clinicians Meeting

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Riders Meetings

 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Horsemanship Training (horse tacked up, halter on, bring bridle)

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All Riders on Course

 

  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - CLINIC

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check In

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.      Clinicians  Meeting

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.       Riders Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Horsemanship Training (horse tacked up, halter on, bring bridle)

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon Riders on Course

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.         All Riders back on Course

3:30 p.m.                          Clean up - Leave for Home

 

DIRECTIONS FROM THE VALLEY AREA:

 Take I-10 to Estrella Parkway (Exit 126).  Turn right (south) onto Estrella Parkway.  Go 5 miles to W. Vineyard - just across the bridge.  Turn left on to W. Vineyard Avenue and go approximately one-half mile to entrance of park - be sure it is not the entrance to the golf course which comes before the entrance to the park.  Turn right in to park and follow road around to large parking area.

 

GREAT NEW SHORT CUT TO AVOID GOING TO CENTRAL PHOENIX, I-17 AND I-10:

Coming from south of Phoenix:  Use the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway West. Get off I-10 at the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway and go west.  You will exit the Loop 202 at I-10 and approximately 59th Avenue.  Go west on I-10 to Exit 126.  Turn right (south) onto Estrella Parkway.  Go 5 miles to W. Vineyard - just across the bridge.  Turn left on to W. Vineyard Avenue and go approxiately one-half mile to entrance of park - be sure it is not the entrance to the golf course which comes before the entrance to the park.  Turn right in to park and follow road around to large parking area.  

Coming from north of Phoenix:  On I-17 take the 303 Loop west and south to I-10.  Turn east on I-10 toward Phoenix.  Go about one to two miles, turn right (south) on Estrella Parkway.  Go 5 miles to W. Vineyard - just across the bridge.  Turn left on to W. Vineyard Avenue and go approximately one-half mile to entrance of park - be sure it is not the entrance to the golf course which comes before the entrance to the park.  Turn right in to park and follow road around to large parking area.