A BY-NO-MEANS EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF EQUESTRIAN EVENTS ...
April 17-18 Two-day workshop on the equine skeletal structure, sponsored by Cooperative Extension of Madison County and Madison County 4-H.. At the Extension office in Morrisville. Registration required. Fees are $150 for adults for both days and $50 for youths registering with an adult. More info at: madisoncountycce.org/
April 19-20 Vernon Downs Race Track kicks off the 66th season o harness racing at the track in Vernon. vernondowns.com.
April 24-28 68th annual Syracuse Professional Horsemen's Association horse show at the Toyota Coliseum, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
April 27 Brookfield Competitive Trail Riding Clinic by the New York State Horse Council and Pure Country Campground. At the campground on Kelly Road, New Berlin. More info on the Horse Council's Facebook page
April 27 Luke Gingerich Horsemanship & Liberty Clinic hosted by Salmon River Horse Park, Pipeline Road, Altmar. Auditors welcome. More info at the park's Facebook page.
May 2-5 Interscholastic Horse Shows Association National Finals at the Exposition Center, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. More info at: ihsainc.com
May 3-5 Empire State Arabian Horse Spring Show. Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Toyota Coliseum, State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. Info at: empirearabian.org.
May 4 Kentucky Derby Gala to help support Sunshine Horses, 4:45-9 p.m. at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona. Proceeds help with the expenses associated with the care, training and operational costs associated with the horses in the facility which rehomes retired Standardbreds. More information at sunshinehorses.org/
May 4 Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program fundraiser, Kentucky Derby Breakfast 8-11 am, Clubhouse side of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack's main building - outside facing the main track to watch morning training. Continental breakfast, free Finger Lakes and Churchill Downs programs plus assistance with handicapping tips. $20. More information at fltap.org
May 4-5 NY Reined Cow Horse Association Good to be Green show, Fonda Fairgrounds,
May 10-12 Bring in Spring horse show with Bridle Path Manor at the Toyota Coliseum, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
May 11 Little Moe 5K Walk/Run at Green Lake State Park, Fayetteville. Sponsored by the Haven at Skanda to raise awareness and money for horse rescue. Registration is $35.
Family teams and groups: $25 each. More information and registration forms at: thehavenatskanda.org
May 13-14 Clinic with Catherine Haddad-Staller, international Grand Prix competitor, trainer and breeder at Voltra Farms, Clinic is open to riders of all levels. Contact email@example.com or Carin Mei at 315-723-7888. Auditors welcome. Fee of $40/day ($45 for walk ins) includes breakfast and lunch. For information and to register go to: voltrafarm.com
May 11-12 “Spring Kickoff Classic” at the Chemung County Fairgrounds in Horseheads (Elmira) offering 2 sets of AQHA points, 2 sets of ECRRA points, 1 set of ApHC points and 3 divisions of All-Breed classes. Classes include Western, Hunt seat, Halter, Trail, Showmanship, Ranch Riding, Reining and Hunter Hack.New additions this year include Hunter Hack for AQHA and ApHC. More information: winningweekends.com/
May 16-19 and 23-26 New York State Breeders Horse Show, Toyota Coliseum, NYS State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. More info at: nyshba.com.
May 26 North East Mountain Trail Challenge hosted by Salmon River Horse Park. More info at the park's Facebook page.
May 28 Patrick King Horsemanship at Canterbury Stables, Roberts Road, Cazenovia. More info at Patricks' Facebook page
June 1 Learn to Foxhunt Clinic hosted by the Limestone Creek Hunt at the Cazenovia College Equine Center, Woodfield Road, Cazenovia.
June 8-9 New York Reined Cow Horse Association Silver Spur Classic, Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda
June 14-16 Adult Rider Camp, Exmoor Eventing, Nunda. Guest clinician Clayton Fredericks, Rolex Kentucky CCI**** winner in 2007, rode for Australia at World and Olympic level. Auditors welcome.
June 22-23 New York State Horse Council's Brookfield Competitive Trail Ride 50/25/15 at Pure Country Campground, Kelly Road, New Berlin. More info on the Horse Council's Facebook page
June 23 – Eventing Clinic with Anne Eilinger, Abbey Meadow Farm, Syracuse. Sponsored by CNY Dressage & Combined Training Association. More info at: cnydcta.org
June 28 Mountain Trail Seminar by Mark Bolender hosted by Salmon River Horse Park, Pipeline Road, Altmar. Learn to properly navigate trail obstacles; what the judges are looking for; dress code, tack and attire. More info and registration, contact Barbara Bouck (315) 767-6459
28-29 Driven Dressage clinic sponsored by Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club at Hideaway Farm, Geneseo. More information atgvrdc.org
June 29-30 Jeff Wilson Western Dressage Clinic at The Meadows, Two Rod Road, East Aurora, Hosted by the Western Chapter New York State Horse Council. More info on the Horse Council's Facebook page
July 12-14 Region 16 Arabian Horse Association Championship Show at the Expo Center, NY State Fairgrounds Syracuse. Competition features riders from across the Northeast. More info at: region16.org
July 12-14 Luke Reinbold Confidence Building Clinic at Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. One of two clinics offered by Luke. You must go to the Pure Countrywebsiteto book this event.
July 19-21 Lorenzo Driving Competition, three days of driven dressage and classic pleasure driving at the Lorenzo State Historic Site, Cazenovia. More info at: C
August 16 Gary Lane Gaited Horse Clinic, Pure Country Campground, Kelly Road, New Berlin. More info at: purecountrycampground.com
20-21 Central New York Reining Horse Association Ranch Riding Clinic and Summer Slide at SUNY Morrisville. More information at cnyrha.net
July 26 Adult Rider Camp at Exmoor Eventing, Nunda. Guest clinician Cat Hill, international groom in the sport horse industry. Learn more about how to take care of your horse at home and away at events, or be the envy of your fellow competitors at shows with your perfect braids. There will be also be an opportunity to trail ride into Letchworth Park, and group lessons on the flat, over stadium fences and on the XC. More info at: Exmoor Eventing
July 26-28 Luke Reinbold Confidence Building Clinic at Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. Second of two clinics offered by Luke. You must go to the Pure Country website to book this event.
July 27-28 NY Reined Cow Horse Association Cowboy Classic show, Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda.
July 28 – Hunter Derby Clinic with Barb Lindberg, Abbey Meadow Farm, Syracuse. Sponsored by CNY Dressage & Combined Training Association. More info at: cnydcta.org
LOOKING AHEAD ...
August 3-4 Centered Riding Clinic at Big House Stables, Geneseo. Exercises and instruction to improve rider awareness, balance and harmony. More information at bighousestables.com
August 10 Stress Free Obstacles clinic with Jack and Emma Minteer, nationally known Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers, at Better Be Barefoot stable, Lockport. Contact Barb Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 16-18 Pure Country Northeast Region NACMO Fun Ride and Clinic. Visit the National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering for more info and to review the rules of the sport. You need a compass, a horse, a pen and a big smile. Hosted by Pure Country Campground, New Berlin.
Aug 17-18 NY Reined Cow Horse Association Cowgirl Classic show, Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda
August 18 Dressage at the NYS Fair, in association with CNY Dressage & Combined Training Association. Toyota Coliseum, Syracuse Fairgrounds.
August 21-Sept. 2 New York State Fair Horse Show at the Toyota Coliseum.More information at: nysfair.ny.gov
Sept. 4-8 HITS Championship awards over $2 million in prize money in a single weekend. Highlighting this year’s schedule is the Saugerties FEI CSI5*, the celebrated Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final. More information at: HITSshows.com
Sept. 11-15 Buffalo International Horse Show at the Buffalo Equestrian Center. AA rated show, designated a 'Heritage' competition by US Equestrian (USEF), to benefit the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.
Sept. 13 Adult Rider Camp with guest clinician, Jamie Maillet at Exmoor Eventing, Nunda.
This camp will be leaning towards improving stadium jumping. Jamie has experience producing riders and horses from grass roots to the Grand Prix level.
Sept. 14 Jeff Dye Leukemia Ride, hosted by Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. Scavenger hunt, poker run, Chinese auction and dinner raises money for the Leukemia Fund. More information at: purecountry.com
Sept. 20 Annual General Meeting of the New York State Horse Council. Location to be determined
Sept. 26-29 Autumn in New York Horse Show, Toyota Coliseum, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
October (Columbus Day Weekend) NYS Horse Council's 51st Fall Pleasure Ride. Madison County Fairgrounds, Brookfield. Poker Run, Obstacle Challenge, Costume Class. To volunteer or for more info contact Shannon.Budnik@nyshc.org.
October 5-6 NY Reined Cow Horse Association Yahoo Buckaroo show, Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda
October 12 Genesee Valley Hunt Races, 3320 Nations Road, Geneseo. More information at: geneseevalleyhunt.org
October 13 Fall Derby at Exmoor Eventing, Nunda. Stadium fences followed by a loop of the derby field over natural obstacles including water, ditches and banks (level appropriate)
October 17-20 CNY Reining Horse Association Fall Classic & CNYRHA and New England Breeders Trust Futurity, NYS Fairgrounds Syracuse. More info at cnyrha.net
October 23 - 27 HITS Indoor Championship to be held at the newly built Great New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse. Featuring Hunter and Equitation Classes for Junior and Amateur riders at the Beginner and Intermediate levels, focusing on fence heights from 2’ to 3’6". More information at: HITSshows.com
November 16 Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association year-end banquet and awards presentation. Lincklaen House, Cazenovia. More info at: cnydcta.org
DATES TO MARK ON YOUR UPSTATE EQUINE CALENDAR