March 3 -- Interscholastic Equestrian Association Zone finals across NY. More information on times and locations at rideiea.org
March 10 -- Clinic series on “Developing Your Eye,” with FEI dressage trainer and judge Carel Eijkenaar concludes with “Perfecting Performance." Voltra Farm, 6000 Rock Road, Verona. More information at voltrafarm.com
March 12 -- CNY Dressage & Combined Training Association Educational Series and monthly board meeting.at 6 p.m. at the Manlius Library. More information at cnydcta.org
March 24 -- Central New York Horse Club's third annual tack sale at Lone Birch Stables, Homer.
March 24-25 -- "Celebrate The Horse" at WNY Equifest in the Showplex and Agriculture Discovery Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. More than 30 presentations and demonstrations, More information at WNY EquiFest
March 25 -- Tracy Durham Dressage Clinic at If Only Farm, 450 Wood Road, Freeville. Bring your horse or inquire with us about leasing options. Auditors welcome. More information: ifonlyfarm.com
March 31 -- Clinic with Adam D'Agostino, owner of Empire Performance Horses and Cazenovia College Western team coach, at JKE Performance Horses, 155 Burquist Road, Fort Ann. Find more info on their Facebook page.
March 31 -- Second annual tack swap, Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, 4460 Woodfield Road, Cazenovia. Admission is $3 per person. Goody bags for the first 50 people, raffles and more.
April 2 -- Spring gymnastic clinic with Barb Lindberg of Cazenovia College at Deer Hollow Farm, Cazenovia. No height is too low or too high. Tailor your session for your group’s level. Hosted by CNY Dressage & Combined Training Association. More info at their website.
April 10 -- Clinic by Patrick King Horsemanship on classical principles for modern riders at Canterbury Stables, 4786 Roberts Road, Cazenovia. Auditors welcome. More info at canterburystablesny.com
April 14 -- NYS Horse Council quarterly meeting. The Spot Restaurant, Binghamton. More info at nyshc.org
April 15 -- Limestone Creek Hunt offers a Learn to Foxhunt clinic starting at 10 a.m. at Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center, Route 20, Morrisville.. More information at limestonecreekhunt.org
April 20-22 Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Hunt Seat Finals at the Toyota Coliseum, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. More information at
the IEA website
April 21 -- Certified Horsemanship Association instructor's
prep clinic at Whisper Wind Equestrian Center. More info
April 21-22 -- NYS Horse Council Competitive Trail Riding Clinic, Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. More information and tickets at the Council's website.
April 27-29 -- Central New York Reining Horse Association Clinic, "NRHA Secrets of Judging" with Mike McIntire and Spring Slide at Morrisville State College, Morrisville. More information and tickets at CNYRHA.com
April 28 -- Western Dressage Clinic with Bethany White sponsored by CNY Dressage and Combined Training Association at Kirkville Stables, Kirkville. More information at CNYDCTA.org
May 6 -- If Only Farm Spring Horse Show, Wood Road, Freeville. More information at ifonlyfarm.com
May 11-13 -- Bring in Spring Horse Show, part of the Bridle Path Manor Super Series, at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Syracuse.
May 13 -- Trail ride at Crosswinds Farm. 1493 Peth Road, Manlius. Open to the public; hosted by Limestone Creek Hunt. Relaxed trail ride through Cazenovia. All levels of riders and discipline are welcome.
May 19-20 -- Cherry Valley Carriage Association presents a clinic with Robin Groves at the Cazenovia College Equine Education Center, Woodfield Road, Cazenovia, More info at cnydcta.org
May 25-27 -- New York Adventure Endurance Trail Ride. The ride is held in the Charles E Baker State Forest (otherwise known as the Brookfield Trail System). Base camp at Pure Country Campground, which has more information and sign up sheets.
June 8-10 Central New York Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide at the Toyota Coliseum, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. More information at CNYRHA.com
June 22-24 -- Brookfield 50/30/15 Competitive Trail Ride at Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. Sponsored by the NYS Horse Council and sanctioned by the Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association. More information and entry forms from Joanna Lasher, email@example.com or at the ride's website.
June 30-July 1 -- Clinic with show jumper Melanie Smith-Taylor, Trillium Stables. 2096 Berwyn Road, Lafayette, More info at their website.
July 4-8 -- Certified Horsemanship Association Instructor's Clinic at Whisper Wind Equestrian Center, Rome. More info whisperwindequestrian.com
July 6 -- Luke Reinbold Confidence Building Clinic at Pure Country Campground. More information at purecountrycampground.com
July 9-11 -- Certified Horsemanship Association's 20-hour certification clinic in Equine Facility Management at Whisper Wind Equestrian Center, Rome. More info at whisperwindequestrian.com
July 20-22 -- Women on the Edge trail ride at Pure Country Campground.
July 21-22 -- Central New York Reining Horse Association Summer Slide and Ranch Riding Clinic at Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, Cazenovia. More information at CNYRHA.com
July 28-29 CNY Dressage & Combined Training Association hosts National Education Initiative Clinic with Courtney King Dye at the Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, Cazenovia. More info atcnydcta.org
August 10-12 -- Summer Time Fun Horse Show, part of the Bridle Path Manor Super Series, at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Syracuse.
August 11-12 -- Central New York Reining Horse Association Summer Slidin' By show at Cazenovia College Equestrian Center, Cazenovia. More information at CNYRHA.com
August 17-19 -- Northeast Region NACMO Ride (Mounted Orienteering). Clinics and competitive ride at Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. More information on the sport at the National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering.
August 22 - Sept. 3 -- The New York State Fair horse show returns to Syracuse with two weeks of classes for all breeds and disciplines. More information at the state fair website, including updates on construction of a new show venue..
August 24-26 -- Gary Lane Gaited Horse Clinic at Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. Clinics are for all gaited horse riders who want to understand, feel and train for smooth easy gaits. A mix of general horsemanship techniques and principles of classical riding. More info at purecountrycampground.com
Sept. 12-15 -- New York Morgan Regional Championship Horse Show, New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Syracuse. More information at theirshow page.
Sept. 15 -- Jeff Dye Memorial Leukemia Ride, Pure Country Campground, New Berlin. Annual Ride to benefit Leukemia Lymphoma society.
Sept. 26-30 -- The prestigious show jumping classic, the American Gold Cup CSI4*-Wreturns to Old Salem Farm in North Salem for the seventh consecutive year,
Oct. 12-14 -- Stepping Stone Horse Show, part of the Bridle Path Manor Super Series, at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Syracuse.
Oct. 13 and 14 -- North American Police Equestrian Council 2018 mounted competition will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg
Oct. 19-21 -- Central New York Reining Horse Association Fall Classic and CNYRHA and NEBT Futurity at the Toyota Coliseum, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. More information: CNYRHA.com
DATES TO MARK ON YOUR EQUINE CALENDAR