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2021 Horse Shows
Carousel, March 11-14, Westworld , Scottsdale, AZ
Diamond Jubilee, April 8-11, Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA
Silicon Valley, May 14 – 16, Pleasanton, CA
Charity Fair, June 9 – 12, Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA
Santa Barbara National, July 7 – 10, Earl Warren Show Grounds, Santa Barbara, CA
Morgan Medallion, July 22-25, South Point, Las Vegas, NV
Labor Day Classic, Sept 17 – 19, Location TBA
Saddlebred Futurity, Oct 28 – 30, South Point Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Jingle Bell, December 2 – 5, Location TBA
Saddleseat and Western School League: Riders in 5th – 12th grade have to opportunity to represent their school and earn an athletic letter through the USEF by competing in the Saddleseat and Western School League. There are three shows from October – April that are held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.
Academy Team Requirements
Lessons: Because this is a competitive program, we expect each rider to take at least one lesson per week. In the two months prior to their competitions, students are required to take two or more lessons per week. The cost of two lessons per week is $440/month.
Competitions: In order to make the most of Academy Team and to ensure that every rider has a chance to grow during the show season, we ask that riders compete in AT LEAST TWO competitions per season.
Show Fees: Trainer fee: $150 per day; Shipping the horse: cost varies depending upon how far we travel; Supplements: cost varies, some horses require additional supplements to keep them healthy when we travel. We get stalls for the horses at most shows we attend, those fees and shavings for the stall will be discussed when entries are made. Tack stalls: we split the cost of tack, feed and get ready stalls between all horses attending each show. Fees for the shows will be billed out via email. Payment is expected before leaving for the show. Show fees do not cover your personal food, transportation, or hotel costs.
Equipment: Riders are asked to own their own stirrups and stirrup leathers. All show attire is to be purchased from a recommended vendor, and students should have their outfit purchased at least one month before their first show of the season.
Practice Rides: For multi day shows, students are expected to take part in a practice ride/lesson on the showgrounds the day prior to the show. Please be sure to plan accommodations accordingly if the showgrounds are not in the immediate area.
Volunteering: There are also volunteering opportunities during lesson hours. Students are encouraged to take part in the teaching process as a supplement to their lessons. This is not required, but it is encouraged.