horse shows

 Join us in the American Saddlebred adventure!

Providing Quality Horses, Training, and Instruction Since 1982 


This is probably the most common and fun riding activity. 

There is something for every rider, from beginner to the advanced.  

It is a thrill to compete at any level.


Horse shows are about spending quality time with your family and friends, competition, showing how good a horse person you are, and winning ribbons. Competing successfully means lots of training and practice.  

Horse shows are also a social time, with many spectators coming just to watch the activities, and enjoy meeting you and your horses.

Local shows are the best place for beginners, and a good place to build your confidence. If you consistently place well, then consider competing at the regional and national level.

JOIN OUR TEAM!  We have a few positions open on our horse show team for the season.  Training is ongoing for all divisions, and you do not need to own a horse to join.

LEADLINE / COSTUME:  Leadline is generally 10 years old and under.  This is a great place to start out and see if the show ring might be a fun place for you.  Costume classes are a place to have some fun!  It can be for beginners or seasoned riders, as it is just at the walk.  Basic show attire is needed.

SHOWMANSHIP / HALTER:  These classes are on the ground with your horse in hand.  Showmanship is based on your presentation, halter is based on the horses conformation.  This is also a great place to start showing horses, on up through very advanced competitions.  Basic show attire is needed.

WALK / TROT:  This is a great place to start showing new riders or new horses.  You are on your own to figure out traffic, presentation, and your riding skills.  If you show in the walk trot division, you usually cannot cross enter into other divisions in the same show.   Basic show attire is needed.

REGULAR / PLEASURE CLASSES:  These are full walk, trot, canter performance classes.  Full show attire is required.   These can be everything from “first year of showing”, on up through very advanced classes of performance horses.  These are not judged on the rider's ability, but much weight is given to the performance of the horse - "how pleasureable" is the horse to ride. There are pleasure classes in both English and Western styles.

ACADEMY:  A great place to start!  No full riding suits.  Usually geared towards 1st & 2nd year riders on lesson horses only.

EQUITATION:  This can be a walk trot class for young junior riders, on up through a regular class.  Usually patterns must be ridden as well.  These classes are divided by age groups, not skill levels.  Here the rider is judged on there riding skills. The rider must give commands effectively to the horse. The horse must respond smoothly.


Please refer to our tentative show schedule for up coming events.

Various memberships will be required to show horses off the farm property.

Advertising and sponsorships need to be arranged well in advance, annual planning is advised.

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TRAINER SHOW FEES WITH YOUR OWN HORSE

Whether it’s your first schooling show, or another victory pass at the State Fair, it is fun to show off what you have been working so hard on!

Your horse may need to be in full training for a specific time period before the show.  Check with your trainer & coach.


This rate includes the staff required at the show, shared tack rooms, show horse supplies, and your share of the on the road expenses for them.   This fee is per horse and rider combination.

Your horse’s entries, stall, and miscellaneous horse show fees are paid directly to the show office.   Your horse will need health & coggins vet work to cross the border, and maybe additional show shoeing.

You are responsible for your tack and attire, memberships, personal travel.

ALL entries will be complete and submitted a minimum of 30 days before the show.  

Our fees will be billed and paid for 2 weeks prior to the first day of competition.

In the event of you not being able to show after this time, an alternate rider will be assigned for your horse.  No credits will be issued.  Show cancellations, or horse withdraws with veterinarian letter BEFORE leaving for the show will be refunded.

Additional riders in the same family on the same horse will receive a 65% discount on the Trainer fee for off Island shows only.

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SHOW A LEASE HORSE

If you’re just starting out, we recommend 2-3 classes at two local shows.  You will need to provide photo copies of necessary show information and membership cards so we can arrange for your entries and advertising well in advance of events.  

Your horse’s entries, and miscellaneous show fees are paid directly to the show office.  

You are responsible for your tack and attire, memberships, personal travel.

ALL entries must be complete and submitted a minimum of 30 days before the show.  

Our fees will be billed and paid for 2 weeks prior to the first day of competition.

In the event of you not being able to show after this time, an alternate rider will be assigned for your horse.  No credits will be issued.  Show cancellations, or horse withdraws with veterinarian letter BEFORE leaving for the show will be refunded.

Academy riders have a two-show season maximum.  Then they need to move up to a saddle suit.

To completely suit up for the Academy division costs $200. - $300.

To completely suit up for the Saddle Seat division costs $500. - $1,000. (for a basic suit, boots, and bowler).  New custom suits are more.

For the Island shows you may lease a horse from us.  

For BC mainland shows or USA shows you may be able to le a horse from us for your first show season.  After that you will need your own horse.

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