Here’s a synopsis of the remainder of the show season at Clifford Horse Training:
October 8,9 San Luis Obispo GSVRHA show. This is the the final Golden State show of the year. I love this show and its beautiful setting at Central Cost Boarding and Training. I will be one of the judges and clinicians, so I will not be available to coach. But I encourage all of our team to enter.
October 13-16. Wine and Roses Quarter Horse show in Corning, at the impressive equestrian center which has recently been built. AQHA is holding a full quarter horse show and a TWO full versatilities, both double judged. This is four opportunities to get AQHA points while showing twice. I know, it’s complicated. Let me know if you have questions. I am certain that I will attend the first two days of the show (Thursday and Friday). I am uncertain about whether I will attend the second two days, because……
Monday, October 17 is the Cow Palace versatility show!! There are classes for everyone at this event. It is a quarter horse show with classes available for non-quarter horses. It also has an AQHA Limited division for riders not yet going down the fence. It’s also an AQHA sanctioned show with AQHA Ranch Riding classes. I have promised the show manager that I will bring riders, and I want to be true to my word. The future of Cow Palace versatility events depends on the success of this show. We would want to spend the night in San Francisco on October 16. I can help to organize that. However, it is easily possible to leave home in the wee hours, drive to San Francisco, show, and go home in the same day. PLEASE give this show some consideration. You have an opportunity to be a part of the historical, venerable Cow Palace.
October 28, 29, 30 is the Western States Finals in Arizona. To qualify, you only need to have shown in ONE GSVRHA show. It is time to start putting together our team and travel plans for this great event. We will depart for Arizona on Wednesday, October 26, arriving on the 27. We will return on one long day, Monday, October 31. We are looking into renting a VRBO in the Queen Creek, Arizona area (southwest Phoenix). Based on the last two years, this is the event where memories are made. PLEASE let me know if you are considering this trip. I can make it work for you. And who knows? Perhaps we have a Western States Champion in our midst?
I know, this is an action-packed autumn. You probably have lots of question. Feel free to e-mail me at cliffordhorsetraining.gmail.com. I have the answers!