Our leadership team is both humble and proud to reach this milestone. We have created an attractive, vibrant complex from the ground up that draws horse people from all across the Northwest, California, and beyond. We host events in a growing array of disciplines, and as word spreads, the Park becomes ever-more popular with trainers, recreational riders, and small groups looking for a relaxed getaway with or without a horse. READ THE REPORT
The Park will be hosting open XC schooling on Sunday 9/27, the day after EI's One Day Event. Both XC courses will be open and will have obstacles from Starter (Hopeful) through Preliminary. Stadium schooling rounds will also be available using the competiton coursse from the One Day Event. Trainers are required for XC schooling, but not for stadium jumping. Riders will need to make their own arrangements with a trainer. The Park will attempt to maintain a list of trainers who are willing to take on additional students for the day.Trainers will be assigned blocks of time to school their students. Group sessions will be approximately 90 minutes with a maximum of 6 riders in each group. Smaller groups may be assigned a shorter time based on the number of riders.
We hope you'll stay for the weekend - school stadium on Friday afternoon, compete on Saturday, and school XC on Sunday! Entries for both are due September 18.
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Thank you to all who attended this event in May. It was a great weekend full of learning experiences and fun for all! Look for this event to return early in the season in 2016. If you missed out, you can still read more about what you missed...
Would you like to increase awareness of your business throughout the horse-sports community? We are introducing a limited number of options for businesses to place promotional signage on prominent features around the Park for the entire 2015 season. The Premiere Sponsorship also includes highlights on our web page, mention in the annual report, and highlights on social media postings. Download the informational packet and application here.
Thanks to Park supporters, we now have pens installed for events that use livestock. These are generous sized pens and are perfect for all kinds of livestock - cattle, horses, sheep, llamas, etc. The pens are located on the east side of Arena 3 (the large walled arena). You may have seen them in use during last year's Cle Elum Roundup. If you have an event that uses livestock, think about holding it at the Park!
The Park has received a $41,500 grant from the Kittitas County Lodge Tax Capital Fund to purchase and install spectator seating at Arena 3. Having a place for 300+ people to comfortably sit and watch activities in the arena will be a great benefit. Look for the seating to be in place later this season.
The Park's Operations Manager, Paul Rogers, attended the League of Agriculture & Equestrian Centers Footing Academy conducted by the internationally-renowned Bob Kiser. This two-day workshop in Las Vegas was attended by 25 participants, hailing from some of the top equestrian facilities and private horse venues across the US.
Thanks to generous donations from Bill and Sue Henry, Kim and Deb Witty, and funds raised by the NW Reined Cow Horse Association, the Park is purchasing cow pen panels that will be installed at Arena 3. These will expand the Park’s Western capabilities and help to attract more reining and other western enthusiasts that need to work with livestock.