Wind River Riders Annual Open Horse Show April 30
Horse Clinics on May 1st
by Laurie LaMere, Wind River Riders
April 21, 2011
On April 30th, 2011, the Wind River Riders will be holding their annual open horse show, in the Ag Center at the Sublette County Fair Grounds. This event features over 45 Classes, with the winner in each class being awarded a custom Montana Silversmith belt buckle, and ribbons to places 2nd through 6th. Students and adults from all over Western Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah have participated in this event.
This show is the first show, every year, of the Wyoming Bits & Spurs show circuit, consisting of five shows in Western Wyoming, and this will be the 11th year that the Wind River Riders 4-H Club has hosted the show. Other shows will be held in Rock Springs, Green River, and Alpine, but this show is the only show that awards belts buckles for each class. This is only possible because the generous support of many local businesses and individuals. The show starts at 8 AM and will last most of the day. There will be Halter classes, Showmanship, English classes, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western Riding, Reining, Trail, Barrels, and Poles, for the horse enthusiasts to compete in. Entry forms can be found on line at wyomingbitsandspurs.com. The Judges are coming from Utah and are carded AQHA judges.
The following day, May 1st, the club is hosting a clinic on Show Trail, Showmanship, and English Equitation, also to be held in the Ag Center. AQHA Judge, Marty Simper, and his wife Chelsea, from Ogden Utah, will be the featured clinicians. The clinic is free to Sublette County horse 4-H members and a fee of $150.00 will be charged for any adult wanting to participate, with a $25.00 discount given to those who participated in the show the previous day. This clinic will be packed with great show tips from two top quality AQHA judges and will be a great opportunity for anyone that is interested in showing their horses. The clinic will start at 8 AM and last until 5 PM, with a lunch break in between.
Please come join the Wind River Riders for a fun filled weekend with your equine partner. There will be plenty of classes for everyone to compete in, and a great opportunity for learning!
For more information, call Laurie LaMere at 307-367-2836 or Stuart Thompson at 307-367-2502.