The Park is OPEN full time for day use and overnight stays!! Make sure to reserve your stall or RV spot at least 48 hours before you arrive. If you plan to school XC, please review our updated XC Schooling Guidelines.
The Horse Park is excited to showcase a weekend of multi-discipline activities that are sure to interest all horse enthusiasts. Learn about a wide variety of English and western activities through demonstrations and clinics and take part in our trail competition. The festivities also include pony rides, fashion show, food, vendors, music, dancing, wine/beer garden and more! Bring your horse, friends and family, and stay for the weekend. No horse? No problem! There are plenty of activities for those without horses. Tickets will go on sale soon for $10/day or $5/day for Park members.
A detailed schedule will be published before the event, but you can take a sneak peek at what's in store...
Thank you to all the folks who spent April 12 at the Park helping to get things ready for the season!! Stuart Range Pony Club: Alexa Maine, Mark & Elle Larson, Jolee & Jorja Custer, Jorja Custer, Mandy & Kate Laurent, Ann & Taylor Shaw, Abigail Cutrone, Morghan & Brenda Nass, Julie & Emma Williams, Shelly & Ashley Widmer, Holly English. Also the following individuals: Peggy & John Eyer, Jackie Robinson, Robbie & Annika Harris, Holly Conti, Faye & Bob Doyle, Hank Greenwald, Penny Leggott, Lorane Matarazzo, Desiree, Johnson, John Lidral, Todd Trewin, Cathleen Yedinak & her 2 girls, Lothar Pinkers.
Everyone worked hard to accomplish many tasks, but still found a few moments to have fun. Want to see more pictures or share your own? Visit the Park's SmugMug Work Parties Album.
Clinic & Show to Benefit Horse Park
Clinic by Deb Witty/Jim Hitt & All Breed and AHA Arabian Show - May 2/3
The Rain or Shine Horse Show Boot Camp starts off with haul-in and welcome on Friday evening. On Saturday, enjoy several different sessions including in-hand, trail, western pleasure, and hunter pleasure. Saturday evening is topped off by a potluck dinner with Q&A. Stay until Sunday and compete in the All Breed and AHA Arabian Show (Region 5 qualifying). Download the clinic flyer, show entry and prize list here.
Experience Eventing Weekend
You're Invited May 29-31, 2015
Come join us the last weekend in May for a weekend of eventing activities suitable for all riders (Starter through Preliminary)! With the EI Horse Trials not offering Starter level, we really wanted to provide an event that would allow lower level riders/horses a safe, fun way to get out and Experience Eventing.
Friday and Saturday will have opportunities to learn and practice with dressage lessons, ride and review, stadium schooling rounds and XC schooling on both courses. On Sunday, you can choose to compete in a Combined Test (dressage and XC) or continue your schooling. You can mix and match your entry to participate in whichever activities you wish, on any of the days. This is one of the few chances you'll get to ride on the XC competition course, which is only open for limited dates during the season.
Entries are due May 22. The event is sponsored by the Park and will raise funds to help with Park operations.
New! Premiere Sponsorships for 2015
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.
2014 Letter from the President
Did you receive your copy of the WSHP President's Letter in your mailbox? If you didn't, you can download the letter from Todd Trewin here. You can also view the Park's Wish List for 2015.
2014 WSHP Annual Progress Report
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.
Ops Manager Attends Footing Academy
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.
The road to the lower XC Competition Course has been improved - no more rocky footing! We have added gravel to the surface so you can focus on enjoying the ride and not worrying about rocks.
Cattle Panels & Judges Stands!
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.