Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun and informative weekend! We really appreciate all of the clinicians, demonstrators, speakers, breed reps, and volunteers who helped make this event happen. If you attended, we'd love to see your pictures and would be interested in hearing any comments or suggestions. Email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for a bigger and better Kick it Up Event next year.
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New! Pony rides will be offered all day on both Saturday and Sunday. Bring the family along for a great weekend!
Timeless techniques for both English and western horse people at a rock-bottom price. Learn from experts: Mark Bolender - three time national champion in Mountain Trail Competition; Deb Witty – Arabian, NRHA & NRHCA Judge; Ruben Villasenor – national clinician teaching his 5-step approach to communication and submission; Dale Rumens-Partee – trained extensively with the founder of Cowboy Dressage, Eitan Beth Halachmy; Erin Kennedy, DVM – popular vet certified in chiropractic and acupuncture; Paul Rogers – experienced cattleman, trainer, clinician and competitor; and many more!
We are offering three clinic opportunities. Clinics will be both Saturday and Sunday
Mountain Trail – Mark Bolender
The objectives of this clinic are to develop communication between rider and horse, build trust and engage the horse's mind to confidently negotiate obstacles. Yes you can!!! This will be a fun and stimulating session for any level or discipline.
Cowboy Dressage – Dale Rumens-Partee
Cowboy dressage is not western dressage or English dressage. It uses a different arena configuration with easier geometry for performing various movements, while the basic principles are to develop forward activity, suppleness, self-carriage and lightness. Detailed clinic description provided by Dale.
Communication & Submission – Ruben Villasenor
Ruben teaches five exercises as a foundation for gaining control, balance and communication with a horse of any breed or discipline. He specializes in using a bosal (hackamore) to encourage the horse to be very responsive to the aids. When applied with tact and consistency, this technique can be more effective with many horses than bited bridles. (You do not have to use a bosal or hackamore in the clinic.)
See the schedule ofclinics, demonstrations and disussions. Not just for learning, there will be plenty of fun activities for all - vendors, food, breeds on display, pony rides, beer/wine garden, and a live band. All this for $10 per day, with no audit fees and kids under 13 free. In addition, you can sign up to participate in clinics ($60 for two hours) both days and/or the TrailAthalon on Sunday ($35). Come for a session, a whole day, or the entire weekend. No need to register if you're coming to watch, but if you need a stall or RV space or want to sign up for a clinic or TrailAthalon, please email your registration form by July 15.
Tickets will be sold at the entrance gate for
$10/day or $5/day for Park members. Kids 12 and under free!
Registration Form - Due via email July 15
New! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Bio of Clinicians & Speakers
Event Overview Flyer
Are you interested in being a vendor? $25 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday or $40 for the weekend. Fill out our vendor registration to reserve your space.