Oregon Invites Entry-Level Exhibitors to January Event

The Oregon Quarter Horse Association is hosting clinics, plus an all Level 1, Rookie and schooling show January 12-15, 2018.

From the Oregon Quarter Horse Association

From January 12 to 15, 2018, budding showmen are invited to join in the Oregon Quarter Horse Association's clinics, followed by an all Level 1, Rookie and schooling show at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene. 

Want to sharpen your skills in a certain area or learn something new? Now is your chance to enjoy a demonstration and participate in a clinic by an AQHA Professional Horseman. This event is open to all skill levels and all breeds!

Note: “Beginning” is designated as an individual or horse who is just starting to show in this event and is new to AQHA shows. “Advanced” is an individual and horse who has been showing at AQHA shows in this specific event for several years and has an understanding of the maneuvers required. If beginning and advanced clinics are offered, a participant may not enter both divisions.

View the Winter Breakout schedule.

Showmanship Clinic: Kelly Smith – AQHA Judge / Savannah McGuire
A showmanship clinic will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018. The clinic will be split into 2 divisions: beginning and advanced. The Beginning clinic will be from 9 am to 11 am in the Emerald arena with Savannah McGuire and the Advanced will be from 9 am to 11 am in the Logan Arena with Kelly Smith. Participation is limited to the first 10 for each session. Cost: $45.00

Trail Clinic: Kelly Smith – AQHA Judge / Laura Satern
A trail clinic will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Emerald Arena. The clinic will be split into 2 divisions: beginning and advanced. The Beginning clinic will be from 11:30 pm to 2:30 pm with Laura Satern and the Advanced will be from 3 pm to 6 pm with Kelly Smith. Participation is limited to the first 10 for each session. Cost: $45.00

Horsemanship Clinic: Kelly Smith – AQHA Judge / John Hamer & Sarah Raschein
A horsemanship clinic will be held Saturday, September 13, 2018 in the Logan Arena. The clinic will be split into 2 divisions: beginning and advanced. The Advanced clinic will be from 11:30 pm to 2:30 pm with Kelly Smith and the Beginning will be from 3 pm to 6 pm with John Hamer & Sarah Raschein. Participation is limited to the first 10 for each session. Cost: $45.00

Reining Clinic: / Chrissa Westbrooks
A reining clinic will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Silverado Arena. The clinic will be split into 2 divisions: beginning and advanced. The Advanced clinic will be from 3 pm to 6 pm with ??? and the Beginning will be from 6 pm to 9 pm with Chrissa Westbrooks. Participation is limited to the first 10 for each session. Cost: $45.00

Ranch Riding Clinic: Dale Tingle 
A ranch riding clinic will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Silverado Arena. The clinic will be split into 2 divisions: beginning and advanced. The Advanced clinic will be from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and the Beginning will be from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Participation is limited to the first 10 for each session. Cost: $45.00

Working Cowhorse Clinic: Jim Spence, NRCHA Judge
A working cowhorse clinic will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm in the Silverado Arena. Participants will work on back fence cow work (boxing). Participation is limited to the first 12. Cost: $80.00 each participant includes cattle. **Schooling classes will be held starting at 1 pm on Friday at the conclusion of the clinic.

Each beginning level participant receives one free class entry into an AQHA Rookie amateur or Rookie youth class that corresponds with the clinic they participated in. Beginning classes are offered in each of these classes with a belt buckle to the winner of each class. Beginning class entry fees are $25.00 per class plus cattle fees if applicable. See Beginning Class rules for eligibility.

Download the clinic registration form. 

To learn more, visit www.oregon-qha.com

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