Sunday, February 14, 2016

Working Equitation Schooling Show

Come and check out this exciting growing sport as a participant or to watch and learn more about Working Equitation.
Working Equitation is a new equestrian sport that is great fun and quickly gaining popularity around the world.  It was originally designed to showcase the equestrian traditions of cultures that work cattle from horseback,  however it has evolved to encompass any culture with equestrian traditions.   It is a beautiful expression of the exquisite partnership that can be developed between horse and rider.  Coudelaria Estelar (Amy Star)
Working Equitation Schooling Show
Saturday March 26, 2016
J-6 Equestrian Center, Benson AZ
8:30 am check-in; 9:00 am start of dressage rides
Hosted by Arizona Working Equitation Club and J-6 Equestrian Center
Entry fee is $35 per horse and includes all three phases:  dressage, ease of handling and speed.  There is a $15 trailer-in fee per horse.  A downloadable entry form is available here.  Entries are limited; to reserve your ride time send in your entry and fees early!
Tack and attire should match and youth riders must wear a riding helmet.
No concessions will be available so plan to bring your own lunch (there is a convenience store and a limited menu bar in nearby Mescal).
Mail entries to:
Amy Star
PO Box 65957
Tucson AZ 85728
For more informtaion about Working Equitation check out these links:
Arizona Working Equitation Club on Facebook
Working Equitation Today online magazine with information on levels, phases and more.
Working Equitation Today article about Levels
United States Federation of Working Equitation Organizations (USFWE)
More about clinician Amy Star at her USFWE Clinician's page or contact her with questions at

J6 Equestrian Center is located at 3036 W Williams Road, Benson (head South at the J6 Ranch Road-Mescal I-10 exit 297).

James Shaw, Ride From Within Three Day Clinic

Back by popular demand for a Three Day Clinic!
Date: April 23-25th, 2016 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Rider Cost (includes morning groundwork for rider): $250/weekend
Groundwork Cost (non-riders): $40 day, $70 for the weekend.
Auditing: $20/day, $50 for the weekend.
Healthy Lunch: $15/person for the weekend

MUST PAY IN ADVANCE FOR RIDER POSITIONS!! Payment is DUE by April 13th for Riders! J6 is selling the rider spots as 3-day spots ONLY. However, you DO NOT have to attend all three days if you can find someone to split the cost with you and ride the other days.
Limited to 12 riders and 22 ground work participants, unlimited auditing space.

The Clinic format will run with an introduction and groundwork in the morning each day, a 45-minute lunch break, then riders will be paired off for a 45-minute semi-private lesson.

Waiting List:
Rider spots are  currently all reserved, so if interested in riding if a spot opens up or is not paid by April 13th, jump on the waiting list!

Contact Katherine Calkins at or call/text (520)975-2822 to to be placed on rider waiting list or for ground work/audit/lunch list.

2016 Trophy Series English/Western Schooling Shows!

The premium and entry form for the J6 Equestrian Center 2016 Trophy Series English/Western Schooling Shows is now available.
Show dates are Saturday:
  • May 14th
  • June 4th
  • July 2nd
  • August 6th
  • September 10th
  • October 29th
with signup beginning at 9:00am. Entry fees are $10 per class and an arena fee of $5 per horse (with the arena fee waived for Wicked Good Saddle Club and 4H members).

English and Stockseat Divisions include Leadline, Youth, Adult Amateur, Open and Walk/Jog-Walk/Trot. Points will apply to rider and only to one division. Pattern classes are designated on the premium/entry form; patterns will be available the day of the show.
Show Manager is Katherine Calkins.  Judge is Martha Calkins, BHS.

J6 Equestrian Center is located at 3036 W Williams Road, Benson (head South at the J6 Ranch Road-Mescal I-10 exit 297).

Schooling shows are a great way to get a taste of the show ring, have fun with your horse and friends and expose your horse to new experiences.  All breeds and rider levels are welcome!

If you have questions you can email Show Manager Katherine Calkins at or call/text (520)975-2822.

Link to Schooling Show Premium/Entry Form