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Black Forest Saddle Club
6460 Old Ranch Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
PO Box 2182
Monument, CO 80132
Don't Miss the FINAL Show of the Season
Oct 14th - Performance
Oct 15th - Speed
This will be your final opportunity to complete your service hours and earn points towards End of Year Awards. Points have been updated on the Points pages.
Changes are coming to the Black Forest Saddle Club to better serve you!
Check Out the "Service Hours Requirement" Tab for the new "Opt-Out" Service Hours Option
UPDATE for 2017 Buckle Series - Due to the cancellation of one show this series we are only requiring 3 out of 5 Shows to Be Eligible for Year End Awards!! Service Hours or previous payment of the Opt-Out Fee are still required to be eligible for Year End Awards.
BLACK FOREST SADDLE CLUB 2017 Schedule of Events
April 22, 10 am – 1 pm: Annual Spring Clean-Up Day and General Membership Meeting
April 29: Summer Buckle Series CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER April 30: Summer Buckle Series CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
June 3: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show June 4: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed Show
June 1st: Summer Practice Show
June 15th: Summer Practice Show
June 29th: Summer Practice Show
July 4: Monument’s 4th of July Parade
July 6: Jackpot Barrel Race (Main Arena) and Goat Tying Clinic (Lower Arena)
July 13: Summer Practice Show CANCELLED
July 20th: Jackpot Barrels
July 22: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show July 23: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed Show
July 27:Summer Practice Show
August 6: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed Show August 12: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show
September 9: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show September 10: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed Show
October 14: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show October 15: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed Show
In addition, there will be weekly shows to be held every other Thursdays starting this summer. Check out the Weekly Practices Tab for more information.
***HARD COPY OF PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE REQUIRED IN SHOW OFFICE PRIOR TO START OF EACH SHOW ***
Every contestant under the age of 18 must have the signatureof his parent or legal guardian on a hard copy of the entry submission in the show office prior to the start of the show in order to participate in the show. For insurance reasons, no exceptions will be made to this rule.
If you pre-register, but cannot get to the show office before the show starts to sign the form, print out the appropriate Registration Form for your show, sign, and have your child bring the signed form and entry fees to the office prior to the start of the show.
2017 Summer Buckle Series Overview
(For detailed information, see the "Standing Rules" tab.)
From April through October, the BFSC holds a Summer Buckle Series for equestrians and their horses of all breeds, ages, and skill levels to compete in a friendly environment. The Summer Buckle Series consists of a Monthly Performance Show and a Monthly Speed Show. There are also Thursday Night Practice Shows every other Thursday evening (dates coming soon).
Points from Monthly Showsandthe Thursday Practice Shows are accumulated towards year-end awards.
The Performance Shows offer professionally judged classes in: - Halter - English - Showmanship - Western - Trail
The Speed Shows offer timed races in:
- 75 up and Back
- Poles - Flags - Keyhole
Classes are divided based upon the age/skill level of the rider:
- Walk-Trot (Jr and Sr)
- Novice (Jr and Sr)
- 13 & Under
- 19 & Over
- Open (Trainers are permitted in the Open Division only along with any other age group)
You can find the show bills for the Monthly Performance Show and the Monthly Speed Show here on our website. Awards and ribbons are given at the monthly shows. Belt buckles are awarded at our Year-End Awards Banquet for the various overall high point and reserve champions for the season. In order qualify to win a buckle, you must complete your service hours and have competed in 4 of the 6 monthly shows (Or at least 75% of shows if less than 6 shows are held).
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The Black Forest Saddle Club strives to provide a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere where families and friends can gather together for horse shows, gymkhanas, clinics, trail rides, and good old fashioned socializing!
The club is beautifully located in the Black Forest, just north of Colorado Springs, where you can enjoy the outdoors and a great view of Pikes Peak and the Front Range.
As a family-friendly venue, we prohibit all use of tobacco and alcohol on our grounds.