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 Monthly Performance Shows (Saturday) and Monthly Speed Shows (Sunday). The Summer Buckle Series also has a “Practice” Speed Show every Monday evening and a “Practice” Performance Show every Wednesday evening to get the horse and rider ready for the Monthly Shows. Points from Monthly Showsandthe Weekly Practice Shows are accumulated towards year-end awards.
The Performance Shows offer professionally judged classes in Halter, English, Showmanship, Western, Trail and Reining. The Speed Shows offer timed races in Barrels, 75 up and Back, Poles, Flags, Keyhole, and Timed Trail. These classes and races are divided based upon the age of the rider: Walk-Trot, 13 & Under, 14-18, 19 & Over, Novice 13 & Under, Novice 14-18, and Novice 19 & Over, an 18 & Over Walk/Trot class in the Performance Show only, and a Little Lopers (10 & Under class in the Speed Show only). 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. Again, in order to be qualified to win a buckle, you must complete your service hours and have competed in 4 of the 6 monthly shows.
BLACK FOREST SADDLE CLUB 2015 Schedule of Events
April 25, 8:00 am – noon: Annual Spring Clean-Up Day and General Membership Meeting
May 11 through August 26, 6:00 pm – Weekly practice shows (except Memorial Day) Every Monday = Speed Practice Every Wednesday = Performance Practice
May 16: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show May 17: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show
June 20: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show June 21: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show
July 4: Monument’s 4th of July Parade
July 11: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show July 19: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show
August 1: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show August 2: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show
August 15: Black Forest Festival Parade
August 23: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show August 29: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show
September 26: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show September 27: Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show
October 3: RAIN DATE - Monthly Summer Buckle Series Performance Show October 4: RAIN DATE - Monthly Summer Buckle Series Speed Show
2014 Summer Buckle Series Sponsors
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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.
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