The 2016 Awards Banquet will be held January 22nd from 2 to 4 pm at Latigo Arena, upstairs meeting room.
Changes are coming to the Black Forest Saddle Club to better serve you!
To Qualify for Year End Awards in 2017, a horse/rider team MUST SHOW in 4 of the 6 Monthly Speed or Performance Shows. The TOP FOUR shows count toward year end high points. Volunteer Hours must be completed by end of year, and half the required hours must be completed by Sept 15, 2017.
NEW in 2017, there will be an OPT OUT Volunteer Requirement Option. For those who wish to OPT OUT, a one time fee of $150.00 (if paid before Jan 23) or $200.00 (if paid by April 23) will allow eligibility for year end awards and arena usage for 2017. The Opt Out fee will not be available after April 23, and Volunteer hour requirements will apply to all who wish to be eligible for year end awards.
Come show with us and compete 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
June 3: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show June 4: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed Show
July 4: Monument’s 4th of July Parade
July 22: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Performance Show July 23: Summer Buckle Series Monthly Speed 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 summer weekly shows to be held alternating Thursdays (dates to be announced). Weekly shows will begin with Performance Classes (Showmanship, Rail, and Equitation) at 6 pm. Speed Class warm up and exhibition runs will begin after Performance Classes and Speed Classes (Barrels, Poles, and 75 Up and Back) will begin at 7 pm.
On the alternating Thursdays we will offer Jackpot Barrels (dates to be announced).
***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 May 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 Practice Speed Shows every Monday evening and Practice Performance Shows every Wednesday evening. 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 Reining
The Speed Shows offer timed races in: Barrels 75 up and Back Poles Flags Keyhole 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 Novice 19 & Over 19 & Over Walk/Trot, in the Performance Show only Little Lopers 10 & Under, 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. In order qualify to win a buckle, you must complete your service hours and have competed in 4 of the 6 monthly shows.
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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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