Black Forest Royalty Contest: Applications for Queen and Princess are online now. Horsemanship contest will take place at both the Performance Show on Sep 17 and the Speed Show on October 9. Contestants can choose which one to compete at (only one ride per contestant). Pattern is posted on the 2017 Royalty Application Page.
Changes are coming to the Black Forest Saddle Club to better serve you!
We have Modified the Year End Requirement for 2016. To Qualify for Year End Awards, a horse/rider team MUST SHOW in 3 of the 6 Monthly Speed or Performance Shows. The TOP THREE shows will 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, 2016. Come show with us and compete for Year End Awards!!
BLACK FOREST SADDLE CLUB 2016 Schedule of Events
April 23, 10 am – 1 pm: Annual Spring Clean-Up Day and General Membership Meeting
On the "off" Wednesdays when a Performance Practice Show is NOT being held, the outdoor arena will be available for Open Ride. Open Rides will be available at 6:30 pm on the following Wednesdays: 6/8/16 6/22/16 7/6/16 7/20/16 8/3/16 8/17/16 8/31/16
Cost: $10/rider OR Free - if you've purchased a 2016 Arena Use Pass
***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.
2016 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 3 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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