The final 2015 SUMMER BUCKLE SERIES SHOW: Performance Show - Sat, Oct 3 @ 9:00 a.m. (a make-up show from a date earlier in the summer that was rained out) Pre-register by noon on Friday to save the $5 office fee.
COMING ATTRACTIONS! (We hope!)
The Black Forest Saddle Club is working on bringing the thrilling documentary "Unbranded" to Colorado Springs for an exclusive screening on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 pm at the Carmike movie theaters at the Chapel Hills Mall.
If you haven't heard about this movie, it's won a bunch of awards at independent film festivals this summer, including the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. The movie is about four young college-educated cowboys who hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. Unbranded is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country's wild horses.
Watch the BFSC website and Facebook to see all the details as we get it finalized.
Unbranded. Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. That's the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Stay tuned as we finalize the details!
Volunteers Needed: Show announcers are needed for the remaining Summer Buckle Series Speed Shows and Summer Buckle Series Performance Shows.
BFSC Board Vacancies in 2016
We're looking ahead to 2016. Several BFSC board members will be either moving or retiring, leaving vacancies that create opportunities for new folks to join us in overseeing the BFSC. We'll need folks to help with the website, a Facebook administrator, updating of forms, and heading up of sponsorships. Please consider if you would be willing to give up an evening each month to be on the board and share in the work (and actually it's a lot of fun too!) to reach the vision and goals that have been set for the club. The term runs for a calendar year and board members are voted in during the Annual Meeting held in January at the Awards Banquet.
2015 BLACK FOREST FESTIVAL PARADE
4th of July Parade
***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.
NEW DRESS REQUIREMENTS FOR MONTHLY SPEED SHOWS As stated in our Standing Rules, we follow the AQHA rules on Open Gymkhanas. As such, the Monthly Speed Shows will now require contestants to wear appropriate western attire, which includes pants (slacks, trousers, jeans, etc.) long sleeves and collar (band, standup, tuxedo, etc.) western hat and cowboy boots. It is optional that an exhibitor may wear a helmet in all classes. The hat must be on the rider’s head when the exhibitor enters the arena.
Practice Shows on Monday nights do not require formal attire. Practice Shows do require long pants and a heeled boot.
*** HELMET ALERT *** In accordance with changes in the 2015 AQHA rules, we now require the use of ASTM-approved helmets by riders under 18 years of age in the following classes: 1) all mounted English events 2) all Walk/Trot classes
2015 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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