Bozeman Montana Horse Clinics by CRE


Cedar Ridge Equine provides a number of specialty clinics throughout the year.


Clinics are open to ALL ages unless otherwise specified in clinic description.
Clinics are limited. Deposit must be received in order to reserve your space.
Clinic Participants should have access to their own horse, leased horse, or school/lesson horse approved by instructor for participation.

Check out the information about the clinics below:


Stable Hand Programs

Speed Event Clinics

English Riding Clinics

Barrel / Pole Clinics

ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics

Trick Riding Clinics

Ride N Paint Clinics

Horse Sense Clinic

Horse Rider Biomechanics Clinic

Clinic Descriptions

Stable Hand Program (After camp care for 1/2 day clinics):

This program will be more in depth manner on the care of horses, more than the horsemanship camps cover. There will be NO riding of horses and very limited hands-on. Stable hands will learn how to feed depending on the horses' individual requirements, organize and clean tack & equipment, maintain and repair fencing and arenas, remove manure, and safe handling and proper use of ranch tools. There will be a strong emphasis of life skill development including responsibility, team work, communication, etc. Rubber boots and work gloves are recommended for participants. Participants will need to pack a lunch and snack.

The Stable Hand Program is available for all half day youth camps (Mondays-Thursdays ONLY), some clinics & other select days throughout the year.

Instructor:
Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine


Speed Event Clinics:

We will spend time focusing on goals, warm ups, techniques/styles, and introduce new excercises and pattern work to help you in each of these events. We will also spend time discussing participants goals and developing a plan to meet these goals. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot and lope/canter independently) and they should own their own horse/lease a horse, however their will be a limited number of lessons horses available for students with CRE instructor approval. Clinic participants receive a hat for clinic participation.

2022 Dates:
May 21st-22nd, 2022

Times:
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm - Barrels and Poles
Saturday: 1:00pm-4:00pm - Goats and Roping
Sunday: 9:00am-12:30pm - Warm up, Review, and Timed Events
Sunday: Each student will have opportunity to perform each event, it will be timed and videoed for review.

Cost:
$225 - Barrels/Poles ONLY
$225 - Roping/Goat Tying ONLY
$400 - All Sessions

Instructor:
Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine
Kaitlyn Hoyt of KMH Associates LLC

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Barrel Racing / Pole Bending Clinics:

In our half day Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their the patterns. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently) and they should own their own horse, however a limited number of participants will be allowed to use lesson horses with pre-approval from instructor.

2022 Dates:
August 2nd & 3rd, 2022

Schedule:
9:00am - 12:30pm each day

Cost:
$400 for both days or $225 per day

Instructors:
Susan VanGalder

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Introduction to English Riding Clinics

Students should be comfortable at walk, trot, and canter to participate in this clinic, it is okay if they have never ridden English. This clinic will focus on introducing the basic fundamentals of English riding from tack, attire, type of horses, and various events within the English Riding disciplines. The clinic will focus on hunt seat equitation, hunter pleasure, dressage and jumping basics. Open to all ages.

2022 Dates:
TBD - Please contact us if you are interested in this, dates may be added

Instructor:
Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine


ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics:

NEW for 2022! CRE will be hosting 3 Cowboy Dressage Fun Days this summer!

These fun days are scheduled prior to Cowboy Dressage Virtual Shows due dates, with the idea that we can help you get your tests successfully recorded and ready for submission. We will have a sign up for ride times so you know exactly when to be ready to ride your test, will have both open and challenge courts available, sound system available for any musical freestyle tests, callers available to read your test and will also video your test/s for you. Hauls in welcome. Please make sure to sign up and email Amy at cedarridgeequines@gmail.com to let her know what tests you would like to do, time requests and what items you will contribute to potluck. Amy is happy to help work with you to determine what tests are a good fit for you and your horse as well.

Schedule:
- Potluck lunch for participants at Noon.
- Ride test times will start at 1pm (we will offer a morning session of ride test times if needed)

Cost:
$20 for the day (pay on day of event)

CRE Cowboy Dressage Fun Dates:
May 1st, 2022 - Sunday - CB Dressage Fun Day (videos for virtual)
June 11th, 2022 - Saturday - Cowboy Dressage fun day (videos)
August 21st, 2022 - Sunday - Cowboy Dressage Fun Day (videos)

Registration:
Must contact Amy at cedarridgeequines@gmail.com to register.



Horse Rider Biomechanics Clinic:

Have you ever wondered how you could help your horse be a better athlete? Would you like to ride with more ease and feel like you are one with your horse? These are questions many of us strive to answer. Often, the underlying cause of discord between horse and rider is the lack of spatial awareness and "centeredness" of both horse and rider. Learning to evaluate the asymmetries of both horse and rider can be a game changer for both. Once we understand the strengths and weaknesses of our horses, we can begin an intelligent approach to helping them improve. Once we understand our own asymmetries, we can improve our posture and alignment both on and off the horse. In our discussion together, we will look at both horses and riders and discuss simple solutions for improving the posture in both. The approach is simple and uncomplicated and applies to horses and riders in any discipline. The clinic will include time spent on basic Cowboy Dressage maneuvers, balance, straightness, gaits and timing/footfall.

2022 Dates:
July 26th-27th
Cost:
$450 for both days
$250 per day

Schedule:
Tuesday 9-4pm Riding Groups
Wednesday 9-4pm Riding Groups

Instructor:
Lyn Ringrose-Moe
Learn more about Lyn Ringrose-Moe by visiting: www.LRMEquestrian.com

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Introduction to Trick Riding Clinics:

Enrollment is limited to 10 students per clinic. Each student is trained individually, according to their level of expertise. We have ALL levels of training at each school/clinic, from beginner to professional, everyone gets individual attention. Other attendees for viewing can attend and receive handouts, lectures, watching or helping in arena during sessions...everything but actually trick riding. Horses and saddles will be available. Students may bring their own horse for training, must be approved prior to arrival and additional boarding fees may apply. If you have an old trick riding saddle, bring it and we can update it or get straps made for certain tricks. Information packets and handouts will be offered during the clinic for all participants.

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2022 Dates:
TBD


Ride N Paint Clinics:

Come join us for a fun afternoon of riding and painting, with local artist Allison McGree (www.AllisonMcGree.com). This event will be composed of two parts: We will offer a horsemanship riding lesson for first two hours. No experience riding? Don’t own a horse? No problem, we have horses available and will offer two different lessons at same time one geared for introductory horsemanship and one for intermediate/advanced horsemanship riders. Riding sessions will be taught by Amy Prechter and Sue Van Galder and will be followed by appetizers and beverages that will lead into painting your own equine themed work of art. No painting experience required. Instructor Alison McGree will help you with a step by step process. You will get to take home a finished acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

2022 Dates:
May 6th, 2022 - Friday

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Instructor:
Allison McGree


Horse Sense Clinic

Open to all ages and levels, who are serious horse enthusiasts. This class is all on the ground, no riding.

This clinic developed to teach all aspects of horse husbandry. Class will cover feeding/nutrition, first aid/TPR's of horses, traveling/trailering with your horse, horse management practices, horse conformation/anatomy/breed types, proper tack and fitting of your horse, and basic ground work maneuvers from leading/knot tying to lunging and bitting up your horse in the round pen. Each student will receive a journal and CRE hat.

Cost:
TBD

Time:
Saturday 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday 9:00-12:30pm

Instructors:
Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

2022 Dates:
TBD

Additional Horse Sense Clinics can be added upon request





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