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:

Spring Into Summer Speed Event Clinic

Appetizers & Horse Sense Mini Clinic Series

English Riding Clinics

ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics

Ride N Paint Clinics

Horse Rider Biomechanics Clinic

Clinic Descriptions

Spring Into Summer Speed Event Clinic:

In this clinic we will spend time focusing on setting goals for the summer, each participant will make their own vision board to take home and keep as a reminder of their summer/year long goals. In the saddle we will do warm ups, techniques/styles, and introduce new exercises and pattern work to help each participant in each of these speed events. On the last day we will review events and end the clinic with a fun, friendly timed event competition. 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 there will also be a limited number of lessons horses available for students with CRE instructor approval. Clinic participants receive a hat for clinic participation and take home journal.

2024 Dates:
June 10-12, 2024

Mon 9-12:30pm Barrels/Poles
Tues 9-12:30pm Goats /Roping
Wed. 9-12:30pm Review Disscussion/Timed Events

$200 per day
$575 all three days

Amy Prechter

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Appetizers & Horse Sense Mini Clinic Series:

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. Classes 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 (you are welcome to bring any of your own tack if you have specific questions you’d like to addresss), 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 will receive a CRE Hat if they participate in 3 or more classes. Bring an appetizer/beverage to share with the class.

2024 Dates
June 21st, 2024 - Horse First Aid/TPRS/Traveling/Trailering
July 25th, 2024 - Horse Management/Feeding/Nutrition/Groundwork
August 8th, 2024 - Fitting/Tack Types/Leg Protection
August 15th, 2024 - Equine Conformation/Anatomy/Breed Types/Disciplines

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
(Potluck bring an appetizer/beverage to share)

$65 per class
$235 to take all 4 classes

Amy Prechter and Justin Hanson.

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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.

2024 Dates TBD
lease contact us if you are interested in this, dates may be added

Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics:

We are excited to announce that we will be facilitating the videoing of tests for the upcoming Cowboy Dressage Virtual shows! We hold them during our regularly scheduled Cowboy Dressage Class times!
Please make sure to note the following dates and visit: to register for the virtual show. 
Please feel free to reach out to me with questions regarding how to submit entries, memberships, what to wear,  what tests to ride. If you don’t have a horse and would like to reserve a horse just let me know, we are here to help. All video test ride dates could be subject to change if weather is not on our side. Sign up for video test rides is available on group lesson schedule. 
Wed June 19th Virtual test 2 entries due with Cowboy Dressage World
Wed June 26th 5:30pm Video of test rides
Wed. July 24th Virtual test 3 entries due with Cowboy Dressage World
Wed. July 31st 5:30pm Video of test rides at CRE 
Wed Sept 18th Virtual test 4 entries due with Cowboy Dressage World
Wed Sept 25th 4pm Video of test rides at CRE 
Look forward to seeing you all this summer!

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.

2024 Dates TBD

Ride N Paint Clinics:

Come join us for a fun afternoon of painting, with local artist Allison McGree ( Come enjoy appetizers, beverages and paint 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.

May 5, 2024
12:30pm Appetizers and Paint


Allison McGree

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