Santa Cruz County 

Horsemen's Association

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Upcoming events

    • 10/16/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Favorite fall activity: PUMPKIN CARVING! Please bring your favorite apple dessert to share and your own knives for carving.

    SCCHA Member Meeting 6:30pm at the Clubhouse

    Non-Members Welcome!  Please join us for the evening!


    • Update from the Board
    • Pumpkin carving, apple desserts and ice cream !   SCCHA will supply the pumpkins & the ice cream.
    What should you bring?  
    (besides your suggestions for the next Battle of the Barns!)
    Your own pumpkin carving tools and your favorite apple dessert.  (Either made from scratch or purchased.)  We want to sample your favorites!

    What if you can't bring a dessert?  No problem, the club will supply enough for those of you who aren't cooks or run out of time!  We mostly just want to see you anyway!

            • 10/19/2018
            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Games and Artwork contest; bring a carved pumpkin!

            Friday ~ October 19th ~ 7:00 – 9:00 pm

            Junior program meeting ~all juniors welcome!

            Junior Meeting ~ Games and Artwork Contest

            Bring a carved pumpkin ~for contest

            Potluck with

            Pizza provided by SCCHA

            1145 Graham Hill Road at showgrounds

            • 10/26/2018
            • 10/28/2018
            • This is a great clinic to attend if you want your journey with your horse to flourish in any riding discipline. Three day clinic; two classes per day PLUS cattle!


             3 days:  October 26-28, 2018 

            at SCCHA's Graham Hill Showgrounds

            Are you interested in helping you and your horse be a  better team?  Do you want to improve your understanding of horsemanship? This is a great clinic to attend if you want your journey with your horse to flourish in any riding discipline.  Ricky Quinn will help you improve  your communication skills with your horse. This helps build your horse's confidence and helps you both work best as a team.  There is always so much more to learn! Please join us to ride or audit this unique horsemanship clinic.  This will be  a great opportunity to watch and/or experience how to apply basic horsemanship skills in the environment of working with cattle. 

            Class offerings include Horsemanship 1 and Horsemanship 2 with Cattle. Cost is $450/class, plus cattle fee for Cattle Working. If you sign up for both classes, cost is $800. There will be two classes each day(9:00 AM – Noon) with a lunch break before the afternoon session(1:30 – 4:30 PM).  Rain or shine.  Spectators are welcome to attend, $15 per day plus a use fee of $5 so  $20 to watch.

            Click here for a registration form Use Paypal (friends and family or send your fees(see reg form)  to address on Registration form with RQWaiver form and SCCHA Waiver form.


            Contact Lisa or Kristi with any questions. 

            Lisa Boyer 831-359-3796

            Kristi Frederickson 831-596-5858 


            30 Paddocks and the Large Arena are reserved for this event

            • 10/27/2018
            • 1:00 PM
            • Celebration of the life of Karen Keener

            Karen (Young Harrell ) Keener, a beloved lifetime member of Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association, passed away in September. Karen had ridden at the Showgrounds since she was a child, when she would ride from her home in Live Oak. She was an accomplished western rider. Her horses, Oakley and Magic among them, won many events at the Showgrounds. Following in her father's (Dana Young) footsteps, she later served on the SCCHA Board of Directors. Karen organized popular cow clinics for the club. She served on the Board of Directors, off and on, for several decades and cooked many hours for many events. She will be dearly missed by all of us.

            A Celebration of Life and Services for Karen will be held at the SCCHA clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 1 p.m. Friends are invited to share a potluck dish, memories, stories and photos of Karen. Contact Mary Sullivan-White at 831-331-6227 or via email

            • 10/28/2018
            • 8:00 AM
            • Games on Horseback including barrels, big T, hurry scurry, single stake and more!

            Redwood Riders present

            Halloween Gymkhana

            Sunday October 28th, 8am to 2pm

            Boulder Creek Stables

            15405 Bear Creek Rd., Boulder Creek

            We will be having wonderful high points along with our fun raffle table, sign ups are at 8:00 and riders meeting is 9:00 hope to spook you all there!

            • 11/03/2018
            • 11/04/2018
            • Reserved: both arenas + 16 paddocks



            Ride with Krista in this 2-day clinic at the SCCHA Showgrounds Nov 3 & 4, 2018

            Join Krista Koenig and Dave Kneller at the Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association Showground in Santa Cruz for a 2-day clinic focused on you and your horse.

            Contact Darren Hawkes for more information:  831 234-9080

            Onsite camping  with paddocks available: 

            $25/night (free for SCCHA Members)

            One Arena is reserved for this event

            Limited to 14 Participants

            • 11/16/2018
            • 11/18/2018
            • Rancho Ruiz, Gilroy Ca Amazing opportunity to help an insecure horse with world famous Linda Tellington-Jones using her system of TTouches that she has invented to address discomfort, whether emotional, behavioral or tactile.

            • 12/09/2018

            Save the date for our annual gathering at the SCCHA Clubhouse.

            Sunday December 9, 2018

          Past events

          10/13/2018 Woodside Day of the Horse
          10/05/2018 Painted Horses Art Show at MichaelAngelo Gallery
          09/29/2018 Battle of the Barns at SCCHA
          09/21/2018 Sandi Parker Clinic - Principles to Purpose at SCCHA
          09/18/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month) at SCCHA
          09/13/2018 Buster McLaury Clinic 2018 at SCCHA
          09/10/2018 Carmel Area State Parks (CASP) General Info Meeting
          09/03/2018 Bay Area Ridge Riders at SCCHA
          08/25/2018 Redwood Riders at SCCHA
          08/21/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
          08/20/2018 Gymkhana Play Evening at SCCHA
          08/17/2018 Tri-Cities Horsemen's Association at SCCHA
          08/11/2018 Ray Berta Horsemanship Clinic
          07/19/2018 Bay Area Savvy Players
          07/17/2018 No SCCHA MEMBER MEETING in July
          07/14/2018 2018 FIREWORKS ENDURANCE RIDE
          07/07/2018 Clinic by Jec Ballou at LOARC
          06/29/2018 Pony Club D-Camp
          06/23/2018 Redwood Riders
          06/19/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
          06/17/2018 Junior Vaulting club
          06/16/2018 KRISTA KOENIG CLINIC #1
          06/02/2018 Endurance 201 Clinic at Harvey Bear Park/QSER
          06/02/2018 Pony Club "Tetrathlon Rally"
          05/26/2018 Felton Remembers Parade
          05/20/2018 Junior Program Introductory Meeting
          05/20/2018 SCCHA WORK DAY #2
          05/15/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
          05/04/2018 Ride for Relay 2018
          04/17/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING (3rd Tues each month)
          04/07/2018 Cancelled due to RAIN - SCCHA WORK DAY
          03/17/2018 CANCELLED: Santa Cruz Obstacle Challenge & Clinic
          02/20/2018 SCCHA MEMBER MEETING & TACK SWAP
          02/17/2018 Santa Cruz Pony Club Meet
          12/13/2017 Mounted Horse Patrol Holiday Party
          12/10/2017 SCCHA Holiday Party
          11/18/2017 Krista Koenig Clinic (Clinic date changed due to rain)
          10/27/2017 Ricky Quinn Horsemanship Clinic
          10/27/2017 CANCELLED: Vaquero Clinic with Jeff Sanders
          10/11/2017 Mounted Horse Patrol Meeting
          09/29/2017 CAMP CUT LOOSE
          09/21/2017 CSHA Trail Trials Statewide Competition
          09/14/2017 Buster McLaury Clinic
          08/26/2017 Quicksilver Endurance Riders Trail Ride & Camping
          08/26/2017 (copy) Redwood Riders
          08/18/2017 TriCity Horsemens
          08/09/2017 (copy) Mounted Horse Patrol Meeting
          08/04/2017 LOS VIAJEROS
          07/28/2017 PONY CLUB D-CAMP
          07/20/2017 BAY AREA SAVAY
          07/15/2017 FIREWORKS ENDURANCE RIDE
          07/01/2017 SUMMIT RIDERS
          06/24/2017 Redwood Riders
          06/16/2017 KRISTA KOENIG CLINIC
          06/16/2017 PONY CLUB TETRATHALON
          06/01/2017 Donate for "Horse Crazy" Sculpture
          05/20/2017 Ride For Relay
          05/06/2017 SCCHA Showgrounds Work Day
          04/23/2017 Introduction to Endurance Riding Clinic
          04/15/2017 SCCHA OPEN HOUSE
          03/21/2017 SCCHA Member Meeting
          03/15/2017 Volunteer for the Fireworks Ride!
          02/21/2017 MEMBER MEETING CANCELLED 2/21
          02/01/2017 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CONTEST!
          12/15/2016 Horse Patrol Holiday Meeting
          12/04/2016 SCCHA Holiday Party
          11/15/2016 Membership Meeting
          11/04/2016 Krista Koenig Clinic
          10/29/2016 Santa Clara Horsemen's Association
          10/18/2016 Membership Meeting
          09/22/2016 Buster McClaury Clinic
          09/16/2016 Camp Cut Loose
          08/27/2016 August Membership Meeting
          08/27/2016 Endurance 101 Clinic
          08/05/2016 Bay Area Savvy Players
          07/29/2016 Krista Koenig Clinic
          06/25/2016 District 9 Gymkana
          05/21/2016 May 21 Spring Clean up day CANCELLED
          05/07/2016 Ride for Relay
          04/23/2016 Spring Clean-up Workday at the Showgrounds April 23rd
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