Santa Cruz County 

Horsemen's Association

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Upcoming events

    • 01 Feb 2017
    • 31 Mar 2017
    • ONLINE -
    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • SCCHA



    July 15, 2017

    Contact Bonnie or Melissa to help at this fun event.  There's lots to do, so whether you have a few hours or a few days, WE NEED YOU!  

    No experience required 

    Bonnie   831 457.2224           
    • 08 Apr 2017
    • SCCHA Showgrounds

    Member's WORK DAY

    Volunteers needed

    Mark your calendars!


    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • SCCHA Showgrounds, 1251 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz


    Have you ever thought about

    trying an Endurance Ride?

    Join us at this clinic in beautiful Santa Cruz to get some good basic information

    with plenty of time for questions and some fun demonstrations

    Introduction to Endurance Riding Clinic

    Sunday, April 23, 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association and Quicksilver Endurance Riders

    This clinic is geared toward people who would like to learn more about the sport of endurance riding, and riders new to the sport, either contemplating their first event or in their first season or two of competition. 

    Topics covered will include how an endurance ride is run, basic rules of competition, conditioning for horse and rider, camping with your horse, how the vet check works, crewing at a ride, tack and equipment, trailer safety and more.

    The format will be a short classroom session in the morning, followed by hands on demonstration stations dedicated to various topics, with participants rotating through the stations. You may bring your horse if you would like to practice taking him through the vetting procedure – but a horse is not required to participate.

    There is an optional guided "sample" endurance trail (2-3 miles) which you can ride after lunch if you would like to see the type of terrain to expect and how your horse responds to this fun sport.

    Location: SCCHA Graham Hill Showgrounds, 1251 Graham Hill Road in Santa Cruz.

    Showground Rules: No smoking except in your vehicle. Dogs must be on leash at all time. Please clean up after your horse – Leave No Trace!

    Cost: $10 per person, includes the clinic, parking & lunch. Payable upon arrival. No charge for day-use of the showgrounds for registered participants.  You will receive a parking pass when you check in.

    Pre-registration is required click Register to sign up today!

    One registration form per person, so we can plan for everyone who will be attending!

    Parking: Ample onsite parking for cars and rigs, with turn around space too.

    For more information:        

    Jill Kilty Newburn  650 823-0589     

    Heather Shupe 408 348-9512

    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 18 Jun 2017
    • 1145 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz, CA



    More Details to Follow


    • 15 Jul 2017
    • Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association Showgrounds, 1251 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz

    Register today for the amazing Fireworks 30/50 Endurance Ride in beautiful Santa Cruz County. The route includes single track trails and roads, a river and several stream crossings, and hills – some short and steep and others longer and more gentle. We consider the ride moderate in difficulty with some technical stretches. Come prepared to take your time and enjoy it.  This event is sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC).

    Ride is limited to 100 entries. Enter early (by 6/30) to ensure your spot and take advantage of our Earlybird Discount to save $25!   

    Click here for More Ride Details

    How to Register

    1.  Click the Register button on the left side of the screen for immediate online entry.

    --- OR ---

    2.  Download, complete and mail the following paper forms:

    Ride Entry Form

    Fireworks/SCCHA Ground Rules

    Mail Entry form, Fees, Signed Liability form, & Signed Grounds Rules form to: 

    Donna Stidolph, 420 Isbel Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95060

     Ride Managers:
         Jill Kilty Newburn
    650 823-0589
         Heather Shupe 408 348-9512
    Ride Secretary - Donna Stidolph  831 419-0835

    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 29 Jul 2017
    • Showgrounds




    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 1145 Graham Hill, Santa Cruz


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