Santa Cruz County 

Horsemen's Association

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Upcoming events

    • 08/17/2018
    • 08/20/2018
    • Questions? call Lauri Abad 925-348-4174

    15 paddocks requested by this group

    Questions?  contact Lauri Abad 925-348-4174

    • 08/20/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Come out and play and practice; timers will be set will be set up according to the preferences of attendees! Contact Jaime at 831-212-8332

    The first play day was so much fun, we've arranged another!

    Please come join in the "organized fun"!!

    Gymkhana Play Evening August 20 6pm – 9pm
    Fundraiser for Santa Cruz County Fair Gymkhana Awards
    Come out and play and practice; timers will be set will be set up according to the preferences of attendees.  Walk, trot or run the event as many times as you want.  When everyone is satisfied we will go on to the next event!

    $30 per rider, no need to reserve your spot, just show up and enjoy.

    Bring your friends to come ride or just hang out and show support.

    For more info, please contact Jaime Donato via text at 831-212-8332

    • 08/21/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ice Cream Social!

    SCCHA Member Meeting 6:30pm at the Clubhouse


    • Update from the Board
    • State Parks Wilderness Patrol
    Jeremy Lin, volunteer coordinator, will discuss the State Parks Wilderness Patrol program and answer questions about managing and using multi-use trails.

    AND - ICE CREAM!  This meeting is our ice cream social...not to be missed!  yum

          • 08/25/2018
          • 08/26/2018
          • Questions? contact Kathy Rodoni 831-246-0441

          Redwood Riders Horse Camping

          12 Paddocks Reserved 

          Questions?  Contact Kathy Rodoni  831-246-0441

          • 09/03/2018
          • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          • Questions? contact Magdalena 650-296-2236

          Private Event

          Questions?  contact Magdalena Brtilsson 650-296-2236

          • 09/10/2018
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • opportunity to advocate for equestrian use of Monterey County State Parks

          You’re Invited to a Public
          Information Open House


          California State Parks (CSP) will hold a public information open house on the Carmel Area State Parks (CASP) Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on September 10, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the former Rancho Cañada Golf Club in the Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center (4860 Carmel Valley Road). To help you review the General Plan and EIR the planning team will be available at information stations to answer your questions and discuss the General Plan and environmental analysis. Please stop by anytime between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. The open house does not include a formal presentation or oral comment period. You may submit your written comments on the Preliminary General Plan and Draft EIR at the open house.

          The parks that are involved include Pt Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel River State Beach, and two new parks under development.

          The preliminary plan can be found here

          • 09/13/2018
          • 09/16/2018
          • Questions? contact Bonnie Stoehn

          Buster McLaury
          September 13-16th 2018 

          Graham Hill Showgrounds -1145 Graham Hill Rd., Santa Cruz, CA

          The camaraderie and sense of community that evolves during this clinic is just magical. Buster seems to draw people to him who care deeply about good horsemanship and offering the horse the best. He’s interested in what each of us wants to learn and every question gets the attention it deserves. 

          "Buster’s clinic format is reminiscent of Tom Dorrance’s: no pre-set exercises. He asks what problems people are experiencing, what they’re currently working on with their horses and what they’d like to learn/understand better. Hence, the curriculum is set in motion! We all benefit from Buster’s help, as a group and individually. Truly unique learning experience as Buster weaves each answer with his experience and knowledge."-Bonnie Stoehn, organizer

          Back by popular demand, MECHANICAL COW! Courtesy of CowTrac.
          The ultimate mechanical cow! Great for building your horse's confidence. 

          CATTLE CLASS: (Thursday-Sunday: 8:00am-11:00AM, limit 12 riders)

          For riders wanting to refine relationship with their horse through working cattle. Excellent opportunity for introducing your horse to cattle while building confidence. Those with more experience will appreciate Buster’s focus on how to ‘read’ cattle & how to position for accurate influence with as little stress as possible on the horses, cattle and riders. That’s how it’s supposed to be done!  For more info on this class, call Pierre Paquelier 408 242-2001 Cattle fee paid at clinic.

          LUNCH: 11:00AM-NOON

          HORSEMANSHIP 1 CLASS (Thursday-Sunday: NOON-3:00pm)

          Emphasis on good ground work to lay the foundation for good work under saddle. Learn to hone communication and solve problems before getting on the horse. Amount of riding depends on how solid that day’s progress is on the ground. Excellent class for all who want to improve handling their horse with ease and confidence! Fine for horses not under saddle. All questions/concerns welcome. 

          HORSEMANSHIP 2 CLASS (Thursday-Sunday: 3:30pm-6:30pm) 

          This class is designed to achieve a higher level of confidence and communication between horse and rider. Emphasis on the rider’s awareness of what the horse needs to do with his feet and balance in order to do what the rider has in mind. Absolutely essential to success in all disciplines whether in the arena or riding out.

          COST: Each class (all 4 days) is $525. Deposit of $250 per class to sign up. Balance due by August 15th. Make check payable to Buster McLaury. Deposit non-refundable. Click here for registration form:

          AUDITORS: Absolutely welcome! $30 per day. Seniors (over 65) $15 per day. No reservation, just show up and bring your own comfy chair. Plenty of parking available. No charge for: legal guardian of minor riding or children under 12 years old. DOGS: Okay only if well behaved and on leash at all times. Thank you.

          FOOD: We’ll take food/sandwich orders in the morning and have them delivered from local deli by lunchtime. Also there is a convenience store just across the street. Bottled water available all day on site.

          STABLING: Pipe-pens. Under beautiful oak shaded area. $25 per horse per night. No charge for SCCHA members. Camping free for all paid participants. Showers on site. I suggest you check out becoming a member. Not only free stabling for this clinic but free access to Showgrounds and camping all during the year. There are 40+ miles of equestrian trails from the Showgrounds that go through redwoods, chaparral, coastal prairie with breathtaking views of Monterey Bay.

          To find out about SCCHA membershipCLICK HERE.   Bring your own feed/water buckets. Plenty of hoses on site.


          QUESTIONS: email me, I’ll send out additional info to those who sign up.

          • 09/29/2018
          • Questions? contact

          The Battle of the Barns returns!

          A fun day is being planned by Carol Kelley, more info to be posted soon.  In the meantime, if you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Carol at 831-297-3342 or email Carol at 

          • 10/13/2018
          • Mounted Patrol Grounds, Woodside

          Woodside Day of the Horse (WHOA)

          • 10/20/2018
          • 10/21/2018
          • Reserved: 40 paddocks, both arenas, + clubhouse

          Central California Coast Working Equitation Association

          Working Equitation Schooling Show #2

          Hosted by

          Katrina Sanders and Krista Koenig

          Fall show TBD

          Both arenas & clubhouse booked for this event

          40 paddocks reserved

          Questions?  contact PJ Myatt 831-458-3132

          • 10/26/2018
          • 10/28/2018
          • Reserved: 30 paddocks + large arena



           3 days:  October 26-28, 2018 

          at SCCHA's Graham Hill Showgrounds

          Contact Lisa Boyer for more information:  831 359.3796

          30 Paddocks and the Large Arena are reserved for this event

          • 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 PJ Myatt for more information:  831 247-8227

          Onsite camping  with paddocks available: 

          $25/night (free for SCCHA Members)

          One Arena is reserved for this event

          Limited to 14 Participants

          • 12/09/2018

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

          Sunday December 9, 2018

        Past events

        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
        02/17/2018 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
        07/01/2017 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
        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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