July is packed full of fun and fascinating equestrian events. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to participate, or consider attending as a spectator and supporter of our dedicated local athletes.
Saturday, July 11, 2015. Lynnleigh Farms 2-phase event, featuring dressage and show jumping. Members of the WREA (Wasatch Range Eventing Association) and the UDS (Utah Dressage Society) will be riding in this wonderful event. To learn more or download an entry form, visit the calendar on the WREA website. A Lynnleigh farm is located on State Street, just south of 10700, in Sandy, UT. It’s a lovely, pastoral setting with plenty of parking for visiting horse trailers or spectator vehicles. The green, wooded grounds offer ample shade to help you keep comfortable during this much-anticipated summertime show. Spectators are invited to watch free of charge.
Saturday, July 11, 2015. Pegasus jumper show. Riders who want to polish their jumping skills, including active members of the WREA and UHJA (Utah Hunter Jumper Association), are looking forward to competing in another of Pegasus’ fun and inviting shows. Do you ride an OTTB (off the track thoroughbred)? Look at the special Jockey Club classes and rewarding incentives! Log into the WREA website to learn more or access the Pegasus Event Center site directly for additional show information, entry forms, or to obtain directions to their spacious facility on Race Street. Keep in mind that this is the last jumper show at Pegasus for the summer; the next show will not take place until November. If you’ve wanted to participate in one of their popular, well-run shows, here’s your chance! Located out west in Grantsville, the grounds of Pegasus Event Center offer plenty of easy-access parking for competitors and those heading out to watch the event. There is no charge for spectators.
Wednesday July 8 – Saturday, July 11, 2015. The Utah All Breed Horse Association will hold the ‘Howard Franklin Classic’ show at the South Jordan equestrian park with classes starting tomorrow, July 8. Open to all horse breeds, the event will feature some outstanding local judges (including dressage expert David MacMillan and Rose Ranch’s Allison Wicks Swift). Visit the UABHA website or the equestrian park’s web page to learn more or to download entry forms. Free parking is available on site on all days of this event. There is no cost for those wishing to watch the classes.
Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 12, 2015. Millbrook Farms will hold their Summer Dressage Festival in Fairfield, Utah. Fairfield is an easy, peaceful drive southwest of Salt Lake (approximately one hour). This two-day Level 2 competition is USDF, USEF, RMDS and UDS recognized! Judges will be Paula Lacy (S) of Arcata, California and Shirley Rector (S) from Paradise Valley, Arizona. Theresa Hunt of Chandler, Arizona will be the Technical Delegate. If you wish to participate but missed the July 5th deadline, you may contact Jan Lawrence directly at phone number (801) 631-2516 or via email, email@example.com to inquire about late entries with an additional fee. Millbrook Farms is located at 17471 W 1300 N in Fairfield, UT. For complete directions, please look under the directions tab at www.millbrookkfarms.com. The class schedules are also available on the Millbrook website. For those riding in the festival, there will be a competitor’s party on Friday evening (July 10) with pizza and salad available in the lounge, courtesy of Alice Whitacre. On Saturday evening there will be an additional competitor’s gathering; a taco bar will be set up in the lounge area, followed by a movie screening (Guardians of the Galaxy). The Lawrence family encourages all riders to bring your lawn chairs and relax after a hard day of showing! Saturday night’s dinner is sponsored by Millbrook Farms and The Hills Family. Note that FEI rides are scheduled from 8:56 am to 9:40 am on Saturday and 9:24 am to 10:20 am on Sunday. The Musical Freestyles will take place from 11:23 am to 12:43 pm on Saturday and from 11:24 am to 12:34 pm on Sunday, from Training Level all the way up to Grand Prix! Parking is available on site for competitors and their fans.All are encouraged to make the drive out to Fairfield and enjoy this wonderful and elegant event!
Saturday, July 18, 2015. South Hills Stables in Bluffdale will host the casual, fun and playful ‘Notta Show‘, sponsored by the Utah Arabian Horse Club and UAYO. The Notta-Shows are just that; NOT a show. This is a simple, encouraging skill-building day designed for beginning horses and riders, green horses, or anyone who just wants to have fun in an easy-going, no-pressure group atmosphere. Contact Tycia Ferrall of TLC Horse Training with questions, phone 801-759-2481. The play day is open to ALL breeds and all people interested in attending. The cost is just $20 for the entire day! No membership is required. The facility is located at 14569 South 3200 West.
Saturday, July 18, 2015. The lovely Sunset Equestrian Center, located north of SLC, in Kaysville, will host a Short Tour Dressage Show. This all-day event is sponsored by UDS. Log into the Utah Dressage Society website or contact Sunset Equestrian for additional information.
Saturday, July 25, 2015. Zephyr Ranch 2-phase event. With both dressage and show jumping, this event is open to all who wish to compete. Watch for members of the WREA as well as the UDS (Utah Dressage Society). Visit the WREA website to learn more. Zephyr is a wonderful facility, located south of Salt Lake in Salem, UT. There is ample parking on site for horse trailers and any spectator vehicles. The large, covered outdoor arena keeps participating horses and their riders sheltered from the hot summer sun and invites welcome breezes. There will be no charge to the spectators who drive down to watch this event.
Tuesday, July 28 – Sunday, August 2, 2015. Utah’s active hunter jumper association (UHJA) will host their annual Wasatch Hunter Jumper show at the Salt Lake equestrian park’s indoor arena in South Jordan. Spanning six days, this USEF-recognized show will attract riders throughout the region, featuring a number of accomplished competitors from beginners on up to polished experts. Visit the UHJA website calendar to learn more, or contact organizer Holly Dwyer at 801.664.2500. Find directions by logging into the equestrian park’s website. The South Jordan venue features abundant parking for the competitor’s trucks and horse trailers along with space for spectator vehicles. The indoor arena is a great place to escape the summer sunshine and the covered outdoor arena provides shade and cooling breezes as horse and rider teams warm up for their classes. There is no charge to spectators.
If you’re not yet ready to show but want to do more than sit on the sidelines, there are always volunteer opportunities available. Contact show organizers if you’d like to find out how you can help.