Thistle Ridge Show Clinics

Skills Builders Show Clinics !

Have you ever wondered why you placed the way you did?
How you could improve to get a better placing?

Then you should attend the Skills Builders Show Clinics.  Learn why you placed and the Judges reasons why.

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Get comments back directly from the judge.  The judge provides feedback, commentary and explanations to riders, coaches and spectators throughout the day. Think of it as Judging demystified. 


Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Ribbons

Show clinics start at 9:30 am.  Please note that there will be limited entries. OEF memberships and coggins recommended. will be hosting Skills Builders Show Clinics.   All Show Clinics will provide a safe, organized venue to promote equestrian skill and development.    Show clinic dates are:

  •  May 22nd   623 – 5016   
  •  TBAth    623 – 5016



No Cross Entry – All entries receive a ribbon

  1. Walk /Trot Equitation            
  2. Walk/Trot Equitation Over poles
  3. Walk/Trot Pleasure


NOVICE DIVISION For novice riders and/or horses

  1. Equitation Over Cross Rails
  2. Hunter Over Fences (max. 2’)
  3. Equitation – Walk/Trot/Canter


FLAT DIVISION                                                      

  1. Road Hack
  2. Pleasure Horse or Pony           
  3. Equitation  – Walk/Trot/Canter



  1. Hunter Equitation Over Fences
  2. Hunter Over Fences
  3. Hunter Under Saddle



  1. Hunter Equitation Over Fences
  2. Hunter Over Fences
  3. Hunter Under Saddle  



  1. Hunter Equitation Over Fences
  2. Hunter Over Fences
  3. Hunter Under Saddle


19.       Hunter Classic – Riders to show over two rounds, in the height competed at during the day.  Scores for each round will be added together.  The horse/rider combination with the highest score will determine the placings.  1st place – 50% of total entry, 2nd place 25%, 3rd -15%, 4th – 10%.


21.       Open Card Judged Warm-Up (held all day) Open Card Judged Warm-up $10.00 per round Held All Day.  Ribbons will be awarded.


Ribbons Awarded 1st to 4th Place

Send entries to:   Laura Kelland-May                                                            Thistle Ridge Stables3491 Hunt Line Rd.,RR#1,Arnprior  K7S 3G7                                               (613) 623-5016   (613) 623-5016      (613) 623-5016  (613) 623-5016

Entry Fees:

Beginner Division- $20.00 or $7.00 per class.

 Other Divisions – $30.00 or $12.00 per class

Hunter Classic $20.00 entry fee

Deadline for Entries is Wednesday  Before Show Clinics

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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