The end of year high point awards will be presented at the end of our championship show on Sunday 27th October. We have also made this show an AQHA special event too. We have the wounderful Barry Shuurman judging for us. Barry is a APHA and ApHC Judge since 2010 and become an AQHA judge in 2014. He is a horsetrainer for the past 22 years and also does a lot of clinic’s, riding instructions and coaching in combination with horses. So why not come along and gain some extra points we are holding AQHA Trail classes as well as AQHA Ranch Riding classes.
The show season has hit it off to a great start with our first show in March having fantastic entries with the walk/ Jog classes being very well supported with 11 entered into all the classes biggest class we have seen yet. The points system is well under way and we are presenting high point sashes at each show for Walk/Jog high point, Horse & Rider high point and Youth high point. There will be an end of year awards at our October show with prizes.
Click on the link below to follow the progress and see who is in the lead
You’ve got to be in to win it
Please follow the attached link for the SQH All Breed Show Schedule, Entry Form and Pattern Details.
Please note the show will start at 8.30am
Please click for schedule
The Sovereign team would like to invite you to our end of year celebratory meal. Complimentary welcome drinks from 7pm. Tickets are £15 and can be purchased via the paypal link below.
SUNDAY 31ST MARCH
Great time at the first show of the year on Sunday 31st March, the sun was out but it was a little chilly by the afternoon.
There was a great turnout for the classes for the first show of the season, with everyone benefiting from feedback from Judge David Deptford.
The Horse & Rider high point went to Jane Winsor and her trusty steed Kevnow Gold Rush
The Youth Highpoint went right down to the wire, with our show secretary having to wait for the results of the last class to declare the winner Lily Eales-Polland and La Amanecida, with Maddi Britton and VB Smartin Snowflake only two points behind.
The Walk/ Jog high point went to Sue Painter and her trusty steed Holster Your Gun
We’re now looking forward to the SQH Summer camp and show starting on the 9th May, don’t forget we’ve got the discounted show entry fee for all camp participants .Oh, and… have we mentioned the sashes we have for the end of day high points.
Click on the link below for the points table
For the first time in the UK
CONSIDERING THE HORSE: MIND & BODY 15th-17th October 2019
A Clinic with Jim Masterson & Mark Rashid
Mark Rashid is a horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse’s point of view and solve difficult problems with communication rather than force. He began working with horses at the age of 10 when he met “the old man” who taught him to work with horses, not against them, and to listen to what the horse is trying to say.
Jim Masterson teaches equine bodywork in which changes in the horse’s behaviour and relaxed movements enable the horse to release structural tension that may affect performance and behaviour.
Both are internationally acclaimed clinicians known for working with rather than on or against the horse. Both have long recognised that a large percentage of training, behavioural and performance problems stem from physical discomfort or restrictions in the horse, and that pushing the horse through physical issues is not the answer.
When Jim & Mark work together, the resulting change in the horse – and the knowledge that comes out of this interaction between Mark, Jim, the horse and the rider – is exponential. As Jim has noted: “When we work together, the whole ends up being greater than the sum of the parts, This is true not just for the participants, but for Mark and me as well. It’s a never-ending learning experience”.
The Combined clinic with Mark and Jim is now fully booked but individual lessons with both horsemen are still available. Private lessons with Mark Rashid are £175 and private lessons with Jim Masterson are £225. Please go to https://www.rashidmastersonuk2019.com/clinic-costs to book into a private lesson.
Spectator tickets are available at £60/day (£65 on the door) or £150 for all three days. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.rashidmastersonuk2019.com/clinic-costs
Please note that this clinic is not being run by Sovereign Quarter Horses or Horse Creek Arena so please direct any questions or bookings towards the above website address. This is on our website for advertisement purposes only. Please do not send any cheques or payments to Sovereign Quarter Horses and any booking queries cannot be answered by Sovereign, please use the above website.
General Clinic 26th October 2019
This clinic will be covering areas from all disciplines. We will work through the patterns for the SQH All Breeds Show on Sunday 27th October.
We will be focusing on Horsemanship, Trail and Ranch riding, concentrating on pattern classes. We will also have showmanship tuition available.
Clinic Times: 09:00 – 16:00 with break for lunch (lunch is provided).
Cost: £75.00 pp
Spectators: Spectator Tickets are availbale to purchase below at £25. If you are not riding in the clinic and would like to spectate you must purchase a spectator ticket below.
Open to all levels, any breed welcome.
Stable hire available £65.00 (covers weekend for up to 3 days, price excludes bedding).
N.B All riders will be required to complete a Clinic Booking Form. Rider places will not be guaranteed until full payment has been received. Click below for the booking form
Please note that due to high demand of our clinics we cannot issue refunds with less than one week’s notice of cancellation unless we can fill your place. Stable bookings are non-refundable
This clinic is now fully booked.
What a fantastic end to the SQH All Breeds show season! It was a nail biting finale but we can officially announce the following awards:
Open Hi Point End of Year
Champion: Tony Mallaband with Sum Hot Vision
1st Reserve: Bev Piggins with One Smart Jay
2nd Reserve: Ann Hughes with Toys Starr Dodger
3rd Reserve: Jill Whiting with Flicka’s Dream
Hi Point Walk Jog End of Year
Champion: Tony Mallaband with Sum Hot Vision
1st Reserve: Sandra Mitchell with Tuff N Jay
2nd Reserve: Allison Evans with Harleking
As you know, to qualify for the End of Year award, competitors needed to have competed in 2 SQH All Breed shows and 2 Fenland Quarter Horse shows.
The detailed standings are as follows:
Open Hi Point
Walk Jog Hi Point
We would like to thank all of the competitors who took part throughout the showing season and to Sandra Mitchell who worked tirelessly to secure the Trophy Saddle sponsorship prize. Thanks should also go to Clive Turner who came to see us again and take some photos of the day.
Our 2017 event dates will be on the SQH website soon and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Horse Creek Farm next year.