Tim Kimura Trail Clinic – 15th – 17th May 2020

Tim Kimura Trail Clinic
Nicknamed the “Man of Trail,” Tim Kimura has been a trail course designer for over 25 years. Riders participating in Tim’s clinics will have the opportunity to learn about improving their trail scores, managing the pattern smoothly and effectively, transitioning between obstacles, manoeuvring through and over all elements and much more.
Tim can coach all levels of riding abilities, he is inspiring, confidence giving and will give you the tools to build upon. Tim will set up a trail course, he will discuss the theory of patterns, how to walk a course and then how to ride it.
Clinic Times: Sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
AM Riders Session: 09:00 – 12:00
PM Riders Session: 13:00 – 16:00

*Times may vary slightly*

Spectator Tickets are availbale to purchase below at £25 per day or £60 for all 3 days. If you are participating in the clinic then you may watch the other day(s) you are not riding without purchasing a ticket. If you are not riding in the clinic and would like to spectate you must purchase a spectator ticket below.

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. Up to 7 days before the clinic a refund will be made less 25%.

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Book Your Place! Craig Johnson Clinic 2020

The Legendary, Craig Johnson has earned his spot among the Elite group of Horse Professionals that can claim the Title of $1 Million Dollar Rider. Few individuals have trained, shown, earned and competed at this highest level in the Professional Horse Industry. Craig has earned his spot among the best of the best. He is now passing this wisdom and knowledge to the next generation and to all who desire to learn a tried and proven system for accomplishing the best a horse has to offer.
Sovereign Quarter Horses are excited to announce that two times NRHA Futurity winner and $1 million NRHA rider Craig Johnson will be holding a two day Ranch Riding clinic here at Horse Creek Farm. After the success of the 2019 clinic we will again be holding a day of cattle work training with Craig. The ranch riding days will be Friday 5th and Saturday 6th and the cattle clinic will take place on Sunday 7th June.
Craig will guide you through the various manoeuvres, that are required for the Ranch Riding patterns. He will teach you the requirements and skills that you and your horse will need to achieve a soft feel. Throughout the day, he will provide you with feedback in preparation for the afternoon session where you will ride through patterns. On the Sunday cattle clinic Craig will cover the necessary maneouveres to prepare yourself and your horse to work the cattle in the afternoon sessions.
Clinic Times: 09:00 – 17:00 with break for lunch
Cost: Ranch Riding – £180.00 per rider per day Cattle – £180 + £40 cattle fee
Deposit: £50.00 non-refundable deposit required to secure place – remaining balance due by 1st May

Spectator Tickets are availbale to purchase below at £25 per day or £60 for all 3 days. If you are participating in the clinic then you may watch the other day(s) you are not riding without purchasing a ticket. If you are not riding in the clinic and would like to spectate you must purchase a spectator ticket below.

Stable hire available: £65.00 (covers weekend for up to 3 days, price excludes bedding).
Open to all levels, any breed welcome.

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. Up to 7 days before the clinic a refund will be made less 25%.

N.B All riders will be required to complete a Clinic Booking Form. Rider places will not be guaranteed until deposit and booking form has been received. Please click on link below for booking form.
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Ranch Riding clinic 25th July 2020

Ranch Riding clinic 25th July 2020

Ranch Riding is a discipline in which Sovereign Quarter Horses specialize. It is a great discipline which any horse and rider combination can enjoy and do well. It focuses on the natural movements and willing temperament of the ranch horse.

David Deptford has won both European Champion and Reserve European Champion titles in Junior Ranch Riding. Sarah Deptford has won the Reserve European Champion title in Junior Ranch Riding. Our assistant trainer Olivia Lochhead has won the European Champion Title in Senior Ranch Riding the Bronze medal in Junior Ranch Riding..

David, Sarah and Olivia have all ridden with and been trained by Ranch Riding World Champion Craig Johnson for a number of years now and use many of his tips and training techniques on their own horses and when teaching Ranch Riding to others.

In this clinic we will guide you through the paces, transitions and manoeuvres in a Ranch Riding class and help you to achieve what the judges are looking for. In the afternoon sessions we will go through some of the ranch riding patterns that are currently being used at shows. We will cover aspects from most of the Versatility Ranch Horse classes including Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail and Ranch Confirmation.

Clinic Times: 09:00 – 16:00 with break for lunch (lunch is provided).

Cost: £80.00 pp

Spectators: £25.00 pp under 16’s £10.00 pp

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.

Ranch Riding Clinic 25th July 2020 Booking Form

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Trail Clinic 26th July 2020

Trail Clinic 26th July 2020

Come and join us for a day of trail, taught by David and Sarah Deptford and Olivia Lochhead. Trail is one of Sarah’s favourite disciplines and she has done extremely well in this class. She has achieved Register of Merits and AQHA Champion awards for horses by gaining points in this class. She has won many AQHAUK Championship trail classes too.

All three clinicians have ridden with and been trained by Man Of Trail Tim Kimura on numerous occasions and use all of his tips and techniques in their training and teaching.

If you rode on our Tim Kimura clinic earlier this year then why not come along to this clinic to refresh your skills and knowledge and parctice everything you learned.

Clinic Format

AM Session:

Will be focusing on manoeuvring and navigating through and over obstacles, such as poles, gates and bridges while mounted.  We will be looking for consistency in rhythm and timing approaching the obstacles.

Control throughout the paces and gaits.

Backing up and sidepass over poles and through gates.

Walk, trot, and loping over poles.

PM Session:

We will be putting the mornings work into practice and riding a pattern

Clinic Times: 09:00 – 16:00 with break for lunch (lunch is provided).

Cost: £80.00 pp

Spectators: £25.00 pp under 16’s £10.00 pp

Maximum of 12 riders

Open to all levels, any breed welcome.

Stable hire available £65.00 (covers weekend for up to 3 days, price excludes bedding).

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.

Trail Clinic 26th July 2020 Booking Form

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.

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SQH Autumn Camp

Sovereign Quarter Horses Autumn Camp 28th and 29th August 2020

Held over two days, you will have the opportunity to spend quality one to one time with your horse and share experiences with other like minded people. Training can be tailored to support you and your horses needs.

The camp provides all levels of tuition from our very own David (3 time gold medallist european Champion in ranch riding & halter) & Sarah Deptford (silver medalist reserve european champion in junior ranch riding)  and Olivia Lochhead (gold medalist european champion & bronze medalist 1st reserve european champion in senior ranch riding).

The camp is always followed by a Sovereign All Breed show on the Sunday, so you can put all you learn into practice.

Open to all levels and breeds.

Camp Details

Host introduction meeting will be held on the evening of Thursday 27th August

Onsite Café, licensed bar, and evening entertainment will be available.

Times: 9am – 4pm

Camping and Lorry parking facilities onsite

Spectators welcome

Arrivals welcome from noon on Thursday 27th August

Camp Costs:

SQH Autumn Camp Rider Places: £265.00 – £50 non – refundable deposit to secure place (excludes stable hire). *Breakfast and evening meal provided within the camp fee, all other food and beverages to be purchased separately*. Balance of £215 due 1st August 2020.

Breakfast and Evening meals (lunch excluded) for partners/family/friends can be bought for £30 for the duration of camp.

Stable Hire: £65.00 covers from a Thursday noon arrival to Sunday departure.

Non rider spectators – £25 per day or £40 for 2 days

Electric Hook Up – £20 for camp duration *please book hook ups well in advance and ensure it has been confirmed by a member of SQH staff as we have limited numbers available*

N.B All riders will be required to complete a Booking Form. Rider places will not be guaranteed until full deposit and booking form has been received. Please click on link below for booking form.

Please note that due to high demand of our clinics we cannot issue refunds unless we can fill your place. Any refunds will be subject to a 25% admin fee. Stable bookings are non-refundable.

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General Clinic – 24th October 2020

General Clinic 24th October 2020

Clinic Format

This clinic will be covering areas from all disciplines.

We will be focusing on Horsemanship, Trail and Ranch riding, concentrating on pattern classes.

Clinic Times: 09:00 – 16:00 with break for lunch (lunch is provided).

Cost: £80.00 pp

Spectators: £25.00 pp under 16’s £10.00 pp

General Clinic 24th October 2020 Booking Form

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.

General Clinic 24th October 2020

2020 Diary of Events

SQH All Breed Show End of Year Results

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

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Walk Jog Hi Point

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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.

Open Day thanks

Last Sunday we held our Autumn Open Day and Foal Showcase at Horse Creek Farm. The weather held in our favor and we had a wonderful day. We were overwhelmed by the amount of support that the day had and the number of people who came to watch us demonstrate this fantastic breed.

We would like to thank all of our spectators and everyone who has posted photos on Facebook and sent us messages of feedback and thanks – we really do appreciate it.

We would also like to thank our invaluable grooms Sarah Tibbles and Shane Tibbles who worked tirelessly to ensure the horses and the venue looked beautiful on the day. Thanks should also go to Olivia who made a great riding debut with us.

 

We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of promoting the American Quarter Horse – a breed we believe to be the perfect horse. We thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating what these horses can do for you and hope you did too.

As a token of our thanks we have uploaded a selection of photos from the day, on our Sovereign Quarter Horses Facebook Page, taken by three wonderful photographers Sandra Mortlock, Shaun Ward and Clive Turner who have done a fantastic job of capturing the day. Do check these photos out, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

The Sovereign Team x

Welcome Olivia Lochhead to the SQH Team !

We are delighted to announce that Olivia Lockhead has become the newest member of the Sovereign Team. She is joining us as our assistant horse trainer, working alongside David and Sarah, riding our youngsters and finished horses.

Olivia started riding when she was 2 years old, initially in English disciplines but was converted to Western when she was introduced to her first Quarter Horse CB Hollywood Redgold, who she started at the age of 12.

She has been showing in WES competitions for the last 5 years and in AQHA competitions since 2015. This year she represented Great Britain in the Youth World Cup in Australia in Ranch Riding, Showmanship and Horsemanship. Many thanks to the Youth team coach Charlene Carter for her glowing recommendation.

 

Those of you who attended our Open Day would have seen Olivia make her fantastic riding debut for Sovereign, and we are looking forward to this long term partnership. We hope that you will welcome Olivia into the Sovereign fold.

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