Office opens at noon Practice barrel runs start at 12:30 pm Show starts at 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 18 - Performance Show
Sunday, October 19 - Speed Show
Several of our 2014 Summer Buckles Series Monthly Shows were cancelled earlier this year due to inclement weather. The make-up shows will start at the regular times.
Black Forest Festival & Parade
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
As of August 11th, 2014, Colorado has 118 VSV-positive premises which are all under quarantine. The affected counties are Adams, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld; No new counties are affected. There are still only 2 positive premises located in Jefferson County. All of the new positive cases since the last report are in horses.
As Friday morning, August 8th, 2014, we have 89 VSV-positive premises in six counties. Those counties are Adams, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Larimer, and Weld. We are continuing to receive about 10 reports daily of suspicious VSV cases from practicing veterinarians. So we have a large number of cases we are investigating right now and many tests that are pending.
VS can be painful for animals and costly to their owners. The virus typically causes oral blisters and sores that can be painful causing difficulty in eating and drinking.
Insect control is an important tool in the prevention of VS. Most of the cases we have investigated involve horses that have had no history of movement; therefore, controlling black flies and midges are very important in the prevention of the spread of disease.
Tips for Event Organizers and Livestock Owners:
Strict fly control is an important factor to inhibit the transmission of the disease.
Avoid transferring feeding equipment, cleaning tools or health care equipment from other herds.
Colorado veterinarians and livestock owners should contact the state of destination when moving livestock interstate to ensure that all import requirements are met. A list of contact information for all state veterinarians’ offices is available atwww.colorado.gov/ag/animals and click on "Import Requirements."
Colorado fairs, livestock exhibitions, and rodeos may institute new entry requirements based on the extent and severity of the current VS outbreak. Certificates of Veterinary Inspection issued within 2-5 days prior to an event can beneficial to reduce risks. Be sure to stay informed of any new livestock event requirements.
During an event, important VS disease prevention procedures include minimizing the sharing of water and feed/equipment, applying insect repellent daily (especially to the animals ears), and closely observing animals for signs of VS.
2015 BFSC Queen and Princess Contest
Attention girls ages 9-19! It's time to start preparing for the 2015 BFSC Queen and Princess contest on September 20. Get more information and your application at the menu item on your left, "2015 Royalty Application".
Monument's Fourth of July Parade
2014 Summer Buckle Series Sponsors
Please give our sponsors your business and tell them that the Black Forest Saddle Club sent you!
The Black Forest Saddle Club strives to provide a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere where families and friends can gather together for horse shows, gymkhanas, clinics, trail rides, and good old fashioned socializing!
The club is beautifully located in the Black Forest, just north of Colorado Springs, where you can enjoy the outdoors and a great view of Pikes Peak and the Front Range.
As a family-friendly venue, we prohibit all use of tobacco and alcohol on our grounds.
Promoting Horse Activites Throughout Southern Colorado