TONIGHT'S (7/6) PRACTICE SPEED SHOW IS RAINED OUT :(
JULY'S SUMMER BUCKLE SERIES SHOWS
Performance Show ~ Saturday, July 11 Speed Show ~ Sunday, July 19
4th of July Parade
More Service Hours Info
We've had some great questions come up about earning your volunteer hours and what constitutes "board approved" service. As you know, half of your required hours are due by August 1. And as you know, the BFSC is a completely volunteer-run organization. Nothing happens without our wonderful volunteers! We do not have a paid staff or paid board to make things go. The only folks who receive any type of stipend are our professional judges.
Here it is in a nutshell:
We've had a lot of people wanting to do random things off premises (distribute flyers, hold clinics on behalf of BFSC, visit training barns, etc) as volunteer hours. Meanwhile, there are so many things that are not being done at the club during shows, and a few of us are stuck trying to make it happen efficiently and struggle to enjoy the shows with our own kids and horses. As a result, the decision was made by the board to keep it pure and simple: all volunteer hours need to come from jobs performed at the club. Announcing shows, office work at shows, snack shack at shows, ring steward at shows, grounds set up and help at shows, gate worker at shows, etc. About the only thing that doesn't need to happen during a show but needs to be done is lawn work. And even that is done at the club. Until those jobs are completely filled and evenly distributed, we will not be counting other off premise activities towards the required volunteer hours. You are, however, welcome to do those things out of the goodness of your heart and your desire to see BFSC continue to flourish. We'd be grateful. :)
Thanks for your questions, for your understanding, and for all you do to make BFSC a great place to be!
Points earned in Weekly Practice Shows do count towards year-end awards.
Mondays @ 6:00 pm ~ Speed (Practice barrel runs will start at 5:30 pm) Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm ~ Performance
***HARD COPY OF PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE REQUIRED IN SHOW OFFICE PRIOR TO START OF EACH SHOW ***
Every contestant under the age of 18 must have the signatureof his parent or legal guardian on a hard copy of the entry submission in the show office prior to the start of the show in order to participate in the show. For insurance reasons, no exceptions will be made to this rule.
If you pre-register, but cannot get to the show office before the show starts to sign the form, print out the appropriate Registration Form for your show, sign, and have your child bring the signed form and entry fees to the office prior to the start of the show.
NEW DRESS REQUIREMENTS FOR MONTHLY SPEED SHOWS As stated in our Standing Rules, we follow the AQHA rules on Open Gymkhanas. As such, the Monthly Speed Shows will now require contestants to wear appropriate western attire, which includes pants (slacks, trousers, jeans, etc.) long sleeves and collar (band, standup, tuxedo, etc.) western hat and cowboy boots. It is optional that an exhibitor may wear a helmet in all classes. The hat must be on the rider’s head when the exhibitor enters the arena.
Practice Shows on Monday nights do not require formal attire. Practice Shows do require long pants and a heeled boot.
*** HELMET ALERT *** In accordance with changes in the 2015 AQHA rules, we now require the use of ASTM-approved helmets by riders under 18 years of age in the following classes: 1) all mounted English events 2) all Walk/Trot classes
2015 Summer Buckle Series Overview
(For detailed information, see the "Standing Rules" tab.)
From May through October, the BFSC holds a Summer Buckle Series for equestrians and their horses of all breeds, ages, and skill levels to compete in a friendly environment. The Summer Buckle Series consists of a Monthly Performance Show and a Monthly Speed Show. There are also Practice Speed Shows every Monday evening and Practice Performance Shows every Wednesday evening. Points from Monthly Showsandthe Weekly Practice Shows are accumulated towards year-end awards.
The Performance Shows offer professionally judged classes in: Halter English Showmanship Western Trail Reining
The Speed Shows offer timed races in: Barrels 75 up and Back Poles Flags Keyhole Timed Trail
These classes and races are divided based upon the age of the rider: Walk-Trot 13 & Under 14-18 19 & Over Novice 13 & Under Novice 14-18 Novice 19 & Over 19 & Over Walk/Trot, in the Performance Show only Little Lopers 10 & Under, in the Speed Show only
You can find the show bills for the Monthly Performance Show and the Monthly Speed Show here on our website. Awards and ribbons are given at the monthly shows. Belt buckles are awarded at our Year-End Awards Banquet for the various overall high point and reserve champions for the season. In order qualify to win a buckle, you must complete your service hours and have competed in 4 of the 6 monthly shows.
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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.
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