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Jan
16
Thu
Columbia Basin, WA – Monthly Chapter Round Up @ Bob's Burgers & Brew
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Chapter Meeting!  Come early (anytime after 5pm) and grab dinner.  Meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Bring a friend!!

Jan
28
Tue
McMinnville, OR ~ Monthly Round-up Meeting @ Princess Cindy's House!
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us for our regularly scheduled monthly round-up meeting….this month at Princess Cindy’s House!

Bring a snack/appetizer/dessert to share and your beverage of choice!

We’ll begin at 6:00pm with some snacks, beverages and good conversation.

Business meeting begins at 7:00pm.  We’ll discuss upcoming and new events, trail rides, and campouts we have planned!

Bring your $$ to win a raffle prize!

As always, bring a potential new cowgirl friend with you!

Feb
1
Sat
Columbia Basin, WA – McKinlay and Peters Equine Education Day @ Center Place Regional Event Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital for their annual education day.  Get there early to get a seat!

Some of the topics

“My Stomach is killing me…Understand and Prevent Colic”

“Is it Flu? Is It Rhino? Heck if I know!”

“Limpy, gimpy or whimpy – Lameness problems”

“Germs need not apply! The principle of Biosecurity & Disease Prevention”

“Pain in the neck! A look at Equine Cervical Spine Disease”

Guest speaker from Platinum Performance

Columbia Basin, WA – Attending Blue Mountain Mounted Orienteering (BMMO) Meeting @ W Bar M Ranch
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the BMMO Annual Meeting and dinner Saturday, February 1, 2020. The gathering will be at the home of Karen Wilcox. Karen’s address is 6160 Stateline Road Walla Walla.

Soups and bread (provided by the BMMO Board) will be served at 4:00 pm.

Mounted Orienteering is a fun way to experience a unique trail ride!  It’s a trail ride with a real purpose.  Come to the meeting and check out the details!

 

Feb
6
Thu
McMinnville, OR ~ Ladies Ride Series to learn Buck Brannaman! @ Debbie Driesner's Arena
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED, Therefore, this event is for CURRENT cowgirl members of McMinnville Chapter only, then if not filled we welcome other current chapter members.

Our clinician, Debbie Driesner, who did our Introduction to Buck Brannaman clinic back in November has graciously offered to do a Ladies Ride Series at her arena.  We will be doing this on alternating Thursday nights and Saturday days.  She will be there to teach us and help us work on Buck Brannaman’s training methods from the ground up with our own horses!

Current Schedule:

Thursday, February 6, 2020  6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, February 15, 2020  1:00-3:00 pm

Thursday, February 20, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020  1:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 12, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 2020  1:00 – 3:00 pm

….more sessions TBA

Bring your horse or just come and watch (audit is free).  We will have some soup/stew/chili and bread available afterward so plan on staying and enjoying some good food and a great Q&A session with Debbie!  We’ll rotate on who’s bringing the food!

YOU MUST RSVP if you’re planning on coming due to the space restriction of 8 horse/rider combos in the arena only!  Unlimited space for auditors is available.

Although this is alternating Thursdays and Saturdays (4-5 times per month)….only the first Saturday that it occurs will count for cowgirl points a current cowgirl member to attend.

DONATION of $20 per ride requested

Contact Queen Paula with any questions @ 503-864-5102

 

Feb
8
Sat
Columbia Basin, WA – ***DATE CHANGE*** Parade Group Meeting
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm

NEW DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2020.

If you are interested in learning what the parade group is all about and/or interested in participating with our Chapter’s Parade Group, please attend this meeting!  You don’t have to commit to anything!  It’s an informational meeting to discuss the tentative schedule, uniforms, etc.

This will be held at Debra Peale’s home.  The address will be provided in our private FB group.  Please contact Debra with additional questions.

Feb
15
Sat
McMinnville, OR ~ Ladies Ride Series to learn Buck Brannaman! @ Debbie Driesner's Arena
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED, Therefore, this event is for CURRENT cowgirl members of McMinnville Chapter only, then if not filled we welcome other current chapter members.

Our clinician, Debbie Driesner, who did our Introduction to Buck Brannaman clinic back in November has graciously offered to do a Ladies Ride Series at her arena.  We will be doing this on alternating Thursday nights and Saturday days.  She will be there to teach us and help us work on Buck Brannaman’s training methods from the ground up with our own horses!

Current Schedule:

Thursday, February 6, 2020  6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, February 15, 2020  1:00-3:00 pm

Thursday, February 20, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020  1:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 12, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 2020  1:00 – 3:00 pm

….more sessions TBA

Bring your horse or just come and watch (audit is free).  We will have some soup/stew/chili and bread available afterward so plan on staying and enjoying some good food and a great Q&A session with Debbie!  We’ll rotate on who’s bringing the food!

YOU MUST RSVP if you’re planning on coming due to the space restriction of 8 horse/rider combos in the arena only!  Unlimited space for auditors is available.

Although this is alternating Thursdays and Saturdays (4-5 times per month)….only the first Saturday that it occurs will count for cowgirl points a current cowgirl member to attend.

DONATION of $20 per ride requested

Contact Queen Paula with any questions @ 503-864-5102

 

Feb
18
Tue
McMinnville,OR ~ Watch Buck Brannaman CD’s @ Cindy Martins place
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us as we watch the groundwork series by Buck Brannaman at Princess Cindy’s house!

Feb
20
Thu
Columbia Basin, WA – Monthly Chapter Round Up @ Bob's Burgers & Brew
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Chapter Meeting!  Come early (anytime after 5pm) and grab dinner.  Meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Bring a friend!!

Feb
22
Sat
Columbia Basin, WA – 2020 Franklin County Saddle Club Tack Swap @ Franklin County Saddle Club
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Franklin County Saddle Club is hosting their annual Tack Swap on February 22nd, 2020.

Its time to think about cleaning out those tack rooms and horse trailers!  Two floors of tack and almost any thing your horse heart desires!♥️

If you want to sell items, tables are $25 each or two for $45 inside our heated clubhouse. Horse trailer spots are also available in our grass areas for $35.

Come sell your goodies and shop till you drop!

Contact Carrie to reserve your spot!
509-539-3781

Looking forward to seeing all of you to start off a great season!

McMinnville, OR ~ Map & Compass Class @ Susie Vroman’s Place
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hey Cowgirls! Who’s interested in learning map and compass skills?
Who: any cowgirl
What: map, compass and beginner gps
When: Saturday Feb 22. 10:00am – 12:00 noon
Where: Susie Vroman’s place   9150 McCoy Lane
Rickreall
You will need to being your own compass and note pad. We will have maps for you.
This will be a series of 2 hour classes to get you ready to be safer trail riding.

Compasses should be: mirror sighting style with a lid. Base plate, global needle, scale, sighting lines and a declination that can be manually set.
You can get this on Amazon, Bi Mart, Sportsman Warehouse, REI to name a few.
Our instructor likes Silva, Brunton, Suunto
and Stansport.
I found a good deal on one with these features thru Amazon. Turn On Sport brand for only $11.00
Get ahold of me if you have questions.
I need a head count of who wants to come.
Susie Vroman

Feb
25
Tue
McMinnville, OR ~ Monthly Round-up Meeting @ Princess Cindy's House!
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us for our regularly scheduled monthly round-up meeting….this month at Princess Cindy’s House!

Bring a snack/appetizer/dessert to share and your beverage of choice!

We’ll begin at 6:00pm with some snacks, beverages and good conversation.

Business meeting begins at 7:00pm.  We’ll discuss upcoming and new events, trail rides, and campouts we have planned!

Bring your $$ to win a raffle prize!

As always, bring a potential new cowgirl friend with you!

Feb
29
Sat
Columbia Basin, WA – WSU Horse Course @ WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 2020 Horse Course will take place in Bustad Hall and the Animal Disease and Biotechnical Facility (ADBF) at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Signs will be posted on the day of the event to direct to the correct location.

$40/person Core Session
$40/person Advanced Session
**Cap of 100 people per session**

Groups of 10 0r more – $35/person

Please purchase tickets by February 22, 2020 if you would like lunch and a goodie bag! Tickets purchased after this date will not receive lunch.

Schedule of Events – February 29th, 2020
(This schedule is subject to change)

  • Lunch will be provided to all registered participants – MUST PURCHASE TICKETS BY FEB 22, 2020.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes to go into the hospital
  • Two sections offered: Core and Rotating. Please choose one section to attend!
Core Course
8:00 am – Check In
8:30 am – Anatomy of the Horse lecture
9:15 am – Break
9:30 am – Physical Exam lecture
10:00 am – Break
10:15 am – Dental lecture
10:45 am – Break
11:00 am – Hospital Tours Ambassadors
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm

Group A: Water Treadmill demonstration
Group B: Dentistry Demonstration
1:45 pm
Group A: Dentistry Demonstration
Group B: Water Treadmill demonstration
2:30 pm – Break
2:45 pm – Podiatry/ Hoof Health lecture
3:15 am – Break
3:30 pm – Toxicology lecture
Rotating Course
8:00 am – Check In
8:30 am – Orthopedic Developmental Abnormalities lecture
9:00 am – Break
9:15 am
Group A: Conformation and Lameness demonstration
Group B: Endoscopy of the Upper Airway
1o:00 am
Group A: Endoscopy of the Upper Airway
Group B: Conformation and Lameness demonstration
10:45 am – Break
11:00 am – Colic Types, Treatment and Prevention lecture
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – Nutrition lecture
1:30 pm – Break
1:45 pm – Repro/ Breeding lecture
2:15 pm – Break
2:30 pm
Group A: First Aid/ Bandaging demonstration
Group B: Hospital Tours Ambassadors
3:15 pm
Group A: Hospital Tours Ambassadors
Group B: First Aid/ Bandaging demonstration
McMinnville, OR ~ Ladies Ride Series to learn Buck Brannaman! @ Debbie Driesner's Arena
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED, Therefore, this event is for CURRENT cowgirl members of McMinnville Chapter only, then if not filled we welcome other current chapter members.

Our clinician, Debbie Driesner, who did our Introduction to Buck Brannaman clinic back in November has graciously offered to do a Ladies Ride Series at her arena.  We will be doing this on alternating Thursday nights and Saturday days.  She will be there to teach us and help us work on Buck Brannaman’s training methods from the ground up with our own horses!

Current Schedule:

Thursday, February 6, 2020  6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, February 15, 2020  1:00-3:00 pm

Thursday, February 20, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020  1:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 5, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 19, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

….more sessions TBA

Bring your horse or just come and watch (audit is free).  We will have some soup/stew/chili and bread available afterward so plan on staying and enjoying some good food and a great Q&A session with Debbie!  We’ll rotate on who’s bringing the food!

YOU MUST RSVP if you’re planning on coming due to the space restriction of 8 horse/rider combos in the arena only!  Unlimited space for auditors is available.

Although this is alternating Thursdays and Saturdays (4-5 times per month)….only the first Saturday that it occurs will count for cowgirl points a current cowgirl member to attend.

DONATION of $20 per ride requested

Contact Queen Paula with any questions @ 503-864-5102

 

McMinnville, OR ~ 3rd Annual YC Pet Heroes Spaghetti Dinner @ Palmer Creek Lodge Community Event Center
Feb 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come join some of our cowgirls as we attend this MUCH NEEDED fundraiser for all those pets in need. This is the 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner and I must say, they are delicious and very well attended so you won’t want to miss it!
Doors open from 4pm – 8pm
Dinner served from 5pm – 6:30pm
Adults $12
Kids 11 & under $5
 
SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFO!
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Mar
2
Mon
McMinnville, OR ~ Map & Compass Class @ Susie Vroman’s Place
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us for our 2nd Map & Compass class.  Learn the essentials of using a compass and reading a map to find your way around and OUT of the woods and back home safely!

Hey Cowgirls! Who’s interested in learning map and compass skills?
Who: any cowgirl
What: map, compass and beginner gps
When: Monday, March 2  6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Susie Vroman’s place   9150 McCoy Lane
Rickreall
You will need to being your own compass and note pad. We will have maps for you.
This will be a series of 2 hour classes to get you ready to be safer trail riding.

Compasses should be: mirror sighting style with a lid. Base plate, global needle, scale, sighting lines and a declination that can be manually set.
You can get this on Amazon, Bi Mart, Sportsman Warehouse, REI to name a few.
Our instructor likes Silva, Brunton, Suunto
and Stansport.
I found a good deal on one with these features thru Amazon. Turn On Sport brand for only $11.00
Get ahold of me if you have questions.
I need a head count of who wants to come.
Susie Vroman

Mar
6
Fri
Columbia Basin, WA – Attending the Basics to Brilliance Trail Clinic – **Limited Availability! @ R and R Ranch
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm

Meet and Greet with Potluck Dinner, Friday March 6

The Main Event – Trail Clinic, Saturday Morning, March 7!

Come join the fun and learn how to teach your horse how to do competitive trail. At this clinic you will build the confidence of you and your horse, and teach your horse to be a great partner in any situation. We will start with the basics for any level horse and rider, beginning with ground work through mounted trail obstacles.
There will be lots of one on one instruction available. We welcome all disciplines, and all ages from 9 – 90!

IMPORTANT INFO:
Cost is $100 for the day per horse/rider. $50 Non refundable deposit is required to hold you place. This clinic is limited to 12 riders.

Auditors are free

Mail all checks to above address. First come first served.

Camping is available: Dry $15.00, Elec $20.00 (limited)
Stalls $20.00, Corrals $15.00
Every one is welcome to stay Saturday and attend the RRR-BCHW Chili Feed Ride at Horn Rapids, Sunday March 8th

Mar
7
Sat
McMinnville, OR ~ Beach Ride!! @ Bob Straub State Park
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join us for our first beach ride of the year! We’ll be ready to ride at 1:00pm , if u want to come early and enjoy some lunch in the parking lot please do! We’ll rise for 2-3 hrs and head home.

Mar
8
Sun
Columbia Basin, WA – Attending 33rd Annual Rattle Snake Ridge Riders Chili Ride (BCHW) @ Horn Rapids County Park
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come on out to Horn Rapids and ride with your friends at the 33rd Annual Rattle Snake Ridge Riders Chili Ride!

Raffle tickets and BCHW merchandise available for sale!

No photo description available.

 

Mar
9
Mon
McMinnville, OR ~ Map & Compass Class @ Susie Vroman’s Place
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us for our 3rd Map & Compass class.  Learn the essentials of using a compass and reading a map to find your way around and OUT of the woods and back home safely!

Hey Cowgirls! Who’s interested in learning map and compass skills?
Who: any cowgirl
What: map, compass and beginner gps
When: Monday, March 9  6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Susie Vroman’s place   9150 McCoy Lane
Rickreall
You will need to being your own compass and note pad. We will have maps for you.
This will be a series of 2 hour classes to get you ready to be safer trail riding.

Compasses should be: mirror sighting style with a lid. Base plate, global needle, scale, sighting lines and a declination that can be manually set.
You can get this on Amazon, Bi Mart, Sportsman Warehouse, REI to name a few.
Our instructor likes Silva, Brunton, Suunto
and Stansport.
I found a good deal on one with these features thru Amazon. Turn On Sport brand for only $11.00
Get ahold of me if you have questions.
I need a head count of who wants to come.
Susie Vroman

Mar
14
Sat
Columbia Basin, WA – CPR and First Aid Course @ Franklin PUD
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us to learn CPR, bandaging and basic trauma care.  A basic CPR card will be $50 and a heart card will be $68.

Columbia Basin, WA – Attending Mule Clinic Tri-Cities @ Franklin County Saddle Club
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm

Mule Clinic Taught by Molly McDaniel, focus on balance, softness and rider skills as well as in hand work.

We will go over issues the riders are having with their mules and provide solutions to fix the issues.

This is not a natural horsemanship approach, but mules respond very well to these methods that are based in classical French riding.

We want to help make it easy for the mule so they learn quickly and really get educated to the bit, seat and leg.

McMinnville, OR ~ Ladies Ride Series to learn Buck Brannaman! @ Debbie Driesner's Arena
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED, Therefore, this event is for CURRENT cowgirl members of McMinnville Chapter only, then if not filled we welcome other current chapter members.

Our clinician, Debbie Driesner, who did our Introduction to Buck Brannaman clinic back in November has graciously offered to do a Ladies Ride Series at her arena.  We will be doing this on alternating Thursday nights and Saturday days.  She will be there to teach us and help us work on Buck Brannaman’s training methods from the ground up with our own horses!

Current Schedule:

Thursday, February 6, 2020  6:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, February 15, 2020  1:00-3:00 pm (point-earning event)

Thursday, February 20, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020  1:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 5, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020  1:00 – 3:00 pm  (point-earning event)

Thursday, March 19, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 pm

….more sessions TBA

Bring your horse or just come and watch (audit is free).  We will have some soup/stew/chili and bread available afterward so plan on staying and enjoying some good food and a great Q&A session with Debbie!  We’ll rotate on who’s bringing the food!

YOU MUST RSVP if you’re planning on coming due to the space restriction of 8 horse/rider combos in the arena only!  Unlimited space for auditors is available.

Although this is alternating Thursdays and Saturdays (4-5 times per month)….only the first Saturday that it occurs will count for cowgirl points a current cowgirl member to attend.

DONATION of $20 per ride requested

Contact Queen Paula with any questions @ 503-864-5102

Mar
18
Wed
McMinnville,OR ~ Watch Buck Brannaman CD’s @ Cindy Martins place
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us as we watch the groundwork series and beyond by Buck Brannaman at Princess Cindy’s house!

Bring a snack to share!

We’ll be doing this every Wednesday night as we go through all the CD’s, but only the one posted here on the MAIN CALENDAR will count for cowgirl points.

March 11

March 18

March 25

April 1

April 8

April 15

April 22

April 29

Mar
19
Thu
Columbia Basin, WA – CHANGED TO AN ON LINE AUCTION 6th Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown benefiting Rascal Rodeo @ Southridge Sports & Events Complex
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm

See the FB link for further information about this online auction event!  Due to the COVID-19, the host of this event has chosen to keep it online only.

It’s a Honky Tonk Hoedown to raise funds to keep their rodeos free of charge to the special needs communities throughout the Pacific Northwest! Catered by Texas Roadhouse! Yeehaw! This will be the biggest and best yet!

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