The Ultimate Horsemanship Challenge is a fun-spirited, family oriented competition where horse and rider teams complete obstacles and are judged on horsemanship, confidence, trust, and communication. The sport is designed to promote community and camaraderie with special attention to the mental and physical health of our horses.
To learn more about Allison Creek Farm’s Ultimate Horsemanship Challenge – click this link!
2017 Challenge dates (third Saturday of the month) and locations:
- March 18th – Allison Creek Farm
- April 15th – Mulberry River Farm (scroll for address)
- May 20th – Allison Creek Farm
- June 17th – Mulberry River Farm
- September 16th – Allison Creek Farm
At 8am registration opens
At 9am we walk the warm-up course with the judge. The first rider to start immediately following walk through with judge. Competition start time varies depending on number of entries in warm-up, we usually get to it around 11 or so.
Competition first, second, and third place win money (a percent of entry fees!).
- Warm-up: $15 per rider
- Competition: $35 per horse and rider combination
Allison Creek Farm address: 2131 Watson Springs Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Mulberry River Farm address: 437 Mulberry River Road, Winder, GA 30680
** Please note the October 21st event has been cancelled due to a family event.**
Stacey has taught me to do things with my horse Baby I never dreamed possible.
Not only is she an excellent teacher. She is very intuitive and quickly notices when I have reached my limit on accompolishing a difficult task or an obstacle.
She will ask to ride Baby and work with her ,since she speaks fluent equinese ,in a few minutes she has Baby doing the obstacle and I can watch and learn.
In a short time I’m able to perform the obstacle with confidence.
The Horsemanship Challenges at Allison Creek Farm are true challenges for every level of rider and I look forward to them every year.
Through my lessons with Stacey I’m improving my horsemanship skills and have developed an amazing partnership with my horse.
We appreciate you sharing your experience with others and thank you for the kind words! Amanda
Thank you for the Challenge schedule. I am getting back in saddle today after a 4 week hiatus thanks to complications from the flu. The students always bring back exciting viruses after Thanksgiving!
Let me know when Bonnie will work into your training schedule. I am in no hurry. If you want to wait until Feb or March when weather is more predictable(?) that is fine with me!
I hope you have a peaceful New Year celebration!
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I love these Challenges. They are so much fun. Everyone is friendly and encouraging. The practice session at the beginning of the day are a good, inexpensive way to find out if you would enjoy the full competition. The judges are always kind and supportive. Definitely a good way to spend the day with your horse. My horse seems to enjoy them also.