St. Vrain Roundup Club (Longmont, Colorado)

Second Buckle Show Up Next on Sunday, July 14!

Just a few reminders:

We start at 9 a.m. in the Indoor Arena at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

We need volunteers to make this show go. Remember you need to take on at least one volunteer position to qualify for year-end awards AND you can bribe your friends and family to stand in for you so you can ride in all the classes and get all the prizes (assuming your horse will cooperate). Here’s that link to volunteer! Scroll down to the July 14 event or beyond to pick your favorite volunteer gig.

Pattern books will be available at the show for purchase ($5) and the selected pattern series for the show will be announced the morning of the show. We’ll share the showbill here pretty quick. Keep an eye out!

We’re sad to report that the June 15 trail clinic was cancelled. Low turnout due to lots of conflicting shows. We’re thinking about the late June ride-out/meeting as a potential do-over or something else. Stay tuned!

We had some tack questions come up in the first show, so we’ve added the 4-H (Boulder County) rules to the About the Club section of this site.

And while you’re checking that out, it’s always a good idea to review our expectations for behavior when we’re at a show–yours and your horse. You’ll find that just below the tack/clothing rules and recommendations on the About the Club page too.

ALL SHOWS ARE OPEN SHOWS! That means that you can ride in EVERY show we offer this season. Of course, we’ll hope you join the club so that you can earn points for year-end prizes!

THE BUCKLE SERIES IS BACK! Three dates for you to mark in RED on your calendar: April 28, July 14 and September 22. All start at 9 a.m.; all in the Indoor Arena at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. To win a buckle, you need to ride in each of these shows as a member OR as a guest. Here’s a flyer for you to print and put on your fridge!

4-H FAMILIES, HAVE WE GOT A DEAL FOR YOU!? Yes, we do. If you have a child riding in any Colorado 4-H Club, we’ll give you a 50% discount on our family membership. That means you can ALL compete to win points, prizes and buckles for just $20.

SIGN UP TO BE A SHOW MANAGER AND YOUR VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS ARE FULFILLED! See a club officer for details if this is a new role for you. It requires that you be present for the entire show and a few extra duties. Here’s the link to see all of the volunteer roles still available for each show date. You’ll need to volunteer for a show as a member to qualify for year-end awards.

Buckle Series Shows: (Attend all three and ride your heart out to win a gorgeous buckle and serious bragging rights!)

  • Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m., Indoor Arena (Showmanship, Trail, Western–Pleasure and Horsemanship, Reining, Barrels, Stake Race, Poles and Keyhole)
  • Sunday, September 22 at 9 a.m. Indoor Arena (Showmanship, Leadline Equitation, English–Pleasure and Equitation, Western–Pleasure and Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Barrels, Flags, Poles and Keyhole)

ALL SHOWS ARE OPEN SHOWS!: (Everyone is welcome to ride! Club members can earn points toward year-end awards and other special prizes.)

  • Sunday, June 9 at 11 a.m., Outdoor Arena
  • Sunday, August 25 at 11 a.m., Outdoor Arena
  • Sunday, October 6 at 11 a.m., Indoor Arena (Leadline Equitation, Western–Pleasure and Horsemanship, Reining, Barrels, Poles and Keyhole) This is the class list for the May 5 show which was changed to a Buckle Series show because of rainy conditions the weekend of April 28.

Special Stuff:

  • Sunday, July 21, time TBA: Clinic and membership meeting
  • Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.: Christmas Party and Award Banquet

Club Meetings: (You need to attend at least two meetings in order to qualify for year-end awards)

  • Sunday, July 21 around noon, Outdoor Arena (during the clinic)
  • Sunday, September 22 around noon during the Open/Buckle Series show
  • Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m., American Legion in Longmont

Members are required to volunteer at least once each season in order to qualify for year-end rewards. Use this link to sign up for your favorite roles! You can get your family or friends to stand in for you!

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Level Definitions

  • Leadline is for assisted riders 7-years old and younger and stinkin’ cute with exhausted parents
  • Walk-Trot are those 13 years or younger who aren’t ready to lope but still have ahold of those reins
  • Juniors are 10 years old or younger (not assisted), ready to lope and and try new things
  • Intermediates are 11-13 years old and a ton of fun to watch
  • Seniors are those smarty-pants 14-18 year-olds that ride circles around us
  • Adults are 19-49 years old and totally have it going on
  • Masters are 50+ years old and can teach you a thing or two about form AND style
  • Novice are beginning riders 14 + who can compete at the walk and job. You’ll see a lot of parents of younger riders in these classes and they are a delight!

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