Registration for 2017 Ultimate Horsemanship Challenge Series

Use this form to register for 2017 Ultimate Horsemanship Challenges at Allison Creek Farm and Mulberry River Farm.

Please fill out one form per rider.

Registration is complete upon receipt of payment. Be sure to indicate rider’s name and date you want to register for! Options for payment:

  2. Send a check to Allison Creek Farm.

2017 Ultimate Horsemanship Challenge Series

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.**

Allison Creek Farm Summer Clinic Series

We are proud to announce that next season we will have a clinic series!

If you want to spend some time strengthening your relationship with your horse or opening lines of communication with them, plan to audit or participate in one or more of our clinics!

Follow the Allison Creek Farm Facebook page to stay up to date with details!

2 Day Mike Branch Horsemanship 2016 Clinic

 2016 October 29th (10a-5), October 30th (9a-1) at Allison Creek Farm.

Mike Branch’s clinics help students set and reach new goals as well reiterate communication between horse and rider. The format laid out is not a beginner arrangement. However, no rider is expected to know, or have mastered any of the proposed exercises prior to attending the clinic. The clinic is intended to point or guide you into the next phase of you and your horses journey together. “Mastering” each technique may or may not happen, it is a road map, if you will to yet another place for you to set a goal to attain.

Click HERE to learn more about Mike Branch.

Day One

Ground Work with saddle:

  1. Lateral Flexion for a Soft Head and Neck
  2. Vertical Flexion for a Soft Poll
  3. The Wrap Around for a Soft Feel Throughout the Body
  4. On-Line Circling for Impulsion Through Transitions

Mounted Work:

  1. Understanding the Importance of Flexion
  2. Rein and Leg Position and Authority
  3. Picking Up Flexion on the Circle
  4. Serpentine for Feel at the Walk
  5. Feeling Your turns
  6. Checking-In
  7. The Cloverleaf Pattern for Feel

Day Two

Mounted Work:

  1. Flexion Check
  2. Warm-Ups on the Cloverleaf
  3. Warm-Ups on the Serpentine
  4. Impulsion
  5. Transitions from Walk to Trot
  6. Trotting the Serpentine
  7. Trotting the Cloverleaf
  8. Transitions to Canter
  9. Simple Lead Changes

Mounted work should be done in a snaffle bit or bosal.

  • Participation: $275 for the weekend
  • Audit $20/day or $35/weekend
  • Stalls: $20/night

Registration is full. Any requests for participation will be added to the waiting list, and will be contacted in the event of a cancellation. Please consider volunteering (we need 2 people), or joining us as an auditor.