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2015 Summer Calendar – Listed by Entity

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank FUNdraisers!

See website for more info and to sign up online. www.horsefoodbank.org. 303-670-1470.

May 16 & 17 and May 23 & 24 – Flowers for Food. Buy amazing flowers for your home while helping fill the coffers with hay! 2 Denver locations – Central – West Washington Park, 760 S. Emerson Street, Denver or North Denver – 5175 Perry Street, Denver. Pricing and products on website.

July 18 – Black Tie Silver Shoes. Enjoy an evening with horses at the Queen City Horse Show at the National Western Events Center in Denver.

October 2 – Hay Bales & Horse Tails – Amazing evening of food, fun and shopping for horse stuff! This year will be at the Hudson Gardens cabin on Santa Fe Blvd in Littleton.


Colorado Corral Western Dressage Clinic & Ride-A-Test

October 3, Evergreen Rodeo Grounds. See 10/3 on Event calendar at MtnHomes4Horses.com for more information. Clinic in morning, Ride-A-Test in afternoon.

Colorado Corral Ranch Race Competition & Clinic

October 4, Evergreen Rodeo Grounds. See 10/4 on Event calendar at MtnHomes4Horses.com for more information. Clinics in morning, competition in afternoon.


Centaur Rising Horse Camps, Clinics & Shows

Anchorage Farm, 12889 S. Parker Ave. Pine, CO. www.CentaurRising.org. info@CentaurRising.org. 303-838-5086.

June 7 – Foothills Dressage Schooling Show

Little Kids Camp/Basic Horse Camp

June 9-11 FULL; June 23-25 FULL; July 7-9 FULL

Basic Horse Camp/Intensive Horse Camp/Advanced Horse Camp

June 15-18; July 14-16

Little Kids Camp/Basic Horse Camp/Intensive Horse Camp

July 28-30, 1 space remaining

July 19 – Centaur Rising Dressage Show I

August 4-6 – Dressage Camp

August 9 – Centaur Rising Dressage Show II


Conifer Area Gymkhana Series

McKeever Arena, 12190 S. Ridge Road, Conifer, CO.  303-697-9537.

Sunday June 7, July 12 & August 2


Double Header Performance Horses – Clinics & Competitions

Tombstone Ranch in Pine, Colorado. www.dhperformancehorses.webs.com and www.facebook.com/dhperformancehorses. dhperformancehorses@hotmail.com. Micaela 303-918-6367, Luke 303-993-9038

May 23 – Beginner Trail Clinic (for beginner riders or green horses, anybody who wants to introduce their horses to the obstacles)

May 30 – Roping Clinic (will be towing a roping dummy around with a four wheeler so will be on horseback)

June 13 – Intermediate/Advanced Trail Clinic (for anybody who wants to fine tune their skills or their horses skills on the trail obstacles)

June 27 – Roping Clinic (same thing as the first one)

July 11 – Beginner Horsemanship Clinic (for anybody needing help with their horses or themselves)

July 25 – Trail Course Challenge (will be a competition scored on the extreme trail course and timed on the property trail course)

August 8 – Roping Jackpot (normal team roping jackpot but will be using the dummy not live steers, geared towards beginners in previous clinics)

August 22 – Advanced Horsemanship Clinic (for anybody wanting to fine tune their skills or their horses skills)


Evergreen Ranch Sorters Association

Reffel’s Arena, Wandcrest Drive, Pine Junction. 10am-2pm. heckendorf@aol.com. 303-674-0340.

Annual membership is $150 for the season plus $25 weekly sorting fees. Come as a guest for up to 3 times at $50 per weekly sorting. Come see why ranch sorting is the fastest growing equine sport in the country and fun for riders of all ages!

Sat. 5/30, Sat. 6/6, Sat. 6/13, Sat. 6/27, Sat. 7/4, Sorting and BBQ/4th of July Potluck, Sat. 7/11, Sat. 7/18, Sat. 7/25, Sat. 8/1, Sat. 8/8, Sat. 8/15, Sat. 8/22, Sat. 8/29, Sun. 9/6, Sun. 9/13 Buckle Sort, Sat. 9/19, Sat. 9/26. Sun. 9/6, Sat. 10/3.


Evergreen Rodeo Association

RODEO WEEKEND! www.EvergreenRodeo.com. Volunteers still needed! Don your cowboy boots and hat and enjoy the festivities while you help support this amazing local historic tradition! Contact Marty Unger – skymoma79@hotmail.com.

June 19 Friday – Friday Family Fun Night Benefit for Tim Shirley 3:00pm and 10:00pm. Great family event including muttin bustin, stick horse races, barrel racing plus many more activities. Live music will be provided by ‘Runaway Train’ from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

June 20 Saturday – Rodeo Parade, 10:00 in downtown Evergreen

June 20 Saturday – Rodeo Performance, 2:00 at the Rodeo Grounds

June 21 Sunday – Rodeo Performance, 2:00 at the Rodeo Grounds


Jefferson County 4-H Open Horse Shows

English, Western, Showmanship and Gymkhana classes. More information, contact info and show bills at: http://www.extension.colostate.edu/jefferson/4h/4h.shtml

May 17 – Arvada Hoofprinters Show – Westernaires Arena – Indoor Arena at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (Adults can ride in this one)

June 28 – Horsefeathers Show – El Pinal Arena (Evergreen) – Outdoor

July 11 &12 – Pleasant Park Horse Show – McKeever Arena (Conifer) – Outdoor, this is our club’s event, 2nd day is the speed events (Adults can ride both days in this event)

July 19 – Jeffco Ranger/Wranglers Show – Jeffco Event Center Arena (Fairgrounds) – Indoor

July 26 – Ranch Race Trail – Table View Arena – Outdoor – Adult classes

August 2 – Pleasant Park Gymkhana – McKeever Arena (Conifer) – Outdoor, not a show, just speed events – adult classes

August 6 & 7 – County Fair – Jefferson County Fairgrounds – outdoor, only kids can compete

August 27-30 – State Fair – Pueblo

September 6 – Equine Event – Rodeo Arena, more info to come!

September 27 – Horse Council Fun Show – Table View Arena


Syzygy Coaching

Evergreen, Colorado. www.syzygy-co.com.   info@syzygy-co.com. 303-670-7244.

June 26 – Leadership through the Eyes of the Horse–an equine guided course in leadership development

June 27-28 – Equine Vision Journey to your Next Chapter –an equine guided personal growth retreat

July 24 – Millennials! Generation NEXT! Leadership Through the Eyes of the Horse – an equine guided course in leadership development for millennials

August 11 – Mom’s Daughters and Horses – an equine guided retreat to celebrate the mom and daughter relationship

September 12-13 – Equine Vision Journey to your Next Chapter- an equine guided personal growth retreat


Trail Riding

Ever wish you had people to trail ride with and see all of our amazing local parks? Now you do! Most of the rides are on varying weekdays and are at a different park each time. This is a small group and safety is key. We ride to the level of the greenest horse or rider. Dates and times vary. Email me at heather@mtnhomes4horses.com to be added to the list. Questions? 303-638-0994.


Tucker Black Horsemanship Clinics

Red Hawk Ranch, 12754 US HWY 285, Conifer. Other events coming, check website for latest information. www.tuckerblackhorsemanship.com, or www.rhrconifer.com. Tucker_Black@hotmail.com. 303-870-8389.

June 13 – Horsemanship

August 1 – Ranch Riding & Horsemanship

September 26 – Ranch Riding & Horsemanship

Red Hawk Ranch in Conifer – Family & Community

Spotting a tractor for sale on the side of the road as a little girl, Sarah exclaimed, “STOP! We have to buy that tractor for our farm!”   Although Sarah did not grow up on a farm or need a tractor at the time, it has always been her dream to have a ranch. Now a mother of three, Sarah and her husband Galen Phillips are living out their dream of raising their family on a ranch.

This time last year, Galen and Sarah asked Sarah’s parents, Mike and Ruth Butterfield if they could come over and talk over an idea. They presented to them a business plan they had put together to buy the old Diamond Sky Ranch in Conifer and turn it into a family ranch for all of them to work together. After considering what that would mean to their life, Mike and Ruth wanted in.

With many low offers being considered by the bank that owned Diamond Sky, realtor friends of the family talked to the bank and helped them negotiate the purchase. Galen worked to get the zoning changed to A-2 from commercial and the forty acres become their Red Hawk Ranch.

Galen worked as a contractor for years and presently, in addition to working with his families security business, he is the ranch manager at Red Hawk Ranch. Mike has been a Lieutenant with South Metro Fire for twenty eight years and helps with the ranch operations. Sarah a nurse and Ruth a teacher by trade, manage the books for Red Hawk Ranch.

Galen grew up in Conifer showing cattle, sheep and hogs. He is a natural hand with horses with a background in rodeo events. Galen is a student of ranching and cattle and they are working to build a modest herd of cattle to supply the area with locally raised beef. The fifteen acres of timothy will help supply the horses and cattle with feed.

Red Hawk Ranch provides boarding for a maximum of fourteen horses, but their main horse focus is to have active arenas with a focus on training. Tucker Black is training out of the facility and putting on clinics and the 4-H Traildusters group is using the indoor and outdoor arenas two to three times a week. In addition to improvements on both arenas and the barns, including adding a wash stall and fully remodeled restroom, they are working to put in a PA system for clinics and shows.

Sarah’s sister Becky rode at Praying Hands in Parker for twelve years for fun and as therapy for her Autism. With a direct connection to the benefits of equine therapy, Ruth and Sarah are looking into offering therapeutic riding out of Red Hawk Ranch.

It didn’t take Mike the fire Lieutenant long to figure out how to handle the twenty acres of timber. Long overdue for management, a local Wildland Team Certification was held at the ranch to not only practice and prepare for wildfires, but to start cleaning up the forest portion of the ranch.

Fulfilling Sarah and Galen’s dream to have a ranch, the four of them work to make it

a nice, functional working ranch for their family. Owning such a place with all of its amenities and possibilities, Mike, Ruth, Galen and Sarah recognize how blessed they are to have the property and want to share it with the community by meeting needs where they can.   Look for more events and offerings to come!

Galen and Sarah just had a baby girl, Kylie on May 2nd who joins her brothers Colton and Gage.

For a small fee they are offering open riding on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Contact information: Galen 303-523-8698, galen@rhrconifer.com or Mike at 303-829-3594 or mike@rhrconifer.com. Visit their website for the latest, www.rhrconifer.com. 12754 US HWY 285, Conifer, CO 80433.