Wine Country Equestrian Club

Wine Country Equestrian Club Dressage and Driving for the equine enthusiast. Club news and information of interest.

We offer wonderful dressage schooling shows in a fun and friendly environment. We also have a group of drivers who are promoting and supporting carriage driving in eastern Washington. The 2014 club officers are Karen Lenberg, President; and Anne Buckler, Secretary/Treasurer. Events will be held at the Riverside Arena, Karen's arena, and the Bron Dairy arena.

Mission: To promote dressage and carriage driving.

02/03/2020

We had our annual meeting and talked about events for this year's calendar.
*Members present voted to join American Driving Society as a club. In addition to other benefits there are grants available to be used for clinics.
*May 9th is the date for our HDT we will contact Theresa Braun about judging. The Event will be at Riverside Arena Highway 24 and University Dr. Yakima, WA.
*May 23rd through 25th Memorial Day weekend campout at Karen Lindberg's open to anyone who wants to come. Dry camping and Corral's. Karen Lenberg: [email protected].
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Other things that may be scheduled:
*Karen Lindberg has been in touch with Cheryl Beaudry about another desensitizing clinic. Details to follow we're hoping to do this in April.
*Theresa Braun has been in contact with us about a driving test day. This will help both Teresa and our drivers learn the new test.
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The Equine Institute has their dates for 2020:
*June 22nd through 26th Intensive Driving Clinic @ Donida farms in Auburn.
*June 26th through 28th Everything-But-the -Kitchen-Sink weekend with lessons Driving Derby, Dressage Festival, Driving Trials @ Donida Farms Auburn Washington.
*August 14th through 16th, ADS recognize 3-day Combined Driving Event at Donida Farms, Auburn Washington.
*September 19-20 Driving Trial two-day format DT @ Donida Farms Auburn Washington.
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Inavale CDE July 17-19, Corvales OR.
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Updates will be made to this schedule as more information is available.

Questions: contact Anne Buckler: [email protected].

More clinic pictures - Jim and Gwen, Deb and Star
08/03/2019

More clinic pictures - Jim and Gwen, Deb and Star

Muffy Seaton Clinic weekend. Rosie and Teresa and Dakota, Anne, Pat and Muffy.  More pictures later.
08/03/2019

Muffy Seaton Clinic weekend. Rosie and Teresa and Dakota, Anne, Pat and Muffy. More pictures later.

05/15/2019
05/15/2019

Great big thank you to everyone who competed and volunteered at the WCEC modified HDT this last Saturday. Thank you Dallas for getting a picture of our banner I forgot. Especially big thank you to volunteers Rochelle, Judy Schott, Doris Berry (Who had to improvise scribing on her very first show and did a marvelous job) Courtney McPherson and all the wonderful hard-working members of WCEC. Iā€™m really sorry if I forgot anyone.

Great sunny day for a driving show.  Good turn out and competitor enjoyed the driving. Couple of pictures to share. Kare...
05/13/2019

Great sunny day for a driving show. Good turn out and competitor enjoyed the driving. Couple of pictures to share. Karen Lenberg and Marty at training level. Deb Smith and her Fjord Star.

Thanks to all the competitors and greatefulness to the volunteers! Great way to start the summer show season.

02/23/2019

Updated schedule with Muffy Seaton clinic the weekend of August 3. Location TBA

02/16/2019

Need to do some catching up.
I promised to share the scheduling and plans for 2019. Still have some details to add as they are confirmed.
April:
-Planning another desensitization clinic. No details yet.
May:
-HDT planning for May 11, Teresa Bron judge at Riverside Arena. Highway 24 and University Drive Yakima, WA.
-Campout at Lenbergs, May 18 or 25. BBQ and driving on local trails.
-Morgan Show Linden, WA May 30 - June 2.
June:
-Clay Station June 14 - 18, California
EI Lessons and Kitchen Sink @ Donita, Auburn, WA June 24 - 30
July:
-Inavale, OR July 10 - 15
August:
-Muffy Seaton clinic weekend of August 3 in Yakima location TBA.
-EI CDE @ Donita, Auburn WA August 8 - 11
Morgan show Spanaway, August 22 - 25
September:
-EI DT @ Donita, Auburn, WA September 13 - 15
October:
-Clay Station, first weekend, California

Additional: Wine Country Equestrian Club will sponsor the "Double Clear" towels this year.

Updates as they become available.

Wine Country Equestrian Club is having their annual organizing meeting on January 13 at 1:00. Anyone interested in horse...
01/07/2019

Wine Country Equestrian Club is having their annual organizing meeting on January 13 at 1:00. Anyone interested in horse driving is welcome to attend. Message me for more info.
Anne Buckler

Yakima HDT in progress!  Great day, cooler
05/05/2018

Yakima HDT in progress! Great day, cooler

Muffy Seaton clinic at Yakima. July 28-29. Contact Ann Buckler PM thru Facebook.
05/01/2018

Muffy Seaton clinic at Yakima. July 28-29. Contact Ann Buckler PM thru Facebook.

04/10/2018

Date change:
Andy Marcoux clinic NOW May 25, 26, 27.
Contact Will Bron.
Still at Ethel Event Center.

04/06/2018

Anne Buckler asked me to remind all that Riverside arena has no water. Bring water and food for yourself and your equines. Bring awnings too.... it might rain.šŸ˜šŸ˜

Yakima HDT reminder. Entries now open.
04/05/2018

Yakima HDT reminder. Entries now open.

Just a reminder of Desensitization Clinic this Saturday. Riverside Arena. Arrive there at 9:30 for 10:00 clinic start. S...
04/05/2018

Just a reminder of Desensitization Clinic this Saturday. Riverside Arena. Arrive there at 9:30 for 10:00 clinic start. Still want to enter? Contact Karen Lenberg. [email protected]

Desensitization and Exposure Clinic flier. Registration open to all types of equines.Contact: Karen Lenberg 509-961-9809
02/17/2018

Desensitization and Exposure Clinic flier. Registration open to all types of equines.
Contact: Karen Lenberg 509-961-9809

Flier about up coming events. Closer photo of each section. Screen shot of HDT entry last picture included. Contact Ann ...
02/12/2018

Flier about up coming events. Closer photo of each section. Screen shot of HDT entry last picture included. Contact Ann Buckler for entry.

02/07/2018

Some dates for this year's events. Updates and corrections will be posted here and sent as update messages..

March 30 to April 1: Andy Marcoux driving clinic, Ethel Event center. Contact: Will Bron.

April 7: Desensitizing Clinic. Sheryl Beaudry. Flier posted. Contact Karen Lenberg.

April 14: Central WA Dressage Society (CWDS) Schooling show. Driving classes will finish the show day. Will post link to entry page here later.

May 5: Wine Country Equestrian Club HDT. Driving at Riverside arena Yakima WA. Entry form will be posted here. Karen Bishop judging.

May 18: Andy Marcoux second clinic. Ethel Event Center. Contact Will Bron.

June 23 - 28 EI driving Camp. Ethel Event Center. EI driving web site.

June 29 - July 1: EI Kitchen sink. Ethel Event Center. EI driving web site.

July 13 - 15: Inivale Event. OR.

August 10 - 12 EI CDE . Ethel Event Center. EI driving web site.

September 8 - 9: EI Back To Back. Ethel Event Center. EI driving web site.

October 12 -14: Andy Marcoux. Ethel Event Center. Contact Will Bron.

**TBA -- Muffy Seaton clinic in Yakima,
Sponsored by Wine Country Equestrian Club. Waiting for date from Muffy.

Happy Driving -

01/08/2018

Wine Country Equestrian Club

We are planning on having our annual organizing meeting next Sunday, Jan 14 at 12 (noon) at the Taco Time in the Home Depot parking lot (off S 1st Street and Washington Ave in Yakima. Hoping to have a quitter meeting than the one at Miners. Everyone is welcome to come and put your two cents (or more) in. We are hoping to organize a desensitizing clinic as well as the HDT and will be in contact with Muffy Seaton about getting her to Yakima in the summer. We are open to anyone who wants to organize other events under our banner. Please come if you can and help us further driving in our area.
You can message me for further info.

11/02/2017

Because inquiring minds want to know, here are the 2018 EI Driving Dates - all at Ethel Events Center:
Combined Driving Clinic - June 25th - 28th
Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink - June 29 - July 1st
EI CDE - August 10th - 12th
Driving Trial - Sept 8th - 9th

A quick synopsis of changes you will see in 2018:
1) The clinic will precede the Kitchen Sink event. You can participate in one event or the other - or both! The clinic will be an intensive four day driving camp with lessons from highly sought after clinicians. More to come soon.
2) The Kitchen Sink will host a driving derby on Friday instead of pleasure classes as has been done in previous years. The dressage festival will still be on Saturday and a one day driving trial on Sunday.
3) No changes to the EI CDE format.
4) The September event is being changed to a two day driving trial with dressage and cones on Saturday and marathon on Sunday. This will allow for a longer cones and marathon course and participants will have more time to learn the marathon course. It will also make it much easier on the volunteers.

Driving at Karen Lenberg's this weekend. First time driving Pumpkin and Missy together as a pair.  No big deal - both go...
08/21/2017

Driving at Karen Lenberg's this weekend. First time driving Pumpkin and Missy together as a pair. No big deal - both got right to business. Plan to put them to in the cart soon. Lots of other driving (of singles) going on.

Information on upcoming clinic
05/17/2017
Washington Clinic

Information on upcoming clinic

Great people, great horses, great location, how could I ask for more from the first of three clinics?

We talked about having a fun driving day at Karen Lenberg's on Saturday May 13. Karen said 12:00 to 4:00 would be best. ...
05/10/2017

We talked about having a fun driving day at Karen Lenberg's on Saturday May 13. Karen said 12:00 to 4:00 would be best.

There is an arena, a place to set up cones or buckets and several routes to drive out.

Lenberg's Arena is on Kittitas Canyon Rd in Moxee WA, off Mieras Rd.

Please Comment if you intend to come. Thanks

Coachman's Delight
05/09/2017

Coachman's Delight

Great weekend at the horse park in Cle Elum, Washington! Can't wait to be back in June. What a great place to drive!

Good weekend for driving. Lucy Curley driving Pumpkin in lesson with Terry Jones.
04/13/2017

Good weekend for driving. Lucy Curley driving Pumpkin in lesson with Terry Jones.

03/29/2017

Dates for Muffy Seaton Clinic July 29/ 30, 2017. Contact Anne Buckler @ [email protected]

03/27/2017

Ann asked me to post 2 more requests: As you know, horse shows rely on volunteers. We would love to have your help - scribing, scoring, gate, cones, obstacle judging. Thanks for considering helping out!

Also EI's first event at Ethel event center will fill fast. Entries for the Kitchen sink open April 7.

03/27/2017

Central Washington Dressage Society is having a schooling show April 15, 2017 @Riverside Arena, Yakima, WA. At the end of the show they are offering a driving dressage class. Entries are available on line @ their web site: search Central Washington Dressage Society, three lines in upper left corner, calendar, look for April schooling show, download entry.

03/27/2017
Wine Country Equestrian Club

Wine Country Equestrian Club

We are also offering clinic lessons with Terry Jones Sunday April 9 2017 Please contact 'horsepoweryakima @gmail.com' .

03/27/2017

We are also offering clinic lessons with Terry Jones Sunday April 9 2017 Please contact 'horsepoweryakima @gmail.com' .

Preparing for the schooling show.  Spring hair cut for Dakota.  The actual horse is half what she looked like.
03/26/2017

Preparing for the schooling show. Spring hair cut for Dakota. The actual horse is half what she looked like.

03/13/2017

If you need an entry form for the April HDT, please supply your Email address. Thanks. Big K.

02/24/2017

Looking for a mini cart.
509 -945-7385

02/11/2017

Our friend, Rick Rosenberg, has a driving trained, pair of pinto mini mares that he would like to sell for $500 (for the pair) Rick is selling due to serious health issues. Contact Rick's son, Tony Rosenberg at 509 968-4710 or [email protected] for more information on the mares. There is a 2 year old, chestnut and white filly mini for sale also.

OK. So hopefully this is final.April 8 Saturday. HDT at Riverside Arena. Terri Jones judge. April 9, Sunday clinic with ...
02/04/2017

OK. So hopefully this is final.

April 8 Saturday. HDT at Riverside Arena. Terri Jones judge. April 9, Sunday clinic with Terri Jones. More info to follow.

Address

Yakima, WA
98932

General information

WCEC is a not for profit equestrian club formed to support dressage and driving in the Yakima Valley. We offer dressage schooling shows, dressage clinics, Arena Driving Trials, driving clinics and monthly 'club days'. Please email us for our membership information. We look forward to meeting you and having you in our club!

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(509) 961-9809

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Do you have any clinics coming up for 2019?
I have two carts, and harnesses for sale if anyone is interested.
I am reaching out to find people to drive horse/cart with. About me: I am very much into driving and have a Standardbred, retired from the harness race track. I was doing some surfing and am learning about "Miles to Drive" where you log your driving miles and then turn it in to ADS for award. I'd love to have someone locally to travel around and explore the ADS Trail Guide trails in Washington. I just use a 2 wheel cart for easy transport with truck/trailer.If anyone is interested in joining me on these ventures, please msg me. I live east of Moxee, north of Sunnyside, by Silver Dollar Cafe. My first venture is to watch/audit the EI combined driving marathon division in Ethel, WA next Saturday 8/12. Want to go with me?