Bozeman Montana Horse Clinics by CRE

Cedar Ridge Equine provides a number of specialty clinics throughout the year. Check out the information about the clinics below.

Clinics are open to ALL ages unless otherwise specified in clinic description.

Clinics are limited. Deposit must be received in order to reserve your space.

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Clinic Descriptions

Stable Hand Program (After camp care for 1/2 day clinics):

This program will be more in depth manner on the care of horses, more than the horsemanship camps cover. There will be NO riding of horses and very limited hands-on. Stable hands will learn how to feed depending on the horses' individual requirements, organize and clean tack & equipment, maintain and repair fencing and arenas, remove manure, and safe handling and proper use of ranch tools. There will be a strong emphasis of life skill development including responsibility, team work, communication, etc. Rubber boots and work gloves are recommended for participants. Participants will need to pack a lunch and snack.

Stablehand clinics are available for all half day clinics Mondays-Thursdays ONLY

Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

Advanced Western Horsemanship and Cowboy Dressage Clinics:

This clinic is designed for the serious "All Around Equestrian" and open to all ages youth to adults. The participant must own or lease their own horse to participate in this camp. This clinic will look at all aspects of what it takes to become a dedicated, serious, safe and all around equestrian. We will go over components from our 'Horse Sense Clinic Series' in which we will discuss proper handling, trailering/traveling with your horse, equine first aid, tack/equipment, and ground work. We will then focus on fine tuning the rider's western riding skills, we will dive into western dressage, trail recreational and pleasure, and equitation pattern work. Our goal is to help teach our rider's how to become a soft rider and develop a soft feel with their horse. On the last day, of the camp week, riders will have the opportunity to learn about Cowboy Dressage and ride a CB Dressage test with clincian Jenni Grimmett of the Lucky Duck Ranch. Additional boarding fees will apply if you are bringing your own horse. All participants will receive a CRE hat. A potluck BBQ to wrap up the clinic week will be held on Friday.

You can participate in the weeklong clinic or choose to sign up per day. Each day the clinic will wrap up with a fun, filled hour of competition followed up with instructor critiques.

Monday: Instuctor Angie Kelley of Fit Fix will present on staying healthy and sound for the rider, followed by riding warm ups for horse, and Horse Sense (first aid, trailering, travel, equipment and groundwork)
Tuesday: Speed Events (barrels and poles)
Wednesday: Extreme outdoor Trail Course
Thursday: English Riding (intro jumping/dressage)
Friday: Cowboy Dressage (intro)

2019 Dates:
August 5-9, 2019

Susan VanGalder of Kissing S Equine
Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine
Jenni Grimmett of Lucky Duck Ranch

CRE Prep for Summer Speed Event Clinics:

In our half day Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their the patterns. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently) and they should own their own horse, however a limited number of participants will be allowed to use CRE horses.

In our half day goat tying/roping clinic, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as technique and fine tuning their skills. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot, canter independently).

If you plan to bring a horse to CRE there is a limited amount of overnight boarding available, please contact CRE if you plan to board your horse with us. Additional boarding fees will apply.

2019 Dates:
May 17-18, 2019
June 12-14, 2019

Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

Introduction to English Riding Clinic - 2 x 1/2 Day Sessions:

Students should be comfortable at walk, trot, and canter to participate in this clinic, it is okay if they have never ridden English. This clinic will focus on introducing the basic fundamentals of English riding from tack, attire, type of horses, and various events within the English Riding disciplines. The clinic will focus on hunt seat equitation, hunter pleasure, dressage and jumping basics. Open to all ages.

2019 Dates:
July 30-31, 2019

Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics:

This clinic will be instructed by Jenni Grimmet of the Lucky Duck Ranch (, a level 3 Cowboy Dressage Clinician. This clinic will cover all the basic ABC's of Cowboy Dressage and will allow participants to ride and learn about maneuvers and components of riding a CD Test. Riders must have their own horse or lease one as well as be comfortable with riding in groups of riders. Riders must be confident at the walk, trot and canter to participate. A limited number of spaces for boarding are available, please make sure to reserve ahead of time with Cedar Ridge Equine. Partcipants should pack: water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen.

A note from the founding partners of Cowboy Dressage:

We have always felt that it takes courage to live your dreams. It is the goal of Cowboy Dressage World to help make your dreams a reality. Horsemanship is an arduous journey. A good relationship with a horse is an endless endeavor. There are highs and lows, frustration and joy, disappointment and achievement. Horses can stir all our deepest emotions. They heighten our senses and test our patience and knowledge. They can bring us peace and safe haven. Horses call to us and for many the call penetrates to the depth of our very being. Cowboy Dressage World wants you to experience it all. Open your heart and mind and let’s saddle up and ride!

-Eitan, Debbie, Garn, Lyn, and Wyatt

Learn more about Cowboy Dressage by visiting:

2019 Dates:
August 10-11, 2019

Jenni Grimmett of Lucky Duck Ranch

Introduction to Pony / Horse Cart Driving Clinics:

1/2 day driving clinic, participants will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of pony/horse cart driving. Instruction will include; choosing a driving prospect, parts of the harness and cart, ground driving, harnessing and hitching up cart and driving pony/horse cart. No previous driving experience is necessary, but basic horsemanship skills are. Open to all ages.

2019 Dates:
July 8-10, 2019

Susan VanGalder of Kissing S Equine
Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

Introduction to Trick Riding Clinics:

Enrollment is limited to 10 students per clinic. Each student is trained individually, according to their level of expertise. We have ALL levels of training at each school/clinic, from beginner to professional, everyone gets individual attention. Other attendees for viewing can attend and receive handouts, lectures, watching or helping in arena during sessions...everything but actually trick riding. Horses and saddles will be available. Students may bring their own horse for training, must be approved prior to arrival and additional boarding fees may apply. If you have an old trick riding saddle, bring it and we can update it or get straps made for certain tricks. Information packets and handouts will be offered during the clinic for all participants.

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2019 Dates:
Part 1 - June 8-10, 2019
Part 2 - June 11-12, 2019

Linda Scholtz

Ride N Paint Clinics:

Come join us for a fun afternoon of riding and painting, with local artist Allison McGree ( This event will be composed of two parts: We will offer a horsemanship riding lesson for first two hours. No experience riding? Don’t own a horse? No problem, we have horses available and will offer two different lessons at same time one geared for introductory horsemanship and one for intermediate/advanced horsemanship riders. Riding sessions will be taught by Amy Prechter and Sue Van Galder and will be followed by appetizers and beverages that will lead into painting your own equine themed work of art. No painting experience required. Instructor Alison McGree will help you with a step by step process. You will get to take home a finished acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

2019 Dates:
May 19th, 2019
July 6th, 2019
August 6th, 2019
September 22nd, 2019
October 18th, 2019

Allison McGree