Cheers to Another Year of Awesomeness!

All because you decided to come show with us, we have so many reasons to celebrate 2022, and even more to look forward to in the new year:

  • Sponsors were abundant. Much of what makes our shows special happens through the support of our sponsors. From our generous show barns and businesses, to passionate individuals: you all supported our shows. And that makes all the difference in what we can offer, and you can enjoy.
  • Opportunity met talent. Thanks to grants provided by Sea Mountain / Chubb, some of our young riders got a little extra to cover the costs of showing, helping them to realize opportunities that their talent and dedication deserved.
  • Young horses and OTTB Thoroughbreds got a break on show fees.  In 2022, we had 24 horses participate in this program, which is generously sponsored by IOS Ranch. Cascade Horse Shows is proud to offer a showing experience that is just right for where these horses are in their development.
  • Hospitality was all-inclusive. Dinners to drinks; donuts to mimosas–all were inclusive for you to enjoy at our shows this year. It’s the fun times spent with family, friends, and fellow showgoers and the beautiful Washington State Horse Park setting that helps to make each Cascade show a “showcation”.
  • New and familiar faces. We welcomed quite a few new competitors in 2022, from both near and far. We loved getting to know each of you, as well as hosting so many of our long-time exhibitors. We are eager to welcome all of you back in 2023.
  • Our amazing staff and crew. Finally, we must call out the people who go beyond the call of duty to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, and that everyone is taken care of in ways that say, “we are glad you are here”: our committed Cascade staff and crew. It can’t be overstated: these people are the lifeblood of the “Cascade vibe” that we pride ourselves on delivering year after year. Whether it’s helping get your stabling or RV spaces sorted, capturing your indelible memories in pictures, ensuring you have a good experience in the show ring, or even, dare we say, making your visits to the Show Office surprisingly friendly and efficient… Our hardworking staff makes it all possible.

So, for all of this and more… Thank YOU!!

2023 is poised to be another great year. Each year we come together as a community. Each year we add to the experience. Each year we enjoy the beautiful setting of the Washington State Horse Park. In 2023, we will have three show weeks in June and a 4-day Finals in September.

See you in the new year!

Your Cascade Team

Announcing Our 2023 Season (With Something New!)

Thank you to our wonderful community for the thrills, fun, and excitement you shared with us in 2022. We were especially touched by the warmth and generosity you showed to our new partner and competitions manager Jennifer Hansen as she took up the reins at Cascade. A quality horse show is harder to produce than it seems, and our entire management team and staff felt your appreciation, which makes the behind-the-scenes effort worthwhile.

Last season brought some welcome changes (new vendors, streamlined ring schedules, new sponsors, shorter days, yay!), as well as new Spotlight classes that many of you told us you loved. Seeing so many talented teams come together to ride the Cascade Memorial Cup for the benefit of their chosen charities was amazing. Reading the engaging essays submitted by our young junior riders for the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grant (presented by Sea Mountain and Chubb Insurance) was a season highlight for us.

To that end, we are eager to bring you even more in our upcoming 2023 show season. And for this new season, we are making some changes we think you’ll appreciate: We are moving the Pacific Crest Open up by two weeks to run consecutively with our Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview shows, so we can now offer you three weeks of showing in June. In addition, our season-ending Cascade Finals is now extended to 4 days (USEF approval pending).

With one extra day off before the 4-day Pacific Crest Open, we plan to offer educational opportunities at the beautiful Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, and encourage you to explore the area, trail ride, hike, shop local businesses and of course enjoy Cascade Horse Shows hospitality!

Save these dates!

We are excited to be bringing back all the thrilling competition, generous hospitality, and the unique camaraderie you look forward to at Cascade shows. So, mark your calendars now for the most fun hunter jumper horse shows of the season!

Swiftwater Invitational
June 14 – June 18, 2023


5-Day USEF Hunter Jumper Horse Show
US Equestrian National Hunter (Channel 1) | US Equestrian Jumper 2
Our season opener is always a fan favorite and the perfect entry point for your Cascade showing experience.


Alpine Preview
June 21 – June 25, 2023


5-Day USEF Hunter Jumper Horse Show
US Equestrian National Hunter (Channel 1) | US Equestrian Jumper 2
Our popular 2nd week June show is packed with thrilling competition and our signature spotlight classes.


Pacific Crest Open (and Outreach)
June 29 – July 02, 2023


4-Day USEF Hunter Jumper Horse Show
US Equestrian Regional Hunter (Channel 2) | US Equestrian Jumper 2 | USHJA Sanctioned Outreach Event
This show is a summer highlight and never fails to bring smiles to exhibitors and spectators alike. We’ll continue to offer our popular USHJA Outreach classes as well as USEF rated competition.


Cascade Finals
September 7 – September 10, 2023


4-Day USEF Hunter Jumper Horse Show
US Equestrian Regional Hunter (Channel 2) | US Equestrian Jumper 2
Our final show of the season blends fun with exciting competition and determines the winners of our Cascade Circuit Cup awards.

 

Cascade Finals: New Classes Added, Prize List Updated

Since announcing that we have opened stall reservations and entries for our Cascade Finals horse show, scheduled September 9-11 at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, we have continued to make improvements based on your feedback.

Today we are pleased to announce that we have added a Jumper 1.30m section to the schedule, with classes on Friday and Saturday. We have also posted a newly refreshed version of the prize list. It contains the latest schedule and updates to class entry fees and prize money. Please download the new version by clicking on the image here.

Stalls going fast

While our show is filling up, we still have a limited number of stalls available. We encourage you to take advantage of this great showing opportunity while you still can. Please sign up for stalls here and get your show entries in today!

Don’t miss our season finale

Our 2022 Cascade Finals is filled with fun and challenging classes, our signature free hospitality, and of course, that welcoming Cascade Horse Shows vibe.

To all of you who are already planning on being at the show, we thank you for your support. Without the patronage of our wonderful community, we could not continue bringing you your favorite showing experiences of the year.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon in Cle Elum!

Our Community: Achieving What It Cares About

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
– Margaret J. Wheatley

This has never been more evident than with our community of devoted sponsors, donors and patrons who contribute so much to support your showing experience. They care about the same things you care about, which is why they do what they do to help make our shows special.

You care about having a horse-friendly venue where horses leave feeling as good as when they arrived. We are fortunate to partner with the Washington State Horse Park–a venue with abundant natural “horse-friendly” features. However, it still takes annual investment in arena footing and surrounding amenities to make the improvements that keep our horses feeling their best. You make this possible through your attendance, matched by:

  • The generous donation of the Hallman-Luhn Family of Equidae Farm, combined with a corporate match from Microsoft and the individual support of many of our exhibitors, which has funded the matting of all the permanent stalls at the Horse Park.
  • The multi-year sponsorships of Farpoint Farm, Legacy Hunters & Jumpers, Sundance Equestrian combined with the Cascade Partnership’s ongoing reinvestment in the Horse Park, which has helped to fund annual re-grading of the footing in every arena, plus helped to purchase the equipment that maintains it.

The Cascade USHJA National Hunter Derby trophy by sponsor Brick Road Farms at the 2019 Cascade Finals

When you win, you care about feeling like a winner at every level: taking that victory gallop, joining the awards presentations, and receiving quality prizes. We know you have as much reason to celebrate in winning a round at 18″ as at 1.30m. Thanks to the sponsorship of these fine businesses and the stellar people who run them, we are able to offer you more prize money, more prizes, and more recognition at all levels:

You care about showing in an inclusive environment where you and your whole family feel appreciated and welcomed. One way we bring that to you is through our complimentary happy hours and hospitality events. These are delivered to you through the generous sponsorship of:

You care about having fun and distinctive classes that uniquely challenge your riding and horsemanship: You help us create these through your attendance, matched by the sponsorships of:

You care about creating opportunities for those “just starting out”,  be it horse or rider. And thanks to sponsorship of IOS Ranch, we are able to offer you our Young Horses / OTTB Thoroughbreds Show Free program. And with the support of SeaMountain Insurance and Chubb, we are able to offer the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grants.

Whether through our community’s charitable donations to the Horse Park, our sponsors’ generous support, or your continued attendance at each of our shows, we are in this venture together to achieve what we collectively care about most: having great showing opportunities in Washington State.

And for that we are truly thankful.

Cascade Finals Stall Reservations Open, Prize List Posted

We are excited to share that we have opened stall reservations for our Cascade Finals horse show, scheduled September 9-11 at the Washington State Horse Park. Our prize list is now available for download, and entries will open on Friday, August 12.

Since we announced that we were extending this show by an extra day, interest from our community has been high. To better accommodate everyone who may wish to join us, we have extended our closing date of entries to August 22, 2022.

We are looking forward to bringing you another great showing experience this September, filled with fun and challenging classes, abundant free hospitality, and of course, that welcoming Cascade Horse Shows vibe. Don’t miss your chance to round out your Cascade Circuit Cup Championship points total for the year. All points earned at the Finals count 1.5 times!

Stall reservations are needed before submitting entries to the show. We encourage you to make your reservations soon! We are also accepting RV site requests, golf cart requests, and hay, feed and shavings orders at this time.

We can’t wait to see you all in Cle Elum this September!

2022 Cascade Finals Gains an Extra Day of Showing

In celebration of the warm response you gave our June and July shows, we are excited to announce that we are expanding our season finale Cascade Finals horse show from two days to three days. We have added new Spotlight classes and made some other changes we are sure you will enjoy.  This popular event takes place September 9-11 at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum.

We are working hard on the prize list and will publish it soon. But for now, here is a sneak peak:

Featured Spotlight Classes

We have more fun and competitive classes in store for you in September, including:

  • USHJA National Hunter Derby, our signature Derby event presented by Brick Road Farms
  • Cascade Hunter Derby, at 2’6″ with 2’9″ high options
  • Cascade Mini Prix, our premier Grand Prix-style jumper event set at 1.15m
  • Voltaire Design Need for Speed, exciting 1.10m and 1.20m jumper speed rounds
  • Rosé All Day Amateur Classic, our deliciously fun fan-favorite, run in the style of a classic hunter hack with a twist!
  • Field Hunter Classic, a rewarding single-round event over a Derby-style course with handy elements
  • Woodbrook Hunter Pace, the awesome Woodbrook Hunt Club is back to run its popular Hunter Pace over the beautiful Washington State Horse Park cross-country grounds
  • .90m and 1.00m Open Jumper Classics
  • And more!

We are happy to share that for this show we are moving hunter and equitation competition back into the covered arena, and our jumper competition will return to the outdoor post and rail arena on the west side of the park. Also, thanks to the generous support support of IOS Ranch, young horses (4-5 y/o) and OTTB Thoroughbreds show free! (Some limitations apply; details will be available in the prize list when published.)

Opportunity Classes

For those who would like to show with us without requiring USEF membership, we will have non-rated hunter, jumper, and equitation classes at a variety of heights to choose from. This show will be a great opportunity for those new to the hunter jumper sport, or anyone who simply enjoys showing for fun.

Sponsor Opportunities Available, Feedback Welcome

There are still sponsor opportunities available for this show. If you are interested in supporting great, family-friendly showing in Washington State, please reach out to Jessica Vania via the show office at .

We are putting the finishing touches on our prize list for this event. Our competitions manager Jennifer Hansen would love to hear your ideas and suggestions. Please contact her soon at if you would like an opportunity to help shape this show or future Cascade events.

Cascade Circuit Cup Finals

Don’t forget that the Cascade Finals is your last opportunity to earn points toward our 2022 Cascade Circuit Cup awards. Winners will receive valuable prizes and have the distinct possibility of making it onto a future US Olympic Team. (Or at least, the cover of a future Cascade Horse Shows prize list. ?) Plus, all points earned in September will count 1.5x times toward your season total!

In Short…

The Cascade Finals will cap off our 2022 season with more of our fun, family-friendly showing experience in an expanded 3-day format. Don’t miss it!

Entries Now Available for the July Pacific Crest Open

We are pleased to share that we have opened entries for our 2022 Pacific Crest Open horse show scheduled for July 13-17. And as we previously announced, our prize list for this show is also now generally available.

Entries are now open through the Cascade Horse Shows web site; entries via HorseShowing.com and Equestrian Connect will be available in the coming days. Reminder: you must have reserved stalls in advance in order for your entries to be accepted. Please reserve your stalls now if you have not already done so. The closing date of entries for this show is Tuesday, June 28.

The Pacific Crest Open features both USEF Regional I (B) Hunter and Jumper 2 rated competition as well as sanctioned USHJA Outreach classes. A separate Outreach-only entry option is available.

As always, we would like to thank all of our great sponsors for helping to make this show a possibility. Our July show will feature more of our exciting spotlight events and provide everyone a fun showing opportunity this summer. As a reminder, all of rated events in July are eligible for our Cascade Circuit Championships.

Note, for the safety and welfare of our equine partners, until further notice all exhibitors are asked to follow EHV-1 protocols before and during the show. Also, please remember to stay Cascade Conscientious while enjoying any of our events.

To get started with your show planning, check out the prize list and be sure to request your RV sites and golf carts if you haven’t already done so.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Cle Elum this July!

2022 Pacific Crest Open Prize List Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the prize list for our 2022 Pacific Crest Open horse show, taking place July 13-17, is now available online. As is our tradition, this show will feature both USEF Regional I (B) Hunter and Jumper 2 rated competition as well as sanctioned USHJA Outreach classes. A separate Outreach-only entry option is available.

This July show will feature more of our exciting Spotlight events and provide everyone a fun showing opportunity this summer. As a reminder, all of rated events in July are eligible for our Cascade Circuit Championships.

Stall reservations are open, and entries will open as soon as possible; check our social media posts for an announcement. Also, be sure to request your RV sites if you haven’t already done so.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Cle Elum this July!

Welcome to our 2022 Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview horse shows!

We look forward to seeing you very soon at our Swiftwater Invitational and/or Alpine Preview horse shows!  If attending, this information will help you get oriented. If not, then we hope to see you at a future Cascade event.

Before the Show
Arriving at the Horse Park
  • Please note that the horse trailer parking area has moved under the power lines near the park entrance
  • Find your stalls on our stabling charts:
  • Get oriented with our Horse Park Grounds Map and dedicated RV Site Map
  • If arriving the second week (Alpine), please note that your stalls will not be available for move-in before 9am Monday June 20th
  • RV site locations are designated parking only. Your RV site assignment, along with a list of recommended hookup gear, was sent to you when your site was confirmed. Text Tracy and Ansara at 206 714-6346 if unsure
  • RV site passes must be prominently displayed on your vehicle. Please text Tracy and Ansara to obtain your pass.
  • If you are dry camping, please text Tracy and Ansara when you arrive so that you can be directed to available sites. Dry camping is not permitted in our designated parking areas
During the Show
  • On Tuesday when you go to the Show Office to pick up your numbers you will receive a Trainer Packet. It will include a schedule, horse numbers, add/scratch forms, QR codes for the prize list, feed / bedding orders, and schedules.
  • Please return your Trainer Packet to the Show Office each day by 4pm. It will magically arrive back to your stable later that evening with new add/scratch sheets the next day’s schedule.
Departures
  • Stables and RVs staying only for the first week need to plan on being out of their stalls and sites by 7pm on Sunday June 19th.
  • PLEASE NOTIFY the show office at check-in time if you need to stay over Sunday night prior to departure. Additional stabling fees will apply.
Other things to remember
  • Clothing for all weather
  • A positive, cheerful vibe
  • Thank your horse(s) ?

Thank you!

Your Cascade Horse Shows Team

Riding on the Moment™
https://www.cascadehorseshows.com

Getting Show Ready: EHV-1 Protocols

The 2022 Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview horse shows start soon. To minimize the impact of the EHV-1 equine virus and to keep all of our horses safe, additional protocols are required prior to the start of the competitions. Here is what you need to know for smooth entry and arrival at the Washington State Horse Park:

Reminder: Hay, feed and shavings preorders are due by Wednesday June 8 for the Swiftwater Invitational and Friday June 17 for the Alpine Preview:

Preorder Hay, Feed, & Shavings

Mandatory EHV-1 Protocols

Prior to arrival, the following EHV-1 actions are mandatory, per US Equestrian requirements:

1. Proof of vaccination:

  • Each horse is required to have proof of receiving vaccination for Equine Influenzas and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) a minimum of 14 days prior and maximum of 6 months prior to arrival at the WSHP
  • USEF vaccination records or vaccination report on official letterhead with veterinarian’s signature will be accepted
  • Make sure all records list horses full show names and include trainers first and last name

2. Competed USEF EHV-1 declaration form:

3. Maintain a twice-a-day temperature log for each horse starting 7 days prior to arrival:

  • USEF Equine Temperature Log Form
  • Temperature logs must be presented at the show office before horse numbers will be released
  • Temperature logs must be maintained for each horse on the grounds for the duration of shows

How to Submit Your Proofs

  • Email proof of vaccination and your USEF EHV-1 Declaration Form to the following email address by Thursday, June 9 (Swiftwater) and Friday, June 17 (Alpine) to:
  • Temperature logs may be brought to the Show Office upon check-in
  • When emailing us your forms, please consolidate files into a single email to the best of your ability
  • Please indicate trainer name and show(s) you are attending in the subject line of your email

Tips

  • Use the Notes (Scan) App on your iPhone or iPad or an equivalent app on Android or Windows to scan and email multiple pages as one .pdf file
  • Copies of the above documents and temperature logs need to accompany horses at arrival

Thank you for your cooperation, we realize this adds work to an already busy time, but it’s important we take the appropriate precautions to protect our beloved equine partners.

Should you have questions or concerns, please reach out via email or text (please, no voice calls):

       Email:
       Text: 360.573.4360

We look forward to welcoming you to the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum!