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!

Announcing the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grants presented by SeaMountain and Chubb

The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of those that have positively impacted our lives, shall never pass away.

The late Shannon Hendrickson made a strong impact on our enjoyment of horses, set a high standard of horse care, and tirelessly fostered youth participation in Northwest horse sports that will be felt for generations to come.

In honor of her memory, and to further that commitment to the development of young riders, Cascade Horse Shows is proud to announce the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grants generously presented by SeaMountain Agency and Chubb Insurance.

Each of these four grants will award $500 to a rider 18 and younger to be applied toward entries at any Cascade Horse Shows’ event.* To qualify, young riders must submit essays about someone who has made a lasting difference in their enjoyment of horses and the quality of their horsemanship.

One grant will be awarded at each of our four shows throughout the season. Applicants need not plan to attend a show to apply for that show’s grant award, and need not be present to receive their awards, though we would love it if they were! Winning essays will be read aloud during the announcements.

Cascade Horse Shows is deeply grateful to SeaMountain and Chubb for making these grants possible for our community.

* Events to be held during the current or upcoming show season

Application Deadlines

June 7th | Swiftwater & Alpine Preview
July 1st | Pacific Crest Open
September 1st | Cascade Finals

To be Announced & Awarded

June 17th | Swiftwater Invitational
June 24th | Alpine Preview
July 15th | Pacific Crest Open
September 10th | Cascade Finals

Application Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years or younger.

Essay

Tell us about that special person who has made a big impact on your life with horses. That trainer, coach, parent, or friend whose encouragement and guidance helped shape who you are as an equestrian and taught you about horsemanship and sportsmanship. Please include one or two favorite lessons learned or memorable moments. But especially tell us what you appreciate most about your time with this individual. Limit your essay to around one page.

Application Submission

Please submit your finished essays via email to [email protected]. Please make sure the subject line reads: Cascade Memorial Grant Application

Pacific Crest Open Stall Reservations Open May 2nd

We are happy to announce that stall reservations and RV site requests for July’s Pacific Crest Open horse show, which offers both USEF rated and USHJA Outreach classes, will open on Monday, May 2nd at 9:00 am. (The prize list will be posted and entries will open at a later date, to be announced.)

Our July show will feature more of our exciting Spotlight classes and provide everyone a fun showing opportunity this summer. As a reminder, this show is eligible for our Cascade Circuit Championships, and you qualify for a discount if your entries are received prior to the close date of Friday, June 17. Remember to bring your show dogs to take part in our fan-favorite Cascade Canine Derby!

If the Pacific Crest Open is to be your first show with us this season, please note that to enter a Cascade show you must have reserved stalls for your horses and tack in advance (no entries can be accepted without stall reservations). To make this as easy as possible, we have created a convenient online reservation form.

Trainers (or their authorized agents), or individual exhibitors not affiliated with a trainer, may reserve stalls for the Pacific Crest Open beginning May 2nd at 9:00 am.  RV site requests will also open to everyone at the same time:

Stall Reservations RV Site Requests

We remain committed to delivering a safe showing experience, and we are carefully monitoring both the EHV-1 and COVID-19 situations in our state. Read our COVID-19 guidelines as you prepare to come to the Horse Park. Things will be more relaxed this year (masks optional), but as before we will be providing daily packets for trainers to make exchanging information with the Show Office easier while supporting distancing.

As always, we are looking forward to seeing you soon in Cle Elum!

2021 Cascade Circuit Cup Champions Named

We are excited to announce our Cascade Circuit Cup award winners for 2021. (Because of our shortened season last year, our announcement is later than usual; a big thank you to our winners for their patience!)

The Cascade Circuit Cup is bestowed upon the horses accumulating the most points in one of five categories in rated competition through the Cascade show season, culminating in our Cascade Finals show in September. All horses are eligible. Each winner receives valuable prizes honoring their achievement. We are excited to see who this season’s big winners will be. See you in September!

And the Circuit Cup winners for 2021 are:

Cascade Circuit Cup - USHJA HUNTER DERBY

Presented by Brick Road Farms

CLOSING TIME
Owned and Ridden by KELSEY KING
Trained by Denise Youell, FARPOINT FARMS

Cascade hunter derbies challenge both horse and rider to demonstrate brightness and pace in the hunt field, and this year’s winner did all that and more. Closing Time, the Buckskin Dutch Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Kelsey King, locked up this championship by winning the USHJA National Hunter Derbies at both the Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview shows. Deserved and happy tears flowed as this was a crowning achievement of the partnership between Kelsey and Closing Time.

Thank you Carol Hinckley of Brick Road Farms for sponsoring this wonderful year-end award.

Congratulations again Kelsey King & Denise Youell on Closing Time’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - HUNTER 3' AND UP

MTM CHECK ME OUT
Owned by Ridden by MARY-LOU MISRAHY
Trained by Shelly Kerron, LEGACY HUNTERS & JUMPERS

To win this award requires an impressive showing in a variety of classes, demonstrating beautiful hunter form over fences. MTM Check Me Out, the bay Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Mary-Lou Misrahy, did just that, winning Champion in the Performance Hunter 3’3″/3’6″ at both the Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview shows.

Thank you to our extraordinary sponsors who made this award possible: Jamie Kosele of PNW Stubben Saddles, Shelly Kerron of Legacy Hunters & Jumpers, Carol Hinckley of Brick Road Farms, Mike Akers with Olson’s Tack Shop.

Congratulations Mary-Lou Misrahy and Shelly Kerron on MTM Check Me Out’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER 1.10 AND UP

PIMLICO
Owned and Ridden by ELIZABETH CHAMPAGNE

Jumping 1.10m and above is when you’re considered to have hit the big times in show jumping, and all the competitors vying for this award have earned their place in the ring. But it was Pimlico, the bay Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Elizabeth Champagne, that rose to the top this season. Pimlico and Elizabeth were Champion in the Jumper 1.15m section at the Alpine Preview show and had consistent high placings throughout. A well earned win.

Thank you to all the fabulous sponsors behind this award: Abbie Block with Absolute Horse, Horseware of Ireland, Lori Houston with Whittier Trust, Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design and Ansara Patterson of Geneva Financial.

Congratulations Elizabeth Champagne on Pimlico’s win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - JUMPER UP TO 1.05M

NEWTORIUS
Owned and Ridden by KELLI WEBBER
Trained by Shannon Hendrickson, SIGNATURE WEST FARMS

You’ve got to be fast, clear and completely in the zone to be the winner of the Cascade Circuit Cup Jumpers Up To 1.05. Newtorius, the bay Holsteiner mare owned and ridden by Kelli Webber, was all those things at every show they entered last season. Newtorius, with Kelli on board, was Champion in the Low Adult Amateur Jumpers .90m at both the Alpine Preview and Pacific Crest Open shows, and they won numerous individual classes in both the .85 and .90 Jumper sections.

Thank you to all the phenomenal sponsors behind this award: Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design, Morgan Carr with Encanto Valley Farm, and Katherine Wade-Easley with Sundance Equestrian.

Congratulations Kelli Webber (and to Shannon in memory) on Newtorius’ big win!

 

Cascade Circuit Cup - HUNTER UP TO 2'9

FILIBUSTER
Owned and Ridden by JODI GEARON
Trained by Sarah Olmstead, BRASS RING FARMS

Precise form and composure under saddle are essential to winning the low hunter divisions, and that’s what Filibuster, the chestnut Thoroughbred Cross gelding owned and ridden by Jodi Gearon, demonstrated at every show this season. At Swiftwater, the pair were Champion in the Long Stirrup Hunter 2’3″ 18 and over and Reserve Champion in the USHJA Hunter 2’6″ sections. They were Champion in the Long Stirrup Equitation 2’3″ section at Alpine. At the Pacific Crest Open they earned Champion in the USHJA Hunter 2’6″ and the Long Stirrup Hunter 2’3″ 18 and over sections. A truly well deserved win.

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors behind this award: Dianna Connelly Insurance Services, Kelsey King of American Mechanical Corp. Lindsey Spurgeon with Voltaire Design, Shannon Hendrickson of Signature West Farms, The Grange of Issaquah, and Denise Youell of Farpoint Farms.

Congratulations Jodi Gearon and Sarah Olmstead on Filibuster’s win!

We appreciate that you have a choice of shows to attend throughout the year. Thank you for choosing to spend time with us in the Cascades. We look forward to seeing you in Cle Elum!

June Prize List Posted, Entries Open April 28

We are pleased to announce that our 2022 Prize List for June’s Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview horse shows is now available for viewing or download. Entries for both shows will open on Thursday, April 28.

2022 June Prize List CoverWith new changes comes new opportunities, and for 2022 our Prize List is all-new. We have reworked it from the ground up to be clearer and easier to use, as well as cleaner and more beautiful to view. It might have taken us a little longer to publish it this year, but we hope you will find it to be worth the wait!

New Spotlight Classes for 2022

We also are excited to be offering some brand new Spotlight classes at our shows this season. In addition to fan-favorites making a welcome return such as the Luxury DerbyCross™ and the Rosé All Day Amateur Classic, we have the following new events lined up for you:

  • Cascade Memorial Cup
    The Cascade Memorial Cup (Friday, June 17) is a unique Team Hunter Derby event run in Nations Cup style. Up to 8 teams of 4 riders (1 professional and 3 juniors/amateurs) will ride to honor someone special who has recently passed. A memorial dedication will be read along with team biographies. Prize money will be distributed 50%, 30%, 10% to the charities named by the top 3 teams.
  • Jumpernite Rider Relay
    Starfire Farms is bringing their signature Jumpernite excitement to Cle Elum! The Jumpernite Rider Relay (Friday, June 24) is a rotating pair Table III jumper speed round for teams of two riders. The entire course must be jumped twice in the correct order while rotating between team members, with a switch required at every fault. At least one switch is mandatory, but competitors may rotate as often as they wish through the course.

Please Welcome New Sponsors

Cascade Horse Shows is grateful to have the support of some new sponsors this season and we could not be more excited that they are joining our great community of supporters. Please welcome the following companies to our shows:

Thank you all, and we look forward to seeing you soon in Cle Elum!

June Stall Reservations are Now Full

We are excited to share that stall reservations have reached capacity for our June Swiftwater Invitational and Alpine Preview horse shows. Thank you for your overwhelming support!

We are continuing to add new reservations to our waitlist. If you have not reserved stalls yet, we encourage you to do so and join our waitlist, as changes can always occur (it is a horse show, after all 😊).

Entries are scheduled to open in April, and the prize list will be posted on or before that date. Reminder: stall reservations are required to enter the shows.

More information regarding our July Pacific Crest Open show will be available soon.

Scratch / Cancellation Deadline

Due to the early sell-out, the new deadline for changing your stall counts or scratching from the June shows without penalty is Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Those holding reserved stalls will receive an email with more details shortly.

Please note that we are carefully and cautiously monitoring the EHV-1 situation in Washington state. The welfare of our equine partners is of foremost concern to Cascade Horse Shows and the Washington State Horse Park. For now we are moving forward, but we will let you know should anything change.

We appreciate your interest in our shows, and we look forward to another great horse show season at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum.