Donida English/Western Schooling Show Series

Donida Farm English/Western Schooling Shows provide riders of all ages the chance to enjoy a real horse show experience in a relaxed and friendly setting. Classes include Halter & Showmanship, English, and Western classes. Compete in 4 of the 6 shows in the series and you’ll be eligible to win one of six Series High Point Championships! Shows are held indoors in our large covered arena, and we even offer an indoor arena for warm up and schooling. The show series runs from October through April. 

2019–2020 English/ Western Series Dates

October 19, 2019
November 23, 2019
December 14, 2019
February 22, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 25, 2020

Next show: December 14, 2019 – Click here for online entry

Note: all pre-entries must be submitted online. Pre-Entries close at 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday before the show. Day-of-Show entries will be accepted in the show office. 


Stabling: Stalls will be available after 1pm on the Friday before the show. If you have ANY stabling issues or requests, you MUST contact Denise – 253-334-9842/ Riders are NOT allowed to make changes to the stabling ie: moving stall labels. We assign stabling for a variety or reasons and any/all changes MUST go through Denise.

You MUST pre-enter online to reserve an overnight stall for Friday night, no exceptions. If you are not pre-entered, do not arrive at Donida until Saturday morning when you can sign a release form in the show office.

Pre-Entries always close on the Wednesday before the show at 12:00 Noon

No refunds for cancellation after the closing date unless you have a doctor or vet slip.


Horse and Rider pairs who earn points in a minimum of 4 of the 6 shows will be eligible to win a Series High Point Award in one of the following divisions:

  • Rider, 12 & under, Western
  • Rider, 13-17, Western
  • Rider, 18 & over, Western
  • Rider, 12 & under, English
  • Rider, 13-17, English
  • Rider, 18 & over, English

Champions are awarded coolers, jackets, and medals. Awards will be presented at the April show!

Hunter Hack Championship

A daily high point prize will be awarded to the rider with the most points in the following classes:

80. Hunter Hack, Walk Trot
81. Hunter Hack, Walk Trot Canter
82. Intro Hunter Mini Course, trot poles
83. Intro Hunter Mini Course, 18″ cross rails
84. Intro Hunter Mini Course, 2′ verticals

Thoroughbred Only Classes and High Points

The following Thoroughbred only classes are included at the show:

4 – Halter – Thoroughbred Only
18 – Walk/Jog Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only
34 – Western Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only
59 – Walk/Trot Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only
71 – English Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only

There is also a High Point award for Thoroughbreds. You must show in 3 of the 5 classes to qualify.

TIP Awards

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Series High Point Award uses the same point system. TIP High Point Awards are available at each show remaining in the series. Please join us to compete for those!!

Ranch Riding

Here is the Ranch Riding pattern for the 2019-2020 Series: (click to enlarge):

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Show manager: Gwen Blake 360-507-9306 (phone or text)
Show secretary: Jeannette Parrett,


1. A signed copy of this Rules Form must be turned in prior to your first class.
2. Anyone under 18 years of age must wear an ASTM/SEI-approved equestrian safety helmet.
3. This is a schooling show, show attire not required. All participants must wear boot with at least 1” heels. No shorts please.
4. Participants must pay for all classes in full prior to the start of the show, or leave blank check with the show secretary.
5. The judges’ decisions are final
6. Grounds for disqualification and expulsion w/o a refund: Unsportsmanlike conduct, Use of severe bits or training devices, Unruly or out-of-control horses, Mistreatment of any horse; as determined by show staff or judges, exhibiting a horse that is exhausted, injured or lame
7. Any disputes or problems during the show should be brought to the attention of the show manager at the show office.
8. Horses should not be tied to any arena fence, stall, or any place that would constitute a hazard. Horses may not be tied to trailers.
9. Park horse trailers in designated trailer parking area only.
10. Spectator parking in designated area only.
11. Keep fire lanes open at all times.
12. No horses allowed onto facility without being stalled and release signed.
13. No dogs allowed on the show grounds.
14. Please lunge in designated areas only.
15. Use manure wagons to dispose of stall manure only.
16. “A” barn washracks are reserved for Donida Farm boarders only. Public rack outside “C” barn, “D” barn, and “E” barn
17. Pick up garbage and place in or next to dumpster or cans.
18. No stall construction changes allowed. Any damage to stalls will incur a fee.
19. No nails in stall. Tack stalls will be charged $20.00 for nails.
20. No riding on racetrack
21. Donida Farm boarders have the right to use the warm-up areas.

NOTE: Classes may be combined, divided or cancelled upon manager’s decision. Prizes: 1-5 place ribbons awarded in each class. Award to first w/ 3 or more. Warm Up and Schooling: We provide an indoor arena for warm-up in addition to our spacious outdoor rings. Lunging is permitted in designated outdoor lunging areas Concessions are available on the show grounds.

Schooling only: If you just want to bring a horse to school, you will need to pay for a day stall ($25.00) and a schooling fee of $35.00 for warm up arena use only. Horses must wear their number and abide by the rules. Any dangerous horse may be asked to leave.

*No refund of entry fees without a vet or physicians certificate. The only exception would be if the weather forces cancellation or shut down of show. Cancellation of entries with certificates will have class fees only refunded.