SADDLE UP Show Series

At Donida Farm 

Saddle Up 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, Western, Ranch Riding, Obstacle, English & Jumping. Compete in 3 of the 5 shows in the series and you’ll be eligible to win one of Fourteen 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.

SADDLE UP Series Dates

2021 – 2022 Dates TBD




Congratulations to our

2020-2021 Saddle Up Schooling

Show Series Champions


* Class does not count toward Age Division High Point Awards
** Only Classes that count toward Novice Rider High Point



Next show: October 2021 – Date TBD


PLEASE PRINT & BRING TO THE SHOW OFFICE: COVID show sig page conduct and covid for saddle up











We are thrilled that this is turning into such a popular event and we are looking forward to seeing you all!!!
***Please note to mark your calendars for Pre-Entry deadline for MARCH’s Saddle Up Show is going to be SUNDAY March 21st at 5:00pm. We need the entire work week to get stalls ready and class lists prepared for shows that may continue to be this big.

Please be aware that Covid 19 protocols will be in effect & will be dependent upon local Phase level rules. Please be prepared to adhere to all of the following regulations before entering the show;

* Riders and One person are allowed. sorry NO outside spectators until further notice
* Food service will be provided.
* Masks must be worn by all non mounted persons, * unless health restricted.
* Classes may be size restricted and may be cancelled or combined by show management
* Awards, ribbons and prizes will be distributed in a manner that is considered safe

Please print from the link below, fill it out and bring it with you to the show

COVID show sig page conduct and covid for saddle up


All Entries must be submitted online until further notice!

Note: all pre-entries must be submitted online. Pre-Entries close at 5:00pm on the Sunday before the show. Day-of-Show entries will be accepted in the show office.

Special Note: We are looking forward to you all coming to the English/Western Series show this weekend and the Dressage Schooling Show the following. It’s very exciting to watch the growth, however, IN LIGHT OF CURRENT CROWD CONCERNS, We are suggesting the deck of the indoor arena be limited to support individuals for competitors in each particular class. This is a private facility but still, with any virus (whether it’s Equine or Human) please be smart and practice good measures regarding attendance of this or any event


Stabling: Stalls will be available after 3pm 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.

To keep costs down and fees from increasing, competitors are asked to please pick their stalls of soiled bedding and manure before departing. Stripping is not necessary.

You MUST pre-enter online to reserve an overnight stall for Friday night, no exceptions.

Pre-Entries always close on the SUNDAY before the show at 5:00pm

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


  • NOVICE RIDER: Any rider in their first 2 years of showing (May not Cross-Enter into Canter Classes)
  • GREEN HORSE: Any horse in it’s first or second year of showing (Green Horse classes do not count for high point)
  • RIDER AGE: Age as of the first show of the series (October 24, 2020)


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:

  • Novice Western Rider
  • Western Rider 12 & Under
  • Western Rider 13-17
  • Western Rider 18-49
  • Vintage Western Rider 50 & Over
  • Novice English Rider
  • English Rider 12 & Under
  • English Rider 13-17
  • English Rider 18-49
  • Vintage English Rider 50 & Over
  • Happy Hunters
  • Obstacle- Combined days
  • Thoroughbred T.I.P. award – Both Days supplied by TIP


Horse and Rider pairs who earn points in a minimum of 3 of the 5 shows will be eligible to win a Series High Point Award in one of the following divisions:

  • Novice Western Rider
  • Western Rider 12 & Under
  • Western Rider 13-17
  • Western Rider 18-49
  • Vintage Western Rider 50 & Over
  • Novice English Rider
  • English Rider 12 & Under
  • English Rider 13-17
  • English Rider 18-49
  • Vintage English Rider 50 & Over
  • Thoroughbred (T.I.P. award) Awarded by TIP
  • Happy Hunters

2021 Champions are awarded coolers and Championship Ribbons. Awards will be presented at the April show!

Happy Hunters Championship

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

300. Happy Hunter Course – Trot Poles
301. Happy Hunter Course – Cross Rails
302. Happy Hunter Course – Cross Rails Round 2
303. Happy Hunter Course – 12″ Verticals
304. Happy Hunter Course – 12″ Verticals Round 2
305. Happy Hunter Course – 18″ Verticals
306. Happy Hunter Course – 18″ Verticals Round 2
307. Happy Hunter Course – 2′ Verticals
308. Happy Hunter Course – 2′ Verticals Round 2
309. Happy Hunter Course – 2’3″
310. Happy Hunter Course – 2’3″ Round 2
311. Happy Hunter Course – 2’6″
311. Happy Hunter Course – 2’6″ Round 2

Thoroughbred Only Classes and High Points

The following Thoroughbred only classes are included at the show:

3 – Western Halter – Thoroughbred Only
18 – Western Walk/Jog Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only
30 – Western Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only
38 – English Halter – Thoroughbred Only
53 – English Walk/Jog Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only
65 – English Pleasure – Thoroughbred Only

The points earned in these classes are added to the Age appropriate & Open points earned at the same show to calculate the weekend High Point Thoroughbred Overall To qualify for weekend High Point Thoroughbred Overall Award, you must show in 2 of the 3 Daily Thoroughbred Classes. The Series Champion will qualify by showing at least 4 of the 6 shows.

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. Please join us to compete for those!!

All Thoroughbred Only Classes and High Point Awards are provided by the Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.). Winners must be registered with T.I.P. to qualify. Get More information and your Free T.I.P. number HERE


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. Please pick your stalls of manure & debris before you leave the show grounds
21. No riding on racetrack
22. 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.