|Show & Special Events
at American Sporthorse
We host many shows and special events at our facility each year. We encourage spectators to come and enjoy
the beauty of horses. Unless a fee is indicated, all events are free to spectators or auditors. Please no dogs!
Click here for directions and nearby accommodations.
Our shows often fill early - please don't wait until the last minute to enter! Volunteers are welcomed for all activities.
Excellent dust-free footing, cool coastal weather, covered warm-up arena,
low-key show environment, and fun prizes.
Clinics at American Sporthorse
Regular visiting clinicians include:
David Hunt ( Late October 2016)
Mary Wanless (February, 2017)
Alfredo Hernandez (4x year: August 9-10, 2016)
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (August 27-28, 2016)
Instructors based at ASH: Anne Howard ~ Tracey Lert ~ Joanie Bolton ~ Erica Poseley
Please contact us if you'd like to be on the contact list for any of the above clinicians. Clinics also listed at BAEN: The Bay Area Equestrian Network
Regular lessons with resident instructors available for boarders or haul-in.
Anne Howard at 831-247-5584
Holds USDF Bronze Silver and Gold Medals, USEF "r" dressage judge, physical therapist and long-time collaborator with Mary Wanless on biomechanics, regional and state championships at several levels, including self-designed Freestyles and Quadrilles, USDF Committee member for Regional Ch. and Freestyles
Tracey Lert at 831-818-6443
Past USDF L Program Faculty, holds USDF Bronze Silver and Gold Medals, developed many GP horses, USEF "S" dressage judge, regional and national champion at many levels, GP FS champion CDS and USDF (2013).
Erica at 831-206-9613
Focuses on rider's seat development through Mary Wanless RWYM and other approaches. One of few RWYM-accredited Coaches in USA. Trained at Egon von Neindorff's for classical lunge seat training. Schools through FEI levels at home.
Mary Wanless Clinic and Workshop
Our Annual educational intensive! Dress warmly and bring a friend!
February 3 day Workshop
(unique format - only clinic of its type)
February 3 day Riding Clinic
Download brochure and application
Alfredo Hernandez Clinic
Piaffe & Passage Specialist
Each day runs approx 8am-5pm
Contact Anne for details or to see
if there are
spaces in the clinic: 831-728-5004
No audit fee
David Hunt Clinic
Current President of International Trainers Club
Interested to ride?
Send a reservation fee of $75/lesson that will confirm your slots.
Reservation fee will be deducted from the total fee of $225/lesson at the clinic.
Here 2-3 times a year for intensive trainings, all levels of riders accepted.
Contact Barbro Ask-Upmark for details on riding or auditing (831) 596-4999
An auditing fee applies for this clinic and is paid to directly to Barbro
New to Showing?
|Download the Show Premium All show info in premium - classes, fees, etc. Select a entry blank too.||2016 Recognized Shows 2016 Schooling Days
May 29 May 28
July 2 July 1
July 30-31 Aug 20
|Download the Recognized show Entry Form|
|Download the Schooling Show Entry Form|
Our shows are designed for happy competitors - download the premium and appropriate entry blanks, if you still have questions, call us!
For those of you with GPS: use the farm address of 1177 Buena Vista Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076
From Highway 1 in Watsonville (south of Santa Cruz, north of Monterey) take the "Buena Vista Drive" exit and turn West on Buena Vista (towards the ocean) go 0.5-6 mile to the sign on the left that reads "American Sporthorse". Small cottage near the road, 2 gates on the split driveway.
The electric gate opens with a push button next to the keypad during the day, by private code during the night to enter AND to exit.
The button to exit is at the TOP of the hill, not down by the gate. The gate is timed to only be open for ONE CAR/TRAILER to pass,
about 30 seconds, if you find it open, and don't see a car immediately nearby, wait for it to close and then re-activate the open button.
If hauling, we recommend taking Hwy G11 or Hwy 129, as Hwy 17 has no shoulder to pull over to in case of any trouble and Hwy 152 is very twisty and difficult and won't allow larger/longer trailers. Once on Buena Vista, the turn to the Farm is on a bend to the right, so please be careful turning across the road.
Unless very rainy/wet, all parking is in the large field past the covered arena on the LEFT, please follow the posted signs.
Please leave your dogs at home or in your vehicle.
Food and drinks (healthy and otherwise!) available on the grounds.
ASTM/SEI Helmets are required for all riders while riding on ASH property. No smoking in the covered arena or near ANY barn area.
All within 2-5 miles from the farm. For longer stays, there are vacation rentals available in many locations. Some like the Pajaro Dunes Condos on the beach about 10 minutes drive from the farm. Search for "Pajaro Dunes Rentals" - many can sleep 7-10 folks and be very reasonable.
Motel 6, Watsonville
831 / 728-4144 (Closest, allows pets)
Best Western, Watsonville
831 / 724-3367 (Nice)
831 / 724-8881 (Close)
Days Inn, Watsonville
831 / 740-4520 (Close, allows pets)
Seacliff Inn, Aptos
831 / 688-7300 (Nicer)
Seascape Resort, Aptos
831 / 688-6800 (Fancy)
Comfort Inn, Watsonville
(831) 728-2300 (newer)
Holiday Inn Express, Watsonville
(831) 728-3600 (nice, close)
Food and Dining
Fast food, delicatessens, nice restaurants and grocery stores are all nearby these hotels and all are within 5 - 10 minutes from American Sporthorse. Including:
Just south (off Main street exit):
Jack In the Box ~ McDonald's ~ Nob Hill ~ Albertson's ~ Cilantro's ~ Sushi Garden
Erik's DeliCafe ~ Round Table ~ Togo's ~ Hugo's Pizza ~ Philly Cheesesteaks ~ Starbuck's
Imura Sushi ~ Bagel Cafe ~ Golden China ~ Green Valley Grill ~ Jalisco's ~ Panda Express ~ Bangkok West
Quizno's ~ Subway ~ Mundial Taqueria ~ Taco Bell ~ Carl's Jr. ~ Appleby's ~ Burgers N Brews, and more!
Off Airport exit:
7-11 ~ Safeway ~ Happy Garden Chinese ~ California Buffet ~ Starbucks ~ Straw Hat ~ Tacqueria
North of the Barn (State Park and Rio del Mar exits):
Bittersweet Bistro ~ Zameen ~ Cafe Rio ~ Panda Garden ~ Deluxe Foods ~ Palm Deli ~ Safeway ~
Carpo's ~ Bangkok West Thai ~ Au Midi ~ Ambrosia ~ Cafe Sparrow ~ Cafe Borolo ~ Quizno's and many many other Santa Cruz destinations!
Any American Sporthorse boarder can direct you to what you may be looking for!
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