Bozeman Montana Horse Clinics by CRE

Cedar Ridge Equine provides a number of specialty clinics throughout the year.

Clinics are open to ALL ages unless otherwise specified in clinic description.
Clinics are limited. Deposit must be received in order to reserve your space.
Clinic Participants should have access to their own horse, leased horse, or school/lesson horse approved by instructor for participation.

Check out the information about the clinics below:

Spring Into Summer Speed Event Clinic

Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Clinic

Appetizers & Horse Sense Mini Clinic Series

English Riding Clinics

ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics

Ride N Paint Clinics

Horse Rider Biomechanics Clinic

Clinic Descriptions

Spring Into Summer Speed Event Clinic:

We will spend time focusing on goals for the summer, each participant will make their own vision board to take home and keep as a reminder of their summer/year long goals. In the saddle we will do warm ups, techniques/styles, and introduce new exercises and pattern work to help you in each of these events. We will also spend time discussing participants goals and developing a plan to meet these goals. This clinic is open to all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk, trot and lope/canter independently) and they should own their own horse/lease a horse, however their will be a limited number of lessons horses available for students with CRE instructor approval. Clinic participants receive a hat for clinic participation and take home journal.

2024 Dates:
June 10-12, 2024

Mon 9-12:30pm Barrels/Poles
Tues 9-12:30pm Goats /Roping
Wed. 9-12:30pm Review Disscussion/Timed Events

$200 per day
$575 all three days

Amy Prechter

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Introduction to Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Clinic:

Do you have a youngster that is interested in learning about barrel racing/pole bending? Come learn from instructor Amy Prechter who has years of experience breeding and training performance horses, as well as speed event competition experience, money earnings and titles in her career history. In our half day Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Camp, participants will spend time learning valuable warm up exercises for horse and rider on and off of the horse, as well as learning the patterns, drills and techniques. This clinic is open for all ages of riders, but they must be confident in their riding skills (walk/ trot independently, and working on cantering/loping independently). The last portion of second day campers will be able to make a time run on both the barrel and pole pattern. We will video each run, review and discuss each campers runs. This camp is open for students that would like to participate on their own/leased horse. We also do have a limited number of CRE lesson horses available for use in the clinic, please message for instructor approval of horse use prior to signing up for the clinic. All participants will receive a journal and hat for participating in clinic. They will need to pack snacks/water.

2024 Dates TBD

Michael Cuevas Barrel Racing Clinic

CRE is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a barrel racing clinic instructed by Michael Cuevas owner/trainer of MC Performance horses of Hood River, Oregon. Michael trains top quality barrel horses and also works with all ages/levels of students who are interested in horsemanship and barrel racing/pole bending events.

Please feel free to share with others that might be interested! All haul in horses must have current coggins test, proof of vaccinations (including strangles vaccine, if they have not been exposed within last 5 years). Please let us know if you have any questions. Michael will be available for some private/group classes the week of 26th! He will be also teaching the Monday Group Barrel racing class.

2024 Dates TBD

Appetizers & Horse Sense Mini Clinic Series:

Open to all ages and levels, who are serious horse enthusiasts. This class is all on the ground, no riding. This clinic was developed to teach all aspects of horse husbandry. Class will cover feeding/nutrition, first aid/TPR's of horses, traveling/trailering with your horse, horse management practices, horse conformation/anatomy/breed types, proper tack and fitting of your horse, and basic ground work maneuvers from leading/knot tying to lunging and bitting up your horse in the round pen.

Each student will receive a journal and CRE hat if you participate in more than 3 dates. Specific topics will be listed next to each class date on the group lesson calendar. View Group lesson Calendar

2024 Dates TBD

Introduction to English Riding Clinics

Students should be comfortable at walk, trot, and canter to participate in this clinic, it is okay if they have never ridden English. This clinic will focus on introducing the basic fundamentals of English riding from tack, attire, type of horses, and various events within the English Riding disciplines. The clinic will focus on hunt seat equitation, hunter pleasure, dressage and jumping basics. Open to all ages.

2024 Dates TBD
lease contact us if you are interested in this, dates may be added

Amy Prechter of Cedar Ridge Equine

ABC's of Cowboy Dressage Clinics:

These fun days are scheduled prior to Cowboy Dressage Virtual Shows due dates, with the idea that we can help you get your tests successfully recorded and ready for submission. We will have a sign up for ride times so you know exactly when to be ready to ride your test, will have both open and challenge courts available, sound system available for any musical freestyle tests, callers available to read your test and will also video your test/s for you. Hauls in welcome. Please make sure to sign up and email Amy at to let her know what tests you would like to do, time requests and what items you will contribute to potluck. Amy is happy to help work with you to determine what tests are a good fit for you and your horse as well.

2024 Dates TBD

Horse Rider Biomechanics Clinic:

Have you ever wondered how you could help your horse be a better athlete? Would you like to ride with more ease and feel like you are one with your horse? These are questions many of us strive to answer. Often, the underlying cause of discord between horse and rider is the lack of spatial awareness and "centeredness" of both horse and rider. Learning to evaluate the asymmetries of both horse and rider can be a game changer for both. Once we understand the strengths and weaknesses of our horses, we can begin an intelligent approach to helping them improve. Once we understand our own asymmetries, we can improve our posture and alignment both on and off the horse. In our discussion together, we will look at both horses and riders and discuss simple solutions for improving the posture in both. The approach is simple and uncomplicated and applies to horses and riders in any discipline. The clinic will include time spent on basic Cowboy Dressage maneuvers, balance, straightness, gaits and timing/footfall.

2024 Dates TBD

Ride N Paint Clinics:

Come join us for a fun afternoon of riding and painting, with local artist Allison McGree ( This event will be composed of two parts: We will offer a horsemanship riding lesson for first two hours. No experience riding? Don’t own a horse? No problem, we have horses available and will offer two different lessons at same time one geared for introductory horsemanship and one for intermediate/advanced horsemanship riders. Riding sessions will be taught by Amy Prechter and Justin Hanson and will be followed by appetizers and beverages that will lead into painting your own equine themed work of art. No painting experience required. Instructor Alison McGree will help you with a step by step process. You will get to take home a finished acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

2024 Dates TBD

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