What is Short Course Eventing? 

All of the fun of Eventing, but SHORT COURSE EVENTING is easier, less timely, and less expensive. "Short Course Eventing" is an adaptation of traditional eventing,and an excellent introduction to "regular" eventing. 

Coaching is welcome in pre-starter and starter divisions!

Each show begins with a dressage test,with a break for you and your horse after.  Then you prepare and ride the Jumping phase . Which is a continuous run, beginning with stadium fences then continues out of the ring,  over more natural jumps that are solid and knock down jumps with some rolling terrain, then its back into the ring to finish over a few more stadium fences to finish your round. 

Safety is a priority.

Ribbons to Sixth for both Overall and Dressage tests. ( some shows offer a divisions split for Jr and Sr riders but not all do this and there is no division for this in the year end results) 

 Dear Cathy,

                I have been wanting you to know that because of your short course in the spring, which was accessible enough to make me feel I could do it, I went to Hawkeridge for September and did  Oakhurst pre-entry on the 27th. Unfortunately, it meant not doing your show, which I hope went well. We had a great time and it all went well. I never would have conceived of doing it if not for your show in the spring.

                So if one of your goals is to make a venue inviting enough to get people going in eventing, it  completely accomplished that goal with me.    Will be aiming for more pre-entry, possibly entry next year.

                Thank you, Diana Wyatt


Congratulations to all the Riders, families and horses who rode in our series  this year. A huge " shout out" to the host farms new and old.  

The Volunteers who stood through :  RAIN - SNOW - WINDS - HUMIDITY- BLAZING SUN. 

THANK YOU   - WITHOUT YOU ALL WE  WOULD BE RIDING AT HOME OR NOT AT ALL.

Thank you for your continued support of this sport and program.

Thank you to Stuart Nesbit of Re/Max Realty for our year end Ribbons 

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Great Door Prizes already pouring in!!
You can only win these if you have a ticket to the banquet.
Canterdown Farm has donated two training days. 
 Your horse two times or two horses once. ( $40.00 value)
Canterdown Horse Trials was  one of the longest running competitions of its kind in Ontario, held continuously at the farm of Kay and Burle Summers since 1989.
Canterdown Horse Trials, located just north of Belleville on Hwy. 37 (adjacent to Trillium Wood Golf course).
Canterdown  hosted to the provincial training championships in 1996 and 2001.


Private Photo shoot with Jasen Scourse - amazing shots with you and your horse.
picture below from a  Jasen Scourse shoot.


ONE Lesson with Selena O'Hanlon Olympic and WEG  Rider for Canada!!! 

IF you wish to donate to her next Olympic run -  this links to her donation page.
You can be part of Team O’Hanlon!  Every donation counts and together we WILL move onward and upwards! 
 Competing internationally is a huge undertaking with costs being the definitive marker – making and breaking talented pairs.

Another Prize donated !!
Children and Family shots

Equine First Aid Training  with   NJ Ainslie 
Great savings from Equi-Health Canada and I'll throw in some goodies for every participant too! 
Call NJ at 613-893-1383. or email k-e-e-p @outlook.com. I'll travel at no charge in the Quinte St Lawrence Ottawa Valley regions!
 I can give 1 free registration for a host with 3 paid registrations and a 2nd free registration for a group of 6 or more. I'll travel free to any barn & will bring gifts!


 What is Short Course Eventing? 

All of the fun of Eventing, but SHORT COURSE EVENTING is easier, less timely, and less expensive. "Short Course Eventing" is an adaptation of traditional eventing,and an excellent introduction to "regular" eventing. 

Coaching is welcome in pre-starter and starter divisions!

Each show begins with a dressage test,with a break for you and your horse.Then you prepare and ride the Jumping phase . Which is a continuous run, beginning with stadium fences then continues out of the ring,  over more natural jumps that are solid and knock down jumps with some rolling terrain, then its back into the ring to finish over a few more stadium fences to finish your round. 

Safety is a priority.

Ribbons to Sixth for both Overall and Dressage tests. ( some shows offer a divisions split for Jr and Sr riders but not all do this and there is no division for this in the year end results) 

Participants can also choose to show dressage only or enter in one or two levels of competition, and can ride each level twice if they wish too. (Highest level completed judged) 

Points will count in Kingston Short Course Eventing Series - there are no Jr/ Sr splits to the year end awards.

With many shows in the 2015 series we are thrilled to see this expanding and growing.

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Entry fees: $85.00 first full division and $35.00 dressage only ( $10.00 more for additional dressage tests)

May 18 -( Monday )Victoria Day - Catori Lane -Ride For the Cure Short Course Event. Part of the Kingston Short Course Series. Dress in pink! A portion of the proceeds to go to Cancer Research.

June 14  -  Is Corner Stone Farm Short Course. 
                     FUND RAISER for KARAT - Our Therapeutic Riding Program
                     Offering Special Classes for Therapy Riders

July the 12th Charleston Lake Riding School Short Course

August 9 Temperance View Short Course

August 30 Chipmunk Ridge Short Course

September 13 Corner Stone Farm Short Course.     A Fund Raiser for KARAT

October 17 –Catori Lane Halloween themed Short Course Event.

Prize information

Ribbons to Sixth for both Overall and Dressage tests.  

Gifts certificates for placings provided by Wilton Tack. 

Best Groomed Jr and Sr riders Prizes at each show and year end.

To qualify for  All Year end awards you need to have attended at least 4 Events

Some shows offering extra classes check each host site for details.

 Comments made by one of the families who participated in past events

 " Wonderful supportive shows that are a great place to break into the Eventing World. 

For all riders and parents alike to learn the ropes! 


My girls have had wonderful experiences through the Kingston Short Course Series!"

 As you know, I REALLY enjoyed this summer and all six of the Short Course Events. I feel blessed to have been invited to ride at these four farms and deeply appreciated all the hard work that everyone put into these shows.  I found them to be VERY welcoming and forgiving and supportive.  EVERYONE was friendly and helpful and truly made me feel that the motto of these shows was “the success of all participants”.  Also, the fact that all these shows were quite close made it very convenient and somewhat stress free.  The close distance together with the specific ride times, made it very relaxing.  We would arrive early enough to walk the course and prepare for dressage and then relax a bit and then get ready for our jumping time.  I will   probably never move to a higher division than what is offered at the short courses but for young people just starting out who have dreams of riding at a higher level, these shows will instill confidence in an atmosphere of friends and support and camaraderie where there is no other agenda other than success.

                 The other item I liked was that the Jr. and Sr. Riders are separate.  I am a senior rider that enjoys and is comfortable at the 18” level for now.  I do not want to be perceived as stealing  ribbons from little girls (and usually they kicked my butt).  This show series divided the Jr. and  Sr. riders so I did not feel out of place competing against the Jr. Riders.  Again, a very welcoming and non-judgmental way of allowing everyone (young and old and oldest) to compete, enjoy and not feel bad about succeeding.

                 I have told all my friends (mostly seniors) and will hope to have an Old Gals club attending next season.

                Sincerely, Debbie Givens

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