WA State Horse Expo and Rother Ranch Race – Ridgefield, WA
See Steve live!
Join us at the Washington State Horse Expo to help kick off your horsemanship year. Steve has some exciting demos planned that you won’t want to miss as well as performances in the evening show. Come by and visit us at the booth!
Want to Ride with Steve?
He will be teaching a 1 day clinic the day before the expo starts (Thursday). Limited Space Available.
Introducing the Rother Ranch Race!
This event will be hosted by Steve Rother at the Washington State Horse Expo.
The opportunity to compete in this Cowboy Challenge/Trail Course will be available to approximately 40 horse and rider teams.
You will primarily be judged on your horsemanship as far as approach, execution, and exit of each obstacle; with bonus points available for time.
This event is designed to be both fun and challenging. It is open to all levels of riders, but there will only be one division. This will be a great way to get your 2022 horsemanship season off to a good start and an excellent way to showcase you and your horse’s partnership in front of your friends, family, and local horse community.
People always wonder IF they are ready?
Surprisingly, most people are more ready than they think. If you are sitting on the fence about signing up for the race, register for one of the Steve Rother Horsemanship Clinics on Thursday March 3rd, the day prior to the expo. This will also be the same day as ‘Round 1’ of the race, which will be at 6pm Thursday March 3rd.
What does this mean?
It means that you can get extra prepared for the event by attending the clinic just hours before the competition, in the same arena. This is what the show world calls a ‘paid warm-up’. Everyone who attends this clinic may have a ‘step up’ against anyone who doesn’t attend, but either way you will come away with increased horsemanship knowledge. So, win, lose, or draw – you have a great opportunity for both you and your horse at the Washington State Horse Expo by entering the Rother Ranch Race!
There will be two separate classes available for the clinic:
- Clinic Session 1: Foundation Work (9am-12pm) – Ground control, mindset, confidence building, communication.
- Clinic Session 2: Horsemanship (1pm-3pm) – Riding control, race theory, obstacle training, planning your run.
The cost for each clinic session is just $70, you can do one or both. Participation in the Race is not required for the clinics. You can do one clinic, one clinic and the Race, both clinics, or both clinics and the Race. Investing in you and your horse’s education and experience is one of the best ways to ensure a bright future for you both.
Rother Ranch Race Schedule to come.
Please see the registration form for entry fee costs, awards, stall fees, and other details.