Events

(Events are not in order, so please scroll down!)

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60 Year Open House Celebration!

Date: July 22, 2017

   Join us as we celebrate 60 consecutive years of breeding quarter horses, here on the J Bar D!  Activities will include, free lunch, free horse rides (leading only), a tour of the ranch, and an informative talk.  Plus, we will be raffling off a beautiful yearling filly!!!!   Please go to our "horses for sale" page to see Jae Bar Sunstone!  Tickets are $5.  You may purchase them anytime between now and July 22.  Do not need to be present to win.

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Halter Breaking 101

Date: Nov 7th, 2015  Time: 3:00 p.m.  Cost: $25

The J Bar D Ranch has had the honor of raising 58 foal crops, and we would love to show you what works when halter breaking your babies. We will be showing several techniques for teaching your foals to lead, when and how to tie for the first time, and round pen work. Class should run about an hour and a half. $25 per person. Please let us know if you plan to come!

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Cowboy Dressage Clinic

Date: March 14th, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m.  Cost: $80 to ride, $20 to watch, includes lunch.

  Taught by Jenna Brumm.  If you know absolutely nothing about the sport this is a great place to start as long as your horse has some good riding basics, or if you just need a little help or brushing up, come and join us!   Riding spots are limited, and we do need to receive full payment to hold your spot!

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Jackpot Team Sortings

Jan 10th,  Feb 7th & Mar 13th 2016

  Starts at 3:00pm. Three man teams.  Entry fee is $75 per team ($25 a person, $50 jackpotted) for the Open, and $60 per team ($20 a person, $40 jackpotted) for the Drawpot.  Riders can enter as many times as they would like, as long as there is one rider change to the team (the same team can not go twice).   $10 per person if you wish to practice afterward.

 We run the "drawpot" class, after the Open class.  In the "drawpot" class, those who want to enter will put their name in a hat, then we will draw for teams. 

 Come have some fun inside our heated arena!  Bring a friend and introduce them to the sport of sorting.  Don't worry if you don't have team mates, someone here would be glad to ride with you.  Spectators are welcome at no charge! 

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Jackpot Cuttings

Jan 9th,  Feb 6th & Mar 12th 2016

  Starts at 1:00. Classes are: Open, Non-Pro, 10,000 Non-Pro, 5,000 Novice Horse, 2,000 Limited Rider, and 1,000 Novice Horse.  .........It is not mandatory, but we would appreciate a heads up if you plan on coming so we have an idea of how many cows to get.  Thanks!

Fresh cattle classes: $50 cattle charge + $35 jackpot = $85 entry fee.

Rerun cattle classes: $40 cattle charge + $30 jackpot = $70 entry fee.

Practice: $25

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Foal Dedication & Bonfire

Date: Oct 19th, 2017.  Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Come spend a relaxing evening with us!  At 6:30 we will walk out through the pasture and stop to say a prayer to thank God for this year's colt crop.  Then we'll spend the rest of the evening around a bonfire.  We will provide stuff for smores.  Please bring your own drinks and chairs.

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Equine Massage Class

 Date: Nov 1st 2014. Time: 1:00 p.m. to around 3:30 p.m.   Tuition: $40

  Certified Equine Massage Therapist, Jacki Wilkins, will explain the many benefits of massage, and show you the correct way to massage your horse.  The class will also include stretching techniques, acupressure, and other tips to keep your horse happy!    Contact Jacki for enrollment.

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Cutting Clinic

Date: April 27, 2013. Tuition: $125 to bring your horse, $30 to watch.

  Taught by Jim Wilkins.  Limited to 10 riders!  Riders must pre-enter, at least 10 days prier to the clinic.  Starts at 9:00 a.m.  In the morning, the riders will work their horses on our "flag" as Jim explains how to work a flag, positioning and how to keep their horses correct. Then lunch will be provided for everyone free of charge. After lunch, Jim (an AAA NCHA Judge) will go over a judge's sheet, explaining the point system and what a judge looks for.  He will then judge a run, and explain what is expected of the turnback riders and herd holders.   The clinic will finish with the riders working their horses on cattle!

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Teach Your Horse To Bow Class

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014  Time: 2:00 p.m.  Tuition: $30

  This trick is a lot of fun!!!  And not only will you impress your friends, but you will also be improving communication, and building a better relationship with your horse!!  This class will run about an hour and a half to two hours.  Students do not bring their own horse.  Taught by Jacki Wilkins.

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Equine Psychology Class

  Date: October 3rd & 5th, 2017  Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Tuition: $35 for both nights or $20 for one.

  Ever wonder what a horse is thinking and why they do what they do?  Explore horse psychology, learn about their personalities and how they communicate.  Whether you would like to understand your horse better, or are just curious about these beautiful animals, we invite you to join us!  Students are not allowed to bring their own horse.  Taught by Jacki Wilkins.  I hand out lots of papers with this class, so please be sure to let me know if you are coming!!

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Essential Oils for Horses Class

Date: Aug 12th, 2013   Time: 6:30 p.m.   Tuition: $19

  Learn about the different ways you can use essential oils to help your horse!  Taught by Julie Holly, horse owner, soon to be certified Aroma Therapist. 

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Psalms 118:24

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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