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The Colorado Horse Park Announces 2014 Calendar of Events

March 08, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Parker, CO- March 4, 2014-The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) offers the opportunity to participate in and support world-class equestrian sports. Amateur, junior and Olympic athletes compete in multiple disciplines at the state-of-the art facility each year, making it one of the most important equestrian centers in North America.

 

Andrea Caudill and Haidaseeker Playboy. Photo by Sue Weakley  

With the wide range of competitions and clinics, CHP, the largest horse park west of the Mississippi, has something for everyone. Enjoy all that CHP has to offer, including top-of-the line GGT footing, a fun and competitive atmosphere and one of the equestrian world’s most scenic settings with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.

The Colorado Horse Park is pleased to announce the 2014 calendar of events for upcoming horse shows, educational and community events.

John Pearce and Johnny B Good. Photo by Carrie Wirth

2014 Colorado Horse Park Schedule:

 

March 15-16 Hunter/Jumper CHP “Marches On” CHJA Show

 

March 22-23 Hunter/Jumper The Wild Ranch Spring Challenge

 

April 12-13 Hunter/Jumper KSMS Welcome to Spring

 

April 18-19 Educational Buddy Brown Clinic

 

April 19 Eventing Eventing Derby

 

April 24-27 Hunter/Jumper CHP Spring Warm Up I

 

April 26-27 Dressage Two White Feet Benefitting Sense of Security

 

April 26-27 Hunter/Jumper CHP “No More Snow” CHJA Show

 

May 1-4 Hunter/Jumper CHP Spring Warm Up II

 

May 3-4 Hunter/Jumper Meridian’s Jump into Summer
May 3-4 Educational Brian Sabo Clinic

 

May 9-10 Educational Diane Carney Jumper/Hunter/Equitation Clinic

 

May 17-18 Hunter/Jumper In Stride Inc.’s May Madness
May 24-May 25 Educational James Atkinson Clinic

 

May 30-June 1 Dressage High Prairie Dressage I, II, and III

 

May 31-June 1 Hunter/Jumper KSMS’s Jump Into June CHJA Show

 

May 31-June 1 Eventing CHP Horse Trials

 

June 4-8 Hunter/Jumper Summer in the Rockies I

 

June 11-15 Hunter/Jumper Summer in the Rockies II

 

June 18-22 Hunter/Jumper Summer in the Rockies III

 

July 2-6 Hunter/Jumper Summer in the Rockies IV

 

July 9-13 Hunter/Jumper Summer in the Rockies V

 

July 16-20 Hunter/Jumper Summer in the Rockies VI

 

August 1-3 Dressage Dressage in the Rockies I, II, and III

 

August 4-8 Educational EAP Clinic with Julie Winkle

 

August 22-24

 

 

August 23-24

Eventing

 

 

Hunter/Jumper

Colorado Horse Park CCI**, Training Three-Day and Horse Trials

 

Meridian Riding Club Summer’s End

 

August 30-31 Hunter/Jumper Gold Crest Stables Summerfest
 

September 6

 

Additional

 

Bijou Springs Hunt Pair Pace

 

September 17-21

 

Dressage

 

RMDS Sport Horse Championships

 

September 25-28 Hunter/Jumper Colorado Fall Finals

 

September 27-28 Hunter/Jumper The Wild Ranch’s Fall Challenge

 

Carson Grisham and Woodland’s Blue Haze. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge 

About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 21th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist, David O’Connor. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity to house more than 1,000.

Darlene McInnes and Warlord.
Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events

 

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Days Inn

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Guaranty Bank

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Horse Connection

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KBC Foundation

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Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

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Nutrena

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Parker Adventist Hospital

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The Staff of The Colorado Horse Park Go the Extra Mile for the Community

February 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Parker, CO – February 12, 2014 – The Colorado Horse Park is home to a full schedule of over 40 events each year, including local and national world-class equestrian competition in multiple disciplines. It has been home to the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships and the National combined Driving Singles Championships

 

Behind the scenes at The Colorado Horse Park, the staff is known for their goodwill in the community and for going the extra mile to help out. On a regular basis, every member of the staff gladly goes beyond required job descriptions to reach out and support the community.

 

 Jose Morales, Lisa Klymko, Vivien Van Buren, Geoff Combs, Helen Krieble, Brian Curry and Carole Kenney posed for the CHP holiday card. Photo by Horsin' Around Photography


Jose Morales, Lisa Klymko, Vivien Van Buren, Geoff Combs, Helen Krieble, Brian Curry and Carole Kenney posed for the CHP holiday card. Photo by Horsin’ Around Photography

Carole Kenney, Equine Manager at The Colorado Horse Park, recently set up an account for donations for the family of Arapahoe High School shooting victim, Claire Davis. But this isn’t the first time she’s helped out those in need.

 

“A local trainer’s Jack Russell terrier jumped into one the boiling pools at Yellowstone,” said Helen Krieble, founder and President of The Colorado Horse Park. “The trainer stepped into the pool to save her dog and her leg was very badly burned.”

 

Kenney orchestrated a Colorado Horse Park benefit show to help the trainer.

 

“I never would have learned of it without Carole,” continued Krieble. “Another trainer got kicked in the face and had to have reconstructive surgery. Carole raised money for her medical expenses. She has that kind of constant awareness about the needs of families here. She is always so giving.”

 

 Brian Curry, Vice President of Colorado Horse Park


Brian Curry, Vice President of Colorado Horse Park

Brian Curry, Vice President of The Colorado Horse Park has also gone above and beyond to support the community. In 2012, a fire was closing in on The Colorado Horse Park and the adjacent houses.

 

“Brian had all our barn staff out there with the water trucks and drags creating a fire break and saved the houses on the south of CHP,” Krieble said. “He tried to stop that fire. Our men coughed for about two weeks, they were so inundated with

smoke. They were so inundated with smoke. On another occasion, a house caught fire at the edge of the property. Curry and team had hoses and water out there well before the fire department arrived.”

 

In the summer of 2013 when the nearby Black Forest caught fire, all the staff, including Krieble, Curry, Chief Financial Officer Geoff Combs, Vivien Van Buren, who heads up Entertainment and Education, and Lisa Klymkow, Vendor Manager, did their part to help the victims of the fires. The Colorado Horse Park housed many horses, cattle and other farm animals uprooted by fire.

 

“It is that kind of thing – all staff members are willing to step up, every single one of them” Krieble said. “They are all multi-talented and multi-tasked. We are very lucky”

 

Krieble is also a much-respected community leader in Colorado, and active in national politics. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Denver Art Museum, the Free Congress Foundation, Radio America, the Colorado Horse Development Authority and the Colorado Horsemen’s Council. She is a founding board member of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, one of the most highly acclaimed and successful political leadership training programs in the country.

 

 Helen Krieble Founder and President of Colorado Horse Park


Helen Krieble Founder and President of
Colorado Horse Park

Krieble is keenly interested in immigration reform because of its impact on the equestrian world. Now she works tirelessly to earn support for her “Red Card Solution,” a simple, free-market guest-worker approach to immigration.

 

Krieble has presented her “Red Card Solution” on Capitol Hill, on major network news programs and talk shows, and to the National Press Club.

 

To learn more about “The Red Card Solution” go to: http://www.redcardsolution.com/

 

About the Colorado Horse Park

The Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble, who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic gold medalist David O’Connor and eventing superstar James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

 

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park iscommitted to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

 

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/

Colorado Horse Park Awards Trainer Incentive Travel Packages : Trainers Win Trips to Africa and Argentina

December 06, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Parker, CO – December 3, 2013 – At the conclusion of this year’s show season at the Colorado Horse Park, two hard-working trainers received an extra bonus. Rebecca Johnson won the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association (CHJA) show series award and Brianna Davis earned the series award for the USEF A-Rated shows, all managed and held at the Colorado Horse Park. The Horse Park offered incredible travel package prizes for the winning high point trainers.

 

“Alexia Nostora, a local trainer who also works in the travel industry, put me in touch with Real Life Adventure Travel,” said Carole Kenney, Equine Manger at the Colorado Horse Park. Kenney spearheaded the trainer incentive program for the CHJA shows.

Rebecca Johnson, trainer for In Stride in Littleton, CO won the CHJA trainer incentive award-a trip to Africa. Photo courtesy of CHP

Rebecca Johnson, trainer for In Stride in Littleton, CO won the CHJA trainer incentive award-a trip to Africa. Photo courtesy of CHP

 

Real Life Adventure Travel put together an incredible travel package for an African Riding Safari.

 

“We wanted to reward the trainer who had the most well-rounded program in the hunters, equitation and jumpers,” Kenney said. “We developed a cumulative point

system. Each rider had a certain number of points through their placings at a minimum number of shows. There were a couple of trainers who went for this hard, but Rebecca earned the points and was able to get this done.”

 

Johnson shared that the award didn’t change any of their showing game plans, but they worked hard at each show, arriving early and leaving late. Johnson and her assistant, Devon Hussey, were dedicated to prepping the horses and riders to give their absolute best performances.

 

“It was very rewarding,” said Johnson about winning the prize. “In my program, I have always thought that the basics are key for everyone. We have always started everyone with the hunter program, despite where they want to go. We move forward to equitation when they can handle more of a challenge, and then we introduce them to jumpers. It is sort of a pyramid-style training program. Once they’ve experienced all three, then they can pick which one is their passion and we can develop them further.”

 

Johnson thanks her husband, Derek, and their two children for their support. She will take her assistant, Hussey, on the riding vacation.

 

“Without Devon, this would not have been possible,” Johnson said. “She was my student for many years and is now my partner. She is just a wonderful person and a key part of my business. We’re really excited about this. This is one of the few opportunities I’ve had to go somewhere amazing simply for life experience and pleasure. Africa- holy cow!”

 

Hussey and Johnson plan to go on their Africa adventure in January, which is calving season for most animals in Africa.

 

“This type of award for the local circuit speaks volumes about the generosity of the Colorado Horse Park,” Johnson said. “I’d like to thank all the show managers that took part in the series and also the Horse Park. I would like to thank my clients. They were behind me 100 percent of the way.”

 

Here is a link to Real Life Adventure Travels’ blog entry about Johnson’s win:

http://www.reallifeadventuretravel.com/blog/and-the-chp-chja-series-circuit-winner-is/

 

Brianna Davis was unaware of the Colorado Horse Park A-Rated Trainer Incentive Award, so she was completely surprised when she was informed that she won an exotic trip for two to the Northern Patagonia District of Argentina. The Caballadas trip offers unique experiences riding through beautiful country secluded in the heart of the Andes Mountains.

 

Brianna Davis and Brunello. Davis, who trains for Savoy Stables in Littleton, CO won the A-rated trainer award of a trip to the Patagonia region of Argentina. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Brianna Davis and Brunello. Davis, who trains for Savoy Stables in Littleton, CO won the A-rated trainer award of a trip to the Patagonia region of Argentina. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

“The program we did for the A-rated shows required participation in at least four of the six shows offered,” said Geoff Combs, Chief Financial Officer of Colorado Horse Park. “The trainer had to have at least one competitor in each of the jumpers, equitation, and hunters. Then, we assigned points to each and totaled up all the points by discipline, calculated an average based on the trainer’s total number of horses, then an average of the three to determine the winner. We wanted a program that would allow the smaller barns to compete with the larger ones.”

 

When the scores were tallied, Brianna Davis and Savoy Stables led the competition for the award.

 

“We have horses and riders that are really competitive in those three rings,” said Davis. “We always work hard at home. I try to lead one lesson a week where we focus on flatwork and the basics. Everyone works hard, but we try to keep it fun at the same time. It is also important that we enjoy what we’re doing- both the riders and the horses.”

 

Davis is pleased that the hard work she and her clients put in resulted in this surprise win.

 

“It was a very nice surprise when I found out that I won it,” Davis said. “It is a trip that I would never afford to do. I am very excited to go and explore a new place.”

 

Davis will take Savoy Stables owner Mary Dunahay on the Argentine adventure. They plan on traveling in January before the winter show season begins.

 

“She’s always been my biggest supporter,” Davis said of Dunahay. “The two of us can go and have some fun for a week.”

 

“The Colorado Horse Park always puts on a great horse show,” added Davis. “It is great to have such a well-run horse show right in our back yard. It is a wonderful facility, and they are always looking for ways to improve the experience.”

 

Click here to learn more about the Caballadas Patagonia trip.

 

About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

 

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park iscommitted to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

 

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/

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