Appleatchee Riders Association is a private membership organization incorporated in 1947 in Washington State for the purpose of promoting fellowship among horse lovers.
Please note: We are a private facility. All of the horses here are privately owned. We Have NO Pony Rides, Trail Rides, Birthday Parties, or Horses for Rent.
“Appleatchee is one of my very favorite places to visit for a horse show! Being an equine photographer, I visit it quite a bit, whether it's for a show or for a portrait session for the boarders and their horses. I'm incredibly lucky to live only 10 minutes away from this gorgeous facility.”
Jeni Jo Photography
- Professional Equine Photographer -
"I had a great time sorting. Everyone was very nice and helpful."
"It's a very laid back atmosphere. Everyone it is very nice and very helpful. We look forward to participating every month!"
"Wonderful facility and friendly people!"
"Outstanding show barn but arenas and areas to ride as well. Cattle on grounds for events and they do an outstanding job of grooming to fit your needs!"
"We love Appleatchee! Very clean, people are very friendly and so many places to ride."
"Good People Nice facility with an indoor riding arena"
"I come from the Seattle area and this place is amazing. There's a huge variety of horseman (women) but from what I have seen, we all have the same goal: horsemanship and enjoying our horses. I am lucky to be a part of this facility"
"this place is amazing! If you ever visit you HAVE to climb saddle rock. Absolutely stunning views up there. The stables are pretty nice, and you can put horses across from each other so they can see each other and plenty of alleyway space. There is also a really fun obstacle course just past the road that has bleachers for people who want to watch. The obstacle course has some jumps, but still plenty of room for people who don't want to jump. The arenas are very nice and spacey, although the J.S. Sparks arena has only 1 set of bleachers, but the lower one has plenty. If you board there, the horses can go outside in a little mini paddock. Also, there is plenty of room for campers or motorhomes. The outdoor arenas are very nice as well, and the round pen has very tall walls so horses can't jump out. Overall, it's a very nice place you should definitely visit sometime."
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Reining, Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Trails, Western/English Pleasure, Working Equitation, and Sidesaddle
The Performance division encompasses a variety of disciplines, including Reining, Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Trails, Western/English Pleasure, Working Equitation and even Sidesaddle.
Because our division encompasses so many disciplines, we strive to have a balanced event and clinic schedule that offers something for everyone. If you would like to schedule a clinic or show, please reach out to our office or Division Head.
2023 Performance Dates
President's Day Weekend- Jumping and Dressage Clinic with Kari Kush
March/April- Bowl Jumps go out for the season
April 1st- Trails Open
May- Ranch Versitility Clinic with Brianna Parnell
Awesome Blossom Working Equitation Show
June 10th & 11th- Clinic with Patience O'Neal
July 8th & 9th- Appleatchee Dressage Show
October 7th & 8th- Fall Fun Show
October- Bowl Jumps are put away for the season
December 1st- Trails Close
Monday nights from 4:30pm to 7:30pm - All members who wish to participate in jumping practice.
Jumping practice will be held in the Indoor Arena in the winter months and in the Top or Indoor Arena during the fair weather months. Jumping practice may be held out in the Bowl weather permitting.
Set up and take down at 4 pm and after 7 :30 pm
Advanced: 4:30-5:30 pm
Beginner (18" and under): 5:30-6:30
Intermediate and Advanced: 6:00-7:30 pm
$2 rail fee to be paid each session, or $10 per month. These fees go toward the maintenance and upkeep of the jumping equipment.
Please sign in using the clipboard hanging on the announcer's booth
For SAFETY reasons we ask that the following guidelines be followed:
Helmets are required to jump. Safety vests are required to jump in the bowl.
Only 1 rider on course/grid at a time.
All jump equiptment users should sign the clipboard hanging on the announcer's stand.
Rider should call out "grid" or "on course" to alert other riders
Riders using the course/grid should do so in rotation, whether it is the entire course/grid or just one fence.
Trot poles (3-4') or canter rails (6') may be worked simultaneously while another rider is on the course/grid.
Non jumpers are welcome to ride with us, but please ride on the perimeter of the arena and yield to the riders on course/grid.
If you need to lunge a horse, please ask the members riding, since the free space in the arena may limited
If you would like to use the jumping equipment outside of scheduled practice hours, please clear it with the office first. Rail fees are still applicable. All jump equiptment users should sign the clipboard hanging on the announcer's stand.
Jumpers ride at their own risk. A spotter is highly encouraged for any jumping.
If equipment is damaged, please let the division head or the office know so the equipment can be evaluated and repaired.
Reining and Dressage Practice Night
Winter- Every other Wednesday from 4:30PM to 8:30PM in the Indoor Arena
Mary Sawyer and Unique Conversation have been recognized as the first-ever recipients of the USEA Century Ride award!
Click on one of the links to read more about it:
Performance Division Photo Gallery
Jumping practice - Monday nights from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Reining and Dressage practice - during the winter every other Wednesday night from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Indoor Arena. Summer schedule to be determined.