Sierra Pacific

Horse Management Day 2023



?Hi Sierra Pacific Region Families,

Your HMO and Liberty Oaks Pony Club are excited to offer a fantastic lineup of presentations for you, your family, and friends at the Sierra Pacific Region Pony Club Horse Management Day and Model Horse Show on Sunday, September 18 at Woodland Stallion Station in Woodland, CA from 9am to 3pm.
Please see the attached flyer and registration for information on Horse Management Day, ordering t-shirts, and the procedure for the Model Horse Show.
If you are interested in participating in a guided equine anatomy dissection class with Alicia Garlick, veterinarian and VRS, please reserve your spot by replying to this email (spaces are limited- there are 11 spaces left).
You can use the link below to register and Venmo payment to @MelissaDabadie or PayPal 

Registration Link:


*Everyone who registers by Sept. 1 will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to ShopPonyClub!*

Please also fill out and return the attached liability release if you plan to attend.
Club Leaders, please share this information with your members and contact Melissa at with questions.

Thank you!

Horse Management Day 

Date: August 2023


Hosted by: Regional HMO Melissa Dabadie and 

Start time: Registration begins at 8am



Registration begins at 8am, along with the model horse show set up. 9am we will start the day with our first presenters.

There will be three tracts of education geared towards members' certification levels.

  Unrated through D2 will have opportunities in leading and jogs, polo wraps and boots, the 5 rules of feeding, proper tack cleaning, rally stall set up, and more. 

 The D3-C2 participants will work on conformation and lamenesses, conditioning, saddle fitting, bandaging, lunging, truck and trailer safety, and much more. 

 The upper level members will be working on teaching skills, saddle fitting, conditioning, conformation and lamenesses, and bandaging. 

Our day will end around 3pm.

Please wear barn appropriate footwear and bring a lunch. 

There will be plenty of time during our educational journey, to take time to visit the region's first model horse show. Every participant will be able to vote for their favorite entry! 

We hope to see you at this fun fillled educational day. 


Who is this event for?  This event is for all members and their parents. We also open this event to non-members who are considering joining Pony Club. Please bring your horsey friends with you and show them how great Pony Club is. Note that all non-members are required to hand in a completed non-member waiver (see link to file below) this waiver MUST be signed by their parent. DC’s please check that all members planning on attending have in fact joined for 2023.  If their names are not on your 2023 rosters please have them complete and bring a signed non-member waiver. We will have a copy of the regional roster to check members off against.  

Inquiries: Melissa Dabadie HMO


(Entries must include full payment of fees written with one club check)

Entry Fee: $15 for all attendees including parents. We will accept cash and club checks at the door. 

We have a large number set to attend this event and we need to start on time at 9am please plan to arrive by around 8:30am to insure time to register and be patient with our registration folks. They will be checking you off from the current USPC regional roster. Any child not on the roster will need to hand in a waiver. As national is backed up with memberships I suggest you login to the national website and make sure you are listed as a current member. If not please bring a waiver. The day will start at 9am near the Dressage Courts.

Lunch: A local food truck will be on property.

Purpose: The purpose of Horse management day is to share horse management knowledge with our members of all ages and levels. The focus is on teaching skills necessary for certifications as well as those needed for the up-coming rally season. This year will be a little different than the last 2. We will have 4 or 5 stations set up with hands-on demonstrations of information from the HB certification. Being practical in nature this material will be fun and of interest to our D members while at the same time informative for our older and HMX members. There is also an opportunity for parents and older members to be trained in how to be an assistant horse management judge to enable them to help judging at rallies. This is a great way to be able to go behind the scenes at our rallies and be able to observe what the members are doing.


Please wear barn appropriate footwear, medical armbands and PC pins for members. I would love to see all the members in their club shirts and attire. Do dress warm it can be chilly in here in the morning. Attire should be neat and tidy and workmanlike. No jewelry, hair put up neatly if long etc. Parents need to wear barn appropriate footwear i.e. paddock boots as you will be around horses. We hold our parents to the same standards that we hold our members as all adults are setting an example to our junior members.

Other things to bring: Please bring a chair if you wish to sit. Bring a note book and something to write with there will be lots of good info to take home.

Volunteers: Anyone wishing to assist with set-up and take down would be very much appreciated.