Events and Activities

Here is some info from:
Wine Country Equestrian Club:

I promised to share the scheduling and plans for 2019. Still have some details to add as they are confirmed.
-Planning another desensitization clinic. No details yet.
-HDT planning for May 11, Teresa Bron judge at Riverside Arena. Highway 24 and University Drive Yakima, WA.
-Campout at Lenbergs, May 18 or 25. BBQ and driving on local trails.
-Morgan Show Linden, WA May 30 – June 2.
-Clay Station June 14 – 18, Califory
EI Lessons and Kitchen Sink @ Donita, Auburn, WA June 24 – 30
-Inavale, OR July 12-14

-Muffy Seaton first choice TBA
-EI CDE @ Donita, Auburn WA August 8 – 11
-Muffy Seaton second choice TBA
Morgan show Spanaway, August 22 – 25
-EI DT @ Donita, Auburn, WA September 13 – 15
-Clay Station, first weekend, California

Additional: Wine Country Equestrian Club will sponsor the “Double Clear” towels this year.

Updates as they become available.

Letter from the Northwest Friesian Horse Club President

I would like to personally welcome you to the Northwest Friesian Horse Club. We have some exciting things planned for 2019.

  • Scott Monroe Driving Clinic – March 22, 23, 24
  • Scott Monroe Driving Clinic – May 10, 11, 12
  • Annual Campout Ride and Drive – June 21, 22, 23 •
  • Clay Maier Clinic – July 26, 27, 28 •
  • NWFHC Keuring – September 23 or 25

For our Driving enthusiasts we will be hosting Scott Monroe for two clinics this Spring. Scott is a three times National Combined Driving Single Horse National Champion (2005, 2006, 2011). He has represented the United States three times internationally at the USET level as well as for Canada as a navigator. Scott has more than 20 years of driving and training experience and is a PATH Intl. Level 2 (Advanced) Therapeutic Driving Instructor, ADS Combined Driving Judge and Technical Delegate. Scott will be at the Ethel Events Center March 22-24th and May 10-12th .

A super fun social time will be enjoyed by riders and drivers alike. We will be hosting the NWFHC Annual Campout Ride and Drive at the home of Bob and Jeanie Wier in the beautiful McKenna Forest Reserve, June 21-23rd. The McKenna Forest Reserve offers 23 miles of gravel roads and trails throughout the gaited community. We will have a meeting on Saturday with BBQ dinner to follow. Come for the day or stay the weekend!

For everyone who loves Rein Dance and the teachings of Clay Maier we will be hosting Clay for a clinic in Sisters, Oregon, July 26-28th .

Please watch our website and our Facebook page for details and updates on the upcoming events.

We hope you all have a great New Year and we are looking forward to seeing our current and new club members as we enjoy our beautiful Friesian horses and the friendships, we have developed within the NWFHC.

Will Bron

Northwest Friesian Horse Club President

Reminder Town Hall Meeting:
SATURDAY, February 16th, 11:30 
in the dining area of the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene.

This is a reminder to send in your 2019 Western Whips and Wheels Board of Directors Ballot.

Thank you

2019 Western Whips and Wheels Board of Directors ballots were sent out to paid members on 2/4/2019, if you did not receive one, please let Janet Burns know,

 2019 Town Hall Meetings

Are being rescheduled:

February 24th, @ 12:00, Janet Burns’s home, 30960 S. Wright Rd, Molalla, 503-351-4660. 

I will be serving soup and sandwiches

March 3rd, @1:30 , Barb Buhler’s home, 503-871-5751, 5396 Enterprise Rd, Dallas, OR 97338, please bring a salad.

More dates and location will be posted

The WWW town hall meetings scheduled for Sat. Feb 9th in Dallas at Barb B’s home and the Sunday, Feb. 10 at Janet Durfee Burns home in Molalla are tentatively CANCELLED due to prediction of adverse weather conditions. Please check FB or with the home hosting the meeting in your area. We will reschedule if needed later in Feb.

ATTENTION drivers, or want to be drivers, who are wanting to know more about the joy of driving your equine!! WWW (Western Whips and Wheels) will be hosting three “town hall” meetings coming in February. Invite your friends for a casual “meet and greet” to talk about driving in your area, any educational needs, or ideas for activities. All disciplines, and equine sizes are welcome!

Coming to a location near you:

Sat.  Feb. 9. @11am, Home of Barb Buhler, 5396 Enterprise Road, Dallas, OR, Bring a salad to share .

Sunday,  Feb. 10 @1:30, Home of Janet Burns, 30960 S. Wright Road, Molalla,   Light refreshments.  Bring own beverage,

Saturday, Feb. 16 @11:30, Oregon Horse Center, 99751 Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR
We will meet in the dining area in the main arena.  Food available to purchase .

We are excited to meet and share with one another how to build a driving  community and build camaraderie with one another.  Any questions, please contact Colleen Kuust at or Ann Craig at

2019 Arena Driving Trials Series Have not been scheduled yet.

Sponsored by Driving Essentials, Inc.

Arena Driving Trials are a fun way to keep us motivated through the wet winters of the Pacific Northwest. The monthly trials include dressage, cones and hazards, all adjusted to fit in a covered arena. The events are very casual and drivers may wear comfortable warm clothes. Your horse may have a shaggy winter coat and, yes, your carriage may be a bit muddy. This takes the pressure off and simply gives drivers a chance to practice and have fun. Last year we had many first time competitors who used the Arena Driving Trials as a way to learn about Combined Driving Events in a friendly and low pressure atmosphere. These ADTs are not ADS sanctioned events but are run under ADS rules.


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