Inavale Farm Horse Trials

Updated May 4, 2020

Dear Area VII Eventing Community,

After several weeks of debate and uncertainty, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Inavale Farm Horse Trials.  We have closely monitored the guidelines from Oregon’s state and local leadership, including the latest plan for slowly reopening our state in phases.  Given travel restrictions and limits on gathering sizes, we do not believe it will not be possible to run a horse trials here by the end of June.

While it is disappointing and frustrating to have to cancel this event, we are supportive of our state’s plan, with the shared goal of ending the pandemic as soon as possible.

We wish everyone the best of luck in getting through this difficult time, and look forward to seeing you next year.  We are hopeful we will be able to have some schooling activities around the cross country courses in the near future.

Catie Cejka riding Light In The Dark over the Intermediate level Toklat downbank in the 2017 Inavale Farm Horse Trials

Thank you to our local community for their support provided by  Gallops Saddlery, Toklat Originals, Kerrits Equestrian Apparel, Stubben Northwest, Town and Country Veterinary Hospital, KRKT, Steve Storm Photography, Custom Saddlery, Wilco Farm Stores and many others. Please support all of these businesses and take a moment to thank them for their contribution.

The cross country courses cover most of the property including 2 ponds, forested trails and open fields with rolling hills. The forested trails have stone dust on them for all weather riding and the fields are mechanically aerovated to create a soft, well established turf.

Volunteers

volunteer jump judges sitting under blue umbrellas at the Inavale Farm Horse Trials
Thank you to our volunteer jump judges at the Inavale Farm Horse Trials

This event could not be done with out the dedication and hard work of so many volunteers. Typically we exceed 150 volunteers for the weekend of activities. We are grateful for everyone that volunteers their time to make this event possible. There are many opportunities before and during the event where volunteers are needed. If you have some time available and would like to join us in the production, send us an email and see what there is to be done. However, if you wait till the day of the show to offer your services we may not have the job you have in mind available, please contact us in advance if you are interested.

contact our volunteer coordinator to volunteer at the June 2021 event.

Spectators

Spectators relaxing in the shade as Catie rides over the Intermediate Kerrit’s table at the 2017 Inavale Farm Horse Trials

Spectators are welcome to watch the event, and there is no charge for admission. Concessions and vendors are available at the show. Be prepared for lots of walking in open fields and forests if you would like to see the entire cross country course. There is designated spectator parking; please pick up a show program at the secretaries tent with more detailed information about the show .
Disabled and individuals with limited mobility are allowed to drive closer to the activities but for safety reasons you may be limited when you can move vehicles around and where you have access to. Please check in with the sectretary’s tent and wait for an escort to assist in parking.

Also visit our show photographer,  Steve Storm’s site for many more photos from our shows.

Want to get more involved in the sport of eventing contact our national association US Eventing Association, or connect with our local membership USEA Area VII