Clinics & Special Events

    • 22 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Bainbridge Island Saddle Club
    • 3

    Equine Trail Sports is one of the fastest growing equestrian disciplines in our area. ETS combines a variety of trail challenges, obstacle courses and recreational rides in a fun, family friendly environment. ETS is great cross-training no matter your equestrian discipline.

    Each session will begin in hand with a focus on the horse's mind, how they are motivated and how they process the obstacles. Maral will review the basics of each obstacle and break it down into small achievable steps. Each session is 4 hours and limited to 12 participants. 1 session per horse.

    $75 BISC Members - Registration opens March 7th

    $100 Non-Members - Registration opens March 17th

    Beginner Class

    This will be a fun introductory class explaining novice (entry level) obstacle and trail challenge shows. While playing on the course we will discuss: What motivates your horse? Making the obstacles a happy place for your horse Levels and types of pressure. Timing and feel (or when to release pressure) We will go over the concept of moving your horses front and rear independently both in hand and under saddle. 

    Open Class

    Above and beyond what we go over in the beginner class we will venture into more challenging obstacles and what the judges are looking for at each one. How to maintain cadence throughout obstacles and perform them with a higher degree of finesse.

    About our Clinician

    Maral Eckenrod lives in Seabeck, Wa with her husband Frank and their family dog Bo.  Maral has been riding since she was 5 years old and has been blessed with several great horses in her riding career.

    Her amazing gelding is an (estimated) 14 year old kill pen rescue named Scooby.  They have been partners for 7 years and have overcome some major confidence and health hurdles to be the Equine Trail Sports National Champion Equine in 2015 and Advanced division saddle winner at Regional finals in 2019.  
    Maral is excited to share how she won Scooby's trust and developed the partnership required to reach their goals in Equine Trail Sports.

    More information on the sport can be found at

    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • BISC, 7650 NE Day Rd W Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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    This is a one of a kind clinic!!  


    Any discipline will benefit from this! Stephanie works on the riders physical needs to be able to be more affective and straighter just through some simple stretches and exercises! The change is amazing!  This clinic is open to all disciplines and all level of riders.  Cost is $165 per session for members, $190 for non-members.  This clinic is limited to 10 spots so reserve your spot soon!  

    Stephanie  graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Health Science from Loma Linda University in 2008.  Because she is also an equestrian she has been able to combine her passion for fitness, health and alignment with her passion for horses.

    ​​Stephanie attended the USEF HSSM clinic  given by Andy Thomas in October 2017.  Stephanie is now a part of a small group of physical therapists recognized by the USEF to treat equestrian athletes.  She is currently contracted with USEF to work with all the riders who are invited to be a part of the developing dressage clinics.

    "My hope is to be able to help riders of any level or ability improve their body awareness, balance and strength. I want to help them be the best team they possibly could be with their horse and to achieve their goals both on and off their beloved companions!"

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • BISC, 7650 NE Day Rd W Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 2 Days of training with Mounted Archery Assoc. of the America's Registered Clinic Instructor Lisa Badger
    • Beginner level mounted archers welcome. All archery gear included. Intermediate riding skills recommended. English/Western all saddle types welcome.
    • Clinic will cover Ground Archery, Archery Horsemanship, Starting your horse, Advancing toward Competition. 

    $325.00 Participant

    $30.00/Day Auditors

    Limit 12 Participants

    MA3 Membership Required for riding participants

    • $20 for Event Membership - 5 day pass
    • Select Prairie Moon Mounted Archers as the affiliate

    Helmets Required while riding on BISC grounds

    Riding participants will need to supply their own horse

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