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Our Driving Program

What is Driving?

Driving is the discipline of having a horse pull a device. I say device, because this can include anything from a log to a carriage to farm implement.


Wendy started driving because she loved the draft horse breeds, and this is what they do best!


Currently our ranch has all manner of things for our draft beasts to pull.  We have stone boats to train the horses, the training cart shown in the picture above, show carts for competitions, and passenger carts for charity or special events.  We even started using farm implements such as a 'Spring Tooth Harrow' for turning the ground, since tractors and quads don't always get the job done (or at least they aren't as much fun!).

We Drive Because we Love it!

Driving has been a long time passion for Wendy and she is determined to teach others about it.  Wendy does small private lessons for everyone from small children to retired adults.  She'll teach theory to practice,  or you can just come do a ride along with her!

Schedule a time with Wendy
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Our Event Schedule

Events we enjoy

Each year we have a few events that we live for, then we'll jump into others as they come up and as we have time.  This is a hobby for us and not a job, this is how we ensure we never loose the joy of doing this.


California State Fair:

Wendy has been participating in the State Fair since 1993.  She had been riding sidesaddle there since 2012. We are lucky enough to be invited back each year and truly love participating.  It is a LOT of work as we perform each night during the entire 17 days.  The theme is different every year and presents new and unique challenges for both us and our horses. We've done everything from sidesaddle demonstrations to dressing up as penguins to chasing damsels as a headless horseman.


Draft Horse Classic:

Wendy has been participating at this event in Grass Valley CA since 2014.  She's been competing there since 2016.  We've been quite successful showing there and have had quite a fun time. The ranch is most proud of Liam's Grand Champion Stallion and Wendy's 1st Place Ladies Pleasure ribbons.  Personally we're most grateful for the friends we've made over the years.

We do Events to raise awareness

We only participate in a few scheduled events, more often we can be found somewhere at the last minute as a late entry.

Want to see us at a local event?

Trail Rides

Latrobe Area

We are so fortunate to live in an area with miles of horse friendly roads! The S Shingle Rd area provides miles of dirt road to enjoy with zero automobile traffic.

Point Reyes

We try to organize a trip to the Point Reyes area at least once a year.  There is a great horse camp there and a wonderful horse friendly Bed and Breakfast.

Oroville

We head up to Oroville Dam a few times a year.  They have miles and miles of great trails and a wonderful horse camp ground, with warm showers!

Events

March 2, 2019

Cowboy's Honor Ride : Natalie Corona

12pm

Arbuckle CA

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March 2, 2019

Cowboy's Honor Ride : Natalie Corona

Bring the family to watch us ride up 5th St, then loop back to Hall St, then West to Balfour Park to join the Corona family in a tree planting ceremony in honor of Natalie.

12pm

Arbuckle CA

July 12-28, 2019

California State Fair 2019

7pm - 9pm

Cal Expo

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July 12-28, 2019

California State Fair 2019

Exact times to be determined, but we usually perform between 7-9pm, every night. Details will be shared soon!

7pm - 9pm

Cal Expo

September 19-22, 2019

Draft Horse Classic

All day

Nevada County Fair Grounds

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September 19-22, 2019

Draft Horse Classic

Show schedules have not been posted yet, once we have details we will update the site

All day

Nevada County Fair Grounds

Ranch Services


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