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Utah’s horse world – Another fun jumping show at Pegasus Event Center

Visit Pegasus to see how much fun jumper shows can be!
Visit Pegasus to see how much fun jumper shows can be!
photo by Sarah Robertson, with Sarah Ellington and 'Captain'

Head west to Grantsville’s Pegasus Event Center for the second of this year’s jumper shows, scheduled for Saturday February 8th.

For complete details, class times and entry forms please visit the equestrian center’s state of the art and ultimately user-friendly website.

If ever you’ve considered jumping or eventing , this friendly show is definitely the place to start! In an inviting, no-pressure atmosphere, the encouraging organizers and supportive participants are sure to give any rider a warm welcome to the casual show ring!

No matter what breed of horse you ride, whether your mount is a registered thoroughbred or un-papered rescue horse, you’re able to participate in the Pegasus jumper shows. Remember that these jumper shows include classes designed especially for off the track thoroughbreds (OTTB) that are registered with the Jockey Club. The center’s website will include more information about qualifying to ride in these OTTB-only classes.

Seasoned competitors across the Wasatch front frequent these shows at the higher levels to brush up on their skills and warm up their horses after a brief winter lay off.

Whether you’ve never shown in the past or have been competing for years, the Pegasus Event Center’s events offer something for everyone!

Not sure your equitation or jumping prowess is quite ready for the show ring? No problem! Come out to watch, or schedule some riding lessons with Pegasus’ manager and resident instructor, Jaime Topham.

For those located west of Grantsville who are interested in learning more about riding lessons or horse training, we recommend that you reach out to Gemini Farm. Located in Rush Valley, this beautiful facility is run by two of Utah’s top competitors and expert trainers, Todd and Adrienne Smyrl.

Those in the greater Salt Lake area have several experience rider instructors to choose from; Meisja Wagner will travel to nearby facilities to work directly with you and your horse. Denise Tilley (Tilley Show Stables) is based out of Rockin E Farms in West Bountiful. Allison Wicks Swift coaches at Rose Ranch in South Salt Lake and Lani Holman-Taylor can be reached at the Keystone Equestrian Center in Bluffdale. Nicole Weaver teaches up in Davis County (Sunset Equestrian Center in Kaysville). Lynnleigh Farm in Sandy is also a favorite local barn that’s popular with the hunter-jumper crowd.

If you’re looking for lessons and possibly also considering horse adoption, look no further than Salt Lake’s premier rescue barn, The Stable Place. Don’t miss our recent article on the many benefits and blessings of rescue horses!

Riders East of SLC will want to talk with Kim Castro and the scenic North Field Stables in Heber. Several local equestrians even make the drive up from Salt Lake to join the playful crowd at this beautiful facility!

No matter which corner of the Wasatch front you reside in, our area offers many proven professionals who will be able to help you reach your riding goals. Visit Pegasus Event Center on Saturday, February 8th to see how much fun the jumper shows can be!

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