SVC Staff invites you to enjoy stacks of fluffy pancakes, hot off the grill with a steaming cup of coffee at the 9th annual Cowboy Breakfast! This FREE event is our way to say THANK YOU to our dedicated docents, volunteers and supporters. NEW supporters welcome too! If you'd like to donate to the costs of the breakfast please click the Donate Now button from our Home Page or contribute to the donation bucket at the event.
Meet and mingle with other SVC supporters for a hearty breakfast in nature, surrounded by colorful rolling foothills and blooming wildflowers. To complete your visit, top off breakfast with a Docent Led outing or self-guided hike, trail run or equestrian ride through open country over a variety of terrain.
Equestrian ride is through open country over a variety of terrain. Climbing and descending hills and creek crossing are involved with this outing. Groups travel at a walk and usually are from 10-15 in size. Horses and riders should be accustomed to riding in groups, open fields and crossing creek beds.
Please rate your riding ability when registering. Select the from one of the following:
Experience: Rider has limited horse and riding experiences.
You the rider: should understand basic horsemanship; tacking up and comfortable balanced seat.
Controlling the Horse: Rider can walk, turn and stop their horse.
Riding Environment: Rider can manage a basic flat trail, with limited obstacles.
Experience: Rider should have more experience than a Beginner rider.
You the rider: clearly understand Horsemanship practices; tacking up, well balanced seat, properly mount & dismount, unassisted.
Controlling the Horse: Rider can bring a horse to an emergency stop, bend, able to control horse at a walk, trot, backing a horse and keep a proper distance between riders.
Riding Environment: Rider can manage basic trails with more obstacles, creek crossings, small hill climbing and descending.
Experience: Rider should have more experience than a Novice rider.
You the rider: has a confident balanced seat and has ridden horses with different skill levels and training. Rider should also be able to recognize and resolve horse's physical signs of pinned ears, aggressive head shaking/bobbing, tail swishing, teeth bearing, jigging, popping up, uncontrolled backing or spinning, etc.
Controlling the Horse: Rider can control the horse in all movements at a walk ,trot, canter, etc.
Riding Environment: Rider has the ability to handle more trail obstacles, creek crossings, climbing and descending hills at a quicker pace.
Experience: Individual has more experience of an Intermediate rider. Rider has years of technical experience on and around horses as a trainer, horseman competitor, show riding and at event rides.
You the rider: can handle many difficult and unexpected situations, with confidence. Possesses a true independent balanced seat. Can mount and dismount of both sides of their horse, if need be. Has the ability to help other riders, if needed.
Controlling the Horse: Rider can control a horse at all times, in any circumstance. Rider knows how to safely navigate, maneuver or position their horse in group rides, if a situation calls for advance horsemanship.
Riding Environment: Ride has ability to handle all trail obstacles, creek crossings, climbing and descending hills at a quick and confident pace.