Competitors and Friends:
have 7 Saddle Series Hunter Jumper Shows in the 2016-17 running from Oct to
May. (see Dates Judges Map
for details). All our shows are sanctioned by IEHJA, GSDHJA, OCHSA and USHJA Outreach, so you can accumulate points in all
four associations. The One-Day
Western Show on Jan 29, 2017 has been cancelled due to
rain and mud everywhere but here. No alternative date has been set.
students did very well at the IEHJA year-end show at Expo Center, City of
Industry on Nov 18-29. Details are forthcoming.
If you want
association information, consult the IEHJA web site
at http://iehja.com, or GSDHJA at http://gsdhja.org,
OCHSA at http://OCHSA.org USHJA at http://USHJA.org (Outreach Competition) for up-to-date rules, sanctioned classes, divisions and membership
applications - which are also available at our show office (note that GSDHJA
membership applications must be done online).
Looking for a Great Riding Opportunity?
Check out our upcoming Day Camps; they are the perfect way to introduce kids of any age to the joys of horseback riding.
We've got several Day Camps upcoming for 2016: click on => Day Camp
<= for details -- more to come!
And don't forget Willowbrook English Riding Apparel
selection of English riding clothing and accessories including; boots,
helmets, britches, jods, saddles, bridles and hunt coats for show and everyday riding:
click on this to go to the web page (Willowbrook
Riding Apparel). We
are the 'Ariat' dealer in the valley and have a supply of their superior
quality tall and paddock boots in stock. We also carry Tuff Rider, Charles
Owens, Ovation, and are agents for 'Burlingham' Sports Products (including
wonderful, easy-care jump standards, rails and gates).
We can conduct weddings at Willowbrook; see our
descriptive page for options, Rev. Donald Franklin, Ph.D., officiating (or the
minster, priest, rabbi of your choice).
Layups and Horse retirement on grass at Willowbrook.
If your Racehorse or Show Horse needs a rest, we have
pastures to accommodate him or her. Give us a call to discuss your horse's
note that we can host kids' birthday parties (Kids Parties at Willowbrook)
and conduct equine-assisted personal development training (Equine-Assisted
Personal Development): click on their pages to see
details. Also, our boarders' trail rides head out periodically to picturesque
'Willow Hole' (a picture of which is on our opening page) located
in the conservancy area adjacent to our ranch where horses (but not motorized
vehicles) are welcome.
you equestrian competitors, ranch owners,
parents, riders, and trainers
all over southern
California who attend our shows. As always we are committed
to provide you with excellent judges,
a pleasant, friendly venue, well-run shows, and great awards. We hope you all enjoy yourselves at Saddle
Series and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming shows.
All of our class lists and entry forms are included on this web site in .pdf format; just click on
the link and it will appear on your Adobe
reader (freely available from
) so you can print them out on
virtually any printer. This means you can produce the entry forms at home and
complete them before you arrive. This saves us all time on
show days. (Entry forms
of course, also available at the shows.)
If you wish, you can also complete your entry form at home and fax it to us at
(760) 251-1198, in advance to save even more time,
or do an online entry at http://www.horseshowtime.com
May we remind you that Saddle
Series Hunter-Jumper Daily high-point
awards do not require any
special sign-up -- you are automatically in the running for every daily award
for which you qualify. There is a one-time overall sign-up
all Series high-point awards
signed up, you are entered in every Series division year-end
competition for which you
qualify: at series-end the cumulative scores from all shows are tallied.
'Home Schoolers' Willowbrook is an approved vendor of riding training and horse care for various Charter Schools for home schoolers in California, including
Julian and River Springs (formerly Eagles Peak).
Lessons can qualify for reimbursement as PE (physical education) or eligible specialty classes. Call (760) 329-7676 for details of programs
'Hoses & Bubblers' There are hoses
in the horse-trailer parking area which are convenient for filling buckets to water
your horses. Sometimes people drive or back over hose bibs even though they
are clearly marked with cones or concrete blocks. Please be aware and avoid
every tree has a 'bubbler': if you allow your horse to go too close to the
trees, the bubblers can be stepped on and broken. Please give a wide berth to
the bases of trees.
A note to those who call us about the
cancelled two shows over the 240 or so shows we've held in the past
Our arenas are on sand footings and have never flooded. We're in the desert: we
average around 5.25 inches of
rainfall per year (but get winds on occasion which proves you can't
have everything). We have a covered, wind-sheltered arena: rest assured we will hold the shows as scheduled. So bear in mind that even though the
weather at your home is terrible, and you're up to your knees in mud, the chances are overwhelming that our weather
here will be wonderful and quite suitable for a show; we prefer to be outside but will go
under cover if that makes the most sense.
We hope to see you at our shows,
LoriLea and Don Franklin
Hunter Montgomery Franklin,
Forrest Michael Franklin,
March 21, 2001 February 7, 2005
Future Serious Horseman
Happy Hunter/Jumper Guy
Hunter Montgomery Franklin
Forrest Michael Franklin
First Horse Show, January, 2003
First Horse Show, January, 2007