The Horse Fellowship

Buck Brannaman in Dayton, Wa


2019 Clinic

June 27 - 30

Colt Starting is June 27 - 30.  June 27 from 9-4:30 and June 28-30 from 9-12 am.  This class is 4 days, all day the first day and the mornings of the remainding days.

Horsemanship 1 is June 28 - 30 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. 

To secure a spot in the H1 class, please send a non-refundable $200 deposit per entry to Robert Phinney, PO Box 4, Dayton Wa 99328.  Please include your phone number and email.

If you are interested in the Colt Starting class, please call Robert for pre-approval before sending your deposit.

Registration forms and clinic details

Please read the clinic letter if you are interested in auditing or participating and before you fill out the registration form.  2019 - Clinic Letter PDF

Before you send a deposit, please fill out the registration form and send a copy with your deposit.  2019 - Clinic Registration Form PDF

If you are interested in Auditing, you do not need to pre-register.  All auditing fees are collected each day.  There is plenty of covered seating available.

The location of the clinic is the Columbia County Fairgrounds in downtown Dayton.   Here is a google maps link.

For hotels I recommend visiting the Columbia County Chamber website.

Camping and camper hook-ups are available for participants and auditors.  See the clinic letter and registration form for details.

Class Descriptions:

Colt Starting - A class for young horses that may or may not have been handled or worked with, instruction is directed on groundwork and preparation for the first ride. Halter work, gentling and saddling without stress - for both horse and rider - are the main focuses of Colt Starting. The four day class is intended to conclude with the rider safely aboard and beginning work in the snaffle bit.

Horsemanship 1 - For the green horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders - no matter what discipline - will benefit. The class features strictly dry work - no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome.

If you have any questions at all, please call or email.

Robert Phinney - (509)520-8777

Kathy Arnzen - (509)520-6469

Tracy Longmire graciously shared some of the pictures she took at past clinic.

Tracy also created a slideshow of pictures of the clinics held here in Dayton from 2009-2016.  Click here to watch it.