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We are lucky indeed to take part in these great events….to send in your photos and comments, address your emails to and ask for Karin.


BREK-N-RIDGE CLINICS/SHOW SCHEDULE ( Any show without a date, to be determined) 

April 11-12, 2017 Tuesday and Wednesday Maryal Clinic at BnR
April – Northern Pines Farm (Maple City) JUMPING
 April 22-23 Michigan Dressage Association member Boot Camp
 BnR Riders will be attending.
May 9-10, 2017 Tuesday and Wednesday Maryal Clinic 
May 20-21, 2017 Rattlewood
May  27 – K. Colfer Sporthorses (Harbor Springs) JUMPING SHOW l hope all will attend to watch and learn! Brek-n-Ridge riders attending
May 28,2017    K. Colfer Sporthorses  (Harbor Springs) DRESSAGE SHOW – BREK-N-RIDGE RIDERS attending 518 W. Townline Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
 (231) 526-2868 www.kcolfersporthorses.com18 stalls, food available on site
 June   Randy Reiman Horsemanship clinic at Cross S Ranch in June, 
June 3-4, 2017  Rattlewood
June 10, 2017  Dressage  Cedar Creek Crossing, Kingsley  Brek-n-Ridge will be attending
June 13-14, 2017 Tuesday and Wednesday Maryal Clinic 
June – Forever Farm (Interlochen) JUMPING   15943 Fewins Road, Interlochen, MI Contact Christy Anderson at (231) 275-5311 5 stalls, food available on site
July 1st – Double Oak Farm (Suttons Bay) JUMPING  7765 E. Morningstar Lane, Suttons Bay, MI   Contact Anne Grant at (231) 218-3267
 July 8, 2017 Dressage Cedar Creek Crossing, Kingsley
5307 Hodge Rd., Kingsley, MI 49649        Susy White
(231) 633-9350 
July 11-12, 2017 Two Day Brek-n-Ridge Horse Show Clinic
Maryal at BnR includes a day of riding tests and being judged by Maryal. Show Atmosphere with Indoor and Outdoor Rides
July 22, 2017 JUMPING  Rising Hope Farm Harbor, Springs, Mi.
 July 29-30, 2017  Rattlewood  Oxford, Mi. Dressage Schooling Show BREK-N- RIDGE students and horses will be attending  
 August 8-9, 2017 Two Day Brek-n-Ridge Clinic & test riding w Maryal at BnR . Show Atmosphere with Indoor and Outdoor Rides available
August 19TH – Gemstone Farm (Suttons Bay) JUMPING 4237 S. Center Highway, Suttons Bay, MI  Contact Sarah Reincke at (231) 642-7445 
August  26-27 Rattlewoods Farm – Oxford, Mi. Dressage Schooling Show BREK-N- RIDGE students and horses will be attending ! 
August  Double Oak Farm (Suttons Bay) JUMPING

Sept 9-10, 2017  Rattlewood

September 8-10 BUCK BRANNAMAN CLINIC BnR Riders will be attending to Ride or Audit – Join US

 September 12-13, 2017 Two Day Clinic & test riding w Maryal 

September 30th, 2017  Northern Pines FINALS  (Maple City)

 October 10-11, 2017 Two Day Clinic w Maryal at BnR

 November 14-15, 2017 Two Day Clinic w Maryal at BnR

November – Awards Banquet (TBD)

December 13-14, 2016 Tuesday and Wednesday Clinic w Maryal at BnR

Then its Christmas time once again……. 



Maryal Barnett is a retired FEI “C” Dressage Judge, and an active USEF “S” Dressage Judge and Canadian Equestrian Federation Senior Dressage Judge. She is an Instructor and  Examiner for the USEF “r,” “R,” and  “S” Dressage Judges Training Program, and she is on the USDF “L” Faculty to teach future dressage judges. Maryal has given many Judges’ mini-forums throughout the United States. Attending USEF Judges’ Forums and participating in USDF International Judges’ Forums and FEI Seminars for Dressage Judges has taken her to Europe and Canada as well as all over the United States.

For Maryal, teaching is more than just a profession. It is a passion. Nothing gives her greater joy than seeing her students grasp a skill or concept through lessons that she developed. It doesn’t matter to her whether it is the beginner rider learning to sit the trot or an advanced student improving their tempi changes. Her goal is to encourage them to develop a positive philosophy and recognize that their horse is not just a mechanical thing doing fancy movements, but a living, breathing creature that needs to be brought along in a humane and logical system. The soft look in the horse’s eye and the swinging tail make it all worthwhile. Those qualities indicate that the horse has been taught to understand the system and has developed confidence in his ability to be more balanced and athletic.


She is a native of Colorado Springs,  graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in advertising and marketing.  Riding Western and hunters from an early age, Janet was actually named the “Girl of the West” for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in 1973!

Her interest in dressage started when living in Oxford, England, and she passed several British Horse Society Instructor Exams. As a rider, Janet won USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. She is currently an FEI “I” judge, USEF “S” dressage judge, and an USEF Sporthorse “R” breeding judge judging at all major shows in the United States, including the FEI North American Young Rider Championships, the FEI North American Junior Championships, the USA World Cup League Finals, the FEI North American Championships, Dressage at Devon, and USET Festival of Champions, as well as FEI shows in California, Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Florida, Washington, and North Carolina.

Janet has also judged national championships and CDI***/W  in Guatemala, England,  Colombia, Costa Rica, Barbados, Canada, Poland, Australia, and Mexico, as well as the FEI World Cup League Finals for  the United States, Canada,  and Australia.  She was on the panel that selected the USA team for 2004 Athens, the 2006 WEG, the 2007 Pan American Games, 2008 Beijing and the 2010 WEG and was appointed by the FEI to judge the 2010 Central American Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico.

Janet passed the FEI Exam to be a young horse judge, and has judged the USEF Young Horse and Developing Horse Championships several times and currently an apprentice FEI Technical Delegate, and a member of the Federation Dressage Committee, the International High Performance Dressage Committee, and the USDF “L” Faculty, when we  instruct federation judges training programs throughout the United States for dressage and sport horse breeding. Janet is a former member of the USDF Executive Board and the USA Equestrian Board of Directors.


The Western Dressage Association® of America is excited to announce that the Western Dressage Association® of Michigan will sponsor a Train the Trainers™ clinic and seminar in East Lansing, Michigan at the Nottingham Equestrian Center, 16848 Towar Avenue on April 19 and 20, 2016.  The purpose of the Train the Trainers™ program is to educate professionals who want to learn how to train, hold clinics and judge Western Dressage. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all clinic graduates. We also list all TTT graduate trainers on our WDAA website.  As professional trainers, you are an integral part of the success of the discipline of Western Dressage.

INFO on RANDY RIEMAN and Stock Handling Clinic 

Randy Rieman has spent the last 30 years making his living horseback from cow/calf operations and grazing associations in Montana to stocker operations in Nevada and California.  After several years of working with some of this generations finest horsemen, Randy spent 9 years starting hundreds of colts for the Parker Ranch in Hawaii.  Now, after 20 years of colts, clinics and travel, Randy and his wife, Kim, are back home in Montana and have started the Pioneer Mountain Ranch for people seeking to improve their horse handling skills.

Every cowboy knows the joy and the great benefits of having a real job to do with a horse.  Sadly, today most horses (and riders) have very little exposure to working cattle, or the great benefits that come from using a horse to help accomplish a task.  Just simply moving some cattle, or holding cattle in a specific place can do wonders for both horse and rider.  Working cattle, that is doing something specific with them, is not as simple as it sounds and involves timing, feel and balance, the three essential ingredients for success in most endeavors.  Whenever possible we use our horses to do a job.  It may be moving cattle, sorting out pairs, branding calves or just quietly inspecting the herd.  The benefits from learning how to adjust to the situation, which can vary greatly with cattle, can really help develop a horse and a riders communication with that horse.  It takes some exposure, experience and some thoughtful observing to learn how to be in the right spot at the right time around cattle.