What Makes a “Performance” Horse – All Horses Deserve Good Care, Conditioning, and Care

Photo by Washington State Horse Park

At the Washington State Horse Park (WSHP), we’re fortunate to attract some of the best competition horses in the Northwest in a range of disciplines. These animals are truly amazing to watch with their breathtaking physical abilities, mental determination, and their desire to perform. How do they achieve such a …

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Awaiting a Return to Normal

Writing this at the end of March, it’s hard to imagine what circumstances will be like for horse people when the May issue of the Northwest Horse Source is published. Today, concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many barns to limit activities and even prevent owners from visiting their …

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You Matter More Than You Know – Horse Events and Venues Depend on Volunteers

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If you’ve been riding for more than 10 years, you’ve probably noticed a loss of some riding facilities and horse events that are no longer being produced. This decrease is sometimes due to land development, but it also results from other troubling trends. One very serious and growing challenge facing …

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Washington State Horse Park Gala

Attendees Raise Money to Support Park By WA State Horse Park Staff   Thanks to the 250 gala attendees at Newcastle Golf Club in Newcastle, WA, on November 10th the Washington State Horse Park was able to raise $125,000. At least $60,000 of that will go toward the $4.9 million …

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WA State Horse Park Hosts Craig Cameron

Repeat Clinic is Popular with Participants By: Park Staff   Craig Cameron, world-renowned horseman and RFD clinician, held his second clinic at the Washington State Horse Park in October. The focus of the clinic was learning how to “teach” your horse. Cameron helped participants communicate with their horse in ways that build …

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