Join Sandy Collier & Barbra Schulte
Ride and Rejuvenate Retreat

April 3 - 6, 2023, Parkfield, California

Explore your passions, learn new riding skills, and work cattle in the beautiful hills of central California. You'll have adventures in and out of the arena with Sandy Collier and Barbra Schulte during this Ride and Rejuvenate Retreat.

Bring your own horse or lease a V6 Ranch Horse!

Enjoy gathering and working cattle (at your own pace; no previous experience required!)

Take gorgeous guided trail rides in the hills of the historic V6 Ranch, some of the most beautiful country in all of California.

Savor four days and three nights, riding and making new and cherished friends.

Who is this retreat for?

This is an all-women's retreat for horse lovers. You may bring your own or ride a V6 ranch horse.

We welcome all levels of riders, including those who are comfortable riding and being around horses - through seasoned competitors in any discipline.

While we'll teach riding and cattle skills, this is not an intensive horsemanship clinic. It's learning mixed in with lots of fun!

What to expect?

This multidimensional retreat offers time to ride, learn new skills, work cattle, eat fabulous home-cooked food, enjoy relaxing time around the fire with incredible women, and rejuvenate.

You can bring your horse or lease a V6 Ranch horse for the retreat.

How will the days go?

MONDAY - Arrival and optional riding

  • Arrival any time after 10:30
  • Optional trail ride in the afternoon from 2:00-4:00
  • Option to ride with Barb or Sandy in the arena (casual riding) from 1:00-4:00
  • Appetizers and Dinner at 6:00 at the Roundup Room


  • A hearty breakfast starts the day off right.
  • The group will be split two ways: arena lessons or working cattle with Barb or Sandy - or - a guided trail ride up into the hills.
  • Delicious lunch (one day by a mountain lake)
  • More afternoon riding time (arena, cattle, or trail)
  • Group empowerment session
  • Social hour appetizers, debriefing, and celebration of the day’s adventures
  • Yummy dinner shared with friends!

THURSDAY - Departure and optional riding

  • Breakfast
  • Riding options are cattle work, arena, or trail ride in the morning.
  • Closing gathering
  • Personal horse pens cleaned (Ranch request)
  • Departure by noon

This retreat fills up fast (limited to 25 people.) Be sure and reserve your spot soon! Book early!

This adventure is a women's retreat that includes vacation time, horsemanship, and self-empowerment.

It will leave you a more skilled horsewoman, refreshed and rejuvenated, to pursue what you love…in your style.

DATES: April 3-6, 2023, Parkfield, California


  • Your registration fee includes: all meals, riding and empowerment sessions with Barb and Sandy and guided trail rides
  • Your registration fee does not include: A horse (bring your own or lease a V6 ranch horse for $350,) shavings for your horse (this does not apply to lease horses), your lodging
  • Important to Note: The stalls are outdoor 10'x15' panel pens. There are no enclosed or solid wall stalls. Fee: $20/night. Make reservations directly with Barb Varian,
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel, the amount paid to date will be refunded only if we can fill your spot. "Fill your spot" will be determined after the event (due to unpredictable last-minute cancellations). If your payment is not refunded, you may apply that amount to a future BeUnstoppable event within one year. In the case of last-minute cancellations and no-shows, cattle, meals, and any hard costs we cannot recover will be deducted from your credit.
  • OPTIONS FOR YOUR OVERNIGHT STAY - please make all reservations for lodging for you or your horse with Barb Varian at V6,

    We encourage you to buddy up and share rooms, especially at the lodge, as the number of rooms is limited.

~ Horse Camp for RVs is dry camping only with four shared bathrooms and four showers - Living quarters/RV/Tent camping $20 per night

~ 6-room bunkhouse with 2 twin beds in each and access to the shared bathrooms and showers - $85 per room per night + tax,

~ Glamping tents have 1 queen and 1 twin bed in each with access to the shared showers and bathrooms - three available $125 per night + tax

~ Parkfield Lodge - There are only 10 rooms that are first come, first serve. We encourage you to share a room with a friend as most have 2 beds and some have 3; current rates apply; You can see these on their website and they can be booked at


Pay in Full


Pay in Full

2-Payment Option

Due Now: $675

Due in 30 Days: $650

About BARB and SANDY

Sandy Collier grew up riding 3-day event horses in NY. She moved to California in her late teens and became enamored with reined cowhorses. She operated a training stable in the Santa Ynez Valley for 35 years. Sandy is the first woman to win the prestigious National Reined Cowhorse Snaffle Bit Futurity. She is a multiple NRCHA and AQHA World Champion and an international clinician and judge. Sandy is passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. She is the author of “Reining Essentials” and many educational DVDs. She is an honoree in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the NRCHA Hall of Fame and recipient of the Western Horseman's Woman of the West Award. Sandy is also an internationally Certified Life Coach and resides in Santa Maria, Ca.

Barbra Schulte is driven by a singular desire to help others grow their potential and go for their dreams. She is a High-Performance Coach, horse trainer, author, publisher of video blogs and online programs, clinician, speaker, and an honoree in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. As a national horse show competitor, Barbra was the first woman to win two legs of cutting’s triple crown. She was awarded the National Female Equestrian of the Year Award by the AQHA and the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2020 she received the American Horse Publications’ Equine Industry Vision Award. In 2021 she received the Western Horseman Women of the West Award. In 2022 she was honored by the National Cutting Horse Association with the Modine Smith Humanitarian Award. Schulte is the CEO of the Center for Equestrian Performance. She lives in Brenham, Texas with her husband, Tom and their animal friends.