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.
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!
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.
MONDAY - Arrival and optional riding
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY - Departure and optional riding
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
REGISTRATION FEE: $1,325
~ 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 www.v6ranch.com
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.