Margo O'Callaghan Memorial Dressage Show
June 28, 2018
Our mission for The Margo O’Callaghan Memorial Dressage Show is to offer an
opportunity for dressage riders with disabilities to showcase their skills. As the only dressage show specifically for riders with disabilities, it will enable riders at any therapeutic riding center (or riders with a ParaEquestrian classification) to compete against other riders with similar abilities and riding skills. It is designed to be a professional, formal atmosphere with judges who are trained specifically for ParaEquestrian competition.
This show provides a venue for both riders who are still developing their dressage skills (and may still ride with aides), as well as for the highly experienced riders looking to compete alongside their peers, in a setting where all riders will be judged on their performance alone, regardless of ability or disability.
This show, established in 2007 and named in honor of Little Bit rider Margo O’Callaghan, is a way to capture the spirit of a wom- an who led the way for so many other riders. Her life personified the Little Bit mission and inspired hundreds of riders both here and across the country to never give up. She was a teacher, therapeutic riding advocate and friend of all who knew her and she lived a life that inspired everyone around her to reach for their own dreams and see challenges as opportunities.
It is with great pride that we invite you to the 11th Annual Margo O’Callaghan Memorial Dressage Show.
Special Olympics Washington Equestrian Games
June 29, 2018
More information and registration coming soon. Please check back!
Pat Flynn Memorial Horse Show
June 29—30, 2018
The first Pat Flynn Memorial Horse Show was held April 25 & 26, 1987 at Gold Creek Stables in Woodinville, WA. Pat Flynn was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 25 years of age and rode at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center from 1980 to 1983. This gracious lady will always be remembered for her courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. Through her generous endowment to the program she so enjoyed, Pat left a legacy of love which enables others to continue to benefit from equine- assisted activities and therapies. We hope to honor her memory through the Pat Flynn Memorial Horse Show for years to come.
Classes currently being offered are: Equitation, Obstacle, Barrel Racing, & Costume. Classes are divided by age, skill level, & the amount of assistance needed to ride.
A BBQ dinner will be held following the last class on Saturday afternoon. Please make reservations on your competitor entry form.