The 4 13 Ranch

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Welcome to The 4 13 Ranch

A little bit about us and what we have to offer. 
Over the years the Ranch has served as a training and breeding operation.  The last several years has seen the our work shift to working with kids and teaching.  We know that everyone is drawn to horses for different reasons and we continue to explore options that allow us to reach out as much as possible.  This year we will continue to grow and try some new things.  Please join us for the ride!  

Work 2 Ride
What started as a few of the neighbor kids doing chores so they could ride, turned into Work 2 Ride and led me to go to my first CHA clinic and earn my riding instructor certification.  As we expand, Work 2 Ride will always remain our own in house working student program.

United States Pony Club~ The Eagles!
We are starting a Pony Club!  Due in large part to the help of Heather, the greatest lesson mom ever, we are in the process of forming a USPC.  We have some young riders that started with us as leadliners with our Work 2 Ride and have stayed with us year after year.  If these riders stay committed until they graduate, we want to see their time and work pay off as much as possible.  Among other things, Pony Club offers a number of internship and scholarship opportunities.  We hope to be up and going by early summer.  Pony Club is open everyone, not just our lesson students, so if you are interested please get in touch with us.  We are looking forward to a lot of fun, educational activities!   Here is a link to USPC if you are not familiar with them.

Vaulting has proven to be an invaluable asset for our young riders.  Not only does it teach confidence, balance, and coordination on horseback, it is super fun!  I really recommend all kids start with vaulting.  Vaulting also offers us a level of flexibility with scheduling.  It is a team sport and different experience levels can safely participate in the same lesson.  A team of vaulters uses the same horse during the lesson so we don't run into conflicts trying to find everyone time on an appropriate horse.  This makes vaulting lessons a good choice for anyone that can't commit to being here on a regular schedule but still want to be involved.  Last year our vaulters did their first public performances.  This year we are looking towards our first competition.  Come for fun and get as involved as you want!  

Special Events

Pony Club Kick Off!- Sept 8th

Dressage Fun Show- Sept 22nd- Judge Jenesena Ursone

Trail Course Show- October 6th- Judge Angie Ripple

Last year we held our very first shows at the ranch.  I can't say thank you enough to everyone that helped make them possible!  This year we have two shows scheduled and two wonderful new people coming to judge.  I am looking forward to getting to learn from them and see my riders set some new goals.  These shows are open to all, not just our lesson students, so load up your horse or mule and come spend a day with us!  

Let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you.


Upcoming activities, tentative calendar.  Please check back often as we add dates.  Thank you!

Aug 6- Aug After School Horsemanship sign ups due.

Aug 13- Aug After School Horsemanship start.

Aug 17th-Vaulting After school.  $20 each.  Sign up by Aug 15.

Aug 18th- 9:00 am Vaulting Freestyle clinic! ~must have attended one vaulting lesson so vaulter knows basic safety and compulsory moves.  Bring at least 2 song selections.  $25 per vaulter.  Sign up by Aug 16.  

Aug 24th-Vaulting After school.  $20 each.  Sign up by Aug 22. 

Aug 24th-Sept After School Horsemanship Sign up due.

Sept 8th- Pony Club Kick Off!  Vaulting 9:00am-11:00am.  Required for State Fair Vaulters.  $25 per vaulter.  Hot Dog Lunch.  Pony Club Q & A.  Unmounted lesson and game- Learning markings.  No cost for unmounted lesson but please sign up by Sept 5 so we have materials for all.    

Sept 15th-My First Dressage Show Clinic!  Vaulting 9:00am-11:00am. Required for State Fair Vaulters. $25 per vaulter. Hot Dog Lunch.  12:00pm Dressage show clinic.  Will cover basic rules, tests, attire, reading, etc.  Lecture, Demo, and lesson rides.  Free to audit, $30 to ride.  Open to all, adults and juniors.  

Sept 21-Vaulting Demo AR OK STATE FAIR!  Must have attended two 2018 vaulting lessons AND Sept 8 and Sept 15 practices.  

Sept 22-*Dressage show* with judge Jenesena Ursone  Clinic Sept 23 $25 for 30 min lesson (go over your test or do a lunge lesson)  $40 for 50 min lesson.

Sept 29th-Trail Challenge Practice!  Vaulting 9:00am-11:00am. $25 per vaulter.  Pot luck lunch.  12:00 Pony Club unmounted lesson- digestive system.  1:00pm-3:00pm Trail Course practice.  $15 per horse and rider.  Open to all who want to practice for Oct 6th.  

October 6- Trail Challenge Course! with judge Angie Ripple

October 20-Atwoods Fundraiser at Poteau, OK

November 2-4 Veritas Classical Horsemanship Clinic and Pony Club D level Certification Testing