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TulipSprings Eventing Calendar

Eric Smiley Eventing Clinic

October 6-8, 2017
Friday Schedule
Saturday Schedule
Sunday Schedule

Entry HERE    Release HERE      


Eric Smiley:
Olympian, World Equestrian Games and European Championships Rider for Ireland. BHS Fellow instructor certified!!!

One of Area VII's favorite eventing coaches is returning to Washington State!! This time Eric Smiley is coming back to the Dry Side of Washington State to conduct an eventing clinic on great footing at Tulipsprings! We had great fun and lots of learning with Eric in the last few years and we are excited to have him return again this year!!

Eric has a fun and engaging style of instruction, backed by all the "Serious Credentials". He has represented Ireland on the international stage, including the European Championships, the World Equestrian Games, and the Olympics. He brought home the medals!! Eric keeps his skills and knowledge up to date by continuing to compete at the Intermediate level

Eric takes riding and teaching very seriously. In 1995, he earned the Fellowship of the British Horse Society credentials, making him one of only 59 in the world with this highest level of teaching qualification. He brings this unique combination of education and riding experience to riders of all levels. Maybe that's why he is one of our favorites!

Come to join the fun and learning with Eric!

Eric's clinic is open to all ages and all levels. So come over to the Dry Side and learn from one of the best!

Leslie Law
Eric Smiley on Course


Clinic Dates: October 6-8, 2017
Friday is optional but ENCOURAGED!

Entries Open: June 6, 2017
Refund deadline date: September 6, 2017
(If confirmed in writing to Tulipsprings)

Eventing Clinic

Levels available: All Levels

Prerequisites for each level:

To ride at a level, horse and rider must have some experience schooling cross country at that level. This is to assure that the groups are compatible and that everyone has a positive experience. Please indicate on your entry form if you are ready to move up or inclined to move down a level, in case that is necessary to form groups.

Group size: 4-5 riders per group (probably fewer on Friday)

Ride times: 1.5 - 2 hours per day for 2-3 days
(Exact times and groups to be posted at www.tulipsprings.com a few days before the clinic, and riders will be emailed.) Ride times will be shorter or longer depending on group size.


Saturday/Sunday Clinic:
$350 including stabling (Add $25 total to reserve an indoor stall for the 2 days)

Extra session on Friday only $100. Eric wants you to come on Friday!

Auditors $20/day
Dogs $50/weekend


Saturday will be stadium jumping on turf. Sunday will be cross country. Friday will be determined based on rider preferences after all entries are in. Cross country obstacles include full courses through Prelim, plus several Intermediate efforts. All the standard fun is represented: water, ditches, banks, coffins, corners, etc. We have recently added Novice level trakehners, corners, and wedges. We also have an increasing collection of Baby Novice fences built like their Big Sisters (Roll tops, coops, etc). Plus: The Atomic Pit for extra texture!!

Local Accommodations:

On site camping (no hookups) or (10 min.) Clover Island Inn (509) 586-0541

Download the entry: Eric Smiley Eventing Clinic Entry and the TulipSprings Release

Contact: Carol Curry
(509) 521-1100