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Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

Napa Valley Horsemen Association

1200 Foster Rd Napa, CA 94558

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018

Date Type Mi Name Contact Contact Roster
Sat - 05/05 JC Judge's Clinic at Napa Valley Horsemen's Association Cherie Cross
(530) 680-7518
Sun - 05/06 OC Getaway Horseplay North Bay #1 Cherie Cross
(530) 680-7518

About The Venue

Napa Valley Horsemen's Association is located at the gateway of the world famous Napa Valley Wine Country. NVHA is the oldest horse association in California, founded in 1939 under the direction of first Chairman, Judge David Wright. The property consists of 32 acres, with a clubhouse, two arenas, arena office/concession stand, restrooms and a 20 stall barn. There is plenty of parking.

Reservations for overnight camping and horse pens GETAWAYHORSEPLAY


Event Details

 Getaway Horseplay North Bay #1

  Napa Valley Horsemen's Association

This is #1 in a series of four obstacle course events in Napa, Marin, Solano and Sonoma counties.

Every event will have 8 obstacles.  Each obstacle has a challenge level  (1) Novice, (2) Intermediate or (3) Advance. Choose whichever level, at any obstacle, that best suits you and your horse. Obstacles are not timed. 

To qualify for the Getaway Horseplay North Bay Series Highpoint Tournament you must be an ETS member and have competed in 3 out of 4 events. The Tournament Awards ceremony will be held after event #4. You do not need to be present if you have already qualified, however, we hope you attend the last event!

STEP 1  EVENT REGISTRATION Click on Register at top of page. Join ETS unless you are already a member. (There is a daypass option for each event if you choose not to become a member) 

STEP 2  COMPLETE PROCESS (additional fees)


The Terrain

Flat. Sand arenas.


Concession stand will be open


Ribbons 1st - 6th place at every event for Novice, Intermediate and Advance divisions.

ETS members can qualify for the Series Highpoint Tournament by competing in 3 of 4 Getaway Horseplay North Bay events! For more information visit the ETS Tournaments page.

Grand Champion Buckles and Reserve Champion Medals to Novice, Intermediate and Advance divisions.

ETS Lifetime Awards


Your equine will earn a beautiful kilt pin adding copper, bronze, silver and golden carrot charms as they progress through the levels. Equine Placement Points accumulate no matter who rides the equine.


You will earn a beautiful kilt pin adding copper, bronze, silver and golden star charms as you progress through the levels. This kilt pin will come with an Equine Trail Sports iron on patch to attach the kilt pin. Rider Placement Points accumulate no matter which equine is ridden.     



Additional Fees

These are additional fees per horse (if applicable)

$10 Facility fee Saturday 

$10 Facility fee Sunday

$5 Mandatory CA EMMP fee for Sunday's event

You may pay in advance GETAWAYHORSEPLAY or during event check in. Cash, check or mobile payment accepted. Payments are made to "Getaway Horseplay"

Additional Opportunities

HORSEMANSHIP Clinic - after lunch Saturday May 5th 1- 4pm

Cost $75  Limited to 6 riders.  Any breed or discipline.  Novice, Intermediate or Advance horses and riders.

 Get useful tips for navigating obstacles, performing maneuvers and building a horse's confidence.







Judge Clinic


Gain an insider perspective of ETS judging! In this ETS Judging Clinic, the participating riders are asked to attempt the obstacles in the Judges' hands-on training. There will be approximately 6-7 obstacles  Each rider gets to 'listen-in' to the discussion of the performance and the scores immediately after each attempt. Riders are encouraged to view all judges' materials (see below).  LIMITED NUMBER OF RIDERS! Cost $50 Rider


This clinic is for both amateur horseman and equine professionals who wish to learn how to apply their expertise and knowledge to judging obstacles as per ETS Standards. This clinic features hands-on practice on example obstacles with real riders. Aspiring judges gain confidence through practice and feedback on their scoring from experienced ETS judges. FREE!


The ETS Judging Clinic consists of a short review of ETS Judging Standards with the bulk of the time spent actual practice judging on "live obstacles" with a few riders. 

To  prepare for the clinic, we ask that you complete the 'Classroom' portion by reviewing the Study Materials located on the Judge Certification page (JUDGE tab). You are asked to take the 'Knowledge Check' prior to the clinic.


There is no membership charge with the clinic, simply toggle the Daypass option when you register.

Napa Valley Horsemen Association
1200 Foster Rd
Napa, CA 94558

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SATURDAY Morning - Judges Clinic
8:30am Judges and Participant riders Check In
9-Noon Judges Clinic
Lunch Horsemanship riders check in
SATURDAY Afternoon - Horsemanship Clinic
1-4pm Horsemanship Clinic
SUNDAY - Obstacle Course
8-9am Riders Check In
8:30am Judges Briefing
9:00am Riders Briefing
10:00am Obstacle Course BEGINS
Lunch after you complete obstacles
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!