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Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

Glenhaven Farm

6079 Riverdale Rd S Salem, OR 97302

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Sunday, October 25, 2020

Date Type Mi Name Contact Contact Roster
Sat - 10/24 IH Glenhaven Farm Trail Series #7 Barbara Gaynor
(503) 559-0958
Sat - 10/24 OC Glenhaven Farm Trail Series #8 Barbara Gaynor
(503) 559-0958
Sun - 10/25 TC 5 Glenhaven Farm Trail Series #6 Barbara Gaynor
(503) 559-0958

About The Venue

Glenhaven Farms, owned by Cary and Barbara Gaynor, is proud to be hosting its first Silver Buckle Series.  Located in S.Salem about one hour south of Portland on 67 acres of rolling forest and pastureland with some beautiful views across the Willamette Valley.  We are 20 minutes from I-5 and directions are easy.  If the weather becomes a problem, we have a 60x200 indoor arena.

We are providing a ' Welcome'  continental breakfast at sign in.  All entrants are put into a drawing for several "door" prizes. Parking will be on our hay field.  There are limited stalls available and 6 guest paddocks (three with shelters).  Be sure to reserve ahead. 

We have come up with several new obstacles to challenge you.

You will need to bring portable corrals or plan to hi-line or tie to your trailer.  Please be courteous and do not allow your horses to dig up our field.  Corrals must be moved daily to avoid wear on our field.  Water is available at the barn and paddocks.

Event Details

These are Events #4, 5 and 6 of the Glenhaven Silver Buckle Series.

Saturday will start with the In-Hand obstacle course to be followed after a 45 minute break by a ridden Obstacle Challenge. Both events will be held in the field behind the barn.

Sunday will be a 5 mile Trail Challenge with 6obstacles.

The Terrain

The terrain is mostly gentle to rolling hills.  The trails are dirt but there are occasional rocks.  Horses with tender feet may want to wear shoes or boots.


Saturday morning will start with pastries and beverages hosted by Glenhaven Farms.  Lunches are on you.  There will be a Saturday Night POT LUCK so please bring a dish to share.  We will be grilling burgers.

Sunday morning pastries and beverage will be available for $4


Beautiful ribbons 1st-6th place Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced! 1st-3rd place Junior (age 13-17), 1st-3rd place Youngin' (age 7-12), and 1st place Newcomer!  There will be a High Point award for the weekend in Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Silver buckles will be presented for the overall high point winner in the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced divisions at the conclusion  of the series on November 15th.

Additional Opportunities

We will have a professional equine photographer on the grounds taking both candid and custom photos.  They will be available for purchase at her table in the barn.

Brenda Fromhold, a National Champion in these events, will be holding a clinic on Saturday evening.  The clinic will be held a short while after the pot luck.  She will be covering obstacle work.  There will be a fee - see Amenities.

Glenhaven Farm
6079 Riverdale Rd S
Salem, OR 97302

Google Directions

Event Host Directions:

From I-5, take exit # 252 Kuebler Blvd.  Go west 3 1/2 miles to Skyline.  Turn left.  Go 1+ mile to the stop sign.  Take a right on Vitae Springs.  Go about 2 1/2 miles to Riverdale.  Turn right.  6079 is about 1/4 mile on your left.

From Independence, go across the bridge toward Salem.  You will be on River Rd.N.  Turn right on Halls Ferry (do NOT turn on Orville Rd no matter what your gps says).  Right on Riverdale.  6079 is after the white plastic fence on your right.


3:00pm Gates Open
5:00pm Early Check In Available
SATURDAY - Trail Challenge
8-8:45am New arrival Check In
8:00am Judge Meeting
9:00am Rider/Handler Meeting
10:00am First handlers out on the course
OC There will be a 45 minute break after In-Hand before the Ridden Obstacle event begins
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!
SUNDAY - Obstacle Course
8-8:45am New arrival Check In
8:00am Judge Meeting
9:00am Rider Meeting
10:00am First riders out on the course
Lunch after your ride
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!


Friday Night Stall - with shavings.Please clean daily $15.00
Saturday Night Stall - with shavings.Please clean daily $15.00
Friday night paddock $5 extra horse $10.00
Saturday night paddock $5 extra horse $10.00
Saturday Welcome - coffee, pastry Hosted by Glenhaven Farm $0.00
Saturday Pot Luck Dinner - please bring a dish to share $0.00
Sunday Continental - coffee, pastry $4.00
Friday night dry camping $10.00
Saturday night dry camping $10.00