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2017 Cowboy Dressage Gathering and Finals

September 5 – 10, 2017
Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center
Rancho Murieta, California

For entries and premium click here.

Hard to believe it is our 5th year. Amazing what the power of thought, vision and unity can accomplish. Hard work too but then we have loved every minute of it.

Join us and we hope that you will love it as much as we do.

Many years from now you can look back and say, “I was part of that, I was there in the early days when we were all building our dream.”

Welcome to Cowboy Dressage World Gathering and Finals 2017

Basic Show Schedule

  • All classes each day except Free Style. This class will run at the end of the day on Thurs, Fri, Sat. Most likely in Arena 3.
  • Arena’s 1,3,4,5,7 will be used
  • Class to start between 7:30 am and 8 am each day. End at approx 6 pm
  • Admission is free for the show.
  • Food on grounds
  • All rules and test at:
  • Hotels
  • Directions

Event High Lights


Power Clinics at 2017 Gathering and Finals.

Do not miss this opportunity. This is the Mother of all CDW Clinics.

Cowboy Dressage Power Clinics for 2017 Gathering and Finals

Click Here To Read More and Register for the Power Clinics

Free Clinics and Education

In our endeavor to provide continuing education each year at our yearly gathering we will be hosting the following clinics free to our exhibitors and Handshake Members.

  • Wednesday, September 6th, 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m. upstairs Arena 1
    Dr. Robert Miller – Foal Imprinting
    Foal Imprinting and why it works and how it is done. Lots of equine behavior and equine learning abilities will be discussed.
  • Wednesday, September 6th, 11:00 a.m. – noon Arena 1
    Ken Faulkner, Australia/Dr. Robert Miller – Ground Work for the Young Horse
    With a morning clinic on foal imprinting by Dr. Robert Miller we are very excited to have Ken Faulkner from Australia following up with some ground work techniques for the younger horse. Dr. Miller will assist with commentary during Ken’s clinic.
  • Wednesday, September 6th, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arena 1
    Marcia Moore Harrison – Liberty
    Always wanted to have that partnership with your horse? Find out what it takes with CDWPA Member, Reserve Top Hand awards and Open High Point Award winner, Marcia Moore Harrison.
  • More CDWPA Clinics to be announced.
  • Thursday, September 7th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Clinics Arena 8
    Ken Faulkner, Australia/Dr. Robert Miller – Progressing with the Young Horse
    Ken and Dr. Miller will follow up and continue on with a second day of ground work progressing on to saddle work for the young horse.
  • Friday, September 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Clinic Arena 8
    Ken Faulkner, Australia/Dr. Robert Miller – Continuing with the Young Horse

Continuation of Ken Faulkner and Dr. Robert Miller on working with the Young Horse.

CDWPA Lectures

CDWPA members will be offering free lectures on a variety of Cowboy Dressage and Horsemanship Subjects. From Gaited Horses to Saddle Fitting these talented professionals will be adding to your bucket of knowledge.

These lectures will take place in Arena 1 upstairs in large office. They will start at 6 pm and end at 8 pm. There will be 3 lectures per night.

Find all Cowboy Dressage Rules, Tests and Score Sheets, Call Sheets, videos and information:

*Please be sure to review Rules as changes and additions have taken place in the last 3 months






Body clip the right hip of your horse for a “grand prize.”

Entries will be judged on originality, artistic quality, and depth and detail of art work.  To be judged  on Saturday, September 9th following Top Hand competition and awards.  Class must be entered using your Entry Form – See Class Number 95

Wahl Clippers joins Cowboy Dressage World as Sponsor for the Left Hip Body Clip Competition.

This is a fun competition that was a huge hit in previous years. We are looking forward to continuing this fun tradition. Body Clip entry is on the entry form.


Wahl Clippers:


Silent Auction Items will be accepted at show office Thursday, September 7th. The Silent Auction is a highlight each year.  Please be sure to bring your auction items and help support Cowboy Dressage World.  You can contact Nadine Paxton for information 530-246-1548.

Silent Auction will run from noon Saturday, September 9th thru Sunday, September 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday Day/Early Evening


Top Hand Competition

Opening Ceremony National Anthem

Sung by JoAnn Gillespie (aka #6)

Top Hand Master of Ceremony – John Moe

Top Hand Calcutta

Top Hand Awards and Dinner

(Immediately Following Award Presentations)

Tickets Purchased on Entry Blank $22 each

Left Hip Body Clip Competition

Sunday Afternoon Awards

4:00 p.m. Arena 1 Porch

If you can sing, dance, tell stories, perform comedy, etc.,

be ready to entertain us while awards are being compiled.

Award Masters of Ceremony –  Jenni and Dan Grimmett

Cold Drinks and Appetizers will be provided during Awards


Drawing for Educational Package Winners

To Be Held on Arena 1 Porch



To our generous sponsors and volunteers:  Your financial support is what allows Cowboy Dressage World to present the shows and gatherings held at Murieta Equestrian Center. It is our goal to offer a first class, welcoming, clean, safe and highly functional facility.

A Heart Felt “THANK YOU” to our Generous Sponsors

Without their support and commitment to Cowboy Dressage our shows would not be possible. If you see them at the show please tell them “thanks” and visit their websites.

Find our sponsors and links:


*Please be sure to review Rules as changes and additions have taken place in the last 3 months

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