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Entry Information for the 2016
Camarillo Eastern Classic is Online Now!

2015 Eastern Classic Award Winners
2015 Eastern Classic Court's Saddle Champions and Divisional Award Winners with General Manager Suzanne Lee (lower right) We'll miss you Suzanne and wish you well.

The Camarillo Classic concept began in 1991 as a next level opportunity for Camarillo Clinic students to hone their skills in a competitive environment simulated after my experience at the National Finals Rodeo. I believe the biggest learning opportunity a rider faces comes in training oneself to focus on consistent performance, placing emphasis on consistency vs. the current philosophy of "show all you know in one go."

Traditionally, about 40% of our contestants have difficulty clocking three clean runs, especially in the confines of a small arena or building. I want to showcase the talent of our great horses and build opportunities that will help contestants strengthen their skills on their journey to accomplish their goals from State finals to World and NFR championships!

As an educator and a former National Finalist, I have enjoyed creating a unique platform that allows each rider at their personal level of competition to showcase their skills and honor their horses.

The three go rounds of competition will be rewarded with equal payoff in all divisions with saddles and awards given to honor consistent average performance. Based on 100 horses, this year's events will pay out over $40,000 in cash and awards. Once again, we will enjoy a Riders Reception/BBQ with over $5,000 in Door prizes and the Saturday night Fun and Fast Times $500 added Open Barrel Race with a Gist Trophy buckle to the 1D Winner. No other contest of this caliber offers the quality awards including divisional championship custom saddles one would be proud to ride.

On October 21-23, the 15th Anniversary Camarillo Eastern Barrel Racing Classic is honoring our General Manager Suzanne Lee. Suzanne has been my production partner for many years and has regretfully stepped down this year, implementing her decision to leave her Wisconsin farm to move closer to her beautiful daughter Jennifer and her soon to be second grandchild. Life is good and though Suzanne will be greatly missed, we wish her our heartfelt prayers for great success in Texas!

The format for this Classic will be slightly different from previous Eastern Classics. Thank you to our new Eastern Classic General Managers Debbie Wood of Rafter C Productions and Pam Bound of Show Time Arena. Debbie and Pam will share General Manager duties, assisted by Sue Albrecht. Arena management will be led by Scott VanderElsen and Announcer Scott Johnson, with additional duties assigned to Donna Irvin and Team Black Hawk. Our Classic Pastor Kim Ford will once again host Sunday services. We look forward to celebrating with past contestants and former Camarillo Classic Champions while welcoming our first time Classic competitors!

Congratulations again to last year's 2015 Divisional Champions. Wisconsin Cowgirl Jamie Lenzner, riding A Gift of Honor, won the 1D Grand Championship and was awarded a custom Court's saddle, matching breast collar, Ice Vibe modality horse boots from Horseware Ireland, Equithrive Joint Supplement and Exceed Certificate compliments of MVP. Sherri Wright won the 2D, Sue Albrecht won the 3D and Dawn Hasz won the 4D.

A very special recognition goes to our award Gold Sponsors, Court's Saddlery, Black Hawk College, Horseware Ireland, MVP, Priefert, Ariat, Reinsman and Wrangler. Also thanks to our many Silver Sponsors, including Double Diamond Halters, Equithrive, FarmTek Timers, Gist Silversmiths, Macie Bean, S.A. Walls Stirrups, and our host facility Kirkwood Equestrian Center.

To enter the Eastern Classic now, click here to download the entry form or to go to our Classics section to review appropriate information.


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Entry information is now online for the 16th Annual Eastern Classic, October 21-23, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Click on Sharon's picture (left) to go the the Classics section to view logistics, format and awards and prizes. You can also download the entry form and info document from that section or download directly now by clicking on the links below.

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