This page is set up to answer your questions about the upcoming Buck Brannaman Clinic. If you don't see an answer here, feel free to call or email us. We get bombarded with calls and emails, so please be patient and be sure to read through this page first. Check back often as items may be added.
Buck will be returning on March 11-13, 2022. The clinic will be held at the Longhorn Arena and Event Center, Greenville, TX 76023. He will be conducting a Horsemanship 1 and a Horsemanship 2 Class. You must have ridden in the H1 class prior to signing up for the H2 class unless otherwise approved by Buck. There will be a $50 cattle fee for the H2 class. Each class is $750 (total) for 3 days with a nonrefundable deposit of $300. H1 is 9-12 and H2 is 1:30-4:30. There is a 1-1/2 hour break for lunch. Below is a description of the classes:
For the horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders - no matter what discipline - will benefit. The class features strictly dry work - no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome.
The next phase in the development of the versatile bridle horse. Horsemanship 2 introduces the rider to working the horse in the hackamore and beyond. Horsemanship 1 is a prerequisite for enrolling in Horsemanship 2 unless otherwise approved by Buck. The class involves working cattle and ranch roping so that all aspects in preparing the bridle horse-in-the-making are addressed.
For the Riders
A $300 deposit is required to reserve a spot. You can email us and let us know what class/classes you would like to attend and we will mark you down. Please make checks out to South Paw Ranch, PO Box 287, Farmersville, TX 75442. Do not send a deposit until you are told there is an open spot. We can take credit cards for this clinic but have to charge an additional 3.75% to cover the charges. If you would like to pay using PayPal our address is email@example.com. Make sure to choose the Friends and Family option to transfer funds from your bank. This way no fees are charged. You will be responsible for any fees that are incurred. Please be sure to include the rider's name, phone number, email, and which class you are signing up for. I can also accept Venmo or Zelle. Your deposit should be received within 7-10 days or we will have to go to the next person on the list. Balance of class fee must be paid in full by January 31, 2022.
All stall and RV hookup reservations are to be made with Patti Crow with South Paw Ranch. Please do not call the venue to reserve your spots.
If you are riding in one of the classes, you are encouraged to watch the other class at no charge.
For the Spectators
Spectators are $30/day. No reservations required. You can pay at the gate. Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 are free.
There are bleachers for viewing. The arena is covered for riders and spectators. There will be plenty of parking for everyone. You may bring your own lawn chair if you prefer.
There will be a food truck (JC's Tacos) for concessions at lunch.
No dogs are allowed. Please leave dogs at home. We appreciate your cooperation.
Pictures are okay but ABSOLUTELY NO VIDEOTAPING. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE