August 12th - 17th, 2019
It happens every summer. Friends meet up, reacquaint, laugh, ...and sometimes ride some drills.
Note: The Westernaires board of directors has made a change to our dates. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes, and these dates take precedence over those printed in the Alumni Association print newsletter. Listed below are the REVISED dates.
Click here to see some fun pictures from 2017's Alumni Week festivities.
Dressage -- Monday, August 12th 6:30 PM
Liberty -- Monday, August 12th 7:30 PM
Chariots -- Monday, August 12th 6:30 PM (groom and harness at 5:30)
Crimson Rangers -- Tuesday, August 13th 6:30 PM
Precisionettes -- Tuesday, August 13th 7:30 PM
Cavalry -- Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 PM
Red Team -- Wednesday, August 14th 7:00 PM
Royal Rangers -- Wednesday, August 14th 7:30 PM
Steppes* -- Saturday, August 17th 9:00 AM
El Latigo* -- Saturday, August 17th 10:00 AM
*With permission of instructor
Please ride in the base team from which you graduated. E.g., riders who graduated from Red Team may not ride in the Precisionettes alumni ride.
Not planning to ride? Come for the fun and festivities, as you never know who will show up! If you're feeling adventurous, ride in a drill or two.
If you plan to ride a horse, please ride in the base team from which you graduated. E.g., riders who graduated from Red Team may not ride in the Precisionettes alumni ride. You must be a graduate of Westernaires, in good standing, in order to partake in the riding portion of Alumni Week.
Interested in reserving a Westernaire rental string horse for your Alumni ride? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. In your email, please include your name, which team you graduated from (the class in which you're riding), and your horse preference (although they cannot guarantee that you will receive that horse). Rental fees are $15 per hour. Please arrive one hour before your ride to groom and saddle your rental horse.
The entrance to Fort Westernaire is off of Indiana Street, about three blocks South of 6th Avenue.
(If you haven't been to Westernaires in some time, please note that the entrance is no longer accessed via the Frontage Road and through the Fairgrounds.)