Eventing Clinic​​

Tent. Date: Mon. May 22nd

Clinicians: Elana von Doeler

& Mary Berghauerova

Cost: Dressage Only: $50  

Jumping only: $50  

Full Day- $95 / tax included

You will be grouped into your divisions. We will have a 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00pm session. Starting from Green as Grass working through Training level. 


9:00am- Green As Grass

10:30am- Pre Entry / Entry 

1:00pm- Pre Training / Training

The morning your group will warm up with Mary & then will run through your dressage test of choice. Discuss your score & how to improve your test & dressage. After practicing your moves & areas to improve, your group will do 1 more run through your same test.

Noon- FREE for everyone. Q & A's. Discussion of 3 Day Eventing, equipment, maintenance & nutrition of your eventing horse, show prep & safety. Lunch available for sale. 

SJ & Cross Country

1:00pm- Green as Grass 

3:30pm- Pre Entry / Entry

6:00pm- Pre Training / Training

Warm up with various jumping / pole exercises followed by a jumping round. Once everyone feels confident in the arena we will head out to the XC course. Practice your banks, ditches & galloping fences through rolling terrain and how to ride in different situations & different questions on the cross country course.

*Helmets & XC Vests mandatory. 

2017 Clinics & Seminars

 Welcome toVon Doeler's Ranch

Contact us anytime to reserve your spot or for questions! 

705-477-6655 (text or call)    -   vondoelersranch@gmail.com

The Ranch hosts a variety of clinics & seminars from local experts to worldwide clinicians. These are open for anyone to attend. See below for common topics and disciplines brought into our clinic and education program.

  • Working Cows / Team Sorting
  • 3 Day Eventing
  • Show Jumping & Dressage
  • Shoeing & Nutrition
  • Health and Soundness
  • Barrel Racing / Pole Bending
  • Cutting
  • Horsemanship 
  • Roping


Barrel Racing Clinic

Date: Sat. June 10th (3-7pm)

& Sun June 11th (Full Day)

Clinicians: Elana von Doeler

& Mary Berghauerova
Cost: $125 / tax included

All levels welcome.

Saturday- 3pm-7pm (approx). 

​Saturday we will have everyone take 3 runs on the barrel pattern (1 slow, 1 medium, 1 speed run), so Elana can watch you and your horse work. We will video your speed run for learning purposes.

After everyones runs, we will put your horses up, discuss the foundation of barrel racing, common problems, and go over topics such as bitting, equipment & tack fit, maintenance & proper nutrition for a barrel horse, conformation & mental strategies. We will review your video and there will be time for Q & A. 

Sunday 9am- We will start in the saddle and get you and your horse going with exercises to improve your barrel racing & correct any issues you may have been incurring. Outside the box strategies to get you and your horse where you need to be to set up solid, correct runs that will give you long term success! 

You are welcome to camp out for free Friday or Saturday night! 

Dry stalls/pens available for $30 / night.

Dinner included Friday Night.

Please bring your own lunch Saturday. 

FREE Roping Seminar 

Date: Friday May 5th. 2017

​Time: 6pm-8:30pm

Clinicians: Elana von Doeler

& Mary Berghauerova

Cost: FREE

Get tuned up for the season! Wether you've never swung a rope or would like to fine tune your skills, we are offering a FREE roping seminar. ​This clinic is great for first time ropers, beginners and intermediates looking to get a solid foundation or a tune up to take their roping to the next level. We will split into 2 groups (first time / beginners) & intermediate / confident ropers to get the most out of the evening.

Don't miss this chance to get a rope in your hands!

Ropes available at the clinic to use for the night. 

Bonfire to follow.

Chili available $5 / bowl. 

Breakaway Roping &

Branding Clinic

Date: Sat. May 13th, 2017

Time: 9am- 6:00pm.

Clinicians: Elana von Doeler

& Mary Berghauerova

Cost: Morning Only: $40

Full Day: $95 / tax included 

We will split the clinic into first time & beginner ropers & intermediate/advanced ropers so you will get the most out of this clinic, regardless the stage your at. 

​The morning will be spent fine tuning your loop on the dummy, learning about equipment, breakaway rules & roping safety. 

The afternoon we will get on our horses & rope the sled (dummy pulled behind four-wheeler). For anyone not yet comfortable roping off your horse, we will just track the dummy & get you swinging a rope at a stand still on your horse. 

We will then track live cattle & get your horses in proper position to rope. Depending on riders level you will have the opportunity to rope slow in the round pen, track cattle out of the box, practice branding (a new event at our VDR Rodeo Series), or rope out of the box. 

Horse's available for $30 / day. 

Riders in any lesson program will have free use of their lesson horse for the day. 

Lunch Included.