Sitter Downs Arena/Events/The Cabin

Update:  10/29/19

For those who have indoor arenas, Mag Flakes is well worth the investment.

It keeps the dust down
Our arena is 80 x 152
Cost is around $800
Lasts about a year (if not longer)

How many of you use it? If not, check into it. The cost will be increasing; they use it on the roads.

Update  October 18, 2019

Our round pen located at the upper barn has been updated (10/17/19 – sand needs to settle) and Mag Flakes/dust control has been ordered for the Indoor Arena –  If you do not use Mag Flakes in your indoor arena, check it out.  It will save you many $$.


Horse Boarding Facilities (Kansas City, Missouri and Surrounding Area)

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You can see the variety of clinicians we have at our facility.

Sitter Downs Arena is available to host
Horsemanship Clinics and Equine Events year round!
If you board your horse with us, you can AUDIT events for free!


Current events 8/17/19


Past events

Sitter Downs Arena is excited to host another

Working Equitation Clinic
with the one and only
Bill Walton!

Sitter Downs Arena
11623 S Drinkwater Rd
Lone Jack, MO 64070

Just 40 min southeast of KCMO.
Across the road from over 1700 acres of equine trails.

Overnight stalls $15/night
Electric sites (limited) $15/night

80×150′ LED Lighted Arena with river sand footing.


Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Dressage/Horsemanship exercises in the morning and obstacle work and after lunch learn to read and ride a WE course.  These clinics are super fun and a ton of great information to apply to any discipline!

Call/text Kelly to sign up 8165479508


Links to all videos at Sitter Downs Arena

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UPDATE:  8/26/19
We had a mule rider who was heading to CO yesterday and had some trailer/tire issues.
He was very grateful to find us, stayed in The Cabin and unloaded his two mules in front paddock. He and them were wore out. The mules were glad to get out of the trailer and had room to run and roll, then kicked their heals up and did a tad bit of exercising.
The Cabin needs more updates, almost there….but he sat out in front of The Cabin last night relaxing, no noise, very quiet and peaceful.
If you can, let people know about our overnight boarding as well as The Cabin.
• $15 per animal (paddock or stall)
• $30 per night / Single occupancy
• $40 per night / double occupancy
• Additional Adults $10 per night
• Children (5 years and under – free)
*Edit* we are beginning construction on a shower unit soon at our Arena. Rates may change.
We are 13 min south of I-70 and only minutes from 50 hwy.
Call/text Kelly to book a date 8165479508


The Cabin, work in progress.
For those clinicians or people who need a place to spend the night.
Need a place for Mom and Dad to rent while visiting?

Need to change clothes?  Here you go, some privacy.

Matt Jobe, Kids Mini-Clinic


Cody Keller


Lee Hart, Cowboy Logic  Clinic

July 27-28
$300 for the weekend
Overnight Stalls, Camping available, Auditors welcome!
Contact – Kelly 816-547-9508


Les Vogt, Multiple World Champion & NRCHA Hall of Fame Member
is coming to Sitter Downs Arena for a Performance Horsemanship Clinic
Have a green horse? No problem. This clinic is for all levels of riders/horses.

$550/Rider (Limited to 12)
Stalls: $15/night
CABIN (Sleeps 4) $70/night

*** $275 Non Refundable Deposit HOLDS YOUR SPOT ***
Make check out to: Sitter Downs Arena

Mail to:
Kelly Sitter-McComb
33411 E Drinkwater Rd
Lone Jack, MO

Electric sites (Limited): $20/night
Auditors welcome! $40/Day
Bring a chair!

Cal Middleton Clinic


Laurie Hedlund


The Horse Guru – Michael Gascon

Join us at our Gascon Horsemanship Clinic and learn how to create crystal clear communication between you and your horse. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re ready to take your horse to the next level, this is the clinic for you!

********************* PAST EVENTS*********************

We are so excited to announce a
Baby Goat Yoga “Phundraiser” Coming up
Saturday, June 29th
At Sitter Downs Arena!

Help raise money for The Phan Pharm, a goat rescue in Edgerton, KS!

Rescuing goats in need is a passion for The Phan Pharm Rescue; however, they could really use some support from their Phriends of the Pharm. So, they are thrilled to announce their first ever Goat Yoga Phundraiser! Yay!

Please come out and join the phun! Just dress casual as this will be in a sand arena, so bring your yoga mat, a towel and be prepared to have the time of your life!

Lea Watkins has graciously volunteered to teach both of our yoga classes. Lea has been practicing yoga since 2008, teaching since 2013, and has over 400 hours of Certified Yoga Teacher Training. You do not want to miss her class!

Light snacks available for purchase. Water and coffee provided.

Classes are closed to public viewing, but there will be a meet and greet with the baby goats from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free admission with purchase of yoga class or $5 per person / $3 for ages 3 and under.

* This is for our 2nd class, which begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. *


Dr. Michael Guerini is coming back to Sitter Downs Arena
Balanced Riding/Cantering Clinic
Saturday thru Sunday, March 23rd- March 24th, 2019

Having some fun at Sitter Downs Arena with Dr Mike!!!!!

Saturday Morning Session: 9 AM-Noon
Connection through groundwork transitioning into work under saddle and prepping for afternoon of semi-private cantering sessions.
Saturday Afternoon Sessions:
Semi-Private sessions of 5 riders each for 1 and half hours of prepping for canter and canter work under saddle.
Session 1: 1PM-2:30PM
15 min break
Session 2: 2:45PM-4:15PM

Sunday Morning Sessions: 9AM-11AM
Balanced Rider Group Exercises. Short course on understanding the human and equine balance relationship by focusing on small adjustments to bring both equine and rider into balance so that we can ride with less fear and less discomfort.
Sunday Afternoon Sessions:
Semi-Private Hour Long Sessions with 2 riders each working on individual goals.
Session 1: 11AM-NOON
Session 2: 12:30PM-1:30PM
Session 3: 1:30PM-2:30PM
15 min break
Session 4: 2:45PM-3:45PM
Session 5: 3:45PM-4:45PM

Morning Sessions: $170/both days
Afternoon Sessions: $130/both days
Ride all day all weekend: $300
Deposit of $150 holds your spot.

Overnight Stalls Available $15/night
Electric Site (Currently one available) $15/night
Breakfast & Lunch will be available.
Across the road from 1700 acres of trails at beautiful Blue and Gray Park! 15 min from lodging and hotels. Just 40 min southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.

Make check to: Sitter Downs Arena
Mail to:
Kelly Sitter-McComb
33411 E Drinkwater Rd
Lone Jack, MO 64070
Call/text Kelly to sign up! 8165479508

Rhonda Martin, March 27, 2019 
Rider Yoga, and Equine Massage Clinic

They had a blast!!!!!

NEXT DATE:  Wednesday evening, April 17th, 2019
$30/without your horse

Learn Yoga stretches to help build your riding body and valuable stretching exercises and bodywork for your equine!

Get horseback and use these exercises to get a better balanced ride!
Pack a yoga mat.

Sitter Downs Arena
11623 S Drinkwater Rd
Lone Jack, MO 64070

To sign up call/text Kelly at (816)547-9508


Jennifer Vaught, March 30 through 31st
Another event has been scheduled
Gaited Horse Clinic

Come hungry!
Two Women In A Kitchen Catering will have breakfast and lunch available.

Jennifer Vaught is coming back to Sitter Downs Arena!
This time for an exclusive Gaited Horse Clinic!
All gaited breeds welcome!

Having problems identifying your horse’s gait? Is your horse unable to stay in gait? Is the gait rough or choppy?
Learn techniques to help you and your horse balance under saddle using a litte groundwork, and exercises and patterns under saddle.

Jennifer Vaught is a World Champion gaited horse trainer/clinician. Don’t miss your chance to ride with this gifted clinician while she is in the Kansas City Area!

Saturday, March 30th- Sunday, March 31st

80’x150′ Lighted Indoor Arena.
15 min from Hotels & Restaurants
40 min southeast of KCMO

$175/session (morning or afternoon. Morning more geared to green horse development). $350 for the weekend.

Overnight Stalls $15/night
Electric Site $10/night
or primitive campers welcome. Generators welcome.
Auditors welcome! $20/day

Call/text Kelly 8165479508 to Sign Up!


Eating Establishments Close By

The Lone Jack Cafe
100 Cannon Drive
Lone Jack, MO

Good, family restaurant, Fish Friday – big portions; other specials.

El-Paisa-Mexican Restaurant

Located in Lone Jack, Mo.
Take Lone Jack exit, behind Sonic.

Porkys BBQ
9512 S Buckner Tarsney Rd
Grain Valley, MO!

Valley Oak Steak Company
1921 NW US 50 Hwy
Lone Jack, Missouri 64070

They are on 50 highway east, go through Lone Jack, stay in left lane,
cross over to 50 highway west and you’ll see their entrance.

Don’t want to cook?
Stop in, pick up some good meat for supper.

David Alexander Horsemanship Clinic
More Clinics in the future
April 7th

Auditors $20/day
Bring your green horse or your broke horse
and get them tuned up for spring under the instruction of this excellent rider/trainer.
Overnight stalls available $15/night
Electric site $20/night
Call/Text Kelly to sign up. 8165479508

Chandra Hanke of Impact Equestrian
is returning to Sitter Downs Arena
all the way from Kelowna, BC, Canada!

October 5th – 6th
$500 for 4 days, 3 hours
$850 for 4 days,  6 hours
Payment to:  Chandra Hanke
Chandra will be available Wednesday, April 10th,
2019 for Private Instruction

$60/Lesson if signed up for clinic.
$150/if not signed up for clinic.

A long time student of Peter Campbell’s and also a very diverse equestrian background gives Chandra a wealth of knowledge of the Equine. We liked her so much the last time she was here we asked her to come back and extend her clinic to a 4-day! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to ride with this fantastic clinician!

Chandra will be available Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 for Private Instruction
$60/Lesson if signed up for clinic.
$150/if not signed up for clinic.

Take this opportunity to receive private instruction from Chandra without any distraction and work on personal goals and exercises with your equine.

15 minutes from Hotels and Restaurants.
1 hour from KCI Airport.
Just 40 minutes southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.
Across the road from 1700 acres of equestrian trails at beautiful Blue and Gray Park!

Call/Text Kelly to sign up. 8165479508

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