Friends of Governor Dodge - Equestrians


Tack Cleaning FUN!

Need a break from the snowy roads, ice-covered paddocks, and polar vortex temperatures? Think spring!  We are delighted to offer an opportunity to get your saddles and tack ready for the upcoming riding season. 

On Sunday, March 10 at Dodger Bowl in Dodgeville, WI the Equestrian Committee of the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park will be hosting a tack cleaning clinic. Saddlemaker Craig Wiegand of Twisted Fork Saddle Shop in Eagle, WI will be on hand to explain how to do a complete safety check of our equipment and will demonstrate how best to clean and condition our leather tack. He'll recommend products that work well and ones to avoid. Just bring your grungy saddle and other tack, a saddle rack, a small bucket, and some rags. Craig will supply the leather products and expertise. This is truly saddle cleaning made fun! 

The clinic starts at 11:00 a.m.and goes no later than 3:00 pm.  The cost of the clinic is just $15. Space at this clinic is limited and will be on a first come basis. To reserve your spot, we must receive your payment in advance.  You can register and pay above. Sorry, no refunds. 

For more information, contact Penny at 608-295-6282 or email

For more information about Craig, please visit his website at

Register for Saddle Cleaning Workshop