Clinicians

ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Greg Robinson, Professional Horse Trainer, Clinician Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Exercises for Body Control with a Soft Feel Clinic Objective: To achieve the best performance possible from your equine partner, whether you are trail riding, working cattle or barrel racing, having body control is crucial. Horses perform better with a light control of not just their head but shoulders, ribcage and hips. Clinic Title: Finding Each Horses Natural Balance Clinic Title: How to Begin and Advance Teaching your Horse Proper Stops Clinic Title: Setting Your Horse up for Correct Spins/Common Mistakes made in the Turnaround Originally from Idaho, Greg has a strong background in the Buckaroo, vaquero style of horsemanship. Decades ago he began training full time, showing performance horses in reining, reined cowhorse, team roping, steer stopping and all aspects of ranch versatility. For decades Greg has been conducting Horsemanship Clinics nationwide from California to New York, North Dakota to Texas. He has been called in to work with some of the highest-powered warmblood stallions in the jumper industry along with ranch clinics across the nation. Greg is now based in Texas where he trains and shows performance horses and hosts specialized clinics. His theory in Horsemanship is to keep thing simple and stress free to build confident, top of the line equine partners. Contact Information: 619-438-4069 Facebook: GD Robinson
Cori Trout, Horse Trainer, Instructor: Dressage, Recreational Riding and Driving Clinic Title: Is Your Horse Ready to Drive? Clinic Objective: This demonstration will go over the basic skills a horse needs in order to be safely hooked to a cart or carriage including basic commands, whip aids, yielding laterally, being in draft, accepting the feel of the shaft or pole, and accepting the sight, sounds, and feel of the vehicle. Clinic Title: Harnesses: Form and Function Clinic Objective: The various types of harness from work and show to pleasure and performance so you can choose the right type of harness for the type of driving you plan on doing with your horse. Breastcollar and neckcollar harnesses will be discussed along with their variants and the jobs they are best suited for. Proper fit and sizing will be discussed in detail. Clinic Title: Bitless Bridles- Types, Effect, and Function Clinic Objective: Bitless bridles aren't just for horses with mouth problems that preclude the use of a bit; they are also useful to supplement regular training, protect the horse's mouth from beginning riders' hands, and improve the rider's use of the other aids. From sidepulls and bosals to mechanical hackamores, wheel hacks, cross-unders and scawbrigs, explore some of the many available options for working bitless with horses (and other equines). Cori Trout has been working with horses professionally for over fifteen years. She has her Associates in Equine Science from Scottsdale Community College and a BFA in Art Education from ASU. In 2010 she went through testing with the American Riding Instructors' Association (ARIA) to become a certified instructor, five years later she recertified and holds Level II certifications in Dressage, Recreational Riding, and Driving. She and her husband have three boys and reside in Queen Creek, Arizona. They have seven horses of various breeds that Cori uses in her program for both riding and driving lessons. Contact Information: 480-694-8396 cori@troutscorral.com
Chris Clark, Lead Mule Packer at Grand Canyon National Park Clinic Title: How to properly saddle & pack your mule or horse with a box hitch Clinic Title: How to pack your animal with a riding saddle Chris Clark is currently the lead mule packer for the Grand Canyon National Park. Chris is a native Arizonan, born and raised in Williams. He has done many things on horseback including stable manager for Mountain Ranch Stables and Wrangler for Apache Stables at the Grand Canyon which is where he met his mentor and friend Ron Clayton. It was Ron who brought Chris on with Xanterra as a Wrangler for the dude operation on the South Rim. He later moved over to the pack barn where he found his niche. This is what led him to his career in packing. Chris is the proud father of three daughters, a grandson and granddaughter. Chris currently lives at the South Rim of the Canyon with the love of his life, Marisa. They enjoy all the Canyon has to offer from riding bikes around the park, beautiful scenery, back road driving, taking in all the wildlife and of course, riding mules!! Chris has a deep passion for packing and mules and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with you.
Dr. Susan Roach, DVM Clinic Title (Friday): Desert Dangers Parts 1 and 2 Clinic Objective: Whether you live here year-round or are just visiting for the winter, come learn about trailering challenges, overheating/dehydration, cactus/poisonous plants, venomous pests, infectious diseases/parasites, thunderstorms/flash flooding/lightning strike, sand colic/enteroliths, horse thieves and more. Clinic Title (Saturday): Gastric Ulcers in the Horse Clinic Objective: This seminar will cover signs of gastric ulcers, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Clinic Title (Sunday): Colic Causes and Solutions Clinic Objective: Take a quiz and find out your horse's specific risk factors for colic, then learn how to reduce your horse's chance of getting colic. Growing up in the heart of Illinois, Susan was an avid Pony Club member and horse showing enthusiast in several disciplines. At the age of 35, after serving as a volunteer emergency medical technician, Susan decided on a second career in life and pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Susan was a non-traditional student and the first person in her family to receive a college diploma. Dr. Roach received her bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University in 2002. Her research work, focusing on infectious disease; specifically, Streptococcus equi, Clostridium difficile and West Nile Virus resulted in several published papers in major scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. She then went on to vet school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, spending her clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2009, Dr. Roach pursued further training at Louisiana Center for Equine Reproduction. Looking for warmer weather and a place to open her own practice, she settled in Mesa, Arizona along with her two cats, Miss Annabelle and Suzie. Dr. Roach has been a licensed veterinarian in Arizona since 2011 and provides a variety of primary care and emergency ambulatory medicine for your equine patient. Dr. Roach is particularly interested in dentistry, the care of geriatric horses and metabolic disease in horses Contact information: Susan Roach, DVM (480) 266-0485 susanroachdvm@gmail.com
Regina “Regi” Richter, Horse Trainer, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Groundwork: Reading your horse: How does my horse read me (self-awareness) Clinic Title: How to achieve shoulder control and why reins are secondary I, Regina (Regi) Richter was born and raised in Germany. My father was an avid horseman and my first instructor who taught me about natural horsemanship long before it was popularized. I spent my entire childhood and most of my teenage life in the barn with our horses practicing and perfecting my natural horsemanship talents. I started my first mare under saddle when I was 12 years old and at the age of 16, I began to accept outside training horses and giving riding lessons. I studied law in Germany and practiced in Germany & Switzerland for 10 years as a criminal defense & a business lawyer and also taught law at several Colleges abroad. In 2012 I decided to change my life and follow my heart- so I left Germany and my lucrative career heading for Tombstone Arizona to train horses again. My greatest asset for my students is my undying passion for horses and natural horsemanship. I moved to Arizona and started helping horse owners to better understand their horses to build trust and confidence so that both parties are able to enjoy each other’s presence and work together as a team. My three greatest equine passions are colt starting, problem solving, and Eventing. I was a 2016, 2017 Mustang Makeover Competitor and compete at Eventing and Jumping Shows with my 2017 Mustang Makeover Mustang Madame Millie. I love to work with mustangs and so called “problem” horses because they give you so much in return when you get through to them. To see the relief and joy in their eyes when somebody finally understands them is priceless. To help the horse owners establish a bond of trust with their horses and to witness them both grow together as a team is amazing. My background as a lawyer/ teacher helps me during the training and under pressure. My Dad taught me how to read horses, being a lawyer told me how to read people and being a teacher told me how to explain things in a way that they can be understood, practiced, and applied. During my years as a rider, trainer and instructor I began to realize that mental and physical balance play an important role in a successful partnership between humans and their equine partner. In order to truly understand physical balance, I started to take equine Anatomy classes and did a lot of home study. Since January 2018 I am a certified equine Massage Therapist. The knowledge of the muscles, their particular “job” and their influence on the equine performance, helps me to target problem areas which results in better performance. Contact Information: 520-559-0464
Stacey Tucker, Pulse PEMF Practitioner, Copper State Equine Services Clinic Title: PEMF-Providing Equine Sports Therapy Clinic Objective: Discuss and demonstrate the benefits of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) treatment. Stacey Tucker is Copper State Equine's Breeding Farm Manager, Veterinary Technician, and PEMF Practitioner. Stacey possesses degrees in Veterinary Technology, Equine Science with an emphasis in Equine Reproduction. Over 30 years in the equine industry. Furthermore, Stacey is a US Army Veteran (MOS) Animal Care Specialist. No doubt Stacey has dedicated her life to caring for animals. Contact Information: 520-405-9609
Tami Blake, Equine Body Worker, Owner “The Enlightened Horse” Clinic Title: What can Light Therapy Do for Your Horse? Clinic Title: What is your Horse Trying to Tell You? Tami Blake of “The Enlightened Horse”, is an equine body worker that utilizes Masterson Method, Tucker Biokinetics, Craniosacral therapy and Light therapy in her overall treatment of the horse. Tami is a certified Photopuncture Technician, certified diagnostic practitioner with Tucker Biokinetics and a certified Light therapist practitioner and is working on finishing her craniosacral case studies. Tami has helped many horses to be well balanced and healthy. Contact Information: 480-630-7339 (google voice #) enlighten2wellness@gmail.com www.theenlightenedhorse.com
Tom Raney, Horse Trainer, Raney Horsemanship Clinic Title: Liberty Training Basics: Teaching multiple horses to work together. Clinic Objective: This clinic will cover some basics of liberty training and how it can be applied when working with multiple horses. Tom Raney is founder and trainer for Raney Horsemanship, a horse training service in San Tan Valley that specializes in remediating unwanted “problem behaviors” in horses and teaching specific “specialty” skills, such as liberty training. Raney Horsemanship uses a kind and consistent approach to horse training that applies his unique “No Noise -- No Nonsense” method, which builds mutual trust, confidence and respect between horse and rider. Contact Information: 480-694-5845 (text only please) raneyhorsemanship@gmail.com Website: raneyhorsemanship.com
Jeff Cook, Horse Trainer, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Collection for better Transitions and Stops. Clinic Objective: Learn collection to help make your horse softer and more supple creating clearer communication. Clinic Title: Trail Obstacle Training Clinic Objective: How to teach your horse to rely on you when his fear wants to take over. Jeff’s life has always revolved around horses; since he was a child running around in a ranching community in Colorado where early on in his childhood, he found that he had a gift with horses. Jeff has developed a strong love and passion for horses. His bond with horses and natural talent as a horseman led him to showing Paints and Quarter horses which was a big part of his life from the 80’s & 90’s. Mustangs entered his life in 2014 and will always be a quest and passion to show the world their capabilities. Jeff now is a successful TIP trainer in Tucson, Arizona and has competed in 2 Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Ft. Worth, TX in 2016 and won the Seniors Division and Reno, NV in 2017 and took Grand Champion Reserve and Fan Favorite. In January of 2018, he competed in a Trainer Invitation Only "Magic" makeover. Jeff and his wife own Dream Horse AZ where they train, show and sell great horses to wonderful clients and love every minute of it. Contact Information: 520-460-8474 Dreamhorseaz.com Facebook: Dream Horse Az
Eric Parmer, Horse and Mule Trainer, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Halter Foundation Training Clinic Objective: Demo and discussion of work done in the halter prior to placing the first ride. I was born and raised on a family farm in Southern Iowa. Some of my first memories from a child are being around mules and horses. As a teenager I started taking horses and mules in to ride and I broke a horse in exchange for my first truck. For the next 15 years I raised mules, sold colts, trained several mules and horses, then decided to move to Arizona four years ago in search of better weather. Upon arriving to Arizona, I realized this is great country for mules, and the mules that were here generally were lesser quality that what I was used to in Iowa. It became a personal mission for me to improve the mules, and the perception of mules here. Since being here I have established a quality breeding and training program located in Aguila, Az and have focused on having high-quality all-around mules that can go on the toughest hunting trips or take your kid the parade on the weekend. My focus is strongly on foundation work and establishing basic communication and respect, so they can go in any direction and be trainable to any discipline. I work to achieve a soft, correct, willing animal. Contact Information: eric50275@hotmail.com or FB https://www.facebook.com/eric.parmer.16
Stillman Colt Robinson, Horse Trainer, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic: Getting Your Horse to the Next Step Clinic Objective: Stillman will help evaluate where your horse is in training and give you help in advancing their training. Hello my name is Stillman Colt Robinson. I have lived my whole life immersed in the horse industry and western way of life. I have just started my own family and hope to pass down the knowledge and tradition my dad passed down to me. I believe my horsemanship techniques are simple and practical as well as easy for a horse to understand. I’ve been blessed to ride under and with many trainers in a broad field of disciplines. Above all I give all glory to God for giving me the blessing of getting to ride! I’m very excited to compete in the Arizona colt starting challenge and I look forward to meeting you all! God bless. Contact Information: 940-736-6229 Email: buckaroo208@gmail.com
Teri Ann Tate, Certified Equine First Aid Instructor Clinic Title: Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Clinic Objective: Learn the 3 stages of a Disaster Evacuation as well as how to prepare before the unthinkable happens Teri Ann Tate has been working with animals since she was a teenager. She realized growing up that animals gave unconditional love, something which she readily gave back! Her first wish was to become a veterinarian but decided against it when she watched her Equine Vet do knee surgery on her horse. Ouch! She wasn't all that keen on the excising bone & everything else that went with it! So, she became the next best thing--A Professional Pet Care Provider! Well, for Teri Ann who is not just your average Professional Pet Care Provider.... Pet Care is just ONE of the amazing things this incredible lady does! Teri Ann is also a Certified Equine & Pet First Aid Instructor, offering 13 different training clinics in AZ, Southern California and Albuquerque. Teri Ann is also a Wilderness EMT; Large Animal Rescue Tech II; and an Emergency Animal Medical Tech I. She uses her skills daily. Contact Information: 602-579-1437 comfypetsofaz@gmail.com www.AZEquineFirstAid.com
C.L. “Lee” Anderson, Living Historian, Horseman of the Old School, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Clinic Title: Teaching Your Horse Basic Stable Manners Clinic Objective: Clinician will teach what basic manners your horse should have. Lee Anderson and his race track rescued horse, Concho, have become well-known throughout Arizona through their cowboy living history presentations and horseman’s clinics. Lee is a highly skilled horseman with well over half a century of horse training experience and research. He has successfully trained horses for pleasure, reining, games, and trail. In 1965, as manager and trainer for Trefoil Farms in Wisconsin he showed the #2 Arabian Trail Horse in the nation at the Arabian National Finals. He has also successfully competed in 50 and 100 mile endurance rides. His specialty, however, is training what is known as a “bridle horse” using the traditional methods of the 1800 Spanish Vaqueros. Not only is Lee an accomplished horse trainer he also authored the award winning book, “Developing the Art of Equine Communication”. Contact Information: 623.221.3804 CLAinAZ@aol.com
Patricia Demers, Trainer, Judge, Owner Carpe Diem Farm Clinic Title: FEAR- “What are you afraid of? And ‘How to confront your fears after a horse related incident’ Clinic Objective: Clinician will discuss fear, common problems that create fear, comfort zones and techniques to deal with fear. She has learned that an individual’s fears hold them back from their potential and enjoyment of their equine experience and from her many years of working with people and equines likes to help overcome this obstruction. I have been training and showing driving horses for 28+ years. I’ve been riding for 50+ years. My whole life has revolved around horses, and I have a very extensive background that is varied in many experiences. This includes: commercial carriage driver for 4 years; professional wagon driver for Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park; supervisor Mounted Patrol Services (4+ yrs); pack station wrangler. I grew up riding hunters both astride and side saddle (20+ years), then switched to carriage driving. I’ve participated in fox hunting, trail trials, ridden dressage, sport horse in hand, and wagon trains. I actively participate in showing with clients and my own equines in carriage and riding shows. I am a member of local riding and driving clubs- where I volunteer my services for show organizing and course design, as well as many other positions. I am a member of the Carriage Association of Amer. (CAA), American Driving Soc. (ADS), American Mule Assoc. (AMA), AZ driving and carriage Soc. (ADCS) I am a carded judge in driving thru the AMA. I drive single, pair, tandem, and 4 in hand. I truly enjoy working with beginners and the timid of all ages. I want to share the love of horses! I participate in the CAA’s Driver Proficiency Program, where I have earned certification in Levels I, II, III and recognition as a Level II instructor, and an evaluator Level II in this exciting program. I am continuously improving my own skills and education by attending numerous clinics and seminars every year. I am on the CAA board of directors. My professional services include: Judging – riding and driving Instruction and training- riders, drivers, horses- minis to drafts Clinics- driving, showing, dressage, cowboy trail, colt starting Course design - driving events and ridden trail Expert witness I recently moved to Prescott Valley, AZ from Lancaster, CA when my husband retired. I’ve been married to the love of my life for 33 years. I share my home with 1 dog, 4 cats, 4 chickens, and numerous horses. Our Motto-- Try Hard, Win Humbly, Lose Gracefully Contact Information: 661-317-4556 carpediemfarm.wordpress.com
Holly Shanahan, Equine Facilitator, Owner Lazy S 6 Equine Clinic Title: Evaluating and Utilizing your Surroundings Clinic Objective: I’ll offer techniques to help evaluate a horse and how to utilize your environment with a focus on children. Hello, I’m Holly Shanahan an equine facilitator, owner of Lazy S 6 Equine. I’m a fifth generation of the Verde Valley. I was fortunate in the spring of 2017 to get the brand that my grandfather designed in the 1950’s back in the family and changed the business name from Shanahan Equine Services (est. 2007) to Lazy S 6 Equine. We’re looking forward to getting settled in our new facility in late 2019! I’ve been fortunate to end up in this field by accident when people began noticing my passion with the horses I was changing and my foal foundation work. I am honored to help and share my knowledge. I believe continued education is key like in any profession and look forward to some great clinics this year. I believe in building a solid relationship with the horse on the ground first. I incorporate natural horsemanship skills into my training as well as exposing horses to every environment possible. My motto is ‘If you don’t trust your horse, they will not trust you.’ I help bring horses back to their best self and provide the owners the skills to continue making progress. I offer a variety of equine related services including tune up & behavioral correction, desensitizing, confidence building; obstacle, trail and basics, foal foundation, ranch day work, demonstrations, equine sales, video marketing, event promotion and much more....... Contact Information: Holly@lazys6equine.com 928-300-4132 Www.lazys6equine.com
Kasey Reeder, Riding Instructor, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Reflective Horsemanship, LLC Clinic Title: Unwind the Trouble in your Riding. Clinic Objective: Learn the one thing that can change everything in your riding. Kasey is an experienced professional horse trainer, certified riding instructor, and coach. She has worked with horses of all breeds and students of all levels and ages. She now has over 30 years’ experience teaching, training, caring for and competing horses in Dressage, Reining and other disciplines. Kasey believes in a well-balanced approach in developing both horse and rider. When developing and implementing an individual program for each horse & rider pair, she fosters a comprehensive understanding of horse-logical training methods, while taking into account biomechanics, the mentality, and physical characteristics of both horse and rider. She attended college at Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center in 1998 with an emphasis on education and graduated with a Riding Master VI and Level II Riding Instruction Certifications. After many years of coaching and with a desire to help her students become the best they could be, Kasey attended the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 2010, where she earned her massage therapy certification and went on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist; the goal was to understand how the human body functions, in order to help students better utilize their bodies to become more effective and efficient. Today, Kasey coaches riders on and off the horse through comprehensive riding instruction and Biomechanical Bodywork for the equestrian rider. Contact Information: 602-571-6567 Kasey@reflectivehorsemanship.com www.reflectivehorsemanship.com

Clinicians

Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Greg Robinson, Professional Horse Trainer, Clinician Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Exercises for Body Control with a Soft Feel Clinic Objective: To achieve the best performance possible from your equine partner, whether you are trail riding, working cattle or barrel racing, having body control is crucial. Horses perform better with a light control of not just their head but shoulders, ribcage and hips. Clinic Title: Finding Each Horses Natural Balance Clinic Title: How to Begin and Advance Teaching your Horse Proper Stops Clinic Title: Setting Your Horse up for Correct Spins/Common Mistakes made in the Turnaround Originally from Idaho, Greg has a strong background in the Buckaroo, vaquero style of horsemanship. Decades ago he began training full time, showing performance horses in reining, reined cowhorse, team roping, steer stopping and all aspects of ranch versatility. For decades Greg has been conducting Horsemanship Clinics nationwide from California to New York, North Dakota to Texas. He has been called in to work with some of the highest-powered warmblood stallions in the jumper industry along with ranch clinics across the nation. Greg is now based in Texas where he trains and shows performance horses and hosts specialized clinics. His theory in Horsemanship is to keep thing simple and stress free to build confident, top of the line equine partners. Contact Information: 619-438-4069 Facebook: GD Robinson
Cori Trout, Horse Trainer, Instructor: Dressage, Recreational Riding and Driving Clinic Title: Is Your Horse Ready to Drive? Clinic Objective: This demonstration will go over the basic skills a horse needs in order to be safely hooked to a cart or carriage including basic commands, whip aids, yielding laterally, being in draft, accepting the feel of the shaft or pole, and accepting the sight, sounds, and feel of the vehicle. Clinic Title: Harnesses: Form and Function Clinic Objective: The various types of harness from work and show to pleasure and performance so you can choose the right type of harness for the type of driving you plan on doing with your horse. Breastcollar and neckcollar harnesses will be discussed along with their variants and the jobs they are best suited for. Proper fit and sizing will be discussed in detail. Clinic Title: Bitless Bridles- Types, Effect, and Function Clinic Objective: Bitless bridles aren't just for horses with mouth problems that preclude the use of a bit; they are also useful to supplement regular training, protect the horse's mouth from beginning riders' hands, and improve the rider's use of the other aids. From sidepulls and bosals to mechanical hackamores, wheel hacks, cross-unders and scawbrigs, explore some of the many available options for working bitless with horses (and other equines). Cori Trout has been working with horses professionally for over fifteen years. She has her Associates in Equine Science from Scottsdale Community College and a BFA in Art Education from ASU. In 2010 she went through testing with the American Riding Instructors' Association (ARIA) to become a certified instructor, five years later she recertified and holds Level II certifications in Dressage, Recreational Riding, and Driving. She and her husband have three boys and reside in Queen Creek, Arizona. They have seven horses of various breeds that Cori uses in her program for both riding and driving lessons. Contact Information: 480-694-8396 cori@troutscorral.com
Chris Clark, Lead Mule Packer at Grand Canyon National Park Clinic Title: How to properly saddle & pack your mule or horse with a box hitch Clinic Title: How to pack your animal with a riding saddle Chris Clark is currently the lead mule packer for the Grand Canyon National Park. Chris is a native Arizonan, born and raised in Williams. He has done many things on horseback including stable manager for Mountain Ranch Stables and Wrangler for Apache Stables at the Grand Canyon which is where he met his mentor and friend Ron Clayton. It was Ron who brought Chris on with Xanterra as a Wrangler for the dude operation on the South Rim. He later moved over to the pack barn where he found his niche. This is what led him to his career in packing. Chris is the proud father of three daughters, a grandson and granddaughter. Chris currently lives at the South Rim of the Canyon with the love of his life, Marisa. They enjoy all the Canyon has to offer from riding bikes around the park, beautiful scenery, back road driving, taking in all the wildlife and of course, riding mules!! Chris has a deep passion for packing and mules and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with you.
Dr. Susan Roach, DVM Clinic Title (Friday): Desert Dangers Parts 1 and 2 Clinic Objective: Whether you live here year- round or are just visiting for the winter, come learn about trailering challenges, overheating/dehydration, cactus/poisonous plants, venomous pests, infectious diseases/parasites, thunderstorms/flash flooding/lightning strike, sand colic/enteroliths, horse thieves and more. Clinic Title (Saturday): Gastric Ulcers in the Horse Clinic Objective: This seminar will cover signs of gastric ulcers, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Clinic Title (Sunday): Colic Causes and Solutions Clinic Objective: Take a quiz and find out your horse's specific risk factors for colic, then learn how to reduce your horse's chance of getting colic. Growing up in the heart of Illinois, Susan was an avid Pony Club member and horse showing enthusiast in several disciplines. At the age of 35, after serving as a volunteer emergency medical technician, Susan decided on a second career in life and pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Susan was a non-traditional student and the first person in her family to receive a college diploma. Dr. Roach received her bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University in 2002. Her research work, focusing on infectious disease; specifically, Streptococcus equi, Clostridium difficile and West Nile Virus resulted in several published papers in major scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. She then went on to vet school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, spending her clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2009, Dr. Roach pursued further training at Louisiana Center for Equine Reproduction. Looking for warmer weather and a place to open her own practice, she settled in Mesa, Arizona along with her two cats, Miss Annabelle and Suzie. Dr. Roach has been a licensed veterinarian in Arizona since 2011 and provides a variety of primary care and emergency ambulatory medicine for your equine patient. Dr. Roach is particularly interested in dentistry, the care of geriatric horses and metabolic disease in horses Contact information: Susan Roach, DVM (480) 266-0485 susanroachdvm@gmail.com
Regina “Regi” Richter, Horse Trainer, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Groundwork: Reading your horse: How does my horse read me (self- awareness) Clinic Title: How to achieve shoulder control and why reins are secondary I, Regina (Regi) Richter was born and raised in Germany. My father was an avid horseman and my first instructor who taught me about natural horsemanship long before it was popularized. I spent my entire childhood and most of my teenage life in the barn with our horses practicing and perfecting my natural horsemanship talents. I started my first mare under saddle when I was 12 years old and at the age of 16, I began to accept outside training horses and giving riding lessons. I studied law in Germany and practiced in Germany & Switzerland for 10 years as a criminal defense & a business lawyer and also taught law at several Colleges abroad. In 2012 I decided to change my life and follow my heart- so I left Germany and my lucrative career heading for Tombstone Arizona to train horses again. My greatest asset for my students is my undying passion for horses and natural horsemanship. I moved to Arizona and started helping horse owners to better understand their horses to build trust and confidence so that both parties are able to enjoy each other’s presence and work together as a team. My three greatest equine passions are colt starting, problem solving, and Eventing. I was a 2016, 2017 Mustang Makeover Competitor and compete at Eventing and Jumping Shows with my 2017 Mustang Makeover Mustang Madame Millie. I love to work with mustangs and so called “problem” horses because they give you so much in return when you get through to them. To see the relief and joy in their eyes when somebody finally understands them is priceless. To help the horse owners establish a bond of trust with their horses and to witness them both grow together as a team is amazing. My background as a lawyer/ teacher helps me during the training and under pressure. My Dad taught me how to read horses, being a lawyer told me how to read people and being a teacher told me how to explain things in a way that they can be understood, practiced, and applied. During my years as a rider, trainer and instructor I began to realize that mental and physical balance play an important role in a successful partnership between humans and their equine partner. In order to truly understand physical balance, I started to take equine Anatomy classes and did a lot of home study. Since January 2018 I am a certified equine Massage Therapist. The knowledge of the muscles, their particular “job” and their influence on the equine performance, helps me to target problem areas which results in better performance. Contact Information: 520-559-0464
Stacey Tucker, Pulse PEMF Practitioner, Copper State Equine Services Clinic Title: PEMF-Providing Equine Sports Therapy Clinic Objective: Discuss and demonstrate the benefits of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) treatment. Stacey Tucker is Copper State Equine's Breeding Farm Manager, Veterinary Technician, and PEMF Practitioner. Stacey possesses degrees in Veterinary Technology, Equine Science with an emphasis in Equine Reproduction. Over 30 years in the equine industry. Furthermore, Stacey is a US Army Veteran (MOS) Animal Care Specialist. No doubt Stacey has dedicated her life to caring for animals. Contact Information: 520-405-9609
Tami Blake, Equine Body Worker, Owner “The Enlightened Horse” Clinic Title: What can Light Therapy Do for Your Horse? Clinic Title: What is your Horse Trying to Tell You? Tami Blake of “The Enlightened Horse”, is an equine body worker that utilizes Masterson Method, Tucker Biokinetics, Craniosacral therapy and Light therapy in her overall treatment of the horse. Tami is a certified Photopuncture Technician, certified diagnostic practitioner with Tucker Biokinetics and a certified Light therapist practitioner and is working on finishing her craniosacral case studies. Tami has helped many horses to be well balanced and healthy. Contact Information: 480-630-7339 (google voice #) enlighten2wellness@gmail.com www.theenlightenedhorse.com
Tom Raney, Horse Trainer, Raney Horsemanship Clinic Title: Liberty Training Basics: Teaching multiple horses to work together. Clinic Objective: This clinic will cover some basics of liberty training and how it can be applied when working with multiple horses. Tom Raney is founder and trainer for Raney Horsemanship, a horse training service in San Tan Valley that specializes in remediating unwanted “problem behaviors” in horses and teaching specific “specialty” skills, such as liberty training. Raney Horsemanship uses a kind and consistent approach to horse training that applies his unique “No Noise -- No Nonsense” method, which builds mutual trust, confidence and respect between horse and rider. Contact Information: 480-694-5845 (text only please) raneyhorsemanship@gmail.com Website: raneyhorsemanship.com
Jeff Cook, Horse Trainer, 2019 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Collection for better Transitions and Stops. Clinic Objective: Learn collection to help make your horse softer and more supple creating clearer communication. Clinic Title: Trail Obstacle Training Clinic Objective: How to teach your horse to rely on you when his fear wants to take over. Jeff’s life has always revolved around horses; since he was a child running around in a ranching community in Colorado where early on in his childhood, he found that he had a gift with horses. Jeff has developed a strong love and passion for horses. His bond with horses and natural talent as a horseman led him to showing Paints and Quarter horses which was a big part of his life from the 80’s & 90’s. Mustangs entered his life in 2014 and will always be a quest and passion to show the world their capabilities. Jeff now is a successful TIP trainer in Tucson, Arizona and has competed in 2 Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Ft. Worth, TX in 2016 and won the Seniors Division and Reno, NV in 2017 and took Grand Champion Reserve and Fan Favorite. In January of 2018, he competed in a Trainer Invitation Only "Magic" makeover. Jeff and his wife own Dream Horse AZ where they train, show and sell great horses to wonderful clients and love every minute of it. Contact Information: 520-460-8474 Dreamhorseaz.com Facebook: Dream Horse Az
Eric Parmer, Horse and Mule Trainer, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Halter Foundation Training Clinic Objective: Demo and discussion of work done in the halter prior to placing the first ride. I was born and raised on a family farm in Southern Iowa. Some of my first memories from a child are being around mules and horses. As a teenager I started taking horses and mules in to ride and I broke a horse in exchange for my first truck. For the next 15 years I raised mules, sold colts, trained several mules and horses, then decided to move to Arizona four years ago in search of better weather. Upon arriving to Arizona, I realized this is great country for mules, and the mules that were here generally were lesser quality that what I was used to in Iowa. It became a personal mission for me to improve the mules, and the perception of mules here. Since being here I have established a quality breeding and training program located in Aguila, Az and have focused on having high-quality all-around mules that can go on the toughest hunting trips or take your kid the parade on the weekend. My focus is strongly on foundation work and establishing basic communication and respect, so they can go in any direction and be trainable to any discipline. I work to achieve a soft, correct, willing animal. Contact Information: eric50275@hotmail.com or FB https://www.facebook.com/eric.parmer.16
Stillman Colt Robinson, Horse Trainer, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic: Getting Your Horse to the Next Step Clinic Objective: Stillman will help evaluate where your horse is in training and give you help in advancing their training. Hello my name is Stillman Colt Robinson. I have lived my whole life immersed in the horse industry and western way of life. I have just started my own family and hope to pass down the knowledge and tradition my dad passed down to me. I believe my horsemanship techniques are simple and practical as well as easy for a horse to understand. I’ve been blessed to ride under and with many trainers in a broad field of disciplines. Above all I give all glory to God for giving me the blessing of getting to ride! I’m very excited to compete in the Arizona colt starting challenge and I look forward to meeting you all! God bless. Contact Information: 940-736-6229 Email: buckaroo208@gmail.com
Teri Ann Tate, Certified Equine First Aid Instructor Clinic Title: Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Clinic Objective: Learn the 3 stages of a Disaster Evacuation as well as how to prepare before the unthinkable happens Teri Ann Tate has been working with animals since she was a teenager. She realized growing up that animals gave unconditional love, something which she readily gave back! Her first wish was to become a veterinarian but decided against it when she watched her Equine Vet do knee surgery on her horse. Ouch! She wasn't all that keen on the excising bone & everything else that went with it! So, she became the next best thing--A Professional Pet Care Provider! Well, for Teri Ann who is not just your average Professional Pet Care Provider.... Pet Care is just ONE of the amazing things this incredible lady does! Teri Ann is also a Certified Equine & Pet First Aid Instructor, offering 13 different training clinics in AZ, Southern California and Albuquerque. Teri Ann is also a Wilderness EMT; Large Animal Rescue Tech II; and an Emergency Animal Medical Tech I. She uses her skills daily. Contact Information: 602-579-1437 comfypetsofaz@gmail.com www.AZEquineFirstAid.com
C.L. “Lee” Anderson, Living Historian, Horseman of the Old School, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Clinic Title: Teaching Your Horse Basic Stable Manners Clinic Objective: Clinician will teach what basic manners your horse should have. Lee Anderson and his race track rescued horse, Concho, have become well-known throughout Arizona through their cowboy living history presentations and horseman’s clinics. Lee is a highly skilled horseman with well over half a century of horse training experience and research. He has successfully trained horses for pleasure, reining, games, and trail. In 1965, as manager and trainer for Trefoil Farms in Wisconsin he showed the #2 Arabian Trail Horse in the nation at the Arabian National Finals. He has also successfully competed in 50 and 100 mile endurance rides. His specialty, however, is training what is known as a “bridle horse” using the traditional methods of the 1800 Spanish Vaqueros. Not only is Lee an accomplished horse trainer he also authored the award winning book, “Developing the Art of Equine Communication”. Contact Information: 623.221.3804 CLAinAZ@aol.com
Patricia Demers, Trainer, Judge, Owner Carpe Diem Farm Clinic Title: FEAR- “What are you afraid of? And ‘How to confront your fears after a horse related incident’ Clinic Objective: Clinician will discuss fear, common problems that create fear, comfort zones and techniques to deal with fear. She has learned that an individual’s fears hold them back from their potential and enjoyment of their equine experience and from her many years of working with people and equines likes to help overcome this obstruction. I have been training and showing driving horses for 28+ years. I’ve been riding for 50+ years. My whole life has revolved around horses, and I have a very extensive background that is varied in many experiences. This includes: commercial carriage driver for 4 years; professional wagon driver for Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park; supervisor Mounted Patrol Services (4+ yrs); pack station wrangler. I grew up riding hunters both astride and side saddle (20+ years), then switched to carriage driving. I’ve participated in fox hunting, trail trials, ridden dressage, sport horse in hand, and wagon trains. I actively participate in showing with clients and my own equines in carriage and riding shows. I am a member of local riding and driving clubs- where I volunteer my services for show organizing and course design, as well as many other positions. I am a member of the Carriage Association of Amer. (CAA), American Driving Soc. (ADS), American Mule Assoc. (AMA), AZ driving and carriage Soc. (ADCS) I am a carded judge in driving thru the AMA. I drive single, pair, tandem, and 4 in hand. I truly enjoy working with beginners and the timid of all ages. I want to share the love of horses! I participate in the CAA’s Driver Proficiency Program, where I have earned certification in Levels I, II, III and recognition as a Level II instructor, and an evaluator Level II in this exciting program. I am continuously improving my own skills and education by attending numerous clinics and seminars every year. I am on the CAA board of directors. My professional services include: Judging – riding and driving Instruction and training- riders, drivers, horses- minis to drafts Clinics- driving, showing, dressage, cowboy trail, colt starting Course design - driving events and ridden trail Expert witness I recently moved to Prescott Valley, AZ from Lancaster, CA when my husband retired. I’ve been married to the love of my life for 33 years. I share my home with 1 dog, 4 cats, 4 chickens, and numerous horses. Our Motto-- Try Hard, Win Humbly, Lose Gracefully Contact Information: 661-317-4556 carpediemfarm.wordpress.com
Holly Shanahan, Equine Facilitator, Owner Lazy S 6 Equine Clinic Title: Evaluating and Utilizing your Surroundings Clinic Objective: I’ll offer techniques to help evaluate a horse and how to utilize your environment with a focus on children. Hello, I’m Holly Shanahan an equine facilitator, owner of Lazy S 6 Equine. I’m a fifth generation of the Verde Valley. I was fortunate in the spring of 2017 to get the brand that my grandfather designed in the 1950’s back in the family and changed the business name from Shanahan Equine Services (est. 2007) to Lazy S 6 Equine. We’re looking forward to getting settled in our new facility in late 2019! I’ve been fortunate to end up in this field by accident when people began noticing my passion with the horses I was changing and my foal foundation work. I am honored to help and share my knowledge. I believe continued education is key like in any profession and look forward to some great clinics this year. I believe in building a solid relationship with the horse on the ground first. I incorporate natural horsemanship skills into my training as well as exposing horses to every environment possible. My motto is ‘If you don’t trust your horse, they will not trust you.’ I help bring horses back to their best self and provide the owners the skills to continue making progress. I offer a variety of equine related services including tune up & behavioral correction, desensitizing, confidence building; obstacle, trail and basics, foal foundation, ranch day work, demonstrations, equine sales, video marketing, event promotion and much more....... Contact Information: Holly@lazys6equine.com 928-300-4132 Www.lazys6equine.com
Kasey Reeder, Riding Instructor, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Reflective Horsemanship, LLC Clinic Title: Unwind the Trouble in your Riding. Clinic Objective: Learn the one thing that can change everything in your riding. Kasey is an experienced professional horse trainer, certified riding instructor, and coach. She has worked with horses of all breeds and students of all levels and ages. She now has over 30 years’ experience teaching, training, caring for and competing horses in Dressage, Reining and other disciplines. Kasey believes in a well-balanced approach in developing both horse and rider. When developing and implementing an individual program for each horse & rider pair, she fosters a comprehensive understanding of horse- logical training methods, while taking into account biomechanics, the mentality, and physical characteristics of both horse and rider. She attended college at Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center in 1998 with an emphasis on education and graduated with a Riding Master VI and Level II Riding Instruction Certifications. After many years of coaching and with a desire to help her students become the best they could be, Kasey attended the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 2010, where she earned her massage therapy certification and went on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist; the goal was to understand how the human body functions, in order to help students better utilize their bodies to become more effective and efficient. Today, Kasey coaches riders on and off the horse through comprehensive riding instruction and Biomechanical Bodywork for the equestrian rider. Contact Information: 602-571-6567 Kasey@reflectivehorsemanship.com www.reflectivehorsemanship.com