More 2020 Clinicians

ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

October 2, 3 & 4, 2020

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Dr. Susan Roach, DVM Clinic Title (Friday): Colic Prevention Workshop Clinic Objective: Throughout this presentation you will be taking a quiz to find out what is your horse's risk of colic and what can you do to lower that risk Clinic Title (Saturday): The Horse's Skeleton; Skull and Teeth Clinic Objective: With over 10 horse skulls for demonstration, this lecture covers what kind of pain and discomfort horses put up with and how we can do better for them. Clinic Title (Sunday): Poisonous Plants, The Hidden Dangers of the South West Clinic Objective: Learn about the propensity of your horse to eat each of these poisonous plants, signs of toxicity, treatment, and how to identify & manage noxious weeds. 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
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
Kasey Reeder, Riding Instructor, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Reflective Horsemanship, LLC Clinic Title: The Rider’s Mechanic™ Clinic Objective: Fast-track your riding results with bodywork for the equestrian rider. A Certified Riding Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, Kasey is a hybrid coach who’s focus is on creating harmony between horse and rider. Integrating the best horsemanship ethics and teaching principles, she specializes in the holistic development of riders. As the horse is only as good as it’s rider, Kasey is on a mission to improve the rider beyond today’s standards, thereby, directly improving the horse’s ride-ability and longevity. Working with riders both on and off the horse, Kasey coaches’ riders how to acquire more awareness, feel and skill so they can ride and train their horses more ethically and with greater success in their chosen discipline. Contact Information: Contact Information: 602-571-6567 Kasey@reflectivehorsemanship.com www.reflectivehorsemanship.com
Jeff Cook, Horse Trainer, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Clinic Title: Body Control for You and Your Horse Jeff Cook is a horse trainer in Tucson Arizona. He and his wife Kelsey own Dream Horse Az where Jeff specializes in training and rehoming mustangs. Jeff competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has judged and shown horses his whole life. Jeff loves to help horse owners achieve success with their horse. Contact Information: FB: DreamHorseAZ or www.dreamhorseaz.com
Dawnna Ybarra, Equine Gestalt Practitioner, Hatahlii Connection, LLC Clinic Title: Unlocking Your Potential Clinic Objective: Clinician will demonstrate how the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method along with her equine partners help individuals unlock their painful patterns to become the person they were meant to be. Clinic Title: The Warrior Within Clinic Objective: Clinician will involve participants in activities with their horse which can help them tap into their inner warrior to gain harmony, power, and compassion through the journey of life. Participants will leave feeling relaxed along with a boost of courage to enjoy the rest of the day. I am a fifth generation Arizonan who lives in Winslow. Growing up around horses, I didn't develop my horsemanship skills until I was an adult with horses of my own. I studied with mentors such as Ed Thornton (John Lyons), Linda Green (Pat Parelli), Mike Bridges (Vaquero style) as well as learned techniques from Pete Ramey and Jaime Jackson. Through these invaluable resources, I became passionate about having a partnership with the whole horse in a natural way. With the help of a wild mustang named Little Man, I was able to develop my horsemanship skills into what they are today. I currently help horse owners learn how to better communicate and understand their equine partners. I also founded the Equine Gestalt Coaching business "Hatahlii Connection, LLC” where my horses and I work together to help individuals find peace with the wounds of their heart so they can be the person they were meant to be. I work with agencies such as Veterans Choice Connection, HeartMath Institute, Lifeline Christian Mission, Alice's Place, and the local First Responders in reaching individuals who can benefit from my services. My horses and I also enjoy giving demonstrations, facilitating workshops, and giving talks about the importance of horses in the healing process. Contact Information: 928-587-0948 dawnna@hatahliiconnection.com www.hatahliiconnection.com
C.L. “Lee” Anderson, Living Historian, Horseman of the Old School Clinic Title: How Bridle Bits Work Clinic Objective: Clinician will explain what makes a “bridle horse” and how bits work. Lee Anderson and his racetrack rescued horse, Concho, have become regulars at the Az. Horseman’s Challenge & Expo and are well-known throughout Arizona through their cowboy living history presentations and horseman’s clinics. Lee is a highly skilled horseman with over three quarters of 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 has also authored two books: the award-winning book, “Developing the Art of Equine Communication” and “The View from My Old Saddle”. Contact Information: 623-221-3804 email: CLAinAz@aol.com Photo by Allen Patrou 2015
Luke Brown, Reata Horsemanship Clinic Title: Desensitizing Secrets That Will Change Your Life Clinic Objective: Watch Luke as he works with a young Rocky Mountain gaited horse who was purchased from Kentucky and who presented with a surprise bucking problem. Luke Brown was born and raised in southwestern Colorado on a sheep and cattle ranch where he learned to ride horses at 2 years old and began training them at age 10. He's trained countless horses for the ranch and for clients from Canada to Mexico. At age 10, he had a horse accident where his horse spooked and ran off with him. Since that time, Luke has been on a journey to understand horse behavior and correct it. Along with being a passionate American farmer and rancher advocate, Luke is a horse behavioral specialist at Reata Horsemanship (reatahorsemanship.com) and living his dream of helping horses be safer for their riders and teaching riders how to understand and deal with horse behavior, creating safer more fun-filled relationships. Luke has a beautiful wife, Stacy, who is his partner in marriage and business, and who is key to making this dream a reality. They have 5 children (ages 22 to 3) together and are passionate about sharing leadership, personal development, relationship and parenting advice through horsemanship as well. Horsemanship is lifemanship, and Luke shows you how! Contact Information: 480-888-5030 email: info@reatahorsemanship.com www.reatahorsemanship.com
Michelle Gilles, Michelle Gilles Performance Horse Clinic Title: Ride Like a Girl Confidence Building Clinic Objective: Learn to get your riding confidence back after an accident, life change or absence from riding for a time period. Michelle Gilles was born in California but moved to continue her education and established herself as a premier Trainer in Texas and Wyoming, she relocated back to California 5 years ago to offer her services and show with her idols. Using a combo of methods from traditional vaquero, natural horsemanship, classical foundation Horsemanship that she has worked perfecting over the course of 20 years, she will help you reach your goals whether it be in the show pen or on the trail. Michelle has a unique ability to figure out the way to communicate with horse and rider to help each individual pair reach new milestones in their horsemanship goals. She has become proficient in building a true bridle horse. Safety of horse and rider is her focus so she can provide the best for each individual team! Michelle is currently booking her often imitated but never duplicate Ride Like A Girl Clinics. Helping get ladies who had accidents, life changes or long periods out of the saddle get their confidence built back up. With over 25 years of experience, 15 years training performance horses you can bet your horse will be treated like the champion it is destined to be! Services include tune ups, conditioning, gentle colt starting, trails, cow work, clinics, problem horses, recreational, limited aged events, show and performance horse training. Michelle's accomplishments include just to name a few: Snaffle Bit Futurity competitor, World’s Greatest Horsewoman, RHC Versatility Champion, RHC Reserve Ranch Riding, AQHA World Qualifier in RHV, Multiple Top 10 Finishes in Mustang Makeover, Colt Starting USA Reserve Champion multiple times, Rodeo Queen Coach, Mustang Millions Competitor, Multiple Barrel Racing Awards, Top Super Horse Finalist, Project Cowboy Competitor, EXCA MS State Champion, ACTA America’s Favorite Trail Horse Qualifier, BS Equine Science, Certified CW Trainer, Certified in Balanced Riding. Contact Information: Michelle Gilles Performance Horse, 559-575-5027 www.mg-ph.com
Jessica Leifson, Show N Color Performance Horses Clinic Title: Flying Lead Changes Part 1: Moving different quadrants of the horse in preparation for flying lead changes. Clinic Title: Flying Lead Changes Part 2: Successfully executing the flying lead change. Having been on a horse since before I could walk, sitting a horse just came natural to me. I started my riding career in the Western Pleasure world learning equitation and trail class. I then branched out some to the roping world, working the horses before and after for the cowboys. After that I started training for people and giving riding lessons. In college I carried flags for the local PRCA rodeo. Over the years I have done some adventurous trail rides, including taking a week to cross the Mojave Desert when I was 8! The past year has afforded me some new opportunities to get into the sorting world by taking lessons and going to competitions. Currently I give riding lessons to all ages, train horses, and help lead guided trail rides and cattle drives across the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation. Contact information: 760-617-5057 also on Facebook
Ron McLoughlin, McLoughlin Horse Handling Clinics, Classical Stock Seat School of Arizona (CSSSA) Clinic Title: Understanding the Basics of ‘Flying-lead Changes’ Clinic Objective: How the basic training of fundamentals leads to the Flying-Lead-change Clinic Title: The Monte Foreman System of Training a ‘Balanced Horse’ Clinic Objective: Putting a training system together to develop your horse's balance and way of going Clinic Title: The Footwork of Monte Foreman’s ‘Basic Handle’ Clinic Objective: Looking at all 17 maneuvers of the Basic Handle and knowing how they develop a 'top handling horse'. Ron McLoughlin is a widely respected international clinician who has conducted over 946 clinics, numerous schools, and worked with thousands of students in the United States and Europe. He teaches a humane and versatile lateral system of training, the Foreman-McLoughlin system, focusing on the horse’s footwork and using the maneuvers of the Basic Handle. This is accomplished with a classical approach to riding instruction and horse training. Ron has been passionate about horses and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has imparted the skills necessary to becoming a rider to each student and is enjoyed by many for his insightful instruction and witty teaching style. In addition to his 3-day clinics for riders of all skill levels and disciplines, he conducts regional workshops, resident short courses and educational demonstrations and seminars. He has worked with many organizations such as the US Border Patrol mounted division, regional mounted patrol and search & rescue teams, and schools with equestrian programs. He has produced a series of educational equine DVDs and audio work-out CDs for horse and rider and writes horse articles for publications. In 2008 RFD TV interviewed him when they aired the story and history of Monte Foreman on Rick Lamb’s Horse Show Program, stating that Ron McLoughlin was the foremost instructor carrying on the legacy of Monte Foreman in today’s world. He currently runs a 501 C 3 riding school as head instructor, which is aimed at students wishing to become top riding instructors and trainers, including conducting short courses to help non-pro riders improve their riding and horse handling. Contact Information: Phone: 520-284-3889 Email: csssa@ClassicalStockSeat.org
Teri Ann Tate, Certified Equine First Aid Instructor Clinic Title: Are You Prepared for a Disaster? 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
Beth Moon, Horse Trainer, JMB Oasis Ranch Clinic Title: Working with Young Horses: Setting them up for Success Beth Moon grew up in Oregon and started riding at a young age. Horses have always been a part of everyday life, but it wasn't until she bought a 7-month-old foal when she was 21 that a real love of training began. Beth has been giving riding lessons and starting young horses ever since. The philosophy at JMB Oasis Ranch is "Common Sense Horsemanship" teaching students from the ground up with a "Start with the Basics" program that puts an emphasis on safety. JMB Oasis Ranch also proudly stands JMB Circuit Preacher an AQHA/FQHA cremello stallion. Contact Information: phone or text 480-247-0682 oasisranch@gmail.com www.jmboasisranch.com
Cheryl Casati, Equibalance Dressage Clinic Title: Equibalance Dressage- The Path of the Heart Clinic Objective: Rooted in the classical dressage discipline, I developed a holistic, highly effective method which explores and enriches the harmony and balance dressage can provide all horse lovers, Western or English, producing a deeper understanding that can dramatically increase your relationship and effectiveness with your horse in or out of the show ring. Horses have NEVER been just a job or business. They are a joy and help me grow following a path of the heart I found so very early in life! As a child my world was filled with horses! My room was overflowing with books, statues, anything horse I could get! They represented beauty, wonder and a deep connection to a spiritual place for me. They still do. I went on my first pony ride at 4 and had my first horse at 8. I had already decided what I wanted to be in life by 10 years old, I wanted to be an equestrian in every sense of the word! Learning about every aspect of the horse was and IS a joy as well as a challenge. I wanted to help others learn too! This joy has never diminished, in fact it grows, refines and is NEVER dull! Even when I joined the USAF, I never lost it. I rode in whatever country I was in and was asked in Germany to be the Head Instructor of the international section at a German riding school. As I was stationed near Ramstein AFB, a NATO base we had all nationalities! It was an amazing opportunity to design educational programs for adults and children. Each custom designed to bring them into the fascinating, amazing journey of becoming an equestrian. Today my dedication to the horses and their riders has never dimmed, it’s still fascinating, I’m always learning and the desire to help others grow safely into their dreams is even more of a joy than it started out to be! Riding is a partnership. It’s not something you do TO a horse but WITH a horse and it cannot truly be achieved without feel and softness. Feel is not limited to what comes through the reins but encompasses the whole being and, in my understanding, has 5 elements: physical, mental, energetic, emotional and spiritual. These elements all have levels of awareness that can be developed over time and pave the road for refinement of the human and horse. There is a wonder that develops with this feel, communication, a type of beauty and simplicity that can be applied to every type of equestrian activity. Even the highest levels of dressage and jumping, but not limited to them. It can be applied to trail riding too! From beginner through FEI levels, no matter what your current skill level, I can help you improve your skills. Using an easy-to-implement progression suitable for educating the horse and rider in all disciplines we help you work WITH your horse instead of against them. I’m a lifelong learner, passionate about horses and people. I’m always working to enrich my ongoing education in classical dressage, equine and human biomechanics and conscious horsemanship. Helping you create a space where the interdependence of horse and human can blossom and grow is my passion. Are you looking for a trusting partnership rooted in conscious horsemanship with your equine partner, true classical dressage education, improvements in your jumping and eventing skills? Equi-Balance can help you develop better feel and balance through compassionate, highly effective time-tested techniques. I use in-hand development, long reining, cavaletti work, gymnastics and classical skills to enable you and your equine partner to find balance, harmony, and joy. Each horse and rider are a special combination. Each has key elements that open the doors of feel for them... Using my skills learned from a lifetime with horses and learned from many of the best horsemen and women around the world this ever-evolving system blends communication, observation and the best of timeless techniques. I practice Falun Dafa, a unique form of Buddhist/Daoist self-cultivation with 5 special exercises that enhance stillness (wuwei) and feel. The exercises have been likened to Tai Chi. This practice improved my horsemanship, focus, and enhanced the inner stillness needed to listen to horse and rider from a mindful focus. Helping you and your horse to become the team you want to be in the living art of classical dressage is paramount. QUALIFICATIONS: *Retired from 20 years of active duty in the USAF (retired from Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona) *German Bronze Riding Medal from Warendorf Reiter Schule (Germany), * Warendorf Reiter Schule awarded Bereiter status (gained after attaining my Bronze Medal from Warndorf and completing 1 year at St Georg reiter schule as an instructor under Herr Finck, a Gold medal holder, and reitmeister, as well as gaining my BHSAI in the UK) *BHSAI from Talland School of Equitation in the United Kingdom (http://www.talland.net/) *Head of International Riding section for 2years at St Georg Reiter Schule in Ramstein, Germany *Competed successfully in Germany at S level in Dressage (Grand Prix), S* Jumping *Evented successfully in California, and the United Kingdom through intermediate level. *Taught dressage and jumping in the UK while stationed there for 3 years. *Certified by EquiTouch Systems in Equine Sports Massage Therapy and Soft Tissue Manipulation *Studied Equine Anatomy and Physiology at Pima Community College *Studied Equine Nutrition at Pima Community College *Studying online courses with Gerd Heuschmann covering in-depth instruction in Equine Biomechanics as it relates to dressage *Worked with several of the best natural horseman to keep developing a deeper relationship rooted in kindness and mindfulness. *Writing a book on the Equestrian Arts to be published 2021 *Available for lessons, clinics and seminars. Anywhere in or out of Arizona. Contact Information: 520-468-9066 FB Equibalance Dressage, A Path of the Heart
Matthew E. Schmidbauer, Agent, AgWise Advanced Certified, Farm Bureau Financial Services Clinic Title: Methods for Training Your Insurance – Minimizing Risk Clinic Objective: Come listen to an open discussion around equine risks as a hobby and/or a business owner. To help you minimize risks, we will discuss good ideas and practices around: Liability Risks Care Custody or Control Our Policy Personal Property Coverage Business Use? Detached Structures Matthew’s passion is making sure your passion for horses doesn’t cost you everything you have worked hard for! I was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. I currently reside in Mesa with my wife and 3 young kids. As a Farm Bureau Agent, I use my background and knowledge in this industry to help guide clients to make informed decisions to minimize risk. Contact Information: 2919 S Ellsworth Rd, Ste 129 Mesa AZ 85212 480.626.8045 602.541.0422 cell 480.626.8055 fax matthew.schmidbauer@fbfs.com matthewschmidbauer.fbfsagents.com
Jeremy Cluff, Horse Trainer Clinic Title: Advancing a Young Horse Clinic Objective: Advance a young horse by improving the turn, stop, back-up and transitions. Jeremy Cluff of Queen Creek, Az. has been starting colts and working horses and horse owners through their troubles for over 26 years. He has spent his life studying horses and their way of thinking. This has given him a unique ability to diagnose issues and help horses and people to get past the language barrier and learn to communicate, building better bonds and partnerships. There are more than 7,000 horses trained to his credit including approximately 200 mustangs. As the cow boss for the Lueck Land and Cattle Company he spends just about every day in the saddle, training horses in real life cow horse situations. Contact Information: 602-770-2817 email: horse.tamer@ymail.com
Glen Phillips, Whisper To Healing, Animal Communicator Clinic Title: Animal Communication: What is it and why is it important. Clinic Objective: Learn how animal communication works, what you gain from the communication and what you and your animal companion gain from it. I am an animal communicator, meaning I hear what animals say when answering questions they are asked. I sometimes hear their voices; other times it is pictures or movies they send to me or simply feelings. I am also a psychic/medium. I can see and hear the spirits of friends and family that are around others. I have been able to do these things for the past 15 years. I was given these gifts after suffering 5 heart attacks and given 1 year to live in 2004. I also do energy healing on people and animals. I can connect with people and animals by picture, so my practice is world-wide. Contact Information: 623- 824-4288 www.whispertohealing.com
Laura Rogers, Certified PEMF Practitioner Clinic Title: Perform Better* Release Pain * Recover Faster Clinic Objective: PEMF is pulsed electromagnetic field, is a source of energy that helps the body repair/regenerate/rebuild/get well naturally, enhancing the functionality of cells. As a certified PEMF Practitioner, Laura helps her clients mitigate pain, stimulate immune support, improve performance, and help the body heal, as well as so much more. Contact Information: 602-663-3996 www.nextlevelpulse.com
Laurie Brander, BEMER Therapist, Epona Experience Christi Shultz, Connective Hands Equine Bodywork, LLC Clinic Title: Energy Therapies for Horses and their Humans Clinic Objective: Attendees will learn about the latest health technology solutions and other holistic techniques for achieving optimal wellness and performance. Laurie Brander Laurie Brander has a long background in a segment of the legal profession involving the worst scenarios of modern medicine. This exposure fueled a lifelong interest in alternative and holistic therapies. Laurie also operates Epona Experience, an equine assisted character building and empowerment program in Camp Verde, Arizona. A few years ago, Laurie became interested in “health biohacking” with amazing results. Laurie will discuss modern health technology, including BEMER therapy, with testimonials and case studies. Contact Information: 928-300-5967 email: Laurie@eponaexperience.com
Christi Schultz Christi Schultz is the owner of Connective Hands Equine Bodywork, LLC. Christi is a certified practitioner of Masterson Method of Integrated Bodywork, a method of bodywork and massage for horses. Christi has extensive knowledge of equine anatomy and equine behavior and worked as a veterinary technician and practice manager for 27 years in Pennsylvania. Christi will talk about her equine bodywork methods, how she utilizes BEMER in her practice, and will teach attendees a technique anyone can use with their own horses. Contact Information: 570-380-9028 email: connectivehands@gmail.com
Leslie Sherlin, PhD, Licensed Counselor, Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant Clinic Title: The Equestrian Mindset: Build Calm & Confidence in Your Riding Clinic Objective: This clinic will introduce mental constructs, teach foundational mental skills, explore motivations and goals and provide practical strategies for growing your equestrian mindset. Leslie Sherlin, PhD is an equestrian, licensed counselor, sport psychology consultant and one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of high performance. He is a leader in the research and application of neuroscience and sport psychology for improving human performance in all domains. He takes knowledge from his experiences and research partnerships with Red Bull North America’s High-Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US Olympic Teams, US military Special Operations Forces, law enforcement agencies and professional teams in multiple sports and applies it to the equestrian disciplines. He has collaborated in applying performance psychology techniques with individual athletes ranging from the developing prospect to dozens of Olympic medalists and professional athletes across nearly every sport. He has published this work in the academic literature and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine, Bicycling, US Dressage Federation and more. Contact information: 480-389-6971 leslie@drsherlin.com www.lesliesherlin.com ww.drsherlin.com

Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

Ocotber 2, 3 & 4, 2020

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Dr. Susan Roach, DVM Clinic Title (Friday): Colic Prevention Workshop Clinic Objective: Throughout this presentation you will be taking a quiz to find out what is your horse's risk of colic and what can you do to lower that risk Clinic Title (Saturday): The Horse's Skeleton; Skull and Teeth Clinic Objective: With over 10 horse skulls for demonstration, this lecture covers what kind of pain and discomfort horses put up with and how we can do better for them. Clinic Title (Sunday): Poisonous Plants, The Hidden Dangers of the South West Clinic Objective: Learn about the propensity of your horse to eat each of these poisonous plants, signs of toxicity, treatment, and how to identify & manage noxious weeds. 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
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
Kasey Reeder, Riding Instructor, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Reflective Horsemanship, LLC Clinic Title: The Rider’s Mechanic™ Clinic Objective: Fast-track your riding results with bodywork for the equestrian rider. A Certified Riding Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, Kasey is a hybrid coach who’s focus is on creating harmony between horse and rider. Integrating the best horsemanship ethics and teaching principles, she specializes in the holistic development of riders. As the horse is only as good as it’s rider, Kasey is on a mission to improve the rider beyond today’s standards, thereby, directly improving the horse’s ride-ability and longevity. Working with riders both on and off the horse, Kasey coaches’ riders how to acquire more awareness, feel and skill so they can ride and train their horses more ethically and with greater success in their chosen discipline. Contact Information: Contact Information: 602-571-6567 Kasey@reflectivehorsemanship.com www.reflectivehorsemanship.com
Jeff Cook, Horse Trainer, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge Clinic Title: Body Control for You and Your Horse Jeff Cook is a horse trainer in Tucson Arizona. He and his wife Kelsey own Dream Horse Az where Jeff specializes in training and rehoming mustangs. Jeff competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has judged and shown horses his whole life. Jeff loves to help horse owners achieve success with their horse. Contact Information: FB: DreamHorseAZ or www.dreamhorseaz.com
Dawnna Ybarra, Equine Gestalt Practitioner, Hatahlii Connection, LLC Clinic Title: Unlocking Your Potential Clinic Objective: Clinician will demonstrate how the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method along with her equine partners help individuals unlock their painful patterns to become the person they were meant to be. Clinic Title: The Warrior Within Clinic Objective: Clinician will involve participants in activities with their horse which can help them tap into their inner warrior to gain harmony, power, and compassion through the journey of life. Participants will leave feeling relaxed along with a boost of courage to enjoy the rest of the day. I am a fifth generation Arizonan who lives in Winslow. Growing up around horses, I didn't develop my horsemanship skills until I was an adult with horses of my own. I studied with mentors such as Ed Thornton (John Lyons), Linda Green (Pat Parelli), Mike Bridges (Vaquero style) as well as learned techniques from Pete Ramey and Jaime Jackson. Through these invaluable resources, I became passionate about having a partnership with the whole horse in a natural way. With the help of a wild mustang named Little Man, I was able to develop my horsemanship skills into what they are today. I currently help horse owners learn how to better communicate and understand their equine partners. I also founded the Equine Gestalt Coaching business "Hatahlii Connection, LLC” where my horses and I work together to help individuals find peace with the wounds of their heart so they can be the person they were meant to be. I work with agencies such as Veterans Choice Connection, HeartMath Institute, Lifeline Christian Mission, Alice's Place, and the local First Responders in reaching individuals who can benefit from my services. My horses and I also enjoy giving demonstrations, facilitating workshops, and giving talks about the importance of horses in the healing process. Contact Information: 928-587-0948 dawnna@hatahliiconnection.com www.hatahliiconnection.com
C.L. “Lee” Anderson, Living Historian, Horseman of the Old School Clinic Title: How Bridle Bits Work Clinic Objective: Clinician will explain what makes a “bridle horse” and how bits work. Lee Anderson and his racetrack rescued horse, Concho, have become regulars at the Az. Horseman’s Challenge & Expo and are well-known throughout Arizona through their cowboy living history presentations and horseman’s clinics. Lee is a highly skilled horseman with over three quarters of 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 has also authored two books: the award- winning book, “Developing the Art of Equine Communication” and “The View from My Old Saddle”. Contact Information: 623-221-3804 email: CLAinAz@aol.com Photo by Allen Patrou 2015
Luke Brown, Reata Horsemanship Clinic Title: Desensitizing Secrets That Will Change Your Life Clinic Objective: Watch Luke as he works with a young Rocky Mountain gaited horse who was purchased from Kentucky and who presented with a surprise bucking problem. Luke Brown was born and raised in southwestern Colorado on a sheep and cattle ranch where he learned to ride horses at 2 years old and began training them at age 10. He's trained countless horses for the ranch and for clients from Canada to Mexico. At age 10, he had a horse accident where his horse spooked and ran off with him. Since that time, Luke has been on a journey to understand horse behavior and correct it. Along with being a passionate American farmer and rancher advocate, Luke is a horse behavioral specialist at Reata Horsemanship (reatahorsemanship.com) and living his dream of helping horses be safer for their riders and teaching riders how to understand and deal with horse behavior, creating safer more fun-filled relationships. Luke has a beautiful wife, Stacy, who is his partner in marriage and business, and who is key to making this dream a reality. They have 5 children (ages 22 to 3) together and are passionate about sharing leadership, personal development, relationship and parenting advice through horsemanship as well. Horsemanship is lifemanship, and Luke shows you how! Contact Information: 480-888-5030 email: info@reatahorsemanship.com www.reatahorsemanship.com
Michelle Gilles, Michelle Gilles Performance Horse Clinic Title: Ride Like a Girl Confidence Building Clinic Objective: Learn to get your riding confidence back after an accident, life change or absence from riding for a time period. Michelle Gilles was born in California but moved to continue her education and established herself as a premier Trainer in Texas and Wyoming, she relocated back to California 5 years ago to offer her services and show with her idols. Using a combo of methods from traditional vaquero, natural horsemanship, classical foundation Horsemanship that she has worked perfecting over the course of 20 years, she will help you reach your goals whether it be in the show pen or on the trail. Michelle has a unique ability to figure out the way to communicate with horse and rider to help each individual pair reach new milestones in their horsemanship goals. She has become proficient in building a true bridle horse. Safety of horse and rider is her focus so she can provide the best for each individual team! Michelle is currently booking her often imitated but never duplicate Ride Like A Girl Clinics. Helping get ladies who had accidents, life changes or long periods out of the saddle get their confidence built back up. With over 25 years of experience, 15 years training performance horses you can bet your horse will be treated like the champion it is destined to be! Services include tune ups, conditioning, gentle colt starting, trails, cow work, clinics, problem horses, recreational, limited aged events, show and performance horse training. Michelle's accomplishments include just to name a few: Snaffle Bit Futurity competitor, World’s Greatest Horsewoman, RHC Versatility Champion, RHC Reserve Ranch Riding, AQHA World Qualifier in RHV, Multiple Top 10 Finishes in Mustang Makeover, Colt Starting USA Reserve Champion multiple times, Rodeo Queen Coach, Mustang Millions Competitor, Multiple Barrel Racing Awards, Top Super Horse Finalist, Project Cowboy Competitor, EXCA MS State Champion, ACTA America’s Favorite Trail Horse Qualifier, BS Equine Science, Certified CW Trainer, Certified in Balanced Riding. Contact Information: Michelle Gilles Performance Horse, 559-575-5027 www.mg-ph.com
Jessica Leifson, Show N Color Performance Horses Clinic Title: Flying Lead Changes Part 1: Moving different quadrants of the horse in preparation for flying lead changes. Clinic Title: Flying Lead Changes Part 2: Successfully executing the flying lead change. Having been on a horse since before I could walk, sitting a horse just came natural to me. I started my riding career in the Western Pleasure world learning equitation and trail class. I then branched out some to the roping world, working the horses before and after for the cowboys. After that I started training for people and giving riding lessons. In college I carried flags for the local PRCA rodeo. Over the years I have done some adventurous trail rides, including taking a week to cross the Mojave Desert when I was 8! The past year has afforded me some new opportunities to get into the sorting world by taking lessons and going to competitions. Currently I give riding lessons to all ages, train horses, and help lead guided trail rides and cattle drives across the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation. Contact information: 760-617-5057 also on Facebook
Ron McLoughlin, McLoughlin Horse Handling Clinics, Classical Stock Seat School of Arizona (CSSSA) Clinic Title: Understanding the Basics of ‘Flying-lead Changes’ Clinic Objective: How the basic training of fundamentals leads to the Flying-Lead- change Clinic Title: The Monte Foreman System of Training a ‘Balanced Horse’ Clinic Objective: Putting a training system together to develop your horse's balance and way of going Clinic Title: The Footwork of Monte Foreman’s ‘Basic Handle’ Clinic Objective: Looking at all 17 maneuvers of the Basic Handle and knowing how they develop a 'top handling horse'. Ron McLoughlin is a widely respected international clinician who has conducted over 946 clinics, numerous schools, and worked with thousands of students in the United States and Europe. He teaches a humane and versatile lateral system of training, the Foreman-McLoughlin system, focusing on the horse’s footwork and using the maneuvers of the Basic Handle. This is accomplished with a classical approach to riding instruction and horse training. Ron has been passionate about horses and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has imparted the skills necessary to becoming a rider to each student and is enjoyed by many for his insightful instruction and witty teaching style. In addition to his 3-day clinics for riders of all skill levels and disciplines, he conducts regional workshops, resident short courses and educational demonstrations and seminars. He has worked with many organizations such as the US Border Patrol mounted division, regional mounted patrol and search & rescue teams, and schools with equestrian programs. He has produced a series of educational equine DVDs and audio work-out CDs for horse and rider and writes horse articles for publications. In 2008 RFD TV interviewed him when they aired the story and history of Monte Foreman on Rick Lamb’s Horse Show Program, stating that Ron McLoughlin was the foremost instructor carrying on the legacy of Monte Foreman in today’s world. He currently runs a 501 C 3 riding school as head instructor, which is aimed at students wishing to become top riding instructors and trainers, including conducting short courses to help non-pro riders improve their riding and horse handling. Contact Information: Phone: 520-284-3889 Email: csssa@ClassicalStockSeat.org
Teri Ann Tate, Certified Equine First Aid Instructor Clinic Title: Are You Prepared for a Disaster? 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
Beth Moon, Horse Trainer, JMB Oasis Ranch Clinic Title: Working with Young Horses: Setting them up for Success Beth Moon grew up in Oregon and started riding at a young age. Horses have always been a part of everyday life, but it wasn't until she bought a 7- month-old foal when she was 21 that a real love of training began. Beth has been giving riding lessons and starting young horses ever since. The philosophy at JMB Oasis Ranch is "Common Sense Horsemanship" teaching students from the ground up with a "Start with the Basics" program that puts an emphasis on safety. JMB Oasis Ranch also proudly stands JMB Circuit Preacher an AQHA/FQHA cremello stallion. Contact Information: phone or text 480-247-0682 oasisranch@gmail.com www.jmboasisranch.com
Cheryl Casati, Equibalance Dressage Clinic Title: Equibalance Dressage- The Path of the Heart Clinic Objective: Rooted in the classical dressage discipline, I developed a holistic, highly effective method which explores and enriches the harmony and balance dressage can provide all horse lovers, Western or English, producing a deeper understanding that can dramatically increase your relationship and effectiveness with your horse in or out of the show ring. Horses have NEVER been just a job or business. They are a joy and help me grow following a path of the heart I found so very early in life! As a child my world was filled with horses! My room was overflowing with books, statues, anything horse I could get! They represented beauty, wonder and a deep connection to a spiritual place for me. They still do. I went on my first pony ride at 4 and had my first horse at 8. I had already decided what I wanted to be in life by 10 years old, I wanted to be an equestrian in every sense of the word! Learning about every aspect of the horse was and IS a joy as well as a challenge. I wanted to help others learn too! This joy has never diminished, in fact it grows, refines and is NEVER dull! Even when I joined the USAF, I never lost it. I rode in whatever country I was in and was asked in Germany to be the Head Instructor of the international section at a German riding school. As I was stationed near Ramstein AFB, a NATO base we had all nationalities! It was an amazing opportunity to design educational programs for adults and children. Each custom designed to bring them into the fascinating, amazing journey of becoming an equestrian. Today my dedication to the horses and their riders has never dimmed, it’s still fascinating, I’m always learning and the desire to help others grow safely into their dreams is even more of a joy than it started out to be! Riding is a partnership. It’s not something you do TO a horse but WITH a horse and it cannot truly be achieved without feel and softness. Feel is not limited to what comes through the reins but encompasses the whole being and, in my understanding, has 5 elements: physical, mental, energetic, emotional and spiritual. These elements all have levels of awareness that can be developed over time and pave the road for refinement of the human and horse. There is a wonder that develops with this feel, communication, a type of beauty and simplicity that can be applied to every type of equestrian activity. Even the highest levels of dressage and jumping, but not limited to them. It can be applied to trail riding too! From beginner through FEI levels, no matter what your current skill level, I can help you improve your skills. Using an easy-to-implement progression suitable for educating the horse and rider in all disciplines we help you work WITH your horse instead of against them. I’m a lifelong learner, passionate about horses and people. I’m always working to enrich my ongoing education in classical dressage, equine and human biomechanics and conscious horsemanship. Helping you create a space where the interdependence of horse and human can blossom and grow is my passion. Are you looking for a trusting partnership rooted in conscious horsemanship with your equine partner, true classical dressage education, improvements in your jumping and eventing skills? Equi-Balance can help you develop better feel and balance through compassionate, highly effective time-tested techniques. I use in-hand development, long reining, cavaletti work, gymnastics and classical skills to enable you and your equine partner to find balance, harmony, and joy. Each horse and rider are a special combination. Each has key elements that open the doors of feel for them... Using my skills learned from a lifetime with horses and learned from many of the best horsemen and women around the world this ever-evolving system blends communication, observation and the best of timeless techniques. I practice Falun Dafa, a unique form of Buddhist/Daoist self-cultivation with 5 special exercises that enhance stillness (wuwei) and feel. The exercises have been likened to Tai Chi. This practice improved my horsemanship, focus, and enhanced the inner stillness needed to listen to horse and rider from a mindful focus. Helping you and your horse to become the team you want to be in the living art of classical dressage is paramount. QUALIFICATIONS: *Retired from 20 years of active duty in the USAF (retired from Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona) *German Bronze Riding Medal from Warendorf Reiter Schule (Germany), * Warendorf Reiter Schule awarded Bereiter status (gained after attaining my Bronze Medal from Warndorf and completing 1 year at St Georg reiter schule as an instructor under Herr Finck, a Gold medal holder, and reitmeister, as well as gaining my BHSAI in the UK) *BHSAI from Talland School of Equitation in the United Kingdom (http://www.talland.net/) *Head of International Riding section for 2years at St Georg Reiter Schule in Ramstein, Germany *Competed successfully in Germany at S level in Dressage (Grand Prix), S* Jumping *Evented successfully in California, and the United Kingdom through intermediate level. *Taught dressage and jumping in the UK while stationed there for 3 years. *Certified by EquiTouch Systems in Equine Sports Massage Therapy and Soft Tissue Manipulation *Studied Equine Anatomy and Physiology at Pima Community College *Studied Equine Nutrition at Pima Community College *Studying online courses with Gerd Heuschmann covering in-depth instruction in Equine Biomechanics as it relates to dressage *Worked with several of the best natural horseman to keep developing a deeper relationship rooted in kindness and mindfulness. *Writing a book on the Equestrian Arts to be published 2021 *Available for lessons, clinics and seminars. Anywhere in or out of Arizona. Contact Information: 520-468-9066 FB Equibalance Dressage, A Path of the Heart
Matthew E. Schmidbauer, Agent, AgWise Advanced Certified, Farm Bureau Financial Services Clinic Title: Methods for Training Your Insurance – Minimizing Risk Clinic Objective: Come listen to an open discussion around equine risks as a hobby and/or a business owner. To help you minimize risks, we will discuss good ideas and practices around: Liability Risks Care Custody or Control Our Policy Personal Property Coverage Business Use? Detached Structures Matthew’s passion is making sure your passion for horses doesn’t cost you everything you have worked hard for! I was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. I currently reside in Mesa with my wife and 3 young kids. As a Farm Bureau Agent, I use my background and knowledge in this industry to help guide clients to make informed decisions to minimize risk. Contact Information: 2919 S Ellsworth Rd, Ste 129 Mesa AZ 85212 480.626.8045 602.541.0422 cell 480.626.8055 fax matthew.schmidbauer@fbfs.com matthewschmidbauer.fbfsagents.com
Jeremy Cluff, Horse Trainer Clinic Title: Advancing a Young Horse Clinic Objective: Advance a young horse by improving the turn, stop, back-up and transitions. Jeremy Cluff of Queen Creek, Az. has been starting colts and working horses and horse owners through their troubles for over 26 years. He has spent his life studying horses and their way of thinking. This has given him a unique ability to diagnose issues and help horses and people to get past the language barrier and learn to communicate, building better bonds and partnerships. There are more than 7,000 horses trained to his credit including approximately 200 mustangs. As the cow boss for the Lueck Land and Cattle Company he spends just about every day in the saddle, training horses in real life cow horse situations. Contact Information: 602-770-2817 email: horse.tamer@ymail.com
Glen Phillips, Whisper To Healing, Animal Communicator Clinic Title: Animal Communication: What is it and why is it important. Clinic Objective: Learn how animal communication works, what you gain from the communication and what you and your animal companion gain from it. I am an animal communicator, meaning I hear what animals say when answering questions they are asked. I sometimes hear their voices; other times it is pictures or movies they send to me or simply feelings. I am also a psychic/medium. I can see and hear the spirits of friends and family that are around others. I have been able to do these things for the past 15 years. I was given these gifts after suffering 5 heart attacks and given 1 year to live in 2004. I also do energy healing on people and animals. I can connect with people and animals by picture, so my practice is world-wide. Contact Information: 623- 824-4288 www.whispertohealing.com
Laura Rogers, Certified PEMF Practitioner Clinic Title: Perform Better* Release Pain * Recover Faster Clinic Objective: PEMF is pulsed electromagnetic field, is a source of energy that helps the body repair/regenerate/rebuild/get well naturally, enhancing the functionality of cells. As a certified PEMF Practitioner, Laura helps her clients mitigate pain, stimulate immune support, improve performance, and help the body heal, as well as so much more. Contact Information: 602-663-3996 www.nextlevelpulse.com
Laurie Brander, BEMER Therapist, Epona Experience Christi Shultz, Connective Hands Equine Bodywork, LLC Clinic Title: Energy Therapies for Horses and their Humans Clinic Objective: Attendees will learn about the latest health technology solutions and other holistic techniques for achieving optimal wellness and performance. Laurie Brander Laurie Brander has a long background in a segment of the legal profession involving the worst scenarios of modern medicine. This exposure fueled a lifelong interest in alternative and holistic therapies. Laurie also operates Epona Experience, an equine assisted character building and empowerment program in Camp Verde, Arizona. A few years ago, Laurie became interested in “health biohacking” with amazing results. Laurie will discuss modern health technology, including BEMER therapy, with testimonials and case studies. Contact Information: 928-300-5967 email: Laurie@eponaexperience.com
Christi Schultz Christi Schultz is the owner of Connective Hands Equine Bodywork, LLC. Christi is a certified practitioner of Masterson Method of Integrated Bodywork, a method of bodywork and massage for horses. Christi has extensive knowledge of equine anatomy and equine behavior and worked as a veterinary technician and practice manager for 27 years in Pennsylvania. Christi will talk about her equine bodywork methods, how she utilizes BEMER in her practice, and will teach attendees a technique anyone can use with their own horses. Contact Information: 570-380-9028 email: connectivehands@gmail.com
Leslie Sherlin, PhD, Licensed Counselor, Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant Clinic Title: The Equestrian Mindset: Build Calm & Confidence in Your Riding Clinic Objective: This clinic will introduce mental constructs, teach foundational mental skills, explore motivations and goals and provide practical strategies for growing your equestrian mindset. Leslie Sherlin, PhD is an equestrian, licensed counselor, sport psychology consultant and one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of high performance. He is a leader in the research and application of neuroscience and sport psychology for improving human performance in all domains. He takes knowledge from his experiences and research partnerships with Red Bull North America’s High-Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US Olympic Teams, US military Special Operations Forces, law enforcement agencies and professional teams in multiple sports and applies it to the equestrian disciplines. He has collaborated in applying performance psychology techniques with individual athletes ranging from the developing prospect to dozens of Olympic medalists and professional athletes across nearly every sport. He has published this work in the academic literature and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine, Bicycling, US Dressage Federation and more. Contact information: 480-389-6971 leslie@drsherlin.com www.lesliesherlin.com ww.drsherlin.com