2020 Clinicians

ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

Postponed

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Lanny Leach, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge, 2013 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Problem solving: Horse and Rider Clinic Objective: Bring your problem you are having with your horse and Lanny will help you find the answer. Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Create collection with your legs. Clinic Objective: By using your legs you will learn to stop, turn, backup, walk, trot and lope with leg pressure. Lanny Leach is a nationally known horseman and clinician. He comes from true American ranching heritage. Since his great grandfather, his family has homesteaded and managed cattle ranches in Nebraska. At age 2 Lanny started riding; he broke his first horse at 12 and won several All-Around Cowboy titles during high school rodeo. Lanny has competed in many Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has placed in the top 10 in seven finals in California, Colorado and Texas and won the prestigious George Gregory True Grit Memorial award at the Mustang Million competition in Ft. Worth. He also was invited to compete in the Colt Starting Challenge USA program where he finished second at the National Finals in Las Vegas in 2015. Lanny served as training advisor for the Montgomery Creek Ranch wild horse sanctuary in northern California. More than 200 wild horses and mustangs have been settled on to the 2,000-acre facility, where he established a formal training program. To prepare for the epic journey chronicled in the documentary "Unbranded," Lanny was honored to be asked by the film's creator, producer, and participant, Ben Masters, to select and train the horses for the 3,000-mile ride from Mexico to Canada. Lanny is the 2013 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion. He has returned for several years as a judge and clinician for this event. Currently he is training at the Medella Vina Ranch in Tucson Az. He trains for all horse disciplines including performance, trail riding, and reining cow horse. He conducts clinics, offers private lessons and horse training there and throughout the United States. Contact Information: 520-591-2494 kjleach2004@yahoo.com Lannyleachhorsemanship.com photo credit: ThatGirlProductions.com
Jamie Gilt, 2020 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Building Confidence in Yourself and Your Horse I was born and raised in Florida and come from the horse business on both sides of my family. My mother was a professional barrel racer, my father a Pro-Rodeo stock contractor, and my stepfather was both a rodeo cowboy and ran a successful colt starting business in North Florida. I began learning to work with young horses at a very young age and started my first colt alone when I was 12. I would have to say that starting colts truly is my passion. Every day I strive to become a better person and horsewoman for these horses. It is my goal to set them up for success in any direction that they may be going. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some great horsemen in the past and continue to do so as much as I can today. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been all over the east coast competing in colt starting challenges in Florida, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Alabama and am very excited to be adding Arizona to that list! Contact Information: FB Jamie Gilt Jamie.gilt@gmail.com
Jessica Forliano, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor, John Lyons & USHJA Certified Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Training Behavior Issues Clinic Objective: Work with outside Horses; teach and discuss behavior issues, explaining how to see the precursor to unwanted behaviors; why behaviors may be happening and how to address each. Requirements: Ground issues such as: Aggression, fear-based behaviors (biting, kicking, etc.)/ Riding issues such as: Bucking, rearing, fear-based behaviors Clinic Title: Buying the Right Horse for You Clinic Objective: Discuss what to look for when buying a horse. Discuss suitability, what resources to use when buying i.e. trainer, vet, etc. Clinic Title: Training the Young Hunter or Jumper Clinic Objective: Teach riders how to train their young horses over fences and things necessary to be successful and lay a solid foundation for jumping Jessica has been privileged to be a part of the equine industry from a young age. She began taking lessons from a Western Pleasure trainer in Bucks County, PA at the age of nine. After just a year, the English saddle was her ride of choice as she began riding English Pleasure and sooner yet hunters and jumpers. In her teens, Jessica's talents were noticed, and her trainers began giving her the tougher problem-horses to work with and show in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Show circuits. It was soon realized that Jessica had a good understanding of training horses and she knew this was the career she wanted to pursue. After graduating from Lycoming College in 1999 with a B.A. in Marketing and Communications, Jessica continued working at equine facilities and showed on the East coast; Devon, Fairfield, etc. She then bought her most important teacher, Jedi, a 2002 TB/Hanoverian gelding by Viscount out of Leah and trained him from the ground up with the help of mentor J.R. Rosenburger, a John Lyons Certified Trainer. During the training process, Jessica learned how vital the relationship between horse and person is and she carries that with her to this day. She was also privileged to learn from hunter/jumper trainers in PA, NJ, MT and CO. In the fall of 2005, Jessica's hard work paid off; she and Jedi earned USEF Zone 2 Horse of the Year 5th, a USEF National Ranking and PHSA Horse of the year in Divisional competition. That same year, Jessica and her mentor, J.R. Rosenburger, agreed that applying to the John Lyons Certification Program was the best way to learn about training horses "the right way". In 2006, Jessica successfully completed the John Lyons Certification Program in Parachute, Colorado. In February 2007, she moved to Cody, Wyoming In Cody, Jessica settled at her 12-acre ranch and began training horses and mules for clients throughout the west. She drew clients from Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, California, Montana, and Pennsylvania. While in Cody, Jessica trained, started and problem solved for Reining horses, Cutting horses, Barrel Horses, Hunters, Eventers, Dressage Horses and performance and trail mules. Likewise, she also helped run an established breeding program, Diamond Creek Mules, which had previously earned the North American Saddle Mule Association Leading Breeder Award as well as stand Diamond Creek Major, 3-tme National Western Stock Show Best of Show Champion. The west won Jessica's heart, however, her family still resides in Bucks County, PA. Jessica returned home in June of 2013 and began offering her services to clients here on the East Coast. Since returning to PA, Jessica continues to work with a variety of horses and clients from all walks of life. Her barn is in New Hope, PA, Forliano Farm at Quarry Valley. Jessica currently services amateur and professional riders, trainers and breeders; from starting horses and problem solving to horse behavior. Through the many changes in Jessica's life and career, she continues to use what her late gelding Jedi, her mentor JR, and her teachers John & Josh Lyons have taught her. Patience is the key to success. Contact Information: 307-899-5572 www.forlianofarm.com
Brandy Worley, Professional Horse Trainer Clinic Title: How to Excel at Liberty Clinic Objective: Teach your horse to come to you on command at Liberty as well as leading and positioning with lateral movements. Brandy Worley is a California based horse trainer specializing in Liberty. One of Brandy’s lesson horses – “Pride”, whose painting will be auctioned off in the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in May of 2020 (at 32 years young), has helped 100’s of children and adults alike to experience the joy of riding as well as caring for horses. In addition to her lesson program, Liberty work and educational clinics, Brandy maintains her own breeding program. Putting a strong foundation of Liberty work on her own stock enables her to place them with clients that wish to continue that communication and bond as they grow and learn together. Brandy manages to work in a little organic gardening, as well as raising some chickens. Brandy takes her knowledge and expertise on the road. Her most recent clinic in Oregon this summer was filled with everything from a POA pony to a Warmblood. Beginners and experienced horse owners were excited with the individual and group attention they received during one of Brandy’s clinics. Brandy is currently exploring how to train her chickens in Liberty. Contact Information: 408-529-2396 brandyworley@hotmail.com www.brandyworley.com
Buddy Uldrikson, Professional Horseman, Clinician Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic Title: 5 Maneuvers a Horse and Rider Should Know Clinic Objective: Buddy will share his vast experience as a professional horseman and clinician to help participants develop and solidify the 5 maneuvers that all horses and riders should know. Buddy Uldrikson grew up in Colorado and then moved to Arizona to continue starting colts and working for local ranches. Buddy had the opportunity to work with top horsemen and cowboys and developed a great sense of feel for both horses and cattle. Buddy realized the importance of timing for the horse. As he continued in his pursuit of excellence, he found the balance that would bring it all together. Buddy is willing to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested in improving themselves, and their horses. He has helped everyone from recreational riders, to top horse-trainers in sorting, reining, barrel racing, cow-horse competitors, ropers, show-jumpers, and eventers. Everyone can improve their horsemanship, by learning to be more effective presenting themselves to their horse, and learning to understand how the horse perceives them as an individual. Buddy will build confidence in the horse and rider, and take you to the next level. Buddy brings years of professional challenges and awards to his work. He was chosen from 600 applicants to be part of the final competitors in the nationally televised EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008. Buddy and his mustang, Jackpot, brought the crowd to their feet as they demonstrated flying lead changes, working cattle, and dressage maneuvers. Buddy and Jackpot placed 15th out of the 200 competitors. He also qualified and participated in the 2007 World Series Team Roping Finals in Las Vegas. Buddy travels around the United States to appear at expos, conduct clinics, give horsemanship demonstrations, as well as judge at many of these competitions. He can be seen at The American Trail Horse Competition & The Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ; Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Race, Buckeye, AZ; Rancho De Los Caballeros, Wickenburg, AZ; Arizona Dressage Association; Equifest, Prescott, Az; Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo; Equine Extravaganza, Paso Robles, CA. & Mane Event Buddy’s Ranch and Training facility is near Wickenburg Az. Rancho Rio Bonita Contact Information: Barn: 928-684-7392 diamondlilyhorses@gmail.com BuddyUldriksonHorsemanship.com Cell: 928-231-3053
Chris Clark, Lead Mule Packer at the Grand Canyon National Park Clinic Title: Using the Box Hitch Clinic Objective: Demonstration of how to properly saddle and pack your mule or horse using a box hitch to tie your load. Clinic Title: Tack Review: Britchen Clinic Objective: How to properly fit your animal, different types and proper placement to hold your pack saddle in place for different types of terrain. 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 passion. This is what led him to his career in packing. Chris is the proud father of three daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters. 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, running their home-based candle business, and of course riding mules!! Chris has a deep passion for packing and mules and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with you.
Cliff Schadt, Jr., 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Clinic Title: Bending Your Way to Straightness Clinic Objective: Learn to use bending and body control to help horses gain a better sense of balance as well as straightness while utilizing simple drills. Clinic Title: Think Like a Horse Cliff Schadt, Jr. is a second-generation horseman whose earliest memories are of horses. Born on the east coast into a predominantly hunter jumper family, Cliff knew at an early age he wanted to be a cowboy and horseman. Cliff’s journey in horsemanship has taken him throughout the west to places like Montana, Texas and eastern Oregon as he had the opportunity to ride with some of the best horsemen in the business including Craig Cameron, Buck Brannaman, Pat Parelli and many others, as well as spending many hours cowboying for a living eventually even managing ranches. This journey helped make Cliff the consummate horseman he is today. When asked about his approach to Horsemanship Cliff says “ The most important thing is that you make a horse feel safe when he’s with you, that takes leadership and the ability to build confidence in your horse, a horse craves safety and leadership, it’s just a matter of giving that to him in a way he understands.” Cliff’s style is very eclectic having had influences from both the jumper and dressage world along with his love and understanding of cowboy style horsemanship. His goal for any horse regardless of discipline in his own words “A horse should be confident, willing, balanced and collected, these are the ingredients that lead to greatness.” Today Cliff and Grand Prix jumper rider Candice King operate Alamar Equine in Ocala, Florida, specializing in young horse development as well as fixing horses and riders who have developed problems and roadblocks on their way to success. Cliff competes in multiple colt starting events annually and has been very successful in this endeavor, as well as competing in team sorting, ranch rodeos and cow horse events. Most days you can find him in the round pen building tomorrow’s champion, as he says “I don’t know who I’d be or what I’d do without the horse in my life, the lessons they have taught me and the man they shaped me into is their greatest gift to me.”
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. Breast collar 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 side pulls 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 nine horses of various breeds that Cori uses in her program for both riding and driving lessons. Contact Information: 480-694-8396 cori@troutscorral.com
Eric Parmer, Horse and Mule Trainer Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic (4 hour): Problem Solving with Foundation Skills Clinic Objective: Eric will teach how to utilize foundation skills and effective communication to help solve common problems. If you have a mule, donkey or horse that has hard to handle feet, ears, doesn’t stand still when saddling or mounting or other common problems, come work on solving those issues. Limit: 5 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
Kristin Corredor, Cadence Horsemanship Clinic Title: Equine Sensory Training Clinic Objective: Learn to school your horse with techniques often used by search and rescue teams and mounted police officers to promote confidence and desensitize horses to noise, unfamiliar sights, objects, and obstacles such as sirens, inflatables, drones, smoke, balloons, flags, bridges, tarps, water crossings, and more. Demonstrated techniques are grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals designed for success with all breeds and riding disciplines. Both in hand and under saddle techniques will be demonstrated in a controlled environment, geared towards improving the confidence of both horse and rider. Kristin Corredor was exposed to horses at a very early age. Growing up in Tucson, AZ, her parents owned several horses with which she established her love of trail riding and competed in barrel racing. But her love of the equestrian life would be interrupted by her pursuit of state championship soccer as a teenager. Collegiate soccer would pave the way for her studies at Iowa State University and eventual degrees in Global Business from Arizona State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. While navigating the corporate grind as a successful corporate Human Resources executive, Kristin found personal fulfillment in horses and horse ownership. She was soon inspired to pursue her passion for horses as a full-time business venture; Kristin began studying nationally acclaimed training methods, apprenticing with local horse trainers and working hands-on with some of the country’s top horse-training authorities when they passed through town. These experiences created a toolbox of diverse training methods and approaches from which Kristin pulls to develop lesson and clinic programs today. In 2017, Kristin launched Cadence Horsemanship which emphasizes natural horsemanship methods, including foundation training rooted in the mutual understanding and respect between horses and their owners and riders. Cadence Horsemanship provides results-based training programs for individuals, groups and riding/saddle clubs. Popular program topics include parade readiness and sensory training, basics of horsemanship and foundational riding skills. Kristin believes in understanding the horse and the underlying psychology of why they do what they do. Drawing from her years in the corporate sector, notably in training and development, she is a natural leader and instructor who can break training topics into easy-to-understand steps so that horse owners can enjoy their horses as much as possible. Young students of Cadence Horsemanship regularly compete in local equine trail course and gymkhana events under Kristin’s instruction. Earning Valley- wide recognition for its horsemanship work with youth, Cadence Horsemanship has become a proud program partner for the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council of the Girl Scouts and the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Kristin also leads the award-winning Cadence Horsemanship Performance Team in parades and flag presentations around Arizona throughout the year. The team – comprised of both youth and adult riders – meets weekly practicing drill team formations and developing performance routines. Kristin is active in various equestrian circles, participating in competitions, wrangling on trail rides and cattle drives, as well as volunteering her time with the mounted police. In her downtime she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Dan, and their four dogs. Contact Information: CadenceHorsemanship.com or follow Cadence Horsemanship on Facebook.
Mackenzie Whynott, Bitless and Bareback Equestrian Clinic Title: Force-Free Training for the Traumatized Equine Clinic Objective: How using force-free and positive-reinforcement based methods can benefit traumatized horses Mackenzie Whynott, owner of Bitless and Bareback Equestrian, started working with horses when she was six years old. Having competed in both English and Western disciplines, she began to intern under local trainers when she was thirteen years old as she discovered her passion in the equine industry was training horses. At age sixteen, Mackenzie branched off on her own and began her own horse training and lesson business by the name of Bitless and Bareback Equestrian. Eager to have a relationship where the horse chose to work with their trainer and enjoy their time just as much as the human, Mackenzie discovered natural horsemanship and positive reinforcement-based methods. Experimenting with her discovery, not only did she find what she was looking for, but she realized just how many horses can benefit from being able to have a voice. Over time, Mackenzie developed her methods by learning from the horse and began to take on challenging and difficult horses. Having had great success rehabilitating aggressive and dangerous horses, she built her clientele by taking on horses others had given up on. Her greatest passions within the equine industry are problem solving, colt starting, and mustang taming. “Working with horses who are so broken and so done with trying to please humans is the greatest thrill of my job. I get to watch something that was once so broken transform into a beautiful, strong animal with personality, which is such a blessing to be able to experience,” Mackenzie states as she explains how her line of work is her reason for waking up in the morning. Having graduated high school at sixteen years old, she is currently studying equine science and hopes to one day start a rehabilitation facility for wild horses and at-risk youth. Contact Information: 480-692- 1704 Email: bitlessandbareback2002@gmail.com

2020 Clinicians

Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

Postponed

2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Lanny Leach, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge, 2013 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Problem solving: Horse and Rider Clinic Objective: Bring your problem you are having with your horse and Lanny will help you find the answer. Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Create collection with your legs. Clinic Objective: By using your legs you will learn to stop, turn, backup, walk, trot and lope with leg pressure. Lanny Leach is a nationally known horseman and clinician. He comes from true American ranching heritage. Since his great grandfather, his family has homesteaded and managed cattle ranches in Nebraska. At age 2 Lanny started riding; he broke his first horse at 12 and won several All-Around Cowboy titles during high school rodeo. Lanny has competed in many Extreme Mustang Makeover events and has placed in the top 10 in seven finals in California, Colorado and Texas and won the prestigious George Gregory True Grit Memorial award at the Mustang Million competition in Ft. Worth. He also was invited to compete in the Colt Starting Challenge USA program where he finished second at the National Finals in Las Vegas in 2015. Lanny served as training advisor for the Montgomery Creek Ranch wild horse sanctuary in northern California. More than 200 wild horses and mustangs have been settled on to the 2,000-acre facility, where he established a formal training program. To prepare for the epic journey chronicled in the documentary "Unbranded," Lanny was honored to be asked by the film's creator, producer, and participant, Ben Masters, to select and train the horses for the 3,000-mile ride from Mexico to Canada. Lanny is the 2013 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion. He has returned for several years as a judge and clinician for this event. Currently he is training at the Medella Vina Ranch in Tucson Az. He trains for all horse disciplines including performance, trail riding, and reining cow horse. He conducts clinics, offers private lessons and horse training there and throughout the United States. Contact Information: 520-591-2494 kjleach2004@yahoo.com Lannyleachhorsemanship.com photo credit: ThatGirlProductions.com
Jamie Gilt, 2020 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Competitor Clinic Title: Building Confidence in Yourself and Your Horse I was born and raised in Florida and come from the horse business on both sides of my family. My mother was a professional barrel racer, my father a Pro-Rodeo stock contractor, and my stepfather was both a rodeo cowboy and ran a successful colt starting business in North Florida. I began learning to work with young horses at a very young age and started my first colt alone when I was 12. I would have to say that starting colts truly is my passion. Every day I strive to become a better person and horsewoman for these horses. It is my goal to set them up for success in any direction that they may be going. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some great horsemen in the past and continue to do so as much as I can today. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been all over the east coast competing in colt starting challenges in Florida, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Alabama and am very excited to be adding Arizona to that list! Contact Information: FB Jamie Gilt Jamie.gilt@gmail.com
Jessica Forliano, 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Competitor, John Lyons & USHJA Certified Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic: Training Behavior Issues Clinic Objective: Work with outside Horses; teach and discuss behavior issues, explaining how to see the precursor to unwanted behaviors; why behaviors may be happening and how to address each. Requirements: Ground issues such as: Aggression, fear-based behaviors (biting, kicking, etc.)/ Riding issues such as: Bucking, rearing, fear-based behaviors Clinic Title: Buying the Right Horse for You Clinic Objective: Discuss what to look for when buying a horse. Discuss suitability, what resources to use when buying i.e. trainer, vet, etc. Clinic Title: Training the Young Hunter or Jumper Clinic Objective: Teach riders how to train their young horses over fences and things necessary to be successful and lay a solid foundation for jumping Jessica has been privileged to be a part of the equine industry from a young age. She began taking lessons from a Western Pleasure trainer in Bucks County, PA at the age of nine. After just a year, the English saddle was her ride of choice as she began riding English Pleasure and sooner yet hunters and jumpers. In her teens, Jessica's talents were noticed, and her trainers began giving her the tougher problem-horses to work with and show in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Show circuits. It was soon realized that Jessica had a good understanding of training horses and she knew this was the career she wanted to pursue. After graduating from Lycoming College in 1999 with a B.A. in Marketing and Communications, Jessica continued working at equine facilities and showed on the East coast; Devon, Fairfield, etc. She then bought her most important teacher, Jedi, a 2002 TB/Hanoverian gelding by Viscount out of Leah and trained him from the ground up with the help of mentor J.R. Rosenburger, a John Lyons Certified Trainer. During the training process, Jessica learned how vital the relationship between horse and person is and she carries that with her to this day. She was also privileged to learn from hunter/jumper trainers in PA, NJ, MT and CO. In the fall of 2005, Jessica's hard work paid off; she and Jedi earned USEF Zone 2 Horse of the Year 5th, a USEF National Ranking and PHSA Horse of the year in Divisional competition. That same year, Jessica and her mentor, J.R. Rosenburger, agreed that applying to the John Lyons Certification Program was the best way to learn about training horses "the right way". In 2006, Jessica successfully completed the John Lyons Certification Program in Parachute, Colorado. In February 2007, she moved to Cody, Wyoming In Cody, Jessica settled at her 12-acre ranch and began training horses and mules for clients throughout the west. She drew clients from Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, California, Montana, and Pennsylvania. While in Cody, Jessica trained, started and problem solved for Reining horses, Cutting horses, Barrel Horses, Hunters, Eventers, Dressage Horses and performance and trail mules. Likewise, she also helped run an established breeding program, Diamond Creek Mules, which had previously earned the North American Saddle Mule Association Leading Breeder Award as well as stand Diamond Creek Major, 3-tme National Western Stock Show Best of Show Champion. The west won Jessica's heart, however, her family still resides in Bucks County, PA. Jessica returned home in June of 2013 and began offering her services to clients here on the East Coast. Since returning to PA, Jessica continues to work with a variety of horses and clients from all walks of life. Her barn is in New Hope, PA, Forliano Farm at Quarry Valley. Jessica currently services amateur and professional riders, trainers and breeders; from starting horses and problem solving to horse behavior. Through the many changes in Jessica's life and career, she continues to use what her late gelding Jedi, her mentor JR, and her teachers John & Josh Lyons have taught her. Patience is the key to success. Contact Information: 307-899-5572 www.forlianofarm.com
Brandy Worley, Professional Horse Trainer Clinic Title: How to Excel at Liberty Clinic Objective: Teach your horse to come to you on command at Liberty as well as leading and positioning with lateral movements. Brandy Worley is a California based horse trainer specializing in Liberty. One of Brandy’s lesson horses – “Pride”, whose painting will be auctioned off in the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in May of 2020 (at 32 years young), has helped 100’s of children and adults alike to experience the joy of riding as well as caring for horses. In addition to her lesson program, Liberty work and educational clinics, Brandy maintains her own breeding program. Putting a strong foundation of Liberty work on her own stock enables her to place them with clients that wish to continue that communication and bond as they grow and learn together. Brandy manages to work in a little organic gardening, as well as raising some chickens. Brandy takes her knowledge and expertise on the road. Her most recent clinic in Oregon this summer was filled with everything from a POA pony to a Warmblood. Beginners and experienced horse owners were excited with the individual and group attention they received during one of Brandy’s clinics. Brandy is currently exploring how to train her chickens in Liberty. Contact Information: 408-529-2396 brandyworley@hotmail.com www.brandyworley.com
Buddy Uldrikson, Professional Horseman, Clinician Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic Title: 5 Maneuvers a Horse and Rider Should Know Clinic Objective: Buddy will share his vast experience as a professional horseman and clinician to help participants develop and solidify the 5 maneuvers that all horses and riders should know. Buddy Uldrikson grew up in Colorado and then moved to Arizona to continue starting colts and working for local ranches. Buddy had the opportunity to work with top horsemen and cowboys and developed a great sense of feel for both horses and cattle. Buddy realized the importance of timing for the horse. As he continued in his pursuit of excellence, he found the balance that would bring it all together. Buddy is willing to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested in improving themselves, and their horses. He has helped everyone from recreational riders, to top horse-trainers in sorting, reining, barrel racing, cow-horse competitors, ropers, show-jumpers, and eventers. Everyone can improve their horsemanship, by learning to be more effective presenting themselves to their horse, and learning to understand how the horse perceives them as an individual. Buddy will build confidence in the horse and rider, and take you to the next level. Buddy brings years of professional challenges and awards to his work. He was chosen from 600 applicants to be part of the final competitors in the nationally televised EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008. Buddy and his mustang, Jackpot, brought the crowd to their feet as they demonstrated flying lead changes, working cattle, and dressage maneuvers. Buddy and Jackpot placed 15th out of the 200 competitors. He also qualified and participated in the 2007 World Series Team Roping Finals in Las Vegas. Buddy travels around the United States to appear at expos, conduct clinics, give horsemanship demonstrations, as well as judge at many of these competitions. He can be seen at The American Trail Horse Competition & The Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ; Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Race, Buckeye, AZ; Rancho De Los Caballeros, Wickenburg, AZ; Arizona Dressage Association; Equifest, Prescott, Az; Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo; Equine Extravaganza, Paso Robles, CA. & Mane Event Buddy’s Ranch and Training facility is near Wickenburg Az. Rancho Rio Bonita Contact Information: Barn: 928-684-7392 diamondlilyhorses@gmail.com BuddyUldriksonHorsemanship.com Cell: 928-231-3053
Chris Clark, Lead Mule Packer at the Grand Canyon National Park Clinic Title: Using the Box Hitch Clinic Objective: Demonstration of how to properly saddle and pack your mule or horse using a box hitch to tie your load. Clinic Title: Tack Review: Britchen Clinic Objective: How to properly fit your animal, different types and proper placement to hold your pack saddle in place for different types of terrain. 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 passion. This is what led him to his career in packing. Chris is the proud father of three daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters. 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, running their home- based candle business, and of course riding mules!! Chris has a deep passion for packing and mules and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with you.
Cliff Schadt, Jr., 2020 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Judge, 2019 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Clinic Title: Bending Your Way to Straightness Clinic Objective: Learn to use bending and body control to help horses gain a better sense of balance as well as straightness while utilizing simple drills. Clinic Title: Think Like a Horse Cliff Schadt, Jr. is a second-generation horseman whose earliest memories are of horses. Born on the east coast into a predominantly hunter jumper family, Cliff knew at an early age he wanted to be a cowboy and horseman. Cliff’s journey in horsemanship has taken him throughout the west to places like Montana, Texas and eastern Oregon as he had the opportunity to ride with some of the best horsemen in the business including Craig Cameron, Buck Brannaman, Pat Parelli and many others, as well as spending many hours cowboying for a living eventually even managing ranches. This journey helped make Cliff the consummate horseman he is today. When asked about his approach to Horsemanship Cliff says “ The most important thing is that you make a horse feel safe when he’s with you, that takes leadership and the ability to build confidence in your horse, a horse craves safety and leadership, it’s just a matter of giving that to him in a way he understands.” Cliff’s style is very eclectic having had influences from both the jumper and dressage world along with his love and understanding of cowboy style horsemanship. His goal for any horse regardless of discipline in his own words “A horse should be confident, willing, balanced and collected, these are the ingredients that lead to greatness.” Today Cliff and Grand Prix jumper rider Candice King operate Alamar Equine in Ocala, Florida, specializing in young horse development as well as fixing horses and riders who have developed problems and roadblocks on their way to success. Cliff competes in multiple colt starting events annually and has been very successful in this endeavor, as well as competing in team sorting, ranch rodeos and cow horse events. Most days you can find him in the round pen building tomorrow’s champion, as he says “I don’t know who I’d be or what I’d do without the horse in my life, the lessons they have taught me and the man they shaped me into is their greatest gift to me.”
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. Breast collar 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 side pulls 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 nine horses of various breeds that Cori uses in her program for both riding and driving lessons. Contact Information: 480-694-8396 cori@troutscorral.com
Eric Parmer, Horse and Mule Trainer Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic (4 hour): Problem Solving with Foundation Skills Clinic Objective: Eric will teach how to utilize foundation skills and effective communication to help solve common problems. If you have a mule, donkey or horse that has hard to handle feet, ears, doesn’t stand still when saddling or mounting or other common problems, come work on solving those issues. Limit: 5 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
Kristin Corredor, Cadence Horsemanship Clinic Title: Equine Sensory Training Clinic Objective: Learn to school your horse with techniques often used by search and rescue teams and mounted police officers to promote confidence and desensitize horses to noise, unfamiliar sights, objects, and obstacles such as sirens, inflatables, drones, smoke, balloons, flags, bridges, tarps, water crossings, and more. Demonstrated techniques are grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals designed for success with all breeds and riding disciplines. Both in hand and under saddle techniques will be demonstrated in a controlled environment, geared towards improving the confidence of both horse and rider. Kristin Corredor was exposed to horses at a very early age. Growing up in Tucson, AZ, her parents owned several horses with which she established her love of trail riding and competed in barrel racing. But her love of the equestrian life would be interrupted by her pursuit of state championship soccer as a teenager. Collegiate soccer would pave the way for her studies at Iowa State University and eventual degrees in Global Business from Arizona State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. While navigating the corporate grind as a successful corporate Human Resources executive, Kristin found personal fulfillment in horses and horse ownership. She was soon inspired to pursue her passion for horses as a full-time business venture; Kristin began studying nationally acclaimed training methods, apprenticing with local horse trainers and working hands-on with some of the country’s top horse-training authorities when they passed through town. These experiences created a toolbox of diverse training methods and approaches from which Kristin pulls to develop lesson and clinic programs today. In 2017, Kristin launched Cadence Horsemanship which emphasizes natural horsemanship methods, including foundation training rooted in the mutual understanding and respect between horses and their owners and riders. Cadence Horsemanship provides results-based training programs for individuals, groups and riding/saddle clubs. Popular program topics include parade readiness and sensory training, basics of horsemanship and foundational riding skills. Kristin believes in understanding the horse and the underlying psychology of why they do what they do. Drawing from her years in the corporate sector, notably in training and development, she is a natural leader and instructor who can break training topics into easy-to-understand steps so that horse owners can enjoy their horses as much as possible. Young students of Cadence Horsemanship regularly compete in local equine trail course and gymkhana events under Kristin’s instruction. Earning Valley-wide recognition for its horsemanship work with youth, Cadence Horsemanship has become a proud program partner for the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council of the Girl Scouts and the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Kristin also leads the award-winning Cadence Horsemanship Performance Team in parades and flag presentations around Arizona throughout the year. The team – comprised of both youth and adult riders – meets weekly practicing drill team formations and developing performance routines. Kristin is active in various equestrian circles, participating in competitions, wrangling on trail rides and cattle drives, as well as volunteering her time with the mounted police. In her downtime she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Dan, and their four dogs. Contact Information: CadenceHorsemanship.com or follow Cadence Horsemanship on Facebook.
Mackenzie Whynott, Bitless and Bareback Equestrian Clinic Title: Force-Free Training for the Traumatized Equine Clinic Objective: How using force-free and positive-reinforcement based methods can benefit traumatized horses Mackenzie Whynott, owner of Bitless and Bareback Equestrian, started working with horses when she was six years old. Having competed in both English and Western disciplines, she began to intern under local trainers when she was thirteen years old as she discovered her passion in the equine industry was training horses. At age sixteen, Mackenzie branched off on her own and began her own horse training and lesson business by the name of Bitless and Bareback Equestrian. Eager to have a relationship where the horse chose to work with their trainer and enjoy their time just as much as the human, Mackenzie discovered natural horsemanship and positive reinforcement-based methods. Experimenting with her discovery, not only did she find what she was looking for, but she realized just how many horses can benefit from being able to have a voice. Over time, Mackenzie developed her methods by learning from the horse and began to take on challenging and difficult horses. Having had great success rehabilitating aggressive and dangerous horses, she built her clientele by taking on horses others had given up on. Her greatest passions within the equine industry are problem solving, colt starting, and mustang taming. “Working with horses who are so broken and so done with trying to please humans is the greatest thrill of my job. I get to watch something that was once so broken transform into a beautiful, strong animal with personality, which is such a blessing to be able to experience,” Mackenzie states as she explains how her line of work is her reason for waking up in the morning. Having graduated high school at sixteen years old, she is currently studying equine science and hopes to one day start a rehabilitation facility for wild horses and at-risk youth. Contact Information: 480-692- 1704 Email: bitlessandbareback2002@gmail.com