Ride with the Experts

 2016 All Rights Reserved Verde Valley Equine Festival
Verde Valley Equine Festival Participation Clinics Once again we are offering a participation clinic for each day of the Verde Valley Equine Festival.  These clinics will give you the opportunity to bring your own horse and have 2 1/2 hours of instructional time with one of our trainers at the affordable cost of $50 per clinic.  We are excited to bring back these clinics as they were a great success last year.  They are a great addition to our wonderful lineup of educational opportunities for you and your horse.  To ensure that you get quality one on one time with each trainer, the participation clinics will have a limited amount of participants.  Clinic price does not include general admission to the festival. Friday, April 21 Lanny Leach - Trail/Obstacle Clinic Clinic Objective: Does your horse spook at unfamiliar noises or moving objects?  How can you prepare yourself and your horse for any obstacle on the streets or on the trail?  What do you do if your horse bolts or "acts up" when encountering a scary object or noise? You'll practice your skills on an obstacle course with Lanny who will coach you through typical trouble areas.  You'll learn: How to create a foundation of trust and confidence to maneuver your horse around obstacles, terrain and unfamiliar noises safely The feel and timing needed to instantly reward horses that “try,” crucial to the horse’s learning process How to make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy - a key lesson for solving problems Insight into the way horses think and learn, “pressure and the release of pressure” Participation Limited to 12 Riders Clinic Time: 9:00-11:45 Friday, April 21 Samantha Jepson - Taking a Green Horse to the Next Level-Getting them from Almost There to Feeling Broke Clinic Objective:  Riders will be learning drills to allow their horses to take more responsibility for themselves, and how to ride supportively without nagging.  The drills and techniques will address rider and horse biomechanics briefly, and will be applicable for English and western riders.  It will be easiest for walk trot riders with a start of lateral control as a minimum, canter will be worked on if we get to it. Participation Limited to 10 Riders Clinic Time: 12:00-2:30   Saturday, April 22 Lanny Leach - Collection and Lateral Movement Preparing for Cowboy Dressage Clinic Objective:  Cowboy dressage is a union of two distinct disciplines.  It highlights good horsemanship, fundamentals and skills that go beyond the boundaries of any discipline or breed to encompass all equestrians and create a unique art form.  Lanny will teach the fundamentals of collection and lateral movement that are necessary for preparing for Cowboy Dressage. Participation Limited to 12 Riders Clinic Time: 11:00-1:30
Sunday, April 23 Eileen Davis – Driving with Confidence for Combined Driving, Show Ring or Pleasure Clinic Objectives: Do you want to show your horse but are not sure if you are ready?  Come learn some strategies that will help build your confidence including: Do you enjoy driving your horse? Does your horse enjoy driving? Is your harness properly fitted to both your horse and your carriage? Do you have a good connection with your horse? Can your horse stop and stand still more than ten seconds? Can your horse back up willingly? What is your first impression and last impression? Participation Limited to 4 Drivers Clinic time:  9:30-12:00
This Clinic is full, please email us if you’d like to be put on the waiting list.
Saturday, April 22 Ride with the Experts Nathan Medcalf  - Foundation Training for Mules/Donkeys - Problem Solving  Through Groundwork Clinic Objective: 99% of problems you have with a mule/donkey relate directly back to ground handling and groundwork fundamentals.  Learn to solve the issues you are having by returning to the basics and building the solid foundation that all other training is based upon.  Clinic is open to mules, donkeys and horses. Participation Limited to 6 Riders Clinic Time:  1:30-4:00

Ride with the Experts

 2016 All Rights Reserved Verde Valley Equine Festival
Verde Valley Equine Festival Participation Clinics Once again we are offering a participation clinic for each day of the Verde Valley Equine Festival.  These clinics will give you the opportunity to bring your own horse and have 2 1/2 hours of instructional time with one of our trainers at the affordable cost of $50 per clinic.  We are excited to bring back these clinics as they were a great success last year.  They are a great addition to our wonderful lineup of educational opportunities for you and your horse.  To ensure that you get quality one on one time with each trainer, the participation clinics will have a limited amount of participants.  Clinic price does not include general admission to the festival. Friday, April 21 Lanny Leach - Trail/Obstacle Clinic Clinic Objective: Does your horse spook at unfamiliar noises or moving objects?  How can you prepare yourself and your horse for any obstacle on the streets or on the trail?  What do you do if your horse bolts or "acts up" when encountering a scary object or noise? You'll practice your skills on an obstacle course with Lanny who will coach you through typical trouble areas.  You'll learn: How to create a foundation of trust and confidence to maneuver your horse around obstacles, terrain and unfamiliar noises safely The feel and timing needed to instantly reward horses that “try,” crucial to the horse’s learning process How to make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy - a key lesson for solving problems Insight into the way horses think and learn, “pressure and the release of pressure” Participation Limited to 12 Riders Clinic Time: 9:00-11:45 Friday, April 21 Samantha Jepson - Taking a Green Horse to the Next Level-Getting them from Almost There to Feeling Broke Clinic Objective:  Riders will be learning drills to allow their horses to take more responsibility for themselves, and how to ride supportively without nagging.  The drills and techniques will address rider and horse biomechanics briefly, and will be applicable for English and western riders.  It will be easiest for walk trot riders with a start of lateral control as a minimum, canter will be worked on if we get to it. Participation Limited to 10 Riders Clinic Time: 12:00-2:30    Saturday, April 22 Lanny Leach - Collection and Lateral Movement Preparing for Cowboy Dressage Clinic Objective:  Cowboy dressage is a union of two distinct disciplines.  It highlights good horsemanship, fundamentals and skills that go beyond the boundaries of any discipline or breed to encompass all equestrians and create a unique art form.  Lanny will teach the fundamentals of collection and lateral movement that are necessary for preparing for Cowboy Dressage. Participation Limited to 12 Riders Clinic Time: 11:00-1:30
Sunday, April 23 Eileen Davis – Driving with Confidence for Combined Driving, Show Ring or Pleasure Clinic Objectives: Do you want to show your horse but are not sure  if you are ready?  Come learn some strategies that will help build your confidence including: Do you enjoy driving your horse? Does your horse enjoy driving? Is your harness properly fitted to both your horse and your carriage? Do you have a good connection with your horse? Can your horse stop and stand still more than ten seconds? Can your horse back up willingly? What is your first impression and last impression? Participation Limited to 4 Drivers Clinic time:  9:30-12:00
This Clinic is full, please email us if you’d like to be put on the waiting list.
Saturday, April 22 Ride with the Experts Nathan Medcalf  - Foundation Training for Mules/Donkeys - Problem Solving Through Groundwork Clinic Objective: 99% of problems you have with a mule/donkey  relate directly back to ground handling and groundwork fundamentals.  Learn to solve the issues you are having by returning to the basics and building the solid foundation that all other training is based upon.  Clinic is open to mules, donkeys and horses. Participation Limited to 6 Riders Clinic Time:  1:30-4:00