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ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

 2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Randy Helm, Program Manager, Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program, Arizona State Prison Clinic Title:  You and your horse, a winning partnership Clinic Objective: This clinic is designed to develop confidence in the rider and trust in the horse. Randy Helm has been training wild horses for over 20 years and is the supervisor of the wild horse inmate program at Florence State Prison in Florence Arizona. The prison has over 700 horses and provides training for the U.S. Border patrol, ranches, individuals and law enforcement agencies. Randy’s great grandfather was an Arizona pioneer settling in the Prescott area in the later 1800’s. He was raised in Cottonwood Arizona and graduated from Mingus Union High School.  After 4 years in the United States Air Force he became a police officer and undercover narcotics officer in Arlington Texas.  Randy graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University in Waxahachie Texas and served as a pastor for 30 years. In addition to the wild horse inmate program at Arizona State Prison, Randy travels extensively with his horse doing clinics and cowboy churches at rodeo’s and equestrian events. He provides demonstrations regularly for disabled youth, veterans and community functions on the subject of “Life’s Lessons from Horses” and is an annual speaker and clinician at Country Thunder in Arizona using a horse as an illustration. Randy and the prison inmate program have been featured in local and national news and documentaries including ABC, NBC, Fox news and USA Today. Contact Information:  Randy Helm – Program Manager Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program Arizona State Prison, Florence Az. 602-448-5019 
Rick Badousek, Downunder Horsemanship Method Ambassador Clinic Topic:  Horse Philosophy:  What makes a Horse Tick?   (Friday and Sunday clinic) Rick grew up on his family’s farm in Nebraska and was given his first horse when he was 6 years old. The day that Rick’s father handed the horse over to him set Rick on a lifelong quest to be the best horseman he could be. His passion for studying horsemanship led him to a three-day clinic Clinton was teaching in Buckeye, Arizona in 2001. “I loved his technique and ended up buying all of his tools and videos and started practicing the Method right away on my horses. The results were immediate,” Rick says. Rick’s dedication to the Method caught Clinton’s attention, and it wasn’t long before he asked Rick to join his road team, helping him put on clinics and tours around the country. Although Rick worked for the military fulltime, along with joining Clinton on the road, he also began training horses for the public and teaching lessons. “The Method works. When something works and it’s right, it’s easy to believe in it,” Rick says. When Rick retired from the military after 32 years of service, he decided to turn his passion for horses into a second career. “Clinton’s the best in the world at what he does, and I believe in the Method, so there was only one place to go to get the education and certification I wanted,” he says. As a Method Ambassador, Rick trains horses for the public and teaches lessons and clinics. “I enjoy helping people. If I can help others overcome problems they’re having with their horses, it makes me feel good at the end of the day,” Rick says. “The Method is easy to follow. By the time you finish the Fundamentals level, you have a safe, respectful horse. There’s nothing better than having confidence with your horse and enjoying the time you spend with him. Sharing that sense of accomplishment with others is rewarding.” Contact Information:  Rick Badousek  480-628-6710       Karen Badousek 480-980-6538     
Samantha Jepson, 2015 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Clinic Title:  Starting the Green Horse Clinic Objective:  Learn how to turn ground work into the first ride Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic:  Riding Engaged Clinic Objective:  Keep both horse and rider physically engaged and how to get the horse mentally engaged with the rider’s purpose. Samantha has dedicated her life to training, riding and teaching. Over the course of her life she has had opportunities to work in almost every discipline in the horse industry, and now has a vested interest in helping horses and riders to communicate and understand each other better.  As she says, it is the most satisfying reward to see the progress of these students! Specializing in starting colts and working with problem horses, Samantha has the back ground to put a solid foundation on any horse, and the ability to help any horse work through issues it may have.  She has completed multiple apprenticeships under world class trainers in working cow horse, cutting, reining, English and western pleasure.  Recently she has begun showing in Working Equitation and is very much enjoying how well it encompasses the training already used in her program for all the performance horses, for rodeo or show! She spent a number of years in the team roping arena and working on ranches, so she fully understands what is needed in a good working horse. Samantha loves teaching riding lessons, and she herself has spent her life learning. She has a wonderful way of teaching, from the ground up with a great deal of patience. With a down to earth way of explaining how to clearly ask your horse to accomplish what you are asking of it, her students learn quickly and advance their horsemanship skills to levels she never expected to see! Contact Info:  520-591-9950  Twobraidstraining@gmail.com    www.Twobraidstraining.webs.com
Teri Ann Tate, Certified Equine First Aid Instructor Clinic Title:  Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Clinic Objective:  Learn the 3 stages of a Disaster Evacuation as well as how to prepare before the unthinkable happens Teri Ann Tate has been working with animals since she was a teenager.  She realized growing up that animals gave unconditional love, something which she readily gave back!  Her first wish was to become a veterinarian but decided against it when she watched her Equine Vet do knee surgery on her horse.  Ouch!  She wasn't all that keen on the excising bone & everything else that went with it!  So, she became the next best thing--A Professional Pet Care Provider!  Well, for Teri Ann who is not just your average Professional Pet Care Provider.... Pet Care is just ONE of the amazing things this incredible lady does! Teri Ann is also a Certified Equine & Pet First Aid Instructor, offering 13 different training clinics in AZ, Southern California and Albuquerque.  Teri Ann is also a Wilderness EMT; Large Animal Rescue Tech II; and an Emergency Animal Medical Tech I.  She uses her skills daily. Contact Information:  602-579-1437    comfypetsofaz@gmail.com    www.AZEquineFirstAid.com
Thomas Clover, 2014 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Champion Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic: Teaching Fundamental Body Control Clinic Objective: Teach your horse to move their individual parts (i.e. hind end, shoulders, ribs).  Open to those with experienced horses that want to brush up on foundation, or younger horses that people want to teach.  The clinic will help give people new tools for working with their horses.  Thomas was born and raised in Wyoming where he received his start with horses at a very young age.  Growing up around the lifestyle, he started working for his families’ backcountry outfitting business in high school and continued to do so through college.  After receiving a degree in wildlife ecology from Washington State University Thomas started learning to train horses and start colts professionally.  After several seasons he moved to Tucson Arizona to pursue more knowledge and the ability to train year around.  While in Tucson Thomas had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of horses involved in many different disciplines.  He focused on reined cow horse at Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch, but also worked with many other young/problem horses throughout the area.  In 2017 Thomas moved to Star Idaho to continue learning more about horsemanship and be closer to family.  He currently is pursuing a career in the reined cow horse industry working with Jeremy Meador Performance Horses, as well as working with all the young horses and babies from breeder Redtail Ranch.   Contact Information:  307-231-0126     tclover23@gmail.com
Susan Dyer, FeatherDance Equine Entertainment Clinic Title (Friday):  Grooming for the Show Ring Clinic Objective: Learn grooming tips and tricks to give your horse that WOW factor - in the show ring or out! Clinic Title (Saturday):  Developing a Lasting Bond with Your Horse Clinic Objective: Learn a different way of thinking that will bring you and your horse to a closer, trusting relationship Clinic Title (Sunday):  Overcoming Fear Clinic Objective: Learn to assess true safety and how to reduce your anxiety and fears of getting hurt with your horse Exhibition (Friday and Saturday):  Pas De Deux and Liberty A Lifelong Love is Born As is the case with many young girls, Susan Dyer was horse crazy from the time she could speak.  She had a natural way with horses and found it easy to interact with them.  She rode all disciplines, although most frequently she could be found riding bareback with a halter and lead rope.  In her most formative years, Susan spent her long summer days in the pasture interacting with her equine friends, learning the language they spoke. She developed a deep bond with them, learned from them, and developed a love and passion to last a lifetime. Sharing the Joy As Susan grew up, she noticed early on the affect her horses had on others when she shared them publicly.  So, she created FeatherDance Equine Entertainment and began to perform with her horses and share the joy of these beautiful creatures with as many people as possible.  It also became abundantly clear that as much as people enjoyed the beautiful and gentle nature of Susan’s horses, they were drawn to the close connection she shared with them.  Susan began conducting clinics and working with individuals and their horses to deepen their bond and create a trusting relationship.  It’s her goal to help others experience the same level of joy and connection that she’s developed through the years. Contact Information:   www.featherdance.org
Holly Shanahan, Horse Trainer/Owner-Lazy S Six Equine, Cornville, Arizona Clinic Title (Friday): Foal Foundation Clinic Objective:  Clinician will provide the tools from birth to establish a safe connection and solid foundation with your foal.  Clinic Title (Saturday):  Buying, Selling and Evaluating 101 Clinic Objective:  Clinician will cover documents, questions to ask and safe ways to get to know a new horse to determine if it is a good fit for the purchaser.  Holly is a fifth generation Arizonan from the Verde Valley.   She rode in her first parade at the age of 2 and has been deeply involved in the horse world since.  Holly’s passion began rehabilitating abused horses with her grandfather out of high school. She participates in clinics and events regularly in many disciplines to offer a wide variety of exposure for the horses she's working. She has developed a loyal following of clients who seek her out for confidence building, foal foundation, tune-up, behavioral problems and much more. Holly has found a niche for matching horses with riders. She is a strong believer in building a trusting relationship with the horse on the ground first. She incorporates natural horsemanship skills into her training as well as exposing horses to a variety of environments.  She believes “exposure is essential” and “if you don’t trust your horse they won't trust you”.  2007 B.S.B.A Marketing and Management Degree, Northern Arizona University 2009-2011 Camp Verde Gymkhana Association President 2012 Atlasta Home Horse Trainer Challenge Runner Up 2013-2016 Jay Begaye Productions Clinician 2014 Clinton Anderson Fundamentals Clinic Certification 2013-2015 Verde Valley Fair Arena Vice President and Marketing Coordinator 2015 Verde Valley Equine Festival Cowgirl Spirit Award Winner 2013-2017 Verde Valley Equine Festival Clinician Contact Information:  928-300-4132         Hollyshanahan@live.com  www.lazyS6equine.com
Beth Moon, Horse Trainer, JMB Oasis Ranch Clinic Title:  Common Sense Horsemanship in a One Size Fits All World Clinic Objective:  Learn how to tailor your training to your individual horse. 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
Rio Verde Roverettes Mounted Drill Team, Mounted Drill Exhibition The Rio Verde Roverettes is an all-women equestrian club and mounted drill team based in the Verde Valley. Their purpose is to promote good horsemanship, good sportsmanship, the Verde Valley, good health, and the western way of life. The Roverettes have performed in many rodeos, parades, and demonstrations throughout Arizona, and have received awards in mounted drill competitions. The Roverettes have also performed at fairs, civic functions, retirement homes, and other private enterprises. Every fall the Roverettes host an ALL-WOMEN TRAIL RIDE with approximately 100-125 riders. This catered ride brings food, fun, and cowgirls from all over the United States into the pine forests of Northern Arizona. For more information, please visit the Rio Verde Roverettes booth on Vendor Row. Contact Information:   www.Rioverderoverettes.com     Rioverderoverettes@yahoo.com
Susan Roach, DVM Clinic Title (Friday):  101 Veterinary Tips for Horse Owners Clinic Objective:  We will be integrating the whole picture of biosecurity, parasite control, vaccinations, nutrition, dental care, routine physical exams and barn management through simple tips that will save you money and keep your horse healthy. Clinic Title (Saturday):  Desert Dangers Parts 1 and 2 Clinic Objective:  Whether you live here year-round or are just visiting for the winter, come learn about trailering challenges, overheating/dehydration, cactus/poisonous plants, venomous pests, infectious diseases/parasites, thunderstorms/flash flooding/lightning strike, sand colic/enteroliths, horse thieves and more. Clinic Title (Sunday):  Colic Causes and Solutions Clinic Objective:  Take a quiz and find out your horse's specific risk factors for colic, then learn how to reduce your horse's chance of getting colic. Growing up in the heart of Illinois, Susan was an avid Pony Club member and horse showing enthusiast in several disciplines.  At the age of 35, after serving as a volunteer emergency medical technician, Susan decided on a second career in life and pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian.   Susan was a non-traditional student and the first person in her family to receive a college diploma. Dr. Roach received her bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University in 2002.  Her research work, focusing on infectious disease; specifically, Streptococcus equi, Clostridium difficile and West Nile Virus resulted in several published papers in major scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.  She then went on to vet school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, spending her clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduating in 2009, Dr. Roach pursued further training at Louisiana Center for Equine Reproduction.  Looking for warmer weather and a place to open her own practice, she settled in Mesa, Arizona along with her two cats, Miss Annabelle and Suzie.  Dr. Roach has been a licensed veterinarian in Arizona since 2011 and provides a variety of primary care and emergency ambulatory medicine for your equine patient. Dr. Roach is particularly interested in dentistry, the care of geriatric horses and metabolic disease in horses Contact information:       Susan Roach, DVM      (480) 266-0485       susanroachdvm@gmail.com
Travis Lyons, 2017 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Clinic Title:  Where You Release is Where You Train Travis Lyons, 30, grew up in the Verde Valley and currently lives in Cornville, AZ. with his wife and three children.  A man of many talents; Travis grew up playing sports, hunting AZ Big Game species, active in the Mingus Union FFA program, and competing in rough stock and roping events in the Arizona Junior and High school rodeos. After graduating high school, Travis pursed further education at the American School of Equine Dentistry. Travis has spent countless hours training and learning from his mentors, developing his own method and strategies for breaking colts and working with problem horses. Travis never passes up the opportunity to be in the saddle, whether he is working on one of many ranches, competing in roping and rodeo events, packing horses in the mountains, or simply going on a family trail ride. Currently Travis works full time as a hunting guide, horse farrier, Equine Dental Technician, Curicyn Ambassador, trains and breaks working and performance horses, as well as gives horsemanship lessons. Travis is also the President of the Verde Valley Fair Arena Board where he donates his time to produce local rodeo events and promote youth involvement in rodeo. Travis first competed in the 2013 Arizona Horseman's Challenge and received Reserve Champion, and again in 2017 winning the Champion title. Travis is excited about the success and growth of the Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo thus far, and is looking forward to participating in this year’s event, and in future years to come.
Shelly Hall, Horse Trainer Clinic Topic:  Is my Horse Ready for the First Ride? Clinic Objective: Learn tips for evaluating if your horse is ready for it’s first ride. From my beginning I was around, under, and on top of horses. Good horses, mean horses, seemingly brainless horses, gaited horses, Arabs, quarter horses, Shetland ponies and others my mom would bring home from the sale barn, usually out of pity. I've started colts, rodeoed, ridden extreme trails in the Black Hills, ranched, made the NRCHA non-pro finals with a 3rd place finish and have taken my skills from hobby to necessity over that time. Mostly, I'm just finally recognizing that I'm the piece that needs changing to make the relationship with the horse under me more productive; and if there were a lineup of horsemen for these horses to pick, I'd want them to pick me. Contact Information:   701-928-0890   Hallperformancehorses@outlook.com
Bob Broyles, Horse Trainer Clinic Title (Friday):  Preparing your Horse for the Vet and Farrier Clinic Objective:  Learn ways to better prepare your horse for a positive experience with the vet and farrier. Clinic Title (Saturday):  Controlling the Energy of the Rider and Horse Clinic Objective:  Controlling your energy to get the results you are looking for in your horse. I consider myself a student of the horse.  I view the horse as a simple minded creature, and therefore I find success in simple, straight forward communication.  As humans, we have a knack for making things more complex and difficult than necessary.  Pair this trait with goal oriented people focused on the end result, rather than the process, and you have what can become a negative situation for a horse.  Keep it clear and simple.  With this being said, I stick to several old, but time tested adages for training horses, such as making the right thing easy, the wrong thing difficult, and asking a little, asking a lot, rewarding the slightest try, and he who makes the other move their feet is the leader.  I firmly believe every single occurrence between us and our horses is training, everything.  Horsemanship is a journey, and mine is ever growing.  In the last few years, I have twice been featured on the Horse Master with Julie Goodnight Show, attended the 2015 Road To The Horse event to support Chris Cox, competed in a few Extreme Mustang Makeovers, and competed in the 2016 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge colt starting event at the Verde Valley Equine Festival.  I have grown and learned a lot through these experiences.  One of the things that became apparent to me was the thirst for knowledge in helping to improve the relationship between horse and rider that so many people want.  I will be the first to say that I am not the best, or the most experienced.  However, I get all horses that I work with to think more and be less reactive minded. My influences are varied, and I don’t claim to follow a particular method.  Some of my major influences are Chris Cox, Julie Goodnight, Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Walter Zettl.  The truth is all good horsemen share a lot similarities, have a deep toolbox, and they do what is necessary in a given situation.  Horses are as unique as people, and I look for every opportunity to make it right by each horse.  I grew up on a farm in Oregon and had the values that come with this upbringing instilled in me at a young age.  From the late eighties through the early 2000’s, I pursued the sport of triathlon, working my way up to professional competition and a spot on the US National Triathlon Team.  Professionally, I have been involved in the management of many successful retail operations over the years.  I apply this same dedication and professionalism to the horses that I train.   Bob’s focus is primarily on mustangs, but he takes in other horses for training as well.   He regularly gentles mustangs and burros through the Mustang Heritage Foundation TIP training program.  Bob offers both horse training and rider lessons in the Tucson area.  His focus is on restoring relationships between the horse and rider.  He also provides clinics throughout Arizona. Contact Bob for help with your current or future horse. Contact Info:   Facebook:  Broyles Horsemanship     520-256-0668 bob@broyleshorsemanship.com          www.broyleshorsemanship.com
Cori Trout, Horse Trainer Clinic Title:  Is Your Horse Ready to Drive? Clinic Objective:  Learn the stages of preparation in driving training to ensure your horse understands all the demands of driving. 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 eight horses of various breeds that Cori uses in her program for both riding and driving lessons. Contact Information:    480-694-8396      cori@troutscorral.com
Jeremy Cluff, Horse Trainer J Diamond J Horse Training Clinic Title:  Ranch Mustangs:  Breaking the Stereotype Growing up ranching in Central Arizona, "Horse Tamer" Jeremy Cluff learned at a young age the value of a good horse. For 25 years he has been starting colts and fixing problem horses as his mother and grandfather did before him. He is co-owner, along with his fiancé Kelly, of J Diamond J Horse Training in Queen Creek, AZ.  Together they primarily train working ranch horses and tame wild Mustangs.  Along with the training they hold clinics and demos to educate people on the mind and understanding of horses, and to teach the versatility and capabilities of the American Mustang.  To date, more than 650 horses are successfully under saddle due to Jeremy's program.   Jeremy's competitive credits include the 2010 Project Cowboy in Fort Worth, TX, 2-time money winner at the Luv Shack Ranch Rescue Trainer's Challenge, 2 invitations to compete at the Arizona Horseman's Challenge, several 1st place wins at the EVSC Ranch Versatility shows, and a Top 10 at the 2016 Queen Creek Extreme Mustang Makeover. He is currently preparing to start a Mustang for the upcoming Player's Choice Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Fort Worth, TX this fall.  Along with being an accomplished horseman, Jeremy works in the film industry as an actor, stunt man and technical consultant for horse productions. His credits include documentaries, a television pilot, 2 feature films and a lead role in a Superbowl commercial. Contact Information:   602-770-2814       horse.tamer@ymail.com       www.jeremycluff.com
Rene Noriega, EquiStride Integrative Therapy Clinic Title (Friday): Topic: Muscle and Skeleton Working in Harmony Clinic Objective: Locate and Identify sore, injured or inhibited muscles that affect a horse’s attitude and ability to perform. Clinic Title (Saturday):  Topic: Whole Body Balance and Neurokinetic Effects Clinic Objective: Observe and palpate your horse to locate, identify and address issues that are out of/or in need of balancing in order to maximize the overall performance ability, health and quality of life for your horse. As an Equine Bodyworker for the last 15 years, I have attended a number of schools, seminars and certification courses to help keep me current and proficient in this line of work. I’ve worked on a myriad of horses, from the smallest pygmy mini to some of the largest draft and warmblood horses. My experience has afforded me the opportunity to work on horses from all walks of life.  From your retired “backyard” horse to some of the most elite competition horses in the Rodeo world to the Dressage and Hunter Jumper world. My work has taken me to numerous places throughout the United States and internationally throughout Latin America and Canada. My primary focus in working on your horse is in identifying the cause (source) of pain or discomfort and applying hands on techniques through Massage, Acupressure, Neurokinetic Applications, Range of Motion Exercises, Flexion and Mild Traction. Locating and addressing the pain allows for me to alleviate stress and pressure on the horse, thus restoring it back to its normal state of balance and performance ability.  Pain causes anxiety, anxiety causes a fight or flight response. And all of this causes issues in the horse’s willingness to perform the tasks you ask of it.  As a practitioner, my responsibility is to the horse, first and foremost and then naturally to the owner.  My training and experience give me the opportunity as a practitioner to give a horse the greatest opportunity to regain its confidence and to perform at its peak levels. One should keep in mind that when you notice changes that are not “normal” for your horse, such as attitude, performance and/or physical changes, then chances are good your horse will need some attention by a trained and certified professional. *Equine Massage Therapy (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Advanced Equine Massage Techniques (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Certified Equine Body Worker (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Equine Sports Medicine and Science (Cal Poly) Pomona, CA *Understanding Farrier Science & Current Trends (University of Pennsylvania-Bolton Center) Philadelphia, PA *Understanding Equine Dentistry and Balance in the Mouth (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine (Cal Poly) Pomona, CA *Clinical Reasoning for the Equine Health Care Professional (Dr. Kerry Ridgway) Petaluma, CA *Equine Dissection and Anatomy (Michigan State University) * Equine Biomechanics/Movement of the Horse (Michigan State University) *Equine Body Balance (Dr. Kerry Ridgway) Aiken, SC *Equine Saddle Fit (Dr. Kerry Ridgway) Aiken, SC *Equine Kinetic Tape Practitioner (Kinesio University) Albuquerque, NM *Myofascial Release and Cranio Sacral Mobilization (Ruth Mitchell-Golladay) Roanoke, VA *Equine Kinetic Tape Practitioner (Rock Tape) Sacramento, CA *Equine Neuro Kinetic Therapy (Dr. David Wienstock) San Rafael, CA ~Insured through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (Practitioner) ~Registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission ~Incorporated in the State of Arizona ~Tax ID and DUNS/SAM Registration Numbers available upon request Contact Information:  520-490-8125     e-mail: equistride@yahoo.com
Ann Marie Hoff, Artist, Animal Communicator, Intuitive Medium Clinic Title:  All Behavior Issues are Communication Issues Clinic Objective: Learn how communication with your horse can help solve behavioral issues. Ann Hoff comes from a working hog and dairy farm, in Northwestern Illinois, which raised out their calves, had plenty of cats and always a dog or two. When she was eight, she took the money she had made feeding crippled pigs and bought a horse. She has had horses ever since. As a child, she had numerous upper respiratory and sinus infections, missing more days of grade school than attending because of the illnesses. Ann lived with the threat of death always present, was isolated socially from friends and animals always played an important part in her life. Raised Presbyterian, she saw God in nature. Ann outgrew her illnesses as a teenager, only to struggle with upper back pain in her twenties (a survivor of nine car accidents and a horse fall that broke her scapula, she comes by her pain honestly). Being in the pharmaceutical industry, she went to numerous doctors that treated the pain with drugs. This worked well for many years, though the pain levels were steadily increasing. Then one day she was put on a combination of drugs which caused her to pass out while driving. THAT WAS A WAKE-UP CALL. It became obvious the drugs were band-aids, not a cure. Searching for a permanent change in her pain status, she became open to any and all methods of pain relief. This brought her to a workshop by Doreen Virtue on mediumship. Even though she had never done it before, Ann was one of the best intuitive mediums there. Six months later, she started hearing and working with spirit guides. Today, Ann takes minimal medication and controls her pain with spiritual housekeeping and cranial sacral massage. Ann has a double undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Studio Art from University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and a Master of Animal Science from the University of Arizona. Before becoming a medium she was a pharmaceutical rep specializing in launching new medical compounds. Ann has a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and ran a dojo with a partner for 14 years. She owns and shows paint horses, has two-reserve world championship, numerous state championships and top ten world placings. Ann enjoys movies, is a serious reader, and loves to dance. She currently has 2 cats, 2 dogs and three horses, all of which live with her. Contact Information:  520-349-3909   www.AnnMarieHoff.com
Beyond Riding Presenting Brian and Paula Bausch Clinic Title:  Getting UP to Speed!  for your first Show! Brian Bausch, 2016 World Champion Horseman and 6X World Champion takes his equine companions worldwide with the incomparable techniques he creates in “Beyond Riding”, utilizing his life experiences ranching, starting colts, Cowboy Church, Trick Riding Performances, Rodeo Competitions, equestrian demonstrations, seminars, and clinics. In 2005 Brian married his wife Paula, and the pair have partnered up in different aspects of the horse industry. Their shared love of horses is demonstrated with "Beyond Riding", informing and entertaining through their appearances in horse expos, training videos, and published monthly magazine articles.  Marked among their joint accomplishments include seeing their two young performing horses fly off with Cavalia in 2006, training Arabian stallions in the Middle East in 09, sharing multiple World and National Champion success in 2003, 2008, 09, 2010 and in 2016. Brian was the first horse act to appear on America’s Got Talent in 2011 and then the following year was the Reserve Champion (Project) Cowboy in Pomona, CA.  He was the Guest Celebrity Judge, and entertainer, appearing at AQYHA 2013 World Show in Oklahoma City. Brian has shown 3 year olds that he has started in the prestigious Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, NV as well as in AQHA Jr. Cowhorse competitions.  Brian has years invested in the youth of the industry since 1997, sharing a past of bronc riding, tie-down and team roping, coaching rodeo teams in Michigan and serving as Equestrian Director at Orme School of Arizona. Performance horses are Brian's addiction and he has the talent and skill to take a horse and develop their athletic ability to the maximum level.  Brian’s energy and athleticism, along with his keen sensitivity to the horse, continues to thrill and excite audiences in every arena. Contact Information:  Beyond@brianbausch.com  602-427-8356    BrianBausch.com
C.L. “Lee” Anderson, Living Historian, Horseman of the Old School Clinic Title:  Teaching Your Horse Basic Stable Manners Clinic Objective:  Clinician will teach what basic manners your horse should have. Lee Anderson and his race track rescued horse, Concho, have become well-known throughout Arizona through their cowboy living history presentations and horseman’s clinics. Lee is a highly skilled horseman with well over half a century of horse training experience and research. He has successfully trained horses for pleasure, reining, games, and trail. In 1965, as manager and trainer for Trefoil Farms in Wisconsin he showed the #2 Arabian Trail Horse in the nation at the Arabian National Finals. He has also successfully competed in 50 and 100 mile endurance rides.  His specialty, however, is training what is known as a “bridle horse” using the traditional methods of the 1800 Spanish Vaqueros. Not only is Lee an accomplished horse trainer he also authored the award winning book, “Developing the Art of Equine Communication”. Contact Information:  623.221.3804   CLAinAZ@aol.com
Jody Swink,  J&K Yearlings, Horse Trainer, Founder/Director Az. Horseman’s Challenge Clinic Title:  Putting a Foundation on a Horse Explained and Simplified Clinic Objective:  Jody will break down how to build a solid foundation in an easy and simple way. K.I.S.S… Keep It Slow and Simple.  This has always been Jody’s philosophy in training and fostering strong, connected relationships with our horse partners.  Although there is no one training method that works for all horses, he has found that moving slowly and offering simple, yet concise communication guarantees success, time and time again.  Jody trains horses at his facility as well as traveling the state of Arizona to assist others in training their horses.   Jody, however, has become more than just an effective horse trainer; he is the creator and founder of the Arizona Horseman’s Challenge, now in its sixth year.  Jody is one of the most innovative promoters in the Arizona horse event arenas today.  From the conception of the AZ Horseman’s Challenge, to its evolving into an actual barn-buster event, this exciting competition is rapidly becoming a hit for equestrian audiences throughout Arizona.  The event he created has also served to promote good horse trainers from the different regions of the state, while advocating good horsemanship, and offering the public the opportunity to enjoy everything equestrian in one location.    Contact Information:  602-330-4917 jswinknosweat@q.com       www.jodyswink.com
Tim Lawrence, Barefoot Horse Trimmer, Treadlightly Barefoot Equine Services Tim Lawrence and Ashley Wingert will be team teaching this clinic. Clinic Title: The Barefoot Performance Horse:  Booting and Beyond Clinic Objective:  Provide trimming, booting and management options for the health of the whole horse. Tim Lawrence has been trimming barefoot equines throughout northern Arizona since 2007.  His mentors are Kirt Lander, manufacturer of Renegade Hoofboots, and Dr. Tomas Teskey, DVM.  As an endurance rider, Tim has accumulated 2500 miles, a handful of wins and Best Condition awards, and several multi-day events. Last year, he and his mare Syndee Kate received the Decade Team Award, an award which honors horse and rider teams that compete in endurance together for ten years. His horses, Katee and Guinness, have met most of these milestones while wearing Renegade hoof boots. Tim believes that keeping horses barefoot is a major cornerstone of long-term health and performance, but acknowledges that maintenance of the barefoot horse requires careful, deliberate attention and planning, especially within the environmental constraints of modern horse-keeping. When Tim first created his business Treadlightly Barefoot Equine Services, he did so with his beloved first horse in mind. Once in a Blue Moon foundered and at the time Tim was unaware of barefoot management practices.  Given the right information and strategies, Blue would have been saved. Today, Tim is passionate about sharing his experience with barefoot equine management.  Contact Information:  Treadlightly   928-451-6342
Ashley Wingert, Renegade Hoof Boots Representative Ashley Wingert and Tim Lawrence will be team teaching this clinic Clinic Title:  The Barefoot Performance Horse: Booting and Beyond Clinic Objective:  Provide trimming, booting and management options for the health of the whole horse. Ashley Wingert has been using Renegade Hoof Boots for over a dozen years and has worked for the company for the past six years. She wears multiple hats within the company, from customer service, to boot fitting and troubleshooting, to social media and trade show coordination. She has been competing in endurance riding since 2005, tackling some of the toughest trails in Renegades. Contact Information:     888-817-4794      info@renegadehoofboots.com
Sherry Rowland, CESMT/CERT, Specialized in Saddle Fitting Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic:  Saddle Fitting: Your Horse-Your Saddle Clinic Objective:  Learn ways to recognize which saddles are best for your horse and how to become aware of when your horse is in pain.  Then Sherry will evaluate your horse and saddle. Bring your horse and saddle or all saddle choices with you. I will show you how each fit and determine which saddles fit the best and why. You will also learn what to watch for in your horse’s attitude and muscle reactions to the saddle. Hi, my name is Sherry Rowland. I am a CESMT/CERT. I am here to help answer some of those questions you have about what saddles are best for your horse’s body type. I have been aligning and working with horses for over 20 years. I grew up around horses and was that little girl who has always had a deep love for them. At a young age I could recognize where a horse had problems. Today I would like to help you see a little of what I see. So please join me and I will try and help you and in turn help your horse. Happy horse equals happy rider. Contact Information:   309-791-1197     sherrowland@live.com    Also on Facebook.

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Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

 2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Randy Helm, Program Manager, Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program, Arizona State Prison Clinic Title:  You and your horse, a winning partnership Clinic Objective: This clinic is designed to develop confidence in the rider and trust in the horse. Randy Helm has been training wild horses for over 20 years and is the supervisor of the wild horse inmate program at Florence State Prison in Florence Arizona. The prison has over 700 horses and provides training for the U.S. Border patrol, ranches, individuals and law enforcement agencies. Randy’s great grandfather was an Arizona pioneer settling in the Prescott area in the later 1800’s. He was raised in Cottonwood Arizona and graduated from Mingus Union High School.  After 4 years in the United States Air Force he became a police officer and undercover narcotics officer in Arlington Texas.  Randy graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University in Waxahachie Texas and served as a pastor for 30 years. In addition to the wild horse inmate program at Arizona State Prison, Randy travels extensively with his horse doing clinics and cowboy churches at rodeo’s and equestrian events. He provides demonstrations regularly for disabled youth, veterans and community functions on the subject of “Life’s Lessons from Horses” and is an annual speaker and clinician at Country Thunder in Arizona using a horse as an illustration. Randy and the prison inmate program have been featured in local and national news and documentaries including ABC, NBC, Fox news and USA Today. Contact Information:  Randy Helm – Program Manager Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program Arizona State Prison, Florence Az. 602-448-5019 
Rick Badousek, Downunder Horsemanship Method Ambassador Clinic Topic:  Horse Philosophy:  What makes a Horse Tick?   (Friday and Sunday clinic) Rick grew up on his family’s farm in Nebraska and was given his first horse when he was 6 years old. The day that Rick’s father handed the horse over to him set Rick on a lifelong quest to be the best horseman he could be. His passion for studying horsemanship led him to a three-day clinic Clinton was teaching in Buckeye, Arizona in 2001. “I loved his technique and ended up buying all of his tools and videos and started practicing the Method right away on my horses. The results were immediate,” Rick says. Rick’s dedication to the Method caught Clinton’s attention, and it wasn’t long before he asked Rick to join his road team, helping him put on clinics and tours around the country. Although Rick worked for the military fulltime, along with joining Clinton on the road, he also began training horses for the public and teaching lessons. “The Method works. When something works and it’s right, it’s easy to believe in it,” Rick says. When Rick retired from the military after 32 years of service, he decided to turn his passion for horses into a second career. “Clinton’s the best in the world at what he does, and I believe in the Method, so there was only one place to go to get the education and certification I wanted,” he says. As a Method Ambassador, Rick trains horses for the public and teaches lessons and clinics. “I enjoy helping people. If I can help others overcome problems they’re having with their horses, it makes me feel good at the end of the day,” Rick says. “The Method is easy to follow. By the time you finish the Fundamentals level, you have a safe, respectful horse. There’s nothing better than having confidence with your horse and enjoying the time you spend with him. Sharing that sense of accomplishment with others is rewarding.” Contact Information:  Rick Badousek  480-628-6710       Karen Badousek 480-980-6538     
Samantha Jepson, 2015 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Clinic Title:  Starting the Green Horse Clinic Objective:  Learn how to turn ground work into the first ride Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic:  Riding Engaged Clinic Objective:  Keep both horse and rider physically engaged and how to get the horse mentally engaged with the rider’s purpose. Samantha has dedicated her life to training, riding and teaching. Over the course of her life she has had opportunities to work in almost every discipline in the horse industry, and now has a vested interest in helping horses and riders to communicate and understand each other better.  As she says, it is the most satisfying reward to see the progress of these students! Specializing in starting colts and working with problem horses, Samantha has the back ground to put a solid foundation on any horse, and the ability to help any horse work through issues it may have.  She has completed multiple apprenticeships under world class trainers in working cow horse, cutting, reining, English and western pleasure.  Recently she has begun showing in Working Equitation and is very much enjoying how well it encompasses the training already used in her program for all the performance horses, for rodeo or show! She spent a number of years in the team roping arena and working on ranches, so she fully understands what is needed in a good working horse. Samantha loves teaching riding lessons, and she herself has spent her life learning. She has a wonderful way of teaching, from the ground up with a great deal of patience. With a down to earth way of explaining how to clearly ask your horse to accomplish what you are asking of it, her students learn quickly and advance their horsemanship skills to levels she never expected to see! Contact Info:  520-591-9950  Twobraidstraining@gmail.com    www.Twobraidstraining.webs.com
Teri Ann Tate, Certified Equine First Aid Instructor Clinic Title:  Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Clinic Objective:  Learn the 3 stages of a Disaster Evacuation as well as how to prepare before the unthinkable happens Teri Ann Tate has been working with animals since she was a teenager.  She realized growing up that animals gave unconditional love, something which she readily gave back!  Her first wish was to become a veterinarian but decided against it when she watched her Equine Vet do knee surgery on her horse.  Ouch!  She wasn't all that keen on the excising bone & everything else that went with it!  So, she became the next best thing--A Professional Pet Care Provider!  Well, for Teri Ann who is not just your average Professional Pet Care Provider.... Pet Care is just ONE of the amazing things this incredible lady does! Teri Ann is also a Certified Equine & Pet First Aid Instructor, offering 13 different training clinics in AZ, Southern California and Albuquerque.  Teri Ann is also a Wilderness EMT; Large Animal Rescue Tech II; and an Emergency Animal Medical Tech I.  She uses her skills daily. Contact Information:  602-579-1437    comfypetsofaz@gmail.com    www.AZEquineFirstAid.com
Thomas Clover, 2014 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge Champion Ride with the Experts Participation Clinic: Teaching Fundamental Body Control Clinic Objective: Teach your horse to move their individual parts (i.e. hind end, shoulders, ribs).  Open to those with experienced horses that want to brush up on foundation, or younger horses that people want to teach.  The clinic will help give people new tools for working with their horses.  Thomas was born and raised in Wyoming where he received his start with horses at a very young age.  Growing up around the lifestyle, he started working for his families’ backcountry outfitting business in high school and continued to do so through college.  After receiving a degree in wildlife ecology from Washington State University Thomas started learning to train horses and start colts professionally.  After several seasons he moved to Tucson Arizona to pursue more knowledge and the ability to train year around.  While in Tucson Thomas had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of horses involved in many different disciplines.  He focused on reined cow horse at Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch, but also worked with many other young/problem horses throughout the area.  In 2017 Thomas moved to Star Idaho to continue learning more about horsemanship and be closer to family.  He currently is pursuing a career in the reined cow horse industry working with Jeremy Meador Performance Horses, as well as working with all the young horses and babies from breeder Redtail Ranch.   Contact Information:  307-231-0126     tclover23@gmail.com
Susan Dyer, FeatherDance Equine Entertainment Clinic Title (Friday):  Grooming for the Show Ring Clinic Objective: Learn grooming tips and tricks to give your horse that WOW factor - in the show ring or out! Clinic Title (Saturday):  Developing a Lasting Bond with Your Horse Clinic Objective: Learn a different way of thinking that will bring you and your horse to a closer, trusting relationship Clinic Title (Sunday):  Overcoming Fear Clinic Objective: Learn to assess true safety and how to reduce your anxiety and fears of getting hurt with your horse Exhibition (Friday and Saturday):  Pas De Deux and Liberty A Lifelong Love is Born As is the case with many young girls, Susan Dyer was horse crazy from the time she could speak.  She had a natural way with horses and found it easy to interact with them.  She rode all disciplines, although most frequently she could be found riding bareback with a halter and lead rope.  In her most formative years, Susan spent her long summer days in the pasture interacting with her equine friends, learning the language they spoke. She developed a deep bond with them, learned from them, and developed a love and passion to last a lifetime. Sharing the Joy As Susan grew up, she noticed early on the affect her horses had on others when she shared them publicly.  So, she created FeatherDance Equine Entertainment and began to perform with her horses and share the joy of these beautiful creatures with as many people as possible.  It also became abundantly clear that as much as people enjoyed the beautiful and gentle nature of Susan’s horses, they were drawn to the close connection she shared with them.  Susan began conducting clinics and working with individuals and their horses to deepen their bond and create a trusting relationship.  It’s her goal to help others experience the same level of joy and connection that she’s developed through the years. Contact Information:   www.featherdance.org
Holly Shanahan, Horse Trainer/Owner-Lazy S Six Equine, Cornville, Arizona Clinic Title (Friday): Foal Foundation Clinic Objective:  Clinician will provide the tools from birth to establish a safe connection and solid foundation with your foal.  Clinic Title (Saturday):  Buying, Selling and Evaluating 101 Clinic Objective:  Clinician will cover documents, questions to ask and safe ways to get to know a new horse to determine if it is a good fit for the purchaser.  Holly is a fifth generation Arizonan from the Verde Valley.   She rode in her first parade at the age of 2 and has been deeply involved in the horse world since.  Holly’s passion began rehabilitating abused horses with her grandfather out of high school. She participates in clinics and events regularly in many disciplines to offer a wide variety of exposure for the horses she's working. She has developed a loyal following of clients who seek her out for confidence building, foal foundation, tune-up, behavioral problems and much more. Holly has found a niche for matching horses with riders. She is a strong believer in building a trusting relationship with the horse on the ground first. She incorporates natural horsemanship skills into her training as well as exposing horses to a variety of environments.  She believes “exposure is essential” and “if you don’t trust your horse they won't trust you”.  2007 B.S.B.A Marketing and Management Degree, Northern Arizona University 2009-2011 Camp Verde Gymkhana Association President 2012 Atlasta Home Horse Trainer Challenge Runner Up 2013-2016 Jay Begaye Productions Clinician 2014 Clinton Anderson Fundamentals Clinic Certification 2013-2015 Verde Valley Fair Arena Vice President and Marketing Coordinator 2015 Verde Valley Equine Festival Cowgirl Spirit Award Winner 2013-2017 Verde Valley Equine Festival Clinician Contact Information:  928-300-4132         Hollyshanahan@live.com  www.lazyS6equine.com
Beth Moon, Horse Trainer, JMB Oasis Ranch Clinic Title:  Common Sense Horsemanship in a One Size Fits All World Clinic Objective:  Learn how to tailor your training to your individual horse. 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
Rio Verde Roverettes Mounted Drill Team, Mounted Drill Exhibition The Rio Verde Roverettes is an all- women equestrian club and mounted drill team based in the Verde Valley. Their purpose is to promote good horsemanship, good sportsmanship, the Verde Valley, good health, and the western way of life. The Roverettes have performed in many rodeos, parades, and demonstrations throughout Arizona, and have received awards in mounted drill competitions. The Roverettes have also performed at fairs, civic functions, retirement homes, and other private enterprises. Every fall the Roverettes host an ALL-WOMEN TRAIL RIDE with approximately 100-125 riders. This catered ride brings food, fun, and cowgirls from all over the United States into the pine forests of Northern Arizona. For more information, please visit the Rio Verde Roverettes booth on Vendor Row. Contact Information:   www.Rioverderoverettes.com     Rioverderoverettes@yahoo.com
Susan Roach, DVM Clinic Title (Friday):  101 Veterinary Tips for Horse Owners Clinic Objective:  We will be integrating the whole picture of biosecurity, parasite control, vaccinations, nutrition, dental care, routine physical exams and barn management through simple tips that will save you money and keep your horse healthy. Clinic Title (Saturday):  Desert Dangers Parts 1 and 2 Clinic Objective:  Whether you live here year- round or are just visiting for the winter, come learn about trailering challenges, overheating/dehydration, cactus/poisonous plants, venomous pests, infectious diseases/parasites, thunderstorms/flash flooding/lightning strike, sand colic/enteroliths, horse thieves and more. Clinic Title (Sunday):  Colic Causes and Solutions Clinic Objective:  Take a quiz and find out your horse's specific risk factors for colic, then learn how to reduce your horse's chance of getting colic. Growing up in the heart of Illinois, Susan was an avid Pony Club member and horse showing enthusiast in several disciplines.  At the age of 35, after serving as a volunteer emergency medical technician, Susan decided on a second career in life and pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian.   Susan was a non-traditional student and the first person in her family to receive a college diploma. Dr. Roach received her bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University in 2002.  Her research work, focusing on infectious disease; specifically, Streptococcus equi, Clostridium difficile and West Nile Virus resulted in several published papers in major scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.  She then went on to vet school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, spending her clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduating in 2009, Dr. Roach pursued further training at Louisiana Center for Equine Reproduction.  Looking for warmer weather and a place to open her own practice, she settled in Mesa, Arizona along with her two cats, Miss Annabelle and Suzie.  Dr. Roach has been a licensed veterinarian in Arizona since 2011 and provides a variety of primary care and emergency ambulatory medicine for your equine patient. Dr. Roach is particularly interested in dentistry, the care of geriatric horses and metabolic disease in horses Contact information:       Susan Roach, DVM      (480) 266-0485       susanroachdvm@gmail.com
Travis Lyons, 2017 Az. Horseman’s Challenge Champion Clinic Title:  Where You Release is Where You Train Travis Lyons, 30, grew up in the Verde Valley and currently lives in Cornville, AZ. with his wife and three children.  A man of many talents; Travis grew up playing sports, hunting AZ Big Game species, active in the Mingus Union FFA program, and competing in rough stock and roping events in the Arizona Junior and High school rodeos. After graduating high school, Travis pursed further education at the American School of Equine Dentistry. Travis has spent countless hours training and learning from his mentors, developing his own method and strategies for breaking colts and working with problem horses. Travis never passes up the opportunity to be in the saddle, whether he is working on one of many ranches, competing in roping and rodeo events, packing horses in the mountains, or simply going on a family trail ride. Currently Travis works full time as a hunting guide, horse farrier, Equine Dental Technician, Curicyn Ambassador, trains and breaks working and performance horses, as well as gives horsemanship lessons. Travis is also the President of the Verde Valley Fair Arena Board where he donates his time to produce local rodeo events and promote youth involvement in rodeo. Travis first competed in the 2013 Arizona Horseman's Challenge and received Reserve Champion, and again in 2017 winning the Champion title. Travis is excited about the success and growth of the Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo thus far, and is looking forward to participating in this year’s event, and in future years to come.
Shelly Hall, Horse Trainer Clinic Topic:  Is my Horse Ready for the First Ride? Clinic Objective: Learn tips for evaluating if your horse is ready for it’s first ride. From my beginning I was around, under, and on top of horses. Good horses, mean horses, seemingly brainless horses, gaited horses, Arabs, quarter horses, Shetland ponies and others my mom would bring home from the sale barn, usually out of pity. I've started colts, rodeoed, ridden extreme trails in the Black Hills, ranched, made the NRCHA non-pro finals with a 3rd place finish and have taken my skills from hobby to necessity over that time. Mostly, I'm just finally recognizing that I'm the piece that needs changing to make the relationship with the horse under me more productive; and if there were a lineup of horsemen for these horses to pick, I'd want them to pick me. Contact Information:   701-928-0890   Hallperformancehorses@outlook.com
Bob Broyles, Horse Trainer Clinic Title (Friday):  Preparing your Horse for the Vet and Farrier Clinic Objective:  Learn ways to better prepare your horse for a positive experience with the vet and farrier. Clinic Title (Saturday):  Controlling the Energy of the Rider and Horse Clinic Objective:  Controlling your energy to get the results you are looking for in your horse. I consider myself a student of the horse.  I view the horse as a simple minded creature, and therefore I find success in simple, straight forward communication.  As humans, we have a knack for making things more complex and difficult than necessary.  Pair this trait with goal oriented people focused on the end result, rather than the process, and you have what can become a negative situation for a horse.  Keep it clear and simple.  With this being said, I stick to several old, but time tested adages for training horses, such as making the right thing easy, the wrong thing difficult, and asking a little, asking a lot, rewarding the slightest try, and he who makes the other move their feet is the leader.  I firmly believe every single occurrence between us and our horses is training, everything.  Horsemanship is a journey, and mine is ever growing.  In the last few years, I have twice been featured on the Horse Master with Julie Goodnight Show, attended the 2015 Road To The Horse event to support Chris Cox, competed in a few Extreme Mustang Makeovers, and competed in the 2016 Arizona Horseman’s Challenge colt starting event at the Verde Valley Equine Festival.  I have grown and learned a lot through these experiences.  One of the things that became apparent to me was the thirst for knowledge in helping to improve the relationship between horse and rider that so many people want.  I will be the first to say that I am not the best, or the most experienced.  However, I get all horses that I work with to think more and be less reactive minded. My influences are varied, and I don’t claim to follow a particular method.  Some of my major influences are Chris Cox, Julie Goodnight, Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Walter Zettl.  The truth is all good horsemen share a lot similarities, have a deep toolbox, and they do what is necessary in a given situation.  Horses are as unique as people, and I look for every opportunity to make it right by each horse.  I grew up on a farm in Oregon and had the values that come with this upbringing instilled in me at a young age.  From the late eighties through the early 2000’s, I pursued the sport of triathlon, working my way up to professional competition and a spot on the US National Triathlon Team.  Professionally, I have been involved in the management of many successful retail operations over the years.  I apply this same dedication and professionalism to the horses that I train.   Bob’s focus is primarily on mustangs, but he takes in other horses for training as well.   He regularly gentles mustangs and burros through the Mustang Heritage Foundation TIP training program.  Bob offers both horse training and rider lessons in the Tucson area.  His focus is on restoring relationships between the horse and rider.  He also provides clinics throughout Arizona. Contact Bob for help with your current or future horse. Contact Info:   Facebook:  Broyles Horsemanship     520-256-0668 bob@broyleshorsemanship.com          www.broyleshorsemanship.com
Cori Trout, Horse Trainer Clinic Title:  Is Your Horse Ready to Drive? Clinic Objective:  Learn the stages of preparation in driving training to ensure your horse understands all the demands of driving. 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 eight horses of various breeds that Cori uses in her program for both riding and driving lessons. Contact Information:    480-694-8396      cori@troutscorral.com
Jeremy Cluff, Horse Trainer J Diamond J Horse Training Clinic Title:  Ranch Mustangs:  Breaking the Stereotype Growing up ranching in Central Arizona, "Horse Tamer" Jeremy Cluff learned at a young age the value of a good horse. For 25 years he has been starting colts and fixing problem horses as his mother and grandfather did before him. He is co-owner, along with his fiancé Kelly, of J Diamond J Horse Training in Queen Creek, AZ.  Together they primarily train working ranch horses and tame wild Mustangs.  Along with the training they hold clinics and demos to educate people on the mind and understanding of horses, and to teach the versatility and capabilities of the American Mustang.  To date, more than 650 horses are successfully under saddle due to Jeremy's program.   Jeremy's competitive credits include the 2010 Project Cowboy in Fort Worth, TX, 2-time money winner at the Luv Shack Ranch Rescue Trainer's Challenge, 2 invitations to compete at the Arizona Horseman's Challenge, several 1st place wins at the EVSC Ranch Versatility shows, and a Top 10 at the 2016 Queen Creek Extreme Mustang Makeover. He is currently preparing to start a Mustang for the upcoming Player's Choice Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Fort Worth, TX this fall.  Along with being an accomplished horseman, Jeremy works in the film industry as an actor, stunt man and technical consultant for horse productions. His credits include documentaries, a television pilot, 2 feature films and a lead role in a Superbowl commercial. Contact Information:   602-770-2814       horse.tamer@ymail.com       www.jeremycluff.com
Rene Noriega, EquiStride Integrative Therapy Clinic Title (Friday): Topic: Muscle and Skeleton Working in Harmony Clinic Objective: Locate and Identify sore, injured or inhibited muscles that affect a horse’s attitude and ability to perform. Clinic Title (Saturday):  Topic: Whole Body Balance and Neurokinetic Effects Clinic Objective: Observe and palpate your horse to locate, identify and address issues that are out of/or in need of balancing in order to maximize the overall performance ability, health and quality of life for your horse. As an Equine Bodyworker for the last 15 years, I have attended a number of schools, seminars and certification courses to help keep me current and proficient in this line of work. I’ve worked on a myriad of horses, from the smallest pygmy mini to some of the largest draft and warmblood horses. My experience has afforded me the opportunity to work on horses from all walks of life.  From your retired “backyard” horse to some of the most elite competition horses in the Rodeo world to the Dressage and Hunter Jumper world. My work has taken me to numerous places throughout the United States and internationally throughout Latin America and Canada. My primary focus in working on your horse is in identifying the cause (source) of pain or discomfort and applying hands on techniques through Massage, Acupressure, Neurokinetic Applications, Range of Motion Exercises, Flexion and Mild Traction. Locating and addressing the pain allows for me to alleviate stress and pressure on the horse, thus restoring it back to its normal state of balance and performance ability.  Pain causes anxiety, anxiety causes a fight or flight response. And all of this causes issues in the horse’s willingness to perform the tasks you ask of it.  As a practitioner, my responsibility is to the horse, first and foremost and then naturally to the owner.  My training and experience give me the opportunity as a practitioner to give a horse the greatest opportunity to regain its confidence and to perform at its peak levels. One should keep in mind that when you notice changes that are not “normal” for your horse, such as attitude, performance and/or physical changes, then chances are good your horse will need some attention by a trained and certified professional. *Equine Massage Therapy (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Advanced Equine Massage Techniques (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Certified Equine Body Worker (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Equine Sports Medicine and Science (Cal Poly) Pomona, CA *Understanding Farrier Science & Current Trends (University of Pennsylvania-Bolton Center) Philadelphia, PA *Understanding Equine Dentistry and Balance in the Mouth (Equinology, Inc.) Petaluma, CA *Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine (Cal Poly) Pomona, CA *Clinical Reasoning for the Equine Health Care Professional (Dr. Kerry Ridgway) Petaluma, CA *Equine Dissection and Anatomy (Michigan State University) * Equine Biomechanics/Movement of the Horse (Michigan State University) *Equine Body Balance (Dr. Kerry Ridgway) Aiken, SC *Equine Saddle Fit (Dr. Kerry Ridgway) Aiken, SC *Equine Kinetic Tape Practitioner (Kinesio University) Albuquerque, NM *Myofascial Release and Cranio Sacral Mobilization (Ruth Mitchell- Golladay) Roanoke, VA *Equine Kinetic Tape Practitioner (Rock Tape) Sacramento, CA *Equine Neuro Kinetic Therapy (Dr. David Wienstock) San Rafael, CA ~Insured through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (Practitioner) ~Registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission ~Incorporated in the State of Arizona ~Tax ID and DUNS/SAM Registration Numbers available upon request Contact Information:  520-490-8125     e-mail: equistride@yahoo.com
Ann Marie Hoff, Artist, Animal Communicator, Intuitive Medium Clinic Title:  All Behavior Issues are Communication Issues Clinic Objective: Learn how communication with your horse can help solve behavioral issues. Ann Hoff comes from a working hog and dairy farm, in Northwestern Illinois, which raised out their calves, had plenty of cats and always a dog or two. When she was eight, she took the money she had made feeding crippled pigs and bought a horse. She has had horses ever since. As a child, she had numerous upper respiratory and sinus infections, missing more days of grade school than attending because of the illnesses. Ann lived with the threat of death always present, was isolated socially from friends and animals always played an important part in her life. Raised Presbyterian, she saw God in nature. Ann outgrew her illnesses as a teenager, only to struggle with upper back pain in her twenties (a survivor of nine car accidents and a horse fall that broke her scapula, she comes by her pain honestly). Being in the pharmaceutical industry, she went to numerous doctors that treated the pain with drugs. This worked well for many years, though the pain levels were steadily increasing. Then one day she was put on a combination of drugs which caused her to pass out while driving. THAT WAS A WAKE-UP CALL. It became obvious the drugs were band-aids, not a cure. Searching for a permanent change in her pain status, she became open to any and all methods of pain relief. This brought her to a workshop by Doreen Virtue on mediumship. Even though she had never done it before, Ann was one of the best intuitive mediums there. Six months later, she started hearing and working with spirit guides. Today, Ann takes minimal medication and controls her pain with spiritual housekeeping and cranial sacral massage. Ann has a double undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Studio Art from University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and a Master of Animal Science from the University of Arizona. Before becoming a medium she was a pharmaceutical rep specializing in launching new medical compounds. Ann has a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and ran a dojo with a partner for 14 years. She owns and shows paint horses, has two-reserve world championship, numerous state championships and top ten world placings. Ann enjoys movies, is a serious reader, and loves to dance. She currently has 2 cats, 2 dogs and three horses, all of which live with her. Contact Information:  520-349-3909   www.AnnMarieHoff.com
Beyond Riding Presenting Brian and Paula Bausch Clinic Title:  Getting UP to Speed!  for your first Show! Brian Bausch, 2016 World Champion Horseman and 6X World Champion takes his equine companions worldwide with the incomparable techniques he creates in “Beyond Riding”, utilizing his life experiences ranching, starting colts, Cowboy Church, Trick Riding Performances, Rodeo Competitions, equestrian demonstrations, seminars, and clinics. In 2005 Brian married his wife Paula, and the pair have partnered up in different aspects of the horse industry. Their shared love of horses is demonstrated with "Beyond Riding", informing and entertaining through their appearances in horse expos, training videos, and published monthly magazine articles.  Marked among their joint accomplishments include seeing their two young performing horses fly off with Cavalia in 2006, training Arabian stallions in the Middle East in 09, sharing multiple World and National Champion success in 2003, 2008, 09, 2010 and in 2016. Brian was the first horse act to appear on America’s Got Talent in 2011 and then the following year was the Reserve Champion (Project) Cowboy in Pomona, CA.  He was the Guest Celebrity Judge, and entertainer, appearing at AQYHA 2013 World Show in Oklahoma City. Brian has shown 3 year olds that he has started in the prestigious Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, NV as well as in AQHA Jr. Cowhorse competitions.  Brian has years invested in the youth of the industry since 1997, sharing a past of bronc riding, tie-down and team roping, coaching rodeo teams in Michigan and serving as Equestrian Director at Orme School of Arizona. Performance horses are Brian's addiction and he has the talent and skill to take a horse and develop their athletic ability to the maximum level.  Brian’s energy and athleticism, along with his keen sensitivity to the horse, continues to thrill and excite audiences in every arena. Contact Information:  Beyond@brianbausch.com  602-427-8356    BrianBausch.com
C.L. “Lee” Anderson, Living Historian, Horseman of the Old School Clinic Title:  Teaching Your Horse Basic Stable Manners Clinic Objective:  Clinician will teach what basic manners your horse should have. Lee Anderson and his race track rescued horse, Concho, have become well-known throughout Arizona through their cowboy living history presentations and horseman’s clinics. Lee is a highly skilled horseman with well over half a century of horse training experience and research. He has successfully trained horses for pleasure, reining, games, and trail. In 1965, as manager and trainer for Trefoil Farms in Wisconsin he showed the #2 Arabian Trail Horse in the nation at the Arabian National Finals. He has also successfully competed in 50 and 100 mile endurance rides.  His specialty, however, is training what is known as a “bridle horse” using the traditional methods of the 1800 Spanish Vaqueros. Not only is Lee an accomplished horse trainer he also authored the award winning book, “Developing the Art of Equine Communication”. Contact Information:  623.221.3804   CLAinAZ@aol.com
Jody Swink,  J&K Yearlings, Horse Trainer, Founder/Director Az. Horseman’s Challenge Clinic Title:  Putting a Foundation on a Horse Explained and Simplified Clinic Objective:  Jody will break down how to build a solid foundation in an easy and simple way. K.I.S.S… Keep It Slow and Simple.  This has always been Jody’s philosophy in training and fostering strong, connected relationships with our horse partners.  Although there is no one training method that works for all horses, he has found that moving slowly and offering simple, yet concise communication guarantees success, time and time again.  Jody trains horses at his facility as well as traveling the state of Arizona to assist others in training their horses.   Jody, however, has become more than just an effective horse trainer; he is the creator and founder of the Arizona Horseman’s Challenge, now in its sixth year.  Jody is one of the most innovative promoters in the Arizona horse event arenas today.  From the conception of the AZ Horseman’s Challenge, to its evolving into an actual barn-buster event, this exciting competition is rapidly becoming a hit for equestrian audiences throughout Arizona.  The event he created has also served to promote good horse trainers from the different regions of the state, while advocating good horsemanship, and offering the public the opportunity to enjoy everything equestrian in one location.    Contact Information:  602-330-4917 jswinknosweat@q.com       www.jodyswink.com
Tim Lawrence, Barefoot Horse Trimmer, Treadlightly Barefoot Equine Services Tim Lawrence and Ashley Wingert will be team teaching this clinic. Clinic Title: The Barefoot Performance Horse:  Booting and Beyond Clinic Objective:  Provide trimming, booting and management options for the health of the whole horse. Tim Lawrence has been trimming barefoot equines throughout northern Arizona since 2007.  His mentors are Kirt Lander, manufacturer of Renegade Hoofboots, and Dr. Tomas Teskey, DVM.  As an endurance rider, Tim has accumulated 2500 miles, a handful of wins and Best Condition awards, and several multi-day events. Last year, he and his mare Syndee Kate received the Decade Team Award, an award which honors horse and rider teams that compete in endurance together for ten years. His horses, Katee and Guinness, have met most of these milestones while wearing Renegade hoof boots. Tim believes that keeping horses barefoot is a major cornerstone of long- term health and performance, but acknowledges that maintenance of the barefoot horse requires careful, deliberate attention and planning, especially within the environmental constraints of modern horse-keeping. When Tim first created his business Treadlightly Barefoot Equine Services, he did so with his beloved first horse in mind. Once in a Blue Moon foundered and at the time Tim was unaware of barefoot management practices.  Given the right information and strategies, Blue would have been saved. Today, Tim is passionate about sharing his experience with barefoot equine management.  Contact Information:  Treadlightly   928- 451-6342
Ashley Wingert, Renegade Hoof Boots Representative Ashley Wingert and Tim Lawrence will be team teaching this clinic Clinic Title:  The Barefoot Performance Horse: Booting and Beyond Clinic Objective:  Provide trimming, booting and management options for the health of the whole horse. Ashley Wingert has been using Renegade Hoof Boots for over a dozen years and has worked for the company for the past six years. She wears multiple hats within the company, from customer service, to boot fitting and troubleshooting, to social media and trade show coordination. She has been competing in endurance riding since 2005, tackling some of the toughest trails in Renegades. Contact Information:     888-817-4794      info@renegadehoofboots.com
Sherry Rowland, CESMT/CERT, Specialized in Saddle Fitting Ride with the Expert Participation Clinic:  Saddle Fitting: Your Horse-Your Saddle Clinic Objective:  Learn ways to recognize which saddles are best for your horse and how to become aware of when your horse is in pain.  Then Sherry will evaluate your horse and saddle. Bring your horse and saddle or all saddle choices with you. I will show you how each fit and determine which saddles fit the best and why. You will also learn what to watch for in your horse’s attitude and muscle reactions to the saddle. Hi, my name is Sherry Rowland. I am a CESMT/CERT. I am here to help answer some of those questions you have about what saddles are best for your horse’s body type. I have been aligning and working with horses for over 20 years. I grew up around horses and was that little girl who has always had a deep love for them. At a young age I could recognize where a horse had problems. Today I would like to help you see a little of what I see. So please join me and I will try and help you and in turn help your horse. Happy horse equals happy rider. Contact Information:   309-791-1197     sherrowland@live.com    Also on Facebook.