HORSEMANSHIP 1: RESPECT & OBEDIENCE – MATT AND STACIE ZIMMERMAN
Build a solid foundation and (re)establish trust and fun in your relationship with your horse. With a focus on safety and communication, riders of all levels will benefit from this clinic.
HORSEMANSHIP 2: TECHNICAL MANEUVERS – MATT AND STACIE ZIMMERMAN
There are several maneuvers that each rider should have in his or her toolkit, such as a solid stop, a smooth side-pass, an effortless lead change, and more! This clinic is for anyone looking to develop or improve their cues and execution of some of these exercises. Participation in Horsemanship 1 is strongly encouraged but not required.
Matt and Stacie Zimmerman have competed and placed in almost 30 Extreme Mustang Makeovers and come all the way from Caldwell, ID for the Kick It Up! Expo.
COWBOY DRESSAGE – DALE RUMENS-PARTEE
Dale Rumens-Partee is well known in her field as an expert and is here to help take you to the next level (even if it’s the first level!) in Cowboy Dressage. Combining the best of both worlds, traditional western and classical dressage, Dale brings a wealth of experience teaching the art of Cowboy Dressage.
MOUNTAIN TRAIL – JEAN CHANEY
A well-rounded horse is one who can transition out of the arena and onto open trail. Learn how to effectively navigate mountain trail obstacles with Jean Chaney. This clinic may also help prepare participating riders for TRAILathalon.
Clinician and equestrian Jean Chaney has been intimately involved with horses for 41 years and has taught hundreds of people the art of horsemanship. She’s Level 4 Parelli certified and focuses on the physical and mental connection between horse and rider.
EVENTING DEMO – TODD TREWIN
WSHP President and former Olympian Todd Trewin demonstrates the basics of Three-Day Eventing, a sport that consists of the disciplines of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. If you’ve ever wondered about Eventing, you must see this fast-paced demo in the cross country course!
RANCH RIDING 1: THE BASICS – SUE SULTZE
Ranch Riding is one of the fastest growing disciplines and simulates a working ranch horse in an arena setting. Transitions. Versatility. Movement. All fundamental to Ranch Riding, and Sue Sultze will educate participants on the basics.
RANCH RIDING 2: ADVANCING YOUR SKILLS – SUE SULTZE
Sue will take your Ranch Riding Skills to the next level in this clinic. Participation in “The Basics” or equivalent strongly encouraged.
World Champion, AQHA Recognized Professional Horseman and Working Cow Horse expert, Sue Sultze believes training is all about making the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult. “You have to understand how a horse thinks to train him effectively, and a lot of people miss that.”
UNDERSTANDING THE SHOW-RING TRAIL CLASS – DEB WITTY
Learn the ins and outs of the Show-Ring Trail Class in this clinic where Deb will teach you how to move through a Show-Ring Trail pattern with ease and high scores. This clinic may also help prepare participating riders for the TRAILathalon.
Deb Witty is a deeply experienced Arabian, NRHA & NRHCA judge and competitor, and has judged since 1991 with events including the NRHA Futurity and Derby.
A third-generation horse trainer, Deb Witty combines a racetrack knowledge base of conditioning and nutrition with a show horse outlook on training and presentation. Specializing in Arabian and 1/2 Arabian performance futurity horses and helping an occasional amateur, Deb Witty focuses on foundational training in young horses that will lead to a long and successful performance career.