Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
Clinicians and Speakers
For the previously held Expo's Clinician Schedule and Clinic Details
Click the links below to see the previously held Expo Speaker's List and their Bios:
Clinicians A to L and Clinicians M to Z
The announcer for the 2014 Expo was Wayne Williams of the radio and online TV show, "Speaking of Horses." Horse enthusiasts found him all weekend long in and around the Expo complex. Click on his picture above (or here) to watch a short promo of the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!
Mary Vanderloop, owner of Double Dutch Ranch, is known as “America's most recognized sidesaddle rider”. She has earned the titles of both World Champion (WSFI & USS) and International Champion (ISSO) Sidesaddle Rider. Mary travels the country doing Sidesaddle clinics, Sidesaddle demonstrations at horse fairs and parades. She is a Master Sidesaddle Riding Instructor (USS), teaching Western, Hunter and Beginning Jumping, Saddleseat style!
Mary almost never rides astride - so you will see her doing things sidesaddle that most people would never dream of. As a performing member of the Great Wild West Revue Society and the Wild West stunt show, known as Whips, Garters 'n' Guns Wild West Review, Mary never misses a chance to prove it can be done.
Mary has taught many Sidesaddle riders. Some perform with her Sidesaddle quadrille, known as the Elegant Equestriennes. You can see them perform at various horse fairs and Wild West shows. Better yet, have them at your next event!
Mary is also founder of United Sidesaddle Society, a worldwide club that is a hub for Sidesaddle information. You can visit USS at www.doubledutchranch.net.
Van Hargis has been called one of today's most versatile horsemen, a designation that reflects a lifetime devoted to learning-and communicating-the elements of superior horsemanship as applied in a variety of disciplines.
With relaxed humor, Van teaches practical horsemanship skills that audience members can take home and put to immediate use, using his interactions with the horse to emphasize the most fundamental lesson: the need for a solid foundation in horse training and in everyday life. From colt-starting clinics to ranch roping demonstrations, from lessons on fear, trust, and confidence to seminars on ranch horse versatility, Van tailors his presentations to the audience's needs and communicates his practical methods and messages in a way that lets each participant leave the event entertained, educated, and inspired.
Larry Whitesell & Jennifer Bauer
Larry has been training gaited horses for over 30 years. He was very successful in the show ring and was 2002 trainer of the year. He taught high school and coached for 12 years.
Learning under classical masters, Jennifer and Larry have not only improved their training and riding skills immensely, but in the process have learned how to enhance the natural gaits of any horse. Horses genetically bred to have a 4 beat gait sometimes need help when carrying a rider to bring out the gait. We don't want to force gait but develop a posture that works for the horse biomechanically to gait without loosing relaxation. When taught to gait, with the horse's welfare in mind, we get a horse that willingly and responsively submits to the riders aids.
Larry and Jennifer each do clinics all over the US, Canada, Europe, and South America. Please visit their websites at www.whitesellgaitedhorsemanship.com and www.gaitedhorsemanship.com.