Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2013
Clinicians and Speakers
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Julie Goodnight has more than a quarter-century of horse training experience. Her varied background ranges from dressage and jumping to racing, reining, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. She teaches "Classic Skills for a Natural Ride" and travels coast-to-coast and beyond to film her award-winning television show, Horse Master
, as well as to appear at horse expos, conferences and clinics. Her training and teaching techniques are frequent features of Horse & Rider, The Trail Rider and America's Horse. In 2008 she was named Equine Affaire's Exceptional Equestrian Educator--one of only three awards ever given. Visit juliegoodnight.com
Debbi Bibb, like many equine professionals, discovered her passion for horses as a child, yet she discovered her love for trail riding and teaching while working as a trail riding instructor at the National Girl Scout Center of the West in Wyoming. This lead her to Pikes Peak Outtfitter’s school, where she was one of the few women to graduate as a certified outfitter. She has also a certified trainer by John Lyons. As a professional clinician, Debbie is driven to help nurture the essential relationship between horse and rider as well as promote and improve trail riding. “I believe that trail-riding is the most diversely challenging and most under-rated talents in the equine industry,” says Bibb. Debbie has developed her own training program called “Building the horse of a lifetime.” She has also presented at a variety of horse expos, been featured in magazines including “Today’s Horse Journal”, and “Western horsemen” and appeared on The Horse TV Channel with her “Creating the ultimate trail horse” Demonstration.
Jonathan travels across North America appearing at expos and teaching students of all skill levels. Performing with several of his own horses of different breeds, Jonathan has a distinct talent for teaching people how to elevate their horsemanship and take their horses to higher levels of accomplishment – and he does it with humor and kindness. He continually explores the realm of equine psychology and is always developing innovative ways to improve on the horse/human relationship and how to teach that to others. Jonathan has also documented his horsemanship teachings in home study DVDs that have proven successful for horse people around the world.
A gifted clinician and teacher, Jonathan Field was presented the 2010 Readers Choice Award for Exceptional Equestrian by Canadian Horse Journals Magazine. Determined to be the best horseman he can be, he is also driven to share his knowledge.
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.
Charles Wilhelm is internationally known as America’s most respected horse trainer. His unique approach to horse training enables horse owners to train their own horses.
Charles is the creator of Ultimate Foundation Training; equine training techniques that combine the best of traditional, classical and natural horsemanship into a methodology that is applicable to every riding discipline. His extensive background of over thirty five years of training includes Dressage, Working Cow Horse, Reining, Western Pleasure and Trail class. He is one of the few clinicians of our time who is known for his superb skills in communicating and motivating people as well as his astounding natural abilities with the horse. He believes that “It’s Never, Ever the Horse’s Fault” and his training methods reflect that belief. Charles is one of the few trainers specializing in re-schooling horses with often-severe issues.
He performs clinics and demonstrations at national and regional venues. He has also been on radio programs with Jim Campbell and Rick Lamb. He has been a featured speaker at U.C. Davis Horse Days Symposium for four years and has been a winner of the Trainer's Challenge at the Mane Event.
His training facility in Castro Valley, California is among the top equine educational institutions in Northern California.
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.