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Schedule

FRIDAY, March 24 – SUNDAY, March 26, 2017

Event Hours:

Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday March 24th

Friday March 24th 2017

Showing All
Ada Caruthers
American Endurance Ride Conference
Ann Mary Bettenson
Brad Jarvis
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Dawn Cooper
Dr. Allison Faber
Brock Griffith
Central Virginia Agility Club
Cornerstone Horsemanship (Charles & Michele Pellham)
Dr. Scott Pleasant
Dr. Scott Pleasant & Mr. Travis Burns
El Tesoro Paso Fino Farm
Equine Trail Sports
ETS
Forrest Lee
Glenn Moody
Grady & Judy Duncan
Guy McLean
Hillary Stark
Horse Hippie
JRDA
Kenny David
Kenny Davis
Lisa Beckwith
Mark V. Crisman DVMMSDiplomate ACVIM
Mary Howell
Mr. Cliff Williamson American Horse Council
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Parelli
Richard Shrake
Richmond Mounted Police
Robert Eversole
Ron McLoughlin
Steuart Pittman
Sonny Garguilo
Sue Ott
The James River Driving Association
Travis Burns
Virginia Equine
Virginia Horseshoers Association
Woodside
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
FB&TC Pavilion
FB&TC Pavilion
Cutting Horse Demo
11:00 - 11:50
Grady & Judy Duncan
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
Back 40 will give an overview of the principles of cutting. They will demonstrate proper positioning and how to read the herd.
Clinician: Grady & Judy Duncan
Grady and Judy and Duncan have been raising and showing cutting horses since 1966 and have won a combined total of $850k in prize money. Between them, they have won numerous events and area awards including champion at the quarter horse Congress 15 times. Married 46 years and located in Millwood Virginia they're cutting horse operation is called back 40 cutting horses. Grady specializes in non-pro and amateur riders and always has horses for sale.

Colt Starting Demo
12:00 - 12:50
Guy McLean
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

RSNC Ranch Sorting Demo
13:00 - 13:50
Forrest and Jennifer Lee
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
RSNC Ranch Sorting Demo
Clinician: Forrest and Jennifer Lee
Forrest and Jennifer Lee will introduce you to the sport of ranch sorting. Ranch sorting is a timed cow event where horse and rider must systematically move numbered cattle from one area to another, a unique and fast paced test of horsemanship and cattle knowledge.
Website
Coming Soon

Advanced Horsemanship Demo
14:00 - 14:50
Guy McLean
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Advanced Horsemanship Demo
Clinitian: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Cutting Horse Demo
15:00 - 15:50
Grady & Judy Duncan
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
Back 40 will give an overview of the principles of cutting. They will demonstrate proper positioning and how to read the herd.
Clinician: Grady & Judy Duncan
Grady and Judy and Duncan have been raising and showing cutting horses since 1966 and have won a combined total of $850k in prize money. Between them, they have won numerous events and area awards including champion at the quarter horse Congress 15 times. Married 46 years and located in Millwood Virginia they're cutting horse operation is called back 40 cutting horses. Grady specializes in non-pro and amateur riders and always has horses for sale.

RSNC Ranch Sorting Demo
16:00 - 17:00
Forrest & Jennifer Lee
Time
16:00 - 17:00
Event Description
RSNC Ranch Sorting Demo
Clinician: Forrest & Jennifer Lee
Jennifer was the 2016 Ranch Sorting National Championship High Point World Champion in her Division and Forrest was Reserve. They have both won championships at Quarter Horse Congress, as well as, regional and state competitions. They will provide you will all the knowledge and information you will need to get started Ranch Sorting.

Parade of Breeds Featuring Guy McLean
17:30 - 19:00
Guy McLean
Time
17:30 - 19:00
Event Description
As a two time World Champion Colt starter, Official Ambassador of the Australian Stock Horse, and international Entertainer at events across the world, Guy and his team will put on a show, not to be missed, for old and young alike. The show will take on a True Australian feel, as Guy and his team take you to the Outback of the land they love, and the audience will experience all that it means to be a 'True Australian Stockman' and a 'Horseman' who's life is dedicated to these wonderful creatures who he loves so dearly.
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Ring 1
Ring 1
Richmond Mounted Police
11:00 - 11:20
Time
11:00 - 11:20
Event Description
Mounted Demo
Richmond Mounted Police
Richmonders and visitors alike have seen and admired the city’s mounted officers for as long as they can remember. The Richmond Mounted Squad is the oldest police unit of its kind in the Commonwealth. As early as 1894, “outriders” patrolled the outskirts of the city. Over the years the Mounted Squad had changed in size, numbering as many as 35 horses in the 1940’s.

Dressage for Ex-Racehorses
11:30 - 12:20
Steuart Pittman
Time
11:30 - 12:20
Event Description
Steuart Pittman from Retired Racehorse Project will demonstrate how the dressage training pyramid applies to the retraining of a racehorse for any discipline. Rhythm, looseness, connection, straightness, impulsion, and collection are simple concepts that can guide the transition from a flat gallop to the balance and communication we seek in our riding horses.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Richmond Mounted Police
12:30 - 12:50
Time
12:30 - 12:50
Event Description
Mounted Demo
Richmond Mounted Police
Richmonders and visitors alike have seen and admired the city’s mounted officers for as long as they can remember. The Richmond Mounted Squad is the oldest police unit of its kind in the Commonwealth. As early as 1894, “outriders” patrolled the outskirts of the city. Over the years the Mounted Squad had changed in size, numbering as many as 35 horses in the 1940’s.

Dressage Demo
13:00 - 13:50
Sue Ott
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Dressage Demo: The principals of riding and how they apply to the horse to encourage correct training through the levels.
Clinician: Sue Ott
"Sue" is dedicated to improving the communication skills between horses and riders through "the basic principals of riding" She has successfully competed in USDF shows from Training levels and the FEI levels in many different regions across the U.S and has achieved many championships throughout her 30 years of experience. She is a certified clinic instructor from the reputable Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Her specialty is starting young horses correctly. "The most important fact that I have learned about training all breeds of horses is that the trainer must be sensitive to when the horse is ready to give what is being asked. Sue has been a trainer for Tempel Lipizzan and part of the trainers staff at Proud Meadows for the stallion performance testing for 6 years and has attained and shared her knowledge with many accountable facilities.

Cornerstone Horsmanship Fine Tuning Your Trail Challenge/Competitive Trail Horse Demo
14:00 - 15:00
Cornerstone Horsemanship
Time
14:00 - 15:00
Event Description
Understanding the importance of a good handle on your competitive trail horse. Learn smooth, efficient approach & execution of obstacles to maximize your scores.
Clinician: Cornerstone Horsemanship (Charles & Michele Pellham)
Charles and Michele Pellham established Cornerstone Horsemanship with the goal of giving young horses a solid start under saddle, teaching horsemanship to riders of all disciplines and incorporating horsemanship methods into the show world. The Pellhams have more than 35 years of combined experience. Horses and students who have participated in the Cornerstone Program have won local, state and national championships in a wide variety of events including hunter/jumper, dressage, reining, ranch pleasure, roping, cutting, Western pleasure, stock horse and working ranch horse.

Performance Trail Challenge Competition
15:00 - 17:00
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
Time
15:00 - 17:00
Event Description
The Performance Trail Challenge is intended to reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a working horse in the task of performing a designated pattern. The Performance Trail Challenge will test the horse and rider's partnership and abilities while engaging obstacles and performing required maneuvers. Learn More.
Performance Trail Challenge Competition

Ring 4
Ring 4
Smooth Gaiting Demo
11:00 - 11:50
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
Smooth Gaiting: What it Means, How To Achieve It, and How To Maintain It
Clinician: Nicole Carswell Tolle

Nicole Carswell Tolle has been a professional in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for 27 years, and has trained numerous International and World Champions. She currently resides in Fountain, Colorado with her husband Tracy, where they farm 900 acres of hay and raise Tennessee Walking Horses.

Nicole’s passion is training the Tennessee Walking Horse and teaching the art of riding and how rider effectiveness applies to horse training. She is a strong advocate for youth as they are the foundation of tomorrow. She also strongly encourages adult riders to achieve their greatest potential regardless of age.

Brock Griffith Horsemanship
12:00 - 12:50
Brock Griffith
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Brock Griffith Horsemanship
Clinician: Brock Griffith
Brock Griffith has extensive experience in the horse industry. He has won six colt starting competitions since 2008 and has successfully helped many horse and riders achieve their dreams of better communication. Fifteen years ago Brock traded a bull riding career to pursue his dream of working with horses and now concentrates on natural horsemanship. His philosophy is that communication, not domination, develop a well-trained horse.

The Basic Handle of a Stock-Seat Horse
13:00 - 13:50
Ron McLoughlin
Time
Event Description
The movements and footwork of ranch, trail, reining, penning and cutting horses, demonstrated by the professional riders of the Classical Stock Seat School of Arizona.
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

Intro to Western Dressage
14:00 - 14:50
Hillary Stark
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
We will introduce Western Dressage; where it came from, the gaits that are used, the tack and movements required. During this clinic it will also be discussed how western dressage is the building blocks to multiple disciplines.
Clinician: Hillary Stark
Hillary Stark is dedicated to helping horses and their riders to succeed both in and out of the show ring. She works with both horse and rider to improve understanding of each and instills confidence in the pair. When western dressage was added to the list of recognized disciplines by USEF, she found a way to combine her love of the western traditions with classical training.

Developing a Good Seat Clinic
15:00 - 16:30
Ron McLoughlin
Time
15:00 - 16:30
Event Description
Come ride with us. Bring your horse and get hands on instruction for you and your horse with Ron McLoughlin and the instructors of C.S.S.S.A. Each clinic session is an active and fun situation with focus on the rider. Improve your seat (balance), work on lateral control, balanced stops, and hind end maneuvers to make your horse more responsive and light. We will evaluate you and your horse, and give helpful tips for your progress.
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

VHIB Arena
VHIB Arena
How to Pick a Truck & Trailer
11:00 - 11:50
Donna Martin
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
Clinician: Donna Martin
Donna Martin, MBA University of Pittsburgh, spent 15 years in the mortgage banking business and 13 years appraising residential real estate. Donna’s business background contributes to her ability to manage the corporation and our Sales Department. A lifetime showing and foxhunting and pulling horse trailers gives her extensive knowledge about what horse owners want and need in a trailer.

Building Trust from the Ground Up
12:00 - 12:50
Sonny Garguilo
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Understanding how trust is earned on the ground and in the saddle.
Clinician: Sonny Garguilo
Natural Horseman Sonny Garguilo is renowned for his work with troubled horses and humans for almost 20 years. His ability to understand herd dynamics and his consideration for the horse has made him one of the most sought-after equine problem solvers. Sonny has been a featured clinician at some of the largest expos, such as Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo and The Mane Event. Sonny was recently chosen to represent the United States in an international colt starting competition. He also is the author of "Sonnyism's: the Horse Lover's Guide to Common Sense," and was the host of "Horsin' Around Naturally," the No. 1 radio horse talk show.

The Versatile Paso Fino
13:00 - 13:50
El Tesoro Paso Fino Farm
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
The Versital Paso
Clinician El Tesoro Paso Fino Farm
Bio

Ground Work for Showmanship
14:00 - 14:50
Richard Shrake
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Ground Work for Showmanship
Resistance Free methods training: how to totally control a horse through the horse's mind and your body movement. Be introduced to different drills and exercises that use the horse's natural instincts.
Clinician: Richard Shake
Richard Shrake is an educator, not an entertainer. He has been an icon in the horse industry for over 40 years. His career is so extensive in every walk of the horse industry that his knowledge is undeniable. His talent to pass this on the all horse people is a gift that he shares with all who want to learn. His teaching techniques are to instill confidence, patience, knowledge and a complete step-by-step with horse and rider to accomplish their goals, whatever they might be.

Why Minis
15:00 - 15:50
Lisa Beckwith
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
Join us for a look at the versatile miniature horse! From demonstrations of the many disciplines of minis to health and ownership information as well as mini specific resources this session will prepare you to own, care for, show and love your miniature horse!
Clinician: Lisa Beckwith
Lisa Beckwith is from Hanover, Virginia and has been a lifelong lover of anything horse related. Lisa has experience in many disciplines including dressage, hunters, western, driving and minis. She Grew up in 4-H and continues to serve in 4-H as the leader of the Caroline Triple Crown Equine Club. Lisa is honored to have received many awards from the Open Horse Show Association of America including 2012 & 2013 national dressage champion, 2013 & 2016 national stallion handler champion, 2014 national yearling handler champion, 2014, 2015, 2016 OHSA Top Ten Driver. Lisa has also been awarded the VMHC 2011 Best Braider as well as Best Turned Out Driving Horse in 2014. Lisa is also a certified judge with the Open Horse Show Association, North Carolina State University, and Pennsylvania State University.

Selecting a Racehorse for Riding
16:00 - 16:50
Steuart Pittman
Time
16:00 - 16:50
Event Description
Steuart Pittman from Retired Racehorse Project will describe the process of shopping for and evaluating a Thoroughbred racehorse as a prospect for riding. He will cover soundness, conformation, temperament, movement, and how to get the information you need about the horse’s history.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Chiropractic & Acupunture
17:00 - 17:50
Ada Caruthers
Time
17:00 - 17:50
Event Description
Chiropractic & Accupunture
Clinician: Ada Caruthers
Dr. Ada Caruthers graduated with honors from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She completed an internship in ambulatory medicine, equine surgery and racetrack practice at New Jersey Equine Clinic. After three years of equine field experience, Dr. Caruthers formed Oaklawn Veterinary Clinic that was renamed Newmarket Veterinary Clinic. In 2010, Dr. Caruthers bought Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic (REVC) and has now merged Newmarket Veterinary Clinic with REVC to provide a wider geographic range of service.
Website

Best Exercises Demo
18:00 - 18:50
Kenny Davis
Time
18:00 - 18:50
Event Description
Best Exercises Demo
Clinician: Kenny Davis
Kenny Davis has been teaching horsemanship, and starting, working and training horses and their riders for more than 10 years. He is unique in that he teaches from a variety of disciplines – from Western pleasure to English equitation. He also believes in the significance of training horses and riders together, rather than separately. Influenced by master horsemen Ray Hunt and John Lyons, Kenny holds monthly clinics at Shokota' Equestrian in Powhatan County on topics such as despooking, tools in the toolbox and more.
Website

VHCF Classroom
VHCF Classroom
Understanding & Using Bits
11:10 - 12:00
Ron McLoughlin
Time
11:10 - 12:00
Event Description
Understanding & Using Bits
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

ABC's of Trail Riding
12:10 - 13:00
Robert Eversole
Time
12:10 - 13:00
Event Description
A primer of why and how for trail riders using the alphabet as our launching point.
Clinician: Robert Eversole

Robert Eversole "The TrailMeister"- Owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www.TrailMeister.com.

Robert founded www.TrailMeister.com when he found that accurate trail information wasn't easily available for trail riders and horse campers. 11 years later, www.TrailMeister.com is the largest guide to horse riding and camping areas in the world; with free trail and trailhead information, trail maps, and much more to help outdoor enthusiasts experience the joys of trail riding.

Active in the equine community, Robert is a PATH intl. Registered Instructor with over a decade of experience helping individuals with special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities

Horse Rider Yoga
13:10 - 14:00
Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Time
13:10 - 14:00
Event Description
How Yoga Can Improve Your Riding: This presentation features 12 simple yoga postures that can change the way you ride! Demonstrated in a seated, standing and mounted position. Perfect for beginners to yoga.
Clinician: Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Laura is the founder of Horse Hippie and The Equine Nutrition Nerd, companies with a focus on the ultimate health of the rider, the horse and our planet. She lives a holistic, natural lifestyle and teaches others to do this with their horses through nutrition and care, and for themselves through meditation and yoga. Combining her lifestyle with her interest in the environment she obtained a Master's of Environmental Science with a focus on the equine sector. As the Horse Hippie, she helps horse owners use eco-friendly practices in their horse and farm care through her blog, Eco-Equine.

Common Equine Emergencies
14:10 - 15:00
Dr. Mallan Willis
Time
14:10 - 15:00
Event Description
Join Dr. Willis and Dr. Brown of Woodside Equine Clinic for a look into common equine emergencies outside of colic.
Clinician: Dr. Mallan Willis

Dr. Mallan Willis graduated from the Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and tailored her studies specifically on equine medicine. Dr. Willis joined the Woodside team as an intern in June 2016 to enhance her medical skills further. Her professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, and sports medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Willis enjoys running and hiking with her dog Zoe. On weekends off, she travels back to her farm in Maryland to spend time with her horse Sassy. She is an avid musician who enjoys playing classical music on her clarinet whenever time allows. Dr. Willis's favorite free-time activity is taking on life's adventures with her fiance, Jordan.

Insights to Endurance Riding
15:10 - 16:00
Mary Howell
Time
15:10 - 16:00
Event Description
Mary Howell Insights Experienced members of the American Endurance Ride Conference and Old Dominion Endurance Rides will share 10 insights that benefit you & your mount for however far or fast you may wish to go!
Clinitian: Mary Howell
Mary's been an AERC and Old Dominion Endurance Rides member since 1999, she has nearly 8,000 miles of competition including the Old Dominion One-Day 100 mile ride and Western States 100 (Tevis). She also presently serves as an AERC board member and as Membership Committee Chair.

Working the Wild Horse
16:10 - 17:00
Sonny Garguilo
Time
16:10 - 17:00
Event Description
100 days with a wild Mustang.
Clinician: Sonny Garguilo
Natural Horseman Sonny Garguilo is renowned for his work with troubled horses and humans for almost 20 years. His ability to understand herd dynamics and his consideration for the horse has made him one of the most sought-after equine problem solvers. Sonny has been a featured clinician at some of the largest expos, such as Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo and The Mane Event. Sonny was recently chosen to represent the United States in an international colt starting competition. He also is the author of "Sonnyism's: the Horse Lover's Guide to Common Sense," and was the host of "Horsin' Around Naturally," the No. 1 radio horse talk show.

Hay Talk
17:10 - 18:00
Brad Jarvis
Time
17:10 - 18:00
Event Description
Hay Talk
Clinician: Brad Jarvis
Bio: Brad Jarvis is the Crop and Soil Science Extension Agent for Virginia Cooperative Extension in Madison County. He received his degrees in Animal Science and Extension Education from Virginia Tech in 1987. During his 28 years in Extension, he has developed educational programs in soil quality, pasture management, forage nutrient management planning and hay production. In 2010, he organized the Northern Piedmont Hay Showcase to teach forage producers to grow horse quality hay and train horse owners on selecting quality hay.

Horse Camping 101
18:10 - 19:00
Robert Eversole
Time
18:10 - 19:00
Event Description
Learn the main considerations when preparing for your first horse camping adventure.
Clinician: Robert Eversole

Robert Eversole "The TrailMeister"- Owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www.TrailMeister.com.

Robert founded www.TrailMeister.com when he found that accurate trail information wasn't easily available for trail riders and horse campers. 11 years later, www.TrailMeister.com is the largest guide to horse riding and camping areas in the world; with free trail and trailhead information, trail maps, and much more to help outdoor enthusiasts experience the joys of trail riding.

Active in the equine community, Robert is a PATH intl. Registered Instructor with over a decade of experience helping individuals with special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities

Ring 2
Ring 2
Timing/Feeling & Balance Clinic
11:00 - 12:00
Kenny Davis
Time
11:00 - 12:00
Event Description
Timing/Feeling & Balance Clinic
Clinician: Kenny Davis
Kenny Davis has been teaching horsemanship, and starting, working and training horses and their riders for more than 10 years. He is unique in that he teaches from a variety of disciplines – from Western pleasure to English equitation. He also believes in the significance of training horses and riders together, rather than separately. Influenced by master horsemen Ray Hunt and John Lyons, Kenny holds monthly clinics at Shokota' Equestrian in Powhatan County on topics such as despooking, tools in the toolbox and more.
Website

Draft Horse Versatility
14:00 - 15:00
Draft Horse Educational Foundation
Time
Event Description
Experience the different breeds of draft horses and see demonstrations of their different disciplines, like riding, pulling a cart, pulling a wagon, pole bending, etc. Learn of their heritage and what makes this breed so versatile.
Clinician: Melissa Wade
Melissa Wade, founder of the Draft Horse Education Foundation, and serving as Executive Director, co-owns Royal Knight Shires and has been breeding the magnificent Shire Draft Horse with her husband for over 10 years. Both her and her husband have been participating and helping conduct clinics at all of the past VA Horse Festivals and have been managing the draft horse show and pull for the State Fair of Virginia for the past four years. They train their horses and also teach others about draft horses and learning how to drive. They use their Shires for some farm work, take to shows, as well as use them for demonstrations and clinics. Melissa served as past President to the Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association for the past four years.

Friday March 24th 2017

Saturday March 25th

Saturday March 25th 2017

Showing All
Ada Caruthers
American Endurance Ride Conference
Ann Mary Bettenson
Brad Jarvis
Brock Griffith
Central Virginia Agility Club
Cornerstone Horsemanship (Charles & Michele Pellham)
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Dawn Cooper
Dr. Allison Faber
Dr. Scott Pleasant
Dr. Scott Pleasant & Mr. Travis Burns
El Tesoro Paso Fino Farm
ETS
Equine Trail Sports
Forrest Lee
Glenn Moody
Grady & Judy Duncan
Guy McLean
Hillary Stark
Horse Hippie
JRDA
Kenny David
Kenny Davis
Lisa Beckwith
Mark V. Crisman DVMMSDiplomate ACVIM
Mary Howell
Mr. Cliff Williamson American Horse Council
Mr. Travis Burns
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Parelli
Richard Shrake
Richmond Mounted Police
Robert Eversole
Ron McLoughlin
Sonny Garguilo
Steuart Pittman
Sue Ott
The James River Driving Association
Virginia Equine
Virginia Horseshoers Association
Woodside
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FB&TC Pavilion
FB&TC Pavilion
4-H Horse Judging
10:00 - 11:50
4-H Horse Judging
Time
10:00 - 11:50
Event Description
4-H Horse Judging
Clinician: 4-H Horse Judging

Colt Starting Demo
12:00 - 12:50
Guy McLean
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Colt Starting Demo
12:00 - 12:50
Guy McLean
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Coming Soon!
Website

How to Prepare to Give You and Your Horse Your Best Shot at Success in the Show Ring
13:00 - 13:50
Sonya Crampton
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Learn exercises for right before a show and in the warm up to prepare for course work. Break down the mechanics of riding a course and build towards a winning round. Each of the three sessions will build off the previous one.
Clinician: Sonya Crampton
Sonya Crampton has competed in three-day events at the CCI**** level, jumper events at the Grand Prix level and is an accomplished hunter competitor and trainer. She was Long and Short listed for the Canadian 3DE Team for nine years. Throughout her career, from her years as a junior onwards, she has also been involved in producing high quality hunters and jumpers that she has shown in such prestigious shows such as Spruce Meadows, the Winter Equestrian Festival and the HITS circuits. Her students have competed from the beginner levels all the way up to the CCI*** level, been part of the NAYRC 2007 CCI** gold medal team, and shown successfully in the jumpers, equitation, medals, hunters, and dressage.

Thoroughbred Makeover Rematch
14:00 - 14:50
Steuart Pittman
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Top-placed horses from the 2016 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover will demonstrate the skills that they developed in preparation for the ten-discipline competition in Kentucky. Each will perform and the crowd will select a winner. The purse for this rematch is $1,000.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Measuring a Horse’s Trainable Attitude & Athletic Ability
15:00 - 15:50
Richard Shrake
Event Description
Richard will work with riders and horses to determine their horse’s natural and bred capabilities. He will analyze the rider and horse and show how to use athletic measurements to determine the horses's ability.
Clinician: Richard Shrake
Richard Shrake is an educator, not an entertainer. He has been an icon in the horse industry for over 40 years. His career is so extensive in every walk of the horse industry that his knowledge is undeniable. His talent to pass this on the all horse people is a gift that he shares with all who want to learn. His teaching techniques are to instill confidence, patience, knowledge and a complete step-by-step with horse and rider to accomplish their goals, whatever they might be.

Putting Fences Together
16:00 - 17:30
Stephen Bradley
Time
16:00 - 17:30
Event Description
Course work puts together individual fences, and focuses on riding turns and related lines while maintaining a good rhythm.
Clinician Name
Stephen is not just a competitor; he brings a wealth of horsemanship to his students and his team, and shares his expertise teaching all over the country. Currently, Stephen trains out of the historic Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia. He has a well-versed team of equestrians working with him to care for his 15+ horses, ranging from young off-the-track Thoroughbreds to international competitors. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses' health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses reach their full potential.

4 Horse performance
18:00 - 19:00
Guy McLean
Time
18:00 - 19:00
Event Description
As a two time World Champion Colt starter, Official Ambassador of the Australian Stock Horse, and international Entertainer at events across the world, Guy and his team will put on a show, not to be missed, for old and young alike. The show will take on a True Australian feel, as Guy and his team take you to the Outback of the land they love, and the audience will experience all that it means to be a 'True Australian Stockman' and a 'Horseman' who's life is dedicated to these wonderful creatures who he loves so dearly.
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Ring 1
Ring 1
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
11:00 - 12:50
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
Time
11:00 - 12:50
Event Description
The Performance Trail Challenge is intended to reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a working horse in the task of performing a designated pattern. The Performance Trail Challenge will test the horse and rider's partnership and abilities while engaging obstacles and performing required maneuvers. Learn More.
Performance Trail Challenge Competition

How to Improve Your Gaited Horse Demo
13:00 - 13:50
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Training equipment, techniques and workouts which will improve your horse's gait.
Clinician: Nicole Carswell Tolle

Nicole Carswell Tolle has been a professional in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for 27 years, and has trained numerous International and World Champions. She currently resides in Fountain, Colorado with her husband Tracy, where they farm 900 acres of hay and raise Tennessee Walking Horses.

Nicole's passion is training the Tennessee Walking Horse and teaching the art of riding and how rider effectiveness applies to horse training. She is a strong advocate for youth as they are the foundation of tomorrow. She also strongly encourages adult riders to achieve their greatest potential regardless of age.

Ranch Riding Demo
14:00 - 14:50
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Ranch Riding Demo
Clinician: Cornerstone Horsmanship
Bio
Website

Advanced Horsemanship Demo
15:00 - 15:50
Guy McLean
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
Advanced Horsemanship Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Developing Lateral Control on Your Horse Clinic
16:00 - 17:30
Ron McLoughlin
Time
16:00 - 17:30
Event Description
Come ride with us. Bring your horse and get hands on instruction for you and your horse with Ron McLoughlin and the instructors of C.S.S.S.A. Each clinic session is an active and fun situation with focus on the rider. Improve your seat (balance), work on lateral control, balanced stops, and hind end maneuvers to make your horse more responsive and light. We will evaluate you and your horse, and give helpful tips for your progress.
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

Ring 4
Ring 4
Gridwork to Improve Skills
11:00 - 12:30
Stephen Bradley
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Event Description
Grid work is going back to basics, helps to set up horses to improve their jumping style, and also allows the rider the ability to improve on their positions.
Clinician Name
Stephen is not just a competitor; he brings a wealth of horsemanship to his students and his team, and shares his expertise teaching all over the country. Currently, Stephen trains out of the historic Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia. He has a well-versed team of equestrians working with him to care for his 15+ horses, ranging from young off-the-track Thoroughbreds to international competitors. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses' health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses reach their full potential.

Breed Showcase
13:00 - 13:50
Breed Showcase
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Breed Showcase
Clinician: Breed Showcase
Bio

Cross Training the Hunter Jumper Demo
14:00 - 14:50
Sonny Garguilo
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Teaching the use of training outside the norm.
Clinician: Sonny Garguilo
Natural Horseman Sonny Garguilo is renowned for his work with troubled horses and humans for almost 20 years. His ability to understand herd dynamics and his consideration for the horse has made him one of the most sought-after equine problem solvers. Sonny has been a featured clinician at some of the largest expos, such as Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo and The Mane Event. Sonny was recently chosen to represent the United States in an international colt starting competition. He also is the author of "Sonnyism's: the Horse Lover's Guide to Common Sense," and was the host of "Horsin' Around Naturally," the No. 1 radio horse talk show.

How to Prepare to Give You and Your Horse Your Best Shot at Success in the Show Ring
15:00 - 16:30
Sonya Crampton
Time
15:00 - 16:30
Event Description
Learn exercises for right before a show and in the warm up to prepare for course work. Break down the mechanics of riding a course and build towards a winning round. Each of the three sessions will build off the previous one.
Clinician: Sonya Crampton
Sonya Crampton has competed in three-day events at the CCI**** level, jumper events at the Grand Prix level and is an accomplished hunter competitor and trainer. She was Long and Short listed for the Canadian 3DE Team for nine years. Throughout her career, from her years as a junior onwards, she has also been involved in producing high quality hunters and jumpers that she has shown in such prestigious shows such as Spruce Meadows, the Winter Equestrian Festival and the HITS circuits. Her students have competed from the beginner levels all the way up to the CCI*** level, been part of the NAYRC 2007 CCI** gold medal team, and shown successfully in the jumpers, equitation, medals, hunters, and dressage.

Dressage Demo
17:00 - 17:50
Sue Ott
Time
17:00 - 17:50
Event Description
Dressage Demo: The principals of riding and how they apply to the horse to encourage correct training through the levels.
Clinician: Sue Ott
"Sue" is dedicated to improving the communication skills between horses and riders through "the basic principals of riding" She has successfully competed in USDF shows from Training levels and the FEI levels in many different regions across the U.S and has achieved many championships throughout her 30 years of experience. She is a certified clinic instructor from the reputable Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Her specialty is starting young horses correctly. "The most important fact that I have learned about training all breeds of horses is that the trainer must be sensitive to when the horse is ready to give what is being asked. Sue has been a trainer for Tempel Lipizzan and part of the trainers staff at Proud Meadows for the stallion performance testing for 6 years and has attained and shared her knowledge with many accountable facilities.

VHIB Arena
VHIB Arena
2 Non-Negotiable things
11:00 - 11:50
Kenny Davis
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
2 Non-Negotiable things
Clinician: Kenny Davis
Kenny Davis has been teaching horsemanship, and starting, working and training horses and their riders for more than 10 years. He is unique in that he teaches from a variety of disciplines – from Western pleasure to English equitation. He also believes in the significance of training horses and riders together, rather than separately. Influenced by master horsemen Ray Hunt and John Lyons, Kenny holds monthly clinics at Shokota' Equestrian in Powhatan County on topics such as despooking, tools in the toolbox and more.
Website

Acupuncture: Is it Right for Your Horse?
12:00 - 12:50
Mark V. Crisman, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Acupuncture is a proven practice to address a number of horse health issues. This hands-on demonstration will address the principles and techniques behind the practice to determine if it's right for your horse.
Clinician: Mark V. Crisman, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Crisman served on the faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine where he was a Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and section chief of equine medicine and surgery. He is also certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He has authored/ co-authored over 85 refereed publications and book chapters. His primary research interests include immunology, pharmacology and inflammation associated with equine metabolic syndrome. Dr. Crisman joined Veterinary Operations with Pfizer Animal Health (Zoetis) in July of 2010. Dr. Crisman and his wife, Celeste, live on a farm in Blacksburg, Virginia with a menagerie of horses, cows, alpacas, goats, dogs and cats.

Saddle Fitting
13:00 - 13:50
Ms. Ann Mary Bettenson
Event Description
This hands-on demonstration will discuss the principles and importance of correct saddle fit for all disciplines.
Clinician: Ms. Ann Mary Bettenson
Ann Mary Bettenson grew up in England where she took her British Horse Society qualifications. Her full time equestrian career has included hunting and long distance riding in Spain, show jumpers, racehorses and carriage horses in the UK and eventing and teaching members of the Pony Club in Canada and the United States. Ann Mary has been a representative for County Saddlery since '98 in Canada and took her Master Saddlers Association certification in 2000. Since then she has been a senior member of the County Saddlery training team and is a lecturer for the MSA. This varied background, as well as an education unsurpassed in the saddlery industry, makes Ann Mary one of the foremost advocates for the horse in regard to this most fundamental piece of equipment: the saddle.

Harnessing Demo
14:00 - 14:50
James River Driving Association
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
The James River Driving Association will demonstrate the harnessing process, and an abbreviated cones driving course, at the 2017 VHF. We encourage attendees to ask questions, meet our demonstrators (equine & human), and get hands-on experience with the harnesses & vehicles used. JRDA will also hold a drawing for a free Introduction to Driving lesson, conducted by a member, at a date & tiime mutually agreeable to instructor & the winner.
Clinician: JRDA
JRDA welcomes new drivers & those who participate in other equine disciplines but are curious about ours! We have members from the central & Richmond areas of the state, is an affiliate of the Amercian Driving Society, & focuses on pleasure driving (some members drive on a competitive level, although most drive recreationally). The association holds monthly meetings with speakers & educational events, and sponsors shows, pleasure drives, and clinics.
Website

Emergency Horse Shoe Removal
15:00 - 15:50
Mr. Travis Burns & Dr. Scott Pleasant
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
This hands-on demonstration will teach participants how to properly remove horse shoes and the necessary tools all horse owners should have on hand.
Clinician:

Mr. Travis Burns

Travis Burns is a Lecturer and the Chief of Farrier Services at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He attended farrier school at the North Carolina School of Horseshoeing and received a bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. Burns is a Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) with a Therapeutic Endorsement (TE) and an Educator Endorsement (EE) from the American Farrier's Association and an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers (by examination) from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Scott Pleasant

Dr. Scott Pleasant is a Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), Virginia Tech. Dr. Pleasant has been a faculty member at the VMCVM since 1991. He is board certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and currently serves as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's (VTH's) Equine Podiatry Service, as a member of the VTH's Equine Field Service Section, and as the College's Equine Extension liaison.

Hoof Bandaging
16:00 - 16:50
Dr. Scott Pleasant & Mr. Travis Burns
Time
16:00 - 16:50
Event Description
From abscesses to protecting the hoof when your horse loses a shoe, this hands-on demonstration will teach participants how to properly apply hoof bandages and the required supplies all horse owners should keep on hand.
Clinician:

Mr. Travis Burns

Travis Burns is a Lecturer and the Chief of Farrier Services at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He attended farrier school at the North Carolina School of Horseshoeing and received a bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. Burns is a Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) with a Therapeutic Endorsement (TE) and an Educator Endorsement (EE) from the American Farrier's Association and an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers (by examination) from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Scott Pleasant

Dr. Scott Pleasant is a Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), Virginia Tech. Dr. Pleasant has been a faculty member at the VMCVM since 1991. He is board certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and currently serves as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's (VTH's) Equine Podiatry Service, as a member of the VTH's Equine Field Service Section, and as the College's Equine Extension liaison.

Is it a Training Issue or Pain?
17:00 - 17:50
Dr. Allison Faber & Dawn Cooper
Time
17:00 - 17:50
Event Description
Faulty chiropractic alignment and muscle restriction and how they effect performance.
Clinician Name

Clinician: Dr. Allison Faber Marshall

Dr. Allison Faber Marshall ("Dr. Allison"), founder of Full Circle Veterinary Services, graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After practicing traditional medicine in the Richmond area for a decade, Dr. Allison branched out on her own in 2005 and started her own practice. She received post-graduate certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She also obtained certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine through The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida as well as extensive training in Chinese herbal therapy and food therapy. Dr. Allison has an intuitive sensibility and a high degree of care and compassion which she brings to her medicine and her patients.

With over 20 years of experience combined in equine and small animal medicine, Dr. Allison is a seasoned holistic vet. She is passionate about her work and is able to communicate with animals in a non-verbal mode that renders comfort to them, and results in enhanced care.

Website: fullcirclevet.net

Clinician: Dawn Cooper

For over twenty-five years Dawn Cooper has been actively involved in the physical and emotional therapy for horses and dogs. For decades Dawn expanded her study of the holistic healing arts. Her system utilizes massage therapy, myo-fascial release, the use of essential oils, aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, LED pads, acupressure, herbs, Reiki, energy dynamics, and intuitive evaluation for physiotherapy and training programs. The Total Balance Method incorporates in-depth understanding of travel patterns with the complex understandings of emotional components that affect the animal's performance and well-being. Stressing companionship, understanding and a thorough understanding of riding dynamics, The Total Balance Method has changed the daily lives of every horse and dog owner that has participated in the variety of programs and clinics.

Website: totalbalancemethod.com

How to Pick a Truck & Trailer
18:00 - 19:00
Donna Martin
Time
18:00 - 19:00
Event Description
Clinician: Donna Martin
Donna Martin, MBA University of Pittsburgh, spent 15 years in the mortgage banking business and 13 years appraising residential real estate. Donna’s business background contributes to her ability to manage the corporation and our Sales Department. A lifetime showing and foxhunting and pulling horse trailers gives her extensive knowledge about what horse owners want and need in a trailer.

VHCF Classroom
VHCF Classroom
Tips for Adopting a Horse from an Equine Rescue Center
11:10 - 12:00
Ms. Jo Anne Miller
Time
11:10 - 12:00
Event Description
Not all equine rescues centers are accredited and substandard facilities and management can lead to equine welfare issues. This interactive classroom presentation addresses what to look for when considering adopting from an equine rescue.
Clinician Name
Jo Anne Miller began her love of horses at the race track. It was there while breezing horses that she saw the ugly side of the horse business. In 2001, in partnership with her Veterinarian (also with a race track background), they founded Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses in Central Virginia as a Horse Rescue and Sanctuary. Having saved and rehabilitated 462 horses, sounds like a lot, however, it is only a drop in the bucket for the 170,000 horses each year needing homes. Jo Anne graduated from college with an Education Degree, so combining a PATH At-risk youth program was a natural fit. The goal of the program is to help kids with disabilities or those who are at-risk graduate from high school using rescue horses in equine assisted therapy. The farm is host to a 4-H club, and a United States Pony Club Center, and Jo Anne has coached many of the at-risk youth using rescue horses to the Pony Club Championships in Show Jumping.

Training Time-line of the Handling Horse
12:10 - 13:00
Ron McLoughlin
Time
12:10 - 13:00
Event Description
Training Time-line of the Handling Horse
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

From Gridwork to Courses; Questions and Answers
13:10 - 14:00
Stephen Bradley
Time
13:10 - 14:00
Event Description
Topic Description: TBD
Clinician Name
Stephen is not just a competitor; he brings a wealth of horsemanship to his students and his team, and shares his expertise teaching all over the country. Currently, Stephen trains out of the historic Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia. He has a well-versed team of equestrians working with him to care for his 15+ horses, ranging from young off-the-track Thoroughbreds to international competitors. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses' health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses reach their full potential.

Equine Welfare Laws
14:10 - 15:00
Mr. Cliff Williamson, American Horse Council
Time
14:10 - 15:00
Event Description
Awareness of equine welfare laws is critical to the industry as the number of unwanted horses in the U.S. continues to increase. This classroom discussion will provide a general overview of equine welfare laws and regulation and the importance of correct interpretation.
Clinician: Mr. Cliff Williamson, American Horse Council
Cliff Williamson is the Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs for the American Horse Council based in Washington D.C. He grew up in Reva, VA on his family's horse farm, participating in both horse and livestock 4-H activities. In 2008 he graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal Science, where he was an active member of both the animal science club Block & Bridle as well as the agricultural fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho. After graduation he spent 27 months in Nicaragua with the Peace Corps for their Food Security Program. Upon his return to the United States he spent four years in the animal export industry as the Director of Animal Logistics for T.K. Exports, Inc.

Those Wavy Crazy Lines
15:10 - 16:00
Robert Eversole
Time
15:10 - 16:00
Event Description
Trail Riders, Learn to view a map in 3-D, no glasses required.
Clinitian: Robert Eversole

Robert Eversole "The TrailMeister"- Owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www.TrailMeister.com.

Robert founded www.TrailMeister.com when he found that accurate trail information wasn't easily available for trail riders and horse campers. 11 years later, www.TrailMeister.com is the largest guide to horse riding and camping areas in the world; with free trail and trailhead information, trail maps, and much more to help outdoor enthusiasts experience the joys of trail riding.

Active in the equine community, Robert is a PATH intl. Registered Instructor with over a decade of experience helping individuals with special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities

Thoroughbred Makeover Stories
16:10 - 17:00
Steuart Pittman
Time
16:10 - 17:00
Event Description
Trainers from the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover ReMatch will talk about how they transformed their racehorses. You will hear about their challenges, their failures, and their successes. Retired Racehorse Project staff will give a preview of the 2017 Makeover.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Legal or Not: Appointments for Western Dressage
17:10 - 18:00
Hillary Stark
Time
17:10 - 18:00
Event Description
Find out what tack, clothing, and horses can be used in western dressage!
Clinician: Hillary Stark
Hillary Stark is dedicated to helping horses and their riders to succeed both in and out of the show ring. She works with both horse and rider to improve understanding of each and instills confidence in the pair. When western dressage was added to the list of recognized disciplines by USEF, she found a way to combine her love of the western traditions with classical training.

Horse Rider Yoga
18:10 - 19:00
Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Time
18:10 - 19:00
Event Description
How Yoga Can Improve Your Riding: This presentation features 12 simple yoga postures that can change the way you ride! Demonstrated in a seated, standing and mounted position. Perfect for beginners to yoga.
Clinician: Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Laura is the founder of Horse Hippie and The Equine Nutrition Nerd, companies with a focus on the ultimate health of the rider, the horse and our planet. She lives a holistic, natural lifestyle and teaches others to do this with their horses through nutrition and care, and for themselves through meditation and yoga. Combining her lifestyle with her interest in the environment she obtained a Master's of Environmental Science with a focus on the equine sector. As the Horse Hippie, she helps horse owners use eco-friendly practices in their horse and farm care through her blog, Eco-Equine.

Ring 2
Ring 2
Equine Trail Sports Obstacle Challenge
15:00 - 18:00
Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Time
15:00 - 18:00
Event Description
Equine Trail Sports Obstacle Challenge
Clinician Name
Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of needy horses. The rescue currently has barns in 3 locations to serve people and horses from Central Virginia to NC.

Equine Trail Sports Trail Competition
15:00 - 18:00
ETS Trail Competition
Time
15:00 - 18:00
Event Description
ETS Trail Competition
Clinician: ETS Trail Competition
Bio
Website

Saturday March 25th 2017

Sunday March 26th

Sunday March 26th 2017

Showing All
Ada Caruthers
Dr. Allison Faber
American Endurance Ride Conference
Ann Mary Bettenson
Brad Jarvis
Brock Griffith
Central Virginia Agility Club
Mr. Cliff Williamson American Horse Council
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Cornerstone Horsemanship (Charles & Michele Pellham)
Dawn Cooper
El Tesoro Paso Fino Farm
Equine Trail Sports
ETS
Forrest Lee
Glenn Moody
Guy McLean
Grady & Judy Duncan
Hillary Stark
JRDA
Horse Hippie
The James River Driving Association
Kenny Davis
Lisa Beckwith
Mark V. Crisman DVMMSDiplomate ACVIM
Mary Howell
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Parelli
Richard Shrake
Richmond Mounted Police
Robert Eversole
Ron McLoughlin
Scott Pleasant
Dr. Scott Pleasant & Mr. Travis Burns
Sonny Garguilo
Steuart Pittman
Sue Ott
Mr. Travis Burns & Dr. Scott Pleasant
Virginia Equine
Virginia Horseshoers Association
Woodside
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
FB&TC Pavilion
FB&TC Pavilion
Colt Starting Demo
11:00 - 11:50
Guy McLean
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Colt Starting Demo
11:00 - 11:50
Guy McLean
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Performance Trail Challenge Competition Finals
12:30 - 13:50
Performance Trail Challenge Competition Finals
Time
12:30 - 13:50
Event Description
The Performance Trail Challenge is intended to reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a working horse in the task of performing a designated pattern. The Performance Trail Challenge will test the horse and rider's partnership and abilities while engaging obstacles and performing required maneuvers. Learn More.
Clinician: Performance Trail Challenge Competition Finals
Website

The Mechanics of Riding a Course
14:00 - 15:30
Sonya Crampton
Time
14:00 - 15:30
Event Description
Learn exercises for right before a show and in the warm up to prepare for course work. Break down the mechanics of riding a course and build towards a winning round. Each of the three sessions will build off the previous one.
Clinician: Sonya Crampton
Sonya Crampton has competed in three-day events at the CCI**** level, jumper events at the Grand Prix level and is an accomplished hunter competitor and trainer. She was Long and Short listed for the Canadian 3DE Team for nine years. Throughout her career, from her years as a junior onwards, she has also been involved in producing high quality hunters and jumpers that she has shown in such prestigious shows such as Spruce Meadows, the Winter Equestrian Festival and the HITS circuits. Her students have competed from the beginner levels all the way up to the CCI*** level, been part of the NAYRC 2007 CCI** gold medal team, and shown successfully in the jumpers, equitation, medals, hunters, and dressage.

Advanced Horsemanship Demo
16:00 - 17:00
Guy McLean
Time
16:00 - 17:00
Event Description
Advanced Horsemanship Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Ring 1
Ring 1
Shooting Demo
11:00 - 12:30
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Event Description
Shooting Demo
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association

1st Virginia CMSA is celebrating its 10th anniversary as Virginia's club for Cowboy Mounted Shooting, the fastest growing equine sport in the nation!

Mounted shooters ride one of 60+ courses of fire while shooting five balloons of one color, changing guns and shooting five remaining balloons. This is a timed sport with penalties for missing balloons, knocking over barrels, and failure to follow the course of fire. Shooters are also assessed penalties for failure to follow the dress code of western attire either traditional or in the old time style of the late 1800's.

Gymnastic Jumping
13:00 - 13:50
Steuart Pittman
Event Description
Each rider will start with a specific goal for improving their ability to jump a course. The gymnastic line will address their issues. The course beyond the line will test whether they succeeded.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Thoroughbred Makeover Preview
14:00 - 14:50
Steuart Pittman
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Recently retired racehorses will appear with their trainers as they begin the journey to the Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Watch accomplished trainers working with Thoroughbred horses who have very little training outside racing. This is a rare glimpse into the early stages of work with some of the most elegant and trainable horses anywhere.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

What's the Difference? Traditional vs Western vs Pleasure
15:00 - 17:00
Hillary Stark
Time
15:00 - 17:00
Event Description
There are a lot of misconceptions as to what the difference is between traditional dressage and Western Dressage, Western Dressage and Western pleasure. During the clinic we will cover the differences between these disciplines and will show how one can benefit from the other.
Clinician: Hillary Stark
Hillary Stark is dedicated to helping horses and their riders to succeed both in and out of the show ring. She works with both horse and rider to improve understanding of each and instills confidence in the pair. When western dressage was added to the list of recognized disciplines by USEF, she found a way to combine her love of the western traditions with classical training.

Ring 4
Ring 4
Developing Good Transitions & Stops Clinic
11:00 - 12:30
Ron McLoughlin
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Event Description
Come ride with us. Bring your horse and get hands on instruction for you and your horse with Ron McLoughlin and the instructors of C.S.S.S.A. Each clinic session is an active and fun situation with focus on the rider. Improve your seat (balance), work on lateral control, balanced stops, and hind end maneuvers to make your horse more responsive and light. We will evaluate you and your horse, and give helpful tips for your progress.
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

Breed Showcase
13:00 - 13:50
Breed Showcase
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Breed Showcase
Clinician: Breed Showcase
Bio

Turns Demo
14:00 - 14:50
Kenny Davis
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Turns Demo
Clinician: Kenny Davis
Kenny Davis has been teaching horsemanship, and starting, working and training horses and their riders for more than 10 years. He is unique in that he teaches from a variety of disciplines – from Western pleasure to English equitation. He also believes in the significance of training horses and riders together, rather than separately. Influenced by master horsemen Ray Hunt and John Lyons, Kenny holds monthly clinics at Shokota' Equestrian in Powhatan County on topics such as despooking, tools in the toolbox and more.
Website

Overcoming Fear by Building Confidence in Riding Skills
15:00 - 15:50
Richard Shrake
Overcoming Fear by Building Confidence in Riding Skills
Learn to ride with confidence by knowing how to break down the walk, jog and lope. Learn proper riding techniques for collection, leads and backing.
Clinician: Richard Shrake
Richard Shrake is an educator, not an entertainer. He has been an icon in the horse industry for over 40 years. His career is so extensive in every walk of the horse industry that his knowledge is undeniable. His talent to pass this on the all horse people is a gift that he shares with all who want to learn. His teaching techniques are to instill confidence, patience, knowledge and a complete step-by-step with horse and rider to accomplish their goals, whatever they might be.

Ranch Roping Participation Clinic
16:00 - 17:00
Cornerstone Horsmanship
Time
16:00 - 17:00
Event Description
Instruction on planning, technique, and positioning for more consistent catches, using the Hot Heels roping machine. Limited to 4 participants. $40 Participation fee. Must preregister.
Clinician: Cornerstone Horsemanship (Charles & Michele Pellham)
Charles and Michele Pellham established Cornerstone Horsemanship with the goal of giving young horses a solid start under saddle, teaching horsemanship to riders of all disciplines and incorporating horsemanship methods into the show world. The Pellhams have more than 35 years of combined experience. Horses and students who have participated in the Cornerstone Program have won local, state and national championships in a wide variety of events including hunter/jumper, dressage, reining, ranch pleasure, roping, cutting, Western pleasure, stock horse and working ranch horse.

VHIB Arena
VHIB Arena
Problem Solving for the Gaited Horse and Rider Team (Hands-on Clinic)
11:00 - 11:50
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
Individual Instruction For Horse And Rider Teams Seeking Help on How To Improve Anyone interested in participating in this clinic will pay a $50 fee on site at the beginning of the clinic to Nicole's staff. If interested in this clinic, Facebook message Nicole, email clearspringsranch@gmail.com or call Nicole at 719-553-7283
Clinician: Nicole Carswell Tolle

Nicole Carswell Tolle has been a professional in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for 27 years, and has trained numerous International and World Champions. She currently resides in Fountain, Colorado with her husband Tracy, where they farm 900 acres of hay and raise Tennessee Walking Horses.

Nicole's passion is training the Tennessee Walking Horse and teaching the art of riding and how rider effectiveness applies to horse training. She is a strong advocate for youth as they are the foundation of tomorrow. She also strongly encourages adult riders to achieve their greatest potential regardless of age.

Understanding the Pushy Horse Demo
12:00 - 12:50
Sonny Garguilo
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Working together horse and rider to build respect and trust.
Clinician Sonny Garguilo
Natural Horseman Sonny Garguilo is renowned for his work with troubled horses and humans for almost 20 years. His ability to understand herd dynamics and his consideration for the horse has made him one of the most sought-after equine problem solvers. Sonny has been a featured clinician at some of the largest expos, such as Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo and The Mane Event. Sonny was recently chosen to represent the United States in an international colt starting competition. He also is the author of "Sonnyism's: the Horse Lover's Guide to Common Sense," and was the host of "Horsin' Around Naturally," the No. 1 radio horse talk show.

How Much is Too Much in the Holistic Therapies
13:00 - 13:50
Dr. Allison Faber & Dawn Cooper
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
How to use multiple modalities in concert together for the best health, comfort and performance of your horse .
Clinician Name

Clinician: Dr. Allison Faber Marshall

Dr. Allison Faber Marshall ("Dr. Allison"), founder of Full Circle Veterinary Services, graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After practicing traditional medicine in the Richmond area for a decade, Dr. Allison branched out on her own in 2005 and started her own practice. She received post-graduate certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She also obtained certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine through The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida as well as extensive training in Chinese herbal therapy and food therapy. Dr. Allison has an intuitive sensibility and a high degree of care and compassion which she brings to her medicine and her patients.

With over 20 years of experience combined in equine and small animal medicine, Dr. Allison is a seasoned holistic vet. She is passionate about her work and is able to communicate with animals in a non-verbal mode that renders comfort to them, and results in enhanced care.

Website: fullcirclevet.net

Clinician: Dawn Cooper

For over twenty-five years Dawn Cooper has been actively involved in the physical and emotional therapy for horses and dogs. For decades Dawn expanded her study of the holistic healing arts. Her system utilizes massage therapy, myo-fascial release, the use of essential oils, aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, LED pads, acupressure, herbs, Reiki, energy dynamics, and intuitive evaluation for physiotherapy and training programs. The Total Balance Method incorporates in-depth understanding of travel patterns with the complex understandings of emotional components that affect the animal's performance and well-being. Stressing companionship, understanding and a thorough understanding of riding dynamics, The Total Balance Method has changed the daily lives of every horse and dog owner that has participated in the variety of programs and clinics.

Website: totalbalancemethod.com

How to Pick a Truck & Trailer
14:00 - 14:50
Donna Martin
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Clinician: Donna Martin
Bio: Donna Martin, MBA University of Pittsburgh, spent 15 years in the mortgage banking business and 13 years appraising residential real estate. Donna’s business background contributes to her ability to manage the corporation and our Sales Department. A lifetime showing and foxhunting and pulling horse trailers gives her extensive knowledge about what horse owners want and need in a trailer.
Website

Lipizzan "The Perfect Horse"
15:00 - 15:50
Sue Ott
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
Lipizzan "The Perfect Horse": The History and Classical conformation of the horse. Presenting Classical dressage from the ground/working in-hand.
Clinician: Sue Ott
"Sue" is dedicated to improving the communication skills between horses and riders through "the basic principals of riding" She has successfully competed in USDF shows from Training levels and the FEI levels in many different regions across the U.S and has achieved many championships throughout her 30 years of experience. She is a certified clinic instructor from the reputable Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Her specialty is starting young horses correctly. "The most important fact that I have learned about training all breeds of horses is that the trainer must be sensitive to when the horse is ready to give what is being asked. Sue has been a trainer for Tempel Lipizzan and part of the trainers staff at Proud Meadows for the stallion performance testing for 6 years and has attained and shared her knowledge with many accountable facilities.

Brock Griffith Horsemanship
16:00 - 17:00
Brock Griffith
Time
16:00 - 17:00
Event Description
Brock Griffith Horsemanship
Clinician: Brock Griffith
Brock Griffith has extensive experience in the horse industry. He has won six colt starting competitions since 2008 and has successfully helped many horse and riders achieve their dreams of better communication. Fifteen years ago Brock traded a bull riding career to pursue his dream of working with horses and now concentrates on natural horsemanship. His philosophy is that communication, not domination, develop a well-trained horse.

VHCF Classroom
VHCF Classroom
Church Service
09:30 - 10:00
Church Service
Time
09:30 - 10:00
Event Description
Church Service

When The Sh@t Hits The Fan
11:10 - 12:00
Robert Eversole
Time
11:10 - 12:00
Event Description
A look at emergency preparedness for trail riders with an emphasis on some of the new electronic devices that are available.
Clinician: Robert Eversole
Bio
Website

Natural Supplements to Improve Your Horse's Health
12:10 - 13:00
Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Time
12:10 - 13:00
Event Description
This presentation offers the horse owner ideas to support horse health including; boosting the immune system, improving coat condition, weight gain or control, and improving hoof condition.
Clinician: Horse Hippie
Laura is the founder of Horse Hippie and The Equine Nutrition Nerd, companies with a focus on the ultimate health of the rider, the horse and our planet. She lives a holistic, natural lifestyle and teaches others to do this with their horses through nutrition and care, and for themselves through meditation and yoga. Combining her lifestyle with her interest in the environment she obtained a Master's of Environmental Science with a focus on the equine sector. As the Horse Hippie, she helps horse owners use eco-friendly practices in their horse and farm care through her blog, Eco-Equine.

Equine Gastric Ulcer Disease
13:10 - 14:00
Virginia Equine PLLC
Time
13:10 - 14:00
Event Description
Equine Gastric Ulcer Disease: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Clinician: Virginia Equine PLLC

Dr. Daniels was hired as an associate in 1994. While waiting to sit for his Virginia Board Examination, he was required to practice under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Dr. Daniels was fortunate enough to accompany the brilliant Dr. Britt, which proved to be a godsend to a young veterinarian in a new area.

Dr. Daniels purchased the practice four years later and in 1999, Virginia Equine moved to the grounds of Deep Run Hunt Club. Over the next few years, Virginia Equine made many improvements to the barns and grounds at Deep Run, and the practice thrived. In 2014, Dr. Daniels purchased property on Shallow Well Road. The office moved there in September 2014 and the new clinic barn was completed Fall 2015. Virginia Equine, PLLC is conveniently located in Manakin-Sabot serving areas of Goochland, Powhatan, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Louisa, Hanover, Henrico, Williamsburg and the Northern Neck. We are primarily an ambulatory veterinary practice with a clinic for haul in appointments and medical care.

Insights to Endurance Riding
14:10 - 15:00
Mary Howell
Time
14:10 - 15:00
Event Description
Experienced members of the American Endurance Ride Conference and Old Dominion Endurance Rides will share 10 insights that benefit you & your mount for however far or fast you may wish to go!
Clinician: Mary Howell
Mary's been an AERC and Old Dominion Endurance Rides member since 1999, she has nearly 8,000 miles of competition including the Old Dominion One-Day 100 mile ride and Western States 100 (Tevis). She also presently serves as an AERC board member and as Membership Committee Chair.

How to Become a Professional Riding Instructor
15:10 - 16:00
Ron McLoughlin
Time
15:10 - 16:00
Event Description
How to Become a Professional Riding Instructor
Clinitian: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

Horse Camping 202
16:10 - 17:00
Robert Eversole
Time
16:10 - 17:00
Event Description
Venture beyond the trailhead for an epic backcountry horse trip!
Clinician: Robert Eversole
Bio
Website

Sunday March 26th 2017