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Sunday March 26th 2017

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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
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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