Participants are needed for some clinics. If you would like to participate with a particular clinician and/or offer your horse for a clinician’s use, send information on you and your horse to our office (email at or fax to 765-655-2117). A photo and/or short video will be helpful in the evaluation. Please indicate specifically what clinician and/or session is of interest to you, and be sure to provide some specifics including the following:
- Your Name and age
- Complete address
- Contact Numbers (day & evening)
- Email address
- Your background, discipline & experience (include the level at which you currently ride if applicable)
- Information on your horse: Breed, Age, Sex, Height, discipline ridden, current level of training, what goals would you like to achieve with this horse, problems you are having with this horse – be specific, how long you have been encountering the current problem(s). How long have you owned the horse is also good information to have.
Some things you need to know if you are selected to participate:
- A pass will be given to you for the day(s) you participate. If the participant is under the age of 18 two passes will be provided.
- You are required to stall your horse while at the expo. Because of the limited parking and general congestion and activity and weather concerns we are firm on this.
- There will be a $50 fee to participate – this covers your stall and pass (if participant is under the age of 18 – one additional pass will be provided for a parent).
- Arrival and departure times are restricted – again primarily due to congestion and parking and the need to check health papers upon arrival. Those details and times will be confirmed with you if you are selected.
- Applications should be submitted by August 14. Update 8/17/15 – spots remain available
Please keep in mind the expo is a very different setting from regular horse shows. The environment is more active, the crowds can be unsettling and warm-up time is very limited. Please keep in mind when applying to participate your horse should be able to be stalled at the minimum for a day and should not only fill the needs outlined below, but be able to handle the environment and not create additional challenges in the clinic because they cannot handle the environment.
Friday “All The Who, What & Where of Hobbling & Why It Is A Must For Every Horse” – seeking a broke (including saddle broke) 2-5 year old horse that has never been hobbled.
Saturday “Working Through Every Day Challenges & Common Problems Encountered by Horse & Rider” – seeking 2 intermediate level participants (no beginners) with horses that routinely have trouble when riding. Trouble can be along the lines of a horse that does not stop well, or constantly tosses his head. Due to time constraints of the clinic, we cannot accept extreme problems such as constant bucking or rearing.
Susan Harris & Peggy Brown
Sunday “Centered Riding – Introduction to Centered Riding for All Disciplines” – seeking 3 participants intermediate to advanced level. Will select one English Discipline Rider, one Western Discipline Rider and one Gaited Rider. Horses should be able to perform walk, trot and canter (except gaited participant) in both directions and be comfortable in a group. Helmets will be required.