Clinic Participation

Clinic ParticipationParticipants 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, print and complete the application and send it to our office (email at . A photo and/or short video is helpful in the evaluation (and required for some clinicians).

watch for clinic participant application (print and email to our office)

Please apply for the session or sessions specifically that interest you. Thank you.

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 $65 fee to participate – this covers your stall. (do not send this with your application – it will be due once you are confirmed to participate)  Fee does not apply if you are participating in a breed or stallion demo with the same horse you will use in the clinic.
  • Arrival and departure times are restricted – again primarily due to congestion and parking. Those details and times will be confirmed with you if you are selected.
  • Selections will not be made until early to mid-February.  All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status.

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.

Find application here: Clinic Participant Application (print and email to

Needs for Clinic Participants: – ALL TOPICS AND NEEDS ARE TENTATIVE FOR 2022

Ken McNabb

  • Friday “Overcoming Obstacles – Trail Course” – Need 2-3 riders
  • Friday “From Foundation to Finish – Creating a Soft and Responsive Horse” – Need 2-3 riders
  • Saturday “Speed Control, Developing a Comfortable, Confident Lope” Need 2-3 Riders
  • Saturday “Overcoming the Spook” Need 1 problem horse that is very spooky.  Mostly a ground work session

Julie Goodnight – 

  • Friday “Riding as One – Becoming Balanced and Fluid in the Saddle”  Need 3-4 riders, both English and Western.  Any level rider (beginner, intermediate, advanced) welcome.  Must be able to walk, trot and canter.
  • Saturday “Light & Subtle Cueing: Speak Softly to Your Horse” Need 1-2 horses who won’t take a particular lead, or are inconsistent taking leads.
  • Sunday “Riding ‘Til You’re 90” (many people 50 & over are coming back to horse sports after decades away, or are just getting started with horses.  This session focuses on issues important to this age group).  Need 2-4 riders, age 50 or over.  Can be English or Western.  Pleas share your story in your application – are you new, returning, competing, trail riding?

Dolly Hannon

Peggy Cummings

  • Friday “Exercises for Creating Evenness” – need 1 rider in need of help with issues such as ‘my horse has trouble bending, turning or taking a lead in a particular direction, won’t stay on the rail, etc..’ – can be English or Western.
  • Saturday “Getting Our Horses Off the Forehand” – need 1 rider with a horse heavy on the forehand when ridden – can be English or Western.
  • Sunday “How to Invite Horses to Be More Responsive to Our Cues & Aids” – need 1 rider in need of help getting their horse to listen/respond better to their cues/aids. Can be English or Western.

Rod Petersen“Drill Team Fundamentals for Everyone From Beginners to Seasoned Professionals”

  • Friday only – need 4-6 Riders interested in developing/honing drill team skills.  NO green horses, and Riders should be confident in the saddle.  (Your session will begin in the classroom, then you will mount and continue in the arena.)