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, print and complete the application and send it to our office (email at or fax to 765-655-2117). A photo and/or short video is helpful in the evaluation (and required for some clinicians).
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 and bedding. (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.
- 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.
Needs for Clinic Participants:
Steve Lantvit – looking for up to 4 riders per session. Riders may ride in multiple sessions. Riders or horses (either, but not both) in Ranch Riding and Ranch Cutting need no prior experience, but some Reining experience preferred for horses in the Reining session.
- Ranch Versatility: Ranch Riding; Better prepare for everyday riding or competition through improved precision, softness, and smooth transitions. Work to achieve that fluidity in movement we are all after.
- Ranch Versatility: Ranch Reining; With an emphasis on Horsemanship, improve your spins, rollbacks, stops or circles by learning how to perform the maneuvers correctly and consistently. Learn how to ask correctly for cues along with proper positioning and timing.
- Ranch Versatility: Ranch Cutting; Learn how to read cattle, track and rate, and cut and drive them out of the herd. Clinic will also focus on Horsemanship skills to create a soft, responsive horse for cow work.
Heidi McLaughlin – need 1 rider per session, rider must be able to mount on your own, and comfortable at the walk and trot. NO beginner level (green) horses. Horse should be comfortable in the expo setting.
- Friday – “How to Relax in the Saddle Without Alcohol or Xanax”
- Saturday – “The Dreaded ‘Spook’ – Fear It No More”
- Sunday – “Overcome Your Fear of Cantering from Start to Finish”