2013 Clinicians coming soon!
You can expect an exceptional line up of some of the best clinicians the horse industry has to offer! For a sample of what to expect, see the 2012 clinicians below.
Are you a clinician interested in performing at this year’s events, please fill out and return this form.
Clinician Information & Form (PDF) Updated for 2013!
Equine Extravaganza 2013 Clinicians
Featuring Julie Goodnight
Last Year’s Clinicians (2012)
Featuring Guy McLean
Winner 2012 Road to the Horse and so much more! Introducing Australia’s most extraordinary Entertainer, Horseman and Poet.
And Winner of the 2012 Road to the Horse!
Australia’s “Guy McLean”, at 35, has won every major equestrian competition that would allow him to enter, at least once. He has won prestigious poetry awards while serenading thousands, but most importantly, he and his team of incredible horses have won the hearts and minds of millions of the general public on stages and in arenas across the nation in Royal Shows, at Outback Spectaculars, International Rodeos, State Exhibitions and countless special appearances both live and on television as well as major equestrian shows, such as Equitana Asia Pacific.
More than a horseman, Guy’s entertainment act attracted such a huge following in his home state, that crowds of 30,000 would showed up chanting his name every night at the capital’s oldest and largest state fairgrounds, the Brisbane Ekka. They demanded to see Guy and the stars of his troop, “Nugget, Spinnaby and Kenny.” The evening always ended with an emotional standing ovations.
He has been labeled the STEVE IRWIN of horses (he is from the same state), because GUY provides a mesmerizing , entertaining connection between his horses and spectators, engaging and exciting them with that rare combination of “edutainment” with a dialog and passion for his craft that was the Irwin trademark.
Recently Guy and Dan James won the 2012 Road to the Horse Competition.
Dr. Allison Faber
Hollistic Medicine and Chiropractic
Dr. Allison Faber earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1995. After practicing traditional medicine for 10 years, Dr. Faber received post-graduate certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center and certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine through The Chi Institute. Dr. Faber has also received training in Chinese Herbal Therapy and Food Therapy, and is currently on staff as a teaching assistant at the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in Reddick, Florida. A resident of the Richmond, Virginia area, Allison has combined experience in equine and small animal medicine.
Alternative medicine has long been an area of interest for her, especially pertaining to health maintenance and equine performance. Dr. Faber created Full Circle Veterinary Services, PLLC to combine her firm foundation in western medicine with alternative wellness therapies for horses, dogs and cats. She has 3 children and enjoys the constant quest for balance in life.
2011 Trainer Challenge Competitor
Brock is a talented Horseman, Trainer, and Clinician with a pleasant mild manner towards both equines and their human partners.
Nine years ago, Brock Griffith traded a bull riding career to pursue his dream of working with horses. He immersed himself in the study and practice of natural horsemanship, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in this methodology and confidence in its application. His unique style is inspired by a variety of influences, personal experience, and an open mind. Brock is a talented horseman, trainer and clinician with an extraordinary ability to communicate effectively with both horses and their human partners.
In 2008, Brock Griffith won the North Carolina Equine Extravaganza Trainer’s Challenge and went on to win the finals at the VA Equine Extravaganza. In 2009, Brock placed 11th in the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Murfreesboro, TN.
Leisha Griffith Leisha is an accomplished horsewoman, with a long history in ranching and rodeo. She specializes in barrel racing, Colt starting , foundation, and performance horses. Her passion is not only to continue her development as a student of the horse, but to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Leisha is an insightful, entertaining, inspirational clinician and horsemanship instructor. In 2010 , Leisha Was crowned the first ever Womens Trainers challenge champion at the Equine Extravaganza, and still holds that title. Leisha also placed 11th at the Extreme mustang makeover, Muffresboro TN in 2011. Leisha has won many awards and buckles for barrel racing and is currently very competitive in the Barrel racing world!
Carolyn is a life-long horse woman who has an extensive background in psychology, conflict transformation, the “language of equus” and years of personal experiences with hundreds of horses with different breed backgrounds in all age and gender categories. Her Trust-Based Equine Partnership training methods are taught in a cooperative manner so the horse and horse owner learn to dance through life together with a stronger and deeper level of mutual understanding. She often uses obstacles to build the horse’s trust and confidence so the horse/owner team can become a true partnership in whatever direction they choose. Visit her website at wwwthehorseconnectionllc.com.
2011 Trainer Challenge Competitor
Two Time Extreme Mustang Makeover Winner
Chase Dodd is quickly becoming a highly sought after trainer throughout the United States and is someone surely destined to become a household name. Two-time winner of the Extreme Mustang Makeover, Chase has competed in and won a variety of competitions throughout the nation, including multiple colt starting competitions. He also teaches clinics all over the country.
Chase and his wife, Kerry, live on Flattop Mountain in Tennessee. They Live on the family farm and operate their business SOS Horsemanship at Dodd’s Ranch. “Soft, Obedient, Supply” is the model for SOS Horsemanship where they believe understanding your horse is the key to being able to teach him. Their equestrian center consists of twelve hundred acres with 35 miles of trails. As well as two large barns with a banquet hall and living quarters. They have two arenas, a covered arena and uncovered arena.
Chase will be competing in the 2011 All-Star Equine Extravaganza Trainer Challenge.
Rider Biomechanics, Dressage
Colleen Kelly started her career in exercise physiology in injury and cardiac rehabilitation gymnasiums. Now, 25 years later, she is one of the world’s most sought after keynote speakers, having been invited to speak for Official Equestrian Federations around the world at the Grand Prix (Olympic Level) Judge’s Conference. Her world lecture tour includes Official Equestrian Federations throughout the world, FEI Level Judge’s Clinics & world class conferences such as Horse World Expo, Equitana, Equinexpo, Sporthorse and Equine Extravaganza.
Colleen was elected spokeswoman for the WorkCover Authority of NSW and she has a keen interest in OH&S, seat & posture in the workplace and is the founder of the Kidsafety School Posture Program. Although Colleen is well known for judging at many State, National and Royal Championships, and for receiving a remarkable 100% in her Official Dressage Judge’s Exam, it’s her ‘Irish Sense of Humor’ that keeps audiences around the world smiling. Colleen has also received 3 separate awards for her work with Riding for Disabled.
Over the past several years, Ms. Metcalfe has become a champion for the prevention of horse theft. In the process of solving a crime and compiling her research, Ms. Metcalfe has become a recognized authority in her field. She has appeared on television and various radio programs, in newspaper and magazine articles, and addressed civic groups. Her message is powerful and inspirational. Debi receives hundreds of e-mails daily and travels to speaking engagements to educate equine enthusiasts about theft prevention and recovery strategies. Through the efforts of Debi and the NetPosse volunteer network, not only have many horses and their owners have been reunited, but many more thefts have been prevented.
Debra Racheter is the owner and founder of Crest Ridge Saddlery of Lowry City Missouri. Since 1998, Debra has been professionally fitting horses which led to designing and manufacturing saddles.
Debra’s impetus in founding Crest Ridge Saddlery was her 17 years as a trail guide at the horseman’s resort she built in North Central Arkansas. She saw firsthand the problems caused by ill-fitting saddles and the difficulties her customers had in finding quality saddles the fit both horse and rider. Her experiences led her to become a master saddle fitter, specializing in gaited horses and mules.
Debra brought and keeps saddle fitting at the forefront. She created one of the first online resources’ for measuring and fitting treed saddles. Through Crest Ridge Saddlery, she creatively merges a no-nonsense approach to excellence, attention to detail, and concern for the comfort of both the equine and rider. The resulting saddles are beautiful and practical works of art, built by Amish craftsmen from all over the country.
Equine Infrared Inspection
Ed Clowes has operated a successful infrared inspection company since 2008 which expanded from his home inspection company.
As a level 1 certified thermographer and an entry level infrared camera in hand in 2009 Ed went on and joined a national group, United Infrared, in order to get more specific training in different applications. One of which was EquineIR, Ed was in the very first class with an experienced Equine thermographer, Peter Hopkins, who developed a standardized procedure for equine thermogrphy. With the United Infrared national group in place they were able to bring on board equine professionals who were also trained in Thermography, Joanna Robson, DVM and Farrier Mike DeLeonardo as directors.
Ed has found success in many applications of infrared however Equine Infrared is still his favorite, by getting out in front of horses and providing a viable service to the horse owners is the most rewarding of all the different applications Ed does.
Today Ed has upgraded his infrared camera with a more advanced higher resolution infrared camera, and by continuing equine specific training with a reputable national company and hands on experience Ed is a professional EquineIR provider in the State of Virginia.
Gaited Clinician and Founder/Creator of the “All Glory Project”
Born with a love of horses, Elizabeth started riding at the age of five. She began taking hunter and hunt sear lessons in elementary school. When Elizabeth was 12 years old, her family moved to a farm where she began training and showing family- owned Arabian and half Arabian horses, and exercising Quarter horses and race horses. By 14, she was teaching horseback riding and participating in young judging competitions with the Indiana Arabian Club, winning several national honors and a scholarship. As a part of the scholarship, she was able to attend a USEF judging clinic. Today, Elizabeth remains active in the horse judging circuit and holds seven judges cards! She is active in a variety of breeds and disciplines.
Initiatives she works on are the “Hollywood Charity Horseshow” started by her husband William two decades ago. Their Standardbred “All Glory” was chosen as the Celebration Horse at Breyerfest in 2010 and earned enough money to spearhead a NARHA Horses for Heroes pilot at the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope which helps disabled vets use horses as a mean of physical therapy and healing. Due to the pilot program’s success, Elizabeth and William developed “The All Glory Project” in an effort to network with different organizations to bring them on board with the overall goal of extending support and gratitude to our veterans.
Harley Goad is sixteen years old, and she attends York Agricultural Institute in Jamestown Tennessee. She also is a member of The Mt. Helen United Baptist Church, Fentress County 4-H project, and the Mark Twain Chaper FFA. She has been competing in 4-H horse judging, horse bowl and hipology for the past six years and showing in 4-H horse shows for the past seven years. She has won 20 State 4-H Championships and a reserve World Championship in the Racking Horse Celebration. Harley has also competed in two Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenges held by Flying B Horsemanship, where she received first runner up in the first competition and in her second competition she received first place. She is competing in the youth division of the Extreme Mustang Makeover in October at Miller Colosium in Murfreesboro Tennessee. Harley is an apprentice for Mike Branch with Flying B Horsemanship. She loves showing horses and just helping all the people she can to improve basic horsemanship skills.
Harry de Leyer
Harry de Leyer, “The Galloping Grandfather” as he is know around the world is one of the most successful show jumping riders and trainers in America. He rose to prominence aboard a plow horse he rescued off a truck bound for the glue factory, named Snowman. Only two years after his rescue, Snowman won the 1958 horse show jumping Triple Crown — the American Horse Shows Association Horse of the Year, Professional Horseman’s Association Champion and Champion of Madison Square Garden’s Diamond Jubilee
Harry’s career included many show jumping championships aboard Dutch Crown, the famous horse he bread, trained and rode. Harry represented the United States at the World Championships in Gothenborg, Sweden in 1983 and was recognized by the United States Equestrian Foundation with a Pegasus Medal of Honor in 2002 for his lifetime contribution to the sport.
In 2011, Eighty Dollar Champion, the story of Harry and Snowman, was published and became a NYTimes best seller. Now 85, Harry continues to train yet another generation of great riders and horses out of his farm in Dyke, VA
Jackie Kinney has over 30 years experience in all aspects of the horse business: Graduate “A” pony clubber; Employed by the US Olympic team; 15 years USEF Recognized Dressage judge; Assistant trainer and manager of Olympic team member’s stable. Jackie has been instructor for two students who went on to be members of the U.S. Olympic Team and has herself trained and shown through Grand Prix. Additionally, Jackie is a highly skilled horse broker, able to find the right horse to meet each rider’s individual goals, be it safe trail riding or FEI competition.
Mustangs, General Training
Mike Branch has traveled with the BLM all over the eastern United States at various wild mustang adoptions to give demos on the gentling process of the untamed horse. Many times Mike has had wild mustangs saddled and ridden in less than one to two hours.
Mike Branch was also invited to Brandon, MB Canada, in 2008 to compete in their first ever “Road to the Horse” type event, where he went up against the four time cowboy hall of famer Mel Hyland, Mike and Mel are now great friends (it doesn’t matter who won, it’s about the horse).
In March 2009 Mike was invited to England to meet some of the wild pony societies there and to see if he could do anything with an Exmoor pony that had been deemed “unbackable” by three professional trainers. Mike took on this challenge, was on the pony in an hour, and was asked to come back and do clinics and demos from Devon in the South of England to North Umberland in the north. Mike now makes an annual trek to England to share his knowledge there.
Mike has also been featured on BBC television show “Edwardian Farm”, where he demonstrated his wild horse gentling techniques with a wild Dartmoor pony, has been featured on BBC radio, and received formal introductions to certain members of the royal family.
Nettie R. Liburt
Equine Nutrition and Health
Sponsored by Blue Seal Feeds
Dr. Nettie Liburt grew up in Orient, NY and has been a life-long horseperson. Dr. Liburt has been fortunate enough to own a horse for most of her life, and compete in the hunter/jumper disciplines both as a junior and adult. She spent 11 years as a 4-H member of the East End Equestrians. Consequently, Dr. Liburt became a strong advocate of horsemanship, proper horse care, and animal welfare, leading her to believe in the importance of knowing your horse and what is normal and what is not.
She worked hard to turn her passion for horses into her profession. After a short career in broadcasting, she went to graduate school and received her Master of Science degree in Animal Science (Equine Exercise Physiology) from Rutgers University in 2005. She started a small equine nutritional consulting business while concurrently serving on the Board of Directors for the East End Livestock and Horseman’s Association (2006-2008, 2010-present). She also worked for the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center and Talmage Farm Agway. She married Randy Weiner in July, 2006. In 2007, she returned to Rutgers and completed her PhD in January, 2011. Her research focused on the effects of age and exercise training on endocrine control of the cortisol response and insulin resistance. She began working as an Equine Field Nutritionist for the Kent Nutrition Group/Blue Seal Feeds in January of 2010 and is having a fantastic time with it! She currently resides in Smithtown, NY with her husband, and has one horse, a registered Appendix named Please Be Quiet (a.k.a. ET).
Jennifer Bauer is an Internationally known gaited horse clinician and trainer who has conducted clinics throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin River-Falls with a degree in Animal Science-Equine Business. She uses her gymnastic background to help her riders gain control of their bodies to give them a balanced secure seat. She specializes in gaited horse training with the use of classical dressage exercises to encourage a soft and reliable gaited horse.
Jeannie Willems, LVT, BS
Jeannie grew up loving animals. She continued this passion into her College career by attending Morrisville College and Lake Erie College, earning an AAS in Horse Husbandry and a BS in Equestrian Studies, respectively. Along with the many jobs Jeannie has held with animals, she also successfully bred Thoroughbred race horses for 15 years. It was important to her to able to place all the horses she bred with good, caring homes for a second career after they were done racing.
After working in a mixed practice veterinary hospital in the Rochester, NY area, Jeannie continued her education by attending Medaille College and receiving her AS in Veterinary Technology. She served on the NYSAVT Board as Secretary, and is currently the Secretary for the AAEVT.
Currently, and for the past 12 years, Jeannie has worked for Nutramax Laboratories in many different capacities. Jeannie is the Veterinary Product Technical and Training Specialist and trains Nutramax employees and outside representatives on Nutramax products.
Jeannie also enjoys educating veterinary professionals as well as pet/horse owners on important animal health issues.
Jamie is one crazy country chic with a passion for marketing and social media. She is known for her contagious energy and never-ending smile. She started her riding career on a Welsh Pony when she was about 2 years old. She has participated in disciplines such as western, hunt seat, jumping, showmanship and trail riding throughout her show career. From starting her own business at age 13, to being awarded the sportsmanship award at the World’s Largest All Breed Youth Show at 14, her passion for horses and business just skyrocketed. In 2011 she was selected to be the co-anchor of America’s Favorite Trail Horse, which aired on HRTV in September 2011 and she currently is a guest blogger for the Equestrian Stylist. She is 34 years old now, still riding, president of her own company, Yellow Barn Media and still riding a Welsh Pony! She prides herself in bringing out of the box ideas to the equine industry through creative social media strategies. Her company offers one-on-one coaching, brand development, social media management, networking training and marketing consulting. Jamie can be contacted at www.yellowbarnmedia.com or 517.375.5399.
Lizzy Traband is an inspiration to those she comes in contact with. Born with only one hand, she embraces life with a compassion, determination and dignity that is beyond her years. She has wonderful results with her animals based on her love and compassion, her effort to understand them and her consistent and basic training approach. Born and raised on a sport horse breeding and training farm and receiving training from talented equestrian like her mom, Tommie Turvey and Elizabeth Solter, she has developed her own program for starting her ponies and competing them over fences bridleless. She has readily identifies key skills and checkpoints for the rider and horse that can take any rider and horse combo to a greater level of rideability, achievement and enjoyment for both the rider and horse during their time spent together. Lizzy has taken basic concepts that have been made overly complicated and has simplified them! She presents in a very simplistic, organized and insightful manner that inspired a “can do” belief in those that see her in action.
Christina is an attorney licensed to practice law in Virginia and provides legal representation in the areas of real estate, general business law, and equine law. She grew up around the horse industry on her parents’ Welsh pony breeding farm and she was an active hunter/jumper rider. Christina attended Sweet Briar College where she rode on the show team and was the head of the college’s riding council. Today Christina remains active in the horse industry through her daughter’s riding and very much enjoys bringing her knowledge of the law together with her passion for horses.
Equestrian College Advisor
Randi C. Heathman is the Equestrian College Advisor, an individual whose decade of experience in higher education admission and lifetime involvement in equestrian sports combine to give her a unique foundation from which to assist students and families in their college search.
Heathman holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in communication studies. She honed her craft as a college admission professional at Albion College (Albion, Michigan) while also working extensively with their equestrian teams and equestrian program from its creation in 2004. In fact, Heathman was an integral part of the creation of a riding program at Albion, as its roots stem from her student Honors thesis, Enhancing Education through Equitation: A Promotional Plan for an Equestrian Facility at Albion College. Over time, she gained valuable experience in higher education enrollment while working with students and their families through the college search, application process, and financial aid counseling while she simultaneously acquired expertise regarding intercollegiate riding as a whole – the very same expertise that today enables her to serve the needs of her clients.
Today, Heathman is one of the only practicing independent educational consultants who can include both enrollment- and equestrian-related experiences on her resume. She is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and travels to many college campuses and educational workshops each year so that she can help her students find the right college or university for their unique needs.
A lifelong horsewoman, Heathman is a member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). Growing up, she competed in a variety of disciplines (including western breed showing and combined training) before concentrating her efforts on dressage. In 2009, she and her Dutch Warmblood gelding Ricochet were named GAIG/USDF Regional Champions at second level in the adult amateur division. She is also a USDF bronze medalist.
To keep up with Randi’s latest college visits, application tips and advice, and information, follow her on Twitter or visit her blog. She is also contributes educational content to Junior Equestrian Magazine online.
Randy Abernathy has over 20 years experience working with horses. He grew up on a small farm in Virginia where his family farmed, raised cattle and horses. He has been riding since the age of 10. Randy has been very fortunate to be able to study under and learn from some of the best horsemen in the world. Randy conducts clinics in the US as well as Europe. He has performed at expo’s and has been helping people with their horses for many years. He tries to help people think about their horses differently. He knows that once a horse’s owner changes the way he or she thinks about horses, that improves the horse’s life forever. Trying to understand the way horses think and their language has been a lifelong pursuit of Randy’s. Now, not only is Randy becoming recognized and respected as a horseman but as a spiritual teacher as well. He realized along time ago that your horse is merrily a reflection of what you know and understand about them. When you change the way you think, it changes every aspect of your life from how you get along with horses to how you get along with people.
Randy was selected as one of the trainers for the 2006 East Coast Trainer Challenge.
In 2008 Sara Strauss joined the nationally-recognized, 58-acre facility for abused and neglected horses, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR), in Howard County, Maryland. Having earned her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland, she came to DEFHR already an accomplished rider and trainer with a background in Dressage and Natural Horsemanship. She brought to DEFHR a wealth of knowledge using a variety of training techniques and from her experiences under several trainers.
Sara’s presence was felt almost immediately at DEFHR as she works with the 50-70 horses that are under the farm’s care at any given time. All horses progress well under Sara’s improved program and adoption numbers have steadily increased. In early 2009, Sara broadened her experience by completing an apprenticeship with Kenny Harlow. In addition to working with Harlow, Sara has also worked with well-regarded trainers Scott Purdum, David Beard, Charlie Powers, Craig Cameron, and Julio Mendoza. She continues to interact with these and other experienced trainers to ensure her professional development and the quality of DEFHR’s rehabilitation program.
Scott picked out his first horse after only a few months of riding, which began his show career at age 6. He also worked as an intern with Quarter Horse trainer Ken Adkins in West Virginia. Scott has dedicated himself to bringing horses and people together through mutual respect and trust. Scott works primarily by giving individual, customized attention to students. He also maintains 12 horses for full training or breaking. Some of his work includes breaking and training BLM Mustangs, Sport Horses, Quarter Horses, ex-race horses, and he has broken 2 year olds for the track. He also teaches on-site trailer loading lessons. In his spare time, he shows Western Pleasure at both local and AQHA shows.
Steve Rice is a farrier with over 25 years of experience shoeing gaited horses for show and trail. He also has successfully trained and shown National Show Horses, and has flat shod Tennessee Walkers, Racking Horses, and Spotted Saddle Horses. He and his wife Sharon hold four Virginia State Championship titles in the Plantation Pleasure Division, International Western Classic Park Pleasure Champion, four-time National Grand Champion in the amateur Plantation Pleasure Division, four-time Reserve National Grand Champion in the Open Plantation Pleasure Division, as well as Reserve International Grand Champion in the Lite Shod Division. As a professional farrier, Steve shoes hunter/jumpers, eventers and dressage horses as well as Arabians, field trial horses and pleasure horses of all breeds. His knowledge and experience as a farrier and showman give him a unique perspective on the different techniques and methods of shoeing both the gaited horse and the trotting horse.
Tommie Turvey is an incredible showman, stuntman, and horse trainer. With his amazing horses, Tommie performs his memorable acts at the biggest best shows, including the NFR, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Toronto Royal, Equine Affaire, FEI World Equestrian Games, the National Western Stock Show, and the Midwest Horse Fair, just to name a few. He is the most versatile entertainer with acts ranging from hilarious comedy to extreme roman riding to riding bareback and bridleless and showing not only incredible horsemanship, but highlighting the beauty and the power of the horse. “All my acts center around the horse, I want people to watch my acts and say ‘Wow, that was an amazing horse’ as well as having the people see the diversity of what horses are capable of, like making you laugh, gasp, or get a lump in your throat.” Tommie’s performances are truly amazing and inspiring to watch.
Tommie is not only one of the top entertainers in the country, but also a nationally known clinician, horse trainer and movie stuntman. He can be seen with his horses on the blockbuster movies “Jonah Hex”, “Batman: Dark Knight”, “Witless Protection”, HBO’s “John Adams” series, AMC’s “the Walking Dead” and family horse movie “the Greening of Whitney Brown”. Tommie trains horses for movies, commercials and teaches clinics on how people can get connected with their own horses. He trains all his own horses with the same techniques he teaches and truly believes that all it takes is patience, discipline and trust.
Follow Tommie Turvey, Equine Extremist on FACEBOOK and YouTube. Tommie’s training facility, “Liberty Horse Ranch” is located in Brooksville, Florida.
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Tracy Bartko-Magness has led an extremely successful career in the showjumping ring since her early years as a junior. She acquired fame in the Amateur-Owner Jumpers with her thoroughbred gelding, Paul Harvey prior to going professional. While Paul Harvey could be difficult on occasion, he and Tracy dominated the Amateur-Owner jumper division, winning several championships and awards at major competitions including Wellington and indoors. After a fruitful career in the amateurs and Paul Harvey’s retirement, Tracy turned professional in 2001. She continued to pave her road to success in the Grand Prix ring on several mounts and has won more than thirty $25,000 Grand Prixs, especially with her Belgian Warmblood, Tarco Van Ter Moude. Tracy and Tarco have been blazing a trail to Grand Prix glory since 2007 with wins both nationally and internationally. In 2008, Tracy and Tarco were members of the winning Nation’s Cup Team and represent the United States in Germany, Poland, and Slovenia. In 2009, the dynamic duo won ten Grand Prixs, including the $100,000 Budweiser/Upperville Jumper Classic and Tracy was crowned Leading Grand Prix rider for the United States Grand Prix League. Her Grand Prix performances in 2010 led her to the USEF’s National Reserve Championship for the second highest money earner in the $25,000+ Open Jumper division. Tracy is currently developing her second Grand Prix mount, Consulado, whom she obtained in 2011. The combination has shared multiple Grand Prix placings up and down the east coast and will continue to gallop a triumphant trail.
Roping/Cutting/Reining Ranch Horse Versatility
Trey Young was raised in the small town of Crawfordville, FL and discovered he had a passion for horses and ranch life. He inherited this passion from his father Skip Young, who also realized the need to preserve the American tradition of ranching and the horse. Trey learned to rope at age 10 from a local cowboy, Mr. Tony. Once he was old enough, Trey became a member of the Florida High School Rodeo Association and entered the team roping, bull riding, and calf roping events. Trey and his long time partner, Gabe Gray, typically placed high among the competition. After graduating high school, Trey moved to Texas with a scholarship to Weatherford College in roping. After competing in college for only one year, Trey moved on to the PRCA and competed as a professional. Traveling across the country for 5 years, Trey met countless people, and learned about life. Looking back on his journey, Trey is grateful for all the lessons learned good and bad. In 2005, Trey moved back home to Crawfordville and began training horses for the public. All the skills he mastered from Mr. Tony, and the miles of roads traveled would now come into play. In 2007, Trey went back to Texas and South Florida to further his knowledge in horsemanship, and worked for numerous accomplished trainers. Trey took this knowledge and set up a round pen using the old barn on the 800 acre ranch, with only a few stalls getting started. Trey picked up a few horses, and as time went on, his client base grew. Since moving back, 3-Y Ranch has also expanded with the growth of Trey’s reputation. A new 21 stall barn was added along with a covered arena, roping arena, 2 new round pens, and an office. Today Trey is hard at work, doing what he loves. In early 2011, Trey began filming his television show, “Trey Young, the American Horseman.” Trey hopes by documenting the American way of horsemanship, he can do his part in preserving the Americans love for the horse.
Advanced level Eventer and 4th Level Dressage rider, Valerie Vizcarrondo is no stranger to success in the Eventing or Dressage world! Valerie’s victorious riding career has been defined by her hard work ethic, die hard dedication, and competitive drive. She has received top-notch training from a line of Olympic riders and medalists, including Karen O’Connor (Eventing), Jimmy Wofford (Eventing), and Linda Zang (Dressage). Valerie received an ‘A’ rating in Pony Club at age of 16. She has competed at the International levels of Eventing since 2001, with several wins and other high placings from Beginner Novice to Intermediate, and continues to be a force to be reckoned with! She continues to event at the Advanced level in the hopes of achieving Olympic Gold and glory while also bringing along young horses and riders in both Eventing and Dressage.
Victoria Sherry Moore
Vicky Sherry Moore has been a riding instructor for over 35 years. Vicky is the founder of Safe Start Equine specializing in beginners, emphasizing safety in the horse experience. Vicky enjoys the opportunity to share her love of the horse with people that are new to the horse experience. Vicky gives demonstrations and clinics to youth and 4H groups across the country. She studied Equestrian Science at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and has been a student of the horse every since. Vicky rides and shows in western disciplines, dressage, and driving. She has been a member of the American Riding Instructors Association since 1993.
Vicky currently resides in Tidewater, Virginia. She rides, trains and shows her own horse with her daughter in the local horse show clubs. You may contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of Horses TV
Mr. Williams has a long background in Radio both on the air as a disc jockey as well as newscaster along with working behind the scenes in sales and production.
Mr. Williams has always been involved with horses. Since age 6 to the present, he has involved himself with horses. He has appeared in Parades from the Indianapolis 500 Parade to the Rose Bowl Parade, exhibited in Open and Palomino shows, and most recently, he and wife Pat pay tribute to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on Horseback with Silver Saddles and costumes of the era. Mr. Williams has totally dedicated himself to the Equine Industry since 1985. This is when a part time passion became a full time career.
Mr. Williams began mixing his announcing background with horses as the “Voice of the Midwest Horse Fair”. He has become the “Voice of over 20 top Horse Expo’s Nationwide and in Canada. He also aids many Expo’s in presenting entertainment on horseback and various equine acts.
For relaxation Wayne enjoys Trail Riding and camping with wife Pat, in addition to riding in parades, and be the man “Behind the Microphone.
He is the Host of “Speaking of Horses” Radio and TV which continually brings a variety of Equine information to you at your fingertips on www.speakingofhorses.com. And Now on Dish channel 9411.