Horse Expo Pomona
On the road again to Horse Expo Pomona for the three-day event held on Super Bowl Weekend. Horse Expo Pomona had a fantastic lineup of Clinicians including Clinton Anderson, Jonathan Field, Pat Parelli, Craig Cameron, Warwick Schiller, Brandi Lyons, Mary Kitzmiller and many more. There were seminars and presentations going on at four different venues throughout the day.
There was live music by Kristine Wriding and three buildings filled with vendors catering to the horse and rider.
While I could only stay for the first day of Horse Expo Pomona, I was able to interview some of my favorites. Jonathan Field talks about a free video series he is introducing on his website, 31 in 13. Jonathan is an effective clinician and a wonderful interview. We spent a good 15 minutes talking about my project horse Scratch before we got into a general discussion about his horsemanship. Check out JonathanFieldHorsemanship.net for more details.
Clinton Anderson was making his return to Horse Expo Pomona after an almost 10 year absence. Clinton has big plans for a show idea coming up in 2017. While he would not reveal any of the secrets of the new production, if you listen to the words he says, rearrange the letters, you’ll exactly what he is up to (that’s a joke unless you figure it out, then let me know).
My friend Laura Rene Johnson was competing in the Ultimate Super Horse Challenge and we got and insight into the tension that these competitors feel. Laura did a great job with her horse Star.
I had heard, from many of you actually, that Warwick Shiller is an effective horseman. While he used to be a reining horse trainer, Warwick now travels extensively sharing his horsemanship knowledge. He is very active on Facebook and is available to answer questions. Check out the group Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship or WarwickSchiller.com.
Craig Cameron is out to have a good time. He’s as much an entertainer as he is a horseman. His down-home style and simple explanations of his exercises are the reason he is one of the top clinicians out there. We even got to talk to one of Craig’s apprentices, Anton Hagstrom. Anton is from Sweden and is learning a lot from Craig. Check out CraigCameron.com.
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