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Bob Avila

Bob Avila
Million Dollar Rider
With over 37 World Champion or Reserve World Champion titles in events ranging from performance to halter Bob is acknowledged by his peers as one of the most versatile and accomplished horsemen. From being the first recipient of the AQHA Professional Horseman to capturing the prestigious title of Worlds Greatest Horseman twice Bob has gone on to win in excess of 1.7 million dollars! He won both the $100,000.00 NRCHA Futurity and the $100,000.00 NRHA Futurity a feat only accomplished by one other individual. He is also in the very elite company of only one other horseman that has won the NRCHA Futurity more than two times. Bob is renowned as being the "trainer’s" trainer. He has several young apprentices working for him at all times, learning and studying his remarkable horse training abilities and business practices that he is so well respected for in the industry today.

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Eitan Beth-Halachmy

Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Cowboy Dressage
Eitan has had a long and rewarding career in the show ring. He has won many world and national titles in  the Morgan Show Horse industry.  With many western pleasure world wins with his open horses and even more with his junior western  pleasure and futurity horses Eitan set a standard in the Western Division for Morgan Horses. His horses are easily recognizable with a very round  Baroque look to them. They were beautifully bridled and soft in the hands with self carriage and balanced  movement. His horses became his trademark and his “art.” However, he is best known for his role as the father of the Cowboy Dressage movement!

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Gina Miles

Gina Miles
3-day Eventing and Dressage (over fences and dressage)
Gina Miles won the Olympic Individual Silver Medal in Equestrian (3-Day Eventing) in 2008 with McKinlaigh, an Irish Sport Horse owned by Thom Schulz and Laura Coats of Creston, California. Other accomplishments include the Pan American Gold and Bronze Medals in 2007, Bronze Medal at the 2003 World Cup Final, 2006 USEA Gold Cup Champion, 2006 USET Fall Champion, 2006, 2007, 2008 USEA Advanced Horse of the Year and the 2008 Chronicle of the Horse Overall and Eventing Horsemen of the Year.  She is a member of the USEF Eventing Technical Committee, past Chairmen of the USEA Professional Horsemen’s Council, a Pony Club national examiner and Level III USEA certified instructor. 

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Kalley Krickeberg
Liberty, Young Horses, Troubled Horses
Kalley Krickeberg is a master young horse developer, presenter and horsewoman who has dedicated her life to finding the right combination of techniques and exercises to capture the heart, obedience and athleticism of her horses. She has taken all of her prior experiences – excelling in polo, working with the Budweiser Clydesdales, starting colts, taming wild mustangs, and giving countless inspirational and educational demonstrations – and applied every lesson learned to her horse training and development. She is the inventor of the patent pending HYBRID Halter which combines the best features of a web and rope halter while eliminating the disadvantages of each, is the horse training columnist for the American Paint Horse Association’s lifestyle magazine CHROME and is a collaborator with $5 Million Dollar Rider Shawn Flarida on The Sport of Reining: Training the Young Reiner DVD which was released late in 2013.

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Richard Winters

Richard Winters
Reined Cow Horse & Horsemanship
Richard’s credentials include a World Championship title in the National Reined Cow Horse Association along with being an A rated judge. In 2007, Richard was named champion of the West Coast Equine Experience “$10,000 Colt Starting Challenge.” He was also presented with the 2007 Monty Roberts Equitarian Award for outstanding achievements in Horse/Human relationships. Richard was honored to be named Champion in the 2009 Road to the Horse - Colt Starting Challenge in Nashville, TN. In July of 2009, Richard also won the Super Cow Horse competition in Santa Ynez, CA. He hosts a television show on HRTV and is a frequent expo presenter.

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Kerry Kuhn

Kerry Kuhn
Horsemanship
Sharing his knowledge with people of all skill levels is something Kerry’s passionate about. He has a keen sense of humor, which makes learning from him all that much easier. He even smiles when the horse tries to exert a different opinion. Kerry’s teachings are not complex nor contrived. His philosophy is, “Let’s figure it out on the ground, get the horse and rider comfortable and trusting in the saddle, then let’s open the gate and go somewhere. He hosts a weekly TV show on HRTV, entitled "Ridin' Horses with Kerry Kuhn"

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Richard Shrake

Richard Shrake
Resistance Free Training
Richard Shrake is an educator, not an entertainer. By attending either his week-end clinics, his intense 4-day riding programs, or as a spectator at horse expos and fairs, you will gain skills and confidence that you have never had in the past. His knowledge is available to all of those who insist upon a life-long, positive relationship with their horses. He teaches his Resistance FreeŽ Riding & Training Methods, which are acknowledged by their success nationwide. Richard's communication skills allow all who follow his teaching methods to gain the greatest possible insight into their horse and their riding ability. He will break down each problem into a solvable situation. Richard works with each horse person on their individual needs and that of their horse and because of this, he creates a "team" between horse and rider. Richard Shrake has been an icon in the horse industry for over 45 years.

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Tim Kimura
Trail
Nicknamed the “Man of Trail,” Kimura has been a trail course designer for over 25 years, and he draws roughly 100 trail patterns each year for events across the globe. Riders participating in Kimura’s clinics throughout the shows will have the opportunity to learn about improving their trail scores, managing the pattern smoothly and effectively, transitioning between obstacles, maneuvering through and over all elements and much more.

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Muffy Seaton

Muffy Seaton
Carriage Driving
Muffy Seaton put Carriage Driving on the map. Literally. Ms. Seaton is a four-time National Champion. She placed 3rd in the World at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. In 2005, she trained and qualified the pony who won the Gold Medal at the World Pony Championship in England.  She is internationally known as one of the best Clinicians and Trainers

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Anatomy In Motion

Anatomy In Motion
Biomechanics
Susan's study of equine and human anatomy and movement as an artist as well as an instructor, rider and trainer, has given her a unique perspective on how horses and riders balance and move together. Centered Riding techniques can help riders discover how to use their bodies better for improved balance and harmony between horse and rider.  Susan's knowledge of horse gaits and movement and wide experience in various breeds and disciplines enable her to help all kinds of riders and horses improve their balance, comfort, movement and performance. Her friendly and positive teaching style and visual approach help to make learning clear, understandable, and enjoyable for English and Western riders of all ages and levels, from 4-H, Pony Club and pleasure riders to instructors, trainers, and competitors.

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Dr. Max Wilcox

Dr. Max Wilcox
Veterinarian
Max Wilcox, DVM has been involved with horses his entire life. He grew up horseback in the shadow of Yosemite and along with his twin brother, Ben, explored the many trails of the foot hill region of California. He went on to ride, train and show western performance and jumping horses. Max attended undergraduate training at UC Davis. Veterinary training was completed at Oklahoma State University. Max had been a horse shoer for 15 years prior to veterinary school and during his time at OSU Max was the farrier on all of the hospital's podiatry cases. He went from school to practicing in New Mexico for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. In New Mexico Dr Wilcox was able to work with both race and performance horses continuing to use his skills in podiatry and hone his skills in equine medicine and surgery.

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Marvin Pierce

Troy Compton
Western Riding/ Western Pleasure
World and Congress champion, Troy Compton will share the fun of one of the most popular classes within the spectrum of western riding.

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Leonard Berryhill
Western Riding/ Western Pleasure
Leonard’s training philosophy begins with finding the right niche for each horse. AQHA Professional Horseman and Judge Leonard Berryhill is a multidiscipline horseman in an era of specialization. He competes in everything from tie-down roping to western pleasure. He grew up competing in youth events at AQHA and Palomino Horse Breeders of America shows.

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Charles Wilhelm

Charles Wilhelm
Ultimate Super Horse Challenge
The Ultimate Super Horse Challenge is a competition consisting of five different events created to show the communication and relationship between the horse and rider, as well as the competitor's horsemanship and riding skills at the walk, trot and canter. The courses are designed to showcase the versatility of the horse is a variety of areas. A Super Horse is a horse that can go on the trail one day, compete in a Cowboy Dressage test the next, participate in a parade, work cows and more!  The challenge is suitable for riders of any discipline and horses of all breeds. As the horse and rider work through each event they will be judged on several criteria as well as overall performance. Competitors will compete for great prizes, including a trip to Hawaii and the title of Ultimate Super Horse 2014 WSHE Champion.

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Dave Ellis, Cezanne DeCristoforo and Lillan Roquet
Parelli Professionals

Parelli Natural Horsemanship is a training program that teaches students how to develop solid foundations with their horses through an understanding of horse behavior and effective, practical communication skills. It was founded by Pat Parelli more than 30 years ago, and is now one of the world's most popular horsemanship education programs, with students and licensed Instructors around the world.

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Kori Lynn Angers

Kori Lynn Angers
Fitness Educator and Personal Trainer
A fitness and nutrition expert based in Los Angeles, Kori earned a degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics from California State University Fullerton and has worked as a strength and conditioning specialist, training and rehabilitating some of America’s best-known athletes. Today, with over ten years of training experience behind her, Kori Lyn not only guarantees results but also longevity of your physicality and integrity of your movement. Whether the objective is peak performance, weight loss, toning, or injury prevention, Kori Lyn designs and implements strength, conditioning, speed and agility programs to target her clients' specific exercise needs.

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Tom Mayes

Tom Mayes
Equine Body Work
Tom's specialty is noninvasive, highly effective approach that addresses the core causes of lameness, metabolic and emotional dysfunction. He integrates cutting edge proven modalities such as; Osteopathy, CranioSacral, Applied Kinesiology, Acupressure TCM, Reiki, and Medical Intuition to resolve acute and chronic issues at their deepest level; thereby restoring normal function. By unraveling these physical and energetic restrictions, the secondary or compensatory holding patterns can easily be re-balanced. 

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Brandi Lyons

Brandi Lyons
Horsemanship
The daughter of legendary clinician John Lyons, Brandi Lyons is no stranger to the expo and clinic scene and will share her family's 18 year long legacy of horsemanship training.

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Marvin Pierce

Marvin Pierce
Stockdog Training
Marvin will cover the fundamentals of starting a dog on cattle to fine-tuning a dog that’s already working cattle. He’ll also help folks overcome common and “not-so-common” obedience issues such as fighting, chasing horses, not coming when called and unruly & ill-mannered behavior.

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Jerry Bestpitch, Mounted Shooters of America
Mounted Shooting
How to get started in Mounted Shooting.  Demonstrate how to desensitive a horse to gunfire,  firearms safety and mounted shooting rules, MSA certified rangemaster and trainer, Jerry Bestpitch, will be demonstrating various patterns used in competitive mounted shooting.

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Jessica Normand

Theresa Spencer
Author, speaker, horse owner

Owner of EquestriSafe a company dedicated to horse safety, as well as owner of California Horse Barns. Proud member of CSHA(California State Horseman’s Association), Equestrian Trails – Corral 138, AQHA, American Equestrian Trade Association, Equestrian Professionals, WHIN (Women’s Horse Industry Network) and American Horseman’s Challenge Association as well as being a director in the Acton Chamber of Commerce.

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Jessica Normand

Jessica Normand
Smart Pak Equine

Jessica Normand is the Senior Director of Equine Health at SmartPak, where she has worked since 2003. She holds an A.S. of Equine Industries and a B.S. of Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts. Jessica oversees product development, horse owner education and internal horse health training at SmartPak. A lifelong rider, she has done everything from competing in the hunter/jumper and dressage show rings to spending many hours riding through the Teton Wilderness of Wyoming. Jessica currently owns a young Lippitt Morgan.

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Western States Horse Expo • June 5-7, 2015
Hours: Friday, Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 9am-6pm
at Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California
(530)672-7490 (800)352-2411
What natural horsemanship clinicians have appeared at California's Western States Horse Expo?
Over the years such notable presenters have included; Bob Avila, Chris Cox, John Lyons, Clinton Anderson, Richard Winters, Pat Parelli, Ken McNabb, Craig Cameron, Jonathan Field, and more. As a visitor to Western States Horse Expo you can benefit from a wide variety of great horse training knowledge each year - it's like being able to be at a dozen horsemanship clinics all in one day, at a fraction of the cost! Besides learning how to train your horse, you can shop for horse trailers, horse art, horses for sale and all types of horse supplies all in one place!

 

 

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