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April 12, 13, 14 - 2019

Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wisconsin

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Interested in participating in one of our clinics at the 2019 Midwest Horse Fair?

Applications for Clinic Participants are now available.  Please review the requirements for each clinician below and then click the blue button to be directed to the application and additional requirements.  


RAY AINSWORTH

Ray is seeking a rider with a 2 year old horse that is looking to have the horse's education started. He will work on getting the 2 year old ridden along with working on loping and leads. Submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating the 2 year old being led by halter.

FEE
The participation fee is $350 and is due only if selected. The clinic will include (at least 3) one-hour sessions with one participant accepted. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.


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JEC BALLOU

Jec is seeking various riders that wish to improve and advance their horse's agility, fluidity and athleticism. She will offer multiple sessions; the first is a session to help your horse move with more lightness and fluidity. For this session, she is looking for intro level dressage or higher or highly experienced trail riders. The second session will address corrective exercises for posture and performance challenges. This will include exercises to resolve a horse's imbalances, asymmetries and more. She is looking for horses with physical challenges such as stiffness, post-injury or gait abnormality for the second session.  Her third session will cover ground pole exercises to improve your horse's athleticism. She is looking for english/western riders (gaited also welcome) able to walk/trot/canter with consistent rhythm, control and comfort for this session. Lastly, she is looking for english and western riders of any level with at least an intro level knowledge and master of dressage. Submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating walk/trot/canter and all skills horse and rider or handler are capable of safely performing.

FEE
The participation fee is $150 for one of the single one hour sessions. Payment is due only if selected. She will take up to 2 riders with exception of the ground pole session in which up to 3 riders may be selected. Included are one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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NICOLE BRICKNER

Nicole is seeking riders with horses that wish to gain confidence and or desensitization skills. The first clinic will present correct body control exercises to improve yielding and steering skills and maintain control of your horse. She is looking for riders that have a general understanding of yielding to bit and leg pressure. Riders having difficulty/anxiety with maintaining adequate control of their horse are encouraged to apply. She will also present a two-part desensitization clinic. Included will be preparing your horse for new situations, obstacles and settings. She is looking for Horses/Riders that have difficulty with new and potentially unsettling obstacles and have a general understanding of yielding to bit and leg pressure. Submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating walk/trot/canter (canter is not required for the first session).

FEE
The participation fee is $150 and is due only if selected, for the first single session which is one hour in length and will include 2 participants.  The second two-part clinic fee is $200 and will include (2) one-hour sessions with 2 participants accepted. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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BRAD HARTER

Brad is seeking participants comfortable with their horses on the ground and with a lead rope and halter. Horses can be any age and level of training but the handler must be comfortable with them on the ground. Submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating the horse being led on a halter and all skills horse and rider or handler are capable of performing.

FEES
The participation fee is $200 for this two-part Trail Riding Safety Skills series and will include two hours. Up to 6 participants will be accepted. Payment is due only if selected. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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CHARMAYNE JAMES

Charmayne is seeking horse and rider combinations with some barrel racing experience, looking to improve their barrel racing skills.  Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating a couple of Barrel patterns.

FEES
The participation fee is $275 and is due only if selected and will include (2) one-hour sessions with up to 3 participant horses. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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DAN JAMES

Dan is seeking riders that wish to start or improve their Liberty skills. For the beginning session he is looking for horses only that have never done liberty. For the intermediate liberty session horses should have a minimum of some ground control.  Video of a maximum of 5 minutes is needed showing the horse on a lead including walk, trot, stop and backing skills (if able).

FEES
The participation fee is $225 and is due only if selected. The clinics will include (1) one-hour session and include up to 2 participants in each session. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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CRAIG JOHNSON

Craig is seeking riders with horses at various skill levels looking to strengthen and improve their Reining and Ranch Riding skills. He will present various topics including: steering, finding & removing resistance, speed & transitions, stops & spins, improving scores and cross training. Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating walk, trot and canter along with all Reining & Ranch Riding skills capable of consistently performing.

FEES
The participation fee is $150 for each hour-long clinic and will include (Up to 4) participants. Fee is due only if selected. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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STEPHANIE LYNN

Stephanie is seeking riders with horses that are looking to advance their Horsemanship, Showmanship and/or Equitation Skills. She will present a session on each topic. Riders for the Horsemanship clinic should be able to walk, jog, lope and know their leads. Handlers for the Showmanship clinic should have show clothes, show halter, and knowledge of Showmanship including presenting a pattern for that clinic. Riders for the Equitation clinic should be able to walk, trot, canter, know leads and diagonals.  Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating those skills for the session you are applying for along with any other skills capable of performing.

FEES
The participation fee is $175 for each hour-long clinic and will include (up to 4) participants. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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JJ TATE

JJ is seeking various level competitive Dressage riders and horses looking to improve their skills. For the Training/Showing session she is looking for rider/horse combos with a show record, training level-FEI, interested in bringing out the best in your horse at show. The First/Second level session requirements include an independent seat and horse understanding of going on a bit, collection not needed. Horses 5 years and up may apply. The 3rd/4th level session requirements include understanding of  basic lateral movements and the start of collection. Finally the 4th/FEI level session requirements are a clear ability to show lateral work and collection.  Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes showing a competition performance or all the schooling moves the horse and rider are capable of performing.

FEES
The participation fee is $225 for each hour-long session and 2 riders will be included in each session. The fee is due only if selected. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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BERNIE TRAURIG

Bernie is seeking intermediate to advanced Hunter and Jumper riders with horses looking to improve their skills for his Hunter and Jumper sessions. He is looking for Hunter riders that can consistently jump 3’ 6” and higher and Jumper riders that can consistently jump 4' or approx.1.20m minimum. Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating the horse and rider‘s ability to canter around and consistently jump at the 3’ 6” and 4' (if applicable) height.

FEES
The participation fee is $275 for his clinics and will include (3) one-hour sessions and will include (up to 4 horses) in each session. The fee is due only if selected. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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LARRY WHITESELL & JENNIFER BAUER

Larry and Jennifer are seeking two horse and rider combinations looking to improve their Gaited horse skills. They desire riders with horses that do not have behavioral issues and are confident, comfortable and easily able to handle the expo environment. Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating all the gaits the horse is capable of performing.

FEES
The participation fee is $250 and will include (4) one-hour sessions and will include (2) participant horses. The fee is due only if selected. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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VICKI WILSON

Vicki is seeking Show Jumping horses and riders looking to advance their skills. Additionally Vicki is looking for horses with soreness issues for her sore horse bodywork clinics.  For the Show Jumping clinics intermediate riders capable of performing jumps at 3'6" and above are desired. For the bodywork clinics she requests video of a maximum of 5 minutes, showing the horse under saddle or being lunged without saddle. Be sure to list the issue(s) the horse is having and any bodywork/vet treatments the horse has had previously. For the Show Jumping clinics include video of a maximum of 5 minutes, demonstrating the rider‘s ability to canter around and consistently jump at the 3’ 6” and above.

FEES
The participation fee for Show Jumping is $175 per clinic and is due only if selected. The clinic includes (1) one hour session and may include (up to 3) riders. The participation fee for sore horse bodywork clinics is $175 per clinic and is due only if selected. The clinic includes (1) one hour session and may include (up to 2) horses. Vicki provides the handler. The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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JOE WOLTER

Joe is seeking various horses and riders who are looking to improve their Horsemanship and Cow Working skills. For his first two-part session, he is looking for a horse and rider combo that wishes to improve upon their Horsemanship skills. His second two-part session will feature Cow Working skill building and confident, intermediate level riders with some cattle handling experience is needed. Joe's third two-part session will feature Ranch Roping skill building and intermediate riders with experience handling a rope are needed.  Please submit video of a maximum of 5 minutes demonstrating walk, trot and lope and any other skills capable of safely doing.

FEES
The participation fee is $250 per two-part clinic and is due only if selected. The clinics include (2) one-hour sessions and include 4 riders.  The fee includes one stall and one 3-day horse exhibitor wristband. The entry fee will be charged regardless of any other participation at the event. If participating with the same horse in any other clinic or area, the stall and weekend admission will not be included. If selected for multiple clinics, multiple fees will apply.

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