The Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair is pleased to announce their opening line-up of clinicians for the upcoming event at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, B.C. October 19 – 21, 2012.
It will be a first time appearance in B.C. for Arizona horse trainer, equine behaviourist and clinician Karen Scholl who will be conducting sessions on Horsemanship for Women. This superb communicator will address all areas of horsemanship but will specifically address the confidence issues that women encounter when working with horses.
Joining Karen will be well-known Canadian reining trainer and competitor Clay Webster. Clay was one of the first reining clinicians that the Mane Event had the pleasure of working with in 2004 and they are thrilled to have him return.
Nick Karazissis of California will be conducting sessions on jumping and equitation for the hunter rider. Nick is a USEF R Judge and helped produce the “Get Connected” DVD which is used by the USEF in their hunter/equitation clinics.
Dr. Cesar Parra, a leading dressage rider and Olympian will be conducting the dressage sessions at the expo, and if you have never had the chance to see him in action, his sessions are not only educational but extremely entertaining — they are not to be missed!
Clinics that were extremely popular in Red Deer this year are also being offered at the Chilliwack Mane Event as JoLinn and Mitch Hoover will be presenting a series of sessions on Extreme Trail, one of the fastest growing events in the equine world.
A new component to this year’s Chilliwack expo is the addition of Dan James, Dan Steers and Niki Flundra. Niki will be presenting demonstrations on trick training and Dan James will be presenting sessions on liberty.
Dan James’ name may be familiar to many equine enthusiasts in North America as this young Australian recently won the Road to the Horse competition in Tennessee with team mate Guy McLean. He and partner Dan Steers were featured as clinicians throughout the WEG games and were one of the acts during the opening ceremonies in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dan is sure to entertain with his horses in the sessions and the Double Dan demonstration with Niki Flundra during the Saturday Night Equine Experience is going to be a crowd pleaser.
Niki was just featured in the AQHA member’s publication America’s Horse and has entertained audiences six times at the NFR in Las Vegas, 14 times at the CFR and eight times at the Calgary Stampede.
Watch next month’s Horse’s All issue for more information on the Jonathan Field demonstrations and Teresa and Will Bron’s sessions on driving, as well as this year’s Trainers Challenge participants.
One last thing… please note that the expo will be opening earlier on Friday, to allow visitors more time to attend the clinics and of course, shop. The new hours on Friday are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To read more about these clinicians visit www.maneeventexpo.com and contact the Mane Event office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250) 578-7518 if you are interested in participating in these sessions.