We will be hosting clinician Rick Shaffer for our first Trail Horse Clinic and Test. Rick was instrumental in developing this program to ensure that everyone can have an enjoyable time while also achieving goals with their horses. Our secondary judge for the Masters level participants is Nola Haupert-Keill. Masters level horses are evaluated both in person by the first judge and by video by the second judge. While this program was designed and supported by the Paso Fino Horse Association, it is open to all breeds! The goal of the program is to highlight the joy of having a well-trained, responsive trail partner.
The clinic portion will be held in the morning and will give an overview of the program as well as demonstrate some of the tasks that horses and riders will be asked to perform. After lunch, the participants will each demonstrate the abilities of their horses against a standard in each category of tasks. Categories include trailer loading/unloading, grooming & tacking, ground work exercises, performance on the trail, maneuvering through trail obstacles, and temperament & attitude of the horse. Horses can be tested at the Junior, Senior, and Master levels. The horse must receive a passing score prior to moving on to the next level, but riders can elect to be evaluated at the Junior and Senior level during the same test. At each advancing level, the horse is expected to be more reponsive and willing to perform each task fluidly without hesitation. At the end of the test, participants will receive their evaluation card so they can see what they are excelling at and which elements need improvement prior to the next test. Participants also receive prizes from PFHA after completing each level!
This promises to be a fun, interactive event and we hope to see you there! Contact us for more information or to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited!
Maximum 12 horse & rider spots available Unlimited spectator spots available Lunch is included!
Fees Each horse/rider combo will pay the clinic/test fee PLUS the chosen level fee
Clinic & Test Fee per Horse: $200 Junior Level Test: $15 Senior Level Test: $20 Junior/Senior Level Test Concurrently: $35 Master Level Test: $85 Spectator: $20
All horses must provide proof of negative Coggins within 12 months as well as proof of vaccinations at the time of reservation
Joe, Rick, Ashley, and McKenzie Gearing Up for an Awesome Clinic!
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Outlaws for helping with the clinic!
On June 1 and 2 2019, we hosted a horsemanship and mounted shooting clinic with Rick Meyer of Royal Oak Ranch. Clinic participants learned a lot about proper equitation, the correct way to communicate effectively with the horse, and more! The Northern Ohio Outlaws, an all-breed mounted shooting group, gave a fantastic demo during the mounted shooting portion of the clinic. Clinic participants got to learn about gun safety, how to properly and safely begin to acclimate the horse to the sound of gunfire, and more! Everyone had a blast!For more event pictures, check out our Facebook page. We are hoping to host another exciting clinic next year!
Gascon Horsemanship Clinic 2018
Joe, Michael, and Ashley Gearing Up for an Awesome Clinic!
Everyone had a blast at our very first Gascon Horsemanship Clinic! Each participant learned valuable information about the best way to communicate with his or her horse. Jet, the rescued Quarter Horse stallion, was even featured on the Facebook page for Michael Gascon - The Horse Guru! For more event pictures, check out our Facebook page. We are hoping to host another exciting clinic next year!
Equine Affaire 2018
Ashley and Virtual preparing for a demo in front of the farm table!
McKenzie riding Virtual during the first demo of the event!
Cheri Prill on Patrona, Ashley Misner on Virtual, and Alfredo Rizo-Patron on Petunia in front of a large crowd!
Equine Affaire is a yearly event held in Columbus that celebrates everything horse related! We were invited to participate this year to share our love of the Paso Fino breed. Virtual de Los Chalos served as our demo horse and did a fantastic job representing the breed. We were part of a group of 10 Paso Fino horses and riders. We look forward to participating again next year!
Annual Uniontown Lions Festival Parade
Jackie walking Luna, Sierra riding Oso, Ashley riding Alejandre, Mandy walking Dora, and Laura riding Obie
Mary on Little Bit, Brie on Ghost, Mandy on Outlaw, Nick on Rica, Kenzie on Alf, Ashley on DD, and Tyler on Stormy
We thoroughly enjoy participating in the parade every year! We love bringing as many horses as possible! We also have a large group on the float behind the tractor each year. We are very excited to continue to participate annually!
We always have a blast at the farm painting parties! We have done three of these so far and they have been fantastic every time. You can visit "Art by Laura McCartney" on Facebook to schedule a painting party of your very own!
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