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Here comes Horse Expo Pomona

Special to the Horsetrader - January 15th, 2015 - Show & Event News, Special Section

HE PomonaPOMONA–One of the fastest growing expos in the U.S., California’s Horse Expo Pomona comes to the L.A. County Fairplex Jan. 30-Feb. 1. In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse friends. Attending the Expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse owning lifestyle year round.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find best-in-class solutions in every equine category. Great deals and custom one-of-a-kind craftsmanship abound in equal measure, ensuring something for every horse person to appreciate!

California Classic
On Friday night at 6:30 p.m. in the RAM Trucks Freedom Arena, the Second Annual Toyota California Classic reined cow horse competition will thrill you with three phases of competition – reining, cutting and cow work down the fence. Top riders and horses will vie for two hours and have a chance at a piece of a $15,000 purse.

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 in 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! 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 saddle and the title of Ultimate Super Horse Champion.

Trail Symposium
The Trail Symposium offers every topic imaginable about trail riding, horse camping, and the preservation of our trails. The majority of horse owners are trail riders — and trail riders today are continuously challenged with losing trails throughout the country. At Horse Expo Pomona, politicians and trail enthusiasts gather to discuss how to keep our horse trails open and maintained, now and in the future, and how to work in harmony with state and federal officials who oversee many of these trails. Politics aside, the Trail Symposium also features experts who teach how to properly tie a horse to an overhead line, how to safely tie to trees (in ways that protect the tree too), taking the mystery out of campfire cooking (including cooking everything from biscuits to cakes in a Dutch oven), and where the best horse camping spots are. Want to learn about horse camping protocol? The Trail Symposium covers all aspects about horse camping, including trailering advice, portable corrals, feeding and watering in a camping situation, what the U.S. Forest Service requires regarding feed and hay, and wildlife information.

Horse Expo University
Horse Expo University is a horse-free classroom setting which showcases lectures from leading experts in equine research, health, nutrition, fitness, training and behavior. Come armed with questions and your notebook!

Breed Revelation
Horse Expo Pomona brings the finest horses of each breed to exhibit that specific breed’s strengths and abilities. The 10 breeds selected are shown in a high quality, in-hand demonstration arena.

Young Rider Park
Great fun awaits all those who attend the Young Rider Park. From tykes to teenagers, anyone who is an aspiring rider can have fun with the wide variety of activities available. The Young Rider Park is a safe and fun place for anyone enthusiastic about horses. There will be American Vaulting Association activities, 4-H activities, horse shoe painting, making horse cookies and more!

The best equine experts grace the stages and arenas of Horse Expo Pomona each year. One ticket price gets you access to unlimited learning, whether you’re a competitor looking for an edge, or a recreational rider looking for a relaxing ride! This year’s line-up includes:

Chris has touched the lives of many a horse enthusiast and shown them there is a straight-forward, practical way to gain a better relationship with their horses.

Texan Craig Cameron, one of the original clinicians, is on the road more than 44 weeks a year covering 80,000 miles demonstrating the style of horsemanship he has perfected in the last 23 years. Called the “public defender of the horse,” Craig dedicates himself to those who educate their horses by first educating themselves.

Jonathan refers to his program as Inspired by Horses, because it is the horses that inspired him to develop it. It is a program designed with the horse in mind through every step while developing the relationship between horse and human, or the ultimate predator with the ultimate prey animal.

As “The Horse Master,” Julie shares the wisdom she’s gained by reaching her master-level CHA status and encourages all horse people to become the leaders/masters their horses want and deserve. Natural horsemanship is founded on understanding horse behavior and the idea that horses look for leadership, direction and assurance that they’re safe and acting appropriately.

Kalley is a horse trainer, innovator and public figure whose focus of study is how horses learn. She routinely combines techniques and expertise from from sports like reining, polo and dressage as well as elements from the realm of natural horsemanship, groundwork and liberty training to help horses find balance, peace and a high purpose at the furthest range of their talent under her tutelage.

Charles de Kunffy continues to travel throughout the world to lecture, teach, coach and demonstrate the principles of classical Horsemanship. He provides knowledge for horseman of all levels through his dressage clinics for riders and instructors, a new monthly journal, books, videos and more.

Nick’s success in the USHJA show ring throughout the last 40 years has made him one of the most sought after judges and clinicians in the U.S. His personal focus and passion in governance is currently, and has historically been, focused in the area of education and the discipline of the equitation division.

Renowned gaited horseman since 1980, Larry was very successful in the show ring, winning regional, national and grand national championships. In 2002 he was Trainer of the Year. He has held judges cards in several gaited breeds.

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.

Sloane Milstein is an experienced rider and instructor in numerous disciplines including hunter/jumpers, three-day eventing, side saddle and is proficient in western horsemanship. She also accomplished all around athlete; 2000 and 2004 Olympic Hopeful in both Pistol Shooting and Modern Pentathalon (Running, Swimming, Shooting, Fencing, and Horseback Riding) respectively.

Barbra Schulte is a Professional Cutting Horse Trainer, Personal Performance Coach, Author, Clinician, and Equine Consultant. Horses and riders trained by Barbra have earned numerous national, regional, and championship titles throughout her career.

Dr. Deb’s horsemanship philosophy is based on the belief that horses and humans have potentially equal intelligence. She encourages riders to increase their ability to perceive what the horse is thinking and feeling.

The Masterson Method is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage. It is a unique, interactive method of equine massage in which you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance.

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.

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.

Dr. Robert M. Miller DVM is an equine behaviorist and veterinarian, best recognized for his system of training newborn foals known as imprint training. Dr. Miller is also one of the early adopters and promoters of Natural horsemanship.

Bonnie Davis has been horse camping and trail riding for over 45 years and is a nationally recognized clinician.

He began teaching in 1993 and joined the very first Parelli Professionals team in the USA in 1994. Since then David has travelled all over the world helping thousands of horse owners to develop better relationships with their horses.

Robert Eversole, “the trail meister,” owns www.TrailMeister.com, the largest database of horse riding and camping areas in the U.S. with free trail and trailhead information, trail maps, and much more to help horse enthusiasts experience the joys of trail riding. Robert is a registered riding instructor with PATH International, a mounted search and rescue team member, and a U.S. Marine who has served on the board of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington (BCHW).

After many years of grooming full- and part-time for several Olympians, Liv saw the need to bring Professional Grooms of all disciplines together in a supportive, informative community in an effort to acknowledge them as skilled individuals, deserving of all the rights and respect that other professionals earn.

Born and raised in England, Clair found her way to California during her junior year as part of an education abroad program and returned to UC Davis for her graduate studies where she attained her Ph.D. in nutrition in 2005. After several years working in epidemiology she started Summit Equine Nutrition LLC a consulting company in 2007 where she is an independent equine nutritionist.

Zsuzsu Illes is an independent Saddle Fitter with a background in classically Balanced Riding, Training and Instructing theory and practice. This combination of fields has developed her ability to distinguish between saddle fit, training and riding issues; a common source of confusion in the world of saddle fitting.

Be sure to visit these Expo Pomona advertisers!

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Adeptus – 37
All American Horses – 11
All American Trailers – 39
CA Western Dressage Assn. – 21
Castlebrook Barns – 5
Choice Barns – 39
Forco – 40
Inland Kubota – 34
Innovative Equine – 41
K and M Contracting – 36
Mikmar Bit – 42
R&De Trailers – 35
Rancho Oso – 41
RCI – 9
Sher Mar Enterprises – 38
Stotz Equipment – 33
Thrifty Horse – 36
Triple Crown Nutrition – 43

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