If you are interested in riding with clinician you will need to fill out a waiver/contract.
The prerequisite for people taking a class, they would need to have a horse that is able to be approached, haltered and led. Preferably worked some in a round pen.
Randy Helm is a certified horse trainer with Lyons Legacy (John and Josh Lyons) and has been training wild horses for over 30 years. He developed the current training program for the Arizona State prison in Florence where he serves as the supervisor of the wild horse inmate program.
The prison has over 600 horses and provides training for the U.S. Border patrol, ranches, individuals and law enforcement agencies.
Jimmy Brown is a self-taught horseman from Jacksonville, Texas. Brown has been training and riding horses for more than 30 years. He travels often, sometimes weekly for demonstrations across the country. In his experience, Brown found taking the time to educate the horse instead of using shortcuts or force helps build a trusting relationship with the animal. That’s why his methods are based on strengthening the relationship with horse. Brown will showcase gating, groundwork and obstacles but has a wide variety of other specialties, including trail riding.
Photo courtesy of Brian Biesemeier
Jeannie Allen's interest in stockdogs was sparked at a very young age by watching the prestigious Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials in her hometown of Meeker, CO. Her dad gave her her first Border Collie as a graduation present when she graduated Colorado State University.
Gus Westerman will be back in 2021
Gus Westerman Is the Colorado State University Extension, Dolores County Director based in Dove Creek, CO. Gus focuses on the topics of Agriculture, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development in the course of his work in Dolores County. Gus works with agricultural producers in Dolores County where the main crops are wheat, dry beans, and various oil seed crops.
Prairie Fire Percherons
We are the Harwood Family, Dave, Tracy, Tanner, and Lauren. We've been working and raising Percheron Horses for over 24 years.
Farming, Carriage Rides and Stage Coach, Sleigh Rides, and yes, Ridding. Lauren thinks they are the only way to go.
We love sharing these proud and powerful gentle giants with the public. We enjoy talking to folks about what you can do with these magnificent horses, in all of their different disciplines.
So stop by and take a look, ask question, give them a pat, rub, or scratch. These big horse will find a way in to your heart, and watch out, you might get bit by the Big Horse Bug.
We hope you enjoy The Four States Ag Exposition
Prairie Fire Percheron’s
Prairie Fire Percherons
75 Sundial Ln.
Ignacio CO 81137
Tyler Willbanks is a 4th generation farmer in Southwest Colorado, where he farms approximately 120 acres of grain and hay, as well as raises livestock and Clydesdale work horses.
Tyler’s family raised a lot of oats, wheat and pinto beans on their 5000+ acre farm when he was younger, but his passion for sustainable farming led him to pursue his interest in heritage grains on a smaller scale. He now raises Spelt wheat, Egyptian Purple barley, Komar, Turkey Red wheat, oats, sweet corn, field corn, hay and potatoes almost entirely with his teams of Clydesdales.
Tyler and his wife currently own and operate Rocky Draw Farm in Dolores, CO.
He will not be here this year
he is on his mission
Colton Mikkelson is an 18-year-old who is passionate about animals, especially his Border Collies, sheep, and Clydesdale named Tiny. He lives in the Cortez area, and has been training stock dogs for almost two years.
Colton has two Border Collies- Liam and Squirt, and he works with them daily, in addition to training several other Border Collies with family and friends. He got his first Border Collie at age 16 and enjoys competing in sheepdog trials with his dogs.
Colton enjoys working with the Border Collie breed. They are extremely intelligent, energetic, and their herding instincts are amazing.
Lesley has worked in the natural health and wellness field for over 25 years. After experiencing the benefits of Holistic Healing and Traditional Chinese Medicine firsthand for herself and her own animals, she wanted to share what she has learned by helping others on their wellness journey.
Her business, Balanced Body, offers Animal Acupressure, PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy), Red and Blue Photonic Light Therapy for people, their pets, and their livestock, which are complimentary to all other treatments and therapies to treat such problems as:
Pain / Inflammation
Injuries / Post-Surgery
Digestive / Colic Issues
Arthritis / Sore Muscles and Joints
Performance / Behavior / Focus / Calmness
Aging / Maintaining Wellness
Susan Carpenter Noble
Susan Carpenter Noble traveled around the country teaching riding clinics and training horses for twenty years, sharing the knowledge she had gained from some of the great horsemen of her day. When she settled down to raise her family, she continued coaching kids on their horses while working as a school teacher and occasionally writing for regional and national horse magazines. Now retired from 'real jobs', she writes novels geared toward horse crazy kids and ranch kids. To her surprise, she has found that her books appeal to a wide range of ages and are getting good reviews from 'kids' aged eight to eighty.
Her debut novel, Cowgirls Don't Quit, is a modern-day tale, set in southwestern Colorado, that follows young Meghan as she goes on her first cattle drive with her best friend Xender and his grandpa. Meghan has already learned that “there's more to likin' horses than just ridin' em.” Now she must learn how to help with the gathering, innoculating, banding, branding, and all the details that go into preparing the cattle for summer pasture. She also figures out how to keep them safe along the drive as some two-legged varmints stir up trouble.
Her second novel, The Free Horse, follows Meghan's mis-adventures when her parents accept a horse from “a friend of a friend who is moving out of town.” Bruises and hard lessons are the price Meghan must pay as she learns to train her “free” horse. Unexpectedly, when Meghan sets a goal to win the title of Rodeo Princess, her best friend, Xender, turns against her. And now her friend Emma, who has Down syndrome, has a crisis with her own sweet, old horse. Suddenly, Meghan must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for friendship.
Autographed copies of her books will be available during the 2020 Four States Ag Expo.