LONDON, OH, February 16, 2022 – Say goodbye to virtual learning and hello to an in-person equine educational experience with Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio! After two years’ hiatus, Equine Affaire will return to the Ohio Expo Center on April 7-10, 2022, with a full schedule of educational clinics, sessions and demonstrations. Whether you’re a new rider anxious to learn the ropes or an experienced equestrian hoping to hone your skills, there’s a session available for you at Equine Affaire. This year, Equine Affaire is delighted to feature Craig Cameron (general training & horsemanship), Warwick Schiller (general training & horsemanship), Lynn Palm (general training & horsemanship), J.R. Robles (colt starting & reined cow horse) and Jim Thomas (general training & horsemanship), along with a multitude of discipline-specific clinicians.
Seize your opportunity to join North America’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering and learn all you can about everything to do with horses, from better riding and handling to improved ground control and manners to health and management. Tickets are on sale now at equineaffaire.com. General admission covers all clinics, sessions and demonstrations, plus entry to the trade show, all themed pavilions, multiple competitions and tons of interactive exhibits and immersive experiences. Tickets are just $15 per day for adults or $50 for a four-day pass. Tickets for children, ages 7-10, are $8 per day. Children six and under are admitted for free. Bring your whole family or friend group and get ready to learn!
Craig Cameron’s motivational and entertaining speaking style focuses on the training principles of patience and understanding. A life-long rancher, working cowboy and horse trainer, Craig Cameron has developed a keen understanding of the Western lifestyle and discipline. After years of bull riding on the professional rodeo circuit and successfully operating his cattle business, Cameron decided to give something back to the horse by devoting his time and talents to training horses. By honing his horsemanship skills and conducting clinics throughout North America and beyond, Cameron has become a household name in the horse industry. His work has earned him the prestigious American Cowboy Culture Working Cowboy of the Year award. Currently Cameron can be found hosting a horse training program as well as his Extreme Cowboy Races on RFD-TV and at equine venues throughout the country and working on his Double Horn Ranches in Bluff Dale, TX, and Lincoln, NM.
Jim Thomas has spent his entire life surrounded by horses, but it wasn’t until his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2007 that he began training horses full-time. That same year, he competed in his first Extreme Mustang Makeover, which became a pivotal point in his horsemanship journey. After training that mustang, Thomas earned a reputation for being able to work with wild or difficult horses. He has trained almost 100 mustangs since then and continues to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover every year. Outside of working with horses and riders of all disciplines on his ranch in Pittsboro, NC, Thomas conducts clinics, writes articles for Southeast Equine and Carolina Hoofbeats and is currently working on a book. He has also served in various positions as a North Carolina Horse Council Executive Board Member and is a member of the Chatham County Equine Advisory Board.
Like many trainers, J.R. Robles grew up with a passion for horses. Though he put his passion on hold to attend the University of Oregon and earn a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, his education ultimately influenced his training methods. Robles researched why certain people were more successful in life than others — namely due to opportunity, education, and having the right connections — and implemented those ideas into the world of horses. Out of his J. R. Horse Training in Newberg, OR, Robles specializes in colt starting, western dressage, reining and working with “problem” horses. After being exposed to horse trainers who used a lot of old school cowboy training methods, which seemed more cruel than effective in his eyes, Robles became fascinated with natural horsemanship, and now uses it as the driving teaching method in his training. When he’s not training or teaching clinics, Robles enjoys competing in colt starting competitions. Robles was named the Colt Starting Reserve Champion during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2016.
For 50 years, Lynn Palm has championed the partnership of horse and rider. An international clinician, she travels extensively from her facilities at Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, FL, where she and her husband, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, teach the fundamentals of their Palm Equestrian Academy. Palm is an American Quarter Horse Association judge and holds her USEF R Western Dressage judges license. Continuing to compete in both United States Dressage Federation and Western Dressage Association of America shows, her competition record is second to none. Palm was a special guest performer at the 1996 Olympics and was named 2000 AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2003, she was the recipient of Equine Affaire’s Exceptional Equestrian Educator Award, and she was titled Horsewoman of the year in 2007 by the American Quarter Horse Association. Palm presented as a clinician and entertainer at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals.
Though he grew up riding Quarter Horses in Australia, Warwick Schiller has called the United States home for almost thirty years. An accomplished reining competitor, Mr. Schiller has multiple championship titles in the United States and Australia, including being a member of the 2010 and 2018 Australian Reining Teams at the World Equestrian Games. In addition to training his own horses, Mr. Schiller is passionate about working with riders from all disciplines to help them improve their communication with their horse and create deep, authentic relationships that result in relaxed, connected and present horses and humans. He does this through his online video library, his YouTube videos and his Journey On Podcast. Since beginning his YouTube channel in 2011, Mr. Schiller has become a worldwide horse training educator. The Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship Online Video Library now hosts more than 500 videos and 300 hours of training footage with more than 20 million views. Though his home base is in Hollister, CA, Mr. Schiller spends a lot of time on the road, as he conducts clinics throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
In addition to these featured clinicians, look for sessions from:
- Jeff Cook (hunter/jumper)
- Liz Austin (dressage)
- Stephen Hayes (dressage)
- Kevin Oliver (reining and trail)
- Kristin Weaver-Brown (barrel racing)
- Lynn Palm (Western dressage)
- Bob Giles (driving)
- Luke Gingerich (liberty and bridleless riding)
- Simon Cocozza (core strengthening & yoga for horses)
- Gary Lane (easy gaited horses)
- Stephanie Lockhart-Hayes (working equitation)
- Jerry Paulsen (equine-assisted activities)
- Jenny Vidbel (liberty)
- Maggie Herlensky (sidesaddle)
- Fred Win (para equestrian)
- Paul Garrison (mules)
- 6th Ohio Mounted Buglers & 2nd Cavalry Brigade (mounted cavalry)
- Mini Doves (miniature horse drill team)
- The Young Guns Drill Team (drill team)
- And many others…
For additional information about Equine Affaire, including a full schedule for the weekend, host hotels and more, visit equineaffaire.com or call the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085 between 9 am and 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday. You can also follow Equine Affaire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @equineaffaire. We’ll see you in Ohio!