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Equine Affaire’s Diverse “Ride With The Best” Program Offers Special Opportunities this November

London, OH, June 22, 2016 — Elevate your equestrian experience this fall at Equine Affaire—North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. The 2016 Equine Affaire will take place at the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA, on November 10th to the 13th and offer horse owners not only the opportunity to attend literally hundreds of clinics, seminars, and demonstrations, but also to participate in dozens of clinics on a wide range of equestrian disciplines. Through Equine Affaire’s unique “Ride With The Best” program you can ride, drive, and have your horse trained in clinics conducted by many of the nation’s foremost coaches, competitors, judges, and horse trainers—for clinic fees designed to fit almost any budget.

The Clinics and Clinicians. The majority of clinicians who will be featured at the 2016 Equine Affaire will be participating in the Ride With The Best program and accepting horses and riders for their clinic sessions. Whether your equestrian tastes lean toward the English disciplines or are solidly in the western realm—or you simply want to improve your riding skills or your horse’s performance, you’ll want to take advantage of these great opportunities to receive individual instruction. Among those who will be presenting sessions on general horse training and horsemanship topics are Guy McLean, Jonathan Field, Lynn Palm, Sean Patrick, and Sandi Simons.Clinicians offering sessions in the English disciplines will include Mette Rosencrantz and Nicholas Fyffe (dressage), Jim Wofford (eventing), Julie Winkel and Linda Langmeier (hunter/jumper), Daniel Stewart (equestrian sport psychology over fences), Sterling Graburn (driving), and Stephanie Lynn (hunter under saddle). Those conducting clinics on western disciplines will include Doug Leasor (barrel racing and pole bending), Lynn Palm (western dressage), Stephanie Lynn (western pleasure and horsemanship), and Kevin Oliver (reining and ranch horse versatility). Larry Whitesell and Jennifer Bauer will team up in sessions on training and riding easy gaited horses, Sandy Croote will share insight on training and showing miniature horses, and Heidi Potter will teach clicker training techniques.

Clinic fees and how to apply. The modest clinic fees for Equine Affaire’s “Ride With The Best”  program range from $70 for a single clinic to $300 for multi-session clinics and cover clinic participation, stabling, and admission to Equine Affaire. Clinicians will select the participants for their sessions from written applications and videos submitted by applicants to Equine Affaire. While some are seeking riders and horses with specific skills or problems to demonstrate and resolve during their clinics, others are seeking any riders interested in improving their general horsemanship and relationships with their horses. The 2016 Equine Affaire will offer a wide range of learning opportunities—and you and your horse may be the ideal participants for one or more sessions.

Full clinic details and a “Ride With The Best” application are available at equineaffaire.com. Click on the Massachusetts event and follow the “Participate” link to information on the “Ride With The Best” program. Interested riders and horse owners may also request an information packet and clinic application by contacting Coagi Long at clong@equineaffaire.com or by calling (740) 845-0085 ext. 114. Consult equineaffaire.com for continuously-updated information on the program. Contact Equine Affaire soon;the application deadline is September 9th

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