Excitement Builds for United Professional Horsemen's Association Equitation Update III Clinic
RELEASE: February 19, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) will host the Equitation Update III Clinic at William Woods University, Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, 2009. The topic of the clinic, “Inspiration for Today’s Rider, Instructor, and Judge,” will focus on horsemanship. Attendance to the clinic is free for all UPHA members and college students with proper ID. For the registration form, visit http://www.horseshowcalendar.com/ShowPDFs/2009UPHAInstructorsClinic_Registration.pdf
A wide variety of topics will be covered including: starting your lesson program, pattern work, fitting the saddle, achieving an effective and balanced riding position, judging, and communication.
Clinicians scheduled to appear include: Scott and Carol Matton, Betsy Boone, Mary Marcum Orr, Lillian Shively, Liz Jones, Kathy Boggs, Lynda Freseth, Gary Garone, Bonnie Kittredge, Kristen Cater, Cindy Boel, Sarah Byers, Barbe Smith, Tammie Conatser, Jennifer Dixon, Kent Swalla, Sandra Currier, Dale Becker, Donna Pettry-Smith, Julie Wroble, Bob Griffin, Cindy Muginer, Ellen Beard, Helen Robertson, Renee Biggins, Sandy Rafferty, Shelley Fisher, Maria Gilman, Nealia McCracken, David Erhart, Nancy Becker, Erin Richey, Lynn McNamara, and Gayle Lampe.
A dessert reception on Friday evening will cap off the day’s events, and a dinner will be held on Saturday night at Beck’s restaurant in Fulton, MO, which will feature a panel discussion entitled “Hot Topics” led by Barbe Smith. In addition, a Shively MMX Saddle, donated by Dabora, Inc., and Lillian Shively, will be raffled off. Dinner tickets for Saturday night are $25.
Likewise, on Sunday, a Freedman “Double Saddle,” donated by David Freedman, will also be raffled off. Two-hundred tickets will be sold for $50 each. Contact Barbe Smith at (504) 460-7831 to purchase tickets.
The Holiday Inn Express in Fulton, MO, will serve as the host hotel and reservations can be made by calling (573) 642-2600.
For more information, contact Donna Pettry-Smith at (520) 991-6536.