Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Clinicians

Our 2020 Headliners

Appearing in the Tony's Pizza Events Center Arena.

Chris Cox

As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teachers of all, the horse. 4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting 2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year 2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Mette Rosencrantz

Mette Rosencrantz is among the most respected and experienced dressage trainers and competitors in the world. She is a six- time US National Championship competitor who has brought several horses and riders all the way up to International Grand Prix level. Mette has competed at many big international shows with victories both in the US, Europe and Australia. She is currently ranked in the top 150 in the world!

John Staples

John was named as an alternate to the 1988 United States Olympic Eventing Team and was long-listed for both the 1992 and 1996 teams. John trained regularly with eventing legends Jack LeGoff, Torrence Watkins and Captain Mark Phillips. In 2011, he was named coach of the Costa Rica National Team.
Ag Hall Arena Presenters
Jay Henson: Ranch Horse Versatility John grew up the son of a working ranch cowboy. His family lived near Clovis, N.M., for most of his childhood. He shared his father’s love of the cowboy lifestyle and enjoyed training horses as well. As a senior in high school he told his dad of his plans to follow in his footsteps as a “cow puncher.” Jay recalls the conversation even now. In response, his dad simply asked him, “Don’t you like new saddles and fancy bits?” Jay replied that of course he did. His dad then responded that he better be a horse trainer, because he wouldn’t be able to afford those things on a cowboy’s wage. So, that’s just what Jay did. He graduated from high school he began his career training horses. In today’s age of specialization where trainers typically only train and compete in one event, Jay and wife Gena Willoughby of Hugoton, KS have enjoyed helping participants in a variety of classes. That’s lucky for National Versatility Ranch Horse Association (NVRHA) participants who often look to the Hensons for guidance. Jay and Gena have been serving as judges and clinicians for ranch horse competitions since before the NVRHA became a formal association.
Casey Hufstader: Backcountry Packing with Horses and Mules Casey is a 5th generation packer from Oregon (USA). He has successfully run a 16 mule pack string, a packing business, and a packing school for individuals looking to learn the art of packing. He is the owner/operator of CH Packstring, LLC, a packing business that provides custom back country packing experiences to individuals. He is also an active member and advocate for Back Country Horseman of America, and volunteers countless hours to maintain trails and provide continued access for equestrian use of public lands. Casey utilizes his pack string of mules to pack in supplies and gear for the United States Forest Service. Casey is also a skilled mule trainer and clinician available for instructing clinics both privately and at his packing school. For more information on Casey and CH Packstring, please visit his website at www.chpackstring.com
Ashley Purdin: Gaining Your Horse's Focus and Bridless Foundation Ashley Purdin is the head-trainer for Equus Curito Equine Center in Louisburg, KS. She specializes in teaching people how to personally overcome their horsemanship problems and instill rider confidence to gain willing cooperation from their horses through easy to understand psychology and simple training principles. She specializes in solving problems and building skills in trail riding, ranch versatility, extreme cowboy racing and general horsemanship. Along with a busy training, lesson and clinic schedule, Ashley also competes in the UHCA, EXCA and AQHA Ranch Versatility. Perhaps the success of Ashley’s teaching and training program is best demonstrated through what she has helped her students achieve. Though success in competition is just a small part of what her students have accomplished with their horses, here is a list of “Team EC's” competitive achievements: 2012 UHCA Youth National Championship Title 2012 UHCA Youth Division, First Place Overall 2012 UHCA Novice, First Place Overall 2013 AQHYA Youth World Qualifier, RHP 2013 AQHYA Youth World Show Finalist, RHP 2013 UHCA Youth Division, First Place Overall 2013 UHCA Novice, First Place Overall 2013 EXCA World Finals Youth, Fifth Place 2014 UHCA Youth, First Place Overall 2014 UHCA Intermediate, Fourth Place Overall 2014 UHCA Buckaroo, Sixth Place Overall 2014 EXCA Kansas State Champion, Youth 2014 EXCA Missouri State Champion Youth 2014 EXCA World Finals Young Guns, Fifth Place 2014 EXCA World Finals Youth Fourth Place 2015 EXCA World Champion Young Guns 2015 EXCA World Finals Futurity Top 10 2016 EXCA Young Guns Reserve World Championship 2017 EXCA Young Guns World Championship 2018 EXCA World Novice Top 10 2018 EXCA World Pro Top 10 2018 EXCA World Top 10 2019 EXCA Nationals Pro Top 10 2019 EXCA Nationals Novice Championship
Laura Stimatze: Stimatze Working Dogs Laura and Husband Joe live on a farm/ranch near Macksville Ks. They have 200 head of Angus cows and grow various feed and crops. In 1980 when the two married, Laura had a Border Collie and Joe had a blue heeler. Those two dogs worked for Joe in the feed yard for several years. Laura was raised with cowdogs and her Dad trained dogs for many years after being a Horse trainer/Cowboy most of his life. Joe always said he would switch to border collies if he could find one as tough as his heelers . LR Alexander was the person that made the introduction to Cow bred Border Collies. A few years later Tony McCallum came to the US from Australia and introduced them to another line of Cow bred Border Collies. A short haired , long legged dog, that was as tough as the Alexander bred dogs but where easier to train. From those two lines the Stimatze Working Cowdogs evolved. The McCallum lines dominate the Stimatze program but the low heel bite that they love to see comes from that pinch of Alexander in the dogs. Stimatze’s started with a few dogs of each line and bred those dogs to some of the great dogs from those lines. To this day there have been no outside dogs added to those original dogs for 20 years. All of the Stimatze dogs have Jag a double bred Mccallum Boss several times on the pedigree. There are still a handful of dogs on hand that are 100% McCallum blood. The dogs are Now refered to as Stimatze Dogs and the decision of what dogs to mate to what have been made by Joe and Laura for a long time. But credit for the great lines they started with will always go Alexander and McCallum. Currently the Stimatze’s raise a few liters of pups a year. Laura is training a few outside dogs and has been traveling to put on a few dog training clinics each year. One of the Highlight clinics each year is her Women’s Only Cowdog Clinic. This event is being held spring and fall and is on its 8th or 9th year. The fall clinic will be held at CPH arena in Owasso Oklahoma. Laura and Robin Brown from Idaho will be teaching this year. Laura has brought in different trainers to help teach over the years. Lacey Haskell of Kansas and Myra Bradford of Arkansas have been guest clinicians. Laura hopes to continue this semi annual event adding different Lady instructors as they go. The Women’s Only is a great time for like minded women to get together and train dogs. It’s a great time. Laura is also teaching two other clinics this fall , one in Kansas and one in Nebraska. She will also be doing Demos at two other Kansas Events. She also gives private lessons. If you are interested in learning more about any of these events or lessons, Laura can be contacted through Facebook. Her page is called Stimatze Working Cowdogs.
Sara Track: Saddle Seat and Gaited Equitation Ms. Track has taught at William Woods University since 2010. Over the past 10 years, Ms. Track has coached her William Woods students on the donated William Woods owned horses to many championships, reserve championships and top ribbons at horse shows such as the UPHA American Royal National Championship, Lexington Junior League, St. Louis National Charity and Midwest Charity to name a few. Courses that Ms. Track currently teaches at William Woods include: Saddle Seat Applied Riding, Facility Management, Horse Management, Introduction to Equestrian Teaching and Learning and Theory of Teaching Techniques and Long Lining and Driving.
Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Clinicians

Our 2020 Headliners

Appearing in the Tony's Pizza Events

Center Arena.

Chris Cox

As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teachers of all, the horse. 4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting 2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year 2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Mette Rosencrantz

Mette Rosencrantz is among the most respected and experienced dressage trainers and competitors in the world. She is a six-time US National Championship competitor who has brought several horses and riders all the way up to International Grand Prix level. Mette has competed at many big international shows with victories both in the US, Europe and Australia. She is currently ranked in the top 150 in the world!

John Staples

John was named as an alternate to the 1988 United States Olympic Eventing Team and was long-listed for both the 1992 and 1996 teams. John trained regularly with eventing legends Jack LeGoff, Torrence Watkins and Captain Mark Phillips. In 2011, he was named coach of the Costa Rica National Team.
Ag Hall Arena Presenters
Jay Henson: Ranch Horse Versatility John grew up the son of a working ranch cowboy. His family lived near Clovis, N.M., for most of his childhood. He shared his father’s love of the cowboy lifestyle and enjoyed training horses as well. As a senior in high school he told his dad of his plans to follow in his footsteps as a “cow puncher.” Jay recalls the conversation even now. In response, his dad simply asked him, “Don’t you like new saddles and fancy bits?” Jay replied that of course he did. His dad then responded that he better be a horse trainer, because he wouldn’t be able to afford those things on a cowboy’s wage. So, that’s just what Jay did. He graduated from high school he began his career training horses. In today’s age of specialization where trainers typically only train and compete in one event, Jay and wife Gena Willoughby of Hugoton, KS have enjoyed helping participants in a variety of classes. That’s lucky for National Versatility Ranch Horse Association (NVRHA) participants who often look to the Hensons for guidance. Jay and Gena have been serving as judges and clinicians for ranch horse competitions since before the NVRHA became a formal association.
Casey Hufstader: Backcountry Packing with Horses and Mules Casey is a 5th generation packer from Oregon (USA). He has successfully run a 16 mule pack string, a packing business, and a packing school for individuals looking to learn the art of packing. He is the owner/operator of CH Packstring, LLC, a packing business that provides custom back country packing experiences to individuals. He is also an active member and advocate for Back Country Horseman of America, and volunteers countless hours to maintain trails and provide continued access for equestrian use of public lands. Casey utilizes his pack string of mules to pack in supplies and gear for the United States Forest Service. Casey is also a skilled mule trainer and clinician available for instructing clinics both privately and at his packing school. For more information on Casey and CH Packstring, please visit his website at www.chpackstring.com
Ashley Purdin: Gaining Your Horse's Focus and Bridless Foundation Ashley Purdin is the head-trainer for Equus Curito Equine Center in Louisburg, KS. She specializes in teaching people how to personally overcome their horsemanship problems and instill rider confidence to gain willing cooperation from their horses through easy to understand psychology and simple training principles. She specializes in solving problems and building skills in trail riding, ranch versatility, extreme cowboy racing and general horsemanship. Along with a busy training, lesson and clinic schedule, Ashley also competes in the UHCA, EXCA and AQHA Ranch Versatility. Perhaps the success of Ashley’s teaching and training program is best demonstrated through what she has helped her students achieve. Though success in competition is just a small part of what her students have accomplished with their horses, here is a list of “Team EC's” competitive achievements: 2012 UHCA Youth National Championship Title 2012 UHCA Youth Division, First Place Overall 2012 UHCA Novice, First Place Overall 2013 AQHYA Youth World Qualifier, RHP 2013 AQHYA Youth World Show Finalist, RHP 2013 UHCA Youth Division, First Place Overall 2013 UHCA Novice, First Place Overall 2013 EXCA World Finals Youth, Fifth Place 2014 UHCA Youth, First Place Overall 2014 UHCA Intermediate, Fourth Place Overall 2014 UHCA Buckaroo, Sixth Place Overall 2014 EXCA Kansas State Champion, Youth 2014 EXCA Missouri State Champion Youth 2014 EXCA World Finals Young Guns, Fifth Place 2014 EXCA World Finals Youth Fourth Place 2015 EXCA World Champion Young Guns 2015 EXCA World Finals Futurity Top 10 2016 EXCA Young Guns Reserve World Championship 2017 EXCA Young Guns World Championship 2018 EXCA World Novice Top 10 2018 EXCA World Pro Top 10 2018 EXCA World Top 10 2019 EXCA Nationals Pro Top 10 2019 EXCA Nationals Novice Championship
Laura Stimatze: Stimatze Working Dogs Laura and Husband Joe live on a farm/ranch near Macksville Ks. They have 200 head of Angus cows and grow various feed and crops. In 1980 when the two married, Laura had a Border Collie and Joe had a blue heeler. Those two dogs worked for Joe in the feed yard for several years. Laura was raised with cowdogs and her Dad trained dogs for many years after being a Horse trainer/Cowboy most of his life. Joe always said he would switch to border collies if he could find one as tough as his heelers . LR Alexander was the person that made the introduction to Cow bred Border Collies. A few years later Tony McCallum came to the US from Australia and introduced them to another line of Cow bred Border Collies. A short haired , long legged dog, that was as tough as the Alexander bred dogs but where easier to train. From those two lines the Stimatze Working Cowdogs evolved. The McCallum lines dominate the Stimatze program but the low heel bite that they love to see comes from that pinch of Alexander in the dogs. Stimatze’s started with a few dogs of each line and bred those dogs to some of the great dogs from those lines. To this day there have been no outside dogs added to those original dogs for 20 years. All of the Stimatze dogs have Jag a double bred Mccallum Boss several times on the pedigree. There are still a handful of dogs on hand that are 100% McCallum blood. The dogs are Now refered to as Stimatze Dogs and the decision of what dogs to mate to what have been made by Joe and Laura for a long time. But credit for the great lines they started with will always go Alexander and McCallum. Currently the Stimatze’s raise a few liters of pups a year. Laura is training a few outside dogs and has been traveling to put on a few dog training clinics each year. One of the Highlight clinics each year is her Women’s Only Cowdog Clinic. This event is being held spring and fall and is on its 8th or 9th year. The fall clinic will be held at CPH arena in Owasso Oklahoma. Laura and Robin Brown from Idaho will be teaching this year. Laura has brought in different trainers to help teach over the years. Lacey Haskell of Kansas and Myra Bradford of Arkansas have been guest clinicians. Laura hopes to continue this semi annual event adding different Lady instructors as they go. The Women’s Only is a great time for like minded women to get together and train dogs. It’s a great time. Laura is also teaching two other clinics this fall , one in Kansas and one in Nebraska. She will also be doing Demos at two other Kansas Events. She also gives private lessons. If you are interested in learning more about any of these events or lessons, Laura can be contacted through Facebook. Her page is called Stimatze Working Cowdogs.
Sara Track: Saddle Seat and Gaited Equitation Ms. Track has taught at William Woods University since 2010. Over the past 10 years, Ms. Track has coached her William Woods students on the donated William Woods owned horses to many championships, reserve championships and top ribbons at horse shows such as the UPHA American Royal National Championship, Lexington Junior League, St. Louis National Charity and Midwest Charity to name a few. Courses that Ms. Track currently teaches at William Woods include: Saddle Seat Applied Riding, Facility Management, Horse Management, Introduction to Equestrian Teaching and Learning and Theory of Teaching Techniques and Long Lining and Driving.