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Clinicians

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.  Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportunities that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience.  With only horses for transportation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and horses around him.   With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to get results.  Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and technique that can be applied universally across all disciplines.   Chris has been conducting clinics and demonstrations for over 28 years.  While teaching the principles and methods behind his authentic horsemanship, Chris has also become a successful trainer/breeder and major competitor in the cutting horse world and also competes in Reined Cow Horse events and team roping when his schedule allows.   As a four time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion he continues to travel the world spreading his message.  In 2015, Chris had the honor of being inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.  Chris has dedicated his life to teaching horsemen and women in the hope that they will come to understand and appreciate horses in their lives.  Chris Cox demonstrates, with dedication and a mutual respect, to achieve a versatile and willing partnership between horse and human. 

Larry Whitesell

Larry was a high school teacher for 12 years. He was trainer of the year in 2002 and won many national and grand national championships. Both he and Jennifer have studied under several world recognized classical masters.  He has used classical techniques to train horses for the last 25 years. Jennifer is a graduate of U of Wisconsin, River Falls with an Equine Science degree.  She has worked with riders from children to celebrities, teaching them how to better affect their horses with correct riding. Larry and Jennifer have done clinics all over the US, Canada, Europe, and South America.  Their hope is to teach people to understand how to get horses to gait in relaxation and be safer more responsive horses.  Their own horses gait with softness without gimmicks or force.

Madison Shambaugh, AKA Mustang Maddy

Sponsored by Crypto Aero Wholefood Horse Feed and Timber Creek Veterinary Hospital

Madison is a 22 year old horsewoman from Telluride, Colorado. She specializes in gentling and training wild mustangs and exotic equines, including zebras. Through her involvement of promoting, showcasing, and raising awareness for the plight of the American Mustang across the United States, she has earned the nickname “Mustang Maddy.” Accompanying Madison & mustangs is “Zena the Zebra,” one of the only liberty performing zebras in the world. Madison trained her first mustang for the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition in 2015. At the competition, she performed a dazzling bridleless freestyle on a mustang with just 100 days of gentling and training. Her and her mustang, “Terk,” won hearts all over the world with their heartfelt performance and the two quickly became an internet sensation. In May of 2016, Madison graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. A month later she set off on her first clinic tour throughout the United States & Canada with 4 previously wild mustangs, including her beloved “Terk,” and a zebra in tow. Madison has been teaching and offering demonstrations with her unique team of equines ever since. Madison continues to reach new heights with her equines in her bridleless and liberty work to educate, entertain, and inspire horse lovers of all backgrounds. Achievements 2016 Extreme Mustang Makeover Freestyle Champion 2015 Colt Starting Challenge USA Champion 2015 Extreme Mustang Makeover Freestyle Champion, Fan Favorite, Young Guns (Youth) Champion, and Rookie Champion
Paul Humphrey, of Rhome, Texas, comes from a reining, working cow horse background.  Paul spent 9 years working under some of the best horsemen and learning how to truly train a horse.  When Paul started building the Breaking the Mold program over 11 years ago,  he wanted to bring horsemanship back to the barrel racing sport.  By teaching riders about body control and by showing how a horse that is taught to use their body correctly will be easier to train, will be more consistent, and will have fewer issues than horses that do not have this knowledge, he’s accomplishing his goal of “breaking the mold". The Breaking the Mold program is not about a stronger bit or a stronger hand. It is much more than just a "barrel clinic”; It's much more than just going around the barrels.   It's not about gimmicks and quick fixes.  It's about teaching your horse how to give to your hand and leg pressure, move shoulder, ribs and forward motion, all while staying collected.  Once you've accomplished this, THEN you will take those movements to the barrel pattern.  When your horse understands how to use their body correctly, it makes  the training process so much easier.  In order to keep the horse collected and using their body, the rider must understand how to keep the horse going in the right direction, to become soft and consistent and collected.  With Paul's drills your horse never learns how to drop his shoulder, cheat the barrels, go by the barrel, or any other issues that will cost you time and troubles in a run. These drills were designed to teach the horse to use their body correctly and to never allow them to know any different than the correct way to work the pattern.  When you attend a PAUL HUMPHREY BARREL RACING CLINIC you will be amazed how you will learn to connect to your horse. Its all about true horsemanship and communication. Paul will work you and your horse to become a team. He truly believes that not only does the horse need to understand their job, but the rider also needs to understand how to prepare for the barrel

Paul Humphrey

With over fifty years of experience, Michael Henaghan epitomizes the true meaning of an old- time horseman. From the hunt fields to the Olympic games, Michael has an innate ability to teach every level of riding with enthusiasm and precision. Having coached riders such as Beezie Madden, Olympic Gold Medalist, Cheryl Wilson Grace, winner of the USEF Medal Finals, Ray Texel, winner of both the ASPCA Maclay and USEF Medal Finals at age 15 and Young Riders Championship, Alison Firestone Robitaille, International Grand Prix Rider, Matt Serini, winner of the ASPCA Maclay Finals and Young Riders Championship, Elise Haas, winner of the USET West Coast Finals and Darren Graziano, Five times USEF Champion Pony of the Year and today a very successful professional and jumper rider located on the East Coast.  This past year, Michael has dedicated his time to working with young riders and professionals in the Denver area, emphasizing correct riding principles and proper horsemanship. Most recently, Michael has relocated to join Connie and Hannah Stevens of Matchmaker Ltd in Barrington Hills, Illinois, working to create a unique program developing junior, amateur and professional riders, as well as traveling throughout the country and Europe conducting clinics.
Michael Henaghan
Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Clinicians

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.  Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportunities that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience.  With only horses for transportation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and horses around him.   With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to get results.  Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and technique that can be applied universally across all disciplines.   Chris has been conducting clinics and demonstrations for over 28 years.  While teaching the principles and methods behind his authentic horsemanship, Chris has also become a successful trainer/breeder and major competitor in the cutting horse world and also competes in Reined Cow Horse events and team roping when his schedule allows.   As a four time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion he continues to travel the world spreading his message.  In 2015, Chris had the honor of being inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.  Chris has dedicated his life to teaching horsemen and women in the hope that they will come to understand and appreciate horses in their lives.  Chris Cox demonstrates, with dedication and a mutual respect, to achieve a versatile and willing partnership between horse and human. 

Larry Whitesell

Larry was a high school teacher for 12 years. He was trainer of the year in 2002 and won many national and grand national championships. Both he and Jennifer have studied under several world recognized classical masters.  He has used classical techniques to train horses for the last 25 years. Jennifer is a graduate of U of Wisconsin, River Falls with an Equine Science degree.  She has worked with riders from children to celebrities, teaching them how to better affect their horses with correct riding. Larry and Jennifer have done clinics all over the US, Canada, Europe, and South America.  Their hope is to teach people to understand how to get horses to gait in relaxation and be safer more responsive horses.  Their own horses gait with softness without gimmicks or force.

Madison Shambaugh, AKA Mustang Maddy

Sponsored by Crypto Aero Wholefood Horse Feed and

Timber Creek Veterinary Hospital

Madison is a 22 year old horsewoman from Telluride, Colorado. She specializes in gentling and training wild mustangs and exotic equines, including zebras. Through her involvement of promoting, showcasing, and raising awareness for the plight of the American Mustang across the United States, she has earned the nickname “Mustang Maddy.” Accompanying Madison & mustangs is “Zena the Zebra,” one of the only liberty performing zebras in the world. Madison trained her first mustang for the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition in 2015. At the competition, she performed a dazzling bridleless freestyle on a mustang with just 100 days of gentling and training. Her and her mustang, “Terk,” won hearts all over the world with their heartfelt performance and the two quickly became an internet sensation. In May of 2016, Madison graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. A month later she set off on her first clinic tour throughout the United States & Canada with 4 previously wild mustangs, including her beloved “Terk,” and a zebra in tow. Madison has been teaching and offering demonstrations with her unique team of equines ever since. Madison continues to reach new heights with her equines in her bridleless and liberty work to educate, entertain, and inspire horse lovers of all backgrounds. Achievements 2016 Extreme Mustang Makeover Freestyle Champion 2015 Colt Starting Challenge USA Champion 2015 Extreme Mustang Makeover Freestyle Champion, Fan Favorite, Young Guns (Youth) Champion, and Rookie Champion
Paul Humphrey, of Rhome, Texas, comes from a reining, working cow horse background.  Paul spent 9 years working under some of the best horsemen and learning how to truly train a horse.  When Paul started building the Breaking the Mold program over 11 years ago,  he wanted to bring horsemanship back to the barrel racing sport.  By teaching riders about body control and by showing how a horse that is taught to use their body correctly will be easier to train, will be more consistent, and will have fewer issues than horses that do not have this knowledge, he’s accomplishing his goal of “breaking the mold". The Breaking the Mold program is not about a stronger bit or a stronger hand. It is much more than just a "barrel clinic”; It's much more than just going around the barrels.   It's not about gimmicks and quick fixes.  It's about teaching your horse how to give to your hand and leg pressure, move shoulder, ribs and forward motion, all while staying collected.  Once you've accomplished this, THEN you will take those movements to the barrel pattern.  When your horse understands how to use their body correctly, it makes  the training process so much easier.  In order to keep the horse collected and using their body, the rider must understand how to keep the horse going in the right direction, to become soft and consistent and collected.  With Paul's drills your horse never learns how to drop his shoulder, cheat the barrels, go by the barrel, or any other issues that will cost you time and troubles in a run. These drills were designed to teach the horse to use their body correctly and to never allow them to know any different than the correct way to work the pattern.  When you attend a PAUL HUMPHREY BARREL RACING CLINIC you will be amazed how you will learn to connect to your horse. Its all about true horsemanship and communication. Paul will work you and your horse to become a team. He truly believes that not only does the horse need to understand their job, but the rider also needs to understand how to prepare for the barrel
Paul Humphrey
With over fifty years of experience, Michael Henaghan epitomizes the true meaning of an old- time horseman. From the hunt fields to the Olympic games, Michael has an innate ability to teach every level of riding with enthusiasm and precision. Having coached riders such as Beezie Madden, Olympic Gold Medalist, Cheryl Wilson Grace, winner of the USEF Medal Finals, Ray Texel, winner of both the ASPCA Maclay and USEF Medal Finals at age 15 and Young Riders Championship, Alison Firestone Robitaille, International Grand Prix Rider, Matt Serini, winner of the ASPCA Maclay Finals and Young Riders Championship, Elise Haas, winner of the USET West Coast Finals and Darren Graziano, Five times USEF Champion Pony of the Year and today a very successful professional and jumper rider located on the East Coast.  This past year, Michael has dedicated his time to working with young riders and professionals in the Denver area, emphasizing correct riding principles and proper horsemanship. Most recently, Michael has relocated to join Connie and Hannah Stevens of Matchmaker Ltd in Barrington Hills, Illinois, working to create a unique program developing junior, amateur and professional riders, as well as traveling throughout the country and Europe conducting clinics.
Michael Henaghan