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Clinicians

Dan James

Born in Queensland Australia on a small cattle farm, Dan James first began his lifelong passion with horses at six weeks old. The family milking goat would suffice until he got his first pony.  Starting his first colt in his early teens sparked his hunger to understand more about the horse’s thinking patterns.  After studying at Longreach Pastoral College, James began traveling the world to gain a better understanding of horses.  In 2008, James was recognized as a world class colt trainer when he won the “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific.  In 2012, James wowed judges again with his incredible training techniques winning the coveted “Road to the Horse International” Colt Starting World Champion title. James continues to push the limits of horsemanship and entertainment with eye-opening clinics and exhilarating performances.  Helping horse enthusiasts expand their knowledge and understand for the “Love of the Horse”.

Mustang Maddy

Maddison Shambaugh, “Mustang Maddy” demonstrating her liberty methods of a solid understanding of the science behind equine psychology and behavior concepts, as well as tuning back into our nonverbal communication skills.  Watch  Maddy and develop a better relationship with your equine partner!

Tami Purcell Burklund

 Tami Purcell grew up in Dripping Springs, TX just south of Austin where she thought she would become a fireman just like her grandfather. She changed her mind and jumped in feet first into horse racing. Tami tells a story about one horse everyone told her not to ride and not even to get on him. She won that race by four lengths and found out later he was one of the last sons of Go Man Go. She has won every major Quarter Horse race and is the only woman to have ever won the All American Futurity, riding a filly name Corona Cash in 1997, and the Champion of Champions in 1996 aboard Dashing Folly. When she retired from racing in 2000, Tami was Quarter Horse racing's all-time leading female rider of money earners. She rode in 9,475 horse races - winning 2,142 including 87 stakes wins. In 1996, Tami won the AQHA's Mildred N. Vessels Award for Special Achievement in American Quarter Horse Racing. In 2000 she left racing to join the professional barrel-racing circuit and is a two-time Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo Qualifier.

Kip Rosenthal, Hunter/Jumper Clinician

Dr. Kip Rosenthal earned an AAS in early childhood education, a B.S. in psychology, a Master’s Degree in education and psychology and a PhD in psychology. An avid equestrian, Kip has competed with the USET in a few competitions. She started her business, Benchmark Farms, in 1985 and many of her students won all of the National Equitation Finals, some more than once! Several horses she has trained have been Horse of the Year in Green Conformation, Junior Hunter, Junior Jumper, and Amateur Owner Jumper Divisions. Kip has judged all of the National Equitation Finals as well as many of the most prestigious horse shows in the U.S.A.!  Kip has written articles for Chronicle Of The Horse, Practical Horseman and Today’s Equestrian. Kip has been actively involved with United State Equestrian Federation as a member on the Equitation Committee, License Official Committee, Trainers Certification Program and the Emerging Athletes Program.
Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Clinicians

Dan James

Born in Queensland Australia on a small cattle farm, Dan James first began his lifelong passion with horses at six weeks old. The family milking goat would suffice until he got his first pony.  Starting his first colt in his early teens sparked his hunger to understand more about the horse’s thinking patterns.  After studying at Longreach Pastoral College, James began traveling the world to gain a better understanding of horses.  In 2008, James was recognized as a world class colt trainer when he won the “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific.  In 2012, James wowed judges again with his incredible training techniques winning the coveted “Road to the Horse International” Colt Starting World Champion title. James continues to push the limits of horsemanship and entertainment with eye-opening clinics and exhilarating performances.  Helping horse enthusiasts expand their knowledge and understand for the “Love of the Horse”.

Mustang Maddy

Maddison Shambaugh, “Mustang Maddy” demonstrating her liberty methods of a solid understanding of the science behind equine psychology and behavior concepts, as well as tuning back into our nonverbal communication skills.  Watch  Maddy and develop a better relationship with your equine partner!

Tami Purcell Burklund

 Tami Purcell grew up in Dripping Springs, TX just south of Austin where she thought she would become a fireman just like her grandfather. She changed her mind and jumped in feet first into horse racing. Tami tells a story about one horse everyone told her not to ride and not even to get on him. She won that race by four lengths and found out later he was one of the last sons of Go Man Go. She has won every major Quarter Horse race and is the only woman to have ever won the All American Futurity, riding a filly name Corona Cash in 1997, and the Champion of Champions in 1996 aboard Dashing Folly. When she retired from racing in 2000, Tami was Quarter Horse racing's all- time leading female rider of money earners. She rode in 9,475 horse races - winning 2,142 including 87 stakes wins. In 1996, Tami won the AQHA's Mildred N. Vessels Award for Special Achievement in American Quarter Horse Racing. In 2000 she left racing to join the professional barrel-racing circuit and is a two-time Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo Qualifier.

Kip Rosenthal, Hunter/Jumper Clinician

Dr. Kip Rosenthal earned an AAS in early childhood education, a B.S. in psychology, a Master’s Degree in education and psychology and a PhD in psychology. An avid equestrian, Kip has competed with the USET in a few competitions. She started her business, Benchmark Farms, in 1985 and many of her students won all of the National Equitation Finals, some more than once! Several horses she has trained have been Horse of the Year in Green Conformation, Junior Hunter, Junior Jumper, and Amateur Owner Jumper Divisions. Kip has judged all of the National Equitation Finals as well as many of the most prestigious horse shows in the U.S.A.!  Kip has written articles for Chronicle Of The Horse, Practical Horseman and Today’s Equestrian. Kip has been actively involved with United State Equestrian Federation as a member on the Equitation Committee, License Official Committee, Trainers Certification Program and the Emerging Athletes Program.