Clinicians

2019 Clinicians

                                                  Steve Lantvit

Click here for Steve’s bio.

Click here for Steve’s clinic entry packet.

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                                   Tarrin Warren: Working Equitation

   

Click here for Tarrin’s clinic entry packet.

Tarrin Warren is the owner of TNT Quarter Horses, LLC. She lives in central Texas with her husband, two boys and collection of creatures. They breed, train and show their Quarter Horses. Tarrin also trains and competes on outside horses. In addition to the breeding, training and competing, Tarrin enjoys giving lessons and clinics to help others reach their goals with their horses. Tarrin had been judging, teaching and training for over 20 years. She has competed and trained horses for multiple disciplines including racing, barrels, halter, showmanship, jumping, dressage, polocrosse, team penning, sorting, trail, pleasure, huntseat, poles, campdrafting, and more.

For the last several years Tarrin’s focus has been on Working Equitation. She is currently the Executive Director of the Confederation for Working Equitation. Tarrin has earned multiple championships, reserve championships, top five and ten finishes at the national, regional and local level all on horses she has raised and trained or trained and competed on for clients. Her students and horses she has trained have also earned championships and top five and ten finishes at national, regional and local levels. She has trained and coached the Haras Cup youth champion two years in a row. Tarrin and her students have earned over $10k in cash and prizes. In addition, horses she has trained have earned over $10k in cash in prizes. In September 2014, Tarrin earned her judging certification with WEIAUSA taking a course from WAWE judge trainer Claudia Elsner Matos. Tarrin has attended Licensed Officials training with Antonio Vicente from Portugal in 2018. She is currently one of two Licensed Officials Trainers for the Confederation for Working Equitation in the United States

She has had the privilege of shadow judging with WAWE president Joao Ralao Duarte in Las Vegas for two years. Tarrin spent a week training with Nuno Matos in 2015. She has ridden under the guidance of Carlos Carneiro and Carmen Franco.

Tarrin currently travels around the United States teaching clinics and judging Working Equitation. She is a trainer for Working Equitation licensed officials. Her book “the Working Equitation Handbook Ease of Handling Trial”, (co-authored by Kelli Paulson) was published last year and has sold over 400 copies around the world.

You can contact her at tntfarmsqtrhorses@yahoo.com. Visit her FaceBook page, TNT Quarter Horses, LLC and her website www.tntfarmsqtrhorses.com.

Tarrin is also going to be featured in a new horse documentary called ‘Listening to the Horse’. This movie will premier online this November and will be free to watch! Watch the trailer: www.listeningtothehorse.com

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                                              Sarah Sanders

           Ride With Excellence (with emphasis on the gaited horse)

 

Sarah’s passion for horseback riding began at age 10 when she rode my first horse. Little did she know that it would turn into a lifelong journey for and take her around the world.

Sarah was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mentor at a working horse farm in Southern Illinois, who focused on horsemanship and the horses well-being. Sarah learned how to start horses when she was 16 years old, and has been starting horses every year since. That was also, the same time she started teaching beginner riding lessons.

Over the last 2 decades, Sarah has worked with various masters of English and Western disciplines to polish up her skills. She also competed in local endurance rides, as well as Jumpers, Dressage, Eventing, and Barrel Racing. In 2001, she competed in the Tevis Cup, which is recognized as the toughest Endurance Ride in the world. Her trusty steed and Sarah came in 23rd place out of 250 starting riders. In 2007, she rode her Saudi Desert Bred stallion to a Regional Arabian Working Hunter Over Fences Grand championship. And most importantly, in 2009, Sarah became a Monte Foreman nationally certified rider, instructor, and trainer. For five years, she had the life changing opportunity to work at a Humane Society horse rescue. She trained and rode all types of breeds of horses, including gaited horses and draft horses, donkeys, and mules. The horses had a better chance of adoption once they had ground work skills and were started under saddle.

Teaching has become a great passion of Sarah’s and she really enjoy helping riders understand how to really ride their horse and understand the biomechanics of riding. It’s is a joy for her to see folks riding with confidence and in harmony with their horse.

Website: www.RideWithExcellence.com

Facebook: Ride With Excellence

Email: Sarah@RideWithExcellence.com

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                                            Missy Hughes-Smith

                                                    Saddleseat

Melissa Hughes-Smith is a native of Scarborough, Maine, who began her riding career at small horse shows within Greater New England. She then graduated from William Woods University in 1995 with a degree in Equine Sciences and continued her equine education in the role of Assistant Trainer and Instructor at Biggins Stables and Delovely Farm.  She came to EGF in 2009 well prepared to assume the leadership role. Over her career she coached US Saddleseat World Cup team in 2008 and the US Saddleseat Young Rider team in 2015. She has trained and instructed multiple World and National Champions in performance and equitation. Currently she serves as chair of UPHA Equitation Committee and Co-Chair of UPHA Chapter V.