Main Ring Demonstrators Everything Equine 2012
Canada Mounted Games Association – Speed, athleticism, and fun for both riders and horses as they go against the
Rodeo riders! Mounted Games are a series of relay type races that are
completed while on horseback – come and watch as horses and riders sprint down the Arena playing various games
of agility and speed. This demonstration shows another way riders can enjoy an equestrian sport that is accessible to riders of all ages and horses of all varieties. Mounted games are team or pair
relay races played on horseback that includes a wide variety of rider hand/eye coordination skills. Please go to their site for more information:
DJ Murtagh – MurtaghHorse - This year DJ will be discussing the importance of establishing clear communication through your horse’s feet to connect with the mind. Essentially horses establish
leadership by directing movement through the feet. Being able to influence all four quarters of your horse is essential for a solid foundation. DJ believes that working
through the horse’s nature and creating a
common language is essential in developing a willing partnership for any
discipline. His numerous years spent in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings, as well s the experience gained from working for many of Canada’s top riders provides a solid foundation for his philosophies and allows him to see things from the horse’s perspective. More information about DJ can be found at www.djhorse.com.
Gaited Horse Group of Ontario – “Ride the Glide” is the famous saying when you ride a gaited horse. The breeds include the Rocky Mountain Horse, the Kentucky Mountain Horse, the
Icelandic horse, the Missouri Foxtrotter, the Paso Fino, the Peruvian Paso, and the Tennessee Walker. These horses are known for their sturdiness, their kind dispositions and their way of
going. They are great trail and
endurance horses. Because of their unique gait minimum effort is required by the rider and horse. More information can be found at http://wwwgaitedhorsegroup.com
Lindsey Forkun – Can horses play soccer? Come and see! Lindsey is bringing her
mustangs today to show us what amazing animals they truly are. She will show us how the western discipline, dressage, and jumping are all helped when the rider knows about natural horsemanship and how it helps their relationship with their horse. Lindsey is dedicated to promoting positive partnerships through humane
natural horsemanship for all equine disciplines. Lindsey has been an equestrian competitor since 1993 and has competed in Western, English, Jumping and Trail. She has just completed a 25 mile Trail competition in the past month. Lindsey
is owner of LFEquestrian – please visit her website www.LFFEquestrian.com
to learn more.
Muriel Chestnut – Chestnut Equestrian - Classical Dressage demonstration - Muriel is a Classical Dressage coach who practices and teaches Natural Horsemanship.
She is also the proud owner of an imported Pure Spanish breeding stallion Sorberbio XII who she does demonstrations and performances with! They have performed together in a
theatrical show during the 2008 CNE called Hippike in front of an audience
of 5000, 2008 Can Am, The Medieval Fayre in Stayner and at other smaller horse
shows. We are very proud to have her with us this year at Everything Equine.
Offspring from Sorberbio are available occasionally. Muriel is owner of Chestnut Equestrian – please visit her website at www.chestnutequestrian.com
to learn more.
Ontario Morgan Horse Club – Breed Demo - Today, Morgans have few wildernesses to conquer or wars to win, but they still accomplish great
deeds. They are loved and revered as dynamic performers in Morgan shows across the country, and as loyal, sensible mounts on America's beautiful trails and pathways; they are treasured by mounted
police squads and therapeutic
riding programs for their intelligence, soundness, and gentleness; they are
winning awards in driving, dressage, reining, and cutting competitions against
horses bred specifically for these jobs; and no matter what they may be doing
or the tack they wear, knowledgeable horsemen see them and know, "That's a
Morgan!". More information can be found at www.ontariomorgan.on.ca .
Standardbred Showcase Riding Club – Standardbreds are a breed of horse best known for their ability to race in harness at a trot or pace. Have you ever wondered what happens to all of those race horses when then can no longer race? – or they are not fast enough to race? The Standardbred Showcase Riding Club is a non-profit corporation whose mandate is to promote the Standardbred as a performance horse in English, Western and driving disciplines. They are here today to show us the results of their re-training efforts with an amazing breed of horse. To get more information go to: http://www.stndardbredshowcase.com
Tim Fortune – working at Liberty, with no tack, unrestrained, the magical relationship between horse and rider - Tim has been training horses professionally and teaching others how to communicate with horses in a way that the horse understands. His passion is to see horses and people excel. He rides 30 to 60 horses a year including young and challenging horses. He continues to attend clinics and study anything to do with communicating with horses more effectively. He has attended clinics with Richard Shrake, Larry Stewart, Don Halladay, Karen Rolf, and Ray Hunt. He feels that Natural Horsemanship is a continual journey where the learning never stops. More information about Tim can be found on his website www.timfortune.ca.
Rare breed demo – presented by Angie Nadon of "AnFarra" Farms - come and see a micro, gaited registered Curly stallion. Although they are most famous for being hypo-allergenic to over 90% of people with horse allergies, Curly horses have many other exceptional features. Nature has provided these horses with a unique heating and cooling system. Their thick curly winter coat repels rain and snow. Underneath, air is trapped near the short hair coat next to the body, keeping them warm. They are able to withstand cold winters, and can stay outside year-round. In the spring, they shed their coats. Naturally very gentle, many Curly horses do not have the same flight reaction other breeds do when frightened. They tend to assess, not flee, making them safer mounts. Curly's seem to bond with people and learn quickly. This trait makes them good for children and novice riders. More information at:
Roping demonstration – Brandon, Kevin and George Hennings – When you think "Western" or "Old West"......what comes to mind? Cowboy's,
Horses, Roping, Rancher's, Broncs, and Cattle! Cowboy's and their horse's hold a special place in our Western History. Whether working the ranch, checking fence, branding, or running out of "the box" to rope their next calf or steer at the roping. This team of horse and man show us the true meaning of "All Heart".
Wayne Cook – Reining Demonstration – Proprietor Wayne Cook Performance Horses – regardless of your discipline, giving your horse the proper start to understand and willingly submit to your aids is the foundation you need to ensure maximum performance from your future champion.For more information go to: www.waynecookperformancehorses.com