Farnam Clinic Series
All clinics are free and open to the general public. There is no admission charge for Sun Circuit, and there is plenty of free parking.
2016 Clinic Schedule
we will be posting the list of clinics soon
Be sure to check out the SmartPak Trail Day clinic on January 8
2016 Featured Clinicians
Here's our line up of top professionals for this year's clinics.
Bob Avila has called the American Quarter Horse his obsession for over 35 years. That obsession has led Bob to accomplish a record that most simply marvel at. Bob was born in Northern California, and from the beginning his love of horses was inevitable. Both of his parents, Don and Pat seemed to instill the devotion to the horse and showing horses, which continues today.
Bob has accumulated over 37 World Champion or Reserve World Champion titles in events ranging from performance to halter. Acknowledged by his peers as one of the most versatile and accomplished horsemen, he is the recipient of the first AQHA Professional Horseman award and he has captured the prestigious title of Worlds Greatest Horseman twice! Bob has won in excess of 1.7 million dollars!
He is one of only two horsemen to have won both the $100,000.00 NRCHA Futurity and the $100,000.00 NRHA Futurity. He is also in the very elite company of only one other horseman that has won the NRCHA Futurity more than two times.
Bob resides in Temecula, CA with his wife Dana. It is from there that he oversees his Avila Training Stables operation in addition to breeding and sales. Bob is renowned as being the trainer’s, trainer. He has several young apprentices working for him at all times, learning and studying not only his remarkable horse training abilities, but his business practices that he is so well respected for in the industry today.
Bob is busy creating some new ventures known as “The Avila Collection”. These consist of a new line of videos, books, saddles, boots, and equipment. He can often be seen around the country giving clinics and demonstrations to information hungry audiences.
Bob is one individual that should be very proud of his accomplishments, but those around him may tell you that he seldom takes much time to enjoy the spotlight he strives so hard for. He is always looking and working towards tomorrow.
Corey Cushing specializes in the Working Cow Horse industry. Corey is proud to show in the AQHA, NRCHA, NCHA, NRHA as well as their affiliate associations. Corey believes in focusing on the longevity of a horse's training program and having a clear direction of goals you would like to achieve with your horse. Corey has had the honor of winning the NRCHA Snaffle Open Futurity in 2012 & 2014, NRCHA World's Greatest Horseman, Magnificent 7 All Around Stock Horse Champion, NRCHA Open Derby Champion & Open Stallion Stakes Champion. He is currently NRCHA's youngest million dollar rider.
Since 1988, Brad Barkemeyer has been training horses for the public in a variety of disciplines. Growing up on the family ranch in Montana provided much opportunity for training colts and ranch horses as well as establishing a quality foundation for performance horses in and out of the competition arena.
From 1993 to 1997, Brad attended Montana State University furthering his education with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Operations Technology.
Brad has excelled in the arena in American Quarter Horse, National Cutting Horse, National Reined Cowhorse, US and World Series Team Roping Championship events. He and his students have earned numerous championships on local and national levels in cutting, cowhorse and roping. Most recently Brad won the 2011 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open and Novice Horse, 2011 AQHA Arizona Sun Circuit All-Around Jr. Horse Champion, 2011 AQHA Arizona Sun Circuit Junior Cowhorse Champion, 2011 Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Hackamore Spectacular Reserve Champion, 2010 Limited Open National Reined Cowhorse Association Derby, and the 2010 National Stock Horse Association Futurity Limited Open Hackamore Championships.
Bar B Performance Horses, LLC is a family owned and operated horse training business with high expectations of our horses, people, and products. Moral character and strong work ethic are traits we hold in high regard as we attempt to surround ourselves with people and products of integrity. While competing across the country we represent ourselves, our horses, and our endorsers with the utmost respect. We are proud of those that choose to be part of this winning combination:, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Justin Boots, Nixall, JW Brooks Custom Hats, Bex sunglasses, Weaver Leather, Wrangler and Logan Coach Trailers.
Debbie Cooper resides in Cave Creek AZ where she owns and operates Debbie Cooper Performance Horses. She is an AQHA,NRHA and NRCHA judge and has officiated at many of the major events through out the U.S and Europe.
Her professional achievements include having trained or shown multiple World Champions, Congress Champions, Honor Roll and NRHA winners. In addition she has coached five Youth World Cup teams from three different countries
Recently Debbie has enjoyed much success in the Ranch Horse Riding. She was the Circuit Champion in the Jr. Ranch Riding at the 2015 Sun Country Circuit and will be competing in that event at the 2015 AQHA World Show.
Gary Roberts operates Roberts Ranch in Murrieta California. He is a AQHA judge and the 2014 Reserve World Champion Junior Ranch Horse as well as the 2014 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year.
Holly Hover is the manager/trainer at Holly Hover Performance Horses in Cave Creek,Az. As a trainer,she has instructed 18 World and Reserve World Champions in the individual performance events at the AQHA,NSBA and APHA World Championship Shows. As a judge, she has officiated 12x at the AQHA World Show, 6x at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, as well as the APHA,NSBA World Shows ....internationally at the European Championship, the Australian,New Zealand, Austrian and German Championship Shows.
Leonard Berryhill from Talala, Oklahoma is a multiple World and Congress champion. He is also a AQHA and PHBA judge. Western riding has evolved into his speciality over the years. Leonard credits great horses and watching great horseman over the years for helping perfect his craft. As the years go by he enjoys helping young trainers. The Oklahoma native lives and works with his wife Leigh and son Thompson