2013 Featured Clinicians
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.
The Bob Avila Clinic has been rescheduled to noon Friday and Brad Barkemeyers Clinic will be held at 1PM. Both will be in Arena 8
The Andrea Fappani clinic is now rescheduled for Friday 2/1 following the Self Shine All Age Reining Stakes. Estimated time 2-3 pm.
10-11 Perfecting your Rundown, Techniques to achieve the best stop by managing speed control and approach.
Markel Insurance Arena -
Andrea Fappani- NRHA Futurity & Derby Champion, 3 Million Dollar Rider
12-1 Maintenance of Your Equine Athlete- South Hall Demonstration Arena Lounge
Dr. Otto Stanislaw DVM
1-1:50 Spin To Win - South Hall Demonstration Arena
Corey Cushing- 2012 NRCHA Futurity Champion
2-2:50 Circle Precision, Mastering the transition to slow circles- South Hall Demonstration Arena
10-11 Herd work Basics- South Hall Demonstration Arena
Al Dunning-Multiple World Champion
Shadd Parkinson-NSHA Intermediate Open Champion
12-1 Showing and Judging the Western Pleasure Horse- South Hall Demonstration Arena
Bob and Ryan Kail- World and Congress Champions
1-2 Advances in Equine Reproduction- South Hall Lounge
Dr. Jerry Longworth- DVM
2-3 Striding in Trail, Concepts and necessary elements to performing lope overs. -South Hall Demonstration Arena
Bruce Vickery-Multiple AQHA World Champion
9- 11:30 Negotiating the Trail Course- Equine Sports Medicine Arena
Tim Kimura - Tim the Trail Man - World renowned course designer
1-3:30. Negotiating the Trail Course- Equine Sports Medicine Arena
Tim Kimura - Tim the Trail Man - World renowned course designer
Each of these clinics will accept 4 riders. Sign up at the Equine Sports Medicine Arena on Saturday 1/26/13 and Sunday 1/27/13 to win this exclusive opportunity.
11-11:50 Is Your Horse Loping: Understanding the 3 beat lope.-South Hall Demonstration Arena
Gil Galyean - World and Congress Champion
12- 12:50 Stem Cell Therapy For Your Horse:Get the Facts. The future is here now. South Hall Lounge
Dr. Ross Rich DVM
2-2:50. Lameness and Performance Problems in the Equine Athlete: Interesting Cases &
Diagnostic Methods- South Hall Lounge
Dr. Ross Rich- DVM Vendor Tent Lounge
10 - 10:50 Winning tips on Western Riding - South Hall Demonstration Arena
Leslie Lange- Multiple World and Congress Champion
12- 12:50 Taking control while Boxing-South Hall Demonstration Arena
Bob Avila - 2 time Worlds Greatest Horseman winner
1-1:50. Circling the Cow, Safe and proper.-South Hall Demonstration Arena
Brad Barkemeyer-NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open, Int. and Limited Champion
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
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.
Al Dunning has owned and operated “Almosta Ranch” in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1970.
Born in Chicago in 1950, Al’s family moved to Arizona when he was 8 years old. He began
riding horses with his sisters and went on to further his talents with mentors such as Jim Paul,
John Hoyt and Don Dodge. His expertise in all facets of equestrian events has elevated him
to great success. Al and his students have won 32 World and Reserve World titles in AQHA,
NRHA, NRCHA, and NCHA. In addition, Al conducts clinics worldwide, manages AD Tack,
operates Dunning Consulting LLC, and has recently developed Team AD International, an
online training program.
Al has won numerous awards for his contribution to various associations, within the commu-
nity, and for the books and articles he has authored. He was the recipient of the 1996 AQHA
Professional Horseman of the Year and was chosen as the 2003 NCHA Zane Schulte Trainer
of the Year. Over the years, Al has developed his multi-faceted business with a focus on the de-
velopment of champion horses and riders while working hard to promote all the great sponsors
that stand beside him.
Al married his wife Becky in 1971. Becky is a well-known horse show announcer, and co-
founded America’s Horse Cares, a division of the AQHA Foundation, which focuses on thera-
peutic riding charities. The Dunnings have two children, Grady (27) and McKenzie Parkinson
(31) and one granddaughter, Gracie Ann Parkinson.
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 been and continues to be a student of horsemanship. From colt starting to world
class performance horses, Brad has been privileged to study under Buck Branaman (renowned
clinician), David Avery (AQHA roping horse trainer), Jake Barnes, Clay O’Brian Cooper, (7
time World Champion Team Ropers), and most recently Al Dunning (World Champion and
trainer of reining, cutting and working cow horses). “One thing that I have found very humbling
in the horse industry is the willingness of those that are successful to share their knowledge
unselfishly to help others.” Brad conducts his training operation Bar B Performance Horses
out of Al Dunning Training Stables, in Scottsdale, Arizona where he, his wife, Mindy, and sons,
Bryce and Zane reside.
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: Al Dunning’s AD Tack, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Justin Boots, Rand’s
Custom Hats, Weaver Leather, and Wrangler and Logan Coach Trailer.
Corey Cushing specializes in the Working Cow Horse & Reining disciplines. Corey is a proud to show in the AQHA, NRCHA, NRHA as well as their affiliate associations. Corey has won titles such as 2010 NSHA Classic Open Champion & 2009 NRCHA Derby Open Champion and many others that have helped him to earn lifetime earnings exceeding $969,000.00.
Born and raised in Italy, Andrea Fappani followed his dream of becoming one of the all-time leading trainers in Reining-world wide. His focus and passion for excellence not only made him the youngest NRHA Million Dollar Rider, but have put him at the top of the charts as a teacher, clinician and advocate of pursuing exceptional horsemanship. His Reining DVD’s have outsold all others- designed and produced to teach the details of training Reining horses as well as to maintain them at a high level for optimum performance in the show pen. It was Andrea’s desire and commitment to excel as a student of horsemanship that allowed him to develop such early success in his career. His enthusiasm and love for the sport and the horse is evident in his style of teaching and producing materials that allow others the opportunity to continue to develop better skills and results.
For updates and products go to www.fappaniperformance.com and follow Andrea Fappani on Facebook.
He is a multiple World and Congress champion, and a member of the NSBA rider Hall of Fame. He has trained 12 Congress and Reserve Congress open pleasure class wins including “Radical Revolution” and “One Hot Krymsun.” In addition, Gil has trained Congress and AQHA World Youth and Amateur Pleasure champions, including “Cool Blazing Lady”, “Deesired Invitation”,
and “Zips Chocolate Swirl.” Many of the two year olds that he has trained have gone on to become Congress and World Champions in other events. Some of these champions include “Ima Fine Dandy,” “Ima Zipper Snipper,” “Investing Wisely,” and “Chips Chocolate Star,” to name a few.
Bob along with his wife Debbie and son Ryan own and operate Kail Quarter Horses in Scottsdale, AZ. They specialize in training and showing World Class Halter and Pleasure Horses.
Bob has many World and Congress Champions as well as numerous Futurity winners at such futurities as the Congress, Scottsdale Classic, and Reichert Celebration. Some of his most famous horses were Mr Yella Fella, Tuff At Last, My Last Sugar, Skippa Manana With Style and Grace, Invite Moonlite, A Cookie For Certain and A Certain Luxury. He has been a judge for over 25 years for the AQHA as well as the NRHA and NSBA. He has judged all the major horse shows, futurities and reining futuries such as the World Show, Congress, and NRHA futurity.
While showing and judging take up most of his time he enjoys traveling, golfing, skiing and spending time with his family and friends.
Ryan Kail along with his parents Bob and Debbie Kail own and operate Kail Quarter Horses located in Scottsdale, AZ.
Raised in the horse industry, Ryan has made a name for himself winning six world championship
titles, five in halter and one in roping. Making his westem pleasure debut in 2008, Ryan won the Scottsdale Classic in the 3yr Old Limited Western Pleasure Futurity on A Certain Luxury. In 2009, he again won the Scottsdale Classic in the Limited Western Pleasure Maturity on A Cookie For Certain. Ryan also works as an equine specialist for Markel lnsurance Company and in 201l became an approved judge for the NRHA.
This is Tim “The Trail Man” Kimura. He is originally from Reedley, California but now lives in Oak Point, Texas with his wonderful girl friend Tina Volmer. They have two beautiful Boxer Dogs, Coco Channel and Gucci and also the world famous Facebook side kick “The Laker Monkey”.
Tim has been a trail course designer for over 25 years and draws around 100 trail patterns each year. Tim does trail clinics and course designing in California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona,
Colorado, North Dakota, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Virginia, Florida, and Georgia. Tim also travels to Canada, England, Italy and Germany to do clinics and trail course designing too.
Tim believes in the 4-P’s of trail: preparation, practice, planning, and performance. Tim also believes you should chase perfection and try to catch excellence along the way. In addition, a rider should identify and remove all the excuses and stop saying I can’t and start asking how. Little things make big things happen, think smart, work hard, get good.
Leslie and her husband, Tom, own and operate T & L Quarter Horses LLC in Greeley, Colorado.
There they specialize in training all-around horses as well as trail, western riding and hunter under saddle horses. They prepare horses for competition in the open as well as the youth and amateur ranks.
Together Tom and Leslie have had numerous AQHA World and All- American Congress Champions and Reserves, including most recently a Reserve World Champion in the Sr Hunter Under Saddle aboard Big League Potential. 2011 also saw a student win the Reserve World Title and the All- American Quarter Horse Congress Champion aboard the same horse in the youth Hunter Under Saddle. Leslie and Tom have had clients that have won at the Congress and at the AQHYA finals. They have also coached several AQHA Rookie of the Year winners.
At the AQHA Convention In Reno, Nevada in March 2004 Leslie was honored by receiving the AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year for 2003.
Leslie is an AQHA and NSBA judge and has judged many shows including the AQHA World Show, The AQHYA World Show, The European Championship, The Australian Championship,
Texas Classic, Florida Gold Coast, the Quarterama, the West Coast Circuit, the Florida Gold Coast, and the Congress.
In 2012 Leslie served as the NSBA President.
Dr. G.R. Longworth
Dr. G. R. (Jerry) Longworth has spent a life time with animals. Dr. Longworth hails from Pennsylvania and received a degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University. He earned his veterinary degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.
Dr. Longworth has spent his entire career in equine medicine and reproduction. After relocating to Arizona in 2000, he opened his mobile veterinary equine practice in 2004 and in 2009 opened Scottsdale Equine Reproduction Center, LLC.
In his spare time, Dr. Longworth enjoys riding and showing his cutting horses.
Matt is a California native and has been riding horses since the age of 9. After riding horses for 10 years and being introduced to reining, he was confident he’d be training reining horses for a while.
Now, Matt is consistently ranked in the top 20 (competition) and top 25 (purse) listings of reiners worldwide, with 14,000 riders internationally who participate in the sport. In addition to his youth and skill, Matt is better known for his mega-watt smile, professionalism and charismatic personality. Matt operates his training operation from Bar A Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona where he trains horses and non-pro riders.
Shadd Parkinson was born in Missoula, Montana. Growing up, he competed in various disciplines including halter and western pleasure. Eventually he realized his love for reining and cowhorse events. Shadd began to train professionally in 2001. Some show pen highlights include 2001 and 2004 Reserve Championships in the NRHA Intermediate Futurity, the 2006 AQHA Reserve World Championship in the Junior Working Cowhorse and the 2009 Intermediate Open Champion at the NSHA Classic. Shadd’s focus continues to be training and showing reining, cutting, and working cow horses.
Dr. Ross Rich
Dr. Rich was born and raised in Arizona and competed successfully as a youth in the American
Quarter Horse Association. He served for 4 years in the US Army Special Forces, Green Berets. Dr. Rich did his undergraduate and graduate education at Duke University. He practiced as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center for 9 years, and was the director of Sports Medicine Rehab at Duke before rekindling his interest in veterinary medicine in the 1980’s. Dr. Rich returned to school and received a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at North Carolina State University. He completed a surgical internship and residency in Equine Surgery at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rich has been a practicing veterinary surgeon working exclusively with horses since 1990. He returned to Arizona in 1994. In 2002, Dr. Rich opened the doors to Cave Creek Equine Surgical Center & Diagnostic Imaging Center, specializing in lameness, orthopedic surgery, and diagnostic imaging.
Dr. Otto Stanislaw
Otto Stanislaw, DVM draws from more than thirty years of equine experience as both an owner and exhibitor. Otto has a working understanding of the requirements and stresses that are placed upon show horses from competing himself in different disciplines. Otto combines his experience as a horseman with his medical training to provide the latest clinical skills and compassionate care you expect for the equine members of your family.
Bruce Vickery, AQHA Professional Horseman, has been training horses since 1991. In that time, he has produced many World and Congress champions in Open, Amateur, and Youth competition. In addition, his students have consistently won national Hi-point titles in All-around competition ranging from Western pleasure and Western Horsemanship to Western Riding and Trail. Bruce attributes most of his success to dedication to the sport and the talented horses and students that he has had the honor to train and coach. Some of his most recent accolades are winning the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in the 3 year old limited open western pleasure futurity and being named NSBA’s high point open trail rider for the fourth consecutive year.