Adequan Clinic Series Friday February 28
Clinics are audit only, free and open to the general public!
Drop by for one or all and get great insights on improving your performance from our experts.
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 will be inducted into the prestigious AQHA Hall of Fame later this year. He 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! In addition to being inducted to the National Reined Cow Horse Hall of Fame.
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 has had many of the horse industries leaders work for him or come to train with him. To name a few….Todd Bergen, Andrea Fappani, Duane Latimer, Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, and John Lyons.
Laurel Walker Denton, raised on the Bar U Bar Ranch in Skull Valley, Arizona, grew up riding horses and working cattle. Laurel has spent her entire life in the show ring, earning points in fourteen different events. Today her focus is on training Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail horses. Laurel been at the top of the AQHA World show in Ranch Riding since its beginning, winning a World Championship and Third place in 2017, Reserve World Champion and Third in 2019, as well as numerous Top Five, Top Ten and Finalist awards. Making it back in the finals in every class at the 2019 World Show, including three in the Sr Ranch Riding, was an amazing accomplishment.
An AzQHA Past President, Laurel is also currently editor in chief of The Arizona Quarter Horse magazine, which she volunteers her time to the Arizona Quarter Horse Association. She served as an AQHA Director for 17 years, is currently a Director At Large and a member of the AQHA Show Committee. An AQHA judge since 1996, Laurel has judged the all of the AQHA World Shows, Open, Amateur, Select and Youth. She is also an NRCHA judge.
Laurel and her husband Barry are proud to own and operate the Bar U Bar Ranch, which has been in the family since 1945.
Robin and Jenny own and operates Robin Frid Show Horses, a training facility specializing in individual horse and client programs in Argyle, Texas.
Together Robin and Jenny have trained Numerous World and Reserve World Champions as well as Congress Champions in All Around events. Their unique coaching styles have allowed them the opportunity client all over the world.
Director Strategic Partnerships – American Regent Animal Health
Allyn was a trainer and driver in the Standardbred industry for 12 years. He has committed the past 35 years to working in the Animal Health Industry. Responsibilities included starting up businesses, launching new pharmaceuticals, creating marketing platforms, and managing sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships across all breeds and disciplines. He currently works at American Regent Animal Health as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. He has worked with Boehringer Ingelheim and Bayer Healthcare managing their equine divisions in the past. Allyn has launched such medications as Adequan i.m., Ventipulmin Syrup, and Marquis into this market. His primary focus was and continues to be the health of the horse. Allyn enjoys spending time discussing health related topics with both veterinarians and horse owners, travel, sports activities, and reading. Allyn is married to Julie and they have three children, Tyler, Eleanore, and Helyn.