Free Clinics For 2019
Sun Circuit Clinics are always free and open to the general public!
Drop by and get great insights on improving your performance from our experts. Please note that clinics are audit only, not riding.
Corey Cushing & Kelby Phillips
“Smooth is Fast” Down the Fence
Friday March 1 at 4 PM in the Markel Insurance Arena (Equidome)
How to Negotiate Ranch Trail Obstacles to Improve Your Score
Friday March 1 at 5 PM in Arena 6
Kelby grew up in Guthrie, TX working on the Pitchfork Ranch as well as other surrounding ranches. Aside from riding horses on the ranch he trained some horses for people in high school, and showed a few in ranch horse competitions.
Kelby watched the Worlds Greatest Horsemen when it was in Stephenville, TX and knew after watching those horses and riders that he wanted to be a horse trainer. He started training horses in 2011. He currently trains and resides in Scottsdale, AZ. Some of his accomplishments:
- 2013 – Rode to Reno Pre Futurity Champion
- 2013- Intermediate Open Snaffle Bit Champion
- 2014- Open Derby Champion
- 2015- Open Stallion Stakes Reserve Champion
- 2016- Open Hackamore World Champion
- 2016- Open Snaffle Bit Champion
- 2018- Worlds Greatest Horseman Champion
- 2018- Open Stallion Stakes Reserve Champion
- 2018- Aaron Ranch Derby Champion
Corey Cushing is a trainer that specializes in reined cow horses located in Scottsdale, AZ. Corey Cushing started riding horses at a young age and learned the fundamen-tals of Reining throughout his youth career into the begin-ning of his open career. In his early 20’s he was exposed to the working cow horse industry while working for one of his mentors, this is when his passion of riding horses got inter-twined with the challenge of working cattle. Corey went out of his own in 2002 and started Corey Cushing Perform-ance Horses. In 2007 he relocated his business to Scotts-dale, AZ and has continued to set new goals to obtain with his horses. He was the youngest trainer to become a NRCHA Million Dollar Rider & NRCHA Two Million Dollar Rider. Corey has won titles such as 3X NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, NRCHA World’s Greatest Horsemen and Multi AQHA World Championships but the thing he is most proud of is having a successful business.
Gary Roberts from Murrieta Ca, is an AQHA,NRHA&NSBA carded judge. He was the recipient of the AQHA Professional Horse-man of the Year award in 2014. Gary and his wife Kelley own and operate RobertsRanch where they train and show horses for Aqha all around and Nrha competition.