Hello members and non members!! Your first clinic for 2018 is coming up March 31 at Heritage Park from 10am to 2pm. The clinicians name is Tanya Thompson. She taught the last gymkhana clinic and we had great feedback so we have booked her again! This clinic is for anyone! Absolute beginners just starting out, to the advanced rider - all will take home valuable information from this clinic. The cost is 50$ for members and 75$ for non members. (Must have 2018 membership to get member price) You must have updated HCBC for this event. You can also audit for 15$. Please contact Tanya Jones at 6047510717 or Tanjessbrit@hotmail.com to register and prepay to hold your spot or if you have any questions!
A little about the clinician:
Tanya Thompson ( was Van de Wetering) has been doing gymkhana and barrel racing for well over 25 yrs. She has been awarded Season Leader awards in the BC Barrel Racing Association, BC Rodeo Association, BC Little Britches Rodeo, BRN 4D Association ( in the US), Let R Buck Professional RoughRiders Season Leader and Finals winner and a Finals winner in most of these associations as well. She has won 6 saddles, thousands of dollars in prizes and well over 40 buckles. She has also set arena records in several arenas around BC. She has competed on many different horses including ones she has trained herself. Tanya excels at dealing with horses with speed event issues and loves helping a rider to overcome problems, promote better horsemanship and tweaking both horse and riders skill. She has an in-depth knowledge of drills to practise, and helping to find the right equipment for each horse/rider combination. There are many ways to improve your horse , yourself and therefore your competition times. There are better ways of doing things that make it easier for you and your horse. Whatever event you want some advice on she will be able to help you out so come prepared to ask questions and let her know which events you are most interested in. Barrels will be covered as well as poles and/or stakes. If time, keyhole turns practised too. Different bits will be on hand to try. Each rider will get a free $20 Glucosamine Plus sample and a small most improved horse/rider prize.
*FULL* - Contact Tanya to be put on the wait list
Join us for our next clinic - Back to Basics with Anna Ramminger, April 29 at Heritage Park from 10am-2pm. The cost is $75 for members or $95 for non members. There are 8 spots available. Also there is auditing for 20$. This clinic is for all levels of western riders but is especially beneficial for green horses and/or riders. You will learn things like teaching your horse to give to the bit (softness), teaching your horse body control (moving the hips and shoulders), basic reining and/or cutting maneuvers, (should you wish) etc. As a rider, you will work on things like speed control, effective steering with quiet hands, learning how to use your seat, building confidence while executing maneuvers etc. Contact Tanya Jones if you want to register - firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 751 0717
Hi, my name is Anna Ramminger. I was born and raised in the Yukon Territory where my experience and career with horses began at a relatively young age. I started riding hunter jumper horses around 8 years old and gradually became more and more competitive with the discipline as I went through my teenage years. After finishing high school, I moved to Alberta where I got involved in a very different style of riding that stole my heart - reined cow horse and cutting. I attended Olds College in Alberta and graduated with a diploma in Equine Science with a major in Western Horsemanship.
From there, I went on to attain a position as an assistant trainer at Cayler Wilson Performance Horses in Abbotsford, BC. My passion and specialty in this industry is starting young horses with the intention of giving them a solid foundation upon which to build their performance career. Although I mainly focus on cow horses and cutters, I believe a good basic foundation and start for young horses is similar through all disciplines.
My long term goal is to increase my client base and own/run my own training barn. Every day I work towards improving my skill set needed to be successful in the performance horse industry. I love what I do and I love sharing what I know with people who share my passion!