Evan Bonner was born and raised on a small farm in Port Orchard, Washington and grew up with horses always in his life. It was when he was a young teen that he stumbled upon great horsemen like Pat Parelli and Buck Brannaman and he knew that he had to chase horsemanship. After high school, he began helping people with their horses, starting colts and continued learning the philosophy of true horsemanship. Later in his career, he met and studied with Peter Campbell. Meeting Peter greatly impacted the direction of Evan’s life. He knew that there was something unique about Peter and his ability with horses, and has been chasing that feeling ever since. Evan’s life experiences and study of the teachings of Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, Peter Campbell and being a true student of the horse have shaped who Evan is as a horseman. Today, Evan spends most days riding horses for clients and conducting weekend horsemanship clinics for the public both offsite and at his and his wife’s facility, the Olympic Glen Arena, located in Port Orchard, Washington. Evan teaches the mechanics of proper riding and operating a horse…but he also teaches people what it means to ‘feel’ of a horse. Once a person experiences a horse responding to their ‘feel’, the opportunity for progress and change is greatly improved. Evan believes that when we become the person that our horse really enjoys…not only do we feel better, but it usually benefits and lifts all other areas of our life including our interaction with our family, friends, and other people.”
From an early age Steve had an extreme passion for being around horses. This passion spread to a thirst for more knowledge as he traveled across the country to mentor under some of the greatest horsemen of all time, including the late Ray Hunt. The culmination of this tutilage and his work helping thousands of horses and riders over the last 20 years, is the basis for Steve's Excel With Horses Program. It is one of the most sought-after training methods in the country and has made it possible for so many horsemen and women to achieve their horsemanship dreams. Steve is dedicated to helping those wishing to pursue a better relationship with their horse and has designed a simple step-by-step program designed for all breeds and disciplines.
Robert’s passion is providing educational and entertaining clinics to help horse owners move past their fears and on to their ambitions and dreams of trail riding and horse camping
As an internationally recognized clinician, author, keynote speaker, and riding instructor, Robert “the TrailMeister” coaches horse owners and aspiring riders on how to enjoy trail riding and camping with equines. In his inspiring and informative clinics he shares his decades of experiences on the trail and in camp, and explains both what works (and why!) as well as what hasn’t worked over the decades he’s been riding and camping across the continent.
TrailMeister clinics are filled with useful, workable, information that every rider and camper can use and relate to. Clinic attendees will leave with the tools and confidence they need to safely enjoy the great outdoors. Robert helps riders realize the goals they had when they brought horses into their lives; to get out on the trails.
When not on the trail Robert belongs to a mule named Ruger and a dog named Boo.
Cari loves helping people succeed with their horses and finds pleasure in introducing WE to horses and their riders. She says "It is technically challenging yet can be done at many levels so that everyone can participate. I love how WE forms a strong partnership with your horse, and they seem to love it as much as we do."
Cari is from Portland Oregon and has been training and competing on horses for over 40 years. She has earned Regional and National Championship titles in Eventing, Hunt Seat, Equitation, Dressage and now Working Equitation (WE).
Working Equitation Accomplishments include:
2016 National Reserve Champion Intermediate B high point
2017 First US Rider to become a silver medalist
2017 Became "r" judge for both WE United and WE Confederation
2017 National Championships - Champion Intermediate B
2017 Regional Champion High Point Advanced Level for WE United
2017 National Reserve Champion High Point Advanced Level for WE United