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.
Our Clinicians will be updated regularly leading up to the 2022 show.
For almost four decades Richard Winters has been pursuing and perfecting the art of horsemanship. Among his many accolades, Richard won the NRCHA World Championship in 2005 and took top honors at the Road to the Horse Colt Starting Championship in 2009. He is also a top-five finalist at the Cowboy Dressage World Finals and author of From Rider to Horseman, published in 2016 by Western Horseman Magazine.
Richard trains and shows Reined Cow Horses. He also travels extensively across the United States and abroad presenting at expos and conducting horsemanship clinics. He and his wife Cheryl live, work and play at their new equine facility just outside of Weatherford, Texas.
Megan Pugh, Beavercreek, OR, began riding seriously at the age of 12 and has since trained with and ridden\under the direction of; Conrad Schumacher, Lilo Fore, Debbie McDonald, Carrie Harnden, Sue Curry, Reta Conner, Christophe Theallet, and Alfredo Hernandez. She has ridden dressage from Training through to Grand-Prix and is not only a successful Rider, Trainer, Teacher, but has also completed the USDF L program and is continuing on an pursuing the judging ladder.
She is the founder of Turning Point Equestrian a successful Training and Lesson
Program where Megan has put together a Team of Dressage riders from Multiple backgrounds, levels, and talents. A natural born Teacher and mentor Megan has brought out the best from her team. Megan plans to move forward taking the once solitary sport in a much needed new direction with a team mentality.
The Philosophy Megan brings to her teaching and riding is to “Ride well and find the exhale." This means she emphasizes the importance of the rider’s position being clear and committed so that they can most positively influence the horse. By doing the right thing the rider allows the horse to find their balance within their “box” and then find the exhale within it.
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 tutelage 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.
Internationally recognized clinician, keynote speaker, riding instructor, and author of the best-selling book "The ABCs of Trail Riding and Horse Camping", Robert "the TrailMeister" coaches horse owners of every experience level on how to enjoy trail riding and camping with equines. He shares his experiences and explains both what works (and why!) as well as what hasn't worked over the decades he's been riding, camping, and packing across the continent.
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.
TrailMeister clinics are filled with practical, workable information that every rider and camper can use. Clinic attendees will leave with the tools and confidence they need to enjoy the great outdoors safely. Robert helps riders realize their goals.
When not on the trail, Robert belongs to a mule named Ruger and a dog named Boo.
Caeli's love of liberty work started with the North American Apassionata tour, where she performed with Icelandic Horses and loved to watch the liberty teams in the show. Upon returning home, she developed her own style and techniques of liberty training based on equine learning theory and behavior.
She has performed in various exhibitions around the United States as well as being a featured performer at large expos in Iceland, including Laufskalarett and Landsmot. In her riding career Caeli was the third American to ever attend Holar University College’s Bachelor’s program in Riding and Riding Instruction, as well as one of only three Americans with a Level 3 International Training and Teaching Certification from FEIF, the international Icelandic Horse association.
Caeli ‘s soft riding and training has earned her many prizes for feather light riding, as well as high marks in Holar University’s program, where she graduated with the highest combined score of riding and academics in her class. Caeli seeks to integrate her love of horse training and psychology in order that horse and rider can attain peak performance in both mental and physical balance.
She is an advocate of teaching liberty work in an accessible way that seeks to help horse and trainer improve their partnership and find a method that makes both parties feel empowered to solve problems together.