COLORADO GAITED HORSE CLINICS 2014
We are in the process of getting some clinics scheduled for 2014. Below are some of our past clinicians:
Jennie has never been one who stands on the sidelines allowing life to pass her by. She is passionate about her beliefs and never hides this passion. Jennie is perhaps best known as the owner and trainer of the big Tennessee Walking Horse Champagne stallion; Champagne Watchout. Owning and training in itself is not unusual, but what Jennie has accomplished with this horse is another matter. Wearing lite shoes, Champagne Watchout competed in the Tennessee Walking Horse 1999 Celebration against the traditional padded show horses. Most thought it could never be done, but Jennie proved it could happen. In addition, during the same Celebration, Watchout competed in other Lite Shod classes.
Jennie is well known as a strong competitor in all aspects of the gaited horse world. Jennie shows the same horse in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Reining, Trail and Dressage, and wins in each division. She has proven that one horse can do it all. Jennie and her horses exemplify the true meaning of Versatility. Jennie's background is extensive. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her knowledge is transferable. Jennie Jackson--an exceptional woman both in and out of the show ring, now retired from public training, Jennie continues to add to the collective pot of horse training by releasing her horse training DVD series, THE HORSE'S MANUAL: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HUMAN.
As a testament to her years of dedication in the industry, the Alltech 2010 World Equestrian Games held in Lexington, KY formally invited Jennie as The Official Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Representative to demonstrate her program of Dressage En Gait--that is, Dressage as Applied to Gaited Horses.
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Debbie Garfield has over 38 years experience as the premier gaited horse trainer in Colorado. She will bring her background in training, showing, and promoting of the gaited horses to help you get the best gait out of your horse.
Debbie started with Tennessee Walkers by going to a clinic with Joe Webb back in the early 70's in Arkansas. Then she worked with the Starwood Ranch in Aspen. Garfield trained many 2 and 3 yr. olds that were part of this study. They had close to 30 mares and 4 or 5 stallions. Garfield trained for them for almost 3 years and then they moved the study to Utah. She has been in business for herself most of 38 years. Garfield has been to numerous clinics herself for TWH's and learned the gaits of the other breeds from the breed associations and shows. She has shown TWH's since 1970, and many of the other gaited breeds shortly after that.
Garfield did work for a padded barn 1 year to find out for herself if in fact that you can train them without causing them pain. She did not like any part of that type of training, and have since then only trained pleasure horses for show, trail, driving, and versatility. Garfield has trained several Supreme Versatility Champions, has done clinics in Canada and the US. She has shown at the International in Tennessee 4 times, had horses place high in most classes. A 2 yr old from the farm that she trained for in Palisade, Co. won the 2 yr old Class at the International.
Debbie has devoted her life to training gaited horses without gimmicks or devices. These horses are her passion. She served on the THWBEA Board of Directors for a total of nine years. Gaited horses have gained popularity with the mid-aged trail riders that want to move out and ride without the bounce of the trot. Many people that are recovering from back and knee surgeries are often turning to a smooth gaited horse.
Debbie Garfield's contact info:
Photos from the April 18, 2009, clinic:
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