3-Day Clinic September 16-18 | 2024, Burfordville, MO

$450.00$975.00

Cape County Cowboy Church Arena

4C Gravel Hill Arena

1040 County Rd 370

Burfordville, MO 63739

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3 Day Ken McNabb Horsemanship Clinic

I am VERY excited to partner with Cape County Cowboy Church to host a 3-day horsemanship clinic in Burfordville, Missouri. The clinic will be my standard style, but the arena will also be hosting a small trade show in conjunction with some shopping and other special events offered! Concessions will be available on site. Spectators are welcome free of charge (donations can be made to Cape County Cowboy Church or The Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship Center).

 Cost is $975 on a first come basis. To guarantee your riding spot a $450.00 deposit is required (the rider is welcome to pay in full as well, balance due two weeks before the clinic). Our clinics are small (about 13-15 riders total) and we cannot accept cancellations. Please note all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE with the exception of a medical emergency- in this case, a signed document must be sent to our office from your doctor. The clinic is 9-5, with an hour break for lunch. The facility has a great sound system for you to hear everything that is being taught! Ken is a fun teacher and he tries to give you as much information as you can hold in 3 days! This is the clinic of a lifetime, no other can compare!

3 Day Horsemanship Clinic

The 3-day horsemanship clinic with Ken McNabb provides a unique experience that you will not find with any other clinician.  You will develop a close personal relationship with your horse.  You will develop lasting relationships with the other people in the group.  These 3 days will help you build confidence in your ability to interact with your horse.  This is the most one-on-one time you will ever get while still in a small group setting.  Ken’s simple and easy-to-understand instruction helps him build a relationship with each individual participant.  As you progress through the clinic you can move as you and your horse are ready.  If you master the exercise quickly, Ken will give you the next one, or you can continue to work the exercise until you are ready for the next one.  You can be an advanced rider working on finishing maneuvers, alongside new riders working on foundation.  When the clinic is over you will have a relationship with your horse like Roy Rogers had with Trigger.  It’s the best investment you can make in your horse (and yourself!).

Topics to be covered:

(This is foundational; for advanced riders, you will be working on finishing maneuvers)

DAY 1

Groundwork:  Basic through Advanced Leading

In the Saddle: Hand Positioning and Rein Management

Balance and Body Positioning

Giving to the Bit:  Softening at the Poll

Head Elevation

DAY 2

Developing Collected Movement:  At the Walk, Trot, Lope and Back Up

Leg Speed Transitions

Directional Transitions

Improving Your Stop

Developing Shoulder Control

Rating Your Speed

DAY 3

Body Control Maneuvers Including:

Turn on the Forehand

Developing the Side Pass

Developing the Rollback and Spin

Reverse Arc Circle, Haunches In, Leg Yield and Shoulders In

 

Additional Topics Per Class Request:

– Overcoming Fear of Obstacles

– Trailer Loading

 

Ken has always made it a priority to ride with each student at their level and help them advance their horsemanship so that they might go home with as much knowledge as possible.  In order to do this, he has developed a method based on step-by-step exercises that are designed to meet you where you are in your horsemanship journey and take you to the next level.  Ken’s building block style approach allows him to keep the entire clinic group moving forward without slowing down the advanced riders or overwhelming the novice riders.  It is an amazing three days!

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Halter / 12ft.  lead rope / saddle / bridle (packing a snaffle bit is recommended, but NOT required). We have all of these available for sale through our store.  You may contact the office or website and we would be happy to help you make sure you have the right equipment.

 

STALLING: If you are a participant wishing to make a stall reservation the facility has 137 stalls available for rent at $25 per night per stall. Shavings will be offered for sale on site and you must bring your own hay. To reserve a stall feel free to call Kelly Seiler: 573-987-9309 / Lynn Lupardus: 573-280-1750 or send an email to kellyrae0715@gmail.com. *Note: The facility is at end of county road with ample space for parking with trailers.

 

RV SITES: If you are a participant or a spectator, 30 RV sites are offered on a first come basis on site at a rate of $35 per night. To reserve a RV site feel free to call Kelly Seiler: 573-987-9309 / Lynn Lupardus: 573-280-1750 or send an email to kellyrae0715@gmail.com.

HORSE REQUIREMENTS

Please make sure your horse is vaccinated for everyone’s safety. You will also need to have a negative Coggins at facility check-in and proper health paperwork to travel.

SCHEDULE

CLINIC DAYS: Monday(9/16) – Wednesday (9/18): 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM (Day 1) Register by ensuring your signed rider release liability has been received.  Please be tacked up and in the arena by 8:55 AM to start with Ken.  You should have your horse saddled with a bridle over the saddle horn and have a halter and lead rope on your horse.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Morning Session

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM  Lunch Break: Concessions will be available on site.

1:15 PM to 5:00 PM  Afternoon Session

Ken will also take a break in the middle of both sessions.  Feel free to take a break when you need one.  This is your clinic and we understand individual needs.

**SUNDAY: Please note that Ken will be leading a cowboy church service on the Sunday morning before the clinic from 8-9AM. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

ADDITIONAL TIPS

Due to the nature of horse training and handling in general, accidents can occur.  You are advised to wear protective headgear for your own safety and to put protective boots on your horse. You are also advised to wear proper footwear – boots that will slide off.

OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS: 

Drury Inn & Suites Jackson 225 Weiss Roadside Park, Jackson, MO 63755 | 573-243-9200

AIRPORT:

Nearest International- St. Louis, MO

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Payment

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