Earliest Horsemanship Ambition: To ride as one and conquer all together!
Early: The Man from Snowy River, The Black Stallion, The unicorns playing in the movie "Legends", Dances with Wolves, My first horse Brandy, Charmayne James and Scamper, Martha Josey, Girls who were "better" than me at the rodeos and shows.
Recent: Pat and Linda Parelli and their wonderful program, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Amiee Brimhall, Dave Ellis, Karen Rolf, Cavalia and Frederic Pignon, Ray Hunt, Tom Dorrance, Jack Brainard, Buck Brannaman, Gawini PonyBoy, and the search for mentors goes on and on.
Showing and Awards:
- WSCA: 1994 - 1998 several placings at the State Finals in Speed Events
- Little Britches National Finals, Colorado Springs, CO: 1993-1996
- Little Britches Finalist: 2nd go round, final short go placings in Speed Trail Course
- Minnetonka Horseman Queen for WSCA 1998, 1999
- Offical Pass of level 1, 1999 assessed by Linda Green
- Offical Pass of level 2, 2000 assessed by Deb Mitchell
- Offical Pass of level 3, 2003 assessed by Dave Ellis
- Martha Josey Thanksgiving Barrel Racing clinics: Yearly 1993 to 1997
- 3 week level 2 clinic with Pat Parelli, ISC, Pagosa Springs, CO, 1999
- 3 week level 3 clinic with Pat Parelli, ISC, Pagosa Springs, CO, 2000
- 2 day level 3 clinic with Aimee Brimhall, Northern, MN, 2003
- 3 day level 3 clinic with Dave Ellis, Windom MN, 2003
- 3 day cow working clinic with Dave Ellis, White SD, 2003
- 2 week level 3 clinic with Linda Parelli, ISC Ocala, FL 2004
- 3 day cow working clinic with Dave Ellis, White SD, 2005
Parelli University Experiences: (for level 3 graduates with professional goals)
- 10 week module Spring 2004
- 10 week module Spring 2005
- 6 week new course module Spring 2006
Demonstrations and Assistances
- 2003 assistant to Aimee Brimhall - 2 week work study, Helena, MT
- 2005 Savvy Team member for tour stops in:
- Ocala, FL - special demo, invitational event
- Madison, WI
- Columbus, OH
- Fresno, CA - special demo, invitational event
2006 Savvy Team member for tour stops in:
- Sioux City, IA
- St. Paul, MN
- Assistant to Dave Ellis 10 day clinic set for levels 1-3, Windom, MN
- Assistant to Dave Ellis 3 day cow working clinic, White, SD
- Ace, 13 year old appaloosa gelding, Level 3, currently studying level 4
- Cheyenne, 10 year old appendix QH mare, Level 3 (personally started horse)
- Theo, 5 year old appendix QH gelding, Level 3 online, liberty, Level 2 freestyle, finesse (personally started horse) Sold.
- Brandy, 26 year old welsh cross gelding, Level 2 (conquering all pre parelli phobias!) retired, eating the good life!
- Heart, 16 year old Appendix QH mare, Level 3 online, liberty, Level 2 freestyle and finesse.