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Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.

Jesse Westfall

Jesse Westfall

Featured Speaker

  • Over 25 years of professional experience in the horse industry
  • National Reining Horse Association Judge-has judged nationally and internationally
  • Currently head trainer at Asbury University
  • Coach
  • Trainer
  • Farrier work
  • Horse Hauling
  • Breeding Management for nationally successful breeders
  • Experience in reining, working cow horse, colt starting, ranch riding, western pleasure, trail riding
  • achieved this through a non-college path
Molly Wagner

Molly Wagner

Featured Speaker

Has managed several multi million dollar brands in the following areas:

  • Structuring sales for world wide distribution
  • International Product Sourcing 
  • Setting up major wholesale & retail events
  • Equine Event Sponsorships
  • Managing celebrity endorsements
  • Equine Photo Shoots
  • Customer Service
  • Merchandising
  • Product Development
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Catalog development
  • Acquisitions 
  • Budgets
  • Planning
  • Leadership training
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Featured Speaker

 

  • Over 25 years of professional experience in the horse industry
  • Worked in Cattle ranching industry 
  • Has managed multiple equine facilities and training programs
  • Currently Equine director at Miracle Mountain Ranch School of Discipleship
  • Journeyman Farrier 20 years
  • Trainer
  • Instructor
  • Teaches Livestock and Facility Management
  • Has experience in training Team roping, calf roping, cutting, reining, ranch horses, youth and trail riding
  • College degree in equine business, Horseshoeing School and apprenticeship, owned and operated multiple businesses.
Stacy Westfall

Stacy Westfall

Featured Speaker

Great insight and an effective teaching style have made Stacy Westfall one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry.  Stacy Westfall is an AQHA and NRHA Freestyle Reining Champion who impressed the horse world by winning while riding both bridleless and bareback.  Her famous Freestyle Championship ride, seen by millions on the Internet, led to an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres.  In addition to her accomplishments within the reining arena, Stacy Westfall is the only woman to win the Road to the Horse colt starting competition. In 2012 Stacy was also inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. With her husband, Jesse, she presents clinics at venues worldwide to inspire and teach people how to build better relationships with their horses.

Rachel Bendler

Rachel Bendler

Featured Speaker

Rachel Bendler, with her husband Zach,  founded and own Bella Run Equine, a non profit horse rescue.

  • Involved in horse rescue for 10+ years
  • Rescues have involved nurse mare foals, extreme neglect, owner surrender, and removal by authorities
  • Specializes in rescuing slaughter bound horses
  • Experienced in the process of becoming a 501c3 non profit
  • Adoption Coordinator:  screening potential adopters and dealing with returns
  • Farm manager of horse rescue including: medical care and rehabilitation including surgeries, triage, hospice care, emergency care and lameness evaluation (she gained valuable experience from her parents veterinary clinic)
  • 10 years formal dressage training
  • Participated in Extreme Mustang Makeover
  • Specializes in problem solving and remedial training (of horses and people) in dressage, barrel racing, colt starting, trail riding
  • This was achieved through a non-college path focused on apprenticeships and internships

http://www.bellarunequine.org/started

Jo-Anne Young

Jo-Anne Young

Featured Speaker

 

  • Has been teaching, riding and training horses for over 53 years
  • August 1986 to September 2017: Director of Houghton College Equestrian Program
  • 1974 to present: Horse show Judge: hunters, hunt seat equitation, jumpers, dressage, western equitation, western pleasure, trail, driving, saddle seat equitation, saddle seat pleasure, park horse, fitting and showmanship, halter/conformation
  • Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor, certified to teach riding to the advanced level in both western and English riding disciplines
  • 2007 CHA Clinic Instructor of the Year award, 2001  CHA Volunteer of the Year award, 2000 Clinic Instructor for CHA Riding Instructor Certification Clinic, at Standlake Equestrian Centre, Oxfordshire, England,1993 Clinic Instructor for CHA International Clinic, Silverton, OR,1991 Clinic Instructor for CHA International Clinic, Chesapeake, VA, 
  • September 17, 2016: was awarded New York State Horse Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Annually: manage multiple USEF/USDF multi-arena competitions.

 

 

Sonny Corley

Sonny Corley

Featured Speaker

  • Graduate LSU School of Veterinary Medicine 1980
  • Equine practitioner- exclusive for 37 years
  • Owner of Acadiana Equine Hospital in Opelousas LA
  • Married to Ednadeen B Corley 37 years
  • Children – Margaret 31 and Ben 29

 

 

Donnie Rosie

Donnie Rosie

Featured Speaker

 

  • Donnie works as the Marketing Director for the Miracle Mountain Ranch. He also runs a marketing and photography firm ROISE Marketing. In 2010 he graduated with Bachelors of Science in Business at Edinboro University of PA. They have three sons and one daughter; George, born in December 2010, Cole, born in November of 2012, Grant, born in February of 2014, and Karis their daughter, born in August of 2016.