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25th Annual

Winning Ways Clinic with

Art O’Brien March 12, 2011 Penn State’s Snider Agricultural Arena Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association Penn State Department of Dairy & Animal Science Art O’Brien currently serves as a Riding Instructor in the Western Program at The University of Findlay. He and his wife, Julie own and operate O’Brien Quarter Horses in Southington, Ohio. He is a highly regarded instructor and clinician. Art has coached clients to AQHA World and Reserve World Championships in Horsemanship, Western Riding, Trail, Showmanship, Reining, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and Equitation over Fences, numerous AQHA All-Around Youth and Amateur titles, as well as AQHA Rookie of-the-Year awards. Art’s personal accomplishments include: World and Reserve World Championships, AQHA Honor Roll High-Point awards in Western Riding, Trail and Western Pleasure. He was Top Ten at the AQHA World Show, Quarter Horse Congress and Appaloosa National Horse Shows in Western Riding, Trail, Western Pleasure and Reining.

Features This Year! Methods to develop & improve basic & advanced skills for horsemanship & individual pattern classes

Penn State horse farm open for visitors. See Quarter Horse herd and sale horses. Quality Used Tack & Clothing Sale For consignment information or a consignment number you must call or fax Angie at: 717-569-6489 or dudley289@yahoo.com

Paid admittance is required for the tack sale! No consignments accepted without paid admittance! Registration:

8:00 a.m.

Clinic Sessions: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $20 prior to March 5 $25 after March 5 or at the door **No group or child rates are available.** No refunds!**

The Ag Arena is located on the campus of Penn State University in State College. From Rt. 322/I-99, take the Penn State exit, travel approximately 1 mile towards the stadium and university. The Ag Arena is located across from Beaver Stadium.

For more information contact: PQHA at 814-349-4497 or pqha@pqha.org Registration forms enclosed and lodging information at www.das.psu.edu – go to 4-H programs, horses, events. An Equal Opportunity University

College of Agricultural Sciences, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Pennsylvania Counties Cooperating


Winning Ways Clinic with Art O’Brien Saturday, March 12, 2011 Penn State’s Snider Agricultural Arena, State College, PA

Program Emphasis: • • • • •

Lecture/demonstration format Developing skills for riders from beginner to advanced level Exercises, drills and techniques applicable for many events and disciplines Tips and methods to improve you and your horse Questions & Discussion – Answers to your questions and suggestions for handling problems, changes and challenges for you or your horse

Saturday Morning Basic position for horsemanship and equitation and its evolution. How body position affects maneuvers and performance. Lunch Break Tour Penn State Farm and Quarter Horses

Saturday Afternoon Horsemanship and equitation maneuvers, including spins and lead changes. Pattern execution. Judging and scoring horsemanship and equitation. Western riding.

Saturday 4:00 – 6:00 pm Additional instruction, drills for horses and riders Tack and Clothing Sale throughout the day ************************************************************************************

Winning Ways Clinic - March 12, 2011

Registration Form Name Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________Phone: Registration fee: $20 prior to March 5 $25 after March 5 or at the door Make checks payable to PQHA. Send to:

Cathy Walker 324 Henning Bldg. University Park, PA 16802

Number People Total Enclosed

List total number people & include names of all participants for name tags. (use separate sheet if needed). LIGHT LUNCH IS AVAILABLE


Winning Ways Clinic - March 12, 2011

Registration Form Name Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________Phone: Registration fee: $20 prior to March 5 $25 after March 5 or at the door Make checks payable to PQHA. Send to:

Cathy Walker 324 Henning Bldg. University Park, PA 16802

Number People Total Enclosed

List total number people & include names of all participants for name tags. (use separate sheet if needed). LIGHT LUNCH IS AVAILABLE

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Winning Ways Clinic - March 12, 2011

Registration Form Name Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________Phone: Registration fee: $20 prior to March 5 $25 after March 5 or at the door Make checks payable to PQHA. Send to:

Cathy Walker 324 Henning Bldg. University Park, PA 16802

Number People Total Enclosed

List total number people & include names of all participants for name tags. (use separate sheet if needed). LIGHT LUNCH IS AVAILABLE Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Pat Comerford at 814-863-3657 in advance of your participation or visit. This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; Tel 814-8654700/V, 814-863-1150/TTY.


2011 Winning Ways Clinic