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REDUCED! REDUCED! LIVINGSTON COUNTY – 7 acres with 4 stall horse barn. A second pole barn that is heated, has extra large garage doors, and electric. Ranch home with Geothermal heat is adjacent to State Lands and located in area close to Hiland chain of lakes. Just north of Dexter, MI. REDUCED $289,000.

SOUTH LYON HORSE FARM – Why board when you can own a 20 acre horse farm in South Lyon School District? 28 stall barn that has additional room for more stalls or hay storage, an indoor arena (70x170) with observation room and elevated deck, a (40x40) area for lunging or extra hay storage, wash racks, custom tack cabinets and much more. Easy access to US-23. Only 13 miles North of Ann Arbor located in Northfield Twp. Fantastic opportunity for a business or to have your own private indoor arena and barn! Commercial horse lender available. REDUCED TO $649,900!

INGHAM COUNTY FARM – Mason area, this 34 acre farm has an 11 stall horse barn with loft and tack room. Hay barn. Ranch home and large pole barn with garage space and workshop. Property features a pond, outdoor arena, and is just minutes from Lansing. OFFERED AT $439,000.

VACANT LAND IN WILLIAMSBURG 5 acre to 7 acre lots available bordering Pere Marquette State Forest, only 20 minutes from Traverse City. This area hosts many horse shows throughout the year. Your opportunity to set up your own private campground! Mature forests of hardwood and pine. STARTING AT $65,000.

WEBBERVILLE, MI – 20 acres with updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with knotty pine throughout. Home has new roof and windows! Finished basement, oversized garage and easy access to I-96. 40x60 pole barn is setup for horses, with 6 stalls and workshop area. OFFERED AT $289,000.

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Michigan Horse Council Welcomes You To The...

35th Annual

Michigan Horse Expo

What is the Michigan Horse Council and what does it do? • Provides individuals and organizations with a central authority that will support, encourage, supplement, and coordinate the efforts of those presently engaged in the constructive conservation, development, and promotion of the horse industry and horse community in the state of Michigan. • Educates and informs individuals and organizations through all available media, educational programs, and cooperation. • Advocates the conservation and promotion of the horse industry and community. • Michigan Horse Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an affiliate of the American Horse Council.

To support the Michigan Horse Council’s goals, the MHC produces the Michigan Horse Expo annually. Each year the event is held at the MSU Livestock Pavilion in East Lansing, MI Not only is the Michigan Horse Expo the major source of funding for the Michigan Horse Council, it is Michigan’s Premier Equine Event and the largest equine related trade show in the state. MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 2018

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35th Annual Michigan Horse Council’s

Michigan Horse Expo 2018 Demonstration and Seminar Schedule

Friday, March 9th, 2018 TIME 9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 7:30 7:30 8:30 9:30



Field Trip Program (9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.) EXPO OPENS Grand Opening & Colors Mounted Police & Hitch Stallions/Breeds/Farms




Field Trip Programs David Silver Samantha Szesciorka Detroit Horse Power Tales from the Trails

Craig Johnson Ranch Horse Pleasure

Stallions/Breeds/Farms Terry Myers Collection Made Simple For All Disciplines Stallions/Breeds/Farms Dr. Rob van Wessum Classical Dressage

Dale Myler What is the key to trying to figure out a new bit for a problem horse?

Brian Nielson Recent Research Results

Christy Landwehr Safety Check for Horse and Rider, English and Western

Panel Discussion, Dr. J. Shelle, Horse Commissions. What are they? Benefit MI?

Dr. Hal Schott, MSU Cushing’s Disease; Diagnosis, Treatment Outcome

Stallions/Breeds/Farms Craig Johnson Reining

Terry Myers Ground Work Gets Your Horse Ready To Ride

Dale Myler Samantha Szesciorka Tales from the Trails What are the evasions of the horse or mule? What are they telling us?

Stallions/Breeds/Farms Mounted Archery Demo & Instruction

Kim Cardeccia Soft Feel Mindset

Christy Landwehr Careers in the Horse Industry

Break – Rodeo Setup Great Shopping! Association Queen Presentations High School Rodeo Vendor Area Closes, Rodeo Continues Intermission – Jackets Awarded Rodeo Ends


Great Shopping!

Great Shopping!

Great Shopping!

Vendor Area Closes

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Expo Center Closes

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35th Annual Michigan Horse Council’s

Michigan Horse Expo 2018 Demonstration and Seminar Schedule

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 TIME


9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 7:30 7:30 8:30 10:00





Craig Johnson High Ground, Ground Work for a Higher Level Riding

Brian Nielson Recent Research Results

Samantha Szesciorka Live the Adventurous Life, Become A Long Rider

Dale Myler How do you introduce the new bit that you have decided on?

Christy Landwehr Social Media Current Uses

Dr. Carrie Jacobs, MSU What’s New for Lameness Diagnosis

College Coaches Panel How to Continue Your Riding Career Into College

Dr. van Wessum & Joe Blackburn Rehabilitation and Lameness

Stallions/Breeds/Farms Terry Myers Training for Lead Departures and Transitions for the English and Western Horse Stallions/Breeds/Farms Color Presentation Combined Mounted Police Stallions/Breeds/Farms Mike Loveland Jr. Heritage Hills Farm Hitch Hitching Stallions/Breeds/Farms

Kim Cardeccia Soft Feel Mindset

Awards: Catalyst/Volunteer Heritage Hills Farm Hitch Arabian Presentation Mounted Archers Drill Team Exhibition

Terry Myers Samantha Szesciorka Stop being your horse’s barrier. Live the Adventurous Easy rider fixes to improve Life, Become A horse performance Long Rider

Christy Landwehr Equine Industry Trends

Stallions/Breeds/Farms Craig Johnson Reining

Weaver Grooming Clinic Preparing Champions for the Show Ring Christie Showerman

Dr. van Wessum & Joe Blackburn Rehabilitation and Lameness

Dr. J. Shelle, Horse Commissions, What Are They? Benefit Michigan?

Suzanne Morrise Western Dressage Assoc. of MI Having Fun with Western Dressage

Christy Landwehr Professionalism and Ethics

Dale Myler What are the evasions of the horse or mule?

Great Shopping! Vendor Area Closes

Great Shopping! Vendor Area Closes

Great Shopping! Vendor Area Closes

Expo Center Closes

Expo Center Closes

Expo Center Closes

Warm-Up Reining with Commentary Youth Reining Competition

What are they telling us?

Freestyle Reining

Vendor Area Closes Calcutta On Competitors Open NRHA Reining Program Ends



35th Annual Michigan Horse Council’s

Michigan Horse Expo 2018 Demonstration and Seminar Schedule

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 TIME 9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 4:45 5:00



Cowboy Church Chad Coppess with 3 Outlaws and A Good Guy EXPO OPENS

Craig Johnson Cross Training



EXPO OPENS Dale Myler What are the evasions of the horse or mule?

Kim Cardeccia Soft Feel Mindset Breyer Stablemate Horse Painting

What are they telling us?

Stallions/Breeds/Farms Color Presentation Combined Mounted Police Heritage Farm Hitch Awards: Scholarships Arabian Presentation Suzanne Morrise Having Fun with Western Dressage Western Dressage Assoc. of MI

Terry Myers Control Your Fear, Body Control Makes a Confident Horse/Rider

Dale Myler What is the key to trying to figure out a new bit for a problem horse?

Christy Landwehr Working with At Risk Youth in Riding Program

Brian Nielson Current Research Programs & Results

Terry Myers Your Instincts and Emotions, Sometimes Your Worst Enemy

Samantha Szesciorka The Long Ride: Romance vs Reality

Panel Discussion, Dr. J. Shelle, Horse Commissions. What are they? Benefit MI?

Vendor Area Closes

Vendor Area Closes

Vendor Area Closes

Expo Center Closes

Expo Center Closes

Expo Center Closes

Ranch Rodeo

Intermission Ranch Rodeo Continues Vendor Area Closes Ranch Rodeo Continues Expo Center Closes

36th Annual Michigan Horse Council’s

Michigan Horse Expo 2019 March 15, 16 & 17 Thank you for attending the Michigan Horse Expo, your patronage has been appreciated! MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 2018


2018 Michigan Horse Expo Rodeos Michigan High School Rodeo Association RODEO Friday, March 9th – 7:00 p.m. RODEO EVENTS INCLUDE: Pole Bending Junior High and Senior High divisions Cloverleaf Barrels Junior High and Senior High divisions Goat Tying, Girls Junior High and Senior High divisions Goat Tying, Boys Junior High only Breakaway Roping Junior High Boys and Girls, Senior High Team Roping Junior High and Senior High divisions Bareback Bronc Riding Senior High only Saddle Bronc Riding Junior High and Senior High Steer Wrestling Senior High only Bull Riding Junior High and Senior High divisions Tie Down Roping Junior High and Senior High divisions Ribbon Roping Junior High only, Boys and Girls Bareback Steer Riding Junior High only Chute Dogging Junior High only

RANCH RODEO Sunday, March 11th – 2:30 p.m. What Is A Ranch Rodeo? For years cowboys have used nothing but a good horse and a long rope to care for animals in the open. These everyday ranch jobs were turned into a somewhat friendly competition, pitting ranch hands against one another. Braggin’ rights were considered the ultimate prize. Competition is by pre-entered teams, four members each. Come cheer on your favorite team to be the all-around winner!


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Other Sponsors: Ellen VanSlyke | David & Donna Snyder MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 2018


2018 Michigan Horse Expo NRHA Reining NRHA OPEN REINING COMPETITION SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2018 YOUTH & SHORT STIRRUP CLASS 5:30 P.M. ENTRIES: Madison Horner Lindsey Ebb Charli Munger Jolene DeYoung McKenna Booth Hayden LaCommare Amelia Baranski Calla Thomas

OPEN CLASS REINING 8:00 P.M. ENTRIES: Bill Thomas Jr Gene Munger Seth M Kenoyer Tim J Katona Bill Thomas Jr Patrick J Rogers Natasha Burow William E Brown Danielle R Vigue Bill Thomas Jr Michael P Cross Mary McLean Lesa S Smith Julie A Rossetto


FREESTYLE COMPETITION 6:30 P.M. ENTRIES: Jolene DeYoung Hayden LaCommare Trevor Walton Chelsea Bergmann Calla Thomas




FOLLOWING OPEN CLASS ENTRIES: Jamie L Daniell Drew Kasper Meghan Marsh Manda Danielski Sharon Martrovich Lisa D Gatt Erin Grandchamp Lauren N Vigue

Participate in a Calcutta of ALL Open Riders! What’s a Calcutta? A Calcutta is an Auction, where the buyer thinks his choice of horse/rider combination will be the winner. To make our Calcutta even more fun, both the buyer of the First Place Horse/Rider and the 4th Place Horse/Rider will be winners! 50% of the total collected will be divided between these two buyers, with the other 50% going to pay judges and expenses.


Join us for this Exciting Event!


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Gentle Chiropractic Care for Large and Small Animals Dr. Daphne A. Moree Chiropractor

Saturday, April 21st, 9am-3pm

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Join us for Special Sales throughout the day, plus Free Refreshments, Hotdogs and Hamburgers!

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Michigan Horse Council 2018 Catalyst Awards The Michigan Horse Council Catalyst Awards were started in 1995 by our then president, Barb Heyboer, who thought there should be recognition for individuals involved in the Michigan Horse Industry. A catalyst is a person who dares to step forward and make a difference. Catalysts are recognized this year at the annual Michigan Horse Expo®. The inscription on the plaques presented to recipients reads: “Your efforts and communication have made a significant contribution to the renaissance of the Michigan Horse Industry.” Catalyst Award recipients have made an impact in the horse industry through education, leadership and innovation.

Presentation of plaques to recipients of the 2018 MICHIGAN HORSE COUNCIL CATALYST AWARDS will take place Saturday, March 10th, 1:45 p.m.

STEVE NEWMAN – A blacksmith and farrier located in Charlotte, MI has spent a multitude of years as an equine enthusiast and servant to the industry. He willingly goes the extra two miles for his equine and human customers. Steve’s business hours are divided between on the road trimming and shoeing, to work in his Chester Blacksmith Shop, on Chester Road in Charlotte. His four legged clients include ponies, donkeys, drafts, mules, trail horses, plus show and contesting equine. Steve travels to Illinois to tend a herd of Shires. Steve Newman was an Eaton County 4-H equine club member from age nine to eighteen. He was an Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent for 10 years. Helping with the horse pulls for twenty one years, is yet another of Steve’s volunteer contributions. Chester Blacksmith Shop has sponsored trophies and are awarded at several local and an International event. Steve mentored under the late Doug Schultz, a second generation blacksmith farrier himself. Steve fulfilled a lifelong dream, establishing his independent business 20 years ago. He takes the time needed to bend and shape each shoe insuring a proper fit. It’s a craft that has earned him the reputation of being the go to guy for the problem horse. Gentleman Steve makes time for the unexpected need. He takes time away from his busy schedule to attend laminitis and equine nutrition seminars, and works closely with serval veterinarians to insure total equine health. Newman’s draft teams and covered wagon have provided many with the joy of riding behind a pair of horses during the Grand Ledge Island Color Cruise, Charlotte Frontier Days (Woldumar Nature Ctr.), Country Mill Apple Orchard and Reverman Christmas Tree Farm. Equine Activities are a family affair for the Newman’s. Steve, his wife Karen and daughter Kelsie, recently enjoyed a three day trail ride together. Molly the mule is Steve’s favorite mount. Karen is a Judicial Asst./Court Recorder for the chief judge for Eaton County Trial Courts. Daughter Kelsie is a senior at Olivet College w/major in Environmental Science. Older daughter, Kaitlin Braithwaite, Delphos, OH is the Digital Analytics Manager for the Vera Bradley Company.

ELLEN VANSLYKE – has been a horse lover all her life. As a child she just KNEW that someday she would own her own horse and ride happily off into the sunset. However, her mother reminded her that their city backyard barely fit the cat, let alone a horse. It was when Ellen’s daughter decided she hated spend-ing hours and days in the gym for gymnastics, she wanted a HORSE, the world changed for both. A larger house and “backyard” were found as at that time Ellen was successfully raising and showing collies. Her daughter, Noel, had become interested in such competition as well. With luck, they found a farm with horses for sale about one mile from their new home and that was the beginning of 30 years with the Tennessee Walking Horse and the Walking Horse Association of Michigan. Ellen quickly became an active member and held a wide variety of positions including news editor, treasurer, trails chairperson, and Board Director. She also sat on the futurity committee for many years. Ellen developed a series of schooling shows at Oakland County Fairgrounds to encourage new and amateur gaited horse owners to participate in competitions. Ellen assisted in developing, sponsoring and working at many Michigan Walking Horse shows. Her interest was in halter foals and young horses, while her daughter was interested in riding. They were blessed with many wonderful horses and gained both state and national wins. 4-H really was a terrific addition to the equine activities. 4-H really emphasizes halter or showmanship. Noel and Ellen will tell anyone, 4-H made them both National Champion halter competitors. Ellen was a supportive Mom, but also assisted at meetings, practices, demonstrations and promoting the use of gaited horses in 4-H. Judges were questioning what gait is that horse doing? Gaited horses can’t do gymkhana, and gaited horses don’t trot, so they can’t be judged. Ellen passed out Walking Horse information and pointed out that the 4-H

project books had several pages dedicated to gaited horses, what to expect for gait, and the type of equipment they were permitted to use. She also went to state leadership meetings and again supported the use of gaited horses. It was in the 4-H days that Ellen met a lifetime friend, Janet Day, who became her traveling partner on the trails of America. She joined Shiawassee Trail Riders and met more devoted trail riders. She became involved in trail groups. She was a member of the Board of Directors for Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Assoc. When it looked like equestrians were going to be excluded from use in the Pigeon River area, she and her friend Janet, quickly joined and supported the efforts of Back Country of America in working with the MDNR to ensure equestrian trails. This activity has developed an interest in attending the Equine Trails subcommittee and Natural Resources Commission meetings to participate in state planning and developing of equine trails. Along with dear friend, Jinjyr Whiteman, she has helped to open the newest equestrian camp in the MDNR park holdings. Working with many avid riders from Alpena County Horseman’s Club, and the many riders that have joined to form the Equestrian Friends of Big Oaks has been inspiring. All these equestrians love camping and riding in the beautiful forests of Michigan. Ellen has been a member of the MHC for more than 25 years and has been parliamentarian, Director, and Secretary for this wonderful organization. She has had the tough job of filling in for the Expo administrator and was GLAD when the following year Marilyn Graff, Ann Louise Budd, and Margret Warden were able to come back. “Serving in Michigan Horse Council has been a privilege and honor,” Ellen says.

KATHY GLEW – As a lifelong horse lover, Kathy Glew, of DeWitt, MI, has had horses all of her adult life. In 1987 Kathy started volunteering with Clinton County Horseback Riding for the Handicapped. This experience inspired her to attend an intensive training program at Cheff (Therapeutic Riding) Center in 1990 to become an instructor for therapeutic riding. She took this education back to Beekman Center in Lansing and taught therapeutic riding there from 1990-2001. To further her education and service to those she worked with, she became an Advanced Instructor for PATH, International Inc. (Professional Assoc. of Therapeutic Horsemanship). In 1999, Kathy became certified by PATH Intl. as an Evaluator to teach and mentor new instructors for Therapeutic Riding. Over the past 19 years she has certified hundreds of new instructors all over the US, as well as Canada and Spain. Currently Kathy is taking her love of teaching and horses into being a mentor for several instructors pursuing therapeutic riding teaching certification. One of her passions in her therapeutic riding career has been working with veterans with PTSD. Kathy is currently assisting a group of veterans at BraveHearts, Poplar Grove, IL as they become certified PATH instructors. Once they have achieved certification, these vets will help more veterans begin to heal with the help of horses. In 2016 Kathy returned to Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center to become an active member of the advisory board. Her mission is to help facilitate the growth of this long-standing Therapeutic Riding Program. Kathy has been a part of the Michigan Horse Expo since it moved to its current location, always volunteering in the Horse Area, and making certain that she ensured the safety of both the horses and of those attending.



Michigan Horse Council 2018 Scholarships play a big role in a lot of people’s lives throughout the whole world. My goal of studying equine reproduction is to one day help increase the quality of the horses in Michigan. I plan to see a day where there are no horses in auction barns heading off to slaughter because of their conformational defaults, their terrible attitudes, or their inability to perform. I want to help breeders create the best horses possible, so that the horse industry can continue to grow and thrive.

Every year, the Michigan Horse Council (MHC) recognizes outstanding Michigan equestrian students by providing scholarships to further their education. It is the sincere hope of the Michigan Horse Council that these individuals will obtain an education that will allow them to continue their involvement with horses in the future. The Michigan Horse Expo is pleased to honor these Scholarship recipients at the 35th Annual Michigan Horse Expo. Since MSU scholarships are selected in April of each year, 2017 recipients will be honored.

SHELBY CHRISTENSEN – EAST LANSING, MI My name is Shelby Christensen and I am currently an Animal Science student studying at Michigan State University. I have been riding horses since I was six years old, and although I have centered much of my life around all sorts of creatures, horses were the ones that showed me much of the industry and professional life that could come from working with animals. As my activities list shows, I have witnessed or participated in many of the facets of equine work. I have been in everything from the typical lessons to drill team, to parading past the Fox Theater, and I have seen how people view horses from both the inside and outside of the equine world. I knew I wanted to work with animals, and I knew I did not wish to be a vet (as typically expected) and as much of the naturalist/zoology field is fascinating, it was too unstable for me to pursue. Animal science, with its largely agricultural base, was both exceedingly interesting and large enough to have plenty of opportunities for me to find what I really wanted to do in the future. There are many horse and livestock focused classes that would allow me to work with equines in ways beyond trainer or veterinarian, from a nutritionist to tack designer, to an AI researcher. Whether or not I will have an equine focused job in the future, I know I wish to stick with and pursue horses in one way or another.

Presentation will be on Sunday, March 11th at 12:45 p.m.

MI HORSE COUNCIL MEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS The following is the essay each recipient wrote for their scholarship application.

KENNEDY EKOVICH – MASON, MI Horses have been my life ever since I got my first pony when I was three years old. I have competed in various disciplines at the local, state and national levels. Currently I am showing on the AQHA circuit, while still being an active youth board member for the MI Appaloosa Horse Association. I hope to continue riding recreationally in college and upon graduation return to showing as an Amateur. Two awards I am most proud of are my National Appaloosa Barrel Championship and my Reserve Youth World Nez Perce Stakes title. Academics have always been a priority, and my efforts have been recognized by receiving many awards, including the Capital Area Activities Conference All Academic Award in three Varsity sports, as well as the MI Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Academic All State Award, Division 2. Along with devoting a considerable amount of time to horses and academics, I am actively involved in my community. I have been a member of National Honor Society for two years, and a student leader my senior year. This year, one of my volunteer opportunities included coordinating the school-wide food drive for the Mason Food Bank. The skills and lessons I have learned through involvement with horses and volunteer experiences, combined with my drive and dedication, I believe will help me be successful in my chosen field. I have been working the past four years saving what I can for college, and will continue to work while attending college along with applying for available scholarships.

Michigan Horse Council 4-H Scholarships Michael Schultz – Washtenaw County, Willis, MI Mikaila Pray – Gratiot County, Alma, MI

MHC/Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Scholarships Olivia Hohman – Perry, MI, Perry High School Kaitlin Sanger – Wheeler, MI, Breckenridge High School

Michigan Horse Council MSU Scholarships Horse Management Student: Bachelor Degree Student: Tyler Cappaert – Stevenson, MI Dr. John Shelle Equine Scholarship: Lilia Fingas – MSU Veterinary Medicine Student: Also honored at the MI Horse Expo during this presentation are the scholarships presented by the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association to their members. This year these scholarships are being presented to: Alexander Clark – Manchester, MI Manchester High School, Dist. 10 Annette Donner – Three Oaks, MI River Valley High School, District 3 Hannah Flickinger – Scotts, MI Vicksburg High School, District 15 Additional information regarding the MHC Scholarship Programs is online at:

HALEY TAPPER – LANSING, MI Horses have been my passion since I have been six years old. I chose to make my passion, my career. I have learned so much and it is only the beginning of my journey. I currently work at Michigan State University’s Horse Teaching and Research Center, which has been my inspiration for my recent decision of a future career. I have decided equine reproduction will be a great fit for myself. In the meantime, I will continue to learn and gain experiences that will help me succeed in my career. I am planning on doing my internship at the MSU HTRC this summer where I will learn to collect stallions, foal out and breed mares. As part of my internship, I will also be taking the horse training class that gives students opportunities to work and compete with MSU horses all summer. From this I hope to gain valuable, real world experience that I can build on in my years after college. Horses MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 2018


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Michigan Horse Expo 2018 HERITAGE HILL FARM HITCH Heritage Hill Farm, LLC., of Albion, MI is a family owned Belgian Draft Horse hitch. M.G. and Sharon Micklatcher along with their daughter Lynn and her husband Mike Loveland, make up the partnership. Thrill to the excitement of their champion Belgians in multiple combinations, especially the fantastic six-horse hitch!

CRAIG JOHNSON The legendary Craig Johnson has earned his spot among the elite group of Horse Professionals that can claim the title of $1 Million Dollar Rider. Craig has earned his spot among the best of the best. He is now passing this wisdom and knowledge to the next generation, and to all who desire to learn a tried and proven system for accomplishing the best a horse has to offer.

DR. CARRIE JACOBS Dr. Carrie Jacobs is an Assistant Professor at the Large Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Jacobs works as a clinician in the Large Animal Clinic, and her interests include lameness, orthopedics, regenerative medicine, and general elective surgery.

TERRY MYERS Terry Myers is a leading trainer, teacher and national clinician, but above all, he is a true horseman. Terry Myers has trained stock and hunter horses for state, national and world competition. Through 45 years of experience of work with horses and riders, he has developed coaching and demonstration methods which provide logical information that is easily understood and put to use.

CHRISTY LANDWEHR Christy is a Master Level Riding Instructor and Equine Facility Manager through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Christy has taught students in 4-H and Pony Club. She is a past president of the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC). She also founded, competed on and coached the University of Colorado Boulder Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Equestrian Team. Christy is an AQHA and APHA Professional Horseman and on the AQHA National Marketing Committee. Christy was just recently honored with being put on the Colorado State University Equine Sciences Advisory Council.

KIM CARDECCIA Kimberly Cardeccia, MA, LPC started Hidden Promise because of what she was witnessing in her counseling clients and riding students. She investigated, researched and experimented with how the bond between horses and humans can help heal and enrich both species. Kim is passionate about helping both horses and people to be heard and understood. She has a special gift of being able to help people step into their own potential, to find their Hidden Promise! COLLEGE COACHES PANEL LEESA MASSMAN Join Leesa Massman, Terry Myers, Denise and Kyle Fulhart and other College Equestrian Coaches to learn about “How You Can Continue Your Horse Connection” into your College Experience!

MIKE LOVELAND JR. Heritage Hill Farm LLC., of Albion, MI is a family owned Belgian Draft Horse hitch. They are very happy to have been attending the Horse Expo for the past several years. “It means a lot to us to be able to pass on our love for these gentle giants.” The owners welcome you to the stalls to interact with the horses. Feel free to ask questions about the horses and different things that can be done with them. This year, Mike will present a demonstration on harnessing and hitching.

CHAD COPPESS AQHA Professional Horseman Chad Coppess currently serves as the Program Administrator at Grace Adventures. His 24 yrs. of professional horse experience includes horse training, mounted police, outfitting, Christian ranch camps, and treatment programs for delinquent youth. As founder of Cross Training Horsemanship, Chad travels teaching healthy relationship principles and character development to audiences while training horses. Chad is passionate about seeing people develop and grow to reach their full potential.

MICHIGAN MOUNTED ARCHERS MMA is the first to bring Mounted Archery to Michigan and the Midwest. MMA also has the Highest Safety and Instruction Standards in the U.S. Founder, Heather Grace, is a certified USA Archery Instructor and experienced equestrian. Grace also brings a lifetime of community service as well as administrative and educational experience including BSW (Bachelors of Social Work), MA (Masters in Education and Counseling) to building the first strategic preservation of the tradition and growth of Horseback Archery in the Midwest.



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Michigan Horse Expo 2018 HORSE COMMISSIONS DR. JOHN SHELLE Horse Commissions “What are they and How Will One Benefit Michigan” is the topic to be discussed in a panel headed by Dr. John Shelle. Dr. Shelle recently retired from MSU, after 40 years during which time he developed the Two Year Horse Management Program, and received numerous awards of excellence. He will bring his passion and knowledge about this topic to all who attend. Dr. Shelle will illustrate how a horse commission could benefit Michigan.

MI MOUNTED POLICE UNITS Mounted Police Units from across the state join at the Expo to present the colors and honor fallen heroes. This year there will be members of 21 different Mounted Police units that will be participating in the Color Presentations each day. 3 OUTLAWS & A GOOD GUY BAND You’ve enjoyed this band for the past several years at the Expo. They will be playing in several locations, including the Trails Area and Youth Areas.

SAMANTHA SZESCIORKA Samantha is a former US Army Journalist. She is a lifelong equestrienne with a passion for long distance trail riding. She moved to Nevada in 2008 and quickly fell in love with the “Silver State” and its wild horses. She is a member of the Long Riders’ Guild and vice president of the Natural Horsemanship Association of Northern Nevada.

DALE MYLER, MYLER BITS Dale Myler and his brothers are third generation horsemen and are three of the world’s leading bit designers. Dale’s personal equestrian passion is pleasure riding, as well as conducting clinics and seminars. His brothers are performance oriented: Ron is an accomplished cutter and Bob is a Level 5 cowboy mounted shooter. Dale’s extensive research into equine dentistry and physiology combined with the Mylers’ lifetime of experience as professional horsemen have enabled the Mylers to design bits that allow the horse to perform to his full potential without interference or resistance. Known for his kind and thoughtful approach, he is motivated by a genuine desire to improve the relationship between horse and rider.

CHRISTIE SHOWERMAN In 1985 Christie Showerman founded a Quarter Horse training facility in Fowlerville, MI. Soon after in 1990, Jim Evans from Kalkaska, MI joined the team, where the farm would be founded in Webberville as Northfork Farms. Northfork would become the home of 65 top placings at the World, Congress and Nation for the next 20 years as a Quarter Horse training facility. In 2005 the decision was made to cut back on the training and expand the farm elsewhere. Christie’s vision would create a summer horse day camp along with developing a lesson program that would teach children of various ages and experience on how to ride, work safely, and understand how a horse thinks and reacts. In 2011, Christie would step back into the Quarter Horse training with current lesson students gaining an additional 2 Congress Champions and 4 Reserve Congress Champions

DR. BRIAN NIELSEN Dr. Brian Nielsen is a professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Animal Science, and is an equine exercise physiologist. In addition, Dr. Nielsen is the faculty advisor for the MSU Rodeo Club and has been since 1997, as well as holding the Guinness World record for the fastest racing cow! With a 60% research appointment, Dr. Nielsen works hard to perform research of use to the equine community. The primary focus of his research tends to be directed towards reducing injuries to performance horses through nutrition, training and management. However, he occasionally does research in other areas of equine nutrition, as well as collaborative studies looking at equine behavior.

DAVID SILVER David Silver is the founder and Executive Director of Detroit Horse Power, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that teaches at-risk urban youth valuable life lessons through riding and caring for horses. Now in its fourth year of operations, Detroit Horse Power has brought hundreds of Detroit students to partnering horse barns outside the city for summer camps that emphasize the life lessons horses can teach us: confidence, perseverance, empathy, self-control, and responsible risk-taking. Programming now continues year-round with an after-school program, all while moving closer to the long-term goal of repurposing vacant land within Detroit’s city limits for a new urban equestrian center that will make horses accessible in the city and support stronger Detroit communities.

DR. HAL SCHOTT Dr. Hal Schott is a Professor in Large Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU Veterinary Medical School. Dr. Schott has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell, 1980 and a DVM, from Ohio State University, 1984. In 1995, he came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor and progressed to associate and then full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include all types of urinary tract disease in horses, and his research focuses on fluid and electrolyte physiology, especially with prolonged endurance exercise. MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 2018


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Michigan Horse Expo 2018 SUZANNE MORISSE WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI Western Dressage discipline is a melding of training methods. Classical Dressage brings the techniques of master European horsemen, techniques that are hundreds of years old and based upon principles which encourage cadence, balance, and carriage. It is technical and it is precise, a rigorous discipline for horse and rider. It is also an art. Suzanne is a USDF “L” graduate and is a carded judge for the Western Style Dressage Association of Canada, as well as a senior judge for the American Haflinger Registry. She is also a graduate of the WDAA Advanced Train the Trainer Program. Suzanne has been a 4-H leader for 21 years and is a CHA certified instructor. She has been teaching dressage, western, saddle seat, driving and trick training for over 25 years.

DR. ROB VAN WESSUM Dr. Rob van Wessum, a native of the Netherlands, received his veterinary degree from Utrecht University in 1991. In 1996, Dr. van Wessum began his own equine lameness clinic specializing in indepth diagnostics for lameness, sports medicine, and pre-purchase examinations. In 1996, he was also appointed to the Department of Equine Internal Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, where he performed research in sports medicine and electromyography. An accomplished trainer and rider, Dr. van Wessum has competed in the FEI classes in the Netherlands, Prix St. George, and Intermediare I. He is a Royal Dutch Horse Federation certified instructor and trainer and National Judge for all classes up to Grand Prix and Freestyle to Music.

36th Annual Michigan Horse Council’s

Michigan Horse Expo 2019 March 15, 16 & 17



Michigan Horse Expo Trails Area Visit the actual Trails Camp, which will be set up in the Trails Area, complete with picket line, horse, equipment needed for setting up camp, campfire cooking equipment and more! Stop by the Michigan DNR booth for information about equestrian trails in Michigan State Parks, Recreation Areas, State Forests and County Parks. Listen to 3 Outlaws and A Good Guy band! Be sure to visit with trail support groups, including: • Fort Custer Horse Friends Association • Great Lakes Distance Riding Association • Highland Trail Riders Association • Maybury State Park Trail Riders Association • Pinckney Trail Riders Association and learn about the trails that they support!

Bill and Cricket Nelson will share their expertise throughout the weekend, and will demonstrate various knots to be used on picket lines, and to help put up picket lines. All these demonstrations will take place in the trails area throughout the weekend. Make it a point to stop and visit with Bill and Cricket!

Michigan Horse Expo Youth Area Check out the Youth Area! Lots of Hands-On Activities, Horse Movies playing, Coloring Table, Crown and Sword Crafts, Photo Ops with Pumpkin Carriage, Jousting Uniform and Horse, and 4-H HandsOn Horse Learning Station. Participate in the Michy Teen Challenge with Prizes! Scavenger Hunt for younger students with prizes!

Live Animal Educational Area All Weekend with Northfork Farms & Outback Featuring Mini Goats, Rabbits, Pot Bellied Pigs, Mini Horses Guinea Pigs and More!


Special Programs Youth Area Friday, March 9 – 3:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10 – Noon-3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11 – Noon-3:00 p.m.

Including: Equine Author, Laurie Salisbury Equine Artist, Elaine Dobrowlowski Princesses Dressed Up Equine Queens & Princesses Signing Autographs and Helping Princess Make Overs with various volunteers Games – Northfork Farms


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Breyer Stablemate Pony Painting Sunday Morning, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Stallions and Presentation Times AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSE MMS Dream Komotion – Stall #723

PAINT HORSE DONKEY The Duke of Crossroads – Stall #719 Smartly Spotted – Stall #811

Sue Brook, M&MS Farms 517-655-4267 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 2:15 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 12:15 p.m.

Crossroads Donkey Rescue 989-426-7942 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 1:30 p.m.

ANDALUSIAN Equador Art – Stall #741 Artista Andaluz 248-245-0832 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 2:15 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 1:30 p.m.

Bailo Art – Stall #743 Artista Andaluz 248-245-0832 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 4:45 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 11:45 a.m. APPALOOSA I Bee Living Loud – Stall #724 MI Appaloosa Horse Association Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 11:45 a.m.

ARABIAN Beckman UA – Stall #740 West MI Arabian Horse Association Presentation Times: Saturday, March 10 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 1:15 p.m.

Diplomatic Immunity – Stall #737 Spectrum Horse Services 989-666-7862 Presentation Times: Saturday, March 10 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 1:15 p.m.

My Generation – Stall #738 West MI Arabian Horse Association Presentation Times: Saturday, March 10 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 1:15 p.m.

Psynless – Stall #736 West MI Arabian Horse Association Presentation Times: Saturday, March 10 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 1:15 p.m. BELGIAN Unnamed – Stall #749 MI Draft Horse Breeders Association 517-204-3297 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 3:30 p.m.

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Unnamed – Stall #731 & 733 Turning Point Donkey Rescue 517-623-0000

GYPSY COB HSF Keisling – Stall #813 Foxtail Farm Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 11 - 11:45 a.m.

GYPSY VANNER Faugh-A-Ballagh – Stall #728 WillowWind Stable 517-541-9908 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 1:30 p.m.

HSF Star of Serenity – Stall 817-825 Serenity Farm Gypsy Horses 734-497-1294 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 11:15 a.m. Maximus Aurelius – Stall #716 SF Bliz Patch Farms 248-459-0783 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10 - 3:30 p.m. The Night Watchman – Stall #734 WillowWind Stable 517-541-9908 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 1:30 p.m.

WHF Mr. Sandman of Serenity Serenity Farm Gypsy Horses 734-497-1294 – Stalls #817-825 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 11:15 a.m.

HAFLINGER Niagara Yes – Stall #735 Spectrum Horse Services 989-661-2261 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Reining Around Ranch 517-449-9630 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 11 - 11:45 a.m.

NORWEGIAN FJORD Oulauv – Stalls #727, 729 Beekman Riding Center 517-755-2175 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 12:15 p.m.

QUARTER HORSE Boonsmal Blue – Stalls #703-709 Bill Thomas Performance Horses 989-233-7152 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10 - 1:30 p.m.

Smart Jersey Trash – Stall# 809 Reining Around Ranch 517-449-9630 Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 11:15 a.m. Spooks Raining Today – Stall 805 Trevor Walton Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10 - 12:15 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSE Prince George – Stall #704 Rocky Mtn. Horse Assoc. of MI Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 3:30 p.m.

Mane Attraction – Stall #706 Celtic Ridge Farm Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 3:30 p.m. Incredible Hawk – Stall #712 Celtic Ridge Farm Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 3:30 p.m. TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE Excaliburs Exclusive – Stall #720

Walking Horse Assoc. of MI Presentation Times: MEDITERRANEAN MINI DONKEY Friday, March 9 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10 - 11:15 a.m.

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Sue Brook, M&MS Farms 517-655-4267 Stall # 721 – Presentation Times: Friday, March 9 - 2:15 p.m. Saturday, March 10 - 12:15 p.m. (24)

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2018 Lakota Charger 3H Slant 83DR 2018 Lakota Charger 3H Slant DR 2018 Lakota Charger C39 (7309) 2018 Lakota Charger C311 (7311S) 8’ Wide, 7’6” Tall, All Aluminum, BP, 6’9” Wide, 7’6” Tall, All Aluminum, 6’9” Wide, 7’6” Tall, All Aluminum, 3 Horse, 6’9” Wide, 7’6” Tall, All Drop Down Windows, All LED Lights, Drop Down Windows, Front and Rear 3H Living Quarters, 9’ Short Wall. Aluminum, Drop Down Windows, Saddle Boss Saddle Rack, Extruded Tack, All LED Lights, Saddle Boss Deep Slide Out, LED Lights, Saddle Front Escape Door, All LED Lights, Plank Alum. Flooring. Stock# P8324 Saddle Rack. Stock# P8325 Drop Down Windows. Stock# P8368 Boss Saddle Rack. Stock# P8327 MSRP: $17,640 | Our Price: $16,260


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MSRP: $48,824 | Our Price: $39,980


Dorothy Mueller Dorothy is a qualified Western Dressage Association of America trainer working with all breeds & disciplines.


ns Training, Lesso & Clinics in...


See the Western Dressage Demo at the MI Horse Expo Saturday & Sunday with

Sue Morisse & Dorothy Mueller There will also be a Western Dressage demo on Friday in the Youth Area!

Looking for Working Student TRADITIONAL DRESSAGE

Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Recognized Judge

Beginner through Grand Prix

Dorothy Offers Training, Lessons, Clinics & Judging

Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC

CLINICS Available For ALL Breeds, Gaited Horses, Ponies & Mules too!

3275 Hagerman Rd., Leonard, MI 48367 No more land line – call cell phones only! dressage associationmichigan

313.215.1943 Mike • 313.215.1944 Dorothy


We are sponsored by Nutrena. Ask us about their feeds for horses!



Kathie Crowley




20 Gorgeous Acres! NORTHVILLE HORSE FARM! 20 acres in Salem Township, Washtenaw County. Beautiful, custom updated home, 3,400 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Too much to mention here! Barn, run-in sheds, paddocks/pastures with automatic waterers. MLS# 217074274. Offered at $599,900. Call Kathie for your private showing today!

60 VACANT ACRES IN OAKLAND COUNTY! HIGHLAND/MILFORD - Build your own Equestrian Facility or upscale housing development on this gorgeous parcel! Paved road with 930’ road frontage! Open meadows, woods, numerous walkout sites available. North of M-59 on Milford Road across from Highland Oaks Park, riding trails, close to several state metro parks. MLS# 215112706. Offered at $749,000. Call Kathie for more information.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE 2018 SELLING MARKET Call me today to schedule a consultation for marketing your horse/equine related property!

Horse Farm Buyers! NEW LISTINGS COMING SOON: South Lyon, Ann Arbor, Adrian, Manchester, Jackson and Grand Ledge! All have homes, barns, some w/indoor arenas, acreage. Call today to get a head start on these great properties! WANTED: 10+ acres within 40 minutes from Ann Arbor. Will look at vacant land or land with a house where barn and indoor arena can be built. Call Kathie if you have one!


Kathie Crowley

Horse Farms, Equestrian Estates, Country Property, Vacant Land and Residential

248.207.7222 Consult with a professional who is in the horse business and understands your needs!


RE/MAX PLATINUM OF ANN ARBOR 325 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48103


HARRISON/CLARE COUNTY: Looking for a partner, or someone willing to lease this great facility! 20 fenced acres, indoor and outdoor arenas, 2 bedroom apartment, 20+ box stalls, much more! Call Kathie for more details.



The Michigan Horse Expo... is pleased to announce the Horse Charity of the Year for 2018

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center provides people of all abilities the opportunity to partner with horses through natural horsemanship, to inspire the spirit, heal the body, and nourish the soul in a safe, caring, four-season environment with nationally certified instructors and specially trained horses. While we are housed on the grounds of the Marvin E. Beekman Center, we are no longer a program of the Lansing School District. We are a program of the Lansing Public Schools Educational Advancement Foundation (LEAF) a 501(c)(3) non profit foundation separate from the school district. We subsist on grants, community lesson fees, a superb cast of dedicated volunteers, and the generosity of donors. All donations to BTRC, whether in cash or in kind, are tax deductible. Our program is governed by a hard working eight-member Advisory Board. Our program functions under PATH, Intl. guidelines to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for all participants. In addition to these popular services, we offer clinics, community classes, and equine therapy.

Be sure to stop by Stalls 727 and 729 to learn first hand about the programs and needs at

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center

and how YOU can become involved with this tremendous riding program!

Community and Therapeutic Riding MICHIGAN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 2018


(517) 263-5990 • (800) 262-5774 5410 S. Adrian Hwy (M-52), Adrian, MI 49221 (2 1/2 Miles South of US-223) Email – Fax (517) 264-5774

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2018 MI Horse Expo Program  

Get a sneak peek at the schedule, clinicians, and special events held March 9-11, 2018 at the Michigan Horse Expo! This much anticipated eve...

2018 MI Horse Expo Program  

Get a sneak peek at the schedule, clinicians, and special events held March 9-11, 2018 at the Michigan Horse Expo! This much anticipated eve...