Gain from the best minds in the industry. Daily immersion in subjects ranging from colt starting to the equine anatomy. Core curriculum with courses in specific fields of interest. We will send you back to your barn with information on tactics you can apply in every day of horse care, riding, training, and competition.
★ Member United States Equestrian Team
★ Reserve Rider for 1992 Olympic Team
★ 3-Time Olympic Coach
★ Author of 5 Books
★ ARIA Master Instructor
★ USDF Gold Medalist
★ Two-time representative for the United States in combined driving World Championships
★ Competes with Uminco, 2012 USEF Combined Driving Horse of the Year
★ Winner of the 2013 Florida Combined Driving Triple Crown Ė FEI Single Horse
★ Trainer and instructor at her own Whispering Oaks Performance Horses, Newcastle, CA
★ Reined Cow Horse:
★ NRCHA & AQHA World Champion.
★ International judge and clinician
★ Ranked among the year's top five reined cow horse all-ages, all-divisions riders, and is ranked in the top 10 for NRCHA earnings.
★ Explores the realm of equine psychology and is always developing innovative ways to improve on the horse/human relationship and how to teach that to other people.
★ Jonathan and his wife Angie maintain two horsemanship teaching centers in Western Canada.
★ Anatomy In Motion
★ How The Rider's Body Works While Riding In Dynamic Balance
★ Anatomy Of The Horse And How It Relates To Good Movement
★ USHJA 2008 President's Distinguished Service Award
★ Success In The Hunter/Jumper Show Ring For Last 40 Years
★ Most Sought After Judge and Clinician in the USA
★ Responsible For Many "A" PCHA Year-End Championships
★ Tips From The "Trail Man"
★ Designing Trail Courses Since He Was A Young Boy
★ On The Road Weekly Designing And Setting Courses Around The World To Educate Newcomers To Trail
★Three Day Eventing
★2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, Pan American Gold and Bronze 2007
★Member of the USEF Eventing Technical Committee
★Level III USEA Certified Instructor
★Ultimate Super Horse Challenge:
★Creator of Ultimate Foundation Training.
★Extensive background of over thirty five years of training including Dressage, Working Cow Horse, Reining, Western Pleasure and Trail class.
★Regular contributor to many equine publications.
★Classical Dressage and Western Horsemanship
★Numerous World Champion Titles
★USEF Award for Outstanding Western Horseman
★Performances at the World Equestrian Games
★Dressage Principles For Every Equine Athlete
★Advisor To The Western Dressage Association of America
★Trained and Competed Through FEI Levels
★Classical Dressage Training In Portugal, Germany, Holland and Australia
★ International Professional Barrel Racer
★ Inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall Of Fame
★ 4 Time NFR Qualifier
★ Intercollegiate and Women's Professional Rodeo Champion
John Lyons & Family
Known as Americas Most Trusted horseman John Lyons has truly changed the horse industry through education. Through changing how horse trainers and horse owners teach their horses through kindness and a thoughtful, logical training approach John has inspired a world better for horses. Johnís method of teaching transpires all styles of riding, levels of riding and breeds of horses. John may well be one of the most honored and recognized trainers of our times by his peers in the industry.
John's methods continue to thrive through his and his wife Jody's children Josh, Brandi, Michael, now Austin the first of many grandchildren to carry on in helping horse owners in the US and other countries around the world. When you get to see them work, learn from them personally you understand why horse owners have called them the most trusted names in the industry.
Josh Lyons: (Son)
Josh has demonstrated at the Expos in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe, and judged the Way of the Horse event in Australia. Josh's easy going fun teaching style and his ability to develop long lasting friendships makes him easy to learn from and addicting to be around.
Michael Lyons: (Son)
Michael is John and Jody's youngest son at now 22 years of age. He has participated in Expos with his Dad and Josh in this country and a few other countries as well. Michael helps teach at many clinics with Josh and has helped teach the certification program.
Brandi Lyons: (Daughter)
Brandi traveled from Coast to Coast giving clinics up until 2008 when she decided to stay home and take care of her daughters. She started a monthly training business and did some small clinics. I have learned so much from the monthly training, I have such a new understanding of horse owners and their needs. It was the best thing I could have ever done for my teaching and clinics.
Austin Lyons: (Grandson)
The first grandchild of John and Jody, and first child of Josh and Jana and the first of the third generation of trainers to come from the Lyons lineage. Just watch him ride and itís not hard to guess he learned from his dad. Only sixteen and he has such quiet hands and a quiet seat in the way he rides. Austin has already done exceptionally well on the reigning show circuit winning at a futurity in his first year. Austin travels full time with his dad, Josh, helping teach at clinics, and ride other attendeeís horses. Western States Horse Expo is Austinís first big Expo to help his Grandfather, Dad, Aunt Brandi and Uncle Mike teaching and demonstrating. The family is very proud of Austin and glad he is here and believes you will enjoy watching him ride and even meeting him and asking him questions in the booth.