2019 RMHE Ride with the Experts

 March 1-3, 2019

The Ride with the Experts program is designed for Expo attendees to bring their own horse and actually ‘ride’ with the clinician during their presentation. This opportunity gives you hands-on experience with your own horse to put the teachings of the clinician to the test.

There are two rate options for participants:

Option 1 – Daily Rate

$60 per Clinician session, PLUS a required Day Stall cost of $50 (no overnight in stall). Includes a shared tack stall. If you need/want your own tack stall, add $50 for another Day Stall.

Option 2 – Weekend Package Rate

$275 per package. Package includes 1 stall for 3 days/2 nights (Fri-Sun), 1 shared tack and 3 ride sessions with participating Clinicians of your choice (pending session availability). This package also include your 3 day entry pass (with mane Event entry) and a 3 day parking pass.   If you need/want your own tack stall, add $50/day for another stall.

How to Sign-Up

How to sign up for Ride with the Exports:

If you would like to “Ride with the Experts,” just take the following steps:

  1. Complete a 2019 Ride With the Expert Participant Contract (to be posted soon). List your three clinician preferences, and the RMHE will forward your information to the clinician(s) in order of preference, for them to determine whether it’s a match between their program and your skills and goals. If your first choice doesn’t work out, then the RMHE will contact your second, etc.
  2. Full payment is expected at the time of submitting the contract.
  3. NO proof of liability insurance is needed; however, it is in your best interest to be covered. If you don’t have this coverage from another source, it’s included in your current Colorado Horse Council individual/family membership or available for purchase from us. Not a member yet? Time to join – click here.
  4. Take note to follow all the requirements for health papers detailed on the contract; papers will be checked at the gate before your horse is admitted onto the National Western grounds.
  5. You must be at least 16 yrs old to participate.  If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign the application along with you.
  6. All riders (and parent/guardian if appropriate) must sign RMHE liability releases before riding. Waivers are available at the Barn Office when you check in. If you’d like to print and sign it ahead of time and bring it with you to the Expo, you’ll find it on the Exhibitor Forms & Info page.
Participating Clinicians

Who Are the Participating Clinicians?

1. Click the Schedule button below.

2. Click on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday daily schedule button.

3. When the schedule appears, look for the acronym “(RWTE)” printed at the end of a clinician’s time/topic. (See example schedule image at right.)  This acronym indicates this session is part of the Ride With the Experts program. If no acronym is present for a topic, then that session is not a session you can sign up for.

Example:  In the image shown at the right, Cody Harrison’s session at 9:30am and Larry Whitesell’s session at 10:30am are each RWTE sessions. Gladius’ and Erin Long’s sessions are not part of the RWTE program.

Your Available Clinicians

Alecz Adams

Soaring Spirit, Inc.

Shilah Arnold

 Twisted Equine Therapy
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Shilah Arnold

I am a Certified Equine Massage & Laser Therapist. I’m 25 years old and grew up on a ranch in Northern Colorado. Growing up I was involved in Colorado Jr. Rodeo Association, and Colorado High School Rodeo Association, competing in barrels, poles, breakaway, and team roping.

I started performance therapy in May of 2017 because I wanted to help these animals feel their best, keep the top performance horses performing at the top of their game, and reduce injury recovery time. I currently use two different Classes of Lasers: one specifically to assist in muscle therapy and one to treat and manage a list of different conditions.

I have completed both of my Certifications in Kentucky through Animal Therapy International. I received another Certification through The American Institute of Medical Laser Applications and am also a Licensed Equine Therapist with the Kentucky Racing Commission. I am currently looking for new clients, of whom I can show how both Laser Therapy and Equine massage benefit their animals.

Dr. Kate Baer

Colorado Equine Clinic
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Dr. Kate Baer

Dr. Emma Kate (Kate) Baer grew up riding hunters and jumpers outside of Philadelphia. She got her first horse at age 14, an off the track Thoroughbred named Perfect Timing, who is now happily retired. She graduated from Drew University with a dual major in biology and French and was also captain of the varsity intercollegiate equestrian team.

After graduation, she spent a year in rural France teaching English. Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Baer attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. She then completed a year-long internship with a primary and referral practice in New Jersey and then worked for a racetrack and ambulatory practice in central Pennsylvania. During that time, she acquired her second horse, Celtic Wonder, from the track and competed at the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover.

Dr. Baer completed her certification in acupuncture in April 2017. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians, and the Retired Racehorse Project. Her professional interests include lameness and podiatry, emergency medicine, dentistry, preventative care, and acupuncture. In her free time, Dr. Baer enjoys riding and showing, skiing, rock climbing, cooking, and spending time with her boyfriend Jason and dog Mika. She is thrilled to join the team at Colorado Equine Clinic and excited to make Colorado home!

Mike Brashear

Mike Brashear Horsemanship
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Mike Brashear

Mike Brashear developed a passion for horses at a very young age. He sought out every piece of education and experience possible to allow him to make working with horses his livelihood. In his quest for knowledge, he was afforded the honor of riding with some of the horse training greats. Mike’s drive and acquired knowledge have allowed him to professionally train horses for over twenty years.

Mike concentrates on Foundation-to-Finished horses, using natural and traditional methods to create a positive relationship between horse and rider. His focus is solid horsemanship, with a love for Ranch Horse Versatility. Not only does Mike understand how to get horses to the level they need to reach, but he makes sure riders accomplish those achievements with their horses. He helps others with a variety of topics ranging from basic, common-sense horsemanship to show techniques. Only second to horses, he loves to help people. Mike appreciates the “ah-ha” moments students find, which allows them to move forward toward creating a better relationship with their horses.

Mike is a local and national clinician sponsored by Nutrena Feeds, Arenus, and Weaver Leather. He helped as an Equine and Location Consultant on the esteemed documentary, American Mustang. He is honored to be a returning clinician at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. He always enjoys meeting fellow horse enthusiasts, so stop by and say hello!

Check out Mike’s website at www.BrashearHorsemanship.com or find us on Facebook.

Sharon Bringleson

Center for Horses & Healing
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Sharon Bringleson

Sharon Bringleson, founder and owner of the Center for Horses and Healing in Fort Collins, Colorado, since 2007, teaches and mentors people in Europe, Australia and the US in the field of equine-facilitated experiential learning. She just returned from the Horse and Spirit festival in Germany where, for 4 years, she has led ceremonies and rituals with the horses and a herd of over 120 people. She works with horses to facilitate healing and deeper understanding of how to thrive in our lives–physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She has studied extensively in many spiritual and healing traditions and practices both Christianity and shamanism. Her services provide teaching and healing in many forms: group ceremonies, individual session, workshops and lectures. www.centerforhorsesandhealing.com 970-631-2379

Nahshon Cook

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Nahshon Cook

I am a student and scholar of art of classical dressage. I love horses and believe they should be happier and healthier because we are in their lives. I specialize in starting, training, and rehabilitating riding horses by teaching them proper engagement of their backs. I also believe horses deserve good riders and strive to teach people to relax their horses by first relaxing themselves. My main influences are Francois Baucher, Nuno Oliveria, Suzanne von Dietz, and Paul Belasik. I live, train and teach in Aurora, Colorado.

Ty Evans

TS Mules
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Ty Evans

Traveling the country from coast to coast with family, mules, and dogs in tow, Ty and Skye Evans teach mulemanship clinics, “Helping people with mule problems and mules with people problems.” Ty and Skye are very passionate about mules and people and love to help them both get along a little better. The focus at these clinics is clearly to bring out the best in your mule as well as yourself.

Ty won the 2015 and 2016 American Mule Trainers Challenge. The event took place in Truth or Consequences, NM. The competition consisted of four of the best Mule Trainers in the United States working on four young mule colts.

Cody Harrison

CH Equine
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Cody Harrison

Cody began riding under professional instruction on his pony at age five.  Through his teenage years, he continued his instruction and eventually became an apprentice to an international Clinician. He studied for 3 years and gained experience as an Instructor, Trainer, and Clinician from Florida to California as well as Sweden.

In the spring of 2012, Cody moved back to colorful Colorado and started his own company, CH EQUINE.  Using his developed skills, he provides services to the Denver area and throughout the Midwest.


Cody focuses on the individuality of the horse and rider. He works with each rider to find balance mentally, emotionally and physically. Once the rider is balanced, they can then focus on shaping the horse.

He customizes each lesson, clinic, and workshop to create an environment where the horse and rider can be successful. Through experience, Cody has seen that when a rider works with a horse through balanced energy, they discover their own personal strength and remarkable things happen.

Horse Mountain Dream Riders

Steve Kitts

Broad Reach Productions Inc.

Frank Kuntz

Nokota Horse Conservancy
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Frank Kuntz

Frank Kuntz, is a co-founder of the Nokota Horse Conservancy®, a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to preserve the unique and historical Nokota® Horse.

Prior to the establishment of the Conservancy, the Kuntz brothers had been saving and supporting as many horses as they could through their own efforts. After fifteen years of struggling with minimal resources, they were on the verge of giving up.

These wild horses of the northern plains inhabited the Little Missouri badlands, now encompassed by Theodore Roosevelt National Park, for more than a century. They were removed by the National Park Service and sold during the 1980s and 1990s. The goals of the Nokota Horse Conservancy® are to preserve these important horses by caring for them, promoting awareness of their plight, value, and use to others, and by working to establish a sanctuary where they can survive into the future. 

Christy Landwehr

Certified Horsemanship Assn.

Kristen Littrell

MK Horsemanship

Erin Long

Cairdeas Horsemanship
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Erin Long

I am a 21 year old 2L student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. I earned a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in May of 2016. At Pitt, I was on our IHSA team, holding the position of assistant captain for my sophomore year and the captain for the following two years. I have been riding for the past 15 years, and enjoy every minute of it. I grew up in the hunter/jumper world, but have since branched out into barrel racing, cowboy dressage, and of course natural horsemanship. I have earned hundreds of local and state awards, including being the youngest rider to win the OHJA Medal Finals. Outside of horseback riding, I spend my time painting, reading, and am an avid musician.

Mallory McBrayer

Redeeming Freedom Ranch

Dr. Barb Page

Colorado Equine Clinic

Kari Sanderson

Advance Equine Dentistry

Madison Shambaugh

Mustang Maddy

David Sievers, DVM

Sievers Equine Sports Medicine

Jim Thomas

Bar T Horsemanship

Marcia Moore Harrison

MM Training and Consulting
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Marcia Moore Harrison

Marcia’s passion is serving horse lovers to become well-rounded horseman. Her step-by-step, start-to-finish, and fun program helps riders find a deep connection and strong partnership with their horses.

Marcia grew up in a horsey family, started riding before she can remember, and began professionally training horses when she was 13 years old. Marcia has learned from some of the greatest horsemen in the world and continually refines her knowledge and skill. She has combined all this knowledge, along with her experience, into her own unique program. Based on a philosophy of building a relationship with the horse and connecting with them on every level (physically, mentally, and emotionally), MM Training and Consulting offers a solid foundation for horse and rider based on principles that are applicable for all riding disciplines.

Versatility, with a focus on Liberty, Cowboy Dressage, Trail, and Freestyle, mesh to meet the mission of strengthening life’s relationships through connection. Marcia’s credentials and accomplishments provide a distinct perspective to help you reach your horsemanship dreams!