December 2017 Letter From Julie

November 2017 Letter From Julie

Dear friends,

Having just returned from one of horse capital of the USA, Lexington KY (for the fabulous CHA International Conference), I am headed to another, Marion County, in central Florida. Much debate has been had over which area has more horses and which caters mostly to horse people. Having been to both places many times, I have to say I honestly can’t say which place is horsier. But aren’t I lucky to be able to be able to do clinics in both places and see such beautiful horse country!

I’m squeezing a whole month’s worth of travel in before the holidays hit! Four events, four states, two weeks. I’ll be at the American Heart Association Beach Ride in Myrtle Beach SC, then on to the Grand Oaks Equestrian Resort in Weirsdale FL, for a horsemanship clinic (Nov 4-5) and also to shoot the TV show, then it’s straight to W. Springfield MA, for Equine Affaire. Then I am back in Colorado for the holidays! The Florida horsemanship clinic will be a great one for riders and spectators alike—lots of cool horses and a world-class facility are the ingredients for a fun and educational weekend!

Get directions and buy spectator tickets here.

Equine Affaire is my favorite way to wind up my travel year. A world-class horse expo with fabulous shopping and entertainment, plus an abundance of education about horses. I’ll be doing presentations on canter control, how horses learn, developing trust and willingness in your horse, dealing with hot-headed horses and riding ‘til your 90! Find out more about my complete schedule for 2017 and 2018 here.

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Dear Friends,

I’ve just returned from another fabulous clinic at the C Lazy U Ranch. With over 200 head of horses, an incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff, peak fall colors, gourmet meals three times a day, trail riding, working cattle, clinics and trail obstacles, it’s no surprise that almost 50 riders and all five of my team members had a wonderful weekend and gained memories of a lifetime. I’m headed back to C Lazy U this month, for the women’s riding & yoga retreat. I’ll use the time wisely between the two clinics, by losing a few pounds (in preparation for over-eating again) and by keeping my horses legged up! I’m hoping for a few days of warm weather, yet this fall, so we can head over to the lake for one last boating adventure before we have to put her away for the winter, which comes far too early here in the Colorado Rockies!

Later this month, I’m headed to the CHA International Conference in Lexington KY. It’s the 50thanniversary of our organization and I am thrilled to be a part of the celebration! At the end of the month, I head to Myrtle Beach SC, for the American Heart Assn Annual Beach Ride—1300 horses and riders camped on the beach for five days of riding—raising over $350,000 for research into stroke and heart attacks. Then we’ll hop in a car and beat feet to Wesirdale FL, for a horsemanship clinic and taping of the TV show. Since hurricane Irma abruptly changed our plans to shoot there in September, we’ll make up for it when I am there in November. From Florida, I’ll head straight to Massachusetts for Equine Affaire—one of the largest and most established horse expos in the country. It’s my favorite way to end my travel for the year.