Services

Rufus Hayes

Rufus Hayes

Hayes Ranch Cutting Horses: What it takes to get a horse started cutting
Lauren Rinke

Lauren Rinke

Hoofbeats Equestrian Center: Jumping demonstrations
Sargent Bill Henderson

Sargent Bill Henderson

Florida Highway Patrol: Rules and regulations of the road. Safe trailering while traveling Florida highways.
Elizabeth Zecca

Elizabeth Zecca

Kelly Dressage Center: Interactive dressage semiar
Jeanette Henderson

Jeanette Henderson

Equicamping: Best and worst horse camps across America. Top 10 things you should know when you hit the road with your horses.
Steve Ward

Steve Ward

Mid South Feeds: Nutrition and your horse
Dr Lynn Hall

Dr Lynn Hall

Zoetis: Diseases and parisites and how they affect your horse. What to do to prevent them.

Jodie Kelly

Jodie Kelly

Jodie Kelly Dressage, Inc is based out of Southern Cross Equestrian Center in Destin, Florida.  It is owned and operated by FEI rider and trainer Jodie Kelly.  Jodie has an impressive history of selecting top quality young horses and training them through the FEI levels.   Jodie is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and a graduate of the USDF Advanced Young Rider program.

She competed in the North American Junior Young Riders Championships from 1998-2004.   In her first year of competition she captured individual and team Gold aboard Reagan in Los Angeles, CA.   Jodie was only 15 years-old at the time.  Jodie was also part of three Gold Medal teams and won an individual Bronze medal in the North American Young Riders Championships.

In 2007 Jodie and Manhattan were the FEI Intermediate II Champions in the Open Division for USDF Region 3.  Manhattan also finished second nationally in the USDF Horse of the Year at Intermediate II with a median score of 66.890%.  This pair worked its way into the top 20 USEF Grand Prix national rankings early in 2008 and finished the year in the top 250 FEI World Dressage rankings.

Jodie trains from Loxahatchee, Florida, just outside of Wellington during the months of Jan, Feb, and March, but spends most of the year at home in Destin, Florida riding and training from Southern Cross Equestrian Centre.  Southern Cross Equestrian Centre is a full service training facility specializing in the training and instruction of dressage performance horses and riders at all levels from Intro through Grand Prix.  Nestled just off of Highway 98 and flanked by the sprawling golf courses and lavish neighborhoods of Kelly Plantation, Southern Cross Equestrian Centre is a surprising and delightful remnant of Destin's rustic charm.  Part livery stable, part training facility, the Centre lies at the end of a sandy off-road almost completely hidden from public view.
Larry Belluscio

Larry Belluscio

Larry Belluscio, Kalmbach Feeds Director of Equine Business, has been working in the feed industry since 1976. He enlisted in the US Air Force directly out of high school, and served in Vietnam and other areas of Southeast Asia. When he returned to the US, he got married and studied at Stockton in New Jersey, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Larry’s long and successful feed industry career includes several Fortune 500 companies, such as Nestle, Ralston, Purina and Mars. He focuses on Kalmbach Feeds equine businesses and loves it! His experience in sales, marketing, and other senior management positions, has provided him with a wealth of experience. Larry has been married for 42 years and has two children and six grandchildren. Anybody who meets Larry soon learns that his passion in life is horses.
Chris "Booger" Brown

Chris "Booger" Brown

Booger Brown is a 4th generation Cowboy who has been working cattle and riding horses his entire life.  He is an accomplished horseman, and renowned horse trainer, who has trained and shown cutting horses and various types of performance horses.  Booger is also a horse clinic instructor at horsemanship clinics across the country.  He has a love for all animals, and is well-respected and trusted within the horse community, with many seeking after him when they are having challenges with their horses.  Booger, who competed in the prestigious “Road to the Horse” competition this year, is also one of the stars of the award-winning, and fan-favorite series “The Cowboy Way,” which can be seen on the general-entertainment cable television network INSP.
Booger Brown lives in Geneva, Alabama, with his wife Jaclyn and their son Matthew.

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Dr Hank Lee

Dr Hank Lee

Dr. Hank Lee grew up on a beef cattle and row-crop farm in south Alabama.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 1996, followed by a DVM from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Lacey Lee, started Lee Veterinary Clinic, P.C. in Atmore.  They have grown to a 5-doctor mixed-animal practice with a 20,000 square foot hospital complete with equine surgical and haul-in cattle facilities.
Dr. Lee is a full time large animal veterinarian, with the majority of his time devoted to equine lameness and surgery.  Along with the team of clinic farriers, Dr. Lee and Jim LaClaire, CF head up the equine podiatry section of the practice.  They work together to help area veterinarians and horse owners with their more problematic cases.
Hank serves as an adjunct professor in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Department, through which he teaches senior veterinary students in a one-on-one environment.  Between the students from Auburn and the externships provided to senior students from other veterinary schools, Dr. Lee directly helps in the development of 15-20 graduate veterinarians per year.
Dr. Lee is very active in the veterinary community.  He has run the ranks of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves in an advisory position as the Association’s Immediate Past-President.  He continues to be deeply involved in animal-related legislation in the state.

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis

Jeff was born into a family of horse lovers—both of his parents ride horses and family trail rides were common occurrences while Jeff was growing up. “Our horses weren't fancy—they were just backyard pets, but we put a lot of miles on them going on trail rides and overnight camping trips,” he says. When he was 13, he took on his first training project, a 4-year-old mare that hadn't been started. “I didn't have the faintest idea of what I was doing,” Jeff says. At that point, his horsemanship education was basic. “We just got on and rode our horses. My parents taught me basic skills, like how to stop and turn the horse, but other than that, we didn't have any training knowledge,” he explains. Standing in a round-pen with a 4-year-old mare that had spent her life turned out in a pasture, Jeff quickly found his knowledge lacking. A family friend loaned him a copy of Clinton's “Feel the Difference” VHS tape. “I picked up some basic groundwork exercises from the series and researched other clinicians to help me start the mare,” Jeff says, but he kept coming back to Clinton and the Method. “I had a huge collection of all kinds of horsemanship books and tapes from clinicians. I settled on Clinton because he was just easier to follow.” He went to his first Walkabout Tour in 2009 and was a spectator at Clinton's three-day clinic in Ocala, Florida, the same year. During the course of the tour, Jeff was surprised to learn that Clinton offered a certification program to become a clinician. A few months later, at the clinic, he watched Professional Clinician Shana Terry, who had just earned her certification, in action and knew he wanted to pursue a career as an instructor of the Method. “Up until that point, my plan was to become a horse trainer, but I hadn't realized you could make a career out of teaching people the Method. When I realized that was a possibility, I knew it was what I wanted to do,” Jeff says. He'd already established a small business training horses, and with the support of his family and good friends, he applied to the Academy after he graduated high school. After participating in a Fundamentals Clinic and learning that he'd been accepted into the Academy, Jeff returned home to Florida and worked as many horses as he could before he officially began the grueling program. “I had talked to some of the Certified Clinicians at a tour I was at and they said that the best way I could prepare for the Academy was to work as many horses as I could get my hands on,” Jeff says. “I wanted to do everything I could to give the Academy my best shot.” The passion to help others and the desire to share his knowledge sent Jeff on the path of becoming a Certified Clinician. “I love training horses and I've always liked teaching people. If I can share my knowledge with you, I'm going to do it,” he says. For more information about Jeff Davis visit https://certifiedclinician.com/ clinician/jeff-davis/about/
Ray Ainsworth

Ray Ainsworth

Ray does not train horses; he teaches them in a way that makes him one of the world’s most unique horsemen. He has found that through communication and non-violence, horses learn faster and retain the information longer. Ray’s approach is based on the fact that horses have their own language and are capable of communicating a wide variety of messages. All horses know it. So does Ray. And so can you.

From a young age, Ray Ainsworth studied the language of horses. As a winning jockey, trainer and competitor, Ray has developed and fine-tuned a resistance-free technique that he uses in teaching horses and working with behavioral issues of every kind.

Ray travels the world presenting entertaining and informative clinics to horse lovers of all disciplines. Plus, he has a series of comprehensive teaching DVDs. Ray has started as many as 10,000 horses. His stress-free program teaches horses how to behave with a maximum of understanding. He works with all types, breeds of horses – young foals, old mares, abused horses, trailer-shy horses, horses who will not allow their feet and ears to be handled and every horse in between. Ray’s specialty is starting horses the right way and helping address behaviorial concerns. Along the way, owners and riders learn horse language themselves and are able to apply this knowledge to their own dealings with these amazing animals.

Reichert Performance Horses

Reichert Performance Horses

The training philosophy is a simple one: A pyramid training/riding program is in place that is geared heavily toward calisthenics. This keeps all horses happy, healthy and sound- both mentally and physically. This program is specifically constituted to fit each horse, and to cater to that individual’s level of training at the time s/he enters the facility; each horse is trained on the same program, but at a different rate.  It does not matter what breed of horse you own, or what discipline you ride, this program will help advance you and your horse to his or her full potential.

Diversification is something we have mastered at RPH! Winning World titles, Res World titles, AQHA Congress Championships, Color Breed Congress Championships, and High-point titles in all events from Halter to Western Pleasure to Trail to Hunter Under Saddle to Ranch Riding to Reining! Dedication and discipline are very important with the right amount of  fun which makes for a successful, happy  barn. 

Angie Reichert is an AQHA Professional Horseman,  PHBA Professional Horseman, and a multi-carded Judge: PHBA, ABRA, IBHA, ARHA, POA and has been a lifelong Horse Show fan. She has ~26+ World / Res World Championships; an AQHA Congress Championship, and 7 PtHA Congress Championships; 7 Pinto Congress Highpoints! These were acquired in Western Pleasure,  Halter, Reining, Ranch Riding, Ranch Horse, English Pleasure, Halter,  & Trail, with her clients having World / Res WC in Halter, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Horsemanship, and Equitation.  Three of these World Championships were earned with horses that Angie bred, raised, and trained solely by herself. She is a long time/lifetime member of AQHA, NSBA, APHA, PHBA, IBHA, ABRA, USDF, USEF, and many more.

Training and lessons are available for both Western and English disciplines- stretching from beginner to advanced riders. The western events would include: Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western Riding, and Trail. The English events would include: Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Hunter Hack, and through 2nd level Dressage. Training is available for all types of horses. However, we mostly train for the show pen.


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