We have scheduled a fall trainers clinic for October the
2007 -- we will have a full day Saturday and go with a
day on Sunday. It will be at Cary Hardimans
place in Springville, AL. Cary said anyone flying in would
go into Birmingham, AL which is 20minutes
your plans to attend this time for sharing and learning
always have a great time. Any
questions or concerns please e-mail me or call at 423-384-3045
Motels are below.
Capps Cove 205.625.3039 is a bed and breakfast and is
These are in Trussville, Al about 15 minutes from the
Comfort Inn and Suites 205.661.3636
Jameson Inn Trussville 205.661.9323
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Trussville 800.345.8082
2006 Professional Paso Fino Trainers Clinic
The PPFTA held their annual clinic Oct. 21 and 22 at Startown
stables in Newton, N.C.This is an annual event sponsored by the
trainers association to bring together members for the purpose of
sharing ideas and knowledge. Topics under discussion include all
aspects of training the Paso Fino horse and it’s riders for all
purposes. Discussions on methods, equipment, and all facets of
management continued throughout the weekend of michael kors watches.
Alvaro Iriarte once again generously allowed the PPFTA to make use
of his wonderful facility and horses. Saturday was a beautiful sunny
but cool day. We began by working inside the barn where it was a bit
warmer. Using a lovely two-year-old filly, a demonstration was given
of one method of starting a young horse under saddle. In the course
of the morning she was tacked up and eventually ridden next to the
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After breaking for lunch, we saw a variety of horses with different
issues that we were all asked to give our input on. It is always
interesting and informative to have ideas from such a diverse group.
There was some improvement seen in every case with many excellent
ideas and observations.
Later in the afternoon we traveled a short distance to the farm that
Juan Carlos Iriarte is training at to see some more horses being
worked. It was a very nice facility stocked with michael kors watches some excellent
quality horses. While all this was happening, Jill Graff was
secretly (only to Alvaro) preparing a surprise 70th
birthday party for Alvaro at the big farm. There was a moment when
we thought the plans would be found out. Fortunately, quick action
taken by family members at the clinic prevented that from happening.
t was truly an honor and most certainly a pleasure for everyone in
attendance to celebrate this special event with Alvaro and his
wonderful family and many friends. That it REALLY was a surprise
certainly added to the fun. Kudos to Jill and the rest of the people
that planned set up and decorated for this party. There was a
commemorative table with many photographs highlighting some of the
wonderful events in Alvaro’s michael kors watches past that everyone enjoyed viewing.
Over one hundred people turned out to enjoy the Mariachi band, the
excellent food and drink, and most of all sharing in the celebration
of this special day for our friend and teacher, Alvaro Iriarte!
PPFTA encourages all professional trainers to keep their membership
up to date by submitting dues to Milda Minter. Only paid members
will have names and contact information listed on the national
website. This can be a valuable resource for potential clients to
find that your services are available to michael kors outlet. Please take time to check
your information and update it as needed. We look forward to next
years’ clinic and appreciate any input on ideas or suggestions you
may have to offer.