Missouri Quarter Horse Association Comes to William Woods
|2/6/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
A cooperative clinic between the Missouri Quarter Horse Association and William Woods University’s Western Club will be held at William Woods University Saturday, Feb. 9. The clinic will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the UPHA indoor arena.
Free and open to the public, the clinic will feature two sections and two highly qualified clinicians.
Kendra Weis, WWU alumna, will instruct the “Basics of Trail” section. Weis’ experience includes multiple AQHA World and Congress Championships. She also is an AQHA/NSBA judge and an AQHA Professional Horseman.
Michelle Forness will instruct the “Performing the Horsemanship Pattern” section. Forness is the 2013 president of MOQHA, AQHA National Director, AQHA Congress Versatility Champion, 2013 Congress Reserve Amateur Showmanship Champion and has won multiple top five Congress and World Championships.
WWU Western Club members will participate in the clinic as demo riders and hosts for the incoming auditors. Those riding in the clinic will be on university-owned Western horses. Club members will also help with setting up and breaking down trail courses as needed throughout the clinic.
Jennie Petterson, Western instructor and division chair of equestrian studies, is pleased to have such qualified clinicians coming to WWU.
“I am excited to be joining forces with the Missouri Quarter Horse Association again this year. The clinic offers a look at what it takes to present a show horse in both trail and horsemanship classes, and I am thrilled to have two highly competitive and knowledgeable clinicians leading the event.”
Kenda Weis & Rachael Tearney