If you've been in need of a trainer or a lesson facility or clinician, I bet you have long since realized that truly talented, caring horsemen and women aren't all that easy to find.
The trainers and judges of the Appalachian Trainer Face Off not only proved their extreme skill and excellence, but they also proved they were caring, honest and sincere.
A more awesome combination when you're looking for someone to work with a horse you care about would be impossible to beat, and that is why we want to take a moment to share their names, locations and webpages, so that you can contact them if you are in need of their services and spread the word!
GREAT TRAINERS ARE INVALUABLE!
The event was captured beautifully by so many folks. Click check Photo below for a unique album captured by a different photographer to see the event from their perspectives
WE cannot wait!
We hope this video makes you all ask excited as we are for these horses and their trainers to have their moment to shine!
The concept is simple:
Making More Horses HIGHLY adoptable is what this event is about and dispelling the Myth that rescue horses are in some way less because a person let them down along the way.
Displaced equines that have been abandoned or neglect and turn them into awesome equine partners through pairing them for 100 days with trainers across the Appalachian region.
For 100 days, trainers work with their horse making him an accomplished, willing equine partner, and the pair competes for 2 days in August, ending in a free style competition, showcasing their abilities as a horse and trainer team.
The trainers stand to show their skill with difficult cases. The horses stand to gain knowledge that go with them into their adoptive homes, showing what rescues are capable of for many years to come.
Many people now know this region has an abandoned and neglected horse problem. We operate in the Heart of Appalachia.
This is an area that is often rural and battles abject poverty.
We believe the Appalachian Trainer Face Off can make more horses adoptable, prove rescue horses have value and highlight excellent trainers.
Essentially, the FACE OFF will go a long way bu bringing HOPE to previously neglected horses.
Join us at the The Appalachian Trainer Face Off & 5th Annual HOP Open Fun Show
For 5 years, Heart of Phoenix has hosted an OPEN FUN show! Everyone is encouraged to ATTEND AND SHOW, and the class list is “EVERYONE” friendly, whether you’re a beginner or life long horse person, adult or child, English or Western, riding Trotters or Gaited! For 2017, the show returns as a TWO DAY event with… Continue Reading
THE EVENT On August 25th, Trainers will arrive at Winfield Riding Arena in West Virginia to begin the jurying process. 3 judges Michael Lyons, Tim Clyne and Susan Sunday will consider the following during each section of the competition: Respect and Trust between horse and horseman/woman, Confidence and sensitivity of the trainer, technique and use… Continue Reading
This blog has full details, images and videos, as well as descriptions, of each adoptable horse through the Appalachian Trainer Face Off event. How to APPLY TO BID AND ADOPT FULL PROFILES of Vato and Dori coming soon!
Did you know there is AN ONLINE Portion to the Appalachian Trainer Face Off? On August 18th, an Album will go up with a recent photo of each trainer and horse. The trainer will have give an overview of whatever length they choose to explain the horse they picked up almost 100 days before, and… Continue Reading