Horse Previews Magazine website - Posted on 03/07/2001; 2:00:00PM.

World Class Clinicians featured at 2001 Greater Northwest Equine Exposition

The second annual Greater Northwest Equine Expo presented by Sundowner Trailers promises to be even bigger than last year with world renowned clinicians, riding demonstrations, Stallion Reviews, Breed demonstrations and commercial exhibits, featured over the three day event at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. March 23rd, 24th and 25th participants can learn from John Lyons as he presents `Training without Trauma', Bruce Davidson on jumping techniques, Author/trainer Peggy Cummings with `Connected Riding', R.E. Josey on team and calf roping, and Martha Josey on Barrel Racing.

The horse owner and the enthusiast will enjoy all there is to do and see at the Expo. Along with the many exciting disciplines of riding that will be featured there will be horses of every size, shape and color including the impressive Cream Draft Horses, beautiful Friesians, graceful high stepping Paso Finos and Peruvian Pasos, Miniatures and Mustangs. Attendees will also enjoy the synchronized riding of the Sundancer's Drill Team, enchanting driven musical kur, and reining demonstrations. There will also be two buildings of vendors with everything for the horse, rider, farm and home, as well as booths with information on various clubs and breeds of horses.

"This is the only event of its size and scope for the Northwest horse enthusiast and we have really enjoyed great response from everyone who comes to Albany", says John Cloe, president of Greater Northwest Equine Expo, Inc. "We added a couple of new elements this year that will make this even more interesting and educational than last year".

Headlining clinician John Lyons is well known for his practical and gentle methods with horses and has been teaching and sharing his knowledge since 1981. John's conditioned response methods teach "training without trauma" and overcoming problems and fears in horses. His methods put the rider in control and the horse doing whatever is asked. Lyons has presented his programs all over the US, Canada and in Australia to well over 100,000 people and written a variety of horse related books and programs. He has been featured multiple times in virtually every horse industry magazine and in 1997 he was the winner of the Eighth Annual John W. Galbreath award from the University of Louisville. His horse Bright Zip was the 1984 Bryerfest Horse of the year and was inducted into the Appaloosa Hall of Fame.

Competing internationally since 1971, Bruce Davidson will be presenting a variety of clinics on competing and training for Jumping. A two time World Champion and multiple Olympic and World Game medallist, he brings a great history of performing and training experience to the Greater Northwest Equine Expo in March. Anyone involved in jumping or cross country riding will enjoy his clinics. Bruce has been the Individual World Champion twice in Three Day Eventing and the Individual Bronze medal winner at the World Equestrian Games in Sweden in 1990. He is the first American to win the Badminton CCI and has been named the USCTA'S leading rider for the years 1980 through 1995. He has trained numerous horses and riders to compete up through the international levels.

Riding Master and Clinician Peggy Cummings will be offering instruction in `Connected Riding' methods that will benefit any level of rider in both Western and English disciplines. Born and raised in San Salvador, Central America, she brings a unique perspective to the riding world. Peggy has developed her `Connected Riding' methods from years of training in both Western and English disciplines, the study of human and equine movement and a passion for helping people and horses learn easily. She offers the ability to pinpoint the source of both horse and rider's problems and easily communicate solutions. She holds the 1998 Horsewoman of Distinction Award from the North American Horseman's Association.

R.E. Josey is a very well known name in the Rodeo industry. A 3 time AQHA World Champion Calf Roper on three different horses, his horse savvy is legendary, and his skill has been passed on to top ropers and speed event riders all over the Country. His clinics and lectures will cover everything from proper equipment selection to understanding the mind and body of your horse in competition and casual riding. He will also offer tips on calf roping and team roping during his clinics in Albany. A Regional Director, (along with Martha) of the National Barrel Horse Association R.E., along with top instructor, Jeb Barney have produced two video tapes designed to help beginning calf ropers learn basics of roping.

Martha Josey is another very well known name in Rodeo. The first and only cowgirl to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in 4 consecutive decades and still the only barrel racer to win both the AQHA and WPRA World Championship in the same year. An 11 time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, an Olympic Gold medal winner and the NBHA Reserve Champion for 2000, Martha was also inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1988. She will be featuring her knowledge of barrel racing and speed riding during the three days of the Expo. Martha has paved the way for Barrel Racers throughout the modern history of the Sport. She is fascinating to watch and an inspiration to any rider. "You don't get the `how-to' until you get the `want-to', " Martha likes to say. Students find the Joseys to be everyday folks who just happen to be among the greatest western equestrians in the sport of rodeo.

The Greater Northwest Equine Exposition is sponsored by Sundowner Trailers, Coastal Farm & Home Supply, Allegra Horse Food, "official horse feed" for the event. KXPC Radio, Americas Horse, Northwest Horse Source, the "official publication" of the event, KRKT Radio, "official radio station", and Bandera Outfitters.

The Expo hours are Friday, March 23rd at 10am to 9pm, Saturday, March 24th from 9am to 9pm and Sunday, March 25th from 9am to 6pm. Advance tickets are available at any Coastal Farm & Home Supply, or via e-mail at, Sky Ranch Trailer Sales, Sundowner Trailers in Fife, WA and Salem, OR and select Allegra Horse Food dealers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Tickets can also be purchased at the Linn County Fairgrounds office, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany, OR.

Advance tickets are $8/day for adults, $4/day for children ages 6-12 with children 5 and under admitted free. At the gate cash only adult tickets are $10/day for adults and $5/day for children 6-12. All tickets are all inclusive.

The Greater Northwest Equine Expo is presented by Greater Northwest Expo, Inc. owned by John & Judith Cloe of Greencastle, IN. You can contact the Greater Northwest Equine Expo at (765) 655-2107 or via e-mail at or visit the website at

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