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Anne Judd Hosts Clinic At Western States Horse Expo



Anne Judd made the journey west and joined the Northern California American Saddlebred Horse Association (NCASHA) at the Western States Horse Expo to promote the American Saddlebred and saddle seat riding.

Judd joined a line-up of noted clinicians at the expo. While most of them presented topics on various aspects of horsemanship with an emphasis on western riding, Judd introduced the West Coast to saddle seat riding, and for many members of the audience this was something new. Helping Judd out with her clinic was Teddi Estes, trainer at Golden Ridge stables in Gilroy Calif. Estes donated two of her lesson horses, Tammy Michelle and Far Field Russian River, as well as the cute pleasure horse owned by the Lambert family, Elle Fire. Rounding out the group of horses was Mr. Snapple, loaned by Jennifer Dixon of the JL Dixon Stable in Menlo Park, and Santa Fe Spirit, owned by Edy Compton.

Four riders worked hard to illustrate different aspects of saddle seat riding. Lila Tatar took a break before the Del Mar Horse Show, put on her Mod Jods and helped to demonstrate saddle seat basics. Julia Chen gave the crowd a reason to applaud as she and Elle Fire showed off the performance horse. Cara Sivara (on her way to the Midwest Charity Horse Show) was equitation perfection on Mr. Snapple, and Sue Valley tried her best to demonstrate an adult beginner rider. In addition to the riding sections, Judd had the girls model a range of outfits from informal day coat to formal outfits to the delight of the crowd. Judd gave an entertaining and informative clinic, and each day several spectators came up after the talk and wanted to know more about the style of riding and where to get the fabulous outfits.

Judd also helped the NCASHA group with the Saddlebred breed demonstrations by acting as announcer for the demonstration. Three horses performed since the arena was very small. Edy Compton and Santa Fe Spirit showed the crowd what a pleasure the Saddlebred is under western tack. Cooper Bartoszek and Teddi Estes presented Cooper’s beautiful bay gelding, The Harlem Kid, in hand, and Charles Kennedy and his homebred and trained Manhattan Valor, who did a wonderful job showing off the five-gaited pleasure horse.

The breed booth in the Mane Market place featured a new Freedman saddle for spectators to inspect as they looked over the Saddlebred literature. Freedman donated the saddle as well as a leather wallet for the club to use as a promotion.

NCASHA would like to thank Anne Judd for making the trek west and putting on a fabulous clinic. In addition to those mentioned above, many thanks go to Rhonda Gowa, Gen Hess for coming to help and moms Lillian Tatar, Lisa Sivara and Jeanne Bartoszek.

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