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Riders Workshop Lecture Series Held at Northern Tradition Farm

Approximately 20 clients gathered at Northern Tradition Farm Feb. 17 for an afternoon workshop with four guest speakers. Bob Griffin and Tom Thorpe invited world’s and national champion trainer Shelley Fisher of
Huber Heights, Ohio, personal trainer/equestrian specialist Teresa Barnes, personal coach James Baird and martial arts expert Scott Grove.

Customers paid $30 each for the afternoon’s presentations and lectures. The following day, a smaller group came to the farm to watch the videotaped presentations by Baird and Grove.

Shelley Fisher and her sister, Kendra, showed as junior exhibitors throughout Ohio and the Midwest and both earned numerous honors. Shelley was the silver medalist in 1996 at the Pleasure Equitation Olympics on a horse that was trained at home. She began teaching Kendra who has earned numerous world and national titles as well as a top 10 finish in the pleasure finals. Shelley turned professional in 1999 and has continued to train and instruct world’s and national champions year after year.

Teresa Barnes is a 20-year veteran of the fitness industry and specializes in the equestrian athlete. She has worked as a consultant for Nike Corporation and as a staff member of the University of Louisville. Barnes lives in Shelbyville, Ky., and currently works with some of the Saddlebred industry’s top trainers and world’s champion exhibitors. She is known for personalizing a fitness program that is tailored to individual riding needs.

Personal coach James Baird has more than eight years experience successfully coaching groups and individuals how to “think outside the box” and to realize what is keeping them from attaining their goals. Baird creates individualized programs and structures to help people produce the results they want on both a personal and professional level by distinguishing what is really in the way of their achieving goals and dreams.

Scott Grove has been a martial arts expert for more than 20 years. He helps people find and maintain focus in practice and competition by incorporating a strong emphasis on personal discipline with martial arts. Grove teaches how to block out distractions and find focus. Riders learn to put aside fears and concerns as well as outside influences to find clarity and focus in the show ring and outside of it.

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