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Presenters & Demonstrators

2019

 

Bill Cameron

 

Bill Cameron, the International Horseman, grew up in the horse industry and started out wrangling on movie sets and commercials at the age of fourteen alongside his father, Denzel Cameron. He has been a professional horseman for over 50 years!  He has competed on the West Coast his entire life taking many horses to their titles and championships in all breeds.  

When problems arise, Bill is at his best.  If a horse is out of control or having problems, Bill can quickly get them to focus and give him their best.  He has made a good living all his life with horses.  Bill achieved world wide acclaim with the “Tag Heuer Watches” magazine shoot when he trained a horse to jump from one rooftop to another four times in a row when no one else could do it and the horse enjoyed it!

Bill’s training philosophy is a unique method based on the horse’s perspective. “This style of training produces a content and willing partner."  Bill's riding skills are a combination of European Dressage and Western Riding in which he uses mostly leg. His NaturalBornRidersTM  training method and technique produces a horse that is willing to go through obstacles with grace and ease on the trail and in front of large crowds of people.  He is known for his soft hands and gentle approach.

Bill has set the bar of competition high in equestrian sports.  He is a prominent professional clinician and coach.  He is a horse advocate who has a passion for the horse’s point of view.

Bill is currently competing and training students and horses for Extreme Cowboy Racing, the exciting sport that is sweeping the globe.  Bill is an Extreme Cowboy Association Hall of Fame inductee, Extreme Cowboy Association World Champion competitor, World Championship course designer, EXCA President and judge  2012 - 2017.   His background is in reined cow horse, reining, and cutting.  4th generation horseman and a full time trainer since 1967.  

Bill has traveled overseas as a clinician since 2013 sharing his horsemanship knowledge, judging and training people and horses throughout Europe, Canada,  and the United States.  

 
 
 

Brandi Lyons

 

Brandi Lyons carries on with the most trusted name in the horse Industry. Over the last 18 years and respected by horse owners and enthusiasts from around the country. Brandi's success and popularity is based on a simple but seldom practiced philosophy her father pioneered decades decades ago: love and respect the riders first. Second you need to be willing to think outside the box, work hard, be honest and have fun! Then, success with the horses comes naturally. Brandi will show you that with some understanding and a little bit of work you can do anything with your horse. The Lyons' conditioned response training methods teach people how to work with their horses using gentle training methods, earning the horses respect while creating a safe and willing partner. She is great at showing you a step by step approach to achieve any goal that you have! Either in her clinics, through her DVD's or with her Trainers Program, she will show you that there are NO LIMITS to what you can do!

 
 

Hilary Merrill

 

Hilary spent many years training and competing in Hunter/Jumper and Three Day Eventing, which gave her a deep respect for rhythm, composure, versatility, and perseverance. In 2014 she was introduced to Horse Archery by author/director Mike Loades and they subsequently established California’s first HA club, the California Centaurs. Two years later, Hilary began studying and collaborating with champion competitor Wojtek Osiecki (Stajnia Grom, Wojtek Osiecki Horseback Archery, Poland), which motivated her to infuse her own training program with European methodology. Since then, she has been employing pressure/release horsemanship and biomechanics as a means of developing horse and rider into the ideal HA team, and also as a means of understanding her equine partners and herself more fully. She has competed in International Horseback Archery Alliance competitions and Kassai World Cups in the USA, Canada, Poland, Germany, France, and South Africa. Hilary runs a training program with a team of BLM mustangs in Petaluma, California, and travels to teach clinics, offer demos, and compete.  

 
 

Mane attraction equestrian drill team

 

With the teams mission statement of “Enjoy Life, give back, and commit to the ride”.  The Mane Attraction Drill Team is a team of dedicated and talented women who love to ride and execute precision drills, participate in parades, and perform at Charity events, Fairs and Rodeos. This will be the 3rd year that the Mane Attraction will be performing at the Norco Horse Affair.

Founded in 2006, the team practices here in Norco at the Ingalls Equestrian center and at Frodsham Farms. The team is excited to be competing for the first time this year with the CSHA Drill team association.

The Mane Attraction is proud to be one of the first senior drill teams to promote safety by wearing helmets. The team is sponsored by Tipperary, who donated the helmets they are currently wearing today.

 
 

OC Equestrian Vaulting

 

OC Equestrian Vaulting a competitive Equestrian Vaulting Club, located in Orange. Equestrian Vaulting is an international sport that combines dance, & gymnastics, on a moving horse. We strive to grow strong horsemen, and people of character, through our sport which includes innovative equestrian programs serving our youth, and community. We offer a variety of programs ages 5+, (including Adult “Yoga on Horseback” classes, and for any level, (even those with absolutely zero horse experience). More details can be found on our website, at: OCVaulting.com

 
 

Randy Helm

 

Randy Helm is a certified horse trainer with Lyons Legacy (John and Josh Lyons) and has been training wild horses for over 30 years. He developed the current training program for the Arizona State prison in Florence where he serves as the supervisor of the wild horse inmate program.

The prison has over 600 horses and provides training for the U.S. Border patrol, ranches, individuals and law enforcement agencies.

The success of his training program for inmates and horses has been featured in local, national and international news and documentaries including ABC, NBC, USA Today, Animal Planet, French National Television, Swiss TV and numerous others.

A few media links:

USA Today documentary

ABC/Fusion documentary

Fox news (local)

Arizona Republic/Channel 12 story (local)

 
 

Sheryl Lynde

 

As long as I can remember, my passion has always been horses. Being born and raised in Northern California, I never had the opportunity to have a horse of my own; however, I would ride whenever there was even the remotest opportunity to do so via rental horses, volunteering for Riding Therapy programs for the handicapped, or just begging everyone from friends to acquaintances who were horse owners to allow me to do anything from grooming to cleaning stalls as long as I could just be near a horse.

I bought my first horse about 15 years ago. Horse ownership was a long awaited privilege that I valued and with it came a desire to expand my knowledge and experience a partnership with my horse that was based on trust and respect, not only in the arena, but where I needed it most - out on the trail.

The trails I have ridden are extremely challenging; my safety depends on the performance of my horse, as does any discipline of riding. The more consistent I became in what I asked of my horse, the more consistent his performance became. When his performance improved, I also gained his attention, which gave me more control. As I became more consistent, I also became softer in my cues; thus I was able to experience more control with lighter hands, which was my goal. My passion for horses has expanded to a passion to share this knowledge with others.

 
 

Speaking Of Horses

 

Speaking of Horses features Mr. Williams. He has a long background in Radio and TV both on the air as a disc jockey as well as a newscaster along with working behind the scenes in sales and production.

Mr. Williams has always been involved with horses. Since age 6 to the present, he has involved himself with horses. He has appeared in Parades from the Indianapolis 500 Parade to the Rose Parade, exhibited in Open and Palomino shows, and most recently, he and wife Pat pay tribute to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on Horseback with Silver Saddles and costumes of the era. Mr. Williams has totally dedicated himself to the Equine Industry since 1985. This is when a part time passion became a full time career.

Mr. Williams began mixing his announcing background with horses as the “Voice of Many Horse Fairs”. He has become the “Voice of over 20 top Horse Expo’s Nationwide and in Canada. He also aids many Expo’s in presenting entertainment on horseback and various equine acts. He has announced from Sacramento to Baltimore. Equitana USA every year was a Major part. His latest accomplishment was the “EquineEntertainment MC” at the World Equestrian Games 2010 in Lexington KY, Rose Parade Equestfest 2018 and 2019 Producer/Director in Pasadena, work with the Indy 500 Parade, Culver Military Academies and Many More!

For relaxation Wayne enjoys Trail Riding and camping with wife Pat, in addition to riding in parades, and being the man “Behind the Microphone”.

He is the Host of “Speaking of Horses” TV and Radio which continually brings a variety of Equine information to you at your fingertips on www.speakingofhorses.com.

 
 

Stuart Rybak

 

Stuart has dedicated a lifetime to being a student of the horse. He was certified as a professional horse trainer over twenty years ago by World Champion colt starter Craig Cameron. Since then Stuart has been training full time for the public and starting colts for many million dollar riders in North Texas. Stuart also spends his time teaching horsemanship clinics, judging Mustang Makeovers, and judging World Championships for Extreme Cowboy racing. Stuart has worked with horses and riders in almost every discipline to help develop that coveted partnership so they can strive in their disciplines and accomplish their goals.

 
 

Susan Hoffman Peacock

 

Susan Hoffman Peacock is a ranch owner in Eastvale, California. She is a well respected trainer as well as a national and international clinician. She has spent years helping people train their horses with classical dressage techniques and theory. She is one of the few USDF nationality certified instructor/trainers in the United States.

Susan considers herself very fortunate to have learned from some of the very best trainers in the world. Her longtime mentor, Conrad Schumacher, has helped her to thoroughly understand the development of the horse in a classical way.

Susan students and horses have won many national titles and awards. Most recently her student Sailor Boden and her favorite German Riding Pony Blitzwane earned third place for the U.S. National FEI Pony Finals at Lamplight in Chicago, Illinois. They are the first west coast team to place in the top rankings! Susan truly enjoys all aspects of training and teaching, making learning a fun and satisfying experience.

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Tiffany Kell Brinton

 

For over thirty years United States Dressage Federation Bronze, Silver and Gold (Grand Prix) medalist, Tiffany Kell Brinton has worked as a dressage trainer in the southern California area. Early in her career she trained hunter/jumpers, quarter horses, paints and appaloosas as well. She has successfully guided clients to compete and win World and National championships at the AQHA World, Paint World, Appaloosa Nationals and Worlds, Arabian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals and Andalusion World Cup.

However, her passion has always been dressage. She has been active competing and training member of the California Dressage Society since 1988. She has coached junior dressage riders to the CDS junior dressage championships for 23 consecutive years and guided her riders to numerous National dressage titles and championships. Tiffany has developed over twenty FEI horses and helped her riders earn over 25 USDF medals.

“I feel fortunate to have had so much experience with so many breeds and so many disciplines over the years, says Tiffany. What has always remained constant throughout all of my training is the importance of solid basics in the horse’s and rider’s foundation. The aids are the same in asking a horse to travel forward, soft and round in a dressage test as they are for the intricate, quiet communication needed to navigate a working equitation obstacle course.”

“The flat work for a working hunter isn’t different from that of a western pleasure horse. Train your horse in a supple, light off your aids manner, helping your horse to develop self carriage from back to front.”

“I love the fact that dressage can improve any breed of horse for any discipline.”

“Currently I’ve been culminating years of experience, honing in on the importance of basics and proving that simple suppling and strengthening creates the possibility of Grand Prix in any breed. We have a dutch warmblood, a Lusitano, a Purebred Arabian and a Friesian all training the Grand Prix!”

“From young horses to Grand Prix and riders of all levels and abilities, it is the journey that I love most. Having fun while learning and growing is what dressage and all of our equestrian disciplines should be about".

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