April 14, 15, 16 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

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2022 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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Schedule is subject to change

Mindful Riding

Thursday, April 14 


DNR Building

Friday, April 15


DNR Building

Saturday, April 16


DNR Building


One of the biggest challenges many equestrians face has nothing to do with the mechanics of riding, their horse, or the competition they face in the ring. The battle starts in the mind.
Julie Saillant

In this presentation we will look at what it is we are bringing to our rides that we may not be aware of.  We will look at the impact that our unconscious thoughts and movements do when we work with our horses. As a yoga and mindfulness teacher as well as an equestrian, I have seen many examples of how we show up to ride and are still thinking about what happened earlier and as a result are not “present” when we ride. We will talk about why that is, what happens to us and our horses when we are not present and what we can do to become a better partner for our horses using mindfulness techniques.

Andrew Seifert - Wellness Practitioner

With an early start in horses at the Seifert's Iron Horse Farm Stables, work with horses was part of day-to-day life.   Fate returned Andrew to horses when he ran into an old family friend in 2000 at a horse show and was fortunate to get to return to world of horses. "I walked into the barn and the smell of warm horses and hay told me I was home." Combining a background in mindfullness and horsemanship, Andrew brings an eye for ease of motion and looks for ways to help both horse and rider find balance. When not working with horses you can find Andrew leading classes or spending time with his co-parented Polo horse Ruby.

Andrew holds the following certifications:

• Registered Yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching time,

• A Certified Equine Massage Practitioner

• Certified by both BEMER and the Association of PEMF Professionals, Andrew has delivered over 3500 sessions to horses.



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