April 28, 29, 30 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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2017 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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Jennifer Willey
Certified Horsemanship Assoc.

Congratulations! You’ve Got a Horse Crazy Kid!

Friday, April 28

Cattle Barn Speaker Area

Saturday, April 29

Cattle Barn Speaker Area

Sunday, April 30

Cattle Barn Speaker Area

Some kids ask for puppies, if yours is asking for a horse or a pony, this the session for you!  There are many options out there for adding horses as an activity and sometimes finding the right opportunity can be difficult.  Topics to be covered include how to determine when a young person is ready to begin riding, a talk about styles, the different levels of commitment and participation, why you don’t have to break the bank, what’s available in Minnesota and how to get the best experiences for yourself and your family.

Horsemanship Safety

Friday, April 28
12:00 to 12:55

Cattle Barn Speaker Area

Part of good horsemanship is having a good understanding of safety and the best practices associated when working with horses. Getting hurt can take you out of the saddle for a long time. For the new rider or anyone wanting to brush up on their safety, this talk goes into industry best practices with helpful tips and considerations for your safety and the safety of those around you. Topics covered include groundwork, tack, group riding and much more!

Jennifer Willey has a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing degree from the University of Minnesota, Curtis L. Carlson School of Management and is a certified Master Instructor and Clinic Instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association.  Visit with Jennifer before or after her talk at Booth L800 in the Cattle Barn.

Jennifer got her start in horses at a young age taking English riding lessons and going to camp in the summer.
In middle school she began working as barn help in exchange for lessons, over the years this led to exercising horses, trail guiding, catch riding, training and teaching Western and English equitation.  Jennifer has held roles including riding director for a private horse camp, manager for a lesson/training facility, resident trainer/instructor and subject matter expert in publishing, video production and editing.  Jennifer is the Regional Director for the Certified Horsemanship Association.


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