April 8-10th, 2022

Mary Jane Brown

Masters of Competitive Mountain Trail


Mary Jane Brown


Mary Jane has been teaching horsemanship for over 40 years. Lovingly referred to by her students as the “herd boss,” her goal for each clinic/lesson is to help people improve their horsemanship. Simple as that.

If you ask her, she’ll just say she’s an old cowgirl, but her vast experience makes her an expert when it comes to horses. Born into a family horse packing operation located in the second deepest canyon in the US on the mighty Salmon River, Mary Jane learned from the start to negotiate difficult trails and handle horses in places most riders never dare to try. In her early teens, she was recruited to train at a private boarding school in California specializing in English riding. She expanded her horizons by showing and riding hunters and jumpers at International events. Upon returning to Idaho with an even greater thirst for knowledge she pursued lessons and showed opportunities in reining, pleasure, trail and ranch versatility. Her high school rodeo career included breakaway roping, barrels, poles, team roping, and cutting. Her next stop was apprenticing with NRCHA World Champion Trainer and Hall of Fame recipient, Doug Williamson, riding and working with World and Reserve World Champion horses. She went on to breed and train great performance horses on her own while raising two talented riders who have excelled in the horse world. Her ranch is Two Tru Quarter Horses (www.twotruqh.com) Once her kids set off on their own, Mary Jane wanted to give back and share her joy for competition, horses, and people, by giving lessons and clinics.

From Mountain Trail Competitions to Ranch Horse Versatility events, she has a wealth of information to share. She has an encouraging and direct approach to horsemanship first. Mary Jane judges and teaches at some of the premier northwest venues and events including, but not limited to Bonina, Maxson-Box Stable, B-C Mello Arena, Eastern Slope Ranch, Equine Mania, W Bar M Ranch, Oregon Reined Cow Horse Association, the National Mountain Trail Championships at Oregon Horse Center and more!

She has coached several students to national titles, as well as helped first-timers get started. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, you can be sure that Mary Jane will take the time to help you and your horse get better and have fun doing it!

Our office hours are:
Mon & Wed - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


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COVID-19 Precautions

The Idaho Horse Council and the Ford Idaho Center Horse Park will be implementing the following COVID-19 protocols for the Idaho Horse Expo, April 8-10, 2022.
  1. Signage and posting of COVID-19 alerts.
  2. Masks recommended and social distancing encouraged.
  3. Two (2) hand sanitizer stations will be available (1 at front door and 1 at back door).
  4. Hand sanitizer is to be available at all exhibitor/vendor booths.
  5. Cloth drapes will be installed between exhibitor/vendor booths.
  6. IHC and Idaho Horse Park staff are to wear gloves and masks when collecting tickets and handling cash.
  7. Idaho Horse Park bathrooms will have every other stall closed.
  8. Seating in bleachers will be spaced for social distancing.
  9. Social distancing at outdoor venue sites is recommended and encouraged.
  10. The location/room for seminars has been relocated to allow for social distancing and ventilation.