Featured Clinicians & Performers
NRCHA Hall of Fame
Idaho Horse Expo is pleased to announce NRCHA Hall of Fame Trainer Les Vogt will be one of our featured clinicians for 2019! With over 55 years of accomplishments and experience as a Master of Educational Horsemanship and a Western Equine Technician, Les has held clinics all over the world from South America to Australia!
- NRCHA Hall of Fame Inductee
- NRCHA Hall of Fame Trainer - 3x Inductee
- Bit and Spur Maker
- Published Author - Books, Text Books & Magazines
- Western Horseman Legend in Legends Book
- Horse and Rider Magazine "All Time Greatest"
Butch Mowdy is the heart of Equine
Kindergarten which is located in Emmett Idaho. The teachings are based around
the principles of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance as Butch understand them. We teach
horses how to learn, soft quiet and relaxed, no sense of urgency.
Butch feels that these baby horses can do
some incredible things after they find out we will wait for them. We are trying
to make saddle horses, so everything he does on the ground can be copied
sitting on their back. We fix a lot of troubled horses with these same
Idaho Horse Expo is excited to bring his
teachings to our great event. You won’t want to miss his "baby"
classes throughout the weekend.
USDF Gold Medalist
Nadine Schwartsman is an international Grand Prix Dressage rider and trainer. Originally from Germany where she received her superb dressage education following the classical German principles, she moved to the United States in 2008 and obtained her US citizenship in 2015.
A USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, Nadine owns and operates her own world class show stable Les Bois Dressage, LLC in Eagle, ID where she lives with husband Roman and son Nikolai.
Nadine raises and trains US-bred horses into happy and healthy internationally competitive High Performance athletes. She hopes to represent the United States in Olympic and World Equestrian Games in the future.
New Generation Trainer
Shelby Rosholt is a new generation trainer with a heart for all horses and special fondness for the Mustang breed. Her desire is to make a difference in the life of the horse and improve the horsemanship and the relationship with the horse for her clients.
She grew up riding a difficult first horse that most would have labeled a “problem horse”. At the age of 9, Rosholt attended her first horsemanship clinic and has continued to gain knowledge over the years from many great horsemen and women, attending clinics and interning. Most teaching the ways and techniques like that of the great horseman, Ray Hunt. The skills and understanding of the horse that she gained from attending clinics launched her knowledge base far beyond her peers.
In her early years, she participated in 4H showing horses in all riding disciplines and continued through High School. Rosholt started putting her training skills to use gentling mustangs in the Teens and Oregon Mustangs Program at the age of 13. Once she turned 18, she moved onto the Adult Extreme Mustang Makeovers, and placed in the top five three out of four times. She also received the Champion Young Gun Award twice. Shelby continues to show horses in all disciples and at all levels.
The Rhinestone Roper
Dan Mink and his wife Nat'aani and their horse Lucky Joe have been amazing audiences across the USA. They even competed on America's Got Talent making it into the Semi-Finals with their Knife Throwing, Sharp Shooting and comedic act with Lucky Joe!
The Rhinestone Roper and Lucky Joe are sure to put on an amazing show during our evening performances and during the day Dan will feature his Mechanical Roping Horse and Calf in the Kids Corral where you will be able to try your hand at roping. Dan will also be doing Trick Roping and have his rope making display young and old will get to see how ropes are made!
Don't miss this chance to meet Dan, Nat'aani and Lucky Joe!
Morgan Wagner and her horse
Endo the Blind Horse are known throughout the world for their amazing relationship
that enables the pair to exceed the preconceived limitations of blind horses.
Endo had to have his eyes removed due to pain and blindness from the disease equine recurrent uveitis. Endo learned to use his other senses to navigate his new dark world with the help and guidance from his loving owner, Morgan.
The pair now competes at masters level in working equitation and give demonstrations all over the US and Canada. Liberty work is also a favorite with only Morgans voice to keep the connection between them without the need of ropes and reins. Many amazing pictures and videos are available online of the two displaying their love and adventures.
They are traveling from Eugene, OR to the Idaho Horse Expo for the first time. The pair will have daily displays showing their ability to navigate obstacles such as jumps and liberty work showing their bond. They are also happy to visit with guest throughout the day in between show times.