~ with Sandy Collier & Barbra Schulte


Join Sandy Collier & Barb Schulte and Learn What It Takes for YOU & YOUR HORSE to be SUCCESSFUL in the Show Pen during an all NEW clinic experience... show - work on skills - plan for success!  

Show twice in cutting/herdwork, boxing/fence and reining. Establish a base line for yourself and your horse. Build your skills according to your own scorecard. Cutters may choose to stay in the cutting pen for the weekend if they like.

Discover details that make the difference from the judge's point of view in presenting a winning run. Sandy is an esteemed judge in major NRCHA events.  

Overcome nerves. Learn and practice the mental skills of world-class competitors. 

Focus. Execute a showing plan that presents the best of you & your horse in the pen. 

Design a plan for both you and your horse to continue moving forward after the clinic to keep improving your showmanship.  

Brasada Guest Ranch Powell Butte, OR Tue - Thurs, Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2020  

During this 3-Day Clinic, You will:

Discover the mental skills of calmness, focus and confidence necessary to consistently ride at your personal best.  

  • Take control of your nerves. 
  • Consistently perform at the top of your abilities in the show pen.  
  • Plan your rides and integrate new mental tools into each piece of your ride.  
  • Be comfortable and focused in front of others.
  • Develop showmanship.  


Increase your ability to work and control cattle in cutting or reined cow horse events. 

  • Learn how to read cattle.
  • Learn how to rate cattle.
  • Learn how to describe cattle.  
  • Learn how to position your horse for the cut.  
  • Learn how to drive out.
  • Learn how to work a cow correctly and accurately. 
  • Learn how to control a cow. 

Focus on the skills YOU want to learn at this time in your riding journey:  

Choose a Cutting Track or a Reined Cow Horse Track. You Decide.  

  • If you choose a cutting track you will work with Barb primarily, and you will also learn to better guide and collect your horse with Sandy.  
  • If you choose a reined cow horse track, you will work primarily with Sandy, and you will also work with Barb on the form of a cow turn, control of a cow and getting a cow cut.

If you cut you will ...  

  • Improve your seat, balance and cueing.  
  • Use your feet more effectively.
  • Discover how to build a run instead of surviving it.  
  • Design a herdwork plan to be focused, calm and ready prior to your run. 
  • Make beautiful cuts.  
  • Improve your accuracy for working a cow.  

If you box, box-drive-box, or go down the fence ...  

  • Discover how to box a cow with effective angles, accuracy and control.  
  • If you box-drive-box, learn how and when to let a cow begin down the fence, rate it accurately and then box it at the other end.  
  • If you go down the fence, learn the secrets for how to time controlling and circling a cow.

If you choose the reined cow horse track, you will also learn reining skills for:

  • Stops  
  • Spins  
  • Lead changes  
  • Circles 
  • Roll backs
  • Transitions  

   


I absolutely LOVED the clinic I attended. You both do an amazing job delivering information to, and dealing with, a group with varied backgrounds and levels of experience and training.  

Things I loved:  

  • Very organized  
  • Both of you are great teachers  
  • Everyone got individual time and information/work delivered at their level
  • A nice facility was chosen/ good cattle  
  • Positive, patient and kind attitude started at the top and the entire group held to this  
  • I felt I had a good value for the money I spent to participate  


Things I didn’t like:  

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Debra Z


"We had our first show after our amazing clinic! We were confident, focused , relaxed and sitting deep! Whoooo! The show was great! I experienced peace, calm and focus for the first time in 5 years! No big nerves, Thanks to the clinic! I was focused on all the great things I learned! Thanks to you both!" ~ DP


"I just returned home from the first show since the clinic and I wanted to share the success story - I rode in one class each of 3 days and got both lead changes all 3 days! ... But I am here before you so very grateful for your time and patience and encouragement and, and, and..... the list goes on ... Cant thank you enough and wanted to share!" ~ SH


Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020 NEW! EXPANDED!  

This classroom session begins at 10:00 AM. It includes a take-home workbook with workshop summaries on all topics.

It is most efficient for your learning to truly understand key fundamentals ... and then you can most efficiently practice them in your riding. 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Mental Skills: for confidence, focus, calmness

Judge's perspective: What the judge looks for

Showmanship: Presenting a beautiful picture in the arena


Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2020

~~~~~~~~~ Wednesday Morning ~~~~~~~~~ 

  • Show in all three events.  
  • Create specifically designed practice sessions to prepare for the next showing round on Thursday. 
  • If you prefer to do only cutting/herdwork, you will not rotate between groups.  

~~~~~~~~~ Wednesday Afternoon and Thursday Morning ~~~~~~~~~  

  • Focus on cow work with Barb ... flag work, making cuts, understanding cow behavior and how to control a cow, studying cattle & working out of the herd and showmanship. 
  • Focus on reined cow horse work and boxing/fence work with Sandy.  

~~~~~~~~~ Thursday Afternoon ~~~~~~~~~ 

  • Show for the second time in all three events.
  • Create a plan to continue developing your showing skills after the clinic.  

YOUR $1,095 CLINIC FEE INCLUDES:  

Tuesday Workshop and Workbook

Wednesday and Thursday All-Day Showing and Riding Sessions

Lunches and Dinners 

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE:  

Stall(s) and shavings for your horse(s) … Stalls: $20/night, Shavings: $10/bag 

You can make stall reservations directly with the facility one month prior to the clinic.  

Feed for your horse(s)

Your lodging is not included in your clinic fee  

Lodging at Brasada Guest Ranch (or wherever you like) ...or ... RV or LQ hookups are available at the horse facility. You will make RV/LQ reservations directly with Kerri Jo Talburt at (541) 980-7911 one month prior to the clinic.  

AUDITORS are WELCOME  

$125 per day ... $295 for all 3 days Includes Dinner on Tuesday and Lunch and Dinner on Wed. and Lunch on Thurs.


THIS SHOWING CLINIC IS FOR YOU IF: 

You ride and show in Cutting, Cow Horse or Ranch Cutting horses.  

You have a trained or very well started reined cow, cutting, or ranch versatility horse.

You love to learn. You love to compete. 

You like to have FUN!

We welcome all skill levels.

This clinic is not for you if your your horse has not had some training in a cattle work discipline. Your horse does not have to be finis

COMMENTS FROM PAST CLINIC PARTICIPANTS 

"Thank you so much for such an awesome clinic. I'm so excited, grateful and happy about what we got done ... I really admire what you can get done with every horse and rider ... and how many approaches you each have for each problem." ~SB

"Wow! The clinic was beyond fabulous!" ~DH  

" ... I have always been fiercely competitive and although that can be a good source of "drive" to work hard and improve, it sometimes got in the way of me enjoying what I was doing - especially when things didn't go well.  

Our conversation about why we ride and what our horses mean to us really helped me step back and realize that I was robbing myself of the blessings and joy that exist in riding when my only goal was to "win" and nothing short of that was acceptable.  

... I have such a different approach to every ride now. I was able to experience TRUE JOY when I showed Zack for the first (and second) time last month because my focus wasn't on the win but on the ride!! And I was able to extend that to each piece of my pattern & cow work. When I looked at my score sheets; I celebrated the pluses and looked at the deductions as areas to focus on for improvement.  

My attitude is so different and I am enjoying it all so much more.  

THANK YOU to both of you Barbra Schulte and Sandy Collier for sharing your wisdom with us and helping us be truly confident cowgirls!!" ~PF

"Sandy and Barbara delivered an intense, interactive event with one’s horse. Their combined knowledge surpassed my expectations for the weekend and I am grateful for the knowledge they shared with us.  

....... Each of them ensured every question was answered and issue addressed. They demonstrated several valuable, new techniques to enhance our riding skills and performance.  

High on the list of enjoyment was the camaraderie we all shared towards our common objective to make improvements where possible and move forward with confidence. As it turns out, so many of us encounter the same joys, fears, doubts, and competitive spirit towards our goals to achieve.  

The initial presentation Barbara guided us through on Friday set the stage for open forum among the participants. There, techniques were explained to honestly self-evaluate one’s attitude, reduce stress and mentally prepare for a positive, successful ride.  

Both Sandy and Barbara transmit a casual, “no problem; let’s do it again” approach to horse training. It removed so much of the mental chaos so many of us struggle with. " ~JI 

"You are both are tremendous clinicians. The knowledge and techniques you presented at the clinic just added countless 'layers' to my learning curve. I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to experience so much enjoyment and extraordinary wisdom." ~BC 

"I just returned home from the first show since the clinic and I wanted to share the success story - I rode in one class each of 3 days and got both lead changes all 3 days! ... But I am here before you so very grateful for your time and patience and encouragement and and and..... the list goes on ... Cant thank you enough and wanted to share!  

The clinic at Hamilton was wonderful and I understand now that the mental skills and scripting are a process and you dont learn overnight, but I was able to actualize some even this first show. We still have a ways to go, but the scores were consistent and competitive .......  

I used the whoa back and tight circle backing up appropriately during my warm up and "Blast" did not dance in the center in anticipation before either of the 3 classes! That alone is huge. Not sure if it was because I wasn't shaking as usual or because of the "training trick" but after the fact, I can say, it feels really really good...  

My words have not expressed the depth of my appreciation for you and for Barb - you two have taken what was rare pessimism and turned it into hope!! Thanks!" ~SH 

"I want to share an experience at my first show after the clinic that demonstrates my improvement with riding/showing. I used Sandy's baseball diamond/steering exercise during my warm-up, did Barb's mental preparation and herdwork. We made good cuts. I could think about the flow of the herd and stayed in good position. As I rode out my first thought was - the clinic really helped me! Spending 3 days working and mentally practicing skills at the clinic singnificantly improved my riding." ~AP 

"I just want to say how much I enjoyed this clinic. I left with such great new information that trickles over into all I do. You two are a dynamic duo of teaching and encouragement." ~MU

Frequently Asked Questions

Arrival, Monday pm or Tuesday am

September 29, 2020

Morning arrival: Please arrive early enough to get your horses settled in and your trailer unhooked, and meet to start the Workshop promptly at 10:00 AM.  

10:00 – 5:00 - Classroom Workshop to cover fundamentals for mental skills, understanding cattle, the judge's perspective, and showmanship. It includes a workbook to take home.  

5:30 - Feed, rest and socialize  

6:30 - Enjoy dinner with everyone 

Daily Riding Schedule 

Wed. and Thurs., Sept 30th and Oct 1st  

8:00 - Meet in the arena to start the day

8:15 - 9:45 - Ride with Sandy or Barb

10:00 - 11:30 - Ride with Sandy or Barb

Noon - Lunch + Q&A

1:00 - 2:45 - Ride with Sandy or Barb

3:00 - 4:45 - Ride with Sandy or Barb

5:30 - 6:30 - Appetizers and social hour

6:30 - Dinner followed by daily debrief & Q&A  

Note: Departure on Thursday by 4:00 PM


RV and LQ HOOKUPS RV or LQ hookups can be booked one month in advance, through Kerri Jo Talburt. Phone her directly at 541- 980-7911 RV spaces and stalls are located in close proximity STALL(S) Stalls are available for $20/night; shavings are $10/bag. Arrangements for stalls are available one month in advance, through Kerri Jo also. Phone her directly at 541- 980-7911.  

BRASADA ROOM RESERVATION INFORMATION  

Website: www.Brasada.com  

Call: 877-771-4239 to make reservations  

Special rates are available until August 29th. 

A king size bed room is $159/night plus tax. If you plan to share your room, please specify your names and that you will be sharing a room. Most of their rooms have a king that splits into 2 twins, but not all of them!  

These are special rates for our event. Ask for the Barbra Schulte/Sandy Collier event to get this rate when you make your reservation.  

Reservations must be made by August 29th to get the special rate.  


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All riding sessions will have a small group of 11 people or fewer. 

Our maximum number of riders will be 22. You will always ride in a small group. 

Registration will be first come first serve when we receive your deposit. We will send an email to you to confirm your spot once we receive your deposit and registration form.  


CANCELLATION POLICY  

COVID-19 UPDATE: We have new date guidelines for Brasada. We will refund your deposit for up to 2 months before the event. Please note the following deposit return date: Deposit refund possible through July 29, 2020. 

Please Note: If you cannot attend, your deposit will be refunded if we can fill your spot. If we cannot fill your spot, you may apply the deposit to one of our future clinics or retreats within 1 year.  

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? 

Please feel free to contact us in the office: 979-277-9344, or you can email us at: BarbandSandy@BeUnstoppable.us  


SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BRASADA SHOWING EXCELLENCE CLINIC NOW

Register Online for the Classroom Workshop by itself, on Tuesday, Sept. 29  

This is a great option if you cannot ride on Wednesday and Thursday.

Your registration for the stand alone Tuesday Workshop includes: Classroom Workshop, take-home workbook, and dinner on Tuesday. Start time is 10:00 AM.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE MENTAL SKILLS STAND-ALONE WORKSHOP

REGISTER FOR THE FULL RIDING CLINIC  

PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASSROOM WORKSHOP ON TUESDAY.  

RIDE FOR 2 FULL DAYS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.  

Includes: Tuesday's Workshop, dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday all-day riding, lunch and dinner, Thursday full-day riding, lunch

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE FULL RIDING CLINIC

YOU CAN AUDIT THE FULL CLINIC (ALL 3 DAYS)  

Includes: Tuesday's Workshop and dinner, Wednesday clinic auditing with lunch and dinner, Thursday clinic auditing with lunch.

IF YOU PREFER TO REGISTER FOR THE FULL CLINIC BY MAIL

Click the button below and then enter your name and email address. We will send an email to you with a registration form. Your spot will be confirmed when we receive your deposit and registration form in the mail. Please notify us that it is on the way.

  If you have more questions, don't hesitate to send an email to us at barbandsandy@beunstoppable.us.  

We will send updates to you as the time for this clinic draws closer. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Brasada Ranch. 

THANK YOU, Barbra and Sandy