~ 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 in cutting/herdwork, boxing/fence, reining, and/or ranch cutting.
Cutters may choose to stay in the cutting pen with Barb for the weekend if they so choose.

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 & AQHA 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.  

The Crist Ranch
across for the SYV Equestrian Center’s upper arena)
Santa Ynez, CA
Fri - Sun, April 8 - 10, 2022

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:  


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

Friday, April 8, 2022

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

You will understand key fundamentals for showing in boxing, herdwork, reining, and fence work... and then efficiently practice them in your riding.


Mental Skills: for confidence, focus, calmness

Judge's perspective: What the judge looks for

Showmanship: Presenting a beautiful picture in the arena

Saturday and Sunday

April 9 - 10, 2022

~ Saturday Morning ~ 

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

~ Saturday Afternoon and Sunday 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.  

~ Sunday Afternoon ~ 

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


Friday Workshop and Workbook

Saturday and Sunday All-Day Showing and Riding Sessions

Lunches and Dinners 


Feed for your horse(s).  

Lodging at local hotels ... or ... An RV Park is in Buellton (see below)


$150 per day ... $295 for all 3 days
Includes Dinner on Friday and Lunch and Dinner on Sat. and Lunch on Sun.


You ride and show in Reined Cow, Cutting, Stock or Ranch Cutting Events.  

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

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 an above discipline. Your horse does not have to be finished. If you aren't sure, feel free to ask. 


"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, Thursday pm or Friday am

April 8, 2022

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 on the ranch 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 

Sat. and Sun., April 9 & 10

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 Sunday by 4:00 PM


There are NO RV and LQ hookups available.

There is an RV Park in Buellton with full hookups.

  • Avenue of the Flags RV Park - 180 Ave of Flags, Buellton - (805) 688-3716


There are many local hotels with varying price points. Here are a few:

  • Svendgaard Danish Lodge - 1711 Mission Solvang - $162*/2 people - 805-688-3277
  • Solvang Inn and Cottages - 1518 Mission, Solvang - $180*/2 people - 805-688-4702
  • Sideways - 114 E Hwy 246 Buellton - $209* pets ok - 805-688-8448
  • *Prices subject to change.  


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.  


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.    


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


This clinic is dependent on cattle availability. At this time, we fully expect to have the clinic.

First Time BeUnstoppable Clinic Rider
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Classroom Workshop ONLY

Your fee includes the Workshop on Saturday, lunch, and dinner.

Audit the Full Clinic
(All 3 days)

Limited spectator spots are available.
Fee includes all sessions and meals.

CANCELLATION POLICY - important information
If you cancel, the amount paid to date will be refunded only if we can fill your spot. "Fill your spot" will be determined after the event is over (due to unpredictable last-minute cancellations). If your payment is not refunded, you may apply that amount to a future BeUnstoppable event within one year.


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 Flag is Up Farm.

THANK YOU, Barbra and Sandy