Trainers & Clinicians
Below is a list of our featured National accredited clinicians who are endorsing Cinch RSNC and offering their support. Please feel free to contact them with any of your training or clinic needs as it relates to their specialized equine discipline.
Van Hargis has been called one of today’s most versatile horsemen, a designation that reflects a lifetime devoted to learning-and communicating-the elements of superior horsemanship as applied in a variety of disciplines.
Mark trains horses starting at the foundational fundamentals all the way to a finished performance horse ready for competition. He focuses on softness, willingness, and body control in every horse - so that the horse has the knowledge and ability to perform to it's highest potential. He specializes in training Performance Ranch Horses and believes in keeping horsemanship priority while competing in the sorting pen.
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L & S Horse Company is owned and operated by Leah Hochhalter. She is located in Healdton, Oklahoma. Leah rides, trains, and sells quality horses, with the main focus on AQHA cow horse bloodlines for ranch sorting, team penning, cutting, reining, cow horse, trail riding, and ranch versatility. She combines natural horsemanship methods with performance training to make an all around horse that you will enjoy whether you compete or ride for pleasure. She has an AAS in Equine Studies, and is also a certified Equine Massage Therapist. She is a Multiple Time State Champion in RSNC Ranch Sorting, NRHA Money Earner, and has won many Year End and Show High Points and All Around Titles in Ranch Sorting, Oklahoma Stock Horse Association Shows, AQHA Shows, and Open Shows. She has competed and taught lessons most of her life. She has started colts, trained show horses, and judged and coached youth and amateur competitors.
Mantz Creek ran through the cow/calf outfit of Kevin Meyer’s childhood home, flowing right in front of the house and down through the corral. It was at this creek that he grew and developed his principals to live by, which remain with him today: At the end of the day the only person you have to answer to is yourself; hard work is the most rewarding; caring for land and livestock is the best way to make a living; being a good neighbor is always important; never take for granted the quiet wonder of the world.
Kerry's new weekly TV series, Ridin' Horses with Kerry Kuhn, began airing in January 2013. This TV series has been a dream of Kerry's for a long time, and he is very excited to have this opportunity to share what he has learned about horses. "I have spent my whole life working with horses. As I look back on all the horses I have ridden since I was a kid, each one was a stepping stone for me. I'm sure I messed more of them up in the beginning then I helped, but they all helped me see more of what I was missing. This TV series is a wonderful tool for me to share what I have learned over the years, and help people see that horsemanship can be as easy as you let it be."
Ken creates a unique environment where each horse is trained using gentle methods and the rider is coached to become their personal best. Ken's faith in Christ, along with his commitment to strong family values and patriotism, help make him the kind of speaker/trainer people enjoy.
Thirteen years ago John developed his certified trainer program that has graduated almost 300 trainers. This program had grown to be one of the top programs in the country for producing great clinicians, trainers and teachers. Today, this training program is taught by one of the top trainers in the world, John’s son, Josh Lyons
Cord McCoy is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University ('03) were he was a standout bull rider, saddle bronc rider and bareback rider for the "Bulldog" rodeo team. Cord turned pro in 2001 and has been a PBR member since 2004. However, this PBR fan favorite may be most recognized away from the riding arena as he and his brother, Jet, teamed up for a second place finish in season 16 of the CBS reality series "The Amazing Race," and most recently a fifth place finish in season 18. Over 10 Million households tuned in for the finale of season 16. Cord currently lives in Ada, OK with his wife Sara.
Cord is excited to take viewers on his ride. Whether you enjoy the thrill of top-level competition or just appreciate the history of the western lifestyle and the American Cowboy, you are sure to enjoy the fun, informative, action-packed TV show "The Ride with Cord McCoy."
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Clay West Quarter Horses, located in Bells, Texas specializes in cutting, sorting, and working cow horses. Clay has been starting colts, training, and showing horses for over 20 years. His love of horses and competition began at an early age. A member of AQHA, NCHA, NRCHA, APHA, he is an AQHA, USTPA, and RSNC card holding judge. He also has exhibited and trained multiple World, National, and Stock Show Finalists and Winners.
Charles is the creator of Ultimate Foundation Training, an equine training technique that combines the best of traditional, classical, and natural horsemanship into a methodology that is applicable to every riding discipline. He believes that “It’s Never, Ever the Horse’s Fault” and his training methods reflect that motto.
I named my horsemanship program Willfully Guided with the intention of helping people become capable in their relationship with horses, to encourage deliberate purpose and direction in horse training. Along the way I realized that the horse/human relationship holds so much humanity. Uncovering that has truly helped me become more capable in all relationships, horses and human alike. The same principles of Willfully Guided apply in the rest of human life. Welcome, friends, to Willfully Guided: The Journey.
Al Dunning’s past seminars and clinics include John Lyons Equess America, Kansas Equifeast, Ohio Equine Affair, All American Quarter Horse Congress, American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show, Craig Cameron’s Top Gun Clinic, Equitana, Equitana Sydney, and others.
Clinics have been hosted worldwide, including Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, California, Montana, Argentina, Canada, Germany, and Australia.