Silverhorne Sporthorse LLC & Mastery Horsemanship Welcome you to Clinic I

Get Ready for Competition


Friday Evening: 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Refreshments and Introduction to Your Hosts and Clinicians
Introduction to Demonstration Horses

  • Set up for training and competition success
  • The B’s – boundaries, bravery, bonding, basics-skill development
  • Get on the ground what you hope to get in the saddle
  • Mindset on training (you) to bonding (your horse) ratio
  • Skill development-tools of our trade
  • Permission to slow down — break it down for the horse & make him right
  • Standing vs. trotting — why speed comes later

Saturday: 9:00AM – 3:00PM

8:30 AM
Welcome for strong coffee and pastries

Saturday 9:00AM – Jumping Arena
Shade, seating & H20 provided
Session I – Energy Control & Respect: How to progress with a horse at his present level, hip and shoulder control and Why it’s Important
Introduction to Demonstration Horse[one-half-first]

  • The Bs – check in
  • Get it on the ground first
  • Energy Control

[/one-half-first][one-half]UNDER SADDLE

  • Check in
  • Get it under saddle next
  • Directional Management, suppleness, aids
  • Standing vs. trotting — why speed comes later


Invitation for Hands On Time

Saturday 10:00AM – Jumping Arena
Session II – Energy Control and Confidence Building, Adjustability; Opening and Closing Stride W & T, Suppleness; Bending and Lateral; Relaxed Flatwork and Jumping over Singles; Patterns

Introduction to Demonstration Horses


  • The Bs
  • Expectations
  • Smooth Transitions
  • Follow the Feel
  • Energy Control at the walk & trot
  • The canter – Proper balance, bending

[/one-half-first][one-half]UNDER SADDLE

  • Expectations
  • Smooth transitions
  • Continue with follow the feel
  • Energy control at the walk & trot off the seat, core and leg
  • The canter under saddle, bending and steering


Invitation for Hands On Time

Saturday 11:00AM – Jumping Arena
Session III

Introduction to Demonstration Horses


  • Relaxation and suppleness
  • Self-carriage and how to build it
  • Energy control with relaxation

[/one-half-first][one-half]UNDER SADDLE

  • Adjustability-opening/closing the stride walk & trot
  • Suppleness; bending, soft lateral, prep for leads
  • Relaxation over jumps

Invitation for Hands On Time

Saturday 12:30PM – 1:30PM to whenever
Lunch and Discussion Time

Sunday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Sunday 9:00AM – 1:00PM – Jumping Arena
The Greenies
Introduction to Demonstration Horse

How much can we do on the ground with our babies?  This and other elements of group prep for your enjoyment. Ground work, prepare for bareback pad, use of tools
Colt Starting the 4- 5 year olds with Kelly and Rachel
Don with yearling filly and two year old gelding


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Our Clinicians


Don Jessop’s two decades of honing horse development skills make him a very relatable clinician. His skills a a colt starter, horse development specialist, and teacher, will move and inspire you. Audit one session with Don to forever change your perspective on how to get your horse into a learning frame of mind, build respect and tune up your equine partner for competition. He understands how to get human and horse to communicate fairly with his friendly manner and style. Don trains in the style of Ray Hunt and the Dorrance brothers, with a deep understanding of why our horses react and respond the way they do. Don is co-owner of Mastery Horsemanship, the author of Leadership and Horses, and has colt-started for Silverhorne Sporthorse since since 2003.


Rachel Jessop embodies what we equine professionals aspire to: competitor, horse developer, teacher and friend of the horse or human she’s called to help. A former eventer from New Zealand, her technical ability is exceeded only by her own colt starting and horse development prowess. Rachel’s ability to analyze horse behavior coupled with how to address the horse at his level, while striving for excellence in communication and relaxation, helps competitors achieve peak competition-ready performance. She is one of the most talented clinicians in the industry today. Rachel is co-owner of Mastery Horsemanship, competes in jumping and dressage and has been training for over 20 years.


Kelly Taylor’s life-long passion for developing lasting equine partnerships, coupled with a finely honed ability to develop an educated horse and an unwavering loyalty to the mind and physical welfare of the horse, all work together to help her create prepared and confident competition partners. Her pleasant, straight ahead manner makes her comments as a clinician on horse development methods relatable to her peers and clients. She is Silverhorne’s head rider and has moved into the ranks of horse development specialist, competing on the A circuit in California. Kelly has shown horses over fences since 1997.