We are very happy to have Carolyn Aarup of Dakota Winds Farm Miniature Horses as our clinician this year. Many of us are familiar with her Facebook pages and enjoy her positive messages as well as following the progress of the minis and ponies she trains.
Carolyn has been involved with horses for over 45 years starting with 4H, Canadian Pony Club, Trillium Hunter Jumper Circuit, Eventing and most recently driving. She is currently driving singles and a pair of VSEs (Registered AMHR Miniature horses bred and trained by her) as well as a single 11hh small pony (Registered Section A Welsh Pony also trained by her).
She has specialized in breeding, promoting, and training Miniature Horses since 2001. She trains Miniature horses and small ponies in all disciplines: halter, performance – obstacle, jumping, and driving including show ring, pleasure driving and Combined Driving Events. She has trained and showed a number of Miniature Horses to halter and driving AMHR National All Stars, AMHR Canadian All Stars & AMHR Hall of Fame (HOF) status as well as National Top Ten placings at AMHR Nationals in Tulsa Oklahoma.
Carolyn has shown in Canada and the USA at local fairs, MHCO Club shows, AMHA Sanctioned Shows, AMHR Sanctioned Shows, AMHR Nationals as well as Combined Driving Events at Bromont and Becancour in Quebec; Metamora and Saratoga in New York, and Pleasure Driving Shows at Walnut Hill in New York and the Great Lakes Carriage Classic in Ontario.
She has been the clinician at a number of clinics for different organizations: Tri County Carriage Association, Miniature Horse Club of Ontario, Manitoba Miniature Horse Club, and the Haliburton County Horseman Association as well as various private groups.
Carolyn is currently serving on the American Driving Society Pleasure Driving Committee as their VSE (Very Small Equine) rep member which involves writing articles of interest and education for their publications “The Whip” and “The Wheelhorse” and for their website: www.americandrivingsociety.com.
She trains 1-2 client horses each month during April-September every year as well as offer lessons for horses and humans (individual and group) and clinics.
With her vast experience in training and driving, she has much to share with participants!
Carolyn is a very popular clinician, so we are expecting spots to fill up quick. Get your registration forms in!