Four current training horses and one former training horse with their owners had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Minnesota Horse Expo. The Western Dressage Association and the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association requested riders working with Mel because the horses had a reputation for being well mannered, prepared, and consistent.
Owners Lori Jarvinen and Donna Anderson were asked to participate with their horses Rapha and TJ as demonstration riders for the nationally renown Jec Aristotle Ballou as part of the Minnesota Western Dressage Association.
Owners Greta Schramm and Wanda Walsh were asked to participate with their horses Georgia and Joe. They represented the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association in the parade of breeds and the daily breed demonstrations. Paul Austin graciously helped SunRunner Ranch. He rode Joe and Cisco for several presentations with Mel most often aboard Cisco, a foundation quarter horse owned by Mike & Pat McGowan of WI. Mel and their son Thad started Cisco under saddle nearly 10 years ago.
We had a wonderful time at the 2015 MN Horse Expo & hope to return to represent both organizations in the future!