Equestrian icon, Richard Shrake, to conduct clinic at William Woods

Richard Shrake
Richard Shrake

An equine professional for more than 45 years and known as the “Master of Horsemanship,” Richard Shrake will host a clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the UPHA Arena at William Woods University.

Shrake also will judge the Western Club Fun Show for Quarter, Paint, Appaloosa, Arabian, Morgan and Saddlebred horses. The show and a tack consignment sale begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 10.

The Saturday clinic features 50-minute group sessions and is open to all seats and disciplines of riding. The participation/clinic fee is $70 for WWU students and $75 for non-students. Auditing is free for WWU students and $10 for the general public.

The horse show fee is $15 per class or $70 all day, with a $10 office fee for each horse-rider combo.richardwebgallery

Shrake has been an icon as a professional in the horse industry for over 45 years. His lifetime goals have always been to create a balanced, common sense program based on knowledge and wisdom. With clinics and seminars, he teaches riders and their horses to realize their potential. Through his uncomplicated formula for success, the Resistance Free® Riding techniques and programs, he has achieved this goal. He has taught and trained thousands, from beginners, to intermediates to professionals.

The trademark of Resistance-Free training and riding has gotten him four best-seller books and an induction into the Horse Expo Hall of Fame. Between judging 16 World Championship shows, instructing more than 4,000 clinics and producing his own Equine Education DVDs, he has more experience than most in the industry.

For additional information and to register, contact Liz Haben, western clinical instructor, at (573) 592-1102 or liz.haben@williamwoods.edu or see www.williamwoods.edu.