Missouri Quarter Horse Association Comes to William Woods

A
cooperative clinic between the Missouri Quarter Horse Association and William
Woods University’s Western Club will be held at William Woods University
Saturday, Feb. 9. The clinic will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the UPHA
indoor arena.

Free
and open to the public, the clinic will feature two sections and two highly
qualified clinicians.
 
Kendra
Weis, WWU alumna, will instruct the “Basics of Trail” section. Weis’ experience
includes multiple AQHA World and Congress Championships. She also is an
AQHA/NSBA judge and an AQHA Professional Horseman.
 
Michelle
Forness will instruct the “Performing the Horsemanship Pattern” section.
Forness is the 2013 president of MOQHA, AQHA National Director, AQHA Congress
Versatility Champion, 2013 Congress Reserve Amateur Showmanship Champion and
has won multiple top five Congress and World Championships.
 
WWU
Western Club members will participate in the clinic as demo riders and hosts
for the incoming auditors. Those riding in the clinic will be on
university-owned Western horses. Club members will also help with setting up
and breaking down trail courses as needed throughout the clinic.
 
Jennie
Petterson, Western instructor and division chair of equestrian studies, is
pleased to have such qualified clinicians coming to WWU.
 
“I
am excited to be joining forces with the Missouri Quarter Horse Association
again this year. The clinic offers a look at what it takes to present a show
horse in both trail and horsemanship classes, and I am thrilled to have two
highly competitive and knowledgeable clinicians leading the event.”

CUTLINES:
Kenda Weis & Rachael Tearney
Michelle Forness