Texas Trail Clinic with Michael Damianos

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Texas Trail Clinic

 with Michael Damianos



August 17-18, 2013

                                           With Michael Damianos 

Multi National Champion Trail Horse Trainer, National and International Judge,      and outstanding coach and instructor for all levels of riders. 

Sponsored by Karma Arabians and held at Toskhara Arabians 

                                 7429 Grubbs Road, Aubrey, Texas 

                            ONE RIDING SLOT IS STILL AVAILABLE 

Unlimited Auditor slots are available 

Any profit will be donated to the Horsemans Distress fund 

   Please notify Karlan Downing at 254-652-1696 or Ray Lemaster at 254-

   709-7791 by August 15th  if you plan to attend so food can be provided. 

                     e-mail Karlansregion9@aol.com for any questions 

     This clinic is designed to help you improve your trail class skills whether         

     you are competing at National Level competitions or just thinking about

     entering the class at your local schooling show.  You will learn the rules

     and better understand the scoring system, as well as learning to

     maneuver effectively through a trail course.  If you are a Judge you will

     be better able to score the classes and the clinic will make you more

     comfortable with your understanding of the intricacies of a working

     trail horse.


Sat 8/17/13

7-8 AM Continental breakfast  

8-12:30  introduction, walking a course, and riders will individually work the course with one on one instruction from Michael. 

12:30-1:30 Lunch provided for riders and Auditors

 1:30- 6PM walking second course and individual work.  

Sunday 8/18/13

7-8 AM Continental breakfast 

8-12:30 course walk and individual instruction for riders. 

12:30 lunch and discussion, Q&A session and windup of clinic. 


Please bring your own chairs as seating is very limited.  Water, cold drinks, and coffee will be provided to all persons present. 


Riders $300 which included Breakfast and lunches, clinic materials and handouts, and stabling on Fri and Sat night in box stalls with bedding and hay provided.  Each rider will also have the ability to bring one auditor.  Riders are limited to 15 so that everyone gets personal attention from Michael. 

Auditors $50  includes breakfast and lunches and copies of courses and scoring instructions. 

Any AHA Judge auditing will receive a discount to $25, and any Trainer with a client riding will receive a free auditing package. 

MOTELS IN DENTON-about 20 minutes from the clinic 

I checked rates on motels on I 35 as it goes N of Denton at the 380 Exit

Be sure to tell them you are with the Trail Horse Clinic and these were the rates quoted to me.

Recommended are:

Best Western single or double $83.25

Days Inn single $49.99, double $59.99

Fairfield Inn  2 beds- $99, suite $109

Holiday Inn Express King $99.99 2 Queens $109.99

La Quinta single or double $89

Motel 6  single $43.99, Double $49.99( newly re done- but obviously a budget motel- clean)  

Howard Johnson- non smoking rooms smelled like SMOKE to me! 

Another hotel that is south of these, but still close is:

Quality Inn and Suites $64-69

 1500 Dallas Drive, Denton, TX, US, 76205 (this is where I am staying)

You may want to check Expedia.com or Hotels.com to see if they have any discounted rooms.