According to Garry L. Mathes, Chair of the 2016 Missouri Livestock Symposium, Winters has been a staple in the world of horse teaching and training. For nearly three decades Richard has dedicated himself to honing his horsemanship skills and to passing this knowledge onto others. His vast experience includes starting literally hundreds of horses that have gone on to almost every equine discipline imaginable.
Richard Winters’ horsemanship journey has earned him prestigious honors such as a past Rode to the Horse winner, National Reined Cow Horse Association world champion, and NRCHA Hackamore Circuit Champion. Richard’s mission has been to change people’s lives through his weekly television show on RFD-TV, “Winters Horsemanship”, as well as instruction of clinics and special appearances. More than just a clinician who talks about horsemanship, Richard Winters is a true horseman whose clinics and seminars are born out of real world experiences working with and learning from horses.
Winters will give three talks at this year’s Symposium, which is free and open to the public. Richard’s talks will be on “Understanding Equine Psychology—What Trigger Never Told You,” “How to Buy a Horse-Buyer Beware!” and “The Revolution of Horsemanship.”
Also speaking in the Horse Section this year will be Kim Lindsey, AQHA’s new Director of Ranching. Kim is responsible for developing new programs and educating American Quarter Horse owners about the ranching division of the Association. Lindsey’s resume boasts a more than 20-year career in ranch management and an AQHA record of competing in Versatility Ranch Horse and ranch pleasure classes. Lindsey’s talks on Saturday will be “Opportunities with AQHA Ranch Programs” and “How to Prepare Your Horse for AQHA Ranch Classes.”
Another exciting addition to the lineup will be Martin Bergin, Overland, MO. Martin is a nationally known cowboy poet and historian. Martin is known all over the country for his working saddles and associated horse gear. Martin will demonstrate and talk on proper tack care.
The Missouri Livestock Symposium opens its doors at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Hours for Saturday, December 3 are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Symposium includes a large agriculture-related trade show along with a classic tractor contest and display. There is a free beef dinner at 6:00 p.m. Friday night and a free Governor’s Style Luncheon on noon Saturday, coordinated by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and co-sponsored by many of Missouri’s outstanding commodity groups and associations.
In addition to all of the educational speakers on Saturday, the Friday evening program will headline Dr. Scott Brown. Dr. Brown is a nationally known agricultural economist with the University of Missouri and will provide the keynote address “The Financial Challenges and Opportunities Facing Missouri Agriculture.”
For additional program details go to missourilivestock.com or call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625, or email Zac Erwin at email@example.com (and put MLS in the subject line).
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