Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM CST

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Sundance Ranch Company, LLC 
3339 Morris Ranch Road
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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Shannon Pigott, CVPM 
Sundance Ranch Company, LLC 

Shannon Pigott's Downunder Horsemanship Get In The Showpen Weekend 

Excellent opportunity to jumstart your 2021 horsemanship dreams. Learn from Shannon Pigott, certified Clinton Anderson Method Ambassador, NCHA, NRCHA, Stock of Horse of Texas and AQHA money earner/award winner.

  • The program will start promptly at 12:00pm Friday afternoon (December 3rd.)  Plan to be at the ranch no later than 10:30am so that you can get settled in with your horse.
  • Friday afternoon will be a classroom session followed by an afternoon warm-up ride. The program will end Sunday at 3:00pm.
  • Please dress in casual attire! Jeans, comfortable shirts/blouses plus boots are required. 
  • The facility has an air conditioned meeting room, covered arena and an outdoor arena to accommodate variations in weather. 
  • Bring with you an 'open-mind' and overall attitude of openness to learn from each other and from the horses. 
  • This is not a 'learn the Fundamentals of the Method' weekend. If you need help learning the Method Shannon can help you find another clinic or Ambassador to help your learn the Method before this event. 
  • Limited to 8 Riders in the clinic
  • One pre-bedded stall is included in your registration fee. If you need or want an LQ hook-up, please contact Shannon. There are a limited number available at the ranch. Nearby there are wonderful B&Bs available, too.
  • Spectators and guests are welcome to attend. Please register as a spectator on the registration page. 

During the weekend, Shannon will teach and coach you on the AQHA VRH/Stock Horse classes to include Ranch Trail, Ranch Riding, Ranch Reining, Ranch Cow Work including

  • The rules & regulations
  • The mandatory maneuvers for Ranch Trail/Ranch Riding/Ranch Reining
  • Cattle work for Amateur competitors
  • Class divisions

You will learn how to incorporate exercises at all levels of the Method (Fundamentals, Intermediate, Advanced, plus others) to include -
  • Walking, trotting and loping over logs as required in all VRH classes
  • Sidepassing objects for judge's credit
  • How to properly open a gate during competitions
  • How to earn credit walking over a bridge
  • How to drag an object on your horse
  • The secrets for backing through obstacles
  • How to teach your horse to smoothly and effortlessly transition between gaits.
  • Which Method exercises to incorporate to build a spin in your horse
  • Which Method exerices work to prepare for and execute a lead change ( if you aren't ready to change leads on your horse, no problem. This segment will help you prepare)
  • Method exercises build a sliding stop in your horse and how to teach a cow working stop.
  • And, much more..

Fee for Riders - $650 (Price incudes one pre-bedded stall for 2 nights and dinner one evening). Spectators can join for $150 for the weekend, dinner included one evening. 

Shannon highly recommends you be a Premium Member of Downunder Horsemanship's digital Content through the Downunder Horsemanship APP. With 'The Mobile Method' we'll be able to talk about exercises and you can watch those exercises before each riding segment during the clinic. Please follow this link to enroll _HERE. It's a must have!

A note from Shannon - 

I really hope you'll join me for a few days this December. Showing has meant to much to me personally. Even though I don't consider myself competitive with other people, I do want to improve each and every ride and there isn't a better way to measure success other than in the show pen.

Personally, I have enjoyed showing my Method trained horses over the years. It's a great way to set specific, measurable goals so that my relationship with my horse grows over time. In the beginning, I felt anxious about showing. Mostly wondering what other people might think about my riding abilities or my horse. As time has gone by, I've realized the purpose of showing is to give me AND my horse a common goal. Goals we can work toward and celebrate when we acheive. The Method is the foundation on which to build a base of knowledge and abilities. Show those in the showpen is culmination of all the hard work at home. A way to measure up. It's the rough patches in training, the wonderous days of practice success and the ultimate blue ribbon/buckle that helps me know I'm going in the right direction. 

I'd love to help you with your Method Trained horse.



Questions? Call or text me (Shannon) directly at 210-412-5067. 
For more information about the ranch, please visit www.sundancehorses.com
For more information on Shannon's VRH coaching pleaes visit www.mycowhorse.com for details.