Ryan Thomas Clinic Series - March

We’re excited to announce a clinic series with Ryan Thomas Horsemanship! Ryan is generously donating his time and the proceeds from all four clinics to purchase the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular Year-End Saddle.

Ryan says:

My goal is to create confident, relaxed, responsive horses. This creates longevity in a horse’s career. I want to help people through problems with their horses, especially show horses.

The clinic series is designed to help people effectively practice, school, and show their horses in each discipline. Any level of horse and rider are welcome to join us. The more variety of students we get, the more opportunity we have to study horses and horsemanship.

GSSHA wants help new people feel comfortable at the horse show and I want to help all people advance their horsemanship and showmanship. I invite you to join us the first Saturday of the next four months!

March 2nd Clinic

The first clinic of the series will be held March 2nd in Marsing and will focus on tools and techniques you can use to set up for success in the coming show season. Ryan’s thoughtful, intelligent coaching will help you and your horse both get mentally dialed in to make the most of your partnership in a performance arena.

All levels of riders are welcome! You are not required to attend all four clinics.


Q: My horse is really fat and hairy and I haven’t ridden all winter. Should I get her legged up and just wait for the April clinic?

A: Show shape is not a requirement for attendance! The focus of the first clinic is on setting up for success. Whether you just got back from the World Show and are are dealing with a show smart horse or you haven’t ridden all winter and don’t know if you have back cinch that even fits anymore, this clinic will be a great opportunity to learn ways to get your horse dialed in.

Q: What do you mean by “showmanship”? I compete in the Reined Cowhorse, so I’m not sure that applies to me.

We’re talking about “showmanship” in the sense of how to show your horse, not the AQHA class of the same name. Showmanship is about keeping your horse and yourself relaxed and confident in the show pen. A relaxed horse is appealing to a judge of any discipline! We’ll talk about getting your horse mentally engaged, how to warm up, and more.

Q: Can I audit the clinic?

Yes, of course! You can audit for $20, which includes lunch.

Q: Do I have to come to the entire clinic series?

No. We’d love to have you join us for all them, but it’s not required. We’ll have signup available soon for the later clinics!

Q: The weather is pretty horrible. I don’t really want to stand in the wind and cold and snow. Is it indoors?

Yes! The clinic will be held in the beautiful Open Box W indoor arena!


March 2nd at 9 am


The Open Box W arena located at 8294 Highway 78, Marsing, ID.


$100 per session
(plus $50 cattle fee for May and June)
Includes lunch!

Sign up

Sign up to participate with our handy online form! Sign up for each session is separate. Limited to 12 riders.