Showmanship and Halter Clinic 7th March 2020

Showmanship and Halter Clinic

Join us this year at our Showmanship and Halter Clinic.

The Showmanship part of the clinics will be run by Olivia Lochhead. Olivia was on the 2016 AQHAUK Youth World Cup Team which was coached by world class showmanship coach Charlene Carter. Olivia spent a lot of time throughout her World Cup process learning the ins and outs of the discipline of Showmanship. Since her World Cup experience, Olivia has been coaching Showmanship to many of our clients who are doing very well in the class as well as teaching the discipline to many of our own horses and to those we have in training. She has also assisted Charlene in teaching showmanship when she has been over here for clinics at Sovereign and at clinics with the 2018 Youth World Cup Team. Showmanship has become a discipline which Olivia is very passionate about and one which she thoroughly enjoys teaching and seeing clients do well in and enjoying.

The Halter part of our clinics will be run by David and Sarah Deptford. David and Sarah have been showing in Halter classes with their Stallions and their own bred horses for 30 years, and to great success. They have achieved multiple AQHA UK Championships with many different horses. In 2018 David showed Kryptonite at the AQHA European Championships and went European Champion in the Open Aged Geldings as well as picking up three Gelding Grand Championship titles. His owner, Emma Williams then showed in the Amateur and again went European Champion in Aged Geldings and picked up two Grand Champion titles. In 2015 David showed Blazin Chic Olena in the Aged Stallions Class, Blaze was 14 and took Reserve European Champion. David has also shown appaloosas very successfully in Halter. At the 2009 ApHC European Championships David took the Gold medal and at the 2006 ApHC European Championships David took the Bronze Medal.

The horses which David and Sarah have bred have gone on to do exceptionally well in halter, achieving Halter Register of Merits, Multiple AQHA Superior Halter awards, AQHA UK Supreme Champions, numerous AQHA International High Points, and much more.

The Halter section of the clinic will be split into two parts: the training of the halter horse, how to set up and make the horse look balanced; and then how to prep and fit the horse for halter, Sarah Deptford will run this part and you’ll have the chance to learn how to get your horse looking its very best and which lotions and potions work best to make your horse shine in the show ring like the Sovereign horses.

We of course accept horses in for halter fitting and training with David and Sarah as well as horses for showmanship training with Olivia.

If you are interested in taking part in the Charlene Carter All Around Clinic then why not take part in our Showmanship clinics to refresh your skills and knowledge before riding with Charlene later on in March!

Clinic Times: 10:00 – 15:00 with break for lunch (lunch is provided).

Cost: £75.00 pp

Spectators: £25.00 pp under 16’s £10.00 pp

Open to all levels, any breed welcome..

Showmanship & Halter Clinic 7th March 2020 Booking Form

N.B All riders will be required to complete a Clinic Booking Form. Rider places will not be guaranteed until full payment has been received.

Please note that due to high demand of our clinics we cannot issue refunds with less than one week’s notice of cancellation unless we can fill your place.

Payment options for the clinic places and spectator tickets are available below:


Showmanship and Halter Clinic