Calling All Horse Owners and Riders – English and Western!

You are invited to a new exciting equine event – The Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair, May 26-28, 2017 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, AZ.

With over 100 hours of equine education in the form of clinics, demos, and presentations plus an equine-based trade fair, an educational Trainers Challenge competition, evening Equine Experiences featuring trick riding, liberty demos, reining freestyle demo and more. “We are so very excited to come to one of the best equine facilities in the west,” said Mane Event spokesperson, Nicole Barker.  “WestWorld hosts over 190 equine events per year and we are very glad to be one of them!”

With sessions on everything from Reining; Horsemanship; Dressage; Jumping; Parelli Natural Horsemanship; Barrel Racing; Clicker Training; Cowboy Dressage; Problem Solving; Trail Riding and more this is the place for every horse enthusiast.

Clinicians and trainers participating this year, include:

Pat Parelli (Parelli Natural Horsemanship)

Warwick Schiller (Horsemanship & Problem Solving)     Bernie Traurig (Jumping)

Nicholas Fyffe (Dressage)                                               Craig Schmersal (Reining)

Steve Rother (Horsemanship)                                         Storme Camarillo (Barrel Racing)

Kalley Krickeberg (Horsemanship)                                  Robert Eversole (Trailmeister)

Garn Walker (Cowboy Dressage)                                    Mary Kitzmiller (Clicker Training) and more …

A list of clinic topics is on the website or contact

The education-based Trainers Challenge will feature horses from the K4 Ranch.  The K4 Ranch was established in 1941 and is located 35 miles north of Prescott.  Robert (Bob) H. Kieckhefer began raising Quarter Horses in the 1940s, registering the first of them in 1943. In addition to raising good using horses, Bob was very active in AQHA, serving as president in 1976, and being inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1994.  Today Rick and Sarah Kieckhefer manage the K4 horse program. Rick is a National Finals Rodeo qualifier in calf roping, and Sarah is a 12-time Turquoise Circuit qualifier in barrel racing.  K4 horses have been some of the most successful arena performance horses in the country, and today the ranch continues to strive to produce top all around ranch horses, rope horses, and barrel horses.

The Trainers Challenge competitors are:

  • Clayton Edsall (California)
  • Trey Young (Florida)
  • Brendon Clark (California)

For more information on the Mane Event including detailed bios on the clinicians, tickets, a list of trade show exhibitors and a schedule of events please visit

See you there!