Cross Creek Rodeo Company -                       Where the Cowboy is still an American icon
Clinics . . .
         Horsemanship and Barrel Racing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are interested in hosting a clinic, it is a great way for your club, organization or yourself to raise money. Contact Vana for more information.
 
Vana was practically born on a horse, as she is the daughter of parents prominent in the horse racing field. Her mother was a successful horse breeder and her father was a world renowned trainer and driver of harness horses. He won the Hambletonian three times and at the age of 81 he is still active as a consultant to major farms. Growing up on the racetrack bred a keen sense of adventure and competitiveness in Vana. She has always striven for the unique synergy of horse and rider competing at the highest levels together.Some of her accomplishments include:
 
  • Six-time National Finals Rodeo Qualifier
  • National Finals Rodeo Fastest Time
  • National Finals Rodeo Champion
  • Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year
  • Two-time Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Southeastern Circuit Champion
  • Two-time Calgary Stampede Champion
 
Vana ranks among the top ten all time money earners of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association with earnings totaling over a half a million dollars.
 
Since retiring from rodeo competition, Vana has turned her talents toward helping others achieve their personal or professional best. Her deep instinct in working with horses coupled with years of barrel racing experience has led to her success as a coach in the field, inspiring and training a new generation of riders.
 
We invite you to experience Vana’s personal touch to help you achieve your own greatness. We offer the following clinics: 3-day Barrel Racing Clinic, Horsemanship, Private 1-on-1 Barrel Racing Lessons, Riding Lessons, Summer Day Camp. Inquiries by phone, call (803) 637 - 9391
 
 
 
 
Our clinics are tailored to recognize that everyone has different goals and problems when it comes to horses. Here at Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch we provide you with horse training techniques that will help you achieve those goals and solve those problems.
 
 
 
           
                 2 Day Fall Barrel Clinic 
 
Sat October 13 & Sun October 14, 2012
@ Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch
 
$200/rider        $65/spectator fee
 *10% discount to returning students
 
Non refundable deposit of $100 holds your spot
                                               Balance due by Oct. 8, 2012
                                                   Clinic hours: Sat October 13 from 10 - 5
                                                                      Sun October 14 from 9 - 5
Outdoor pens: $15/weekend (no tieing out overnight)
Limited to 10 riders on first come, first serve basis
 
 
This two day clinic allows Vana more quality time to work in depth
with each student and their horses.
 
  • Emphasis is placed on the importance of “plan the run" performance preparation.
  • Introduction to the mental game of competition, competition focus, reducing stress and performance anxiety in both horse and rider.
  • Advanced fundamentals of riding during the race.
  • Designed to take each rider to their personal next level of performance and competition
  • Reinforcement of seat, legs and hands for better horse/rider communication and balance.
  • Learn proper riding skills in the practice arena.
  • Vana will help each rider understand how to generate a connection with the horse.
  • Personal consultation with Vana
  • And much, much more
           
  •                                         Registration Form
                                                   
     Riders are responsible for bringing their own grain, hay, and buckets We can supply you with a list of accommodations to assist you in planning your stay.  Riders are welcome to check in on Friday after 5pm so you're not feeling rushed Saturday morning getting to clinic.
             
     
     
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                                  Discovering Your Horsemanship
     
                    Saturday March 31,  2012 @ Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch
     
                                         Open to all levels of Western riders
     
                              $50/rider       $15/day Audit fee(participants without horse)
     
                        Lunch will be provided at no extra cost. Bring drinks & snacks
     
               Clinic hours: 9am - 5pm          Outdoor Pens: $15/weekend
                   Limited riders on first come, first serve basis. Enroll early
               $25, non refundable, deposit holds spot. Deposit along with completed enrollment form due by March 17. Balance due start of clinic.
     
     
     • Developing softness from your horse and softness in your hands
     • Learn to read your horse's body language and mind
     • Develope an improved understanding of the behavior of the horse
        * Learn how horses think, how they interpret human behavior and  
          communicate through their body language    
     • Health and welfare of the equine athlete
     • Barn Sour & Heard Bound horses        • Teach your horse patience
     • Learn how to be the leader on the ground and in the saddle
     • The mechanics of bits       • Finding the best bit for your horse
     • And much more to help make riding more enjoyable for both you and your horse.
     
                 Click here for Horsemanship enrollment form                       
     
     Riders are responsible for bringing their own grain, hay, and buckets.
     We can supply you with a list of accommodations to assist you in planning your stay.
      Riders are welcome to check in on Friday after 5pm so you're not feeling rushed Saturday morning getting to clinic.
     
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                                          One Day Barrel Racing Clinic
     
                              Saturday April 7, 2012 @ Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch
     
                                       Open to all levels of riders 8yrs old and up
     
                                  $75/rider            $25/Audit Fee (participants without horse)
         
                         Lunch will be provided at no extra cost. Bring drinks & snacks
     
                          Clinic hours: 9am - 5pm        Outdoor pens: $15/weekend
                          Limited riders on first come, first serve basis. Enroll early.
                         $50, non refundable, deposit holds spot. Deposit along with completed
                          enrollment form due by March 24. Balance due start of clinic.
     
     • Clinic will focus on horsemanship, problem correction, and
        barrel racing techniques.
     • Tack check            • Mechanics of bits      
     • Physical fitness & nutrition     • Alley problems
     • Keeping a fluid motion around barrels    • Competition strategies
     • And tips that helps make Vana a Champion inside & outside the arena
     
     
                     Click here for Barrel Clinic enrollment form
     
     
     
    Riders are responsible for bringing their own grain, hay, and buckets.
     We can supply you with a list of accommodations to assist you in planning your stay.
      Riders are welcome to check in on Friday after 5pm so you're not feeling rushed Saturday morning getting to clinic
     
     
     
     
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