October 13-18, 2020
Spring Drive 2021
Hoosier Horse Park, IN
The National Drive
Gene Brown (Spring & Fall)
Gene Brown, Training Resources in Georgetown, KY, has been breeding, training and showing horses for decades. He has worked with horse clubs and breed organizations and has written for several horse publications. Working with singles, multiples and four-in-hands, Gene has won countless championships in several disciplines across many breeds while exceling in pleasure shows and CDEs.
As a 4th generation horseman, Gene knows how to start the training process, determine if an equine is capable of doing the task at hand and help you get the most from you AND your horse. He believes good training methods, without shortcuts, will create a productive and lasting relationship with your equine companion.
Mary Ruth Marks (Fall 2020)
Mary Ruth Marks’ vocation is a realtor in the Madison area, but her passion and avocation is horses, particularly driving horses. Two of her horses have been long listed for the US team, and, in 2010, her stallion, Adeszko, was 6th in the nation for Horse of the Year awards and first alternate to the U.S. Team for combined driving.
She was founder and first president of the Dairyland Driving Club (now 30+ years strong), is a registered judge with the American Driving Society and conducts seminars and driving clinics throughout the U.S. She produced the popular DVD “Teach Your Horse to Drive” and wrote two books, the “Tandem Driving Handbook” and the coffee table book, “The Dogs of Madison”.
Mary Ruth brings boundless enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge to all of her horse endeavors. She loves helping others learn and currently owns Equine Basics, an educational endeavor to provide solutions to horse owners throughout the region. She lives in Verona, Wisconsin, and raises German Riding Ponies and sport horses.
Joanna Wilburn (Spring only)
Joanna Wilburn is the co-owner of Rollingwoods Farm which specializes in hunter and driving ponies located in Olive Branch, MS. As a farm Rollingwoods Farm has bred/trained/owned either the National or Reserve National Welsh driving pony from 1991 to present. Moving from farm trainer for the ponies to training people to drive was a natural progression for Joanna as driving is a real passion for her. Joanna has competed in CDEs as a Navigator for several years from Single Training Level to Advanced four-in-hand. Joanna loves beginners and children as that is the chance to start a great foundation. Her heartfelt enjoyment of the equine brain mixed with her wit, enthusiasm and practical advise will benefit drivers of any skill level.
Stacey Giere (Fall)
Rates for our clinicians are as follows: