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Learn Backcountry Camping at Quarterfest

America’s Horse, March 25, 2009 – Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 1-3. Winslow will provide information and advice for horsemen preparing for a backcountry camping trip.

Below are some of the topics he will be discussing:

-Preparing for the trip: covering the rules and regulations of the camping/packing area you are visiting

-Horse selection: discussing the conformation you are looking for in your pack and riding animals; securing horses, learning how to tie a picket line that will secure several horses for the night, and many other ways to secure horses

-Packing: learning and practicing using the double diamond hitch and the box hitch, two very basic hitches used by many packers in the industry

-Campsite selection: learning what to look for in a campsite, low-impact guidelines, fire building in tough conditions, setting up and taking down camp with the least amount of impact

-Dutch-oven cooking: learning to prepare biscuits and cobbler using a Dutch oven

Winslow has worked in the horse industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in pack and trail, colt training, riding instruction, breeding AQHA foundation bloodlines and show management. He has been a clinic instructor for the Certified Horsemanship Association, an AQHA alliance partner. Winslow is also a past president of the organization. He is a life member of both CHA and AQHA.

Winslow is currently the fairgrounds and events manager for Estes Park, Colorado. He works with many different horse groups, musicians and artists to put on events throughout the year, everything from an award-winning PRCA rodeo to a hunter-jumper show to a Christmas parade. Winslow’s family – his wife, Lauri, and his son and daughter – are the source of joy in his life. In his free time, he volunteers with the local fire department and is a deacon at his church. Winslow also enjoys winter projects in his wood shop as the snow falls outside.

Winslow is one of many clinicians being featured at QuarterFest. Numerous demonstrations and clinics will be held all weekend long. Other featured clinicians include: Julie Goodnight of Salida, Colorado; Curt and Tammy Pate, a husband and wife from Newell, South Dakota; Jeff Griffith of Gallatin Gateway, Montana; Bob Avila of Temecula, California; and Christy Landwehr of Aurora, Colorado.

You can participate in as many clinics as you’d like with your general admission ticket to QuarterFest. For an additional fee, you can bring your horse to the clinics; however, there will be a limited number of spots for attendees with horses. Reserve your spot now! Visit http://www.aqha.com/quarterfest to see the complete schedule of events and to order your tickets.

QuarterFest is a three-day, education-packed celebration of the American Quarter Horse Association’s 68th anniversary where AQHA members and horse enthusiasts from around the world will gather for fun, entertainment and festivities to honor the world’s most versatile horse – the American Quarter Horse. Our sponsors – Tractor Supply, B&W Trailer Hitches, John Deere, Justin Boots, Merial, Nutrena, Professional’s Choice, Bank of America, Montana Silversmiths, Farnam and Wrangler – share our passion for horses and are an integral part of QuarterFest.

AQHA news and information is a service of AQHA publications. For more information on The American Quarter Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal or America’s Horse, visit http://www.aqha.com/magazines.


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