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Clinics Schedule and Information

Please call individual clinic sponsor at the numbers shown for specific information about each clinic and space availability.

Please download and complete the two-page, Release Form and bring it with you to your clinic. If your clinic takes place in Colorado, there is a separate Release Form. All other locations download the form for clinics outside Colorado.

Release Form for clinics within Colorado

Release Form for clinics outside Colorado


Class participation as a rider= $700 for four days
Spectating/auditing fee= $30 a day

2015 Schedule

  • February/March
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June/July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January 2016



Stillwater, Oklahoma


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00AM) and Ranch Roping (1:30PM).

Limited openings. Contact sponsor for availability and waiting list.

Sponsor:  Rebecca and Ryan Brand
Phone:  918-244-5698
Email:  rrbrand@dekassoc.com
Venue:  Lazy J Arena.  1419 W 80th Street, Stillwater, OK 74074.  Visit them at www.lazyjarena.com or at Lazy J Arena on Facebook
Details:  Indoor arena, not heated so dress accordingly. Bleacher seating, bring
a chair for personalized viewing. Facility has covered stall barn, camper
hook-ups, and the Café will be open daily.  Unlimited spectator viewing, no
reservations needed, $30/day.  Stillwater is within a few miles for dining and
lodging arrangements.



Legacy of Legends - Fort Worth, Texas


Sponsor: Carolyn Hunt and Buck Brannaman
Website: alegacyoflegends.com
Venue: Will Rogers Watt Arena
Details: The fifth annual Legacy of Legends and this year’s gathering will be in the magnificent city of Fort Worth which is a hallmark of Western heritage. Spectating is $100 a day or $250 for the full three days. See the website for all details.


Farmersville, Texas


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM) and Horsemanship 2 (1:30 PM). Classes have full enrollment.

Sponsor: Patti Crow and Michael Goheen
Phone: 972-784-7037
Email: southpawranchinc@yahoo.com
Website: www.southpawranchinc.com
Facebook: South Paw Ranch/Michael Goheen Horsemanship
Venue: South Paw Ranch, 3970 County Rd. 660, Farmersville, Texas 75442
Details: No reservations required for spectators, you may pay at the gate. Bleachers available but spectators may prefer to bring their own folding chairs for the best viewing location. The afternoon session may be held in a pasture and not the arena so chairs are advised. There will be refreshments available each day for purchase.  Please bring cash.
No dogs are allowed.  Please leave dogs at home.


Belton, Texas


Classes:  Horsemanship 1 (9:00) and Horsemanship 2 (1:30 PM)

Waiting list for H1; Only a few spots left in H2 

Sponsor:  Jeannie Choate
Phone:  325-396-2461- Leave a message or call evenings
Email:  jbarbranch@wcc.net
Venue:  Bell County Expo Center- indoor arena,  301 West Loop 121, Belton, Texas 76513
Details:  Indoor arena, plenty of stalls, RV & living quarters trailer parking with hookups for participants only. Other RV's can park in parking lot but will require generator if you need power. Unlimited seating for spectators, pay at the door. Bring lawn chairs or stadium seats if you like.  Bring your own food and drinks, or plenty of nearby restaurants, stores/fuel nearby. Plenty of motels in the area. 


Cave Creek, Arizona


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Cow Working (1:30 PM), Ranch Roping

Sponsor: Paul Dietz
Phone: 602-332-5038
Email: pauldietzhorsemanship@yahoo.com
Website: www.pauldietzhorsemanship.com
Venue: Kiwanis Park/Larkyn Memorial Arena, 48606 N. 17th Avenue, New River, AZ
Details: Outdoor arena with bleachers, bring a chair for closer viewing. Concessions available for cash purchase at the site. Lodging details and map available on sponsor website, click on Buck’s photo from home page.



Del Mar, California


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Cow Working (1:30 PM)

Sponsor: Christian Clews
Phone: 858-755-5022
Email: Bucksclinic@ClewsRanch.com
Facebook: Clews Ranch
Venue: Clews Ranch, 11500 Clews Ranch Road in San Diego, CA
Details: Outdoor arenas. Dining & lodging nearby. Bring your own chairs. NO DOGS.


Riverside, California


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM) and Ranch Roping  (1:30 PM)

Classes have open enrollment

Sponsor names: Don and Val Chase
Phone: 909-289-2485
Email: vchase@rcbos.org  
Venue: Chase’s Ranch, 19675 Lurin Avenue, Riverside, CA 92508
Details: Plenty of shade for spectators. Bring a chair. Refreshments onsite. Fast food, dining, and hotels close by.


Santa Barbara, California


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM)

Sponsor: Frankee Fullilove
Phone: 805-641-0676
Email: forhorsefeathers@aol.com
Website: A-Willing-WayHorsemanship.com
Facebook: Island View Ranch
Venue: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real in Carpinteria, CA.
Details: Spectators need to bring a chair. NO DOGS.



Morgan Hill, California


Classes: Colt Class: Buck’s invited horsemanship riders will start the horses (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:00) and a second Horsemanship 1 (4:30)

Sponsor: Bonnie Stoehn
Email: bonnies@cruzio.com (put 'BUCK CLINIC' in subject line please)
Website: http://www.thinkinghorsemanship.com/index.html
Venue: Thorson's Arena, Watsonville Court, Morgan Hill, CA 95046 - Just off Watsonville Road.
Details: Covered arena. Bring your own chair. $5.00 fee for parking. Food on site. NO DOGS. See website for more info.


Red Bluff, California


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:00 PM). Full enrollment in both classes.
A second Horsemanship 1 has been added (4:30)

Sponsor: Tina Cornish
Phone: 530-680-6924
Email: athenamjames@yahoo.com
Website: thepinecreekranch.weebly.com
Venue: Tehama District Fairgrounds in the Pauline Davis Pavillion, 650 Antelope Blvd in Red Bluff, CA.
Details: Indoor arena with ample bleacher seating for unlimited spectator viewing. Food, stabling, and RV hookups on site.


Corning, California


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Ranch Roping (1:30 PM)
Full enrollment in both classes

Sponsor: Tina Cornish
Phone: 530-680-6924
Email: athenamjames@yahoo.com
Website: thepinecreekranch.weebly.com
Venue: Rolling Hills Casino Equestrian Center


Rapid City, South Dakota


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM) and Horsemanship 2 (1:30 PM). Classes have full enrollment.

Sponsor: Jim and Deb Shimon
Phone: To register, please contact Lori Pendleton, 605-415-8701
Email:  (Lori)  lskruger92@yahoo.com,  (Deb)  605- 515-3995
Facebook:  Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic
Venue: James Kjerstad Event Center, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, SD
Details:  Large indoor arena with ample seating, bathrooms, food vendors. Several barns with box stalls and extra room for tack/ feed stalls.  Bathrooms with showers near horse barns.  Camper hook-ups available.



Sheridan, Wyoming


Colt Starting Class

Sponsor: Reata Brannaman
Phone: 307-752-7987
Email: reatabrannaman@gmail.com
Venue: Houlihan Ranch.
Details: Spectators welcome, bring chairs and refreshments. Call for directions.


Liverpool, England


Classes: Horsemanship 1, Horsemanship 2

Sponsor: Tina Griffen
Phone: 0-169-478-1647
Email: Sales@totalhorsemanship.co.uk
Venue: Aintree International Equestrian Center in Liverpool, England


Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom


"Foundation to Specialisation" clinic

Sponsor: Nicole Schneider
Phone: 07870 808589
Email: organisedequestrian@gmail.com
Location: Merritt Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Nr Guildford, Surrey GU33PE
Details: Buck Brannaman and Melanie Smith Taylor together in a 3 day clinic!


Dayton, Washington


June 27 - 30: Colt starting and Horsemanship 1
July 2 - 5 Horsemanship 1 and Horsemanship 2
Colt Starting (two classes two deposits) Requires both clinics for 8 total days. All colts will also participate in the second clinic's H1 class (no exceptions) Horsemanship 2, we are planning to make this class for hackamore and bridle horses only.

Check: TheHorseFellowship.com for details and requirements. 
Sponsor:Robert and Janet Phinney & Clay and Kathy Arnzen.
Phone: (509) 520-8777 (Phinney) (509) 382-4528 (Arnzen)
Email: ContactUs@TheHorseFellowship.com
Website: TheHorseFellowship.com
Venue: Columbia County Fair Grounds, located at North Pine St and West Commercial St, Dayton WA 99328
Details: Unlimited spectator viewing in a covered arena.


Corvallis, Oregon


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM) & Horsemanship1 (1:30 PM)
Horsemanship 1 is full. Limited spots available in Foundation Horsemanship.

Sponsor names: Doug and Deanna Prettyman
Phone:  541-466-5989
Email: deanna@doublephorsemanship.com
Website: www.doublephorsemanship.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/buckbrannamancorvallis2015
Venue:  Benton County Fairgrounds 110 SW. 53rd St. Corvallis Oregon 97330
Details: Indoor arena with unlimited spectator seating (bleachers). Spectators pay at the door. Concession stand and RV hookups on site. No dogs allowed in the indoor arena.


Ellensburg, Washington


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM) & Ranch Roping (After Horsemanship 1)
Open enrollment 

Sponsor:Trent and Julie Marquis / Deanie Shults
Phone: 509-728-3190
Email: buck@marq.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/buckellensburg
Venue: Ellensburg Rodeo Arena - 1010 E. 8th Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Details: The Kittitas Valley Event Center is a PRCA-approved rodeo arena and is home to the top-ten Ellensburg Rodeo and Xtreme Bulls World Finale over Labor Day Weekend.  Many of today’s best rodeo horseman consider this facility to be the best arena and venue in the nation.  The arena has huge covered grandstands, enormous circular track with professional cattle chutes, barns, stock pens, RV parks and plenty of parking.  Spectators will have plenty of leg room and shade in the covered grandstands, and have a magnificent view of the horsemen below.  Restaurants are within walking distance, as are several top notch hotels. 


Libby, Montana


Classes: Horsemanship 1 and Cow Working both sessions

Sponsor: McGinnis Meadows Ranch
Phone: 406-293-5000
Website: www.mmgranch.net
Details: Two back-to-back clinics, three days each with intensive training in the most private setting Buck offers all year.  Ride your own horse or enjoy the opportunity to ride in Buck’s clinic with a horse that will teach you the soft feel. No spectators allowed as this is a guest ranch experience.



Livingston, Montana


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM) and Horsemanship 2 (1:30 PM) Both classes have full enrollment.

Sponsor names: Double Diamond Halter Co., Pete & Sharon Melniker
Email: info@doublediamondhalters.com
Website: www.doublediamondhalters.com
Facebook: Double Diamond Halter Co.
Venue:  Heart K Land and Cattle Company, 5783 US Highway 89 South in Livingston, MT.
Details: Bea-U-Ti-Ful ranch and arena!! New location for the Bozeman clinic which looks like heaven on earth. See their website for directions only; heartklandandcattlecompany.com. Contact clinic sponsors for all other information.


Kiowa, Colorado


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 2 (1:30 PM)

Sponsor: Mindy Bower and Kevin Hall
Phone: 719-541-5550
Email: uhohranch@fairpoint.net
Website: www.uhohranch.com
Facebook: Buck Brannaman Clinic Kiowa, CO
Venue: Elbert County Fairgrounds, 95 Ute Avenue in Kiowa, CO
Details: Outdoor rodeo arena with plenty of seating in a covered grandstand. Camping with hookups available.


Longmont, Colorado


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM) Both Classes have full rider enrollment. 

Sponsor: Sheri Gulley
Phone: 970-351-7444
Venue: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont, CO
Details: Indoor arena with stadium seating for unlimited spectator viewing. Lodging, diners, and markets available within a mile of facility. No food on site so bring refreshments.


Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM). Horsemanship 1 has full enrollment.

Sponsor: Barb Shipley
Phone: 970-846-5151
Email: bjs7753@gmail.com
Venue: Routt County Fairgrounds, 398 S. Poplar Street in Hayden, CO
Details: Unlimited spectator viewing with stadium seating. Covered arena.


Eagle, Colorado


Class: Horsemanship 2. Prior roping experience with Buck required before enrollment.

Sponsor: Moni and Steve Howard
Phone: 970-524-2320
Venue: Eagle River Center, 794 Fairgrounds Road in Eagle, CO
Details: State of the art 150’ X 300’ indoor arena with bleachers and area for chairs. Unlimited spectator viewing with no reservations. NO DOGS.



Omaha, Nebraska


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM) and Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM). Both classes are full.

Sponsor: Kip Fladland
Phone: 406-223-2691
Email: missyandkip@lariataranch.com
Website: LaRiataRanch.com 
Venue: Chance Ridge Event Center,
506 North Skyline Road, Elkhorn, NE 68022
Details:  Indoor Arena with bleacher style seating. Breakfast and lunch concessions at arena.  Indoor stalling.  Limited hookups for trailers for a fee. 


Bay Harbor, Michigan


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Cow Working (1:30 PM) & Ranch Roping. Both classes have full enrollment, a waiting list is being taken.

Sponsor: Bay Harbor Equestrian Center
Phone: 231-439-7100
Email: hbiddick@bayharbor.com
Website: Bay Harbor.com/Equestrian Center
Facebook: Bay Harbor Equestrian Center
Venue: Bay Harbor Equestrian Center, 5251 Charlevoix Ave. in Bay Harbor, MI
Details: World class facility with ample spectator seating. Overnight boarding available. For participants, letters with information will be sent out in January.


Dover, Delaware


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM) and Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM)

Sponsor:  Lucretia Krantz
Email: logcando@yahoo.com
Venue:  Delaware State Fair Grounds, located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway in Harrington, Delaware.



Pendelton, South Carolina


Classes:  Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Cow Working (1:30 PM)

Sponsor:  Dottie and Larry Davis
Phone:  828-891-4372
Email:  larryanddottie1@bellsouth.net
WebsiteDottie Davis Equestrian Services - HARMONY WITH HORSES
Venue:  Double J Arena, 429 Lockaby Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670.  
Directions:   Exit 27 on I-85.  If coming from the South, take exit ramp and turn left, from the North, turn right, go through light and turn left on Martin Road.  Go to 3rd stop sign and turn left.  Cross the creek and turn right onto Lockaby Road.  Go about .5 mi and Double J is on the left.  You will see the covered arena.
Details:  We have bleachers but bring a lawn chair.  A restaurant is on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We are using the Holiday Inn Express at exit 27, for group rates. Call 864-231-0231 for reservations and tell them you are with the clinic. Due to the Clemson/Notre Dame game the same weekend, we suggest getting a hotel in the Greenville area.


Unadilla, Georgia


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM). Both classes are now full.

Sponsor: Bill and Nancy Barnes
Phone: 478-256-3963
Email: bbnranch@gmail.com
Venue: Southeastern Arena, 2410 Arena Road in Unadilla, Georgia
Details: Unlimited seating for spectators, both bleacher and stadium seating. There is a restaurant within the arena concourse. Camping for nonparticipants available. RV parking is $55 for the whole event, stalls are $45 which includes 2 bags of shavings. Speak with sponsor for all details regarding stabling.


Lexington Kentucky


Classes: Colt Starting (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 1 (1:30 PM)

Sponsor: George Smock
Phone: 859-361-9990
Email: Georgesmock2013@gmail.com
Venue: Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road in Lexington



Santa Ynez, California


Wrangler/Buck Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping

Website: www.proamroping.com
Venue: Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center, 195 Refugio Road in Santa Ynez, CA
Details: Entries open June 15th, see website for additional information.

30-Nov 2

Spanaway, Washington


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00AM) , Horsemanship 1.5 (1:00PM) & Horsemanship 2 (4:30PM)

Open enrollment for all classes

Sponsor: Cathi Bauer and Shayne Jackson
Email: buckclinicspanaway@gmail.com
Website: www.buckbrannamanspanaway.wordpress.com
Facebook: Buck Brannaman Clinic Spanaway WA
Venue: Tacoma Unit Arena, 17812 14th Ave. E in Spanaway, WA
Details: Please visit the website for constant updated information, a map to the arena, and status availability for participants. Beautiful indoor arena with unlimited stadium seating, no pre-registration required for spectators. RV camping with electricity available.



Spanaway, Washington


Classes: Horsemanship 1 (9:00), Horsemanship 1.5 (1:30)
Open enrollment for both classes

Sponsor: Cathi Bauer and Shayne Jackson
Email: buckclinicspanaway@gmail.com
Website: buckbrannamanspanaway.wordpress.com
Facebook: Buck Brannaman Clinic Spanaway, WA
Venue: Tacoma Unit Arena, 17812 14th Ave. E, Spanaway, WA
Details: Indoor arena with unlimited stadium seating, no pre-registration for spectators. Please visit their website for all the up to date details, a map to the arena, and status availability for participants. RV camping with electricity available.


Whitefish, Montana


Classes: Horsemanship 2

Sponsor: Dave Gamble and Shayne Jackson
Phone: 406-220-2534 (Dave) 406-293-3357 (Shayne)
Venue: Private arena, 1000 Kuhns Road in Whitefish
Details: Indoor, heated arena with some bleachers. Bring chairs. Catered BBQ lunch. Classes are full. This is an exceptional clinic to spectate with some of the finest horseman Buck works with. You will get refining tips on bringing along a Bridle Horse.


High River, Alberta, Canada


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship and Horsemanship 1

Sponsor: Denice and Keith Stewart
Phone: 403-498-9533
Email: dcs3395@gmail.com
Website: www.keithstewart.ca
Facebook: The Key Ranch

Venue: Rodeo Grounds at High River Agriculture Grounds in High River. Located at the corner of AB Highway #A and AB Highway #543



Travagliato (Brescia) Italy


Sponsors: Drew Mischianti & Natalia Estrada
Phone: 39 389 240 94 74
Email: Natalia@ranch-academy.com
Website: buckbrannamaneurope.com
Facebook: Andrea Mischianti 
Location: Palacitta di Travagliato, Via Napoleone snc 25039, Travagliato (Brescia, Italy)

January 2016


Tamworth, NSW, Australia


Legacy of Legends

Venue: Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre
Contact: Carolyn Hunt


Tamworth, NSW, Australia


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship & Horsemanship 1

Phone: 02-6767-5300
Email: ddesreaux@westnet.com.au
Website: www.entertainmentvenues.com.au
Venue: Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre
Details: Tickets now on sale for spectating. Indoor arena.


North Island, New Zealand


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship & Horsemanship 1

Venue: Egmont A & P Indoor Arena Hawera Taranaki


Cow Working & Ranch Roping

Venue: Stratford A & P Grounds
Contact: Jenny Paterson
Phone: 03-312-5567
Email: horsemanshipnz@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.horsemanshipnz.com


South Island, New Zealand


Classes: Foundation Horsemanship & Horsemanship 1

Venue: Christchurch RDA Indoor Arena, Showgrounds


Cow Working & Ranch Roping

Venue: Waikuku
Contact: Jenny Paterson
Phone: 03-312-5567
Email: horsemanshipnz@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.horsemanship.com

Which Class is Right For Me?

Over the years Buck’s horsemanship classes have changed and been added to. Many people have questions as to just which class is right for them - and more importantly - which is right for their horse. Below is a brief description of each of the classes Buck currently is offering.

Colt Starting

A class for young horses that may or may not have been handled or worked with, instruction is directed on groundwork and preparation for the first ride. Halter work, gentling and saddling without stress - for both horse and rider - are the main focuses of Colt Starting. The four day class is intended to conclude with the rider safely aboard and beginning work in the snaffle bit.

Foundation Horsemanship

This new class is for the green rider or a green horse who may feel the need for additional groundwork prior to riding. During each of the four-day sessions half of the class is dedicated to working the horse from the ground in preparation for riding, with the second half of the class horseback.

Horsemanship 1

For the green horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders - no matter what discipline - will benefit. The class features strictly dry work - no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome.

Horsemanship 2

The next phase in the development of the versatile bridle horse. Horsemanship 2 introduces the rider to working the horse in the hackamore and beyond. Horsemanship 1 is a prerequisite for enrolling in Horsemanship 2 unless otherwise approved by Buck. The class involves working cattle and ranch roping so that all aspects in preparing the bridle horse-in-the-making are addressed.

Cow Working

Limited to 12 riders, cow working is for the experienced rider who wishes to expose a green horse to cattle work or to help work further with horses already started on cattle.
Tracking, sorting and cutting are worked on with the intent of introducing or refining work with stock for the purpose of ranch work. Calmness and precision are stressed as Buck’s Cow Working classes are designed with the working stockman in mind.

Ranch Roping

As the name implies this class is designed to refine and improve rope skills - for both horse and rider - with regard to ranch related activities with stock from horseback. This class is not about timed event roping; rather it is about perfecting a variety of roping shots as well as proper positioning of the horse. Aspects of working cattle outside as well as arena roping are practiced with the ultimate intent of creating a calm and skilled approach to handling stock with a rope. Rider’s relative adeptness with a rope is a plus, but not required.

Spectating a Brannaman clinic

Not all of our sponsor venues are capable of providing the amenities necessary for a full day in the outdoors that sometimes are a distance from services. We suggest you bring your own chair, water, food, sunscreen, hat and coat to name a few. Consider bringing items that will keep you comfortable and able to focus on the horsemanship experience.

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