Western Horsemanship and English Jumping Clinicians
Bronwyn & Jason Irwin
Jason and Bronwyn operate Jason & Bronwyn Irwin Horsemanship. Together they teach clinics and demonstrate at horse expos throughout North America.
They teach everything from colt starting to liberty training, problem solving, barrel racing and pole bending, trick training, foundation horsemanship, and lots more.
They’re also the stars of the TV show ‘The Horse Trainers’.
Alexander Grayton is a Canadian show jumping rider, trainer, and clinician, based in Calgary. He owns and operates his own stable, Grayton Farms, which focuses on producing horses for the highest level of sport, high performance coaching, and young horse development. Alexander has ridden internationally at the highest level, won numerous national titles and championships, and has coached riders of every level to achieve their goals in sport. His riders have been equitation champions, hunter champions, ridden on Nations Cups representing Canada, and all points in between.
Alexander grew up riding recreationally, and after graduating from the University of Calgary with a degree in Engineering, he turned his focus to a career in the sport. He has developed a system that is founded upon many of the fundamentals instilled in him by past mentors and combined with years of experience competing and training for today’s sport, and a real focus on understanding the horse. With a background in Engineering, math and science, Alexander is analytical, process-driven, and endeavours to explain to students not only what to do, but to truly understand how our interactions with our horses function. Please visit www.graytonfarms.ca for more information.
Trainer’s Challenge Competitors
Kade Mills-horsemanship trainer and clinician. His business is located in Sundre, AB where he lives with his wife Danielle and two daughters Rion and Reina. Kade credits his success to his dads Training Thru Trust program. Kade has trained all over Canada, the US, and Europe. He has started colts for renowned Quarter Horse breeders in both Canada and the US, one of which was Carol Rose Quarter Horses of Gainesville, TX. Kade is a three time trainer challenge champion at the Mane Event Expos. As well as a two time Canadian trainer challenge champion, two time All Equine trainer challenge champion and a Sask Expo Trainer challenge champion. Kade offers year round lessons, clinics and training.
Born in Calgary, my earliest horsemanship influences weren't far away. My family on both sides enjoyed and used horses. Some from a working perspective others for sport.
I grew up riding horses and loved rodeo. Team roping caught my interest early on and became the path to horsemanship.
That journey has taken me to great places and given me the opportunity to study and learn from some very exceptional horsemen and some very unique horses.
I am currently operating out of YKNOTT North, an indoor arena and boarding facility located in Onoway Ab.
We offer colt starting, training, and horsemanship lessons.
Rod grew up in Southern Alberta along the “Cowboy Trail,” in the small community of Leavitt, Alberta. There, he and his wife Jackie raised their 6 children who are 5th generation on his Family’s Homestead.
Horses have always been a big part of his life. He grew up following in the footsteps of his trainer Father, Dee Olsen. He started his first colt at the age of 8 and from there his passion for making good horses grew. Rod learned that when working with horses, respect, patience, and a gentle hand go a long way in developing a trusting, confident and willing partner.
Rod has developed a training program that is based on helping horse and rider reach their greatest potential. He’s an accomplished Farrier and Horseman, training horses for a variety of disciplines. There’s one thing that all of Rod’s horses have in common, and that’s a great start. His love of his trade is evident in that he never tires of the challenges. He lives by the principle of, “leave ‘em better than you found ‘em,” whether it be towards the human kind or the four legged. In relation to the horse, sometimes this comes in small successes with time, but Rod believes in “doing the right things first”, and laying a solid foundation to build on.
Rod is the 2011 and 2013 winner of the Canadian Colt Breaking Challenge as well as the 2014 winner of the Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Competition. The following year he had the privilege of judging this competition. In 2017 Rod won the Horse3 NAERIC Trainers Challenge in Brandon, Manitoba.