Hokana to Headline Mane Event April 21-24

April 15th, 2016 5:59 PM | No Comments

Dana 1Dana Hokana will be a featured Clinician at this year’s Mane Event in Red Deer, Alberta from April 21-24th.

Dana is a long time contributor to Show Horse Today and PleasureHorse.com. Her ability and willingness to share her passion and knowledge is second to none. Dana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry, and currently operates Dana Hokana Quarter Horses in Temecula, California. Raised in Southern California, she has had a lifelong love for horses. Dana has trained multiple Western Pleasure circuit champions, winners at major futurities, and horses who have placed in the top ten in Western Pleasure at both the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Championship Show.

“It is my hearts desire to help people develop a long-term horse that stays willing and happy with his job, and to create a lasting partnership. I strive to help teach people how to develop unity with their horse in and out of the show ring. This is done through the effective and fair use of a rider’s hands, seat, body and legs, in a kind way, to ultimately become one with your horse. In addition, I purpose to develop ultimate body control of the horse.” ~Dana

Dana’s clinics will focus on everything from the secrets to getting more lift and flow from your pleasure horse to developing a truly willing horse.

If you love performance horses,  this clinic series is definitely one you won’t want to miss.  The opportunity to learn from a clinician of Dana’s stature is one that everyone in Western Canada  needs to be aware of!

PleasureHorse.com and Show Horse Today will be on site to interview Dana and bring you some highlights from her clinics.

To learn more about Dana please visit Hokana.com Dana has also created a unique online training resource with Team Hokana that is a great option for anyone looking to develop a better relationship with their horse.

Dana’s clinic schedule


The Mane Event is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and in addition to Dana has a stellar line up of clinicians including Pat Parelli, Warwick Schiller, Molly Powell, Doug Mills, David Marcus, Belinda Trussel, Candice King, Jim Wofford, Nikki Flundra Cammaert, Rae-Lynn Armstrong, Scott Purdum, Patrick King, Steve Rother and Terri McKinney.

Be sure to visit the Trade Show for everything horse related and to check out the Trainers Challenge where four trainers will start four horses over four days and compete in the finale to four judges.  Another must see is the Equine Experience on Saturday evening.  A new feature for the show this year is the Pro Am Competition, which will see six teams made up of one youth and one clinician competing in a timed relay trail competition. The trail course will feature some interesting obstacles as the trainers navigate the course on the youth’s horse, the youth will complete the first section of the course with the easier obstacles while the trainers are challenged to finish the pattern in record time.

For more information on the Mane Event CLICK HERE

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