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The Personal Trainer Series has now been live for over a year and continues to grow each month. This innovative concept will allow everyone to participate in Shawn’s clinics, no matter where you live. “Since the clinics will be held on the web, there is no limit to the number of riders I can work with each month,” says Shawn. “Over the years, I have always been disappointed that we have had to turn folks away from my clinics.”
Shawn’s “Personal Training Series” mirrors the clinics he has done over the years, but without the time limit of a normal clinic, he will be able to delve a little deeper in to each maneuver and spend more time helping you work through any problems. He has covered everything from selecting a prospect, equipment, starting your two year old to correcting issues with a finished reining horse. There is something for everyone and the learning never stops. In addition, Shawn enjoys hearing from his subscribers and answers every question during an episode.
With the first episodes airing in 2010, members have been very happy with what they are learning. The episodes are filmed on a monthly basis and are featuring in-depth training techniques as well as a video diary on Shawn’s three-year-old prospects as they prepare for the fall futurity season.
Ing. Mario Chamorro, Panama, Central America, recently wrote “I had a show last weekend. My mare is 4 years old and is very nervous, even on trails she’s spooky. Last time I showed her, she would not stand still at the center of the arena and it was a disaster. I did what Shawn advised and it worked!!!! I galloped her and let her rest in the middle, if she moved…spins! Moved again = spins! It’s the best set of runs we’ve put together. I’m really happy!”
Dawn R. recently shared in an online forum, “Shawn Flarida’s Personal Training Series is incredible. I love that he tells us what he is going to do and discusses the expected results. Then he shows us and reveiws the results of a particular maneuver. I really like how he is able to break down each maneuver and it is explained well enough for this rookie to understand! I highly recommend the series.”
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2013 Farm Clinic Series
Due to the success of the 2012 Farm Clinic Series, we have decided to have two more this year as well. The first clinic is scheduled for June 6-8 and the second is September 16-18. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and additional information on these two clinics. Clinic participants spend 3 1/2 days at Shawn’s Springfield, OH training location and have unlimited access to NRHA’s only 4.9 Million Dollar Rider. Your horses will be stalled in his training barn and you will spend three days of riding under his expert guidance. Clinic fee includes stall, three full meals with Shawn and his family as well as a number of special gifts from his sponsors. The clinics are limited to eight horse and rider teams to ensure you and your horse get plenty of guidance.
FLASH!!! – The June clinic is full but there are currently three openings for the September clinic.
2013 Kentucky Reining Cup
Team Ariat Boots
April 26, 2013 – It’s a three-peat! For the third consecutive year, Shawn has ridden away with the gold medal in the $50,000 Kentucky Cup Reining Individual competition. Even more exciting, that 2013 was the first time that he also earned the $50,000 Team gold medal as well. “This horse just showed great tonight. He really let me push him and show him hard in the circles and of course he just turned incredible tonight.” Sponsored by Ariat Boots, Shawn’s team members were Jose Vazquez and Sam Smith. “I loved my team tonight. Sam and I were team members last year but Jose was a great addition this year. Click here to watch Shawn’s winning run.
Quistador sells to Brazil!
Quistador, one of Shawn’s favorite horses over the years has changed hands and countries! Owned for the last four years by Gaynia Revenberg, Ontario, Canada, the six year old stallion has been purchased by Francisco Ayres Lopes Junior, San Paulo, Brazil. Many thanks to Agent Roger Barral. Quistador will remain in Shawn’s barn. Congratulations Francisco!
April 15-21, 2013 – It’s a long ride to Katy, TX for the NRBC, but it is always worth the trip. Shawn tied to win the 1st go round on Quistador, and also made the finals aboard Chics San Guns. They brought home $36,337.26 from Texas. There isn’t much time to rest as Shawn is headed to Lexington, KY this week for the Kentucky Reining Cup.
Bluegrass Reining Stakes
March 14-17, 2013 – Shawn rode Keri Sigman’s good gelding, Wimps Quixote Cody, to the 7 & Up class reserve championship with a score of 221. Quistador and Shawn posted a 227 to earn the Wimpys Little Step and Gordyville Breeders Classic Level 4 Open reserve championship. Smart Smokin Chic, owned by Bevilacqua Quarter Horses tied to win the Novice Horse Open class.
2013 Florida Classic
February 2013 – The Florida sunshine felt great in the middle of our Ohio winter. Our horses seemed to like it too! Wimps Quixote Cody, owned by Keri Sigman, tied to win the Florida Classic 7 & Up class and the $2000 Open with a score of 149. Molly Morganstern rode her own Wewillhaveagreattime to the Florida Classic Derby Non Pro Level 1 reserve championship with a score of 217. Katsy Leeman flew in for one day and post a score of 73 aboard her new horse Gallo Del Rojo to win the Limited Non Pro.
Carolina Fall Classic
October 2012 – With just one more futurity horse to test drive, Shawn made a trip to the Carolina Fall Classic futurity. Showing for only the second time, Smart Smoking Chic, owned by Bevilacqua Soc. Agr. ARL, posted a 149.5 to take the win.
October 2012- We just completed our second farm clinic this year and had a great time! If you are interested in clinic opportunities, please subscribe to our newsletter for notice of our 2013 clinic schedule. We are hoping to host three farm clinics next year and details will be coming out in the newletter.
October 2012- The QH Congress is always one Shawn’s favorite shows, especially because it is so close to home! The 2012 Congress was filled with great runs for Shawn and his crew. He rode Yankee Gun, owned Arcese QH USA, to win the Level 4 Open futurity with a big score of 232.5, a full six and a half points ahead of his nearest competitor. He also placed third aboard Bob Santagata’s Spooks Sugar Rose with a 225.5.
The $3000 Open class was fun because Shawn tied to win the Open division with himself! As draw #1 aboard Quistador, he posted a big score of 230 to set a very high bar for the lead. He came back as draw #50 on Star Spangled Whiz and tied himself for the win with another 230. Because both of these horses will be showing again in a few weeks, it was decided to share the win. Vincienzo Santos, long time Flarida assistant, kept the Green Team in the winners circle by posting a 221.5 to claim the win in the Limited Open class aboard Gallo Del Rojo.
Rick Clark rode Nestle Swhiz Chocolat to the Level 3 Non Pro futurity reserve championship. Sammy Flarida showed in the NYATT reining class as part of the OQHA NYATT team. He marked a 208 and placed fifth in a class of 18 & Under riders.
September 2012- Shawn showed Star Spangled Whiz, owned by Bevilacqua Soc. Agr. ARL,for the first time and he has quickly become a farm favorite. The sorrel stallion had a very impressive show career before he arrived in Ohio, but because Shawn was scheduled to show him at the AQHA World Show in November he thought he should probably do a test drive. Their “test drive” turned in to a win in the $2000 Tradition Maturity with a score of 150! Shawn will show Star Spangled Whiz again at the Congress before he heads to the world show.
Rick Clark and Nestle Swhiz Chocolat had a great show at the Tradition as they won the Level 4 & 3 Non Pro futurities as well as placing third in the Open Level 4 futurity and earning the Level 3 reserve championship. Congratulations Rick!
Ariat Tulsa Classic
August 2012 – A call from longtime client Rosanne Sternberg helped Shawn find his way to the winners circle in Tulsa. Due to his success with Shine Chic Shine, Rosanne thought Shawn would be a good match for her full brother, Shiners Chic. Together Shawn and the gelding teamed up to win the USEF National Championship, FEI CRI-3 and USEF Open qualifier with a score of 223.5.
Darling 888 Ranch Futurity
Spooks Sugar Rose
July 28, 2012 – The Darling 888 Ranch Futurity, held in conjunction with the Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining, Lexington, KY, was the first chance I had to start testing my three year old futurity prospects. I took two horses and was really pleased with how both of them showed for the first time. One shows great promise, but a booble cost him a big paycheck. However, Spooks Sugar Rose, a three year old filly Smart Spook, stepped to the head of the class. She marked a 220.5 to win the Open Level 4 futurity. Congratulations to her breeder and owner until very recently, Charlie Vaughn and to her new owner, Bob Santagata. I’m looking forward to showing this filly again!
Exclusive Flarida Farm Clinic
7-12 Clinic Crew
July 4-7, 2012 – We were barely unpacked from the Derby and there were folks pulling in the driveway- but they were invited! Just a few days following the NRHA Derby, we hosted nine horse and rider combinations at the first ever Exlusive Flarida Farm clinic. The initial invitation went out subscribers of the Personal Trainer series and the clinic filled up in less than two hours. Riders came from Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Florida and Long Island, NY! We made new friends and had a great time riding on the track for three days, enjoying lunch and dinner and reviewing the daily training videos. We hope everyone had a good time and learned something new. This event was such a success that we will be hosting another event this fall. Watch for details!
2012 NRHA Derby
June 30, 2012 – The NRHA derby was peppered with days of sweltering heat, but by Saturday night it was well worth all the sweating. Shawn rode Michell Anne Kimball’s Spooks Gotta Whiz to the Open Level 4 championship with a score of 226.5. Quistador, owned by Gaynia Revenberg, placed fifth with a score of 223.5 and Shine Chic Shine was also a finalist.
Rick Clark rode Shez Dun Steppin to a Non Pro Level 3 finalist berth and showed well in the finals. This pretty mare was bred, raised and trained by Shawn Flarida Reiners. She now has earnings of $30,839.12 and is showing better at every event.
Sammy Flarida made his major event debut with Wittle Man Whizard in the Short Stirrup class on Saturday morning. Together they marked a 143 to place third in a very deep class.
2012 Carolina Classic
May 13, 2012 – Shawn and his crew traveled to beautiful Williamston, NC for the annual Carolina Classic. This year he qualifed two horses for the finals, Big Shiner and Whiz N West Coast. Although he had only been riding Whiz N West Coast, owned by Karen Alderholt, since the NRBC, Shawn and this gelding clicked right from the start. They got to know each other in the go round, but all systems were go in the finals where they marked a 150 to earn the Level 4 Open reserve championship.
Rick Clark and Shez Dun Steppin were Non Pro Level 4 & 3 finalists and earned the Non Pro Level 4 co-reserve championship and the ABI Non Pro Level 4 & 3 reserve championship. Max Clason and Montana’s Shy Twister slid to the Green Reiner 1 & 2 win on Saturday morning.
2012 Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup
April 28, 2012 – With just a fews preparation, Shawn and Rick Clark’s Wimps Chocolate Chip topped the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup with an impressive 228! Much thanks to Ariat International for their support of the Kentucky Reining Cup and also as sponsors of our team, which consisted of Shawn, Sam Smith & Shane Brown. The boots, shirts & jeans that they provided were super and looked great on the guys! Also, thanks to Purina for hosting the autograph session that following the Kentuck Reining Cup. Finally, many thanks to Rick Clark for giving Shawn the opportunity to show Chip in this event and to Rebecca & Pat Adkins for the great care they took of Chip all week.
Also, I would like to thank Ariat International as well as Purina, for all of their support throughout the year.
Arpil 21, 2012 – Shawn earned his fourth NRBC Open Level 4 championship aboard Spooks Gotta Whiz, owned by Michell Ann Kimball. The flashy bay stallion has only been with Shawn since January, but the duo hit it off right from the start. This was there first show together and Shawn asked the 2010 Open Level 4 futurity champion for all he had on finals night. “I asked and he answered,” Shawn said after his winning run which marked a score of 236. “He was so much fun to show!”
Shine Chic Shine, the 2011 NRBC Open Level 4 champion owned by Amabile & Strusiner placed fifth with a score of 229.5. Shine had to work extra hard for his points on Saturday night, as he lost a slide plate some where between the first stop/back up & his spins. What an incredible show horse with so much heart!
Quistador, owned by Gus & Gaynia Revenberg was Shawn’s third finalist and tried his heart out like he always does. They were draw 7 and marked a 226, with a bobble in the right circles that cost them some points. Despite the penalty, they placed eleventh.
At the end of the evening, Shawn’s earnings totaled an impressive $124,000 at the 2012 NRBC.
Sammy’s First Win!
April 7, 2012 – Shawn’s youngest son, Sammy, showing for the first time, rode to his first NRHA win today aboard Whittle Man Whizard. Marking a 71 to win the Short Stirrup class, the third generation Flarida shows all the skills that have made his Hall of Fame Dad famous. Congratulations Sammy!
2012 Bluegrass Reining Stakes
March 12-15, 2012 – Shawn continued his domination of the Wimpys Little Step & Gordyville Breeders Derby in 2012 with another win in both events aboard Gus & Gaynia Revenberg’s Quistador with a score of 224.5. Shawn also placed tie third aboard Big Shiner for Erica Medalha de Ouro. Shawn also won the Level 4 Open division of the 7 & Up class aboard Rick Clark’s faithful mount Wimps Chocolate Chip!
2012 Regional Clinic Series
March 3-4, 2012 – Shawn & Mike Flarida hosted a two day reining clinic at th C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, IN to benefit the NRHyA. Shawn was the first to host a Regional clinic when the program started five years ago and has donated his time every year since. “It’s a great program and I really enjoy helping folks learn how to become better showman as well as working through problems they may be having with their horses.” Check the Regional Clinic schedule at www.nrha.com
to find a clinic near you.
2012 Florida Classic
February 25, 2012 – It’s show time! Shawn and his crew started the new year off in sunny Tampa, FL for the Florida Classic Derby. Flarida got the year started off right with a win the Level 4 Open Derby aboard Big Shiner with an impressive score of 151.5! “He is such a show horse,” Shawn said about the four year old palomino stallion. “He makes it look so easy. I’m so excited about my derby horses this year,” he added. “I couldn’t have planned a better start to the show season and I hope it only gets better from here!”
Shawn’s crew will be heading to the Bluegrass Reining Stakes, featuring the Wimpys Little Step Derby & Gordyville Breeders Cup, in mid March. He will be showing more derby horses as well as coaching several non pros. Look for us there!