Job Opportunity

March 2017 – Shawn Flarida Reiners is looking to add another hard working assistant to our team. Duties would include but not limited to feeding, saddling, basic barn chores. Depending upon the applicants experience there may be opportunity for traveling to shows, maintaining older horses and riding colts. This is a labor intensive job that requires long hours and a physically fit person. Salary provided, based on experience, as is on site housing for a single person, we can not accommodate couples. We are located in Springfield, OH. To apply please send resumes and contact information to or call 937-631-2033.

2017 WNY Equifest

If you are looking for a very affordable Shawn Flarida Clinic, then the WNY Equifest has what you are looking for!

WHAT: WNY EQUIFEST 2017 – Sponsored by the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council (WCNYSHC)
DATE: Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2017
TIME: Doors open at 9:30 am, Opening Ceremony at 10:00 am
WHERE: Showplex Arena, Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY
CELEBRATE THE HORSE at WNY EquiFest 2017, Western New York’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering Saturday, March 18 and Sunday March 19 at the Showplex on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York.

WNY EquiFest is a free, family-friendly equine exposition featuring some of the area’s top clinicians and trainers. Sponsored by the Western Chapter New York State Horse Council, this will be the event’s seventh successful consecutive year, growing bigger and more exciting with the addition of new clinicians and presenters. This year, we have included top horse trainers and more exciting presentations, sure to please every horse lover and enthusiast.

Purina, the Yankee Reining Horse Association and the Western Chapter New York State Horse Council are proud to welcome Shawn Flarida, the National Reining Horse Association’s leading rider, who was inducted into NRHA’s Hall of Fame in June 2011 and to date, the only 5.5 Million Dollar Rider. Shawn will host a demonstration on Saturday, followed by a participant clinic Saturday evening. Auditors are welcome.

We are also thrilled to have for the first time in Western New York, the Golden Pony Express Drill Team from Ohio. Riding Haflinger horses, this exciting precision drill team’s riders range from 11 to 38 and are guaranteed to be real crowd pleasers!

Not-Your-Average Dog and Pony Show, a K9 and horse relay race will delight the audience with exciting teams of agility dogs and horses, each team competing for the best time.

The Last Chance Corral, based in Athens, Ohio, is bringing four foals from its nurse mare foal rescue program. This organization is a 501c (3) non-profit devoted to the rehabilitation, recovery and adoption of orphaned, abandoned and abused foals, ponies and horses.

Returning will be perennial favorites: the Parade of Breeds and Breed Avenue, where you can have a close encounter of the best kind with your favorite equine companion.

For the kids or the “kid at heart”, the Family Fun Corral will engage even the littlest cowpoke with fun and educational projects where they can explore their creativity, making fun art projects or trying their hand at old fashioned cowhand skills.

Another new comer to EquiFest is Breyer, the World’s Finest Model Horses, hosting their Family Fun Day. Young family members can paint their own stablemate and take their creation home! Activity hours are from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday at the Breyer booth.
Brittany Braunbach and her students will thrill the audience once more with their jaw-dropping skills at trick riding. Erie, Niagara and Wyoming County 4-H teams will participate once again with a Horse Bowl competition and equine communication presentations.
Over 100 vendors will offer the equine enthusiast must-have horse products ranging from the newest line of riding wear, saddles, equipment, tractors, trucks, trailers, beautiful hand-crafted horse pottery, purses, fine hand-made chocolates, exotic spices – something for everyone – with both products and information for all attendees.

There will be plenty of refreshments on-site and free-parking. Like us on Facebook at EquiFest WNY. For a full event schedule, visit our website at For more information, contact Barbara Moore at or (716)-912-2100 or Mary at or or (585) 322-2696.

 2017 Flarida Farm Clinic Schedule

Great news for those that would like to attend one of Shawn’s farm clinics! This year will are offering three clinics that feature three full days of personal training with Shawn, three meals a day for three days and a stall/bedding for your horse. Hay and grain are the responsibility of the horse owner.

The clinics are limited to 10 horse/rider teams in order to make sure Shawn has plenty of time to spend with each rider. As a result, clinic spots fill quickly so please get your reservation forms in as soon as possible. Please contact for your reservation form today!

The 2017 dates are May 4-6, June 1-3 and July 13-15.

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2016 Flarida Farm Clinic

We are excited to announce the date of our first farm clinic in 2016. It will be held May 5-7 at the farm in Springfield, OH.  For more information and reservation forms, please email for more information. Each clinic is limited to 8 riders to ensure that each rider has plenty of time with Shawn and his staff. The cost includes three days of personal training with Shawn, three meals a day for three days as well as a stall and bedding for your horse. Hay and grain is the responsibility of the horse owner. Be sure to get your reservation in as soon as possible as spots are filled only with a completed reservation form and they are placed on a first come/first served basis. We look forward to seeing you in May!

We are planning on more dates throughout the summer, but we wanted to get the first one out to right away. Stay tuned for the posting of future 2016 clinic dates.


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