Clinics and Shows

Maryal Barnett is a USEF S and FEI C Judge and a Canadian Senior Dressage Judge. Maryal was appointed instructor and senior official for the USDF Judges Training Program. She is a full-time dressage instructor and trainer working out of Nottingham Equestrian Center (of which she is a part owner) in East Lansing, Michigan.  She has students throughout the state of Michigan and gives regular clinics in Illinois, Indiana, New York, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Many of Maryal’s students have earned local and national awards and are USEF Judges themselves.
Clinic dates are as follows:
September 9-10
October 7-8
November 11-12
December 9-10


Buster McLaury will be holding clinics in both Colt Starting/Problem Solving as well as Horsemanship 2 at the Bay Harbor Equestrian Center in September. Buster’s philosophy of horse training is communication - learning to talk “horse” to the horse. The Problem Solving Clinic will spend time understanding the horses needs so the human can do a better job of understanding, supporting and helping the horse. Horsemanship 2 is designed to help achieve a higher level of increased harmony with your horse by understanding simple, yet precise exercises.

The classes are half days and are four days long. 

9am: Colt Starting/Problem Solving
This class is for horses that have not been started under saddle or for older horses that are having trouble understanding what is being asked of them, which causes trouble for the human.  The class lays the foundation for whatever is coming in the future.

Noon - 1pm:  Lunch Break

1pm:  Horsemanship 2
This class is designed to help achieve a higher level of communication between horse and rider.  It emphasizes the rider's awareness of what the horse needs to do with his feet and balance in order to do certain jobs, and really laying the groundwork for some really fancy things for you and your horse.

Register for one or both of the Buster McLaury Clinics by calling the barn at 231.439.7100.