Pam Scott and Bonnie Miller featured trainers during May 13-15 horse clinic |

Pam Scott and Bonnie Miller featured trainers during May 13-15 horse clinic

Area horse people have an opportunity to learn from two of the top trainers of horses and people when Pam Scott and Bonnie Miller conduct a horsemanship clinic May 13-15, at the Central States Fairgrounds Event Center in Rapid City, SD.

With emphasis placed on proper horsemanship, riders of every discipline can benefit from the experience these two trainers bring to the clinic. Through personal instruction and critiquing each rider’s performance, participants can improve their ability to show their horse to its maximum potential.

Both clinicians are also judges in a multitude of associations, and bring their judging perspective to the clinic. Understanding the rules and expectations in each class will help individuals to better show their horses, with emphasis made on both basic and advanced techniques.

Scott and Miller have both coached youth and amateurs to multiple wins on the national level in multiple associations. They believe that correct horsemanship fundamentals allow a rider to be able to communicate effectively with their horse, gaining better control and building confidence in horse and rider.

Besides coaching youth all-around performers, Pam Scott has won a reserve championship in Junior Western Riding at the Quarter Horse Congress, as well as placing in the top six in Working Hunter and Halter. A versatile trainer and showman herself, she has also lectured and given demonstrations at the Quarter Horse Congress. She also showed the Florida Gold Coast Champion Western Riding horse and won the AQHA Honor Roll in Hunter Under Saddle. She holds Judges cards in AQHA, NCHA, NRHA, PHBA, NRCHA and NSBA.

Bonnie Miller has trained and shown 81 World Champion Paint Horses in nine different events, including Trail, Reining, Western Riding, Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter and Jumping. She has also won money in NRHA competition and has judged major reining competitions in five countries. Miller has been an instructor at the APHA Judges Academy and the International Judges Seminar for several years. She holds Judges cards with AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, NSBA, APHA, ApHC, PHBA, PtHA and the NRHA Futurity.

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The combined talents and experience of these two horse women will be shared with clinic participants in several ways. On May 13, clinicians will offer private lessons, with the possibility of having a short working cowhorse clinic. May 14 will be for youth, which is free. May 15 is for adult riders, which will cost $60/rider.

Spectators are encouraged to attend, with plenty of seating available. The clinicians will wear microphones so that everyone can hear them.

For more information, contact Patty Brunner at or 605-393-2577; Anne Marie Johnson at 605-787-5798; or AlanVan Bochove at 605-342-4042. Stalls can be rented at the facility by contacting Central States Fair at 605-355-3861.