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Top Clinician Offers Discount to LOPE

Peter Cambell Clinic Peter Campbell demonstrates the importance of feel and timing to clinic students

Peter Campbell is an exceptional horsemanship teacher and mentor. His credentials as a horseman and clinician are too numerous to easily list.

Peter studied directly with Tom Dorrance and has focused his clinics on the art of working with the horse’s mind. Because of that, Peter is able to teach people the most effective ways to help your horse become a willing partner through simple, practical, and essential values that create respect and a strong bond between horse and rider. Click here for more information about Peter’s background and teaching experience.

I first rode with Peter in 2011 when I brought a tense (yet sensible at heart) LOPE mare. Thanks to Peter’s coaching and careful observation of her needs, the mare and I made some big changes together by the end of the clinic. And at his 2013 clinic, Peter was key in helping me realize some key truths about horsemanship and life philosophy. Thanks to the insights I gained at that clinic from Peter, I was able to move forward much more confidently into the next phase of my work with the LOPE horses. See here and here for my detailed blog posts about that clinic.

One thing that especially impressed me about Peter is his genuine commitment to rescue and at-risk horses. One of his clinic mounts is a rescue horse. Peter intervened when her previous owner was going to send her to slaughter, due to her troubled behavior. Peter took her in, worked with her and transformed the mare into a trusty clinic partner. And he also adopted an ex-racehorse from CANTER Ohio during a clinic in that state.


Clinic and Discount Details

Peter only comes to Texas once a year in March. This year, the clinic will be March 28-31 in Beeville, TX (at the gorgeous Charco Ranch). Peter has generously offered a deep discount to LOPE adopters/fosters for the Horsemanship 1 class at the clinic. Instead of the usual $500, the entire 4-day clinic would only be $350 to LOPE adopters/fosters!

For details about the clinic, please see Peter’s website or contact the clinic host (Robbie at robbie [at] or by phone at 361-510-4884).

This is an incredible discount for a clinic taught by a teacher as skilled as Peter. With his sensitivity and compassion for at-risk horses (and the baggage they may carry), Peter creates a supportive environment for helping these horses (and the people who love them) find that calm peace within themselves.

As most of you know, LOPE is dedicated to helping ex-racehorses through education and job training/placement. Inspired by the classical horsemanship philosophy of Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and others, our work is guided by core values such as the importance of providing practical help to the LOPE horses, treating them as individuals and embracing a “back to the basics” foundation approach to horsemanship.

We have found Peter to be an excellent teacher and horseman of the classical school — and appreciate his support of LOPE very much. If you are an approved LOPE adopter or foster home, please take advantage of this unusual offer — and come ride with Peter in Beeville. Working with Peter in a clinic will help both you and your horse build a partnership in quiet yet significant ways.

We hope to see you there!

1 Comment

  1. Paola says:

    That’s a great thing he’s doing for the LOPE adopters.

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