Downunder Horsemanship and Ritchie Industries recently teamed up at the Clemson, S.C. Walkabout Tour to give the Madison County 4-H Cowboys and Angels Drill Team the opportunity to raise over $4,600. The Georgia drill team is made up of riders 12 to 16 years of age who use Clinton Anderson’s horse training method during their practices to work their horses.
At each Walkabout Tour, Downunder Horsemanship and tour featured sponsor Ritchie Industries select a local non-profit group with equine connections to head up the Ritchie Ball Toss. Tour attendees purchase tennis balls from the non-profit organization for $5 throughout the weekend, and during the Ritchie Ball Toss held on Sunday of the event, throw them into the arena trying to be the closest to a pre-determined marker. Those closest to the marker receive prizes that consist of training DVDs and equipment.
The Cowboys and Angels Drill Team was selected to run the Feb. 4 and 5 Clemson, S.C. Walkabout Tour’s Ritchie Ball Toss to raise funds for its 4-H group. All money raised throughout the event went directly to the dedicated team. “Our team members absolutely loved every minute of the tour. They learned so much from Clinton. They will never forget this weekend!” Julia Highsmith, a team leader for the Madison County 4-H Cowboys and Angels Drill Team says.
Non-profit organizations that would like to apply to run the Ritchie Ball Toss at an upcoming Walkabout Tour may visit the Downunder Horsemanship website to fill out an application at https://downunderhorsemanship.com/events/walkabout-tour/charity-ball-toss/. Remaining 2017 Walkabout Tour stops include: Harrisburg, Pa., Monroe, Wash., Las Vegas, Nev., and Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Clinton Anderson is a clinician, horse trainer and competitor. He’s dedicated his life to helping others realize their horsemanship dreams and keeping them inspired to achieve their goals. The Downunder Horsemanship method of horse training is based on respect and understanding how horses think and react. It gives horse owners the knowledge needed to become skilled horsemen and train their horses to be consistent and willing partners. Clinton instructs horsemanship clinics, presents Walkabout Tours across the country, produces a television show, and is constantly creating comprehensive study kits and training tools to make learning horsemanship as accessible and easy as possible. Discover for yourself how Clinton and the Method can help you achieve your horsemanship dreams at www.downunderhorsemanship.com.