One of the hardest working horsemen in America, Craig Cameron, will be featured at the Horse Expo Pomona, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015 at the Fairplex in Pomona.
“We are really looking forward to have Craig Cameron at this year's Expo,” said Miki Nelsen, president of Horse Expo Pomona. “He brings a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand style that horse experts and beginning riders can all learn from.”
Craig Cameron was raised in the family business on their Texas ranch and became a PRCA bull rider at 13 years old. He grew up watching rough training methods of horse breaking in the 50s and 60s, but never believed in or practiced this roughness. With his biggest influences being Ray Hunt, who advocated working with the horse and not against him, and Tom Dorrance, the father of Natural Horsemanship, it is not a surprise that Cameron followed in Hunt’s footsteps and became one of the “original clinicians.”
Cameron was also one of the innovators of the one-hour colt starting demonstration, which he has performed thousands of times all over the world. He is the founder of Craig Cameron’s Guts and Glory, a 3-day 100-mile ride that has raised $100,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. He has come into the mainstream with his two RFD-TV television series, Ride Smart and award-winning Extreme Cowboy Race. Cameron travels over 80,000 miles a year providing invaluable information at his clinics.
Cameron has been honored with several Hall of Fame inductions, including the 2002 Working Cowboy of the Year, 2007 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the 2009 Culver Military Academy of Hall of Fame, and the 2012 Texas Hero’s Hall of Honor.
In 2010, Cameron won the Road to the Horse World Championship, the world championship of colt starting. He also has parlayed his passion for horse safety with his own line of horse equipment, multiple DVDs and an equine best seller, Ride Smart. His new book, Ride Smarter, was published in 2013. Information on Craig Cameron is available at www.craigcameron.com.
At the Horse Expo Pomona, Cameron will offer clinics on topics including The Use of Cues to Create a Better Stop, Back, Turnaround and Spin with Your Horse; New and Fun Patterns to Develop a Better Horse and Horsemanship, and Understanding the Power of the Outside Rein.
Horse Expo Pomona offers something for every horse enthusiast. Popular returning attractions California Classic, Young Rider Park, Breed Revelation, Trail Symposium, University, Ultimate Super Horse, and the Great American Truck Display.
Over 300 exhibits will offer the latest products and services from riding apparel, tack, nutrition, horse supplies and trailers to art, jewelry, equipment and items for your home and ranch.
The Fairplex is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily. Plenty of parking is available and located at Gate 17 off McKinley Ave.
Get your early bird Expo tickets now and save. Buy online from now through Dec. 24, and pay $13 per day. Then from Dec. 25 through Feb. 1, online tickets will be $15 each per day. Tickets at the door will be $18. Tickets for children 13 years and under are $5 per day and children under six are admitted free.
For complete information on the Horse Expo Pomona ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities call 800-352-2411 or visit www.horseexpoevents.com.