Missouri Trail Riding Clinic

  • September 27-29th, 2024
  • Check-in 8:30am
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Address: 30455 Pacific School Road Mora, MO 65345 

Develop the skills in yourself and your horse to be confident and have fun out on the trail. Trail riding can be dangerous and nerve racking. Find out how you, as the rider, can cultivate a strong focus and help your horse with his own emotional fitness on the trail. You will receive riding tips for riding different terrain, navigating water crossings, and much more. Have a specific issue you want help with (spooking, gigging on the trail, etc.)? We will help you problem solve to find a natural solution. 


In this 3 day clinic, you’ll learn the leadership skills needed to ride out and have fun doing it! We focus on improving our horsemanship skills to get our horse working for us. You will get practical experience riding through creeks, and up/down hills. You will also get the opportunity to build your horse’s confidence over obstacles. This is a great way to improve your relationship with your horse all while having fun with a great group of riders. This is a clinic you won’t want to miss. 

We have a covered arena to ride in as well as many miles of trails on property. Not to mention a beautiful creek and one-of-kind obstacle course close by. We will focus on horsemanship skills and play on obstacles the first day. Day 2 and 3 we will spend time honing our skills out on the trail! We will gather around the campfire at night to horse stories. This will be a fun getaway with your horse!

About your Instructor:
Matea Babcock has trained and helped many trail horses relax into riding out. As a horse development specialist, she understands the horse psychology behind the training that can fast track your progress. She has been teaching professionally for the last 10 years and her experience in the horse industry ranges from colt starting, and trail riding green horses to training gaited horses, and cow horses. She’s ridden in tough country from the Continental Divide in CO to trails in Montana. Using her knowledge and experience, she strives to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to be successful out on the trail with your horse.

Price: $750/rider for the weekend or $250/rider/day 

Early bird discount: Pay before June 25, 2024 and pay $600/rider for the weekend (non-refundable and non-transferable). Sign-up and pre-pay required. Payments can be made via Venmo, cash, or check. Spots fill up fast! 

How to Sign Up

Sign-up and pre-pay are required to attend. Payments can be made via Venmo, Zelle, or check. Spots fill up fast! Call or text Matea Babcock to sign-up: 785-741-0201

Stalls, Cabins, and RV Hook-up’s: Please contact Von Holten Ranch to reserve stalls, and/or a cabin or RV hook-up. 660-668-0880

Learn more: https://www.vonholtenranch.com/

*Proof of current negative coggin’s required. It will be checked upon arrival!

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