Wisconsin is home to over 1 million dairy cows, but America’s Dairyland has a soft spot for horses. To showcase the passion for horses and equestrians in the state’s agricultural community, widely recognized horseman Chris Cox will be the headlining clinician at the 2017 Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.
During the three-day show, Cox will be administering clinics on a number of different topics for people to take part in with their horses. Clinics will include correct riding, colt starting, building rider confidence, developing youth horsemanship and more. To take part in one of the clinics, ranging from one to five or more hours, individuals must apply.
Cox originates from a cattle ranch in Australia, where he learned from an early age about working with horses and appreciating the connection of horse and man.
He has become known for his popular show “Chris Cox Horsemanship,” which teaches viewers about his life and work on his ranch Diamond Double C Ranch in Mineral Wells, Texas. The show focuses on Cox working with different horses, and educating the public with information and facts to aid both horse owners and admirers.
As a teacher of horsemanship for over 28 years, Cox uses both Western and European influences in his style and practice, allowing all levels of rider insights into how to work with horses. He consistently is looking to help others on their horsemanship journeys, making his stand out as an exlimperlariy teacher.
As a trainer and breeder of horses, Cox has been recognized as an outstanding individual in the equestrian world, and was presented with the Traveler Award by the American Quarter Horse Association in 2015 and was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the same year. By 2016 Cox was given the Monty Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cox’s resume of success with horses includes multiple competitive awards throughout his tenure. He has earned four world championships of the coveted Road to the Horse competition, which has elite clinicians compete in the World Championship of Colt Starting. The competitors must build a strong relationship with an untouched three-year-old American Quarter Horse to win the prize. Cox was also awarded the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award in 2015.
In addition to his full schedule, Cox frequently travels throughout the world to offer demonstrations, clinics and performances of his work along with regular Reined Cow Horse and Team Roping events.
More information about the FTD Chris Cox Clinics, follow this link.
Farm Technology Days 2017 is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 11-13, at Ebert Enterprises, E5083 County Road K, Algoma. Admission is $8 for everyone age 12 and up, and parking is free. For more information, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/kewaunee and the event’s Facebook and Twitter pages.