2021 Julie M. Renfro Clinic

"Advancing Lines to Liberty"

Julie Renfro-CrossJune 12-13, 2021

In this advancing course, we’ll expand on the basic communication with our horses through varying lengths of lines and body language.

We’ll expand our skills through variations of transitions, (ie speed and direction) and move outside the arena setting. 

We’ll test these advancing skills by practicing the “Liberty” in a larger arena/round pen.


$395.00 for the two days of instruction

Auditing is $45.00 per day

Overnight boarding is available through Varian Arabians
Horses must be current on shots and worming.
Contact Angela - 805-441-1229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The Coop at Casa de Alvarez
Guesthouse, Sleeps 4

B & B  ½ mile from the Varian Ranch.

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Julie Renfro-CrossAbout Julie:

In my early teens, I was lucky to have parents that recognized that I needed a horse to coax me out of my shyness. It worked! I was involved in FAA shows and projects with my horse. Early on I competed in Hunter Jumpers, Halter, English and Western Pleasure. As time evolved I found that I wanted to bring out the best in my horses natural talents since I had a variety of breeds and color breed horses.

I’ve had the opportunity to spend countless hours riding with professionals and equestrians that have inspired my continued goals. I have thousands of hours participating in and at Horse Expo’s, seminars and demonstrations. I believe there should be a balance of ground skills as well as riding and a respect for leadership.

What I focus on is the rider riding the whole horse, creating a mental and physical connection. What is helpful is to have goals whether it is in the Western or English disciplines…find what fits you. I have had the good fortune of being mentored by a select few horseman.

I have owned and learned from many breeds of horses. An Arabian horse has been the most consistent breed I have had. I have had a Padron son, Khemosabi ++++// grandson and a son of Maclintock V, “Jamboree V”.  I‘ve found that the Arabian horse is the most versatile breed for what I want. (Cow work, Dressage, Reining and trail riding)

This is where I am attracted to Western Dressage. It takes so many equestrian specialties into account and offers a spirit of encouragement. After all, the competition is between me and my horse, not so much for the ribbon.

I completed and passed the education and requirements to be a  U.S.E.F, “r” Licensed Official in Western Dressage.

Julie M. Renfro