July 23, 24, 25 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

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2021 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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Dana Hokana

At the 2021 Minnesota Horse Expo, Dana will be conducting sessions each day July 23-25

will be doing a
Pre-Expo All Day Thursday Horsemanship Clinic on July 22 from 9 to 5.

We will accept 9 riders for the Thursday Pre-Expo clinic and the same riders will be part of Jane’s demos throughout the Expo, July 23-25.

Friday  Compeer Arena

10:30am - 12:00pm

How to Get and Keep Your Horse Soft and Light In The Face  


4:30pm -   6:00pm

Improve Your Feel and Timing


Saturday Compeer Arena

11:00am - 12:30pm

Steps To A More Responsive and Willing Horse

Saturday Poultry Barn Speaker Area


Lecture - Bits and Bridles: How they work and the importance of hand position and direction of pull


4:00pm -   5:30pm

Building a Confident Rider


Sunday Compeer Arena

10:30am - 12:00pm

How To Use The Backup to Improve Your Horses Performance


2:30pm -   4:00pm

How to Keep Your Horse Going Long Term

Dana Hokana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry. Dana has trained multiple Youth and Amateur Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western Riding, Trail and Reining champions at both the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Show, as well as many circuit and futurity champions. Dana’s daughter Brook has won the Congress four times, conquering the Horsemanship title two years in a row. She also won the All-Around Champion title one year and was Reserve All-Around Champion the next! Dana’s younger daughter, Bree, is a two-time Reserve Congress Champion in the Reining and was the AQHA Year End High Point Champion in 2010, 2011, and 2012! At the prestigious new AQHA Novice World Championship Show, Dana’s rider was an impressive 6th out of 108 in the Amateur Western Pleasure.

It was Dana’s success in the show ring that led to her desire to share her knowledge with the equine community, and this is how the “Winning Strides” series was born. Dana currently has nineteen DVD titles available. These DVDs have something to offer every rider at any level and in every discipline. These series’ are designed to educate horse owners and riders from the fundamentals of horse handling and horsemanship to becoming a World Champion in the show pen, in any event.

Dana also travels the world speaking at expos, equine affairs and clinics.  Dana has given clinics at Montana State University, the 320 Ranch in Montana, and also books many private clinics for ranches and trainers across the nation. Dana also writes training articles for some of the largest horse publications in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, including
PleasureHorse.com, the California Horsetrader, Horse Circuit News, Bit and Bridle, Horses Magazine, Cowgirls in Style, Western Horse U.K., Saddle Up Magazine, as well as many articles in the Quarter Horse Journal.

Visit Dana's website at www.hokana.com



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