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2024 EDUCATOR

Matthew Thompson

Training & Horsemanship

Greetings! I am an accomplished Heavy Horse Judge, seasoned Heavy Fabrication Engineer, and skilled Blacksmith.

With a notable background in teamstering, I’ve successfully managed teams of 12 horses, showcasing a deep understanding of equine dynamics. Beyond hands-on experience, I bring a decade of expertise as a Harness Breaker and hold a shared world record in ploughing.

My passion lies particularly with Clydesdales, a near-endangered breed that played a pivotal role in shaping our nation. Through clinics, training sessions, and my stud, Sandy Creek Clydesdales, I am dedicated to sharing their significance with the world. Join me on this professional journey, where precision meets passion in preserving and promoting the heritage of Clydesdales.

Visit Matthew Thompson at the following sessions

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Friday November 15th

Off The Track Demonstration Arena (OTT Pavilion)

Collar Sizing: Learn the essentials for a precision fit

Collar Sizing: Learn the essentials of fitting a collar to your horse with precision.

Similar to saddle fitting, this guide emphasizes the significance of a proper fit for enhanced comfort and optimal performance.

Covering aspects like shoulder angles and conformation for heavy horses, pull angles & more, it’s a practical resource for conscientious horse owners seeking to ensure their horseswell-being, functionality and to help make knowledge accessible to those breaking into the heavy horse world.

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Sunday November 17th

Off The Track Demonstration Arena (OTT Pavilion)

Harness fitting: Understanding, Sourcing, and Caring for harness

Navigate the world of harness with insights into their diverse functionalities & styles.

Discover the right harness for specific tasks and learn where to source reliable gear. This guide also provides essential tips on harness care, ensuring longevity and safety.

A comprehensive understanding of harness fitting and maintenance. As well as fun facts about Clydesdales their purpose & history.

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