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KDCTA Shawna Karrasch Positive Reinforcement (R+) Clinic

10/15/2022  −   10/16/2022
Open: 8/29/2022
Close: 10/10/2022
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Organizer: Karen Schuckman 814-470-0797

Shawna Karrasch Positive Reinforcement (R+) Clinic sponsored by Keystone Dressage and Combined Training Association
October 15-16, 2022
Registration Closes October 10, 2022
Harmony Horsemanship Center, 473 Golf Course Road, Altoona, PA 16601

KDCTA is thrilled to host a clinic with Shawna Karrasch, a pioneer in the use of Positive Reinforcement Training with horses. Her powerful and humane behavioral training techniques are an eye-opening experience for equine professionals, competitors, and amateurs alike. Learn more about her and her clinics at or check out her FB group: Equine Clicker 101.

Saturday, Oct 15:
9:00 – 12:30 Introduction to R+ Lecture
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and discussion with Q&A
1:30 – 3:00 Sessions with participant horses
3:00 – 4:00 Reflection and Q&A
Sunday, Oct 16:
9:00 – 10:00 Reflection on Day 1
10:00 – 12:00 Sessions with participant horses
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and discussion with Q&A
1:30 – 3:00 Sessions with participant horses
3:00 – 4:00 Final discussion and Q&A

Participants with horses can expect to have 3 working sessions with Shawna, which other participants and auditors will observe. A limited number of stalls are available for those who are bringing horses from a distance. Depending on interest, there may be options for those who cannot bring their own horse to work with a horse provided by another participant or KDCTA member.

Full Participant w/ horse: $450 for KDCTA member; $500 for non-member
Auditor: $150 for KDCTA member, $175 for non-member, $90 for single day
Lunch: $15 for 2 days – optional. You may choose to bring your own lunch. $10 for Sat only
Stalls: $50 per day for stall on site (Limited # of stalls available.) If need to arrive on Fri, contact organizer.
Stalls: $30 per day for stall at nearby facility (20-minute drive)

Facility: Harmony Horsemanship Center has ample trailer parking, indoor and outdoor arenas, wash rack, bathroom, and meeting areas. Some paddocks and round pens may be available for holding horses who are trailering in for the day. Shawna prefers that horses are not left tied to trailers during the time they are not working.

Hotels: There are several hotels within a 10-minute drive of the facility. KDCTA members may be able to provide accommodations to those who are traveling from outside the area.

For more information and answers to questions, contact Karen Schuckman at Those who register will receive an information packet and additional instructions 2 weeks prior to the event.

Organizer Notes

Contact Organizer for any questions.

KDCTA Member w/ horse


Non Member w/ horse


Auditing KDCTA Member sat/sun


Auditing Non Member sat/sun


One Day Only Audit


Stall Sat/Sun (on site)


  • Lunch Sat/Sun$15.00
  • Lunch Sat only$10.00
  • Lunch Sun only$10.00

Administrative Information

  • Ride Time: Additional information will be emailed prior to clinic.
  • Trailer Direction: Follow Signs. Participants with stalls may unload by the barn, then park in the trailer parking area.
  • Change Policy: Changes are not permitted.
  • Refund Policy: No refunds.
  • Entry Option(s) Secure Spot: Pay in full via STRIDER