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John Mitchell Cutting Horse Clinic

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017

This is a unique opportunity to be personally coached by one of cutting’s top trainers for two days in a very intimate environment. The maximum number of participants will be limited to just 7, giving riders all the personal attention they need to learn directly from John Mitchell. The clinic will be held at Steve Dees Ranch, Schulenburg, TX on Oct 14-15th. Unlimited fresh cattle will be supplied. All participants will come away with a personal plan from John outlining what they need to keep working on and specific exercises to help them achieve that. Spectators are welcome, click to register.


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  •  Super Small Clinic Size – You will be one of just 7 participants in this clinic, giving you all the time and attention you need with John to make major improvements.
  • Unlimited Fresh Cattle – Clinic host, Steve Dees is a cattle buyer and will supply as many fresh cattle as participants need.
  • Watch John Mitchell Work – John will work some of his best aged event horses, giving you direct insight into what John does and how he applies the techniques he’s been teaching you.
  • No downtime – There will be no time for boredom at this clinic. With limited participants, you will either be riding, practicing, watching John or your fellow participants.
  • Personal Work Plan – John will create a plan for each participant to take home and continue to apply what they learned at the clinic. It will feature specific exercises each rider needs to take their showing to the next level.
  • Personal Video – CHTO will video the clinic and give each rider a personal video for them to study and continue their development.
  • Socialize With John – Relax over a cool drink and delicious meals and get to know one of cutting’s greatest trainers. Chat, ask questions and have a laugh with John and other participants throughout the two days. It’s an experience you’ll never forget it!

How I got Started: I began working for Graham Amos in Dubbo, Australia.

Biggest mistake I’ve made in cutting: Listening to too many people.

Biggest Myth About Cutting: That horses do it themselves.

Favourite Quote: “Be good to your mum.”

Most memorable moment in cutting: Winning the 2014 NCHA Super Stakes on Junie Wood.

Training Philosophy: Work hard.

1. Can I stay in my RV? 

There are no RV hooks at the ranch, however there is an RV park in Schulenburg.  Please call (979) 743-4388 to reserve or click HERE to go their website.
2. How do I  organize accommodation?
Steve Dees has blocked some rooms at the  Holiday Inn Express in Schulenburg. Click on the link to go to their website to book your room.
2. When does the clinic start and finish?
You are welcome to check-in on Friday night and stable your horse. The clinic will get underway on Saturday Morning at 8am on July 1st and ends on Sunday afternoon at 4pm to give participants time to pack and return home.
3. What is the agenda?
The clinic will get underway at 8am each morning following a cooked cowboy breakfast. Lunch will be served at noon, with plenty of breaks and refreshments in between.
4. Do I need to bring stall shavings?
No, that is included in the price of the clinic. You will however, need to bring your horse feed.
5. Can I cancel my registration?
Yes as long as it’s done via email at least 14 days before the clinic is held. After that date, the $750 deposit fee is no longer refundable. If cancellation happens 7 days or less before the clinic date, then none of the full fee will be refunded.
6. Who can I call for more information?
Call Duncan Steele-Park on 662-609-6935 for any questions.
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