Horsemanship Clinic with Michael Lyons

Creating a solid foundation both in and out of the arena!

3 Days of Riding with 2 Clinicians, Michael & Julia Lyons!

  • Individualized Clinics built to set you up to best communicate with your horse

  • Get better in the arena, or on the trail. All disciplines and breeds welcome.

  • Learn, Fellowship, Stay on Track & better your Relationship with your Horse.

Invest in yourself. Invest in Your Horse.

"Horse training is simple. It may not be easy, but it is simple. Our program is set up so that everyone can learn to be the best rider and trainer for their own horse. I am nothing special, if I can do it, so can you."

-Michael Lyons

When coming to a clinic with Michael, he is going to provide you with your very own program that will allow you to reach the goals that you desire. Each clinic is tailored to the horse and riders needs. Come and expect to RIDE!

Michael firmly believes in giving each rider the tools they need to put the pieces together in their training. You should not expect your learning to end when the clinic is over! Each person will be prepared to take the exercises they have learned and be able to apply them to other horses, or to continue to perfect them on the horse they rode. 3 days are great as each rider will really begin to become confident in their maneuvers and reach a more complete understanding in the 3rd day. Our Horsemanship Clinics start on the ground and work up from there. We go over the best solid foundation to get you and your horses communication the best possible. Whether you are riding in the arena or out of the arena, this clinic applies to you! No matter the discipline, we are strive for the same thing, better control.Come expecting to learn:

Come expecting to learn:

Foundation on the Ground

Softness to the bridle and your cues

Relaxation and Connection Work

Problem Solving

Shoulder Control

Hip Control

Entire Body Engagement

Relaxation Work

Body Mechanics

Learning to Ride the Outside Horse

and More!

The Cost of this clinic is $750. A $250 deposit will save your spot. The remaining amount will be due the week prior to the clinic.


The Cost of this clinic is $750. A $250 deposit will save your spot. The remaining amount will be due two weeks prior to the clinic.

Creating Better Performance through Education &

Merging the Gap Between Horsemanship and the Show Horse

"I probably learned more about training my horse at the clinic I attended than in my many years riding horses. Michael and Julia are gifted in their ability to communicate the philosophy and techniques of true horsemanship." - 2023 Clinic participant

"I've had the privilege of Michael's instruction twice. Once in a clinic and once in a private lesson on my reining horse. I have participated in several clinics and follow a number of natural horsemanship trainers for tips and insight. None of them come close to the insight and knowledge I received from Michael during my two lessons with him. What I appreciate most about Michael is that he takes the time to get to know you and your horse before he ever begins to give suggestions or instruction. No "one size fits all" for this guy! - Rhonda Van Huss

"Learned so much at my four day Michael Lyons horsemanship clinic. My Endurance mare Maggie was having trouble with her ‘power steering’. We worked hard through all of the exercises Michael gave us, especially the dreaded ‘shoulder’ exercises! I don’t even work that hard on a 50 miler I’m happy to report that all the sweat was so worth it, Maggie now has acquired Power Steering. We’re ready to hit the trail with confidence. Thanks again Michael"

  • - Deb Searle

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Performance Clinic with Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons Horsemanship

Event Contact:

Julia Lyons


Clinic Location: Face Up Training & Colt Starting

3244 W Sieling Rd, New Freedom, PA 17349

Clinic Date

May 10-12th, 2024

Stall Reservation:

$40 per night. Bedding, buckets and daily mucking included in price.

Please contact

to reserve a stall. Payment can be made via cash, check, or venmo. Current coggins/vaccinations will be required prior to entering the property.

Price Per Rider: $750. A $250 deposit holds your spot

Auditing available for $30 per day per person. You can pay at the door for this.

Important Clinic Information for Registrants

Things to keep in mind when signing up for the Clinic

Signing Up- When you sign up for the clinic, you are required to pay a $250 deposit to save your spot. The remaining balance of this clinic is not due until 2 weeks prior to the clinic. Your deposit does hold your spot for the clinic, and therefore is non-refundable. We do allow folks to transfer their deposit to any other clinic within a calendar of the initial clinic signed up for as long as you have. 

Every clinic/ retreat is unique to the participants in the event. We want to do our best to help you with your horsemanship goals. However, there are some things that you need to do prior to the clinic. Make sure your horse is physically fit to ride in an all day clinic. It is best suited for you and your animal to be working and building some sort of fitness and endurance level prior to attending.


It is important that you are able to ride/work in a group of people. This does not mean that you need to be perfect, as we understand that you probably signed up for this clinic because you are in need of help, but make sure you are are comfortable riding or doing ground work with your horse in a group of 8-12 people.  

Videos/Photos - Photos are meant to be used for your personal use only, not for commercial purposes or public viewing. You are not authorized to publish or display photos or videos that were taken of Michael & Julia Lyons, staff, family, or anyone else in the clinic without permission from Michael or Julia. 

Stallions are not permitted in any clinic unless given permission from Michael or Julia directly. 

Coggins- You do need a valid coggins/vaccinations to bring your horse to the facility. 

Stalls & Cabins - $40 per night. Bedding, buckets and daily mucking included in price.Please contactAlyssacdietrich@gmail.comto reserve a stall. Payment can be made via cash, check, or venmo. Current coggins/vaccinations will be required prior to entering the property.

Registration - Once signing up is complete, you should get an email directly after signing up. Be sure to check both your promotions folder and your spam if you do not see it at first. We recommend turning your notifications to that email on once finding it to ensure you always see the most up to date information.