Winter Riding Series

& Mini Challenge

Progressive Clinic Series set up to jumpstart your 2024 Riding!

Make this year your best year in the arena, or on the trail

  • 3 Weekend Clinics tailored to its riders!

  • Mini Challenge during the clinic gifting out great AWARDS at the last clinic!

  • 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

Winter riding can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be non-productive! Our Winter Riding Series is almost full, so get your spots in today. We designed this program several years back and had incredible success with it. The riders LOVE IT and we get SO much done! Space limited and spots already filled.

This is a PROGRESSIVE clinic working through

Ground work,

Liberty work,

Relaxation work

Shoulder Control

Speed Control


Hip Work

& Performance work!

All the way from the round pen to flying lead changes!!You will be given different exercises and patterns to work on throughout the process! This series is composited 3 separate 2 day clinics.

One each month in January, February, and March.We intend to take you as far as we can. Teaching body control, speed control, emotional training, problem solving, performance work, and more.Many times in a clinic we get everything great and then go home and forget. This program is designed to give you the muscle memory and true understanding by being able to stick with it for 3 months and have access to our knowledge in between!

The last weekend in March we will do a Saturday night Dinner (provided) and give out some awards to those who worked hard and stuck with it through the whole series.


January 20-21st

February 17-18th

March 9-10th

Riding spots in this Series are limited to 12 riders. Total price for 3 Weekend Clinics is $1250. This is our cheapest clinic for the time frame we offer. The best bang for your buck!

A Non-Refundable deposit of $300 due upon sign up. The rest will be due 2 weeks prior to the start of the clinic.

Stalls and Cabins Available Onsite to Rent.

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 Winter Riding Series 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!

Winter Riding Series & Mini Challenge

Michael Lyons Horsemanship

Event Contact:

Julia Lyons


Clinic Location: 5396 Old Walker Mill Rd. Randleman, NC 27317

3 Full Weekend Clinics in Jan, Feb & March!

Price Per Rider: $1250

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 $300 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 to bring your horse to the facility. 

Stalls & Cabins - Cabins are available to rent onsite at Michael Lyons Horsemanship. Each cabin has 2 queen beds, a bathroom, shower, and small kitchenette with a mini fridge, toaster oven, coffee pot and microwave. Cabins are available for $90 a night.

Stalls available for $25 per night. Shavings are NOT included but can be purchased onsite for $8 per bag, or you can bring your own.

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.