LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Clinton Anderson, the star of RFD-TV's popular Downunder Horsemanship show, will be hosting a clinic at Lufkin's George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $25 per person each day, and children 12 and under will get in free. The clinic will be one of seven stops on his Walkabout Tour.
"The Walkabout Tour is the most inspirational two days any horse lover can have," the Downunder Horsemanship Facebook page states. "Whether you ride English, Western, or just love to hit the trails, learn how the man behind the method uses his techniques every single day to develop respectful and fun horses."
The gates will open at 8:15 a.m. each day, and the demonstrations will begin at 9 a.m.
Burt Hairgrove, the manager of the Lufkin Expo Center, said the event's organizers are expecting 3,000 people to attend the event. During the clinic, Anderson will use his horse, Diez, to demonstrate maneuvers from both the English and Western styles of horsemanship like "side passes, spins, tempi flying changes, and sliding stops." Anderson will also give out thousands of dollars worth of prizes over the course of the two-day event.
A native of Australia, Anderson is a horse trainer, clinician, and competitor, according to a bio on Downunder Horsemanship's Facebook page. He came to the United States in 1997 and started apprenticing with well-known American horse trainers.
"In 2001, he became the first clinician to create a made-for-TV horse training program that aired on RFD-TV," Downunder Horsemanship's Facebook page states. "The use of untrained horses and a variety of topics covering common problems faced by horse owners quickly made Downunder Horsemanship the network's number one equine program. This year Clinton, again, proved he's an industry leader and pioneer by launching his show on Fox Sports Net - a national broadcast station that reaches 80 million viewers."
According to the Facebook page, Anderson also trains and shows reigning horses. In addition, he is the first two-time champion of the Road to the Horse, "an event in which the best trainers in the world compete to start an un-touched horse in less than three hours."