Sunday, April 26, 2009

Denny Chapman at the Central Florida Fair

We had a great time performing at the Central Florida Fair for the 3rd year in a row! In addition to our equine enterainment acts, including the "Suncoast Surfin Cowboy" ( we also produced the Taylor's "Smokewagon Shootout" - a professional mounted shooting competition featuring the best Florida mounted shooters competing in front of a sell-out crowd ( ). Here are a few pictures taken during a busy, but fun, weekend at one of the best large fairs in the Southeastern United States!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Sunday at Dark Horse Aside/Wild West Entertainment

Here are pictures of our trick riding student, Brianna, taking an Easter Sunday drive with our assistant trainer/performer, Stephanie Cons, and Imke - our Friesian stallion. We also had a visit from our friend Dane Hovey along with his wife Regina and son Chase, who had some fun with us as well as you can see in the pics.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Roman Riding Clinic with Denny Chapman

Here are a few pictures me teaching two of our trick riding students, Brianna and Katie, the basics of Roman Riding. They have also been learning the fundamentals of trick riding and side saddle equitation, as well as some liberty and trick horse work. Way to go, girls! There's also a pic of me doing a split with the legendary Mary Rivers, and a picture of Mary up on my boys. Had to add a picture of Mary's famous roman team, the Golden Rockets to show you what a "Real" roman team looks like!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Trick Riding Clinic with Mary Rivers and Stephanie Cons at Denny Chapman's Wild West Entertainment

Above are some updated pics from yesterday's photo session! That's Stephanie in the light green top, Keanna in the blue, Katie in Red, and Brianna in pink. Keanna has been riding with us for awhile, and has performed in our Wild West Show last year. Brianna and Katie have had only 4 days of instruction and are doing remarkably well as you can see from the pics!

Here are some pictures of our trick riding clinic students, Brianna, Katie and Keanna, with head Trick Riding Instructor Mary Rivers, and Assistant Trainer Stephanie Cons. The girls are working hard and discovering new muscles! We offer trick riding clinics throughout the year, as well as Mounted Shooting , Side Saddle, Liberty and Trick Horse Training and other specialty equine disciplines. Private lessons are also available - you can contact us through