Jody Strand


Over the years, Jody Strand has done a variety of training clinics throughout the United States. He enjoys being able to share with others his experiences as a trainer, exhibitor, and a judge.

Jody has often been able to use some of his own horses to demonstrate techniques that he expects them to perform. He has done clinics for private farms, as well as Arabian Clubs and Associations, working with their horses and the farm's amateur riders, or working along with the amateur rider, their horse, and their trainer. His goal is to provide them with as much knowledge gained through his own experiences, techniques, and problem-solving skills he's acquired over the years.

Having grown up in the Arabian horse industry, Jody has been showing horses all his life, and showing professionally since 1981. In 1997, Jody acquired his Level I Judge's Card, and has judged numerous esteemed shows throughout the United States and Canada, including the prestigious Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in 2007.

Jody has been nominated eight times, and in 2005, was named by his peers the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman's Association's Male Western Pleasure Trainer of the Year. In the Arabian Horse World's "Totally Tops" awards, which is based on points accumulated by winning national titles, he has been on every list but one since the program's inception in 1996. "I'm proud of that accomplishment. It shows consistency in the ability to turn out good horses year after year."

Jody has put together an 'UNBRIDLED' Training Clinic on DVD. 'UNBRIDLED' is a comprehensive video showing Western Pleasure training techniques from one of the Midwest's leading western trainers!

Regardless the structure of the clinic, Jody enjoys being involved in helping others improve their horsemanship, as well as showmanship skills, through teaching techniques that have worked well with his horses.
Please feel free to contact Jody if you'd like to schedule a seminar, as he welcomes all inquiries.
Seminar Schedule

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