Thank you to ALL of our 2023 Presenters for sharing their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the Horse and the Horse Industry!


Michael Canfield- Lucky Star Horsemanship, Red Hook, NY

Like so many horse people, Michael found his love of horses at a young age.  Serious study into the art of horsemanship began way back in 1992 when he purchased a “project horse” for the whopping sum of $200.00. He has been loping along learning, improving and eventually helping others with their horses ever since.

Today, Michael is the owner of Lucky Star Horsemanship offering education, evaluations, clinics and lessons throughout the U.S. from Michigan, to Maine, to Florida to California! Michael has been a Featured Presenter at Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo, Michigan Horse Expo, WNY Equifest, New York State Fair, Equus Fest East and many other events. His focus is bringing Horses and Humans closer together, developing strong partnerships and enriching performance utilizing the Cooperative Horsemanship approach. To learn more about Lucky Star Horsemanship please visit their website at http://www.luckystarhorsemanshipny.com

ANTHONEY GODFREY/ANTHONY GODFREY HORSEMANSHIP: Anthony specializes in starting your horses and helping horses overcome their problems. By age 12 Anthony found his passion and began his study of the horse. Having a very diverse background doing everything from mounted trail guide to mounted security to barn management he continued to explore aspects of horsemanship that helped horses create a solid foundation. Anthony enjoys sorting, penning and team roping. Be sure to catch his Demonstrations and Trainer Talk segment at Equus Fest East 202 happening on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Ulster County Fairground in New Paltz, NY

ANITA MARTIN/LOVING HANDS: Anita Martin of Loving Hands for Horses will be one of the Presenters at Equus Fest East! From equine sports massage to saddle fitting, Anita brings her compassion and skills to the equine community. From Anita’s website comes this quote. “To Help Horses with their Pain, and to Help Horse Owners understand that Horses suffer muscle pain more than we realize!Too many Horses have ended up in a bad place due to undesirable behavior out of pain, my goal is to change that one Horse at a time!” Visit her in the Youth Building, at her Demonstrations and Trainer Talk Segments

ROB’S TRAIL TRAINING: Rob Gilbert has an inspiring story and a powerful message of healing and transformation through the horse, Be sure to catch his presentations and visit his booth in the Youth Building