California Riding Magazine • October, 2008

Gotta Love These Ladies!
Local horsewomen featured in Lynn Palm’s Women LUV Horses

Renowned trainer and teacher Lynn Palm brings her Women LUV Horses Retreat to California Dec. 5-7. Local trainers Sharon Camarillo, Cynthia Cantleberry and Sandy Collier will share the marquee with Lynn and Barbara Schulte and Jane Savoie.

These legendary horse trainers/clinicians will present several training clinics and lectures designed to help women, young ladies and little girls accomplish their horse dreams.

The venue is the Industry Hills Expo Center.

The event’s creator Lynn Palm is one of the foremost and most respected horsewomen in the world. For more than 30 years she has championed the partnership between horse and rider and is one of the few clinicians today with a proven competition record. Among her many achievements, Lynn was named 2007 AQHA Horsewoman of the Year, AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women’s Athletic Association, and was named one of the top clinicians in the U.S. by Horse & Rider Magazine. She has won more than 34 World and Reserve World Championships, and more than 50 Bridleless Dressage Exhibitions to Music. Lynn has won a record four AQHA Superhorse wins and was invited to perform during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with Quarter Horse Ambassador Rugged Lark. She is a regular commentator on RFD-TV and Horse TV and is a regular contributor to numerous equine publications.

Sharon Camarillo
Sharon is a National Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee whose career has encompassed many facets of the western and equestrian world. She was drawn to horses since childhood, and honed her riding and roping skills during her college rodeo days. She graduated from California Polytechnic University, known for its famous rodeo team, with a degree in Agricultural Business and Economics. Sharon strongly believes in the power of education. Over the last 30 years, she has traveled as a clinician to 35 states and five foreign countries, as well as all Canadian provinces, working with more than 10,000 students and their horses. Among her many awards, Sharon received the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Tad Lucas Award and the Western and English Manufacturer’s Association Top Hand Award. She is based in the San Joaquin Valley’s Lockeford. More information on her endeavors can be found at

Cynthia Cantleberry
Cynthia is owner of Cantleberry’s Golden Hill Farm in Paso Robles. Her many accolades include induction into the 2005 PCQHA Hall of Fame, 14 AQHA World Champion trail horses, two AQHA World Champion Hunter Under Saddle horses, three AYQHA World Champion Trail horses, and numerous AQHA Reserve World Championships in various disciplines. She has shown and trained Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and Paints for more than 50 years and has been married to trainer Red Cantleberry since 1970.

Sandy Collier
Sandy is an esteemed clinician, author and NRCHA and AQHA world champion. She competed in her first horse show when she was 6 years old, and continued to compete throughout her school years. As a teen, she found work at a ranch in California, where she learned more horsemanship skills. She started competing in the California Reined Cow Horse Association, and then began making a name for herself in the 1980s in CRCHA events. Among her many awards, Sandy won the 1993 NRCHA World Championship Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Division. Some of her other accomplishments include 2000 NRCHA Year-End Open Hackamore Champion, 2001 Cowhorse Classic Futurity Open Champion, and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by Monty Roberts. To date, she is the only female rider to win the world’s toughest cow horse event. Her analytical approach to training and her consistency in the practice and show pens are highly regarded. To learn more about Sandy, who is based in Santa Barbara County’s Buellton, see story page 30 and visit

Barbara Schulte
Barbara is a professional cutting horse trainer and certified personal performance coach. She trains and shows at the national level and has been the first woman to win national championships, including the NCHA Derby, NCHA Superstakes Classic and the prestigious August Futurity. She is nationally recognized as an expert clinician. As a personal performance coach, Barbara helps riders of all disciplines develop confidence and reach their full potential. She pioneered the integration of personal performance training into the equestrian world, and is a gifted teacher. She has served as vice president of the National Cutting Horse Association, has appeared on Good Morning America, ESPN and the Outdoor Life Network. She is regularly featured on nationally syndicated radio programs and has produced a variety of training resources. Her greatest joy is her family and her son, Zane. For more information about Barbara, visit

Jane Savoie
Jane wears many hats in the horse industry. She is a dressage competitor, coach, instructor, clinician, speaker and author. She has been a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team and won the bronze medal in Barcelona, Spain. She was also the 1996 and 2004 Olympic dressage coach for the Canadian 3-Day Event Team in Atlanta and Athens. In the 2000 Olympics she coached several top dressage and 3-Day Event riders and assisted Susan Blinks in securing a bronze medal for the U.S. Dressage Team. She has also won nine Horse of the Year Awards and three National Freestyle Championships. Jane’s books and videos are highly successful, including her best-selling sports psychology book That Winning Feeling, which is in its ninth printing and has been translated into several languages. For more information about Jane, visit

These women, along with many other educators are dedicated to making the Women LUV Horses Retreat an insightful, educational and exciting event for horsewomen of all ages. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit or call 352-629-3310.