Cliff Swanson | Board Member

Cliff Swanson is the trainer and owner of Swan’s Training Stables in Prescott, Arizona. Swanson has been developing horses and advancing riders for over 40 years. Swanson's knowledge and expertise, step-by-step training methods, and his firm belief in dressage as a foundation for any discipline has made him a sought-after clinician throughout the United States and abroad. 

Swanson is a US Equestrian (USEF) licensed judge, having held judges cards in several major breeds including the Morgan and the Andalusian and Lusitano horses.  He is a founding member of USEF recognized affiliate the Western Dressage Association of America® (WDAA). 

Swanson has implemented many programs designed to develop and advance trainers and horses for the western dressage discipline. Swanson founded the Smart Start clinics for beginning colts and piloted the skill set series for the Western Dressage Association of Colorado®. Additionally, Swanson is one of the developers of the WDAA Train the Trainers Program and the WDAA Judges clinics, serving as an instructor for both. 

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