The 2017 Sydney Horse Expo is pleased to welcome Wendy Nelson as our judge for the Horse competition of this years show.

Wendy has been an active part of the Equine and Reining Horse Industry for 25 years throughout Canada, Europe and the USA. She has bred, trained, and produced many Reining Horse champions and finalists in Futurities, Derbies and Aged events. Wendy has accomplished year-end championship titles in NRHA Germany, Ontario Reining Horse Association, Reining Alberta, Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association, AQHA, and Reining Canada as well as being in the NRHA ‘Top Ten’. Her coaching skills have led many of her Non-Pros and Youth to great success.

Wendy owns and operates Wendy Nelson Reining and Performance Horses which is a training and breeding facility located North West of Cochrane, Alberta. She specializes in training Western Performance Horses and focuses on reining. She enjoys giving lessons, coaching, showing and doing Reining Horsemanship clinics from beginner to advanced riders. She is a certified Equine Canada High Performance Reining Coach under the new Equine Canada Competition Coach and Coach Program for learning and certification. She is also a Master Evaluator for the Reining High Performance program. Wendy is a graduate of the highly accredited Equine Program at Olds College, Alberta with additional certification in Artificial Insemination and Advanced Breeding Management from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA. IN 2011 Wendy successfully completed her CRC judging course and is now an accredited Equine Canada Reining Judge as well as a NRHA judge.