This clinic was canceled due to Covid and
Ellen's travel from Norway. Hoping to have her here again soon. Please check back!


Our next clinician will be Ellen Ofstad
from Norway and Sweden.

November 1 - 4, 2019

      • Clicker Training
      • Groundwork Exercises
      • Under Saddle Lesson
      • Desensitizing

What would you like you and your horse to do?

Ellen Ofstad is from Fredrikstad, Norway. She has worked as a full time trainer and instructor since 1984 throughout Scandinavia, the Middle East and the United States. Ellen has, during this time, studied horses and their psychology, and many training methods. She speaks English very well and is easy to understand.

Working with Clicker Training, Ellen was asked by the Stockholm Zoo to work with their Keepers and the animals they care for. 


Ellen holds individual lessons where the owners themselves work with Ellen and their own horse. So anything is possible. Want to learn to ride without tack?

Since there is only room for 6 horses per day, it is important to register early.

Ellen will work with you and your horse to create a better relationship and understanding between you. She will work on exercises from the ground and in the saddle.

There will be horses to work with, if you are not able to bring a horse. 

There is a lot to learn from watching others and listening to Ellen if you aren't able to work personally with her.


Ellen will work one horse at Prairie Creek Ranch the 10 days she is in the States. If you would like her to work with your horse, please contact Paula Sue at Prairie Creek Ranch for availability and fees.


Four Day Clinic: $75 for an individual lesson
OR $200 for 3 individual lessons

Auditing: Donation to church.


Living for the Brand Cowboy Church
(Covered Arena with Bleachers)

902 NE Loop 7
Athens, Texas 75752

Save a slot: E-mail Paula Sue (paulasueswope @ gmail .com)

Private Lessons at Prairie Creek Ranch by the hour.

Contact Paula Sue for more information and to schedule your lesson.


4 Day Course

Each person will get 3 one hour lessons working on whatever the horse and rider need. Here Ellen will give the participant exercises which they can continue at home.

We are limited in our hours at the arena, so each person will get 3 individual lessons with Ellen through Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday. Please contact Paula Sue to schedule which 3 days you would like to work.

Ellen worked with the Keepers at the Stockholm Zoo. Teaching them clicker training to work with their animals.

Video of Ellen working at the zoo.

Another video of Ellen working at the zoo.


Ellen's YouTube video
about Long Reining


Long Reining Different Sizes of Horses


Starring in Ellen Ofstads
horse movies can be a lot of hard work:)

Movie shows Ellen's husband (Gunnar) working hard
This video is not in English, but it is fun to watch