This Seminar has had great reviews, not only because we have chosen great locations where participants can live direct experiences at competitions (Haras Spring Festival, Andalusian World Cup East, Andalusian World Cup Las Vegas and Haras Cup in 2017) but also because of the format and the outstanding preparation and quality of our Instructors Tarrin Warren and Carmen Franco. Here are their bios:
Tarrin is the owner of TNT Quarter Horses, LLC. She breeds, trains and shows her Quarter Horses as well as select outside training horses. Tarrin has been judging, teaching and training for over 25 years. She has successfully competed on and trained many breeds of horses for multiple disciplines including racing, speed events, halter, showmanship, jumping, dressage, polocrosse, team penning, sorting, trail, pleasure, huntseat, and more.
For the last six years Tarrin’s focus has been on Working Equitation. She has helped in the development multiple programs for Working Equitation. During the rules consolidation process in November of 2016, Tarrin was an independent consultant. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Confederation For Working Equitation.
A carded "S" judge with The Confederation For Working Equitation, she has attended judge training seminars with WAWE judge trainer Claudia Elsner Matos in 2014, 2016, and 2017. In September of 2016, she attended a USEF judge training seminar with Wayne Hipsley. Tarrin attended a judge training seminar with WAWE judge trainer Antonio Vicente in August of 2018.
For three years, Tarrin has had the privilege of shadow judging with international judges at AWC in Las Vegas. Two of those years were with WAWE president Joao Ralao Duarte.
Training with instructors such as Carmen Franco, Carlos Carniero and Nuno Matos has allowed Tarrin to grow her skills in competition.
Carmen is a Dressage Rider, Trainer and Judge, born in Colombia. After graduating as an Architect, she moved to Germany for where she obtained the title of Bereiterin (Professional Rider) at the prestigious German Equestrian Federation in Warendorf. Carmen is a four-time National Champion in her home country, has been part of the Colombian National Team on several occasions as a rider and as a Chef d'Equipe. She took several clinics to become a Dressage Judge and held the highest category in Colombia. For several years was a member of the Dressage Committee in the Club Hípico Bacatá, Liga Ecuestre de Cundinamarca (LECU) and National Equestrian Federation (FEC) and had to deal with entities like Cundeportes, Coldeportes and Colombian Olympic Committee (COC). In 2001 was named Best Athlete of the Liga Ecuestre de Cundinamarca.
In 2004 moved to Florida where she has established her name as trainer and competitive rider in the highly renowned Wellington area in Florida. In 2013 was introduced to the sport of Working Equitation through Haras dos Cavaleiros and has become an integral part of shows, events and associations. She has attended several Working Equitation seminars with WAWE Judges Claudia Matos (POR) and Antonio Vicente (POR). Carmen was an advisor for WEIAUSA in the Rulebook updates and was part of the Rules Committee that worked on the unification of the Working Equitation Rule Book for the USA. Was also key in developing the Confederation for Working Equitation where she is one of the Executive Board Members and is active participant in many different committees. Carmen speaks 4 languages and lives in West Palm Beach, FL.