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ABOUT THE EQUINE CLICKER SHOW

Mission Statement

  • Provide structured guidelines and goals for the development of well rounded, willing, and obedient equines without the use of force or aversives

  • Provide accessible and valuable feedback from experts in the equine clicker training community

  • Create an inclusive community and opportunity for connection amongst our members and competitors

  • Provide a competitive outlet for trainers who utilize our approved training methods

About TECS

The Equine Clicker Show (TECS) is a show organization, an inclusive community, and a professional network for equine clicker trainers.

  • Clicker trainers follow the Humane Hierarchy (a step-by-step guide for ethical, effective animal training) and utilize positive reinforcement. Clicker training goes by many names, including R+, +R, and reward-based training. Learn more about clicker training.

TECS offers an annual virtual competition open to all clicker trainers & their equines.

  •  Competitors & equines perform behaviors as prescribed in a rubric, are judged on each behavior as well as their overall performance, and earn a percent score. Judges provide valuable feedback along with scoring.

  • Based on their score, competitors earn real, high-quality ribbons for each performance. Competitors can also win high-quality ribbons, trophies, and prizes at our annual Year-End Awards Banquet.

  • We have a variety of classes - from basic nose targets, hoof targeting, stationing, and reverse roundpen, all the way to advanced dressage, jumping, trail, and gymkhana. See our Levels, Divisions, and Classes.

  • We are friendly to ridden & non-ridden equines - all foundations classes are offered for liberty/ground handling and advanced classes have options for completion at liberty/on the ground or under saddle.

 

The founder of TECS is traveling across the US in Spring & Summer of 2022 to connect the equine clicker training community and promote The Equine Clicker Show. Contact Steph about clinic availability & to book.

 

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