December 20, 2014 / Rancho del Sueno in Madera, CA



Welcomes LESLIE DESMOND to a unique Fundraising Event!


40222 Millstream Lane

Madera, CA 93636


Saturday, December 20, 2014

9:00 AM - to - 4:30 PM



Horsemanship Through Feel & Release is the approach Bill Dorrance (1906 - 1999) shared with Leslie Desmond during the last years of his life. This approach to coaching riders and training horses does not require special equipment or the use of fear or force to obtain amazing, and very useful results for all breeds and riding styles. It does require a good bit of time, a burning desire to learn it, and a knowledgable coach.

You are invited to us tomorrow at Rancho del Sueno, home to over 60 amazing horses whose genetics and ancestry can be directly traced to the arrival of European colonists, explorers, warriors and missionaries four centuries ago.

We enjoy the look, feel and performance of these horses and we hope that you will, too.  

Leslie will retire from her current career as a horsemanship coach in December 2017.

For up-to-date information about the Leslie Desmond International School of Horsemanship 2015 - 2017 Apprenticeship Program, CLICK HERE.


ALL ARE WELCOME for Lunch and Dinner!


May we suggest that auditors purchase lunch on-site and then join us for dinner and discussion in Fresno at Romano's Macaroni Grill on North Blackstone at 7:00 PM.

Ask for the table reserved in the names of Robin Collins and/or Leslie Desmond. See you there!


9:00 -9:30 AM   HORSES ARE OUR HERITAGE!    Introduction by Robin Collins

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Demonstrations of the Basic Feel & Release Techniques by Leslie Desmond


12:30 - 2:00   LUNCH SERVED AT THE RANCH!  /   $10 for an authentic Mexican midday feast!

2:00 - 4:30 PM   Demonstration of Advanced (subtle) Feel & Release Techniques



Please get your ticket, below, so there is less waiting around in the morning!

Price for the day $30.00  Leslie is contributing 50% of admisison fees to RANCHO del SUENO to help defray the cost of recent, unexpected medical expenses.





 Keep your proof of payment, please.  It will be requested at the door. Thanks!



Contact: Barb Dean

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Thank you for pre-registering. I look forward to seeing you there! 

 Leslie Desmond