SEPT. 3 & 4   PURE GOLD FARM  

We know you will enjoy this clinic with Mark Aplin as he is a gifted teacher known for his calm and kind demeanor with students of all levels.


The clinic features one hour semi-private jumping sessions.

Riders will ride in small groups assigned based on level of horse and rider.  Ride times will be posted on the TANA website.

The clinic fee is $350 for both days. A one-day clinic may be available for $200 based on how the clinic fills.  Preference will be given to those who do both days. 

Auditors are welcome for $10 (both days).  Jumper Clinic participants (with parents if applicable) are invited to be our guests for the Breeders Symposium and to watch the Inspections at no charge.


TANA membership is not required to participate in the clinic.


Stabling at Pure Gold Stables is $25 per day or $45 per night or two nights for $65, regardless of arrival and departure times. Stabling is limited. Premium bag pine shavings are available to purchase @ $7/ bag or you may bring your own bedding.


There are 24 stalls just for outside event horses.  Also there is ample horse trailer parking with hook-ups.

Please contact TANA if you require more than two nights of stabling.

Stabling is not required.  Clinic participants may show out of their trailer.

Proof of a negative Coggins is required.  Horses traveling from out of state are required to have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection / health certificate.

Questions?  Clinic Manager:  Laura Kosiorek-Smith
Cell:  814 . 434 . 0914 [please text]
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Mark Aplin is an accomplished rider, instructor and coach as well as an all-around horseman.

For eight years, he coached the University of Wisconsin Equestrian Team to four, top ten finishes at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Nationals and nine Zone Champion or Reserve Champion titles.

As a junior rider, Aplin competed in equitation, hunter and jumper divisions at all levels where he qualified for the USET Young Rider Finals.  


He won the Syracuse Professional Horseman's Association Sportsmanship Award and placed second, twice, at the Zone 2 Medal Finals.

He won numerous championship and reserve championships in the Junior Hunters, Children's Hunters, Regular Working Hunters, Children's Jumpers and Amateur Owner Jumpers.

As a professional rider, he specialized in young and difficult horses helping them overcome their issues which led to success in competitions.

A back injury curtailed his competitive riding career which led him to focus on coaching and instruction.  A gifted teacher, he is known for his calm demeanor with student riders, many of whom had previously experienced a “screamer” as a riding instructor.

His success now as a teacher has led his customers and their horses to winning Grand Prix’s, USEF Medal Finals, Maclay Regionals, USEF Pony Finals, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals and various other championships in hunters, equitation, jumpers and three-day eventing.  He has brought along numerous riders and their horses from their initial beginnings up through their first Grand Prix’s. 

Aplin is a well-known clinician throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.  He is the Chairman of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Zone 6 Committee.  He also served as the IHSA Regional President.


Mark Aplin and his wife Amy, own and operate Stowaway Hunters and Jumpers in Watertown, Wisconsin. They specialize in training, lessons, sales and participate in a number of Midwest jumping competitions.