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ADDRESS:      4901 Ironworks rd. Georgetown, KY 40324

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Nahshon Cook – Clinic

May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm


May 18-19, 2024   8am – 4pm



As a horseman, Nahshon’s interests lie in working with horses with mental, physical and emotional rehabilitation needs. He uses his background in classical dressage to help horses use their bodies in a way that promotes healing and wholeness and helps people connect better and communicate more clearly with their horses.



Nahshon’s approach to horsemanship is deeply kind, intuitive and positive. Nahshon is schooled in dressage but works with horse and humans in all disciplines, including retirees, trail horses, and horses who are beloved but not ridden. Learn more on Nahshon’s Facebook page.

 “Nahshon passes for a horse trainer, but he is truly a conduit and a channel, and brings words and wisdom to the horse-human connection beyond what I have ever heard.” Alexa Linton, The Whole Horse Podcast

 Nahshon will do a 45-60 minute lesson with 5-7 human-horse pairs each day. Beginners and ground sessions are welcome. Riders must have basic horse knowledge.

Nahshon’s work is hard to capture in words because it is so intuitive and personal to the individual horse-human partnership.”

Charlotte Cannon, herself a gifted and intuitive trainer, recently attended one of Nahshon’s clinics and had this to say:

“Each person that walked into the (arena) came with their own dreams and their own baggage. Nahshon seemed to look inside each pair, see every block and brace, then immediately asked the right, but incredibly difficult, questions. He was direct, but always fair and kind. He got to your soul and found a simple way to address each thing, and made a profound impact in an hour (even less sometimes)!

His words of wisdom were life changing. Every student was honest, raw and vulnerable. Each horse responded freakishly fast and well. I was blown away! Watching him address people and horses, without resistance, asking for the tiniest change, which inspired dramatic changes, was really incredible.

I can say, I learned we can affect the horse in ways we have no idea. There is a level of lightness and communication that was beyond my comprehension. I have a whole notebook of revelations to ponder and bring into what we do with all the horses. What an unexpected gift these two days were! If you get a chance to go to one of Nahshon Cook’s Clinics, go!”

Charlotte Cannon, The Cannon Method


Other people have said:

Nahshon is nothing short of incredible.

Phenomenal experience!

I’ve been following him for a while and whatever he’s doing just blows me away.

It was such a honor to have spent two days with Nahshon Cook Horsemanship Clinic!

Nashon Cook is a very very special human and we are so fortunate to have him in the world.

I was fortunate to attend a clinic as an auditor. Really remarkable and deeply profound experience.

What an amazing, transformative experience.


You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to meet and work with Nahshon Cook!



Nahshon Cook is an author, poet, and first-generation horseman from Denver, Colorado. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University and is the author of Being With Horses and Horses See Us As We Are. He lives and works out of his family’s farm in Parker, Colorado.



Light snacks and drinks will be provided at the clinic. If you have specific preferences or needs, please plan to bring your own. We’ll take 30 minutes for lunch. You can bring your own or we will take a lunch order for one of world-famous chef Ouita Michel’s restaurants to be delivered to the farm (cost not included). Dinner is on your own, although we may informally arrange to eat together. Audit the second day for $50.



Participant Cost: $350

  • Includes a 45-60 minutes lesson with Nahshon and auditing the rest of the day of your lesson. Beginners and ground sessions are welcome. Riders must have basic horse knowledge. Once we fill all the slots, we will maintain a waiting list, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can accommodate many more auditors.

Auditor Cost: $65

  • Each day has a limited number of participant and auditor slots.



  • Contact Cathy Mattingly directly at to book your participant or auditor slot.
  • Please allow at least 24 hours for a response, and by all means follow up if you don’t hear from her.
  • Show your interest on the Facebook Event on Nahshon’s Facebook Page



  • Participant Deposit: $250 due at registration ($425 if participating 2 days).  You can pay by check or Venmo.
  • Full payment for participation, auditing and/or stalls is due May 3. You can pay by check or Venmo. Cathy will send you a reminder.
  • If you need to cancel, we will make every effort to fill your slot (Nahshon’s clinics typically have a long waiting list). If we can fill your slot, any money you have paid will be refunded within 3 days of the end of the clinic. If we cannot fill your slot, your investment will not be refunded.
  • We will need a copy of a current Coggins and vaccination record by May 3, 2024. Please email to Cathy at
  • Your participation is contingent on your signing a liability waiver, which will be emailed to you at least 30 days before the clinic.
  • At the clinic, you will be asked to sign a photo/video release indicating whether you allow your image to be shared by Nahshon, Pine Knoll or neither.
  • There is adequate parking for trailers and passenger vehicles on site. Seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own chair if you prefer.
  • A limited number of stalls will be available at Pine Knoll or just across the road at a cost of $55 per night.



Pine Knoll is located at 4901 Ironworks Pike, Georgetown, KY 40324 just off I64 at exit 65 and with easy access to I75.

  • Lexington Airport (LEX) is 12.4 miles away.
  • Louisville Airport (SDF) is 73.1 miles away.
  • Cincinnati Airport (CVG) is 70.5 miles away.



Pine Knoll Farm has two exquisite rental units right on site – The Loft and Pony Point. For a very limited time, these are being held for our clinic. These would be PERFECT for a group of friends or for a trainer to bring his/her students. Please let Cathy know if you are interested in booking.

There are also numerous hotels and AirBNBs within a few minutes of Pine Knoll Farm – look at Georgetown, Midway, Frankfort.




Our clinic days will be full of activity. But Kentucky is a FABULOUS place for a mini-vacation.


  • Kentucky Horse Park (home of the Defender 3-Day Event, Breyerfest, ILHA Liberty Festival, Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and more)
  • Keeneland Racecource AND Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby) & the Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Famous Thoroughbred Farms including some that are open to tours (some that can be booked privately, some that can only be toured with a tour group) – Airdrie Stud, Claiborne, Coolmore at Ashford Stud, Darby Dan, Darley, Gainesway, Godolphin, Lane’s End, Spendthrift, Stonestreet, Taylor Made, Winstar
  • World-class trainers in every discipline
  • Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm (home of Silver Charm and other champions)
  • Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and other top-notch equine medical facilities
  • OTTB retraining and horse rescues like the Secretariat Center, New Vocations, Second Stride, Kentucky Humane Society Equine CARE.


  • Bourbon distilleries including Castle & Key (14 miles), Buffalo Trace (11 miles), Woodford Reserve (14 miles)


  • Restaurants by renowned chefs Ouita Michel, Edward Lee, Sara Bradley


  • Louisville Slugger Museum and Muhammed Ali Center in downtown Louisville



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May 18 @ 8:00 am
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
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4901 Ironworks rd. Georgetown KY, 40324
4901 Ironworks rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324 United States
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Cathy Matingly