Tracy Willis
(607) 267-9764
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with


Respected  Montana Horse Trainer and Clinician
Offering Training, Clinics, Lessons, & Sales - Open to all Breeds, Disciplines and Abilities
Charlotte Creek
Wells Bridge, NY
Get To Know
He is a second-generation horse trainer. His Mother trains Cliff Schadt
was literally born into the horse world on Long Island, NY.
hunter/jumpers, and his Uncle trains and shows Grand Prix Jumpers. At
a young age, Cliff began training horses for the public. Cliff has trained
at major farms and ranches across the United States. He has vast
experience and is highly skilled in many disciplines, including but not
limited to, Polo and Hunter/Jumpers, Western Pleasure, Roping, Trail,
Gymkhana and Working Ranch Horses. Cliff has competed on the East
and West Coasts  at many major shows, in  AQHA, NCHA, and NBHA
events.  Although he is skilled in both English and Western styles of
riding, his passion is in colt starting and working with "problem horses".

As a young trainer Cliff’s first taste of Ranch life (outside of the family
farm) was at the Ely Ranch in Missouri, where he began to hone his
skills riding and training . Cliff later moved to Oregon to pursue his
career and work as a professional cowboy in all areas of ranch life. Cliff
easily adapted to the Cowboy lifestyle on large ranches. Cliff’s
expertise includes all aspects of horse care. He has experience in
breeding and foaling as well as  hoof care, nutrition, injuries and

Cliff has applied his skills training horses for US Olympic Equestrian
Team Gold Medal Winner in the 1986 Olympic games, Melanie Smith
Taylor. He also trained horses for the Coca Cola Polo Team. He has
ridden along side legendary Trainer and Clinician Buck Brannaman.
Cliff was most recently working as a professional cowboy in Montana
where he was deeply involved in all aspects of the horse industry from
Colt Starting and Training to Sales and conducting Horsemanship
Clinics. Cliff is excited to be closer to his family and be back working in
New York.

Cliff utilizes a unique style of training. Whether he is working with a
young racehorse hopeful,  the first ride gathering cattle on a future
ranch horse, or your family Trail Horse, the factor at work here is a
common sense approach to horsemanship.  He puts the horse first.  All
of the horses Cliff trains, regardless of discipline, are taught the
basics.  Cliff finds the natural lightness and balance in each horse and
then builds on this until he has willing partner that is a joy to ride. Not
only talented in working with horses,  Cliff is also a gifted instructor,
known for his easy going attitude and patient manner. This makes for a
very pleasant and conducive learning environment. He is a favorite
clinician and trainer among young and old alike. Cliff is currently
available booking Training Horses, Lessons and Clinics. Training
programs are customized to meet the needs of the individual and the
References Available Upon Request

Please Call Tracy for more information
(607) 267-9764

or email
UPDATE:  Cliff is currently working alongside famous clinician
Craig Cameron.  Be sure to watch for him at a clinic near you, or
on Craig's TV Shows on RFD-TV.