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Click on the names or photos below to meet each of our Instructors.

Donna Irvin

Donna Irvin
Donna Irvin and PC Fancy Smoak.

Donna Irvin resides in Galva, Illinois and is a Professor of Equine Science at Black Hawk College, coaching the college's award winning National Intercollegiate Horse Show Team.

During an extended sabbatical, Donna trained with Sharon Camarillo to strengthen our educational material and delivery. Donna's background in education bought our program to the point that I can comfortably say is the best learning centered clinic in the Performance Horsemanship industry.

Donna Irvin
Donna and her horse,
Ropenator, aka Sneaky,
at the Dodge National
Circuit Finals Rodeo.

Donna utilized my rodeo experience and performance coaching skills during her training sabbatical to take a step toward accomplishing her personal goals of professional competition. Based at my home in Lockeford, California, Donna was able to compete at several California rodeos under my critical eye and performance review. Donna's outstanding background in equitation and reining has allowed her to transfer her knowledge to success in the sport of barrel racing.

Donna is an AQHA Professional Horsewoman, has served on the board of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, is a five-time Great Lakes Circuit qualifier in barrel racing, and qualified to compete at the Dodge National Circuit Finals in Pocatello, Idaho.

Donna is a talented horse trainer in her own right. Her focus is to develop a solid foundation in her barrel prospects enabling them to develop the confidence to compete at upper level competition.

In Pursuit of Excellence features a series of articles by Donna called Run the Plan to provide insight into the pitfalls of competition and how to strengthen your personal performance.

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Run the plan

See Run The Plan by Donna Irvin in our In Pursuit of Excellence Section, for insights into the experiences of professional barrel racing.

Clinic sponsor

Donna Irvin not only serves as a co-instructor for the Camarillo clinic program, she also acts, in conjunction with Black Hawk college, as a clinic sponsor in Illinois. For more information, visit our current Clinic schedule.