The Producer

The American Horsewoman’s Challenge is produced by NWNHC Productions. NWNHC has been educating horse owners and enthusiasts for more than 15 years in the Pacific Northwest.Hutch-Duncan_lrg

Jim “Hutch” Hutchins
Hutch is co-founder of the Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center (NWNHC), an equestrian education center outside Seattle, Wash. Over the years, Hutch has hosted and promoted clinics and workshops with regionally- and nationally-recognized clinicians; developed equine education programs; and founded the not-for profit NWNHC Family Fund that conducts healing retreats for Warrior Families. He also served as President of the Washington State Horse Park Foundation where he led the effort to raise $3-million in project funding. Before leaving the corporate world for the horse world, Hutch spent 30 years in marketing, advertising, and public relations for major corporations and technology start-ups. He was also on the executive team that launched the the Empire State Games, the first statewide Olympic-style athletic competition in the United States.

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Eitan is world renown for his “Cowboy Dressage” performances and as a founder of the new competitive discipline of the same name. He and Debbie produce and host the annual Light Hands Horsemanship clinic that celebrates the finest in Western equitation, with some of the world’s best horse men and women. They also produce the Cowboy Dressage World Finals.


Dalene & Craig Cameron
Craig Cameron, founder of the Extreme Cowboy Race Association (EXCA), star of two popular series on RFD-TV (Ride Smart and Extreme Cowboy Race), and member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, is known as “The Cowboy’s Clinician.” He has participated in the Road to the Horse competition four times and was crowned Champion in 2010. Dalene is the Master behind the Craig Cameron Horsemanship franchise.




Carolyn Resnick
Carolyn is a renown expert in horse behavior, creator of the Waterhole Rituals and author of the book, Naked Liberty; her journey of discovery with the Wild Mustangs of California.  Carolyn’s work in the art of the equine/human connection and willing Liberty are practiced by horsewomen and men around the World.  In addition to her work helping humans find a better connection with their horse, she trains horses and coaches Dressage.



Photo courtesy Lauren Munger

Anna Twinney
Anna has made her life’s work gentling Mustangs and sharing the Language of Equus around the world.  She is founder of the Reach Out to Horses program and is an internationally respected natural horsemanship clinician, trainer, animal communicator and Reiki Master.  She travels the world teaching the art of creating a trust-based partnership between humans, horses and all animal companions.

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