Lessons & Training

Winter training in Arizona

Specializing in:

  • Calf Roping Lessons & Training
  • Team Roping Lessons & Training
  • Horsemanship / All Around Horse & Rider Lessons & Training

Testimonials from our clients:

Hey Dave, just wanted to say thanks for coming up to Nevis to work with us for the Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse show. Wanted to let you know I roped, dallied and faced up my cow on Sat.!! I won the class with that! Couldn’t have done it without your help, and I didn’t even get one roped in the clinic!! Hope you did well with the rest of you weekend. Linda Jo Landa

“Professional and knowledgeable. Want to make you a better horse person all the way around!” Kris Kelly

Horse Training and Lessons Minnesota

Hello, David.

My family wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for all of your work with our mare, Jewel. When we brought her to you, we did not know exactly what we had on our hands as she was unproven, and had not been ridden in at least 4 years, with some issues that were beyond our expertise.

We were absolutely floored by how quickly you brought out all of the good that she had in her, and we were impressed with your ability to match the horses skills to our family’s needs. Your innate ability to relate horse to rider was invaluable. Jewel has become a very sturdy everyday horse for us, and our daughter has continued to expand on the solid base you provided, so much so that she earned Novice Horse of the Year at Houck Horse Company this past Barrel season. We can’t thank you enough for your help, and we’ll continue to refer folks to you for any horse related assistance.

Thank you!

The Harring Family

Dear David,
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your talent as an instructor.  You have a gift for being concise while explaining things and making it understandable for a child who is learning. I also like that you emphasize safety and horsemanship and are always pushing Lauren to improve her horse handling skills both on and off the horse.

Thanks for being such a positive influence in her life. She looks forward to every lesson!


Kelly Kinser
David Slipka Horse Trainer Minnesota and Arizona David Slipka (Stacy, MN)

David Slipka is an avid horseman and former Calf Roping Director with the MN Rodeo Association. He is a Great Lakes Circuit qualifier in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Assn. in Calf Roping and Team Roping.

David believes in the philosophy of the versatile ranch horse and always strives to take his “reining rope horses” to a higher level.

He has become an avid supporter of the Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse group with his one-day roping clinics.

Article by: Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse Association
David Slipka Horse Trainer