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Heidi Herriott


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I am a professional horse trainer and entertainer specializing in trick horse training, performing with horses, and miniature horses. I can answer questions about traveling, training, trick training, general feed and care.

Experience in the area

Heidi Herriott is proud to be a third generation performer, animal trainer and lover, and animal welfare advocate. Her career has taken her throughout North and South America. As a child, she traveled and performed with her famous circus family, and with various circuses including Ringling Bros., and as an adult continuing the family tradition. Heidi performs with her horses, as a circus ringmaster, animal trainer and presenter, and circus and special event producer. Heidi loves training, traveling and performing with her animals! Heidi has presented and/or trained a variety of animals throughout North America training. including horses, mules, elephants, camels, llamas, pigs, dogs, cats, goats, zebra, and more. Venues included fairs, theme parks, circuses, zoos, television productions, game shows, dinner theatres, horse shows, rodeos and special events. Role included all aspects of animal care and management including transporting, program for care, housing, nutrition, permitting and regulatory issues, as well as training and presenting.;


International Association of Fairs and Expositions Outdoor Amusement Business Association Florida Federation of Fairs


my website;; More magazine; USDA Animal Care guidelines; Showtime Magazine; The Faircracker; Fairs and Expos


My experience lies in my lifetime of hands on dealing with all types of animals, specializing in miniatures.;;

Awards and Honors

Pet Star Winner with a mini trick horse silver and bronze medals and the Sarasota Circus Festival Guest MC - Ringling Museum of the Circus

Past/Present Clients

Heidi and her horses have been featured performers at, trained for, and/or collaborated with the following companies: Ringling Bros. Circus, Down Under Horsemanship, Lynn Palm's Women Luv Horses, Mississippi State Fair, Missiouri State Fair, Champlain Valley Exposition, NC State Championship Horse Show, International Andalusian Alliance, Animal Planet, Pet Star Show winner season 3, Nickelodeon Studios, Walt Disney World, Southwick Zoo, Arabian Nights Orlando, Diamond S Rodeo and Wild West Show, Six Flags Theme Parks,

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Recent Answers from Heidi Herriott

2014-01-01 Minature horse zoning laws:

Hi,  Unfortunately I have no way of knowing your zoning restrictions in that area.  Give your town hall a call and ask them for  your property zoning.  If agriculture, you should be  fine.  If you  are

2013-02-09 9 month old mini, 16 yr mini, 15 yr mini:

Hello,  Sorry about the delay in answering...    I have switched my minis over to Purina Mini Horse Feed and find it working quite well.  I also understand that two other feeds work well for the small

2012-12-26 training minis:

Hello!  There are really two answers to this...  The first is, yes, you can use exactly the same style/program with the minis.  THat being said, you will find that because of their size, they can be much

2012-11-17 Miniature horses:

Hello,  Thanks for your question.  I would say, Yes, that is enough land for a mini.  They require a lot less than a full size horse.  The reality is that it is hard to keep them at a good weight.  I hope

2012-11-12 Miniature Horse with attitude:

Hello,  Thanks for  the question.  I do have  some suggestions that should help.  Of course, I have not seen your minis and would  always want to rule out some medical issue or such.  The only thing along


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