Ritchie Industries Becomes Feature Sponsor for Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour

Conrad, Iowa (December 22, 2009)—Ritchie Industries, Conrad, Iowa, will become the feature sponsor of Clinton Anderson’s Walkabout Tour beginning in 2010. Ritchie Industries has supplied the industry with reliable, clean water solutions for more than 89 years. Today, Ritchie’s full line of automatic waterers include several models designed specifically for the equine industry. A sponsor of the Walkabout Tour in the past, their new role as feature sponsor will offer even greater opportunity moving forward.

“Clinton and I have been friends for several years and I am thrilled that we will now be the feature sponsor of the Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour,” commented Leon Yantis, President/CEO of Ritchie Industries. Those who have seen Clinton training horses are captivated by his knowledge, ability and enthusiasm. His desire to offer quality training products and sound advice parallels many of the Ritchie philosophies.”

Clinton Anderson was born and raised in Australia and displayed a natural ability with horses. Anderson spent his teenage years as an apprentice for acclaimed trainers including Gordon McKinlay, and Ian Francis, both of Queensland, as well as Al Dunning in the United States. Several years ago, Clinton returned permanently to the United States where he began training, touring and conducting clinics. In 2010, his Walkabout Tour will visit 10 cities in ten states across the U.S. from west to east coasts. Each stop is a two-day event where Clinton provides instruction. The clinics focus on his training methods for gaining a willing, respectful equine partner, including trained as well as untrained horses. Throughout the year, the Walkabout Tour will reach thousands of horse enthusiasts.

Since 1921, Ritchie has manufactured durable, dependable automatic fountains for many species of livestock, including beef, dairy, equine, swine, sheep and goats. The distinct Ritchie design has been the standard bearer of quality. Ritchie fountains continue to serve all sizes of operations and the livestock industry with equipment designed to provide years of trouble-free use. For the name of the Ritchie distributor in your area, please call 800-747-0222 or visit