Derek Shaw grew up on the family ranch in Fairview, Alberta. His full-time cowboy career started early – in grade school – working on grazing pastures, local ranches and running pack trains in the Rocky Mountains.
It was during this time that he met master horseman Peter Campbell and spent the next 25 years learning and helping at clinics across Canada and the U.S. After the tragic loss of his mentor, Derek has focused on passing his knowledge onto others via his own clinics that span western Canada. Horsemanship, stockmanship, ranch roping and colt starting are the focus of these clinics.
Derek is dedicated to helping horse-and-rider, of all levels and ages, achieve their best. He strives to help riders build a harmonious partnership with their horse by building timing, feel and balance to achieve response with respect.