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Saturday March 25th 2017

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Ada Caruthers
American Endurance Ride Conference
Ann Mary Bettenson
Brad Jarvis
Brock Griffith
Central Virginia Agility Club
Cornerstone Horsemanship (Charles & Michele Pellham)
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
Dawn Cooper
Dr. Allison Faber
Dr. Scott Pleasant
Dr. Scott Pleasant & Mr. Travis Burns
El Tesoro Paso Fino Farm
ETS
Equine Trail Sports
Forrest Lee
Glenn Moody
Grady & Judy Duncan
Guy McLean
Hillary Stark
Horse Hippie
JRDA
Kenny David
Kenny Davis
Lisa Beckwith
Mark V. Crisman DVMMSDiplomate ACVIM
Mary Howell
Mr. Cliff Williamson American Horse Council
Mr. Travis Burns
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Parelli
Richard Shrake
Richmond Mounted Police
Robert Eversole
Ron McLoughlin
Sonny Garguilo
Steuart Pittman
Sue Ott
The James River Driving Association
Virginia Equine
Virginia Horseshoers Association
Woodside
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FB&TC Pavilion
FB&TC Pavilion
4-H Horse Judging
10:00 - 11:50
4-H Horse Judging
Time
10:00 - 11:50
Event Description
4-H Horse Judging
Clinician: 4-H Horse Judging

Colt Starting Demo
12:00 - 12:50
Guy McLean
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Colt Starting Demo
12:00 - 12:50
Guy McLean
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Colt Starting Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Coming Soon!
Website

How to Prepare to Give You and Your Horse Your Best Shot at Success in the Show Ring
13:00 - 13:50
Sonya Crampton
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Learn exercises for right before a show and in the warm up to prepare for course work. Break down the mechanics of riding a course and build towards a winning round. Each of the three sessions will build off the previous one.
Clinician: Sonya Crampton
Sonya Crampton has competed in three-day events at the CCI**** level, jumper events at the Grand Prix level and is an accomplished hunter competitor and trainer. She was Long and Short listed for the Canadian 3DE Team for nine years. Throughout her career, from her years as a junior onwards, she has also been involved in producing high quality hunters and jumpers that she has shown in such prestigious shows such as Spruce Meadows, the Winter Equestrian Festival and the HITS circuits. Her students have competed from the beginner levels all the way up to the CCI*** level, been part of the NAYRC 2007 CCI** gold medal team, and shown successfully in the jumpers, equitation, medals, hunters, and dressage.

Thoroughbred Makeover Rematch
14:00 - 14:50
Steuart Pittman
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Top-placed horses from the 2016 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover will demonstrate the skills that they developed in preparation for the ten-discipline competition in Kentucky. Each will perform and the crowd will select a winner. The purse for this rematch is $1,000.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Measuring a Horse’s Trainable Attitude & Athletic Ability
15:00 - 15:50
Richard Shrake
Event Description
Richard will work with riders and horses to determine their horse’s natural and bred capabilities. He will analyze the rider and horse and show how to use athletic measurements to determine the horses's ability.
Clinician: Richard Shrake
Richard Shrake is an educator, not an entertainer. He has been an icon in the horse industry for over 40 years. His career is so extensive in every walk of the horse industry that his knowledge is undeniable. His talent to pass this on the all horse people is a gift that he shares with all who want to learn. His teaching techniques are to instill confidence, patience, knowledge and a complete step-by-step with horse and rider to accomplish their goals, whatever they might be.

Putting Fences Together
16:00 - 17:30
Stephen Bradley
Time
16:00 - 17:30
Event Description
Course work puts together individual fences, and focuses on riding turns and related lines while maintaining a good rhythm.
Clinician Name
Stephen is not just a competitor; he brings a wealth of horsemanship to his students and his team, and shares his expertise teaching all over the country. Currently, Stephen trains out of the historic Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia. He has a well-versed team of equestrians working with him to care for his 15+ horses, ranging from young off-the-track Thoroughbreds to international competitors. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses' health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses reach their full potential.

4 Horse performance
18:00 - 19:00
Guy McLean
Time
18:00 - 19:00
Event Description
As a two time World Champion Colt starter, Official Ambassador of the Australian Stock Horse, and international Entertainer at events across the world, Guy and his team will put on a show, not to be missed, for old and young alike. The show will take on a True Australian feel, as Guy and his team take you to the Outback of the land they love, and the audience will experience all that it means to be a 'True Australian Stockman' and a 'Horseman' who's life is dedicated to these wonderful creatures who he loves so dearly.
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Ring 1
Ring 1
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
11:00 - 12:50
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
Time
11:00 - 12:50
Event Description
The Performance Trail Challenge is intended to reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a working horse in the task of performing a designated pattern. The Performance Trail Challenge will test the horse and rider's partnership and abilities while engaging obstacles and performing required maneuvers. Learn More.
Performance Trail Challenge Competition

How to Improve Your Gaited Horse Demo
13:00 - 13:50
Nicole Carswell Tolle
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Training equipment, techniques and workouts which will improve your horse's gait.
Clinician: Nicole Carswell Tolle

Nicole Carswell Tolle has been a professional in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for 27 years, and has trained numerous International and World Champions. She currently resides in Fountain, Colorado with her husband Tracy, where they farm 900 acres of hay and raise Tennessee Walking Horses.

Nicole's passion is training the Tennessee Walking Horse and teaching the art of riding and how rider effectiveness applies to horse training. She is a strong advocate for youth as they are the foundation of tomorrow. She also strongly encourages adult riders to achieve their greatest potential regardless of age.

Ranch Riding Demo
14:00 - 14:50
Performance Trail Challenge Competition
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Ranch Riding Demo
Clinician: Cornerstone Horsmanship
Bio
Website

Advanced Horsemanship Demo
15:00 - 15:50
Guy McLean
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
Advanced Horsemanship Demo
Clinician: Guy McLean
Internationally renowned, Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of 'Young Horse Educator' and 'Finished Horse Master' with accomplishments such as 2x World Champion of Road to the Horse 2012 & 2013 and also an Australian Champion at Equitana Australia 2005 and has been recently been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador.

Developing Lateral Control on Your Horse Clinic
16:00 - 17:30
Ron McLoughlin
Time
16:00 - 17:30
Event Description
Come ride with us. Bring your horse and get hands on instruction for you and your horse with Ron McLoughlin and the instructors of C.S.S.S.A. Each clinic session is an active and fun situation with focus on the rider. Improve your seat (balance), work on lateral control, balanced stops, and hind end maneuvers to make your horse more responsive and light. We will evaluate you and your horse, and give helpful tips for your progress.
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

Ring 4
Ring 4
Gridwork to Improve Skills
11:00 - 12:30
Stephen Bradley
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Event Description
Grid work is going back to basics, helps to set up horses to improve their jumping style, and also allows the rider the ability to improve on their positions.
Clinician Name
Stephen is not just a competitor; he brings a wealth of horsemanship to his students and his team, and shares his expertise teaching all over the country. Currently, Stephen trains out of the historic Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia. He has a well-versed team of equestrians working with him to care for his 15+ horses, ranging from young off-the-track Thoroughbreds to international competitors. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses' health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses reach their full potential.

Breed Showcase
13:00 - 13:50
Breed Showcase
Time
13:00 - 13:50
Event Description
Breed Showcase
Clinician: Breed Showcase
Bio

Cross Training the Hunter Jumper Demo
14:00 - 14:50
Sonny Garguilo
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
Teaching the use of training outside the norm.
Clinician: Sonny Garguilo
Natural Horseman Sonny Garguilo is renowned for his work with troubled horses and humans for almost 20 years. His ability to understand herd dynamics and his consideration for the horse has made him one of the most sought-after equine problem solvers. Sonny has been a featured clinician at some of the largest expos, such as Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo and The Mane Event. Sonny was recently chosen to represent the United States in an international colt starting competition. He also is the author of "Sonnyism's: the Horse Lover's Guide to Common Sense," and was the host of "Horsin' Around Naturally," the No. 1 radio horse talk show.

How to Prepare to Give You and Your Horse Your Best Shot at Success in the Show Ring
15:00 - 16:30
Sonya Crampton
Time
15:00 - 16:30
Event Description
Learn exercises for right before a show and in the warm up to prepare for course work. Break down the mechanics of riding a course and build towards a winning round. Each of the three sessions will build off the previous one.
Clinician: Sonya Crampton
Sonya Crampton has competed in three-day events at the CCI**** level, jumper events at the Grand Prix level and is an accomplished hunter competitor and trainer. She was Long and Short listed for the Canadian 3DE Team for nine years. Throughout her career, from her years as a junior onwards, she has also been involved in producing high quality hunters and jumpers that she has shown in such prestigious shows such as Spruce Meadows, the Winter Equestrian Festival and the HITS circuits. Her students have competed from the beginner levels all the way up to the CCI*** level, been part of the NAYRC 2007 CCI** gold medal team, and shown successfully in the jumpers, equitation, medals, hunters, and dressage.

Dressage Demo
17:00 - 17:50
Sue Ott
Time
17:00 - 17:50
Event Description
Dressage Demo: The principals of riding and how they apply to the horse to encourage correct training through the levels.
Clinician: Sue Ott
"Sue" is dedicated to improving the communication skills between horses and riders through "the basic principals of riding" She has successfully competed in USDF shows from Training levels and the FEI levels in many different regions across the U.S and has achieved many championships throughout her 30 years of experience. She is a certified clinic instructor from the reputable Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Her specialty is starting young horses correctly. "The most important fact that I have learned about training all breeds of horses is that the trainer must be sensitive to when the horse is ready to give what is being asked. Sue has been a trainer for Tempel Lipizzan and part of the trainers staff at Proud Meadows for the stallion performance testing for 6 years and has attained and shared her knowledge with many accountable facilities.

VHIB Arena
VHIB Arena
2 Non-Negotiable things
11:00 - 11:50
Kenny Davis
Time
11:00 - 11:50
Event Description
2 Non-Negotiable things
Clinician: Kenny Davis
Kenny Davis has been teaching horsemanship, and starting, working and training horses and their riders for more than 10 years. He is unique in that he teaches from a variety of disciplines – from Western pleasure to English equitation. He also believes in the significance of training horses and riders together, rather than separately. Influenced by master horsemen Ray Hunt and John Lyons, Kenny holds monthly clinics at Shokota' Equestrian in Powhatan County on topics such as despooking, tools in the toolbox and more.
Website

Acupuncture: Is it Right for Your Horse?
12:00 - 12:50
Mark V. Crisman, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Time
12:00 - 12:50
Event Description
Acupuncture is a proven practice to address a number of horse health issues. This hands-on demonstration will address the principles and techniques behind the practice to determine if it's right for your horse.
Clinician: Mark V. Crisman, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Crisman served on the faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine where he was a Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and section chief of equine medicine and surgery. He is also certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He has authored/ co-authored over 85 refereed publications and book chapters. His primary research interests include immunology, pharmacology and inflammation associated with equine metabolic syndrome. Dr. Crisman joined Veterinary Operations with Pfizer Animal Health (Zoetis) in July of 2010. Dr. Crisman and his wife, Celeste, live on a farm in Blacksburg, Virginia with a menagerie of horses, cows, alpacas, goats, dogs and cats.

Saddle Fitting
13:00 - 13:50
Ms. Ann Mary Bettenson
Event Description
This hands-on demonstration will discuss the principles and importance of correct saddle fit for all disciplines.
Clinician: Ms. Ann Mary Bettenson
Ann Mary Bettenson grew up in England where she took her British Horse Society qualifications. Her full time equestrian career has included hunting and long distance riding in Spain, show jumpers, racehorses and carriage horses in the UK and eventing and teaching members of the Pony Club in Canada and the United States. Ann Mary has been a representative for County Saddlery since '98 in Canada and took her Master Saddlers Association certification in 2000. Since then she has been a senior member of the County Saddlery training team and is a lecturer for the MSA. This varied background, as well as an education unsurpassed in the saddlery industry, makes Ann Mary one of the foremost advocates for the horse in regard to this most fundamental piece of equipment: the saddle.

Harnessing Demo
14:00 - 14:50
James River Driving Association
Time
14:00 - 14:50
Event Description
The James River Driving Association will demonstrate the harnessing process, and an abbreviated cones driving course, at the 2017 VHF. We encourage attendees to ask questions, meet our demonstrators (equine & human), and get hands-on experience with the harnesses & vehicles used. JRDA will also hold a drawing for a free Introduction to Driving lesson, conducted by a member, at a date & tiime mutually agreeable to instructor & the winner.
Clinician: JRDA
JRDA welcomes new drivers & those who participate in other equine disciplines but are curious about ours! We have members from the central & Richmond areas of the state, is an affiliate of the Amercian Driving Society, & focuses on pleasure driving (some members drive on a competitive level, although most drive recreationally). The association holds monthly meetings with speakers & educational events, and sponsors shows, pleasure drives, and clinics.
Website

Emergency Horse Shoe Removal
15:00 - 15:50
Mr. Travis Burns & Dr. Scott Pleasant
Time
15:00 - 15:50
Event Description
This hands-on demonstration will teach participants how to properly remove horse shoes and the necessary tools all horse owners should have on hand.
Clinician:

Mr. Travis Burns

Travis Burns is a Lecturer and the Chief of Farrier Services at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He attended farrier school at the North Carolina School of Horseshoeing and received a bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. Burns is a Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) with a Therapeutic Endorsement (TE) and an Educator Endorsement (EE) from the American Farrier's Association and an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers (by examination) from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Scott Pleasant

Dr. Scott Pleasant is a Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), Virginia Tech. Dr. Pleasant has been a faculty member at the VMCVM since 1991. He is board certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and currently serves as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's (VTH's) Equine Podiatry Service, as a member of the VTH's Equine Field Service Section, and as the College's Equine Extension liaison.

Hoof Bandaging
16:00 - 16:50
Dr. Scott Pleasant & Mr. Travis Burns
Time
16:00 - 16:50
Event Description
From abscesses to protecting the hoof when your horse loses a shoe, this hands-on demonstration will teach participants how to properly apply hoof bandages and the required supplies all horse owners should keep on hand.
Clinician:

Mr. Travis Burns

Travis Burns is a Lecturer and the Chief of Farrier Services at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He attended farrier school at the North Carolina School of Horseshoeing and received a bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. Burns is a Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) with a Therapeutic Endorsement (TE) and an Educator Endorsement (EE) from the American Farrier's Association and an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers (by examination) from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Scott Pleasant

Dr. Scott Pleasant is a Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), Virginia Tech. Dr. Pleasant has been a faculty member at the VMCVM since 1991. He is board certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and currently serves as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's (VTH's) Equine Podiatry Service, as a member of the VTH's Equine Field Service Section, and as the College's Equine Extension liaison.

Is it a Training Issue or Pain?
17:00 - 17:50
Dr. Allison Faber & Dawn Cooper
Time
17:00 - 17:50
Event Description
Faulty chiropractic alignment and muscle restriction and how they effect performance.
Clinician Name

Clinician: Dr. Allison Faber Marshall

Dr. Allison Faber Marshall ("Dr. Allison"), founder of Full Circle Veterinary Services, graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After practicing traditional medicine in the Richmond area for a decade, Dr. Allison branched out on her own in 2005 and started her own practice. She received post-graduate certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She also obtained certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine through The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida as well as extensive training in Chinese herbal therapy and food therapy. Dr. Allison has an intuitive sensibility and a high degree of care and compassion which she brings to her medicine and her patients.

With over 20 years of experience combined in equine and small animal medicine, Dr. Allison is a seasoned holistic vet. She is passionate about her work and is able to communicate with animals in a non-verbal mode that renders comfort to them, and results in enhanced care.

Website: fullcirclevet.net

Clinician: Dawn Cooper

For over twenty-five years Dawn Cooper has been actively involved in the physical and emotional therapy for horses and dogs. For decades Dawn expanded her study of the holistic healing arts. Her system utilizes massage therapy, myo-fascial release, the use of essential oils, aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, LED pads, acupressure, herbs, Reiki, energy dynamics, and intuitive evaluation for physiotherapy and training programs. The Total Balance Method incorporates in-depth understanding of travel patterns with the complex understandings of emotional components that affect the animal's performance and well-being. Stressing companionship, understanding and a thorough understanding of riding dynamics, The Total Balance Method has changed the daily lives of every horse and dog owner that has participated in the variety of programs and clinics.

Website: totalbalancemethod.com

How to Pick a Truck & Trailer
18:00 - 19:00
Donna Martin
Time
18:00 - 19:00
Event Description
Clinician: Donna Martin
Donna Martin, MBA University of Pittsburgh, spent 15 years in the mortgage banking business and 13 years appraising residential real estate. Donna’s business background contributes to her ability to manage the corporation and our Sales Department. A lifetime showing and foxhunting and pulling horse trailers gives her extensive knowledge about what horse owners want and need in a trailer.

VHCF Classroom
VHCF Classroom
Tips for Adopting a Horse from an Equine Rescue Center
11:10 - 12:00
Ms. Jo Anne Miller
Time
11:10 - 12:00
Event Description
Not all equine rescues centers are accredited and substandard facilities and management can lead to equine welfare issues. This interactive classroom presentation addresses what to look for when considering adopting from an equine rescue.
Clinician Name
Jo Anne Miller began her love of horses at the race track. It was there while breezing horses that she saw the ugly side of the horse business. In 2001, in partnership with her Veterinarian (also with a race track background), they founded Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses in Central Virginia as a Horse Rescue and Sanctuary. Having saved and rehabilitated 462 horses, sounds like a lot, however, it is only a drop in the bucket for the 170,000 horses each year needing homes. Jo Anne graduated from college with an Education Degree, so combining a PATH At-risk youth program was a natural fit. The goal of the program is to help kids with disabilities or those who are at-risk graduate from high school using rescue horses in equine assisted therapy. The farm is host to a 4-H club, and a United States Pony Club Center, and Jo Anne has coached many of the at-risk youth using rescue horses to the Pony Club Championships in Show Jumping.

Training Time-line of the Handling Horse
12:10 - 13:00
Ron McLoughlin
Time
12:10 - 13:00
Event Description
Training Time-line of the Handling Horse
Clinician: Ron McLoughlin
Ron McLoughlin, is a respected international clinician who has conducted over 909 three day horse handling clinics to date. He has been passionate about horses, and about working with people who handle horses, for over 50 years. He has also worked with mounted law enforcement units, the US Border Patrol, search & rescue, and has had thousands of students over the years. He is the director and head instructor of the Classical stock seat school of Arizona, a (501 C-3) riding school, which focuses on training professional equine instructors and trainers, and short courses for amateurs, along with conducting equine schools and seminars nationwide and in Europe. He was certified as a Monte Foreman Instructor in 1978, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts of the Foreman system today, which consists of 17 basic handle maneuvers using lateral control, focusing on the horse's footwork.

From Gridwork to Courses; Questions and Answers
13:10 - 14:00
Stephen Bradley
Time
13:10 - 14:00
Event Description
Topic Description: TBD
Clinician Name
Stephen is not just a competitor; he brings a wealth of horsemanship to his students and his team, and shares his expertise teaching all over the country. Currently, Stephen trains out of the historic Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia. He has a well-versed team of equestrians working with him to care for his 15+ horses, ranging from young off-the-track Thoroughbreds to international competitors. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses' health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses reach their full potential.

Equine Welfare Laws
14:10 - 15:00
Mr. Cliff Williamson, American Horse Council
Time
14:10 - 15:00
Event Description
Awareness of equine welfare laws is critical to the industry as the number of unwanted horses in the U.S. continues to increase. This classroom discussion will provide a general overview of equine welfare laws and regulation and the importance of correct interpretation.
Clinician: Mr. Cliff Williamson, American Horse Council
Cliff Williamson is the Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs for the American Horse Council based in Washington D.C. He grew up in Reva, VA on his family's horse farm, participating in both horse and livestock 4-H activities. In 2008 he graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal Science, where he was an active member of both the animal science club Block & Bridle as well as the agricultural fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho. After graduation he spent 27 months in Nicaragua with the Peace Corps for their Food Security Program. Upon his return to the United States he spent four years in the animal export industry as the Director of Animal Logistics for T.K. Exports, Inc.

Those Wavy Crazy Lines
15:10 - 16:00
Robert Eversole
Time
15:10 - 16:00
Event Description
Trail Riders, Learn to view a map in 3-D, no glasses required.
Clinitian: Robert Eversole

Robert Eversole "The TrailMeister"- Owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www.TrailMeister.com.

Robert founded www.TrailMeister.com when he found that accurate trail information wasn't easily available for trail riders and horse campers. 11 years later, www.TrailMeister.com is the largest guide to horse riding and camping areas in the world; with free trail and trailhead information, trail maps, and much more to help outdoor enthusiasts experience the joys of trail riding.

Active in the equine community, Robert is a PATH intl. Registered Instructor with over a decade of experience helping individuals with special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities

Thoroughbred Makeover Stories
16:10 - 17:00
Steuart Pittman
Time
16:10 - 17:00
Event Description
Trainers from the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover ReMatch will talk about how they transformed their racehorses. You will hear about their challenges, their failures, and their successes. Retired Racehorse Project staff will give a preview of the 2017 Makeover.
Clinician: Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman operates Dodon Farm Training Center in Davidsonville, Md., where he trains horses and riders primarily for eventing, but also for other English riding disciplines. The farm maintains a stable of 25 horses in training. Steuart evented through the advanced and CCI*** levels, showed dressage through the fourth level, spent many years in the show ring and hunt field, and is Maryland's first U.S. Eventing Association certified instructor. After having served as president of the Maryland Horse Council and as the national campaign director for a grassroots network of community organizations, Steuart was well-prepared to launch the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project in 2009. This organization, which now has 80,000 Facebook followers, was formed to combat the decline in value and popularity of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in the riding markets.

Legal or Not: Appointments for Western Dressage
17:10 - 18:00
Hillary Stark
Time
17:10 - 18:00
Event Description
Find out what tack, clothing, and horses can be used in western dressage!
Clinician: Hillary Stark
Hillary Stark is dedicated to helping horses and their riders to succeed both in and out of the show ring. She works with both horse and rider to improve understanding of each and instills confidence in the pair. When western dressage was added to the list of recognized disciplines by USEF, she found a way to combine her love of the western traditions with classical training.

Horse Rider Yoga
18:10 - 19:00
Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Time
18:10 - 19:00
Event Description
How Yoga Can Improve Your Riding: This presentation features 12 simple yoga postures that can change the way you ride! Demonstrated in a seated, standing and mounted position. Perfect for beginners to yoga.
Clinician: Laura Stopper Batts, MS PAS
Laura is the founder of Horse Hippie and The Equine Nutrition Nerd, companies with a focus on the ultimate health of the rider, the horse and our planet. She lives a holistic, natural lifestyle and teaches others to do this with their horses through nutrition and care, and for themselves through meditation and yoga. Combining her lifestyle with her interest in the environment she obtained a Master's of Environmental Science with a focus on the equine sector. As the Horse Hippie, she helps horse owners use eco-friendly practices in their horse and farm care through her blog, Eco-Equine.

Ring 2
Ring 2
Equine Trail Sports Trail Competition
15:00 - 18:00
ETS Trail Competition
Time
15:00 - 18:00
Event Description
ETS Trail Competition
Clinician: ETS Trail Competition
Bio
Website

Equine Trail Sports Obstacle Challenge
15:00 - 18:00
Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Time
15:00 - 18:00
Event Description
Equine Trail Sports Obstacle Challenge
Clinician Name
Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of needy horses. The rescue currently has barns in 3 locations to serve people and horses from Central Virginia to NC.

Saturday March 25th 2017