2019 Seminar LIneup
16-February 2019: USDF L Graduate Continuing Education Program at FENCE, 08:00-16:30, FENCE house, contact Barbara Clarke for details. email@example.com
20-February: Jennifer Kotylo will present “Bodywork for Riders”
20-March: Saddle, bit and bridle fitting with Jill Briggs & Melissa Van Doren
17-April: PEER (Polk Equine Emergency Rescue) lecture with Executive director Anita Williamson, will cover Equine Emergencies and Rescue. PEER team members met every single flight into Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) for escort to the World Equestrian Games at TIEC. Additionally, PEER provided on-call emergency services for any of the horses competing at the WEG with two horse ambulances on the competition grounds at all times. Anita will present some advice on safety in / on your property for all large animals, including information on what to do should you find your horse in an emergency situation. Anita will also bring the horse ambulance so attendees can see the equipment available and how it can be used to assist in a horse emergency. PEER services Polk and surrounding counties in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. A majority of the PEER are volunteers who go through extensive training in the specialized effort of large animal rescue. Additionally, PEER does not charge for their rescue services and relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors in order to operate.
15-May: Stable and Home Fire Safety with Bobby Arledge, Polk County Emergency Management.
Bobby will present information on precautions to take to prevent fire in your barn, areas you may have overlooked, and other precautions around your property to prevent fire, which includes landscaping. Bobby will also present what to do in the event of a fire, to minimize loss of property and will also information on steps to take in the event of a fire to support first responders.
19-June: Everything the Horse Owner Should Know! Dr Miller Thornbury and Dr Grace Buchanan will join Dr Bibi Freer to present “everything” a horse owner should know - as well as all those vital measurements that you should have when you call the vet. We will even have a “demo” pony on hand to help us learn how to pull a shoe and how to wrap a hoof.
16-October-2019 will be presenter Sara Hufstader, Equithink. Sara will address methods for re-calibrating anxiety and fear. Focus will be on equestrian-specific challenges including fear after a fall, competition nerves, improving horse/human relationships whether in training or competition. Methods incorporate visualization, guided imagery, utilizing breath to influence and/or control physicality of emotion. Transforming negativity into useful energy.
About Sara: Sara is a Certified Clinical Hypnotheraist (CCHt), Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), also a NLP Life Coach, certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy I & II, and holds an Instructor's Certification, Morven Park International Equestrian Institute.
More seminars to be added throughout the year.
All seminars are held at the FENCE House, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon NC 28782. Anyone wanting more information can contact FRC Educational Co-chair Barbara Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org