Congress Lectures, Demonstrations

Lectures and Demonstrations

2017 Congress Demonstration Series

Saturday, October 7th @ 1 p.m. (Denny Hales Arena): Understanding How Bits Work; Presented by Jimmy Roth

Saturday, October 7th @ 2 p.m. (Denny Hales Arena): Assessing Saddle Fit for Horse & Rider; Presented by CWD Rep. (Hunt Seat/English); Phil Harris (Western)

Saturday, October 7th @ 3 p.m. (Denny Hales Arena): Reining; Presented by Brett Walters

Sunday, October 8th @ 1 p.m. (Denny Hales Arena): Ranch Riding; Presented by Steve Meadows

Sunday, October 8th @ 2:30 p.m. (Coliseum): Cutting; Presented by Chubby Turner & Friends

Saturday, October 14th @ 1 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Halter; Presented by Luke Castle

Saturday, October 14th @ 5 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Western Pleasure; Presented by Cole Baker

Sunday, October 15th @ 1:30 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Pleasure Driving; Presented by Kevin Dukes

Friday, October 20th @ 4 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Showmanship; Presented by Melissa Maxwell

Friday, October 20th @ 6 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Horsemanship; Presented by Kelly McDowall

Saturday, October 21st @ 1 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Hunter Under Saddle; Presented by Karen Graham

Saturday, October 21st @ 3 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Trail Course Design; Presented by Tim Kimura

Saturday, October 28th @ 3 p.m. (Cooper Arena): Pole Bending; Presented by Nathan Peoples

2017 Congress Lecture Series

All lectures will be held in The Congress Lecture Hall/The Corral.

Sunday, October 15th @ noon: Understanding the Use of Compounded Veterinary Medications in the Horse; Presented by Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP

Sunday, October 15th @ 3 p.m.: Why Do I Need Equine Liability Insurance?; Presented by Markel Insurance Company

Tuesday, October 17th @ 1 p.m.: Judging the Western Riding Event (Intercollegiate & Junior Judging Contest Presentation); Presented by Leonard Berryhill

Friday, October 20th @ 2 p.m.: Managing Asthma in the Equine Athlete (while staying compliant with competition medication rules); Presented by Dr. Jonathan Yardley, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday, October 22nd @ 1 p.m.: Caring for Orphan Foals; Presented by Dr. Laura Dunbar, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday, October 22nd @ 2 p.m.: Five Panel Genetic Testing & Parentage Verification: What Breeders Need to Know; Presented by Trent Taylor, AQHA & Dr. Laura Dunbar, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Sunday, October 22nd @ 3 p.m.: Equine Industry Incentive Funds: Is Foal Enrollement a Wise Investment? A Panel Discussion Presented by Trent Taylor, AQHA; Dianne Eppers, NSBA; Dr. Billy Smith, APHA

Friday, October 27th @ 3 p.m.: Rocky Dan Jet: A Case Study on Returning to Competition after Colic Surgery; Presented by Dr. Nate McClellan, Equine Specialty Hospital

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October 3rd – 29th, 2017

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