10 December 2014
The 33rd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference takes place January 9-11 2015 in Red Deer, Alberta, at the Sheraton Hotel. Presented by the non-profit organization Horse Industry Association of Alberta, the conference is a must-attend event for horse breeders, owners and riders with topics of interest for every horse enthusiast.
The Horse Breeders and Owners Conference welcomes delegates at 7pm on January 9th with an "Open Barn" reception in the Exhibit Hall. Due to popular demand, the “Open Barn” reception is once again open to the public free of charge to attend, socialize, network and shop around the equine trade show of over 50 sponsor booths. Quarter Horse News editor, Stacy Pigott, will kick off Saturday morning’s session at 8:40 am. Saturday evening provides a chance to network and socialize with wine, dessert, and entertainment. The conference continues until Sunday afternoon, and closes with the Fred Pearce Memorial Lecture delivered this year by Dr. David Fraser.
Internationally recognized speakers are coming from all over Canada and the United States:
Dr. Brenda Abbey (Alberta) - Healing with Horses: The Impact of Horses on the Human Brain
Martin Black (Idaho) - Reading the Horse: An Operator’s Manual
Claudia Cojocar (British Columbia) - Being Better Caretakers of Competitive Horses
Dr. Bob Coleman (Kentucky) – The Young Horse: Growing Up Is Hard Work and Is My Horse Fat? There’s an App for That
Dr. David Fraser (British Columbia) – Understanding Animal Welfare
Dr. Rebecca Gimenez (Georgia) – Emergency Preparedness on the Road and on the Trail
Dr. Sheryl King (Illinois) - How Stable Management Practices Impact Horse Behaviour Patterns
Dr. Stephen Peters (Utah) - Your Horse’s Brain: An Owner’s Manual
Stacy Pigott (Texas) - Training Practices for a Positive Image
Dr. Tony Willing (Ontario) - Fair Market Value: Equine Appraisals
Panel Discussion – Strategies to Grow the Horse Industry
Tickets for the Horse Breeders and Owners Conference are $125, $110 for additional registrants when pre-registering. Registration is online here. Registrations will also be accepted at the door for $125 a person.