Three days per year we will offer an equine symposium in which we hope to develop horsemen. By the end of the day, you should have a broad understanding of all care that goes into horses as well as an in depth look at the world of show jumping. There will be several booths available for you to pick and choose from, which will have a guest speaker. Each seminar will last an hour and a half, of which half an hour will be reserved for questions!
Guest speakers will include local professionals, vets, farriers, chiropractors, massage therapists and USEF Officials.
Lunch will be provided mid day. Please email if you have any special allergies or requests.
The Four Winds Equine Symposium:
Day Pass Registered for in Advance: $180
Day Pass Purchased Day of: $200
8:00am Welcome – Introduction and Overview, Registration
8:15am - 10:45am - All Classes Offered
11:00am - 1:30pm - All Classes Offered
1:45pm - 2:15pm - Lunch
2:30pm - 5:00pm - All Classes Offered
Theory on Riding Mechanics – Form Verses Function
Tack Parts and Fitting, Leg Protection (Splint Boots, Polo and Standing Wraps) – Tutorial and Trial
Philosophy of Bits – Different Bits and Uses
Jasmine Throckmorton: USHJA Horseshows: Disciplines, Attire, Judging, Etiquette, Rules, the Office; USHJA vs CHJA
Elisabeth Hare: Hunter/Jumpers Braiding (Plaits vs Hunters) and Grooming
Charles Throckmorton, USHJA “R” Course Designer: Course Designing
Erin Contino, DVM: Lameness – Evaluation, Pre-Purchase Exams, Serviceably Sound verses Lame
Equine Medical Services and Allen Landes, DVM: Basic Vet Care – Dental, Wound Care, Emergencies, Bute and Injections
David McClain, DVM: Equine Acupuncture
Jackie Bishop: Equine Massage Therapy
Michael Allen: A Farrier’s Perspective
Tanja Hess MV, MSc, PhD: Equine Nutrition
Becoming A Professional Equestrian – Industry Tips with a focus on Training
I. Trainer and Instructor: English (Dressage, Eventing, Saddle Seat, Show Jumping), Western (AQHA, ARHA, etc)
II. Overview of the Trades:
i. Horseshows (Course Designer, Management,
Office, Ring Crew, Awards, Steward, Judge)
ii. Barn Management
iv. Massage Therapist
vii. Vet Tech
viii. Groom or Rider
If you have further questions, feel free to contact us by filling out the form below!