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Expert horse trainers to present at Horsin’ Around

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2010 Horsin’ Around conference, scheduled Feb. 6-7, 2010, will feature three presenters to give participants tips for better exhibiting training their horses.

The annual event will be at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. The registration for the event opens Jan. 4 and closes Feb. 1. The 2010 conference will be limited to the first 450 paid registrations, and some past conferences have sold out.

Holly Hover of Scottsdale, Ariz., has highly effective ways of working with riders of all ages at all levels not only to improve their horse riding and training skills, but to explain what judges look for in top performances. She operates Hover Quarter Horses specializing in training all-around horses and riders and she also has instructed numerous winners at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship show and the All-American Quarter Horse Congress including numerous class winners in showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, western riding and trail. She has officiated at both the American Quarter Horse Youth Association and AQHA World Championship shows as well as the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. She is a recent World Cup Coach and clinician. Internationally, she has judged in Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy and Austria.

Kelly Stich, DVM, is board certified in veterinary reproduction with a focus on equine reproduction and is a veterinary chiropractor offering adjustments for horses and dogs. Born and raised in Dorchester, Neb., Stich eventually attended the UNL. While here, she was on the UNL Horse Judging team and taught summer 4-H horsemanship clinics. Stich will share insight on the befits of chiropractic and other therapies for horses in her presentation “Alternative Therapies for a Happier Horse.”

Kathy Anderson, an associate professor and extension horse specialist at UNL, teaches equine courses, oversees the 4-H horse program and judges for various professional organizations. She will hold a presentation on “College and Horses – Making the Best Choice for Your Future!”

The clinic is open to participants of all ages. Adult registration is $30 for the weekend or $20 for one day. For youth 18 and under, registration is $20 for both days or $15 for one. If the clinic doesn’t sell out, adult registration will be available at the door for $40 for the weekend and $25 for one day. Seating will be assigned by section on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to preregister, call Anderson at (402) 472-6411 or e-mail kanderson1@unl.edu, information is also found at http://www.animalscience.unl.edu/extension/equine.html.


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