Summit Space is Cherished
As the Best Horse Practices Summit approaches, the conference’s board of directors would like you to know that attendance has been limited to 200 registrants. This maximum attendee number ensures that participants enjoy an intimate, resonant experience from our academic and arena presenters. Thus far, we have registrants from 20 states and Canada. Yeehaw!
The Summit takes place at the historic Strater Hotel and the LaPlata Fairgrounds, October 7-9, in Durango, Colorado, just after the annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering. An additional day of Stepping Up sessions takes place at the Strater on October 10.
A stunning roster of speakers include: Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, Dr. Steve Peters, and Dr. Sheryl King, along with horsemen West Taylor, Amy Skinner, and Katrin Silva.
Summit presenters are excited to offer talks that stretch standards and that weave holistically into a greater take-home message. Collectively, these presenters – men, women, academics, stockmen, best-selling authors, and international clinicians – are deeply invested in improving the horse-human connection.
“The most amazing thing about last year’s presentation was that the presenters all stayed to hear and speak with each other and the attendees,” said board member Cindy Morin. “This is what a good and small conference is all about.”
Dr. King, a popular presenter and board member, added:
“I have attended a lot of professional-level horse meetings. This one stands out for me because of the welcoming and collaborative atmosphere. It seems like everyone is there to learn and share. It is very refreshing to experience such a free exchange of ideas from other horse enthusiasts.
Dr. Gimenez said:
“I’m looking forward to this Summit and interacting closely with the fellow presenters and attendees. I enjoy these smaller conferences because you get to eat, talk, and interact closely. I look forward to tough questions and thought-provoking sessions!”