New Sponsors to Celebrate

Several more sponsors have signed on in recent weeks. They help make the Summit vibrant, adding important contributions both financial and ideological to our exciting equation. Read more about our sponsors here.

Big thanks to:

Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph (pronounced ‘gwelf’)

Founded in 2003, Equine Guelph in Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of horses through research, education, training, and the promotion of health care through best management practices.

Equine Guelph (EG) is a pioneer and a world leader in online equine training and education, receiving multiple international awards including the “Equine Industry Vision Award” from the American Horse Publications, 2015, and Award of Excellence for “Fair and Sponsor/Partner Joint Exhibit Program” from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.

Since its inception, EG has delivered 700 Diploma/Certificate graduate students from over forty countries and thirty U.S. states. We’re looking forward to partnering with this respected Canadian entity to offer classes for Summit students!

Compassionate Composting

Founded seven years ago by Michelle Melaragno, Compassionate Composting is a first-of-its-kind equine carcass composting operation in Auburn, Maine.

Increasingly, composting is filling a significant need for alternatives to burial, rendering, or cremation.

Melaragno, a long-time rider, vet assistant, and barn manager, is at the forefront of equine composting and has presented on the topic to the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Above ground burial, as composting is sometimes called, eliminates the dangers of soil and ground water contamination. The process (in which temperatures exceed 130 degrees) ensures pathogen destruction and proper compost pile construction doesn’t attract predators.

We look forward to touring Melaragno’s facility (just a short drive from Pineland Farms) as part of our elective field trip offerings.

Visit her facebook business page here. 

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