The Connecticut Horse Symposium will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, 2017 at the Horsebarn Hill Arena at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. On Saturday, the Caroline Mercier Clinic focusing on Flat Work, Poles and Jumps will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is open to all riders who have hunter seat experience. You can bring your horse (equine health form and a three-day temperature log needed) or ride a UConn horse with sufficient experience. Spectators are also welcome!
At noon, there will be a UConn Morgan Horse Drill Team performance.
Also on Saturday will be a Susan Bartfay Clinic on Communication with your Horse or Other Animal Friend from 1-4 p.m. There must be 16 participants for the clinic to take place. It costs $20 to participate.
The Jeff Morse Clinic on Improving Your Driving will take place also from 1-4 p.m., focusing on ways to improve your driving. You can bring your horse (equine health form and a three-day temperature log needed) or ride a UConn horse with horse handling experience. Driving experience not required. Spectators are welcome!
Vendor and Camp Fairs begin at 8:30 a.m. and take place all day in the Horsebarn Hill Arena. Find out about equine businesses in the area. Families and students can check out equine day and weeklong camps for participation/employment opportunities.
On Sunday from 9 a.m to noon, there will be a Hands On Horse Science Day where you will get to do hands-on activities involving microchipping of horses, saddle fit both English and Western, first aid for horses, take a horse’s vital signs, and myofascial release therapy. No prior experience necessary.
At noon, the UConn Dressage Team will give a demonstration.
At 1 p.m. there will be a UConn Men’s Polo Team Match versus Skidmore.
The cost is as follows:
Money raised is used to directly support equine research and extension programs at the University of Connecticut. No pre-registration needed for spectators.
Sponsors and vendors welcome! Call or email for info, Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, Jenifer.email@example.com, (860) 486-4471, (860) 486-4375 fax.
Get all the information you need at http://animalscience.uconn.edu/horseSymp/index.php.
-- via AMHA