As we look forward to better times ahead, the Montana Center for Horsemanship is pleased to announce the public Conference – “Of Horse, Human and Nature,” coming to MCH, in partnership with the University of Montana Western, September 9-11, 2021 in the authentically western town of Dillon, Montana. Breathtaking in its natural beauty, steeped in the ways of the west, it’s unrivaled in its historic and spectacular environment.
This first ever national/international conference focusing on Natural Horsemanship in the 21st century and advancements in research and science in horse-human communication will include award winning films and works in progress from EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival.
The Conference will also host a half-day Packing & Outfitting Symposium, featuring the famous Ninemile Pack String and the team from the USFS Equine Division.
Featured speakers and keynotes include Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s foremost experts on autism and animal behavior; Dr. Barbara Baker, a national senior barrel racing champion and President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the only zoological institution in the world, incorporating natural horsemanship into the management of wildlife.
The Conference explores the many new and developing programs for veterans and horses, therapeutic riding, and the expanding field of equine therapies. Among our featured guests, will be the co-founders of Gallop NYC, a leading organization in therapeutic riding. This includes Sol and Lauren Reischer, a father and daughter duo who through their own unique journey, have helped to change the face of therapeutic riding for thousands of young people.
We hope to introduce you to Sydney Collier, (if she is not competing around the world), one of the great young equestrian Paralympians, who inspires us with her equine achievements despite severe physical challenges.
Tentative guests also include Kate and John Tweedy, whose family raised the greatest racehorse of all time, Secretariat, and “Cowboy Entrepreneur” Scott Knudsen, as well as the original Black Stallion screenwriter, Jeanne Rosenberg.
The future is bright with innovation in global technology as we “gallop through cyberspace” with our friends from Dunrovin Ranch; and another growing field, Yoga on Horseback as we hope to introduce you to one of the great equestrians and yoga with horses, practitioners, Ashley Mancuso. All this and so much more…
Registration opens today for this public Conference – check out https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/events/96703375399/tickets
and link to our event – “Of Horse, Human and Nature.” We have early bird registration with a discount, now through July. Registration will close September 1.
If you are interested in being a sponsor, we have many levels for all budgets and interests and most include some form of exhibit. Please join us in making a difference in the future in the equine-human connection, communication, and to advance horse-human well-being.
The mission of the Montana Center for Horsemanship
To help every horse and person make the most of their respective lives
To enable horses to learn effectively and experience “horse happiness” through the process of Natural Horsemanship
To help individuals achieve personal and professional success in the equine fields
The Montana Center for Horsemanship is a not for profit 501(c)(3)
Contact: Janet Rose
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