The Humane Society of the United States is sponsoring the Appalachian Trainer Face Off, Aug.17-19, at Winfield Riding Arena in Winfield, West Virginia. The event is a competition at which trainers demonstrate what they have accomplished working with rescued horses at risk of slaughter. It is the largest equine event in the state with a mission of providing training and good homes for at-risk horses.
Keith Dane, senior director of equine protection for the Humane Society of the United States, will be speaking Aug. 17, to show the organization’s support for the event and will be available for interviews.
“The Appalachian Trainer Face Off is one of the largest trainer exhibitions in the country. The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to its organizers for providing this venue to showcase the trainers’ abilities and the adoptability and versatility of rescued horses, and we’re happy to be in attendance at the event,” said Dane.
The HSUS supports events that reward trainers who contribute their time and talents to help rehabilitate at-risk horses and make them suitable for adoption to good homes. The organization also offers a horse rescue training program, Forever Foundation to help increase the rescue community’s capacity to rehome horses and works diligently nationwide to enact laws that protect horses from cruelty, including slaughter.
Keith Dane, senior director of equine protection, the Humane Society of the United States
Trainers from across the country who work with rescued horses at risk of slaughter
West Virginia’s largest equine protection event, the Appalachian Trainer Face Off, will focus on the adoptability of rescued horses. Trainers from across the country of the rescued horses at risk of slaughter will be attending. Keith Dane will be speaking about how the HSUS supports the mission of the equine protection event. Photos and video will be available for news outlets.
Thursday, Aug.17 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT
Winfield Riding Arena: 9254 State Route 34, Winfield, WV 25213
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