Horse Lovers On The Sea Offers Education and Fun

Debi Metcalfe Co-Cruise host and, founder of Stolen Horse International, says, “We are excited about what our speakers will be sharing and adding educational itinerary of the Horse Lovers Summit which will be presented in the mornings on our two sea days. We will be having fun in the sun combined with an educational and thought-provoking experience for horse lovers, much like the Horse related trade shows do, only much smaller and more intimate. Also, our speakers are available to answer questions and talk with our guests outside of their seminar times during the entire trip.

Randi Thompson co-cruise host shares, “We currently have over 80 people booked for the 3rd Annual Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea 2023. We have well known speakers and fun events planned for our guests. Please let us know if you or your company are interested in sponsoring opportunities for the Horse Lovers Summit. Contact Randi with sponsorship questions here:

Thompson continues, “Every year, more people want to join us. We have become a family who cruise together. “We have already set new dates for the 2024 Horse Lovers Summit and will announce them soon.”

Speakers include:

Marty Adams is a popular and well-known presenter at horse trade shows. Marty will share the topic, “Horse Feeds for Every Need.” Dr. Marty Adams is a technical services equine nutritionist for Cargill Animal Health & Nutrition. Cargill owns and manufactures Nutrena Horse Feeds, including SafeChoice, ProForce, Empower and Triumph brands, Legends, ProElite, and Progressive Nutrition Horse Feeds and Supplements.

Doug Sloan is a respected horseman who has worked with various animals in the film/movie industry for many different purposes. Doug has worked with actors such as Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Richard Gere, Jody Foster, Martin Sheen, Sam Elliott, Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Danny Glover, Rob Morrow, Sam Neill, Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, and others. Some of his television/film credits include Sleepy Hollow, West Wing, The Last Samurai, Hannibal, Gettysburg, and many more.

Debi Metcalfe, a Co-Cruise coordinator of the Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea, is the founder of Stolen Horse International and speaker. Debi is a recognized expert in horse theft education, missing horses, and equine ID. She has appeared on television, in various radio programs, and in newspaper and magazine articles. She speaks at national events, including the World Equestrian Games. Metcalfe, author of Horse Theft, Been There–Done That, and many published magazine articles. To learn more about Metcalfe’s accomplishments, click the following link.

Randi Thompson is Co-Cruise coordinator of the Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea, Master of Ceremonies, and speaker. Randi is a Horse Industry Legal Consultant and Expert Witness. Featured as a speaker at the top US equestrian tradeshows, including the recent Tryon World Equestrian Games. Randi also certifies riding instructors and Trail Guides with the Certified Horsemanship Assn. Thompson has produced National Winning riders in the Dressage National Finals, Junior Jumpers, and further back, Flat-shod walking horses (Saddle Seat and Western Pleasure) and Arabian Western Pleasure. Her website is

Angela Beck has been a volunteer and a victim. Her experiences led her to meet Metcalfe at an Alabama horse expo in 2005. Shortly after that, Angela agreed to become the Executive Volunteer Coordinator for Stolen Horse International, Inc., working side by side with founder, Debi Metcalfe, to grow and operate NetPosse, from 2005 until 2015. Angela is sharing many of the NetPosse behind-the-scenes stories with attendees. The stories teach why horse owners need to protect their horses while exploring volunteers’ critical role in running a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization.

Tracy Molloy has been involved professionally with horses for over 42 years. She started her career after receiving her Riding Master’s Degree at the Meredith Manor International School of Horsemanship. She was the head instructor and manager for several riding schools and programs before opening her boarding, training, and show facility in Vermont. Tracy specializes in the Hunter and Jumper discipline, Three-day Eventing, dressage, The US Pony Club, and Endurance riding. She specializes in developing a partnership between the horses and the riders.

David Spears is now retired but has distinguished himself during thirty years of law enforcement experience as an Agriculture Special Investigator at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Chief Spears has served as a law enforcement advisor to Stolen Horse International for over a decade, helping with many cases over two decades.

Marci Taylor is a certified riding instructor with the American Riding Instructor Program and founder of C.H.A.R.T.™ (Confident Horse and Rider Teams). She specializes in developing communication skills between horses and riders utilizing desensitization techniques and obstacles.

Debi continues, “Our first stop, when we embark on the ship, the Carnival Valor, will be to stop at our Horse Lovers Summit Welcome table. We have lanyards, baseball hats, educational handouts from our speakers, and more for our “Swag bags.” The lanyards and baseball hats are sponsored by Carndarosa, LLC, dba Signs & Printing from Livingston, TX. Each year we have beautiful new T-shirt designs created by Trail of Painted Pony Artist Lori Musil, also the owner of Lori Musil Art & Antiques.”

Randi adds, “To round out our seminar programs, we are very thankful to have some of the best volunteers to head up activities outside the educational seminars. Our Activity Director is Rena Rougeau, assisted by Jamie Jaime A. Carnes. Their team has created many fun activities for our guests to enjoy.”

The events include Horse Lovers Welcome Cocktail Party, Horse Lovers Private Piano Bar Night with Gustavo (Top 10 Carnival Entertainer), Horse Lovers Summit Prom Celebration, Horse Lovers First Day Slot Pull, Horse Lovers Door Decorating Contest, Horse Lovers Photo Scavenger Hunt, Horse Lovers Golf Cart Day, Costa Maya, Horse Lovers at Paradise Beach or Mr. Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel Port, Horse Lovers Bar Gallop. Horse Lovers Photo and Scavenger Hunt and more.

For more information on the Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea 2023, check our website, Join our private Facebook group at where you can meet the fantastic people joining us, see the events we have created, and more.

Cabins are still available for those who would like to cruise with us. Cabins range from $500 and up for the five-day cruise. All payments for the cruise are made directly through the Carnival Cruise lines. Go to for booking rules and other details.

Would you like to feature the Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea in an interview or publication? Email Debi Metcalfe at Or Randi at

Contact: Debi Metcalfe or Randi Thompson
Phone: Debi (704) 472-4314 / Randi (828) 697-4274
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