BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Colorado Horse Council presents Putting the Pieces Today October 18-20, 2019, a workshop for equine organizations and clubs to learn skills necessary for running an effective equine organization, such as fundraising, marketing, and legislative work.
All equine organizations are welcome. Register today. Walk-ins are welcome, but online registration is required. Do not miss this opportunity to jump Start 2020!
Come and meet our presenters. This specialized group of presentations are being brought together based on the needs of equine clubs for across the country. It’s a great opportunity to ask the experts.
- Dexter Foxworth is an award-winning theme park, event and entertainment producer. He has worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, Planet Hollywood, McDonalds and the Walt Disney Company.
- Courtney Frasier is the Executive Director for the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association (CDGRA) and Chair of the Colorado Tourism Organization.
- Jill Corbin is the Director of Destination Development at the Colorado Tourism Office. In her work at the CTO, she strives to support tourism development and economic growth in rural Colorado.
- Dr. Jeff Pryor, co-founder and CEO of Pathfinder Solutions has decades of experience in philanthropy. Pryor served for 20 years as the Executive Director of the Anschutz Family Foundation.
- Chris Sgaraglino is a veteran Software Engineer. In 1994, Chris pioneered one of the first packaged client-side, browser-based Content Management Systems in the world iControl WebStudio.
- Carla Zinanti has served as animal control manager for Jefferson County, Colorado since 2000. Before becoming manager, she served as an animal control officer and supervisor.
- Sydney Ayers, APR, Fellow PRSA, has worked in agency public relations, marketing and advertising for more than 30 years. She is a horse owner and a member of the CO Hunters Jumpers.
- Garrett Leonard has been a professional horseman for 25 years. Leonard brings a love of horses, as well as expert riding and training skills to his position as director of the Harmony Equine Center, located near Franktown, Colo.
- John Wade, DVM received a BS in Animal Science in 1975 and a DVM in 1980. In 1989 he founded Microchip ID Systems, Inc., where he currently serves as CEO.
- Scott Halladay founded the Horse Evacuation Assistance Team (Jeffco HEAT), based in Conifer, Colorado, Jefferson County in 2002. It is a 100% volunteer organization.
- Dr. Emily Weiss, PhD, CAAB, oversees strategic direction of the ASPCA Equine Welfare program, a part of the ASPCA’s Policy, Response and Engagement group.
Bryan Brendle is Director of Communications at the American Horse Council and a part of the Unwanted Horse Coalition. He is a seasoned legislative and government relations professional, having worked in D.C. for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of firsthand experience with issues ranging from energy, environment, transportation, tax and agriculture policies to the AHC.
- Christie Schulte Kappert serves as program manager for WaterShed Animal Fund’s equine initiative, The Right Horse Initiative. Christie is a skilled program and marketing manager with experience assembling equine industry partners to collaborate on complex industry-wide issues.
Christy Landwehr has been in the equine industry for over 35 years, riding and teaching many disciplines and breeds. Christy is a Master Level Riding Instructor and Equine Facility Manager through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and has taught students in 4-H and Pony Club. She is the Chief Executive Officer for CHA and a clinician and site accreditor for the organization.
This is is a great group of knowledgeable professionals willing to share their expertise with our equine industry.
Come and join this gathering of individuals working to build equine organizations across the country. This gathering focuses on our needs as council and club administrators and volunteers in need of ideas and suggestions to help our organizations grow and prosper.
This combined workshop, presentations and sessions on how to operate your organization is a 3-day event with a combined registration fee of $95.
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— Colorado Horse Council
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