CHAZY, N.Y. — Miner Institute’s annual EquiDay event will be a three-part series this year and kick off on March 18 with a talk by Denny Emerson, an accomplished equestrian and author and owner of Tamarack Hill Farms in Strafford, VT.
Emerson’s talk will begin at 10 am on Saturday, March 18 at the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center at Miner Institute, 586 Ridge Road in Chazy. Doors will open at 9:30 am and coffee and light refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to all. Pre-registration is not required. The talk will conclude around noon.
Emerson is an accomplished equestrian who won an international gold medal in eventing and a Tevis Cup buckle in endurance. In 1972, Emerson was named the United States Eventing Association’s Rider of the Year. In 1974, he was a member of the gold medal team at the Eventing World Championships. Since 2015, Emerson has worked as a clinician and trainer.
In 2011, Emerson published his first book, How Good Riders Get Good. The book shares stories from 23 of the world’s top riders from various equestrian disciplines and sports including dressage, reining, driving, show jumping, endurance, hunter/jumper, and eventing. Emerson has just released a new book, Begin and Begin Again: The Bright Optimism of Reinventing Life with Horses. Shared as a series of anecdotes that can apply to life, with or without horses, he is an engaging speaker for everyone. If you have any copies of Emerson’s books, bring them and get an autograph!
EquiDay Part 2 will follow on Tuesday, March 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm with Dr. Randy Frantz from Burlington Equine Vet Service who discuss the importance of a pre-purchase exam. Part 3 will be on Thursday, March 30 at 6 pm via Zoom with Dr. Sue McDonnell, an equine behavior specialist from the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
More information about the entire EquiDay series is available at www.whminer.org.