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Friday March 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM PST
Sunday March 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Hilton Vancouver Airport 
5911 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, BC V6X 4C7

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Horse Council BC Proudly Presents the

2014 BC Equine Education Summit 

Join your peers for a full weekend of equine related learning and networking from March 7, 8, 9, 2014 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport.  This exciting weekend conference hosts an internationally recognized line up of equine industry professionals.


Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
Dr. Gerd Heuschmann burst onto the international equestrian scene with his startling expose Tug of War, in which he demonstrated with words and photographs the disturbing effects of the (then) popular “Rollkur” or “hyperflexion” technique in training dressage horses. In his long-awaited follow-up book, Balacing Act, The Horse in Sport - An Irreconcilable Conflict?, Dr. Heuschmann explores what it means to be a “responsible rider,” and asks whether, in today’s society, it is indeed possible for riders in any horse sport to put the good of the horse first and foremost — most pointedly above ambition and fame.

Dr.Steven Manning
Dr. Manning is a board certified theriogenologist who is certified in veterinary acupuncture and is active in the teaching, resaerach and clinical practice of acupuncture at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Manning will discuss the history and theory of acupunture as well as its clinical applications in  the horse.

Dr. Claire Thunes
Equine Nutritionist
Find the right balance not only in your horse’s diet but also between your horse’s needs and your budget. Nutrition for B.C. horses based on local forages.

Dr. Tawni Silver
Professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Silver is a medical imaging specialist with a special interest in advanced imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT).

Dr. Yves Rossier
Vice Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee & FEI Veterinarian
Dr. Rossier will be speaking all about the ethics of using pain medications in performance horses.

Jennifer Woods
Livestock Handling Specialist
Her no stress Horse Hauling Course deals with making educated choices when purchasing a trailer, horse behaviour and handling, safety, bio-security, equipment maintenance, horse comfort during transportation and accident response. 

Debra Garside
Professional Photographer
Debra is one of the few photographers granted access to the beautiful Sable Island , Nova Scotia home to a herd of 350 - 400 wild horses. Debra will share with us her incredible experiences of witnessing and photographing the day to day life of this herd of wild horses.

For photos and full biographies please check out our 2014 Speakers Page.

Please Click Here for the Weekend Schedule.

The Hilton Vancouver Airport is offering BC Equine Education Summit attendees a special room rate of $109/night.  Please quote Horse Council BC when making your reservation. 

To make your reservations, please call the Hilton Vancouver Airport at: 1-604-233-3990

Deadline to book rooms at this special rate is February 17, 2014.

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