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Equifair Focusing On Mid-South Equifair which will be held at Shelby Show Place Arena in Memphis on October 14-16 will feature many local persons as speakers is focusing on the outstanding talent and horses of Shelby County and the surrounding area. These speakers at Equifair will not climb on a plane and disappear after Equifair is over. These horse enthusiasts will be available to horse owners throughout the year as a source for information. Breeds showcased at Equifair can be seen in and around the Mid-South area. Speakers include: 1. RICHARD PEEL is the President of the Mid-South Farriers Association and will be speaking on topics related to hoof care and farrier science. Richard has been a farrier since 1976. He is a certified Journeyman with the American Farriers Association. He lives with his beautiful wife Debbie in a rural area north of Millington. The Mid-South Farriers Associations was formed to provide for the further advancement of knowledge and skills necessary to practice the art of farrier science. At the Mid-South Farriers Association booth you will have the opportunity to talk with a local farrier about your horse as well as get a current list of Mid-South Farrier Association members working in your area. 2. DR. ALLISON MOORE, DVM is with the Aiken Equine Service. A graduate of Mississippi State in 2000 she has been active in promoting educational seminars in the Mid-South Area to benefit horse owners while caring on a very active practice. Recently Dr. Moore invested her time in a course with the International Veterinarian Acupuncture Society where she is working on her certification. Dr. Moore will be demonstrating acupuncture for the horse at Equifair at 11:00 Saturday Oct. 13th. Anyone wishing Dr. Moore to work on their horse on the above date should contact Peggy Hart at 662-851-7122. 3. CHARLOTTE NORAD is the owner and operator of Sanga Farms and Sanga School of Horsemanship. Charlotte had taught for 30 years and been at her current location for the past 11. She teaches complete horsemanship and takes a student as far as they want to go. Certified in English and Western riding she does not try to promote any one style of riding. Her goal is to prepare people for trail rides and Dude ranch vacations. She concentrates on "What if" scenarios and tries to prepare her students for any eventuality. While she works with children another major focus for Charlotte is teaching the adult rider. " Many times people don't know that they can learn to ride a horse no matter what their age." She also works with people who have a horse they are having trouble with. Charlotte and her students will be doing demonstrations and lessons all day during Equifair. 4. DR. RUTH WILBURN, DVM is a very busy woman. Not only does she have a flourishing practice in Olive Branch she is also the owner of Rollingwoods Welsh Pony Farm and the President of Neshoba Carriage Association. Dr. Wilburn's ponies are shown in pony shows, Open Pony World Shows and American Driving Society Shows. They go English or Western and over fences. She began breeding Welsh Ponies in 1983 with her most outstanding pony being Rollingwoods L on Wheels who in 1999 won the American Horse Show Associations Small/Medium Green Pony Hunter Championship. Dr. Wilburn will be displaying her ponies at Equifair. 5. JEFF VIA is the Agricultural Extension Service Agent for Shelby County. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Florida and will be completing is Masters Degree at the University of Tennessee in Agriculture Science. Jeff has only been in the Shelby County area for 4 years but has done an outstanding job in putting together the Agricultural Extensions Service's Horse Seminars that take place in February and March. Jeff has brought Sam Powell to the area many times as well as having seminars on "The Older Horse", Dressage, trail riding and trailer safety. Jeff will be giving a talk on pasture installation, care and maintenance at Equifair. 6. DAN CHENEY came to Shelby County four years ago as the manager of the Show Place Arena. In the four years he has turned around the facility and made many improvements. Coming from Wyoming where he is a third generation rancher Dan, of course, knew how to ride before he could walk. Prior to coming to Show Place Arena he was manager at "The Brec Equestrian Arena" in Baton Rouge. Under his leadership the arena has prospered. The footing in all of the arenas has been completely redone, a new state of the art sound system has been put in, paddocks for turn out have been added and a new show office has been put in place. Plans for a large meeting room for equestrian organizations to use is in the works. Dan will be speaking on arena management at Equifair. 7. ROY HYDE is the Assistant Manager at Show Place Arena and holds down the fort when Dan Cheney is away. Roy's can do attitude and cheerful willingness to help make an event the best it can be have made him one of the favorites of everyone. Roy will be giving a talk on arena preparation at Equifair. Whether it is a Hunter/Jumper Show, a Cutting, a Barrel Race or a Dressage Show, Roy is the person that will know how to get that footing just right and keep it that way during the entire length of the show. Dr. Judith (Judy) Reynolds has participated in the horse industry since 1969 as a horse trainer, show person, breeder, judge, coach, instructor, 4-H and FFA leader and University Assistant Professor. Her formal education includes a B.S. in Biology Teaching from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and M.S. (Animal Science) and Ph.D. (Nutrition) degrees from Texas A&M University. Her research has involved bone and mineral metabolism in growing and racing horses and the genetic disorder Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis in Quarter Horses. Dr. Reynolds is currently the Equine Technical Specialist for ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) MoorMan's® Division located in Quincy, Illinois. For MoorMan's, she works with the NEW GENERATION NUTRITION® line of horse feeds and supplements that feature NATURAL GLO® stabilized rice bran and GROSTRONG® vitamin-mineral supplements. She has recently been instrumental in the development of SENIORGLO®, a concentrated feed for older horses and MOORGLO", a stabilized rice bran product. Dr. Reynolds will be speaking at Equifair.
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