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MRER Convention and Awards Banquet

February 10-12, 2023

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Delta by Marriott  303-452-4100

        10 E 120th Ave          Northglenn, CO 80233

Special Convention Rate: $109/queen double or king

From I-25 take exit 223 (120th Ave) go east 2 blocks. The hotel is on the right.

 

 

 

Friday, February 10, 2023

 

MRER Bingo/MRER Knowledge Bowl: Cash bar with light appetizers 6-10 PM, Bingo begins at 7:00 PM.  Win ride entries! We will have four games with a break in between for the first MRER Knowledge Bowl. Two teams will compete for an additional chance to win ride entries. So brush up on your MRER history and trivia.  It’s going to be a blast! Be there!

 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Morning Sessions:

Bruce Worman CJF, AFA - Session #1 " Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your horses." In this first session, Bruce will provide an overview of the fascinating structure of the limb and hoof followed by a discussion of confirmation and hoof care as they apply to the pre-ride exam and trot out, body score, and hoof protection.

Bruce Worman CJF, AFA - Session #2; Examining the pros and cons of various products for hoof protection.
There are so many choices when it comes to hoof protection so Bruce will examine the pros and cons of steel shoes, boots, synthetics, pads, packing, etc. He'll also share some of his favorite products. Bruce will also discuss what happens to the hoof during a ride, including the changes that occur at the first vet check, the second and day vs night.

Bruce Worman, CJF, AFA: Session #3 Success or Failure, (What happened?)
In session #3, Bruce will address the factors that contribute to success verses failure. What are the surprises? He will also discuss the differences between the front runners vs tail end horses. He will also offer suggestions for aftercare.

Bruce attended Colorado NW community College School of Farrier Science, Steamboat Springs in 1978 after which he returned to Caldwell Idaho to begin his practice. He has taken over 200hrs of continuing education credits and has competed in horseshoeing competitions. He has completed the fourth Certification level (Certified Journeyman Farrier CJF) of the five offered by the American Farriers Assoc (AFA).

He has broad experience in trimming barefoot horses and the application of various styles of hoof protection including metal shoes and boots. He specializes in performance horses and has a large clientele of endurance horses and has also worked as a farrier at Tevis. 

Afternoon Sessions:

"Straight from the Horse's Mouth" Sarah Senn, DVM

While every horse benefits from dentistry throughout its lifetime, it is even more important for performance horses. Your horse's dental care is essential to its health. Dr. Senn will discuss the importance and impact of regular dental examinations on maintaining or improving feed efficiency, performance, and comfort for the horse. She will also discuss dental issues that specifically affect performance.

Dr. Sara Senn is a Colorado native and a graduate Colorado State University<span style=" https="https" libre="">Colorado State University<span style=" https="https" bookman="">Colorado State University<span style=" old=" "="" href="">Colorado State University. There, she received her undergraduate degree in Biology followed by a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences. After graduating from veterinary school in 2015, Dr. Senn completed a one year internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center and has remained with the practice as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Senn enjoys general practice with a strong emphasis on performance horse medicine, integrative therapies, and dentistry.

 

 "Alternative Therapies for the Performance Horse"  Will French, DVM

Dr. French will provide a basic overview with regard to the use of alternative therapies, specifically chiropractic and acupuncture and how these modalities can be used to help your horse perform better and stay sounder .

Dr. Will French Dr. French is a 5th generation Colorado native and grew up in Fort Collins. He started riding as a small child in both English and Western disciplines. After high school, he worked on guest ranches during summers and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Equine Science at Colorado State University. Dr. French was admitted to Colorado State University’s Veterinary School where his passion for the horse was furthered. After veterinary school, Dr. French completed his internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center, rotating through surgery, emergency and field services. Dr. French has been an Associate Veterinarian with Littleton Equine Medical Center since 2012. He has completed further certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and Veterinary Chiropractic. Dr. French enjoys using integrative therapies and his goal is to help the equine athlete reach their full potential.

 

 

Trade Show/Raffle

Check out new items in endurance gear for both horse and rider. Restock electrolytes, easy boots, supplements, and other essentials for the upcoming ride season. Sell your unused saddle and tack.  Buy more raffle tickets!

 

Awards Dinner: Weight Division and LD Awards, Best Condition, High Mileage Champion and 100 Mile Champion, Hall of Fame, etc. Come celebrate the year’s successes.

 

Sunday, February 22, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting

Mark your Calendars! Registration opens January 1, 2023

 

 

 

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