In the days before the coronavirus, USEA ICP Certified Instructor Lisa Bauman of Austin Eventing would host "Wine Wednesdays" with members of her barn. "Back in the day, we would have group jump lessons, then all get together for a social/educational evening," Bauman explained. But, when the coronavirus made social gatherings impossible, Bauman had the idea to move the hangouts to a virtual setting, and the Wine Wednesday Webinars were born.
"Since we can't get together once a week to share food, adult beverages, and equine stories, we wanted to keep our community connected by offering an online version," Bauman continued. "Think of it as our virtual barn shindig! The two major advantages of moving to an online platform are 1) we can bring on guest speakers and have educational experiences with people we wouldn't have access to otherwise and 2) nobody has to worry about driving!"
"All joking aside, the barn gives us a sense of belonging. Providing ways for our equine family to grow stronger has been the motivation to get these webinars up and running!"
Bauman said anyone and everyone are invited to join the webinars, all they have to do is register! Click here for registration.
Wine Wednesday Webinar: Sydni Peterson
Wednesday, April 22
"Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Educated. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each horse is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. I have years of experience and the qualifications to help you find success. I am a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, a USDF Certified Instructor, and have countless Regional and National wins under my belt. Whether you are looking for a tune up or to be in an intensive showing program, I am here to help. I believe it’s never too late to train any horse. My services are designed with you and your horse in mind, and I believe in working as much with you as with your animal. I’m proud of my high success rate and the level of satisfaction my clients, and their horses, come away with every time - guaranteed."
Learn more about Sydni Peterson on her website.
Wine Wednesday Webinar: Dr. Nick Moore
Wednesday, April 29
Nick Moore, DVM grew up with horses on a ranch in south-central Montana. In 2001 he began his equine dentistry training at the Academy of Equine Dentistry. His experience and passion for this field eventually led him to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. Following graduation from veterinary school, he obtained advanced training in equine medicine and surgery by completing an internship at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre. Dr. Moore has taught equine dentistry in conferences and wet-labs in South America, Australia, Europe, and all over the U.S. Today, he regularly travels across the U.S. to perform standing oral extractions and minimally invasive oral surgeries for referring veterinary practices. He founded Moore Equine with the intention of providing state-of-the-art equine dentistry services in a mobile setting. He is a past president of the International Association of Equine Dentistry and is a current member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Learn more about Dr. Moore on his website.
Wine Wednesday Webinar: Deborah Rosen
Wednesday, May 6
Deborah Rosen has coached and competed to the five-star level of eventing, including the prestigious Fair Hill and Kentucky Three-Day Event competitions. A breast cancer survivor, Rosen (aboard The Alchemyst) completed the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event just seven weeks after completing chemotherapy. Later that year, the USEA honored her with the Iron Master Award.
Over the years, she and her students have claimed national and international awards from Beginner Novice through FEI. Accomplishments include medals at the North American Youth Championships, Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series Championships, and numerous national championships.
Rosen is currently developing prospects/sale horses and students from her home base at El Sueno Equestrian Center in Somis, California, as well as maintaining a rigorous competition and clinic schedule. She is also assisting the non-profit New Beginning Sporthorses Foundation to reeducate and rehome racetrack thoroughbreds.
Learn more about Deborah Rosen on her website.
Wine Wednesday Webinar: Danny Warrington
Wednesday, May 13
Danny Warrington is a former leading steeplechase jockey turned international advanced three-day eventer. He has spent most of his life learning from the best. In his racing years, he spent time with hall of fame trainers Johnathan Sheppard and Mikey Smithwick as well as Janet Elliot. When it came to eventing the same approach was taken, riding only with the best including Bruce Davidson, Karen O'Connor, Jimmy Wofford, and Phillip Dutton. This gave him the comprehensive education, becoming not a 'jockey' or an 'eventer' but a horseman. A deep passion for safety and personal responsibility has lead him to this point. Danny’s goal is to bring riders as much knowledge in self-preservation as possible in a safe and controlled environment. He has spent years watching, studying, and developing an understanding of riders’ reactions, both instinctual and learned, and this gives him the ability to teach what is missing between reaction and response.
Learn more about Danny Warrington on his website.
To register for one of Bauman's Wine Wednesday Webinars, click here.
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