Category Archives: Webinars

Continued Success for Cesar Torrente’s Dressage Webinars for Latin American Countries

FEI 3* Judge Cesar Torrente (Photo courtesy of Cesar Torrente)

Bogota, Colombia (February 13, 2015) — In an effort to help the development of dressage in the Latin American Region, Cesar Torrente recently organized and conducted his second Latin American Webinar. This web-based seminar had participants from several countries, including Chile, Puerto Rico, and Mexico and was created for judges, riders, trainers and any other individuals interested in the sport.

Torrente wants to share with Latin American countries the knowledge that he acquired in Europe and the United States in preparation of becoming an FEI Judge. In sharing this knowledge, he hopes to close the existing gap between Latin American dressage riders and those in North America and Europe. “We are still doing our Regional Championships at the Junior Level, but the Pan Am Games will be at the Prix St George Level and soon at the Grand Prix Level,” says Torrente. “This requires not only better horses, but also education and correct training. Therefore, it is necessary that everybody interested in the sport understands the importance of the basics and that we all work towards higher levels of training in our region.”

In this webinar, in addition to the Training Scale, Torrente commented about the figures, the movements on two tracks, and the freestyles. He also showed videos from outstanding 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old horses in the World Championships in Verden, in order to share with the audience the exceptional quality of young horses in Europe.

The core of the presentation was Stephen Clarke’s videos “How to Judge a Test”, that were translated into Spanish by Torrente, in order to share the expertise of one of the best judges of the world. This segment also allowed some discussions among the participants that enlightened the webinar. Additionally, Torrente was very grateful for the support of the Colombian Equestrian Federation and Chilean FEI Judge Max Piraino who helped to promote the course. “We hope that we can do this webinar at least twice a year and that each time we have more participants from all different Spanish speaking countries,” said Torrente, clearly thrilled with the outcome of the web-based seminar.

This time, the webinar also had welcoming remarks from Peruvian FEI Judge Marian Cunningham that were very charismatic and impressed the audience. “Marian was able to record her remarks from her home in the USA and this shows how versatile this technology can be,” commented Torrente. He also hopes to have, for the next webinar, a 5* Judge from Europe or North America commenting live, as the possibilities are endless with this technology.

Torrente says that webinars are the most cost-effective method of communicating to mass audiences in the business world and its advantages should now be used to further the education of our dressage judges worldwide. It is no secret that the participation of judges, trainers and riders in seminars and clinics is expensive and frequently many of them cannot afford to attend such events due to the cost of airfare and hotels.

Torrente believes this is a first step to open up dressage education worldwide and hopes that this idea may enhance all continuous dressage educational programs around the world.

A native of Colombia, Cesar Torrente is an international dressage judge and an FEI level dressage competitor. He is the first judge to be promoted through the 2013 FEI 3* program. Cesar has had the honor of standing on medal podium to receive the team gold medal two times in the South American Games and the Central American Games.

A corporate lawyer by profession, he travels the globe to judge worldwide, while maintaining the precarious balance between his career and his passion for horses. He’s known in the dressage world as a “rider’s judge,” because he knows what it’s like to be in the judge’s box as well as competing in the arena. He has great compassion for riders and always makes an effort to provide value comments to help them improve their scores and enjoy their journey in the world of competitive dressage.

For more information, contact:
Cesar Torrente
International Phone: +57 3102365702
cesartorrenteb@gmail.com

Improve Your Health to Ride Your Best FREE with Equestrian Health Coach

Kimball Willson, health coach and founder of the Equestrian Health Coach.

The Equestrian Health Coach Announces Free Webinar

La Jolla, Calif. – January 13, 2014 – When actively riding, showing and caring for horses, one’s own nutrition and wellness far too often slides to the back burner. Now, the Equestrian Health Coach is helping equestrians bring their nutrition to the forefront to ride, feel and look their best – for free!

On Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, riders, trainers, grooms and equestrian enthusiasts alike are all invited to take the first step toward improved health and riding performance without leaving the comfort of their own homes or tack rooms. On Monday evening at 5 p.m. PST, the Equestrian Health Coach will present a free webinar titled Improve Your Health So You Can Ride Your Best.  Sign up to participate in the webinar at no cost here: http://www.equestrianhealthcoach.com/free-webinar.html.

Participants in the webinar will learn what meals and on-the-go horse show snacks will help them feel and ride their best, what single food could be draining energy every day, and what lifestyle change could be implemented to immediately have a dramatic impact on overall health. Time for any and all questions and answers will immediately follow the completion of the informational portion of the webinar.

Leading the webinar is Equestrian Health Coach founder and health coach, Kimball Willson. Willson is a certified health coach with an extensive background in the equestrian industry. As a lifelong rider and competitor, she understands the dietary and lifestyle struggles faced by today’s equestrian athletes.

The Equestrian Health Coach offers guidance and support to riders of all levels and disciplines who want to gain more energy, improve their diet and lifestyle and ultimately perform their best in competition.

“It was through my own health transformation that I gained the courage to pursue my passion for helping others,” Willson said. “As a lifelong equestrian, I also believe that the demanding lifestyle of a competitive rider can impact one’s health and performance in the show ring.  For these reasons, I am proud to have developed my health coaching business where I can support and guide others on their own path to improving health and gaining happiness.”

Learn more about Kimball Willson and The Equestrian Health Coach here and sign up for the free webinar today!

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FEI Supports Riders4Helmet’s “Get Educated” Live Webinars on International Helmet Awareness Day

Lisa Lazarus, FEI General Counsel.

Lausanne (SUI), 21 June 2013 – The FEI’s General Counsel Lisa Lazarus will be the first guest speaker on the Riders4Helmet’s “Get Educated” live-streamed webinars this Saturday (22 June), as part of International Helmet Awareness Day 2013.

She will talk about the FEI’s helmet rule, which came into effect on 1 January 2013, and answer questions on the rule.

The FEI has been working closely with Riders4Helmets and Courtney King-Dye on its helmet rule campaign, which was launched last December.

As well as placing helmet safety adverts in all its publications and event programmes around the world, the FEI has been highlighting the helmet rule via an email campaign involving National Federations, event organisers, athletes and coaches, and on social media.

“The FEI is urging everyone involved in equestrian sport to use protective headgear and familiarise themselves with the FEI helmet rule,” said Lisa Lazarus.

“We have been collaborating with Riders4Helmets all the way through this process, and their help has been invaluable.

“The Riders4Helmets team members are all highly committed volunteers with demanding day jobs, and they have made massive in-roads since their first International Helmet Awareness Day in July 2010. We look forward to continuing to support Riders4Helmets as they spread their safety message internationally.”

The full list of speakers for the “Get Educated” webinars is:

  • 08.00 USA/14.00 CEST – Lisa Lazarus, FEI General Counsel, “The FEI Helmet Rule – Your Questions Answered”
  • 09.00 USA/15.00 CEST – Roy Burek, Charles Owen “Replacing Your Hat – What You Should Know”
  • 10.00 USA/16.00 CEST – Jon Pitts, Fit To Ride “Improving Rider Safety, Performance and Confidence”
  • 11.00 USA/17.00 CEST –  Olympian Courtney King-Dye “The Importance of Helmets”
  • 12.00 USA/18.00 CEST – Dr Richard Timms, Troxel Helmets “Equestrian Accidents: Facts”
  • 14.30 USA/20.30 CEST – Dr Lola Chambless, Neurosurgeon Vanderbilt University Medical Center “Concussion In Equestrian Sport”

Webinar sign in process

All USA times are Eastern Standard Time. To sign up for the talks, click here. As space is limited, anyone wishing to join the webinars and ask questions of the experts is asked to sign up early. Riders4Helmets.com will also post videos of the webinars post-event.

Supporting Riders4Helmets

To support the Riders4Helmets campaign, visit www.riders4helmets.com. You can also follow and get involved here:

In addition to the “Get Educated” webinars, equestrian retailers in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, UK, USA and New Zealand are offering special discounts on helmets throughout June in support of International Helmet Awareness Day. Participating retailers are listed here: www.riders4helmets.com/ihad.

FEI helmet rule

The FEI helmet rule “at a glance” can be consulted here, with more details in the discipline rules. The FEI Helmet Safety website widgets containing the rule can be downloaded here.

About Riders4Helmets

Riders4Helmets was founded in early 2010 after Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye was seriously injured in a riding accident. King-Dye, who remained in a coma for a month following her accident, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and is still undergoing rehabilitation. In 2011, she was presented with the FEI’s Against All Odds award for her tireless work promoting the use of helmets with Riders4Helmets.

Media contacts:

Riders4Helmets
Chad Mendell
chad@riders4helmets.com

FEI:

Grania Willis
Director Media Relations
Grania.willis@fei.org
+41 78 750 61 42

Ruth Grundy
Manager Press Relations
ruth.grundy@fei.org
+41 78 750 61 45

FEI Representative to Join Speakers for International Helmet Awareness Day “Get Educated” Live Webinars

Equestrians Will Have the Opportunity to Ask a Variety of Experts Questions

Lexington, KY (June 20th) – Riders4Helmets.com is pleased to announce that Lisa Lazarus, General Counsel for the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), will join the list of speakers who will participate in “Get Educated” live webinars this Saturday June 22nd as part of International Helmet Awareness Day 2013. Lazarus will discuss the FEI’s helmet rule that came into effect January 1st and answer common questions with regards to the rule. The webinars will be live streamed and equestrians will have the opportunity to ask each of the experts questions.  All USA times are Eastern Standard Time. You can sign up for the talks at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/947493618. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early. In case you miss the live webinars, we will be posting videos of them at Riders4Helmets.com post-event.

In addition to the “Get Educated” webinars, select equestrian retailers in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, UK, USA and New Zealand will be offering special discounts on leading helmet brands June only, in support of International Helmet Awareness Day. You can find a participating retailer near you by visiting www.Riders4Helmets.com/ihad.

Helmet brands that have committed involvement in International Helmet Awareness Day 2013 are: Aegis (Devon-Aire), Antarès Sellier France, Aussie Rider, Champion Hats, Charles Owen, Dublin, Gatehouse, GPA, IRH, KEP Italia, LAS Helmets (LeslieSutcliffe.biz), One K, Ovation, Samshield, Troxel, Tipperary and Zilco, Participating helmet brands vary by country.

The full list of “Get Educated” speakers includes:

  • 8am USA/1pm UK – Lisa Lazarus, General Counsel, Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) “The FEI Helmet Rule – Your Questions Answered”
  • 9am USA/2pm UK – Roy Burek, Charles Owen “Replacing Your Hat – What You Should Know”
  • 10am USA/3pm UK – Jon Pitts, Fit To Ride “Improving Rider Safety, Performance and Confidence”
  • 11am USA/4pm UK – Olympian Courtney King-Dye “The Importance of Helmets”
  • Noon USA/5pm UK – Dr Richard Timms, Troxel Helmets “Equestrian Accidents: Facts”
  • 2.30pm USA/7.30 UK – Dr Lola Chambless, Neurosurgeon Vanderbilt University Medical Center “Concussion in Equestrian Sport”

For more information on the Riders4Helmets campaign, visit Riders4Helmets.com. You can also follow the campaign at www.facebook.com/riders4helmets and http://twitter.com/riders4helmets and http://pinterest.com/riders4helmets/.

Riders4Helmets was founded in early 2010 after Olympic dressage rider Courtney King Dye was seriously injured in a riding accident. King Dye, who remained in a coma for a month following her accident, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and is still undergoing rehabilitation.

Riders4Helmets
4152 Paris Road
Georgetown, KY 40324

Horses Helping People Massachusetts Webinar October 22, 2012 at 7 PM

Holly Jacobson. Photo by Cheryl Steinhoff

Thousand Oaks, CA – October 21, 2012 – On Monday, October 22, 2012 para-dressage rider and journalist Holly Jacobson will present a webinar through the Horses Helping People Massachusetts Webinar Series about the para-equestrian discipline. Horses Helping People Massachusetts is a not-for-profit website created to support the Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA&T) Industry in Massachusetts. The site provides answers to questions about the EAA&T industry, continuing education, and an educational webinar series. The webinar series targets an audience of Certified PATH International licensed instructors, volunteers, and community members interested in learning more about EAA&T. It also meets the needs of continuing education requirements for all certified instructors in every EAA&T certification. Holly Jacobson will be presenting a webinar about the highly competitive Para-Equestrian sport. Holly will talk about the recent 2012 Paralympics, the link between EAA&T industry and the Para-Equestrian sport, and how EAA&T centers can work with their students to crossover to Para-Dressage or Para-Driving.

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Free Webinar: Disaster Preparedness for Horse Farms

Horses in Floods, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Wildfires and Hurricanes – Is Your Barn Prepared?

April 5, 2012 – In the last two years, the equestrian community has been hit extremely hard by natural disasters. From the wildfires in both the USA and Australia, to the tornadoes in the Midwest and the South, to the flooding in the East, most equestrians either know someone personally or have experienced first-hand the tragedies and destruction these events can have.

Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires are generally beyond our control, and any of these events can have devastating effects on communities and individuals. Emergency personnel can be overwhelmed saving human lives, but what about your horses? Horse professionals have the additional responsibility of trying to ensure the safety of the animals in their care. Having a plan can make a difference. We invite you to attend Equestrian Professional’s free horse business webinar on disaster preparedness, and learn what you can do to keep your horses, your barn and yourself safe.

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Equine Therapy: Webinars? by Claire Dorotik

Today it is not surprising that online education is becoming more frequently the common medium of information dissemination. For just about every topic, it seems as though there is a webinar or teleseminar that one can register for easily, and attend from the comfort of one’s couch. However, it is a bit surprising that something as experiential as equine therapy can be taught via the internet, yet it is most certainly true.

So just what is taught through these webinars? Everything from discussions about the ethical treatment of horses in equine assisted therapy to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association’s (NARHA) approach to treating autism, and grant application process for attempting to secure funding for equine therapy research.

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Don’t Miss This Tonight! Equestrian Professional’s Next Webinar – Rethinking the Horse Business 2012 – How the Economy, the Horse Industry and the Internet Are Affecting Horse Business Owners

Topic: Rethinking The Horse Business 2012 – The Economy, The Horse Industry and The Internet
Date: December 19th 2011
Time: 5:00 Pacific 7:00 Central 8:00 Eastern
Place: On your computer or phone
Speaker: Elisabeth McMillan and guests

Rethinking the Horse Business provides vital information for horse professionals about the state of the economy and the equestrian marketplace.

It is the only event in the world geared solely towards helping horse professionals i.e. horse trainers, stable operators, riding instructors, breeders, and professional riders navigate the current economy and identify the best paths for success.

Find out key economic indicators of how the horse industry is fairing. The seminar features information from equestrian associations and companies around the globe. Opinions from industry leaders and influencers. Plus, survey results from hundreds of horse business owners including professional riders, instructors, horse trainers, breeders, and stable operators.

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Don’t Miss This Tonight! Free Webinar – How Good Riders Get Good – A Lifetime of Insights with Denny Emerson

Date: October 17th
Topic: How Good Riders Get Good –  A Lifetime of Insights with Denny Emerson
Speaker: Denny Emerson
Time: 5:00 pm Pacific  7:00 Central  8:00 Eastern
Format: Simulcast – attend via your phone or computer
Duration: 45 minutes

The Open Session
USEA Hall of Fame Inductee and author of “How Good Riders Get Good,” Denny Emerson is a wealth of knowledge and one of the most respected horseman (across all disciplines) in the equestrian sports community.  He will discuss the cross roads and critical decisions that riders must make in their careers in order to truly become “good.”  This session will be open to both horse professionals and their customers. We expect it to be quite inspirational.

Members Session – Live Q&A and Personal Tips on Equestrian Career Planning
Speaker
: Denny Emerson
Date: October 17th
Time: Immediately following the open session
Format: Simulcast – attend via your phone or computer
Summary: This members only session will enable our members to engage in some “one on one” discussion with Denny about their own careers.

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The 1st-Ever Equine Business Success Summit

The 1st-Ever Equine Business Success Summit, running October 10-14, is a brand new way to learn business strategies, tips and tactics – and I’m thrilled to have the honor of presenting in it! I’m talking about “How Recognition and Familiarity Instill Trust” on Monday October 10th at 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, or 8pm Eastern. This is completely FREE to listen in on – and the organizers are even posting the calls online for 48 hours afterwards!

If you’re serious about your equine-oriented business, there is NO EXCUSE for not attending!

Here are some of the personalities you’ll meet and topics addressed on the event:

§  Patricia Reszetylo, EquineTeleseminar, on Teleseminar Marketing

§  Geoff Tucker, DVM, The Equine Practice, Inc, on “How Recognition and Familiarity Instill Trust”

§  Kymber Miller, BiSaddular, on “Retail Marketing with Social Media”

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