As you can probably tell, we are pretty excited about our upcoming 3rd Annual Business Networking Expo. We have some great exhibitors and some super panels set up to help you through these crazy economic times.
If you haven’t made reservations to attend, please do so ASAP since we are limited with space for both attendees and exhibitors. Only five exhibit spaces are left at this point in time. You can register at www.womenshorseindustry.com.
If you really want to forget about the recession talk and DO SOME BUSINESS, this is the place to be. We are also offering room sharing to help everyone save a few dollars. Details on our website.
We are also going to have two other events including the Rhythm & Hooves Benefit silent auction and the 1st annual WHINNY awards.
This is our first year giving out these awards and we have selected a great group from those that have been nominated to receive the awards. Some of these people include Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Templeton Thompson.
Nashville, TN – July 14, 2011 – The Women’s Horse Industry Association is pleased to announce that a partnership has been formed between the WHIA and Equine Resources International, LLC.
Equine Resources International (ERI) is one of the premiere marketing communications companies servicing the equine industry. Formed by well-known entrepreneur, Lua Oas Southard, the company has had over the years an illustrious list of clients, including current clients Pfizer Animal Health and the American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA). Southard has won numerous awards for her work including being named 2010/2011 Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
ERI will work on behalf of the WHIA to bring in sponsors for the groups upcoming charity benefit and awards program called “Rhythm & Hooves”. The event will be held in conjunction with the WHIA’s annual networking conference in Nashville October 6-8 at the Radisson Hotel Opryland. It will benefit several equine charities including the Cloud Foundation, The Equestrian Aid Foundation and NetPosse.com. Awards called the “Whinnys” will be given out to music industry professionals who have used their high visibility to promote saving horses and the equine industry in general.
“The WHIA is delighted to partner with Lua and her staff at ERI,” said Catherine Masters, Executive Director for the WHIA. “Lua and ERI has been a supporting member of our group since it began and they understand our desire to promote the equine industry. Her expertise and connections will help us make this event something that will grow bigger and better each year.”
June 29, 2011 – Nashville, TN – The Women’s Horse Industry is pleased to announce an awards program dedicated to the men and women in country music who have a passion for helping and saving horses.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Rhythm & Hooves benefit auction on Thursday, October 6 at the Radisson Opryland. Nominees from the country music industry will be presented awards for their efforts with horses. After the awards are presented, there will be an auction to benefit the Cloud Foundation, The Equestrian Aid Foundation and Stolen Horses/NetPosse.com. “These are great equine charities and we hope the Nashville music industry will help us raise money by providing items for the auction,” states Debby Lening, VP of the Women’s Horse Industry.
“I know that there are a lot of country music artists and other music industry executives who have a real passion for helping horses so we thought that it would make a lot of sense to identify, recognize and award them for their efforts,” states Catherine Masters, Executive Director of WHIA.
If you would like to nominate someone from the country music industry for these awards, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the nominee’s name and why they should be nominated.