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Revised Schedule for Las Vegas WHIN Meeting

Here is the revised schedule for our Las Vegas meeting. Please note there may be additional changes to our speakers.


7:30AM – Exhibitors set up
8:30AM – Registration opens

Cathy Ebsen – President – Web Services, Etc.
Sarvy Emo – President-The Tack House
Sharla Sanders – Founder/Director – The Second Race

Andrea Featherston-Rossi, Roanoke Design & Marketing

11:45AM – 1:00PM – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

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As the president/founder/executive director of Horses4Heroes, Inc., I am pleased and proud to introduce our horseback riding organization to all troops, combat veterans, and military families!

As you may or may not have heard, NARHA/PATH, the creator of the Horses for Heroes program, therapeutic riding for Wounded Warriors, has abandoned the use of the name Horses for Heroes and will be re-branding this therapeutic riding program. The other Horses4Heroes, our organization is able-bodied, affordable horseback riding for returning combat veterans and the entire family, which also needs healing and therapeutic interactions with horses!  In addition, we serve all active duty military personnel, First Responders, critical care and hospice nurses and others who have physically dangerous and emotionally demanding jobs.

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Women’s Horse Industry Network Hosting Western States Meeting and Expo

The Women’s Horse Industry Network, the largest business network in the world for women working in the horse industry, will be hosting a Western States Meeting and Expo February 24-25, 2012 in Las Vegas. The event will be held at the LaQuinta Airport South. This will be the first time that women in the horse industry in the West will be able to gather together to exchange information, contacts and business.

The two day event will include exhibits from companies that produce and market products and services to the horse industry as well as a variety of panels covering all aspects from Using the Web to Grow Your Business to Holistic Horse Care and Proper Saddle Fitting. Some of the speakers lined up so far include: Cathy Ebsen, President of Web Services, Etc.; Savvy Emo, President of the Tack House; Charlene Hadwin, VP EasyMileLog and Owner of Equine Suites & Concierge; Andrea Featherston-Rossi, President of Roanoke Design & Marketing; Sabine Schleese, Managing director, Schleese Saddlery Service Inc.; Katherine Windfeather-Thompson, Animal Communicator and Healer, Author; and Molly Wells, President of Equinessence and an ATS, EBW Certified Equine & Canine Acuscope Therapist/Instructor. Other speakers will be announced soon and posted on WHIN’s website.

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WHIN Featured on Speaking of Horses TV

Thought you might like to check out WHIN on Speaking of Horses TV. Wayne Williams has put together some great interviews from our recent meeting in Nashville. Here’s the link:

Look under the SOH TV tab

Wayne has also joined forces with WHIN and Pegasus TV to produce and broadcast the first ever EQUINE CLASSIFIED AD show for television. This show will be seen around the country to millions of potential customers on cable TV and the internet. If you would like ad rates and the details on how you can participate on this show, please email whinboss@yahoo.com.


The cost is very reasonable and the exposure tremendous!

Don’t forget that if you want something in our next newsletter it needs to be sent to us no later than November 27th! Send it to whinboss@yahoo.com with the header “Newsletter”.

Also, remember if you are planning on attending our Meeting and Expo in Vegas in February, there are some super EARLY BIRD registration prices!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING and if you are traveling, please be careful. Mercury is retrograde until December 13th!


1st Annual WHINNY Awards and 3rd Annual Conference a Huge Success!

The first annual WHINNY awards and the 3rd Annual Women in the Horse Industry Conference was a big success. The events were held October 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee.

On Thursday night the red carpet was rolled out to identify and recognize people in the horse industry who are using their visibility to promote the welfare of the horse industry. Some of the WHINNY recipients who attended included Elizabeth Shatner (who not only received the award but picked up the one given to her husband Bill), country music superstar Lynn Anderson, Madeleine Pickens, Mike and Martha Borchetta, and Bonnie Garner. The event started off with live entertainment by some of country music’s most promising up and coming stars, including Keith Bryant, Dee Ann Dominy, Mark Wayne Glasmire, and Cassidy Lynn.

In addition to the live entertainment, there was both a silent and live auction benefiting several equine charities. Lynn Anderson served as the auctioneer and helped sell some wonderful items such as a signed guitar from the movie Country Strong by Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw and several paintings by Elizabeth Shatner. Some of the sponsors this year included Callaway Farms Manufacturing, National Equine Escrow, EasyMileLog, Equine Resources International, LLC, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure, and Energy Medicine, LLC.

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Women’s Horse Industry Network Update Oct. 11, 2011

Hi Everyone!
Whew… I have now recovered from the events and have put a wrap up and photos on our website. So, please take a few minutes and see what’s there and send your friends who are not members to it as well. We’d like to let everyone know how successful things were.

We had a couple of big items that were not sold at the auction and I am going to make a list of them and let our membership and people who visit our website bid on them. They should be up by the weekend. These are really great items and I hope we can sell them and make even more money for our charities. We had a small profit from the event on Friday night and our four charities are going to get close to $600.00 each. If we can sell the other items, that will help them get a little more and as we all know, every bit helps.  Thanks to everyone who donated items for the auction and who bid on them.  Thanks also to our sponsors, National Equine Escrow (a fabulous idea and company), Equine Resources International, LLC (one of the best in the industry; we are sending Lua some get well wishes since she’s been a little under the weather), EasyMileLog (a product that’s a must have!), Tallgrass Animal Acupressure (the authorities on animal acupressure), Callaway Farms (great bedding products and they bought the Country Strong guitar!), and Energy Medicine (she had jury duty and couldn’t attend but she was there with us in “spirit”).

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Upcoming Events

We often hear from people asking us about attending events in their area and it is challenging to be everywhere we want to be. But, you’ll find that Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee are represented! If you’re hosting an event that you’d like to benefit EAF, let us know and we’ll help you make it a big success!

In Nov., we’ll be hosting a celebration and launch of EAF’s endowment program, which honors legendary horsemen Charlie Weaver. We’ll be at the Alltech National Horse Show in the Gracie Street Garden in Lexington, Ky., which seems natural as Charlie was so successful at the National Horse Shows of the past. Join us as we start a new chapter and be part of a legacy that continues to help those in need for years to come.

The EAF is proud to take part in two events coming in October, where we’ll be the beneficiary of silent auctions. The first is a country music party, auction and awards hosted by the Women’s Horse Industry Network. The second is a BBQ and auction held during the Southeastern Fall Classic Hunter Jumper Show’s mini prix near Atlanta. It will be exciting to share EAF’s mission and good works with new friends.

Make sure you catch the recaps of the first helmet incentive at the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover and the 3rd Annual Play It Forward Poker Tournament at the High Roller Reining Classic. It’s always so much fun to see those highly competitive reining riders take it to the poker table! Visit our Facebook page to see some great shots from EAF Friend Alden Corrigan! This event would be impossible without her and Mandi Brumley of Brumley Management Group. Thanks to all for again putting on a terrific show and event. Special thanks to our sponsors FarmVet and an anonymous donor, and to all the wonderful companies that provided a fully stuffed goody bag for the players.

Equestrian Aid Foundation

Save a Horse, Win a WHINNY!

Nashville, TN – The horse industry is coming to Music City and along with it is coming the 1st Annual WHINNY awards. The awards are being presented to individuals who use their high visibility to save and protect horses and promote the equine industry overall. The event is part of a three day annual meeting for the Women’s Horse Industry Network which runs from October 6-8 also at the Radisson Hotel.

The WHINNY awards dinner will be held October 6, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel Opryland starting at 6:00pm. Included in the evening’s program are live country music performances, the Rhythm & Hooves auction to benefit several equine charities and the presentation of the awards to this year’s recipients.

This year’s recipients include: animal rights and wild mustang advocate Madeleine Pickens, charitable horse industry leaders Elizabeth and William Shatner, horsewoman and advocate country music legend Lynn Anderson, music industry icons and thoroughbred racing breeders/racers Mike and Martha Borchetta, horsewoman and advocate singer/songwriter Templeton Thompson, and animal rights and music industry veteran Bonnie Garner.

The Rhythm & Hooves auction will be offering a large variety of items and some very special items including a signed guitar by Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow, from Curb Records, an autographed DragonCon badge from William Shatner, an autographed “61 hits” by George Strait, a breeding to a son of Seattle Slew by New Swan Farm, and an autographed book from Shania Twain. Madeleine Pickens will be donating a native American choker from artist Travis Jackson, Jr. from the Seminole tribe of Oklahoma. Elizabeth Shatner will be donating auction packages including a “Faire Game Package” including original artwork, her trademarked leather stirrup picture hangers (as seen on American Pickers!), also an “All Glory Package” including both an original portrait and a rare, limited edition autographed Breyer model of All Glory, the Shatner’s World Champion American Saddlebred . She will also be donating bottles of her custom-blended Faire Game White wine as door prizes.

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WHINNY Awards to Honor Horsewoman Elizabeth Shatner

Nashville, TN – The Women’s Horse Industry Network has announced that Elizabeth Shatner has been selected as a recipient of a WHINNY award for her efforts in the horse industry.

The WHINNY awards are designed to shine the light on people who are using their high visibility to save and protect horses and to promote the horse industry through charitable efforts. Elizabeth Shatner, wife of actor William Shatner, does just that.

Born with a love of horses, Elizabeth started riding at the age of five. At the tender age of eight, she got her first horse, a Galiceno pony. By 14, she was teaching horseback riding and participating in young judging competitions with the Indiana Arabian Club, winning several national honors and a scholarship. As a part of the scholarship, she was able to attend a USEF judging clinic. It was during her time as a youth judge that she began to see the beauty of art in nature. She attended Purdue University studying equine and animal science and Butler University in Telecommunications. She eventually became a professional horse trainer.

A photo safari trip with her husband in Israel was the spark that ignited her passion for art with photography launching her in another career. She calls her art Flowrosophy, using the nature’s shapes and colors to create pieces that heal the spirit and arouse introspection. Moving back to her love of horses Elizabeth recently unveiled as part of her “Elizabeth Shatner Art by Nature” series the “Unbridled Collection”, a series of digitally painted photographs of horses she has encountered all around the world focusing on Kentucky and the role horses have played in history and their influence on culture.  Elizabeth celebrates these “horses in service” by donating portions of the proceeds from the sale of her artwork to equine-related charities.

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P. J. Stegen to Speak at WHIN’s 3rd Annual Business Networking Expo

Nashville, TN – The Women’s Horse Industry Network has announced that P. J. Stegen will be a featured speaker at the event.

The event takes place in Nashville, Tennessee October 6-8 and includes a variety of events. On October 6, the group will host the 1st Annual WHINNY awards. The event includes live country music, the presentation of the awards and a silent auction to benefit equine charities. All events take place at the Radisson Hotel Opryland. Complete details are on WHIN’s website. The event starts at 6 PM and is open to the public.  To order tickets please click here!

The conference with exhibitors and panels starts on Friday, the 7th and runs through Saturday, the 8th. P. J. Stegen will be speaking at the “Making Your Business Profitable” on Saturday, October 8th.

P. J. Stegen spent over 35 years in business, and has been a non-profit management professional since 1989. P. J. served as Executive Director of four industry trade associations: Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), Fibre Channel Association, The ATM Forum, and Gaming Standards Association. She worked with 1,000+ corporate member companies and 2,000 individual corporate volunteers developing and promoting technical standards for the Personal Computing (PC), Video & High Definition, System Storage, Telecommunications and Gaming Industries. P. J. has also served on the Core Group/Board of Directors of the above and several other non-profits including The Ilan Lael Foundation, In-Reach Foundation, and the Rainshadow Charter High School. She has also been instrumental in producing and hosting personal development seminars for trainers such as Wayne Dyer, Depak Chopra, Yogi Bahjan, Larry Dossey, Pia Mellody and others through her association with the Palo Also Community Church as their Director of Volunteers and Special Events.

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