2019 Breeders Seminar

Join us as leaders across the international breeding industry gather to discuss modern approaches for today’s sport horse breeders. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the current offerings available to advance your breeding decisions! 

Tentative Schedule
Saturday, June 29   
 9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome                                                                                                 
 9:15 – 10:00 Intro to Equine Genetics – Presented by Dr. Finno
 10:00 – 10:45 Recent Advances in Equine Reproduction – Presented by Dr. Dobbie
 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
 11:00 – 11:45 Horse Breeding in the 21st Century – Presented by Daniëlle Artz 
 11:45 – 12:30 pm Current Genetic Tests including Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome – Presented by Dr. Finno
 12:30- 1:30 LUNCH
 1:30 – 2:15 Evaluating and Managing a High-Risk Pregnancy – Presented by Dr. Abraham
 2:15 – 3:00 A Horse Breeding Program from the KWPN Perspective – Presented by Daniëlle Artz
 3:00- 3:15 BREAK
 3:15- 4:00 Neuromuscular Diseases – Presented by Dr. Finno
 4:00- 4:45 Developing Stallions in NA – Presented by Michael Bragdell & Natalie DiBerardinis
 6:30 pm Dinner
  Sunday, June 30   
 8:30- 9:15 Case Studies – Presented by Dr. Finno
 9:15 – 10:00 Breeding Values & Decisions Based on Facts/Data: Part 1 – Presented by Danielle Artz
 10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
 10:15 – 11:00 Breeding Decisions: Part 2 – Presented by Daniëlle Artz
 11:00 – 11:45 Farrier Work with Foals: What’s Normal & Where is Intervention Needed – Presented by Kirk Groves
 11:45 – 12:45 LUNCH
 12:45 – 1:30 pm What’s Coming Next in Genetic Testing – Presented by Dr. Finno
 1:30 – 2:15 A Current Look at OCD – Presented by Dr. Arbittier
 2:15 – 2:30 BREAK
 2:30 – 3:15 What is our Future for Sport Horse Breeding – Presented by Natalie DiBerardinis
 3:15 – 3:30 Wrap-Up

Featured Presenters

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Dr. Carrie Finno
Assoc. Professor & Researcher, UCDavis

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Dr. Tamara Dobbie
Assoc. Professor, UPenn

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Dr. Liz Arbittier
Asst. Professor, UPenn

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Dr. Michelle Abraham
Asst. Professor, UPenn

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Daniëlle Arts
Breeding Researcher, KWPN

Bio Coming Soon!

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Kirk Groves
Performance Farrier

Bio Coming Soon!

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Michael Bragdell
Training Director, Hilltop Farm, Inc.

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Natalie DiBerardinis
Managing Director, Hilltop Farm, Inc.

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