Virginia Tech’s Southern Piedmont Center, Blackstone, VA
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Registration at 8 am meeting starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm
Lunch will be catered by the Buffalo Creek Pony Club

“Featuring Scott Purdum of Advantage Horsemanship”

Topics and Speakers

Morning Session includes the following inside presentations:

 Grazing systems for small acreage horse owners, Chris Teutsch, Virginia Tech

 Building a stronger bond between you and your horse, Scott Purdum, Advantage Horsemanship

 Meeting the nutritional needs of your horses, Marty Adams, Southern States Cooperative

 Foundations of riding, Theresa McManus, Keymon Farm

Afternoon Session includes the following outside demonstrations

 Practical approaches to addressing behavioral problems, Scott Purdum, Advantage Horsemanship

 Establishing horse pastures: equipment, techniques, and species, Chris Teutsch, Virginia Tech

 Emergency and preventative medicine for your horse, Brandy Phelps, DVM, Hoofbeats Equine Services

 Equine massage demonstration, Deb Crane, Equine Sports Therapies

An advanced preregistration fee of $10 per adult is being charged to help to offset meal and speaker costs. All preregistered youth under the age of 18 years old can attend at no cost. Preregistrations must be postmarked by March 30, 2012. Registration the day of the event will be $15 for adults and $5 for youth.

All paid participants over the age of 18 will receive a coupon for a free bag of horse feed complements of Southern States Cooperative. This conference is a joint effort of the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension and is being supported by a grant from the Virginia Horse Industry Board. For more information on this conference and how to preregister please visit the VFGC’s website at or contact Margaret Kenny at or 434-292-5331.