The Homes for Horses Coalition Announces Lineup for 2017 Conference

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The Homes for Horses Coalition is proud to announce the agenda and list of speakers for its 2017 Conference on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, in Los Angeles, CA. This is the only national conference designed for horse rescues and sanctuaries and those in the equine welfare and protection community. The conference kicks off Friday afternoon with a spirited session for organizations to share their best ideas and most innovative programs. Networking with likeminded individuals is one of the highlights of the conference.

Saturday will be a full day of workshops on important topics such as managing burnout and compassion fatigue in equine rescue work, planned giving and equine trusts, wild horses, disaster planning for equine facilities, fundraising, and facility design and management for the enrichment of horses in transition. Speakers include subject matter experts such as Dr. Linda Harper, clinical psychologist and author of the book, The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals, and Nina Ekholm Fry, adjunct professor and Director of Equine Programs at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver. We will hear an encouraging presentation from Certified Fundraising Expert, Sandy Rees of Get Fully Funded, and will be inspired by a range of specialists from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States.

You can view the agenda and register for the event on the conference websitehttps://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1948244. “To have this cumulative expertise in one place at one time is a unique experience and I hope that many from the equine welfare community will be able to take advantage of this amazing networking opportunity,” said Cindy Gendron, Manager of The Homes for Horses Coalition. Because of the generosity of the Coalition’s sponsoring organizations, the conference is offered at minimal registration cost. “To top off a weekend of learning and networking, attendees will have the opportunity to relax and have fun, something many of them don’t get to do often because of their enormous responsibilities and commitment to the equines in their care,” said Gendron.

The Homes for Horses Coalition is supported by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute and The Humane Society of the United States’ Jeannie and Jim Dodson Equine Protection Fund. It is dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine abuse, while promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue and protection community. Find us online at www.homesforhorses.org and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/HomesforHorses.