By Sandy Underwood, Community and Sport Development

The evening of Tuesday, August 14, 2018, a group of enthusiastic equestrians gathered at the Krause Berry Farm & Estate Winery in Langley, BC, for a special evening of equine education. Thanks to HCBC’s partnership with Otter Co-Op, equine nutritionist Ken Wilkinson and Brad Hannah were on hand to share their expertise and provide almost more information than the evening event could handle. The topics of Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Hay Analysis are so broad, we definitely could have filled an entire day on these topics rather than just an evening. 

Attendees gave positive reviews and everyone really enjoyed the setting at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery. “Venue was fabulous. I have a laminitic horse, so happy to get the info I needed,” commented one attendee. 

Eighty people had pre-registered for the event and 51 people actually attended, with $292 collected at the door and all of it going towards the HCBC Animal Disaster Fund. A total of 59 attendee bags were handed out, each loaded with information, sponsor flyers and handouts, and Canadian Horse Journal Magazines.

We welcomed two new sponsors: Comfort Muzzle and Fraser Analytical Services, who provided door prizes.

Hannah hcbc Power Point presentation on Feeding on Forage Pasture Hay

An attentive audience listens to nutritionist Ken Wilkinson during the Feeding presentation. Photo courtesy of HCBC

View the Power Point presentation on Feeding.

View the Power Point presentation on Forage Pasture Hay.

Next stops on the HCBC Travelling Road Show tour:

  • Kelowna, BC – Sunday, September 9 at the Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna.
  • 108 Mile – Saturday, September 8 at the 108 Mile Golf Resort, 4816 Telque Drive, 100 Mile Ranch.
  • Victoria – date and location to be announced.

For more information on future HCBC Community Talks Travelling Road Shows, please visit the HCBC website

About the Community Talks Travelling Road Show

The Community Talks Travelling Road Show is a program started by Horse Council BC in 2017. Its goal is to bring a day of equine education to communities around the province. Every stop on the Road Show includes expert speakers presenting on a wide range of topics. The 2018 program is sponsored by Otter Co-Op, SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc., Langley Environmental Partners Society, Manure Link, Zoetis Canada Inc., Western College of Veterinary Medicine, AgSafe BC, and Canadian Horse Journal. In 2018, it will also include a day in Kelowna, 100 Mile House, and Victoria. Go to the HCBC website to learn more.

About Horse Council BC

Horse Council British Columbia is a member service organization that collaborates with business, industry, and government on behalf of equine welfare, sports, recreation, and the individual rider/driver. Tradition, strong values, and superior hard work provided by volunteers has made Horse Council BC the largest and most successful multi-discipline, multi-breed equine association in Canada.

Main Photo: Ken Wilkinson (left) and Brad Hannah provided a wealth of useful information. Photo courtesy of HCBC

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