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Rocky Mountain Trail Rider Conference Camps Out at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

Horsecamping is the recreational choice of a growing number of horse owners. Is it yours? The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Trail Rider Conference will demystify the art of taking your horse on the road and into the back country. Hosted by the 2007 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver, March 9-11, the Conference will feature…

“Horsecamping -- Expanding Your Trail Riding Adventures!” with Bonnie Davis, consulting editor to The Trail Rider magazine,

Jim Chaney, Back Country Horsemen of America

Wendy Jo Haskins, Forest Planner with the White River National Forest

Gary Thorson, Deputy Director of the Colorado State Parks, Department of Natural Resources

With more than 40 years of experience horsecamping, Bonnie Davis is well qualified to address the environmental and safety aspects of horse enjoyment in the great outdoors. She will cover the full scope the subject, from trailer selection, preparing the horse, and travel legalities, to campsite considerations, feeding and watering, camping first aid, and much more. She is a consultant to the US Forest Service and the National Park Service, leads workshops around the country that promote “informed, educated and equipped” horseback use of the back country, advocates for trail access and designs horsecamps.

Jim Chaney brings to Conference presentations his longtime experience as a horseman and backcountry trail rider, along with a keen understanding of the politics of trail access for livestock users. Wendy Jo Haskins works with various user groups to develop Travel Management Plans for the US Forest Service, and plans to address the issues of shared trail access as they pertain to horseowners. Gary Thorson oversees the strategic planning, marketing, external affairs, business development, information technology, reservations system and volunteer program for Colorado State Parks.

These speakers will each share their insights and valuable knowledge in individual presentations at the Conference, as well as appear together in a round table panel discussion. Whether you’re a back country rider now looking to refine your skills, or you have the desire to explore the wilds for the first time, these sessions will provide the kind of information you need to stay safe and have fun while you’re out on the trails.

For more information go to http://www.RockyMountainHorseExpo.com or call (303) 292-4981. The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Trail Rider Conference is sponsored by Colorado State Parks, Kent Feeds, The Trail Rider magazine, and Today’s Horse Trader.

The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Trail Rider Conference—not to be missed! And it’s brought to you as part of the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver, March 9-11, 2007.


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