2019 Educational Showcase

Saturday July 20

10:00-11:00  Taking a Hay Sample and the Importance of Forage Analysis

Sarah Fessenden, Equi-Analytical Laboratory

Educational Showcase Area

11:00- 12:00  Equine Acupuncture

Dr. LaPoint, DVM, Finger Lakes Equine

Educational Showcase Area

12:00-1:00  Draft Horse Harnessing and Driving 

Logan’s Place Farm

Main Ring

1:00-2:00  Equine Chiropractic

Dr. Arrington, DVM

Educational Showcase Area

2:00-3:00  Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Mikayla Kingsley, Champions Heart

Educational Showcase Area

Sunday July 21

10:00-11:30 JK Percherons Harnessing and Hitching


11:30-12:30 JK Percherons 4 Horse Hitch presentation

Main Ring

12:30-1:30 Bisphosphonates to Treat Navicular


Jennifer Connor, Dechra

Educational Showcase Area

Throughout the Weekend in the Educational Showcase Area

 -Horse Shoes and Equine Hoof Care with Farrier, Dick Sears

-Educational Table

-Explore feed and forage samples, anatomy, and a variety of other educational materials

Demonstration Bios and Descriptions


Sarah Fessenden, Equi-Analytical Laboratories- Forage Sample Demo

( https://www.facebook.com/equianalytical/ )

Sarah grew up in Cayuga County, NY on a medium sized dairy farm. She studied dairy nutrition at Cornell University then moved to Wisconsin to work as a nutritionist. Sarah moved back to NY and is now the business development manager for Equi-Analytical Labs in Ithaca, NY. Equi-Analytical seeks to provide the equine industry with quality forage and feed analyses. Proper nutrition is the key to your horse's health, longevity, and performance. Stop by Sarah’s talk to learn more about analyzing your feeds and how to use this information to properly balance your horse's diet.

Dr. Jeffery LaPoint, DVM- Equine Acupuncture Demo

( https://www.facebook.com/Finger-Lakes-Equine-Practice-111452395584164/ )

 Dr. LaPoint is the owner of Finger Lakes Equine Practice. Finger Lakes Equine Practice is an equine exclusive ambulatory veterinary practice based in Ithaca, NY, providing acupuncture, advanced equine dentistry, lameness diagnostics, digital radiography, on farm reproductive services, digital ultrasound, upper airway endoscopy, and more. Dr. LaPoint received his DVM from Cornell in 1993. Dr. LaPoint will be demonstrating equine acupuncture and explaining the ways it may be able to help your horse.

Dr. Ed Arrington, DVM, cVSMT- Equine Chiropractic Demo

(  https://www.facebook.com/edwardlarringtonjrdvmcvsmt/ )

Dr. Arrington is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy (animal chiropractic). He holds a DVM from Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine, a Certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy through the Healing Oasis Wellness Center and a Certification in Animal Chiropractic through the College of Animal Chiropractic. Typically, people think that only horses that have some type of back pain, neck stiffness, or injury after a nasty fall need adjustment. Spinal adjustments may be of benefit to performance horses such as those that do dressage, hunters, show jumpers, event horses, reiners, and barrel racers to help them maintain their level of performance. Stop by to see a demonstration of a chiropractic adjustment and ask Dr. Arrington your chiropractic questions. 

Mikayla Kingsley, Champion’s Heart- PEMF Therapy Demo

( https://www.facebook.com/ChampionsHeartEquine/ )

Mikayla holds an associate’s degree in applied science for equine science and management and Bachelor of Technology in equine science with a concentration in equine rehabilitation from SUNY Morrisville. Mikayla works as a veterinary assistant at The Marcy Veterinary Clinic with the Leatherstocking Group. She continues to learn about the health and wellness of animals of all sizes including vaccines, surgery and preventatives for dogs and cats. Mikayla is certified to perform level 1 & 2 PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field) therapy on horses, dogs and people and in 2018 started her own business, Champion’s Heart. PEMF is a “massage for the cell membranes” and enhances the body's natural ability to heal. The PEMF device creates a gently pulsing electromagnetic field which restores health of the body at a cellular level by stimulating cell metabolism. Mikayla will be demonstrating PEMF therapy and explain the benefits it may have for your horse.

Logan’s Place Farm

( https://www.facebook.com/Logans-Place-Farm-LLC-263382050340641 /)

 Logan’s Place Farm is a multidisciplinary horse boarding facility in New Woodstock, NY. It provides excellent care and turnout, as well as lessons and training in riding and driving. Logan's Place shows Percheron mares in local draft horse shows including the NYS Fair. They will be giving a presentation on draft horses including the history of the draft horse, different breeds, and the differences in how these large horses are shown compared with the horses and ponies participating at Lorenzo. This will include a demonstration of harnessing and driving.

JK Percherons

(https://www.facebook.com/JK-Percherons-651933984832663/ )

JK Percherons of Moravia on the art of harnessing and driving a four-horse hitch. Owner Jim Kehoe is a master horseman, with more than 40 years training and showing, and his team of Percherons has been ranked in the Top 20 nationally. Jim and the boys are favorites at parades and fairs and are especially proud to be part of many area weddings.