Educational Showcase

2018 Educational Showcase


Schedule and Presenter Bios

Saturday, June 21

10:00 am                                             Dr. Waring, Early Winter Equine- Dental Demo                   

11:00 am                                             Dr. LaPoint, Finger Lakes Equine- Acupuncture Demo

12:00 pm                                             Beagle Demo in Main Ring

1:30 pm                                               Dr. Arrington- Chiropractic Demo

2:30 pm                                               Dick Sears- Farrier Demo

Sunday, June 22

10:00 am                                             Sarah Fessenden, Equi-Analytical, Forage Sample Demo

11:00 am                                             Wendy Soucy, Triple Crown Nutrition, Equine Nutrition Demo

Dr. Alyson Waring, DVM- Equine Dental Demo

Dr. Waring was born and raised on a small Morgan breeding farm in Sandy Creek, NY (Lakewind Morgans). Following her love of science, she obtained a BS in Biochemistry from Ithaca College in 2011.  While there she rode on the equestrian team and worked with orthopedic research horses at Cornell University before attending veterinary school at University College Dublin in Ireland. After graduating from UCD in 2015 she started a one-year rotating equine internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. There, she was able to further develop her equine skills while rotating through medicine, surgery, ICU and ambulatory services. Alyson’s talk will explain the importance of your horse’s dental health and answer all of your equine dental questions. 

Dr. Jeffery LaPoint, DVM- Equine Acupuncture Demo
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

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. 

Sarah Fessenden, Equi-Analytical Laboratories- Forage Sample Demo

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 horse 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.

Wendy Soucy, Triple Crown Nutrition- “What Should I Feed My Horse?”

Wendy grew up on a small horse farm in Piermont, N.H where they raised Morgan horses on a small scale and ran a riding school through the summer. She holds an AAS and BS from the University of N.H. in Animal Science/Occupational Education. A very active 4-H and Pony Club member, Wendy completed Pony Club with the “A” rating.  She has successfully competed in horse trials and three-day eventing to the intermediate level. Wendy was a member of the North American Young Riders 3-day team representing Area 1 in 1980 winning team silver. For the past 35 years Wendy has traveled to judge open and 4-H shows throughout the North East. She loves shows of all disciplines; hunter, western, saddle seat, dressage and driving.  She has also held an ADS judges card and has had the privilege of judging at the Lorenzo Driving Competition. Wendy owns 2 horses, her former carriage horse, now age 33 and a Haflinger that she competes in CTR and Endurance. Wendy works in sales support with Triple Crown Nutrition covering the CNY and Western NY Region. Stop by Wendy’s talk to learn more about what you should be feeding your horse.