May 28th-31st: NAEAA joins the Equine Science Society
Symposium in Ruidoso, New Mexico
NAEAA Activities/Workshops listed below (scroll down):
See ESS website for full conference details:
2013 ESS symposium information

July 17-20th: NAEAA Joins the International Equitation Sciences
Conference in Newark Delaware
"Embracing Science to Enhance Horse-Human Interaction"
NAEAA Activities/Workshops and conference registration
information listed below (scroll down):
See ISES Website for full conference details:
2013 ISES conference information

Thank you to our 2013 Conference Sponsors!
Alltech; Triple Crown Nutrition; EQUUS Foundation; Horse Science;
EquiAnalytical; Equinomics 101; Dyer Equestrian

NAEAA collaborative sessions at ESS symposium May 28-31
Please Join us for these Teaching and Extension Events and Workshops -
all are FREE with ESS Conference Registration!

Wednesday Workshops– Mescalero F
•        4:30– 6:00pm:  Expanding research in teaching and extension.
•        7:00 - 8:30pm: Are we perceived as experts beyond our traditional audience?    

Wednesday Workshop Descriptions:

Expanding Research in the areas of Teaching and Extension.
 The interdisciplinary subject
matter available in equine studies together with increasing interest in outcome, engagement, and
impact assessment lead to opportunities for broadening research in the areas of Teaching and
Extension. Many institutions now require impact assessment  and/or engagement assessment of
teaching and extension activities. This requirement can actually produce information that could be
developed into research publications. In addition, increased attention to business efficiency,
production management, and cost controls lend themselves to areas of new focus for teaching
and extension research.  A host of other untapped opportunities abound. The aim of this
workshop is to have an interactive discussion that generates new ideas about how current and
future teaching and extension activities may result in projects suitable for conference
submissions, tenure and promotion portfolios, competitive grants, as well as undergraduate and
graduate research projects. This workshop concludes with a short IRB overview and Q&A period
regarding Human Subjects Research.
Panelists with focus areas for panel discussion:
1.        Kali Benson (Alltech) – Alltech Young Scientist Program and Alltech Student Ambassador
2.        Colleen Brady (Purdue University) –  Youth development and motivation; Learning outcomes
3.        Debra Hagstrom (University of Illinois) – Animals and  Society Conference- Horses and
Society Section
4.        Mary Rossano (University of Kentucky) - Learning Outcomes and Impact Assessment
5.        Jill Stowe (University of Kentucky) –Economics and Business
6.        Carissa Wickens (University of Delaware) -  International Society for Equitation Science;  
Behavior & Welfare

Moderators: Carol Buckhout (Cazenovia College), Amy Burk (University of Maryland), Shannon
Moreaux (University of Montana)

Are we perceived as experts beyond our traditional audience?  Increasingly, a multitude of
topics regarding horses and the horse industry are in the popular press and main stream political
conversations. Unfortunately, sound scientific methodology is often unavailable or absent from
arguments that present a negative image of those whose livelihoods revolve around horses and
the horse industry.  To what extent do our professional positions as Teachers, Researchers, and
Extension Specialists call upon us to be experts beyond the Academy and also serve as an
interface with Media, Elected Officials and Regulatory Bodies, and Industry Stakeholders  –
particularly when ‘bad science’, ‘faulty interpretation’, and/or ‘misrepresentation of facts’ are of
concern?  This session will be a moderated discussion in order to glean a sense of conference
participant’s views.    
Dr. Jason Bruemmer – Professor, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, ERL, University
of Colorado
Dr. Dave Freeman- Extension Specialist and Professor, Equine Production and Management,
Oklahoma State University
Dr. Pat Harris – Waltham Equine Studies Group, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, UK
Dr. Sheryl King – Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University
Dr. Brian Nielson- Professor, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University
Dr. Carolyn Stull  - Lecturer and Specialist, Department of Population, Health and Reproduction,
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Dr. Ed Squires – Professor, University of Kentucky; Researcher, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine
Research Center.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Karyn Malinowski (Rutgers); Q&A Moderators:Dr. Laurie Lawrence
(University of Kentucky),
Dr. Karin Bump (Cazenovia College)

Thursday Invited Speaker, Workshops, Business Meetings

NAEAA Invited Speaker

10:15 am:  Dr. Carolyn Stull -Death and Euthanasia as Contemporary Topics in Equine
;  Dr. Carolyn L. Stull, MS, PhD, Department of Population, Health and Reproduction,
School of Veterinary Medicine,University of California, Davis, CA

Workshops (Mescalero BD)

4-7pm Workshops:  - Pick and choose or attend all three!
Part A -
A Then and Now Look at Equine Teaching and Extension
Part B – Future of Equine Teaching and Extension Delivery
Part C- Successfully Using eXtension Horse in Research and Classroom Teaching

NAEAA and eXtension Business Meetings for current and prospective members

7-7:45pm - NAEAA Business meeting open to all current and prospective members!
•        Agenda includes call for nominations for open NAEAA Board Seats as well as information on
2014 NAEAA Conference in Kentucky.

7:45-8:30pm –
eXtension Business Meeting

Thursday Workshop Descriptions

A Then and Now Look at Equine Teaching and Extension. A lot of changes have taken place in
higher education and the equine industry over the last few decades.  These changes include
everything from research developments and regulatory guidance to huge advancements in
educational technology.   Along this road of discovery we have learned a lot about what works and
doesn’t work for educators; as well as developed ideas and theories to test what might work in the
areas of equine teaching and extension.  The aim of this workshop section is to have an
interactive discussion that reviews where we have come from to where we are now regarding how
we assist with and educate our equine clients.

Future of Equine Teaching and Extension Delivery. The continual advancements in technology
provide educators with a vast menu for presenting and disseminating information to a few or
mass population of people anywhere in the world.  The question that is posed in this section is
“Where are we positioned as educators to utilize these advancements and are we going to meet
our client’s educational needs?”  To address this question discussion could focus on the
following areas:How is higher education viewed?Is higher education a valued product?Are our
professional positions as Teachers, Researchers, and Extension Specialists valued beyond
Academia?Are we the major source for equine related information?Is the information we share
viewed as current, pertinent and easily assessable?Are we serving the needs of our clients or
more of the academic community?This session will be a moderated discussion in order to obtain
a sense of conference participant’s responses to the questions and possible approaches to
insure we provide a high quality educational service to our clients.

NAEAA ‘Mini-Conference’ at the July 17-20th ISES Conference:  

NAEAA Mini-Conference will take place on the afternoon of July 17th in advance of the opening
reception for the International Society for Equitation Sciences (University of Delaware – Newark,
Delaware).   Further details, location and an exact starting time will be determined shortly. Mini-
conference is FREE for registered ISES Conference attendees!  

NAEAA Conference Topics:

Session 1 - Who are our students? A look at data from incoming and graduating student
surveys conducted through NAEAA - followed by moderated discussion on what this data means
to the Equine discipline in general and Equitation Sciences specifically.

Session 2 -   Determining 'excellence' in equine academic offerings - with specific focus on
Equitation offerings within the academy.

Session 3 - How is Equitation Science offered, integrated, and assessed in academic

ISES Conference theme:
Embracing Science to Enhance Equine Welfare and Horse-Human Interactions
This conference continues to offer an outstanding international platform for scientists and
professional practitioners to present and discuss research related to the field of equitation
science. The ISES mission is to promote and encourage the application of objective research and
advanced practice, which will ultimately improve the welfare of horses in their associations with

Presentations and workshops for the conference will be arranged around several theme
•        Sports Psychology Aspects of the Horse-Human Interaction
•        Getting the Message Out About Equitation Science and Learning Theory (Outreach/Education
•        What About the Other 23 Hours Each Day? (How is the horse’s welfare impacted by what
happens when not in training?)
•        Validating Measurement Tools in Equitation Science
•        Enhancing the Welfare of the Competition Horse
•        Special additional category for theoretical papers and review papers.


NAEAA at ESS Conference: Please register for the meeting online at The
deadline for early registration is May 13, 2013. You are able register immediately online, or print a
paper form to fill out and return via mail or fax.

•         The meeting will take place at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Please
call the Inn directly at (800) 545-9011 and mention the Equine Science Society to get our special
group rates which have been negotiated in order to get members the best rate for the entire
duration of the conference. If you try to book rooms outside of the ESS group (for example, online),
you will not have access to the block of rooms (better quality) that have been set aside for our
group and you may see a large rate increase if you decide to stay at the resort on Friday night. If
you have difficulty in making reservations (i.e. being on hold for an extended period), please
contact Deborah at 575-464-7090 and she will work with you to help you make your reservation in
a timely manner. Please note, rooms are filling up fast so all options may no longer be available.
More information on the hotel and travel to the Inn of the Mountain Gods can be found on line at:

Also, for those traveling from Roswell, shuttle transportation can be arranged through Galaxy
Shuttles ( Mention you are with ESS to get a discount.
•         Make your registration and travel plans today, and we will see you in beautiful New Mexico!

NAEAA at ISES Conference:
•        This international conference will take place July 17-20, 2013, with the scientific presentation
days being held at the University of Delaware’s campus, Clayton Conference Center, Newark,
Delaware and the Practical Day (Saturday, July 20) taking place at the New Bolton Center,
University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Yes, these locations are in separate
states, but they are only about 20 miles (32 km) apart.

•        We hope you will plan extra time into your visit to enjoy sightseeing along the East Coast of
the USA…it is a beautiful and historical section of the country with a strong appreciation for the
horse industry. Please visit the ISES website soon to learn about updates as they become

ISES Conference Registration information:


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