The NSBA Foundation is excited to present another Coaches Summit in Nashville, Tennessee this April 12-14, 2021. The Coaches Summit is a workshop presented as a special project of the NSBA Foundation for equine industry professionals, therapeutic riding center coaches, staff, volunteers or anyone interested in exploring opportunities for the engagement and expansion of current or new riding programs for Equestrians with Disabilities. The three-day program features instruction from  industry professionals, post-secondary educators, therapeutic riding instructors and business and industry professionals.

The theme of the event is "A Model of Inclusion for All Riders". Instruction will concentrate on the value and inclusion of competition for Equestrians with Disabilities and veterans using horses as a form of therapeutic riding, but also include grant writing, fundraising, strategies for building industry networks and open discussion panels for each topic. Additionally, on site learning activities will be conducted at Ryan Cottingim Show Horses in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Leading this year's event will be NSBA executive director, professional horseman and judge, Stephanie Lynn; NSBA professional horseman, Ryan Cottingim and Partners for Progress, NFP owner and executive director, Diane Helgeland.

Registration Closed

Open to all interested parties, registration includes two nights lodging, meals, local transportation and educational material.

PATH Intl. Certified Professionals can receive continuing education credits for attending the Coaches Summit as outlined in their certification requirements.

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Schedule of Activities

Monday, April 12

3:00 PM    Guests Check In
5:30-6:00 PM    Meet & Greet Reception
6:00-9:00 PM    Dinner & Welcome

Tuesday, April 13

7:00-8:00 AM  Breakfast Open for Registered Attendees
8:00-9:30 AMOverview of Competition and Its Importance   
9:30-10:00 AMBreak
10:30-12:30 PM    Depart for Ryan Cottingim Show Horses, Shelbyville, TN
12:30 – 1:30 PMOnsite Facility Visit
2:00 PM    Working Lunch
3:00-5:00 PM    Depart for Hotel
6:30-9:00 PM    Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, April 14

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast Open for Registered Attendees
8:00-10:00 AMRecap and Next Steps  
10:00-10:15 AMBreak
10:15-10:30 AMNSBA Foundation & How To Help  
10:30-11:00 AM    Major Events and Local Events
11:00-12:00 PMWorkshop Completion & Certificates