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AQHA Professional Horseman Host/Attend Business Workshop in Reno

Press Release

March 3, 2004 - Members of the American Quarter Horse Association's Professional Horsemen attending the 64th AQHA Convention will have a unique opportunity to learn tactics and strategies from business management to educating and promoting assistants. This Professional Horsemen's Business Workshop will take place Friday, March 5th in the Genoa room at the John Ascuaga's Nugget hotel in Reno, Nevada.

Following a welcome and introductions that begin at 1 p.m., Renea Dudley will present a 30-minute segment on managing a business. On the agenda for the session are tips and information regarding equine business consulting and marketing.

"This workshop will be very beneficial to experienced and newcomers to the Professional Horsemen program," said Barbara Linke, AQHA's Director of Regional Services and Incentive Fund Marketing. "I think the session leaders have first-hand experience and can offer priceless knowledge about running an equine business."

As part of the workshop, AQHA Judge and Professional Horsemen Dale Livingston and AQHA Professional Horsemen's Committee member Gil Galyean will host a western pleasure meeting. The focus will be on the AQHA and the National Snaffle Bit Association's perspective on the class.

At 3 p.m., Jeff Hill will speak about ethics in horse sales, followed by a round table exercise with Patty Campbell and Stephanie Lynn concerning educating and promoting assistant trainers. Bob Avila and Lynn Palm will discuss promotion and endorsements from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Next, Don Faison of AQHA Corporate Partner Markel Insurance will cover accident and supplemental health insurance for Professional Horsemen.

The workshop will conclude with an overview and explanation of AQHA's Members Plus Program by Brian Pettigrew and Steve Driskill, followed by a meet and greet social hour hosted by AQHA Members Plus.

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