Equifest Program 2021


AMANDA HELD Amanda Held has spent the past decade helping hundreds of “last chance” horses and veterans heal and transform so they can live their best life. A published author, Air Force vet- eran, trauma coach, and the creator of the world’s number one equine breakthrough system for challenged horses and humans, Amanda is the founder and Executive Director of H.O.O.V.E.S (Healing Of Our Veterans Equine Services), a nonprofit organization that rescues horses and service men and women, helping Veterans transform Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth. Amanda is also the cre- ator of the Equine Wisdom Integration Method™ a facilitation model that allows all who practice it to develop a life chang- ing dialog with their equine partners. Recognized as her hometown hero in both 2018 and 2019, Amanda was award- ed the Ms. Veteran America “She means business” title for entrepreneurship. She resides on her 30-acre retreat center with her husband Justin, daughter Joelle, son Trenton and farm full of fuzzy, four-legged co-facilitators.

Amanda’s Schedule Friday w 11:00 w TPEC Workshop Room w “Fair Exchange” Notes for Current EAP Facilitators Friday w 3:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Communicating With Equine Partners Exercises Saturday w 12:30 w 4H Stage w Better Horses Interview Saturday w 1:30 w TPEC Workshop Room w Intro to Equine Facilitation Sunday w 10:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Communicating With Equine Partners Exercises

KATELYN KOK Katelyn Victoria Kōk is a USDF Gold Medalist, Grand Prix rider and trainer, producing horses from pasture to the FEI arena, and developing riders and their horses to become a harmonious, successful pair. Katelyn and KV Dressage specialize in offering top quality sale horses, training, clinics and young horse devel- opment. She spent several years in Germany riding and learning the art of Dressage from a Master Trainer. Katelyn aims to meet every horse and rider at their level and tailor her approach to bring out the best potential, build confidence, create harmony, foster understanding, and cultivate love for the sport. Katelyn’s Schedule Friday w 11:30 w 4H Stage w Better Horses Interview Friday w 1:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Dressage for the Non-Dressage Horse

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