2023 Coaches Summit
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 dates for 2024 are February 19-21, 2024.
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 and also include grant writing, fundraising, strategies for building industry networks, and open discussion panels for each topic. The 2023 Coaches Summit will be held at the Temple Grandin Equine Center at CSU Spur in Denver, Colorado. To learn more about the Temple Grandin Equine Center, home of the 2023 Coaches Summit, visit csuspur.org/tgec.
Register December 1, 2023 - January 19, 2024
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.
Program Focus Points
- Compare & contrast current programming to other programs who are currently competing at local, regional and national levels
- Explore the value that the sport brings to therapeutic riding programs, their staff, riders and the families they serve
- Benefits of relationships & networks between professional horse training operations and therapeutic riding centers are explored
- Overcoming barriers that currently prevent programs from having a network on a national scale
- Define goals for your program
- Earn continuing education credits for PATH Intl Certified Professionals
- Develop a plan of action to accomplish next steps that fit their program
- Learn about preparing for competition, have a hands-on instructional experience from a professional horseman
- Explore different fundraising and funding structures
2023 Schedule of Activities
Monday, February 20
|3:00 PM||Guests Check In|
|6:00 PM||Dinner & Welcome|
|7:15 PM||The Value of Competition|
Tuesday, February 21
|7:00 AM||Open Breakfast|
|8:00 AM||Welcome: The Temple Grandin Equine Center & NSBA|
|9:00 AM||Preparing for Competition|
|12:30 PM||Arena Demonstrations|
|3:30 PM||Facility Tour|
|5:00 PM||Cocktail Reception & Introduction|
|7:15 PM||From the Eye of a Judge: An overview of scoring EWD Classes|
Wednesday, February 22
|7:00 AM||Open Breakfast|
|8:00 AM||Guest Speaker: Fundraising & Marketing|
|9:35 AM||Panel Discussion: Overcoming Barriers to Entry|
|10:20 AM||Mobilizing Your Mission|
|11:30||Certificate Presentation & Closing Remarks|
Made Possible By Our Proud Sponsors
As a special project of the NSBA Foundation, the Coaches Summit is funded through the generous donations of our donors. We thank Curt & Beth Hartman and the Janis Family for their support of this program and the NSBA Foundation.
The NSBA Foundation is a relatively new non-profit, and does not have any large endowments from which to pull yearly funds. All of our programs and supported annually from the generosity of our community. To learn how you can get involved, visit nsba.com/how-to-contribute.
2023 Coaches Summit
The 2023 NSBA Foundation Coaches Summit was held in Denver, Colorado, February 20-22, 2023. The three-day workshop included instruction in the classroom and on-site the Temple Grandin Equine Center at CSU Spur in Denver, Colorado. To learn more about the Temple Grandin Equine Center, visit csuspur.org/tgec.
2022 Coaches Summit
The 2022 NSBA Foundation Coaches Summit was held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 21-23, 2022. The three-day workshop included instruction in the classroom and on site at Ryan Cottingim Show Horses in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
2021 Coaches Summit
The 2021 NSBA Foundation Coaches Summit was held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, April 12-14, 2021. The three-day workshop included instruction in the classroom and on site at Ryan Cottingim Show Horses in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
2019 Coaches Summit
The 2019 NSBA Foundation Coaches Summit was held in Westlake, Texas, March 25-27, 2019. The three-day workshop included instruction in the classroom and on site at Bridlewood Equestrian Center, home of Stable Strides, LLC in Flower Mound, Texas.