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Sign Up and Sponsor – 2020 Annual General Meeting – DG Bar Ranch Visalia/Hanford, CA

| November 18, 2019

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Don’t forget to show your support for the KWPN-NA Annual General Meeting, even if you can’t attend! We’re currently seeking sponsors for the event, as well as donations for our fabulous silent auction! Remember, all proceeds benefit KWPN-NA member programs, so contact us today to find out more about how you can show your support!

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Arrive on March 5th, meeting begins 6th – ends 7th after the awards banquet

Venue: Morning meetings in the Hotel. Afternoons at DG Bar Ranch.

Hotel: Wyndham Visalia

9000 West Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 93277

Rooms: $109 for a King or 2 Queens, until February 26, 2020.

Members are encouraged to share rooms to save money!

Reservations: Call 559‐651‐5000 ask for the DG Bar block of rooms.

Transportation: Arrival airport – LAX, SFO, SJC, OAK – 3‐4 hours to Visalia. Fresno Airport – 45 minutes. Advised to rent cars or car pool.

 

The 2020 KWPN‐NA Annual Meeting will take place in Hanford/Visalia, CA on March 5‐7, 2020. During this 2‐3 day event we will be celebrating another year that the KWPN horses are considered the best in the world! Our theme for the meeting promotes the success of the KWPN horses in NA:”Producing the Future Sporthorse: Breeding, Selection, Performance!” We will provide attendees with the latest updates on the activities and successes of our organization, as well as an exciting and educational program. Our venue is at the amazing and historical DG Bar Ranch and the Visalia Wyndham hotel. Attendees will be given the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the DG Bar Ranch team and see generations of KWPN‐NA bred mares and their offspring in all of the KWPN disciplines, including Dressage, Jumpers, hunters, eventers, as well as Gelders and Harness. We welcome members and non‐ members alike, as well as offer special discounts for groups and our youth and the YKWPN‐NA for this exceptional learning opportunity!

Thursday – March 5th.

Participants arrive at hotel – registration between 4pm and 7pm. In the evening, we will hold our Welcome Reception at the host hotel. This is a great way to meet your fellow meeting attendees, do some socializing, and have some drinks and appetizers!

Friday – March 6th.

On Friday morning, the day will begin in the host hotel with an update and information from the Board of Directors. In addition, our special committees will provide their information and there will

 

be time for an open discussion for all. We will then have the popular breeder’s presentations which will be provided by Sonnenberg with Dan and Gina Ruediger on their Dressage breeding and Clarion Farm with Carly Fisher on her Hunter breeding and the NA Hunter Market.

Our special guest speaker is Henk Dirksen whom many of you may know as jury member from our 2019 Keuring. Henk is also our liaison to the KWPN in Holland and serves as Senior Inspector for Jumper Mare Selection. We will also hear about the history and future of our NA organization from Henk’s perspective.

In the afternoon, we will car pool to DG Bar Ranch to participate in a super educational program at their facility.

Willy Arts is well experienced in organizing breeding and performance educational events across North America.

We will all enjoy participating along with a few celebrity’s including Steffen Peters, in addition to Bart Henstra, Henk Dirksen, and the energetic DG Bar team! Merck will then host a Happy Hour at DG Bar Ranch with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and plenty of time for discussions and mingling.

Saturday – March 7th.

We will kickoff the day’s meetings with a report on the AAEP conference and problem broodmares by Dr. Bryant Craig of Merck. We’ll then have presentation on Sporthorse Business and legal issues along with a presentation from our own Kelley Stachon on the office and demonstration on the use of the database and online activities. Maile de Goeij will present on the YK efforts for the 2021 IYBC to be held in Holland. Then of course we have planned the ever

 

popular Presentation of Champions from the 2020 KWPN Stallion Show by Bart Henstra! Bart will discuss the top 3 year old stallions in Dressage, Jumper, Gelders, and Harness from the show and what their next steps for achieving approval with comparisons to requirements in NA. At the end of the morning we will again have an open member’s forum to discuss the future of the KWPN‐NA. In the afternoon, we will carpool to DG Bar Ranch and continue the hands on program there, including preparing for the keurings.

After returning to the hotel, attendees are invited to the evening celebration and our KWPN‐NA Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction!

 

Sunday – March 8th.

Although our meeting will adjourn on Saturday night, we are suggesting additional excursions for you all before you make your way home.

General Subjects

  • KWPN‐NA Board of Directors and Members Committee will provide overview and discussion on the latest events and needs of our
  • Henk Dirksen on activities in the KWPN Holland and judging breeding
  • Bart Henstra will again show footage of the top stallions from the 2020 KWPN Stallion Show and suggestions on getting stallion approval in
  • Breeders presentations will provide an overview of their history and breeding goals.
  • Methods of navigating legal issues as well as our NA database and online tools will be
  • Discussions on breeding problem mares.
  • Amazing hands on demonstrations will be provided at DG Bar Ranch for ”Producing the Future Sporthorse: Breeding, Selection, Performance!” .

 

The Annual Meeting promises to offer super education, good discussions, good food, good fun and special awards. We hope you can join us. Registration forms will be available on Facebook and our website – www.kwpn‐na.org.             See you there!

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