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AMHA Convention Barn Tour

The AMHA Convention will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina with a barn tour slated for Wednesday morning, February 19. The bus will leave the hotel at 9:00am with the first stop at Pete and Gael Jaeger's picturesque and historic Flintlock Farm in Chapel Hill. Gael will introduce some of the young stock first. Then attendees will go to the "pavilion" for a morning with the "old Carolina trainers, "Johnny Lucas, Scott Thacker, Chris Nelsen and Harry Daughtry. These eminent horsemen have many world and national champions to their credit with well over 150 years of experience in the horse industry. They will share some of their best training tips and, of course a few "horse stories" as well. This will be an informal get together with the opportunity to ask training questions which will benefit both the big time trainer and the backyard owner. Pete Jaeger will be cooking the whole time, so come hungry and dress warm and casual. Also, if those attending could pay $5-10 to defray the cost of the bus, it would be appreciated. Come have fun and learn!
Next it is a short ride through beautiful Chapel Hill to Cedarwood Equine which is a relative newcomer to the Morgan industry in North Carolina. Jim Paden, trainer and manager, contributes a long horsemanship career in both training and judging. Denny Powell, a licensed occupational therapist, is skilled at evaluating and teaching how the body responds to changes in position, reflexive reactions and balance. Services offered at Cedarwood include training, boarding and a large lesson program of 80 private lessons weekly using Morgan horses. Jim and Denny will demonstrate how they have incorporated horsemanship skills with occupational therapy to improve the balance and awareness of the rider and the rider's relationship with the balance of the horse for overall improved performance. They will also serve desserts, coffee and cocktails before the bus returns to the hotel.

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