International Equine Conference

Registration closes on September 22

We recommend booking hotel rooms quickly due to other events taking place the same weekend. 

Additional details [presenters, agenda & Friday events] will be posted as details are finalized.

FRIDAY EVENTS: (times are tentative)

  • Press Conference - Old Friends Equine 11:00a                  
  • Three Chimneys Tour 01:00p
  • Old Friends Tour 03:30p
  • Evening Reception at the Kentucky Horse Park 07:00p

2012 Conference

Join us in Las Vegas!

When: September 21, 22 & 23
Note: The Wild Horse Tour will be on Friday, September 21 followed by a reception for attendees of the tour and those that will be arriving on Friday early enough to get settled and attend.
Where: UNLV [University of Nevada, Las Vegas] Stan Fulton Building 801 E Flamingo Road [at Swensen - southeast corner]             
             Las Vegas NV 89109
             Phone: 702.895.3909 [administrative office]
             Directions to UNLV                 
Registration Fee: $175 | $100 Students (includes breakfast and lunch)
Forum: Both days will include presentations on issues surrounding our wild ones and horse slaughter. 
Dress: Casual   
Marketing Tables: 
We will have half-tables available to paid registrants on a first come, first served basis. Please email to reserve your table.
Sponsors of $1,000 or more will receive a full table with their sponsorship.             
Conference eMails: For non-EWA members or EWA members that currently don't receive our emails, you can sign-up for conference emails only HERE

Please note that the IEC mailbox is for conference related email only. If you'd like to contact us on issues other than the conference, please email our general email box -   
Registration Form: Click HERE 
Hotel: Terrible's Hotel and Casino
             4100 Paradise Road
             Las Vegas NV 89109
             Ask for Equine Welfare Alliance conference  CODE: EWA918 

             Rates: 09.20    $26 + tax
                         09.21-09.22    $59 + tax
                         09.23-09.24    $26 + tax
Invitation: Click HERE [note: this is the original invitation so the conference venue is not correct but the links still apply!]

Wild Horse Tour Added! Click HERE for information.

** This is an archive of previous conferences ** 

2011 Conference

International Equine Conference
09.26.11 - 09.28.11

Conference Presentations

[in order of appearance in the program]

Please note that some files are very large and may take a while to open.  


John Holland, President, Equine Welfare Alliance 

Dr. Marlene Haffner, Rear Admiral, USPHS (retired), Director of Orphan Products Development, FDA (retired), CEO, Haffner Associates

Jo Anne Normile, Founder of CANTER 
Handout 1  |  Handout 2

Keith Dane, The Humane Society of the United States 

Marjorie Farabee, Wild Burro Protection League
Handout 1  |  Handout 2

Katia Louise, Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed


Valerie Stanley, Adjunct Professor of Animal Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Susan Wagner, Equine Advocates

Sonja Meadows, Executive Director, Animals' Angels, USA 
Additional Slide Content 

Suzanne Roy, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign 


Ginger Kathrens, The Cloud Foundation 

Dr. Dan Rubenstein,
Professor of Zoology, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Program in African Studies. Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Madeleine Pickens, Saving America's Mustangs 

James Kleinert, Wild Horses and Renegades

Dr. Bruce Nock, Ph.D., Departments of Psychiatry, Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine in
St. Louis, MO

Jay Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,
Director, The Science and Conservation Center, ZooMontana

Kara Laney, Study Director, National Academy of Sciences

Kentucky Horse Park 
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Logo copyright IEC and Terry Fitch

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Previous Conferences

2014 Conference
September 19, 20 & 21

Victoria McCullough Estate | 365 Santa Barbara Drive | Wellington FL 33414

Press Release: Equine Welfare Experts Converge on Wellington

Registration is closed!

Sneak Preview of....

At Old Friends Farm after the press conference
John, RT, Scott, Vicki, Silver Charm, Terry, Simone & Michael

2013 Conference at the Kentucky Horse Park
September 27, 28 & 29, 2013


Ann Marini, Equine Welfare Alliance and Animal Law Coalition are pleased to announce the first International Conference on Equine Welfare, a two part symposium to discuss issues related to (1) America’s Wild Horses and Burros and (2) Slaughter: the Equine Welfare, Human Health and Environmental Implications. The conference has been in the planning stages since early 2010 and is now scheduled to take place…..   
When:  September 26, 27 & 28, 2011     
Where: Marriott Residence Inn                
1456 Duke Street               
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3403               
Additional conference details will be provided as plans are finalized. The agenda, along with the speakers will be released over the next couple of weeks.  The speakers are selected based upon their scientific background and/or expertise in relevant topic areas such as stress, food safety, human health, equine health, ecology, law, training and other disciplines impacting equines. We encourage you to attend to hear the facts from the experts and engage in constructive dialog.  Please add to your address books as future messages relating to the conference will be sent from the conference email address. We ask that you use for all conference related correspondence.  You can also follow conference activities on our facebook page here –  We are looking forward to a productive conference and finally meeting everyone face-to-face!

EWA is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual International Equine Conference. 
This year, the conference will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on September 28 & 29 with activities planned for September 27.

2013 Conference Presenters
2013 Conference Agenda
International Equine Conference: Press Conference