Parelli to speak at equine forum in Denver |

Parelli to speak at equine forum in Denver

World renowned horse trainer and clinician, Pat Parelli will join industry leaders to discuss equine health and dealing with disease outbreak.

The forum, premiering in Denver, will for the first time, bring equine professionals, association leaders, veterinarians, regulatory animal health officials and horse owners will gather for discussions of groundbreaking ideas for protecting equine health. The new Equine Diseases Forum, hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the US Animal Health Association, will be held January 19-21, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver, Colo.

Parelli’s unique insight into the equine industry will help to broaden ideas as to how industry leaders can improve communication within the equine industry as it relates to disease outbreaks. His own experience on dealing with an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis will help to lend ideas of what horse owners go through in such a situation. Proper biosecurity is a top priority for Parelli who also has extensive experience in what needs to be done when bringing many different horses together at an event in order to prevent disease outbreaks.

“The diversity and segmentation of the equine industry has led to challenges as regulatory officials utilize traditional animal disease control methodologies” said Dr. Katie Flynn of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and moderator for the forum. “As demonstrated by the 2011 multistate EHV-1 outbreak, state animal health officials struggled with quickly controlling the disease while communicating with the segmented and diverse industry.”

Parelli’s experience reaching out to horse owners of all disciplines and backgrounds, attendees of the forum will be able to determine ways to enhance communications and future collaborations on equine disease control.

Founded in 1981, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, focuses on teaching the human rather than training the horse. The program is recognized worldwide with centers on three continents and hundreds of thousands of students the world over.

For more information or to register online go to or contact the NIAA by calling 719-538-8843 or emailing

–Equine Diseases Forum