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 tentative dates for 2023 are February 20-22, 2023. 

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, but also include grant writing, fundraising, strategies for building industry networks and open discussion panels for each topic. Additionally, on site learning activities was conducted at Ryan Cottingim Show Horses in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Registration for 2022 is now closed.

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.

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Agenda & Activities

DoubleTree by Hilton

1850 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

(615) 895-5555

Monday, February 21

3:00 PM    Guests Check In
5:00 PMReception
6:00 PM    Dinner & Welcome
7:15 PMThe Value of Competition

Tuesday, February 22

7:00 AM  Open Breakfast
8:00 AMIntent of NSBA Programs
9:00 AMPreparing Your Program for Competitions
11:30 AM    Depart for Ryan Cottingim Show Horses & Lunch
12:30 PMOnsite Facility Visit
3:30 PMDepart for Hotel
5:00 PMFundraising Overview & Activity
6:00 PMDinner
7:15 PMMarketing & Networking

Wednesday, February 23

7:00 AM Open Breakfast
8:15 AMNSBA Foundation at Work
9:15 AMAlternative Funding Options
10:30 AMActualizing Your Goals & Moving Forward