The BestHorsePractices Summit is a Colorado nonprofit with 501 (c)(3) status.
We are proud to have excellent sponsors toeing the line for this inaugural event.
Patagonia, the clothing company characteristically associated with surfers and rock climbers, has chosen the Summit as a vehicle for introducing its fall WorkWear line. It’ll be outfitting BHPS presenters with its new Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coats, Ranch Jackets, Farrier Shirts and colorful Western Snap shirts. Check out the line here.
“We wanted to put WorkWear in the hands of people who will test it, challenge it, and appreciate its utility,” said Chris Gaggia, marketing manager. “Riders, ranchers, working cowboys, and clinicians – they are outside, working hard in the elements every day. WorkWear is well-suited to the demands of the Summit presenters and attendees.”
Iron Forge Hemp Canvas is made of 55 percent hemp, 27 percent recycled polyester, and 18 percent organic cotton. The material is supple but tough. Third-party testing has shown that the fabric is 25 percent more abrasion-resistant than cotton duck canvas like you see in Carhartt jackets.
More and more, we see science confirming what we suspected all along: that nature and natural settings are often healthiest for horses (and their humans!). That’s what we embrace at Redmond Equine, too.
In March, we welcomed two additional enthusiastic sponsors: Lucerne Farm of Maine, a forage company, and EcoLips, maker of organic lip balm, of Iowa.
Session sponsor Lucerne Farm is based in Easton and Fort Fairfield. The company fits our values and mindset to a T: a small firm with a high quality product that’s great for owners and their equines.
We welcome the following Patron Sponsors:
The Best Horse Practices Summit has received welcome additional support from several outdoors companies. Like Patagonia (which is outfitting Summit presenters), they know that horse owners are a bit like mail carriers. They’re out with their horses all the time, in all kinds of weather and conditions. Not just on sunny Saturdays.
We’re thrilled to have Osprey, which has its headquarters in nearby Cortez, Colorado, on board. You will see a selection
of Osprey’s Flapjill Mini and Micro purses at our trade booth.
The FlapJill Micro is a tiny titan of organizing power and has that brilliant combination of sleek looks and sporty practicality. The FlapJill Mini is bigger and equally classy.
Osprey’s Vince Mazzuca says this of his company’s support:
Horse owners and riders are sometimes overlooked by the outdoor recreation community. Not at Osprey. While they may not be swinging a 60 liter pack on their back for a week in the wilderness, they are active, outdoor enthusiasts and benefit from the same quality of product we bring to lifestyle lines of Everyday Packs. We think Summiteers will love the FlapJills.
See you in Durango!
Dr. Petra Sullwold, Equine Chiropractor
Eclectic Horseman, president Emily Kitching
Tamara Yates, Many Hands Equine Body Work
Thanks to these additional sponsors:
Please support our fabulous sponsors as they support the BHPS efforts!