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WDCTA 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Location: Banquet Hall of Harley Davidson, 6200 Millpond Rd, Madison, WI 53718
Late Fee waived if registration received by March 18! Registration at the door is available!

Matt McLaughlin

Join us March 23, 2019 for our 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet in Madison at the Harley Davidson Banquet Hall.


10-11:30 a.m. Registration, shopping at English Tack Supply, Silent Auction opens
11:30-1 p.m. Lunch, Annual Meeting, & Awards
1-2:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Matt McLaughlin
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:30 p.m. Chair Yoga with Kelley Shetter-Ruiz (join in as you like, inclusive of all abilities)
3:30-4:30 p.m. Shopping, Conclusion of Silent Auction

Lunch: Catered by Blue Plate Catering, with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options offered. Snacks, coffee, and tea will be available throughout the day. Cash Bar all day.

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About Our Guest Speakers

Kelley Shetter-Ruiz is a trainer, instructor and certified yoga teacher who uses yoga principles to improve riders' knowledge, mind and body awareness, compassion and breathing.

Matt McLaughlin was initially influenced by USDF Hall of Fame member and recognized father of American dressage, Chuck Grant. Matt began studying dressage and the art of training horses in Haute école for exhibition performances at an early age. He spent seven years working for the Royal Lipizzaner Stallion Show, where he trained as many as 16 stallions and riders at a time. In 2011, Matt was head trainer at the Arabian Nights Dinner Theatre where he restructured the equestrian production’s dressage, liberty, western and reining acts. Matt has continued to hone his skills as a trainer, clinician, and performer by learning and adapting techniques gleaned from training experiences as well as his work with industry notables in the dressage, western, and trick training disciplines. Matt has successfully trained horses through Grand Prix that have gone on to compete nationally and internationally as well as multiple horses finished in Haute école including Capriole, Courbette, and Levade. He has earned the USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Rider Medals. As the first step in the USEF judges program, Matt graduated with distinction from the USDF “L” education program in 2011.

Cost:  Awards Luncheon and Conference: $45 for WDCTA members, $55 for non-members. Conference only: $25 for WDCTA members, $35 for non-members. Children under 10 years receive a special rate. $10 late fee if sent after March 1. Late fee has been waived if received by March 18.

Registration Form