North Central Prairie

C and Up Seminars

Upper Level Unmounted Clinics

We're pleased to present a great series of learning opportunities this winter.  Our C and Up Seminar Series is designed to help prepare candidates for their certification testings. It’s also open to anyone who wants to learn more about horse management and health care.  Each year we choose a series of topics, from Lameness, Conformation and Movement to Parasites, Poisonous Plants, Feeds and Feeding, Saddlery and Tack fitting.

The seminars are open to all:

  • Pony Club members aged 13 and older, even if they don’t have a testing date
  • Adult Pony Club Members (Horse Masters) ?
  • Interested parents and supporters
  • Non Pony Club members

We’ll have:

  • Presentations
  • Hands on activities
  • Skills practice
  • Great visual aids 

When and Where are they? 

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020  12:30-4:30 pm includes lunch - Barrington Hills, IL
  • Saturday February 22, 2020   12:30 pm - 4:30 pm includes lunch - Barrington Hills, IL
  • Sunday March 22, 2020         12:30 pm - 4:30 pm includes lunch - location TBD

What topics will be covered this year?

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Jennifer Rousseau: Conformation and Movement
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 - Dr. Mark Bettcher, DVM: Equine First Aid  and Pam Smith from County Saddlery: Saddle Fitting
  • Sunday, March 22, 2020 - Lisa Schaefer: Equine Dentistry and Speaker TBD: Equine Feeds

Where will they be held?

We have a variety of different locations, which we try to rotate among, to make it convenient for speakers and attendees.  They are typically in the Chicago suburbs, but we are open to holding them in other parts of the region.   We either hold them in a heated barn, or a classroom type facility.

If you would like to host a session in your area, contact Julia Davies, Regional HMO (

Cost is $12 per person per seminar, which includes lunch.