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Dr. Lydia Gray – SmartPak
Dr. Lydia Gray is the Medical Director/Staff Veterinarian for SmartPak Equine where she networks with veterinarians; provides print and electronic media content, and guides food, supplement and pharmaceutical selections. Dr. Gray has earned a BS in agriculture, a DVM, and a Master of Arts focusing on interpersonal and organizational communication.  After “retiring” from private practice, she became the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s first-ever Director of Owner Education.  She continues to provide health and nutrition information to horse owners through her position at SmartPak, publication in more than a dozen general and trade publications, and  presentations around the country.
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Dana Hokana
Dana Hokana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry, and currently operates Dana Hokana Quarter Horses in Temecula, California. Raised in Southern California, she has had a lifelong love for horses. Dana has trained multiple Western Pleasure circuit champions, winners at major futurities, and horses who have placed in the top ten in Western Pleasure at both the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Championship Show.
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lynn_palm-horse150-150Lynn Palm
Lynn Palm is a pioneer among women in the equine industry. Instructing her first clinic in 1970, long before many of her contemporaries had considered horsemanship instruction as a viable profession, Palm has worked to maintain her proven performance record as an all-around trainer, showman, exhibitor and entrepreneur. Palm’s goal is to educate others on forming correct riding skills and building knowledge to increase the riding longevity of their horses.
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Troy GreenTroy Green
Troy Green is a firm believer in the importance of a good foundation for every horse with balance, rhythm, and self-carriage being key. A good foundation equals longevity in the show pen. Troy has won over two dozen All American Quarter Horse Congress Championships in western pleasure, versatility, reining, halter and western riding, and has coached clients to over 50 Congress championships.
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