Wellington, FL – What started as a casual get together of like minded equestrians at ShowChic’s boutique in Wellington, Florida has transformed into a much anticipated chance to learn from some of the top riders, trainers, veteranarians, farriers, and other respected professionals in the equestrian industry. Originally designed to connect the equestrian community during the slow Florida summer months, the ShopTalks have exploded into an unprecedented opportunity to reach the best in the business in a casual atmosphere. The ShopTalks, held normally on the second Tuesday of each month since 2008, feature a headline speaker as well as door prizes from weekly sponsors, refreshments, socializing, and a chance to view the latest in fashion, gifts and accessories ShowChic has to offer.
And the list of headliners is impressive; from Olympians and doctors to equine psychologists and classical dressage masters, ShowChic’s pioneering effort to connect the dressage community has become an unprecedented industry standard for the equestrian world.
Previous headliners at ShowChic are the best of the best in the industry, and nowhere else in the world do participants have direct access to Olympic riders, prestigious doctors and businessmen, and directors or leaders of respected equestrian orgainizations in such an intimate atmosphere, free of charge. Just a few of ShowChic’s featured speakers include Olympians and internationally acclaimed riders like Robert Dover, Lisa Wilcox, Walter Zettl, Lars Petersen, Shannon Dueck, Tina Konyot, Oded Shimoni, Debbie McDonald, Lendon Gray, Carol Lavel, Todd Flettrich, Bent Jensen, Leslie Morse, Marco Bernal, Kathy Connelly, and Carole Grant as well as a number of respected equestrian professionals like equine lawyer Barbara Richardson, Palm Beach Equine Clinic’s Scott Swerdlin, FEI 3* Judge Cesar Torrente, 16-time New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag, natural horsemanship pioneers Linda and Pat Parelli, Grand Prix rider and President of the United States Dressage Federation George Williams, veterinarian Meg Miller, equine shipper Jim Welsh, professional groom Robbie Sanerson, arena footing experts Mark Neihart and Heidi Zorn of Premier Equestrian, personal fitness and strenth training expert and MMA fighter Nicholas Tortora, and performance psychologist Laura King and physical therapist Stacey Brown.
On August 12, ShowChic will host entrepreneur Harry Knopp, the new owner of IDA, the International Dressage Academy located in Little Ranches. Knopp will join international Grand Prix trainers Patrick and Marisol Burssens, his daughter and accomplished dressage rider Lauren Knopp, her finance farrier Justin Richardon, and Knopp’s wife Teresa in sharing their visionary plan to refurbish the Academy’s stables, arenas, and grounds to create a world-class environment for riders and trainers at all levels.
ShowChic’s dedication to the dressage and equestrian community has a long history, from their support of competitors at the Global Dressage Festival, to young riders through their mentorship program and sponsoring the ShowChic “Off the Record” Team at the 2014 Challenge of the Americas. Owned by Doug and Michele Hundt, ShowChic’s legacy of giving back to the community has plans to continue, and as always they will bring the best in European and American fashion lines to shows on the east coast.
For more information on ShowChic, visit their website at www.showchicdressage.com or call 561-319-2121.