Where Horsemen Meet

October 4-7, 2018 - Norco, California



Curt Craig


Curtis Craig has over 7 years of public accounting experience specializing in accounting, tax and general business consulting. A Southern California local, he graduated from California Baptist University with a bachelor of science in accounting. Today, Curtis practices as a partner of his firm, Genske Mulder & Company, LLP, and works closely with clients ranging from small family business to large multi-entity enterprises. Curtis enjoys assisting his clients in growth and navigating them through the complexities of business structures and tax planning.


Darryl Disanto Sr.

Cannine Training for your Ranch

A respected retired Police Officer with 24 years of strong and diverse experience in law enforcement.  Five years as a Patrol Sergeant and Supervisor of the K9 unit. As an experience instructor, trainer and teacher including six years as a canine handler, five years as the canine unit Supervisor. I have coordinated canine demonstrations for public and private sectors.  In addition to my law enforcement career, I was an instructor at Adlerhorst Kennels in Riverside, Ca. for 13 years as both an assistant instructor and lead instructor for protection and detection trained Police Service Dogs.  Focus of instruction was on detection canine/ handler teams in narcotics, explosives, incendiaries, and cadavers to police officers from the seven western states. I started Scenturion K9 Consulting in March of 2004.  I have supplied and trained patrol, explosive and narcotic detection canines for Fontana P.D., Long Beach P.D., Baldwin Park P.D., West Covina P.D., Fontana School P.D. and the Union Pacific Railroad PD., I have instructed detection canines for the OCSD, LASD-Transit Services Bureau, Fontana P.D., Placentia Police Dept. and the Baldwin Park Schools.  I was a Charter member of CNCA (1992) to present 2017 for a total of 25 years. I am currently a certifying official for CNCA in Patrol, Narcotics and Explosives.  I deployed explosive detection K9’s on the cargo for the Princess Cruise Lines in Long Beach for three years.  I currently deploy and on call with explosive detection dogs at two Los Angeles Jewish Temples.


Cheryl Erpelding


Allow me to introduce Cheryl Erpelding. Cheryl will be in the panel of professional speakers at the symposium. As Past President of the American Horse Publications, Founder of California Riding Magazine and Sales Manager of MPM Publications and the Horse Advertising Network, Cheryl's presentation will assist those in attendance navigate the ever changing world of advertising. We are thrilled she will be on hand to share her knowledge.

Email: cheryl@ridingmagazine.com


Darren Epstien

Big Cat Promotions

With a dedicated 12 years as Director, Manager, and VP of marketing for various Berkshire-Hathaway footwear brands, Darren instituted several multi-level national sponsorship and endorsement programs with a strong sports marketing influence that set the industry model for best practices and was twice awarded for creative excellence.  Prior to founding Big Cat Promotions, he had served as Senior Account Manager for five national publications and was the VP/Executive Director for Express Sports Agency, the largest Athlete representation firm in the Western sports industry.  Darren was also instrumental in developing the Professional Roughstock Series into a Nationally televised tour with over $2 million in sponsorship sales and more than 4 million viewers annually.  At every level of his career, the emphasis was on creating “fans of the brands” and connecting with partners and consumers on a personal level.  Big Cat Promotions is the culmination of that work, striving to utilize creative, high-quality promotional products and apparel to deliver a brand’s message.

Website: www.bigcatpromo.com


Mark Fredricksen


Mark Fredricksen is an insurance executive with a varied and extensive insurance background. As a Commercial Property Casualty Insurance Broker since 1978, and Certified Insurance Counselor since 1986, he has provided insight and assistance to a large cross section of clients throughout the United States, some with international exposures.

Special focus has included: large state, national and international associations, Enterprise Risk Management Processes, non-proft and emerging market client development. As a tenured Certified Insurance Counselor. Mark is responsible for reviewing all aspects of a client's exposures while evaluating the insurance and non-insurance solutions to a client's risk profile.


Lynne Glazer


Long fascinated with the form and spirit of the horse, in 2003 Lynne began shooting professionally.

Lynne’s images are anything but cookie-cutter. Her specialty is horses in motion, whether at liberty, in sport or portraits on the move.  Other areas of interest are horses with their people, companion animals and livestock. 

Her work has ranged from catalog covers to clinicians' books and websites, newspapers, magazines and equine product catalogs. Lynne travels for event photography, as well as for farm and ranch shoots.

Lynne says her most challenging and memorable sessions so far have been those for the touring equine show Cavalia and their newer show Odysséo from 2004-2013. Photographing a point to point endurance ride across Andalusia was another career highlight, but the Tevis 100 mile point to point ride is her annual obsession.

Lynne has taught ranch photography workshops for Muench Workshops, Inc., and did private instruction for other pros on all aspects of digital workflow. She’s won contests and had images juried into shows, but that’s not her focus.

California-based, she has two horses and enjoys driving and endurance riding. Her newest horse was ranch raised, and they’ve begun his endurance career.

Email: Lynne.glazer@gmail.com

Phone: 909-518-3363

Website: www.lynneglazer.com


Shannon Horton

Account Manager at DigitalFaces

Shannon is the owner of Digital Faces an online marketing and branding agency. Their company manages social media for a variety of companies and brands such as Regency Theaters, the Appraisal Institute, and a Disney voice over just to name a few. Shannon has done social media marketing classes for top companies like Keller Williams Realty, Century 21, and more! With 5 years in the online marketing field, Shannon continues to take companies and personal brands ahead of the curve in today's social media dominated world.

Phone: 661-317-8484



Suzi Vlietstre

Key Note Speaker

Whoa There! Like most of you, I was born with a love and passion for horses. When I started Hobby Horse Clothing Company that passion grew into a 30 year career. It has been my great pleasure to help people get Ready-to-Win by offer- ing style, value, and convenience in our western show apparel and accessories. Whether you’re showing for the first time, planning a wardrobe for a new horse, or simply looking for ideas and advice, I welcome you to our website and thank you for stopping by.

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Founder and President
Hobby Horse Clothing Co. Inc.


Lori Wilson

Horsetrader - Marketing Your Business

Finding the right combination of marketing tools to increase revenue and brand awareness is key in today’s business environment. How do you implement and maximize your exposure by using all the tools available – print, digital, video, social and more? Learn from a panel of highly successful product and service professionals in the equestrian market and find out how they’ve used those tools to increase sales and grow their business. 

Lori is Sales and Marketing Director at the California Horsetrader magazine and Horsetrader.com. She is also the classified advertising manager for Dressage Today, EQUUS, Horse&Rider, Practical Horseman, and Team Roping Journal magazines (Active Interest Media equine titles). Lori serves on the board of American Horse Publications, an equine media professional’s association dedicated to education, networking, mentoring, and recognition of publishing excellence. 

Contact info:
760) 546-1184


Stacey Turner

Ranch Management

Stacey began her riding career in 1965 at the age of 6 on the advice of an old gentleman running a pony ride in Lakewood Calif. who got tired of seeing her with her dad.  After searching through the phone book her mother found the "Lucky B Stable" in Holydale, Calif.  It was the only stable that offered a lesson program for kids 6 yrs. and older.  Toni Oppegard, the instructor, was very well known throughout the horse industry as a superior instructor until her untimely death in 1982.

Stacey was a student of Toni's from 1965 to 1974.  From 1974 to 1976 Stacey rode with Dennis Henderson, a renowned Hunter/Jumper trainer in Pasadena.  Riding with Dennis she showed on the A Hunter circuit and was successful throughout the Southern California division.

In 1976 she went back to Toni Oppegard's and began training, teaching and showing.  Stacey showed many Class A, Regional and National Top-Ten winners in many divisions.

In 1977, after showing a National Champion Hunter and Top-Ten Jumper at the Arabian Nationals in Albq. N.M., and graduating from high school, Stacey was a student at Cal Poly Pomona, majoring in Psychology and Animal Science. She continued riding with Dennis Henderson, Jane Shaw, Rocky Wright and Nicki McGinnis.

In 1982 Stacey Turner Training Stable was established at the Industry Hills Equestrian Center where she was training and showing National Top 10 winners and Equitation riders throughout the western states.

In 1984 Stacey moved to Norco and purchased Roy Traylor's facility where she was able to continue and advance her business as well as progress her knowledge of horses under the instruction of Roy.

Spanning a career of 55 years Stacey has seen a few barns in her time.  Running/Operating a barn, boarding, ranch, farm comes with it's own unique difficulties specially if you are servicing the general public vs. private operations.  Release forms, leasing contracts, farrier services, vet calls.  Will you offer lessons and contract with a trainer?  What are the hours of operation?  These and many more questions will be answered when Stacey speaks at the Equine Industry Symposium . 

Wesbite: www.staceyturnerstable.com


David Y. Yoshida

David Yoshida, Esq. is an attorney at Catanese & Wells located in Westlake Village, CA – a boutique law firm founded by Randy Catanese, Esq. that has specialized in equine related litigation for over 30 years. David has specialized in representing owners, sellers, and trainers of sport horses for three years in cases involving fraud in sales transactions, veterinary malpractice, boarding disputes, equine related injuries, and various other disputes. He also specializes in representing trusts and beneficiaries in estate disputes. Before working at Catanese & Wells, David worked at large law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area for 5 years representing banks, law firms, and other businesses in commercial disputes including antitrust, breach of contract, construction claims, and tort claims. David will speak on common equine related disputes in the horse industry and how they are resolved informally or through litigation.