Jeff Mellott Headlines Annual Horsin' Around Conference at UNL

Dec. 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Jeff Mellott will headline the 23rd annual "Horsin' Around" conference Feb. 28-March 1, 2015 in the RB Warren Arena at the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.

Mellott is a professional All-Around-Horseman from Andover, Kan., and a AQHA & NSBA judge, past president KQHA, and KQHA Volunteer Award 2012. Mellott is a trainer of multiple World and Congress Champions and is one of the industry’s best teachers. His goal is that each rider enjoys the journey to his or her own success in and out of the arena. For the first time in 17 years, Mellott is now taking outside customers and works with Youth, Amateur & Select riders. He specializes in All-Around horses & exhibitors, especially Horsemanship, Trail, and Western Riding. Mellott will focus on Western Horsemanship, English Equitation and Trail during the two day event.

Also speaking at the event will be equine veterinarian Amy Cook and Danielle Burn of Omaha.

Dr. Cook grew up in rural Nebraska where she was very involved with the 4-H horse program.  She received her bachelor’s degree from UNL and spent several years working in a variety of equine disciplines prior to returning to vet school.  In 2013 she received her DVM from Iowa State University and went on to complete a one-year hospital internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital in Elgin, Ill., before returning to Nebraska and establishing In Touch Equine Veterinary Services..

Danielle Burns of Omaha prides herself in an honest straightforward approach of working with youth and amateurs of all levels and ages. Burns’ primary focus is performance events, and she specializes in Western Pleasure at AQHA and APHA shows. She is also an AQHA, NSBA and POA judges. Burns also enjoys pairing horses and riders together that make great teams. 

The conference begins at 9 a.m. both days and is open to participants of all ages. Adult registration is $30 for both days or $20 for one day. For youth 18 and under, the cost is $20 for both days or $15 for one day. If the clinic doesn't sell out, registration will be available at the door for adults at $40 for both days and $25 for one day and for youth at $30 for both days and $20 for one day.

No phone-in registrations are accepted. For more information or a registration form, call 402-472-6411, email kanderson1@unl.edu, visit the Horsin' Around website at http://horse.unl.edu or the UNL Horse Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/UNLhorse.

Kathy Anderson, Ph.D.
Animal Science
402-472-6414
kanderson1@unl.edu