Sandy, Utah (February 4, 2020) – Horse arena footing has become a hot topic over the past 20 years. It’s evolved from a simple sand surface to precisely engineered layers of base materials with mixtures of carefully chosen sands, textiles, fibers, and rubber materials to protect and enhance our horses’ health and performance. Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian, Inc. will be the featured speaker for WEF’s weekly Lunch & Learn Series, February 27, 2020 at 11:30am. The topic: Footing Facts, an in-depth look at the effects that footing surfaces have on horses and the effect of riding on various surfaces over time. The Lunch & Learn lectures take place at the Wellington Club at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Click for info about registration
The Lunch & Learn Series is hosted weekly at the annual Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The series is an educational platform for horse enthusiasts aimed at expanding knowledge on a variety of equine related topics. Past topics have included farm management and maintenance, horsemanship and animal care, as well as emerging veterinary technologies and treatment methods. The series is a popular event and feature of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Heidi Zorn is President of Premier Equestrian, Inc. and an expert in arena surface design. Heidi is an entrepreneur and equestrian from Salt Lake City, Utah who has contributed to the standards and safety of equestrian competition. Heidi and her team of experts at Premier Equestrian contributed to the USDF 2015 edition of Underfoot, a definitive guide to arena construction and footing principles. Heidi Zorn is a sought-after speaker on the subject of arena footing and equine biomechanics as is it relates to arena surfaces. She has been a guest lecturer at Utah State University, The League of Agricultural and Equine Centers (LAEC) 2017 Footing Academy with Bob Keiser, Iowa Dressage & Combined Training Association, The Winter Equestrian Festival Educational Luncheon Series, the 2017 IALHA National Educational Series, and the 2018 USDF National Convention & Symposium.
Premier Equestrian is North America’s leading supplier of high-quality footing products, arena groomers, base mat systems, and arena consultation. As a recognized expert in horse arena footing Premier’s knowledge is used daily to help horse owners across North America improve arenas and footing. Premier Equestrian sells proprietary blends of textiles and fibers used to stabilize sand. Premier’s arena grooming equipment have features not found elsewhere. Also, Premier is the exclusive North American distributor for OTTO Sport arena base mats. Premier Equestrian products are used in a multitude of venues worldwide, most recently installed in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.