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The Professional's newsletter will provide you with news and updates relevant to professionals as well helpful professional tips and advice from our sponsors. We hope you enjoy. Tell us what you would like to see in upcoming issues! Send any comments or questions to myushja@gmail.com.

  Better Business Practices for the Equine
  Industry

Having more time. Concentrating areas of business that increase profitability. Having the resources to grow your business.

These outcomes are easier to achieve if you engage the services of a staffing specialist who can act as your human resources expert. This can happen in a one-stop-shopping environment by establishing a relationship with an Employee Management and Risk Evaluation partner.

The backroom tasks of payroll administration, tax preparation and adherence to federal and state employment rules and regulations are all responsibly handled by professionals. They are always up to date with the ever-changing rules and regulations. They are also in a position to anticipate changes before they become effective and are able to help you plan accordingly.

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  The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Liability Insurance –
  What Every Equine Professional Should Know

Additional Insured

In a world where the unknown and unexpected can happen at any moment, protecting yourself with adequate levels of insurance coverage is a must for everyone; it is especially important for the equine professional. As a professional you are committed to making equestrian activities as safe as possible for all concerned – your staff, your clients, visitors to your facility, even the horses themselves – but, despite every effort extended and every precaution taken, no one can completely eradicate the chances for an accident. With all the other duties and responsibilities on your plate, sometimes one of the last things you concern yourself with is your insurance coverage and at what level, exactly, you are being protected.

USHJA has gathered representatives from our three insurance presenting sponsors – Markel, LEGISequine.com, and Equisure – and asked them to elaborate a bit about specific items within your liability policy and how they affect the coverage you have.

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  Mary Babick Leads By Example

This New Jersey-based trainer and educator is set to take over as president of the United States Hunter Jumper Association.

Whether Mary Babick is standing at the in-gate of a national championship horse show or a local one-day competition, her philosophy never wavers: If a student has the desire and capacity to learn, than Babick will take her wherever she wants to go.

“If you are willing to learn, I love to teach,” she said with a smile. “It’s as simple as that.”

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  Feeding Horses Before Travel

Kentucky Equine Research Library

USHJA members have access to KER newsletters The Weekly Feed and Equine Health Review. These newsletters provide the most current news and research for equine nutrition. USHJA members can sign up for the Weekly Feed and Equine Health Review newsletters on the KER website.

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  Four Signs Your Barn’s Marketing Plan is
  Working

By Elisabeth McMillan

During my early years as a horse professional, most of my time and resources were spent on the horses and riders I worked with - not on marketing my business. At that time, I was rather ignorant about marketing and believed that true career success would deliver all the business success I needed.

I thought clients would be able to identify the benefits of doing business with me simply because of my knowledge and track record. It did not occur to me that I might actually need to explain how these things would benefit them. I did not realize that the hallmark of a good marketing program is not "fluffy self promotion" but its ability to clearly communicate with both current and potential customers the true value of doing business with you.

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  How to Communicate with a Farrier

This article is presented to members of the USHJA by the American Association of Professional Farriers - a Educational Partner of the USHJA. For additional information regarding equine hoofcare USHJA members are encouraged to visit the AAPF website - www.ProfessionalFarriers.com

Proper hoof care is paramount in successfully owning and maintaining a horse. Most horse owners hire a farrier to trim and maintain their hooves to keep them healthy and worry free. This article will help you learn how to communicate efficiently with your farrier to ensure you get the optimum service available.

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  USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

DATE

CLINICIAN

LOCATION

CONTACT

November 9-11, 2012

George Morris

Buffalo, NY

Susan Schoellkopf

November 23-25, 2012

George Morris

Hampshire, IL

Diane Carney

December 10-11, 2012

Stacia Madden

Alpharetta, GA

Jonna Wilks

December 15-16, 2012

Bernie Traurig

North Salem, NY

Alan Bietsch

January 7-8, 2013

Bernie Traurig

Greenvale, NY

Mary O'Connor

January 19-20, 2013

Bernie Traurig

Frankfort, KY

Elaine Schott

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.