Equine Wellness Fair 2017

Join us for a day on the Farm exploring new and ancient alternative and complementary therapies applied to the Equine world.

Meet the experts and experience firsthand the healing powers of the industry's most powerful and consistent Photonic light therapy instrument the "Aah Light". Watch the Bluetooth technology of the Equinosis lameness diagnostic tool in action. Discover local practitioners or the healing arts of Reiki and compression massage!

 Lectures and demonstrations to begin at 10:15 topics include:


Holistic nutrition, Myofascial Release, yoga on horseback, saddle fitting, homeopathic medicine, reiki, acupuncture, aromatherapy, going barefoot, emergency response and much more!! 

Meet some of the exhibitors

Casey Sugarman
Casey Sugarman

Casey has been gathering unique experiences as an animal behaviorist and also as an organizational operations expert for many years. Sugarman spent 10 years in exotic animal case management as veterinary biologist at Boston's New England Aquarium and was co-designer of the Aquarium's Public-Interactive Veterinary Hospital. Sugarman has translated decades of behavior/choice-intense experience into applications that improve human social dynamics.

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Tobi Keitmeier
Tobi Keitmeier

The BEMER signal has a positive influence on your horse’s entire body, and effectively stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. It is also responsible for the stimulation of “rest and digestive” activities. The application of BEMER before training, competitive riding, or transportation aids in the tranquility and comfort your horse experiences. Through the use of BEMER Vet products, your horse will benefit from faster recovery, regeneration of muscle tissue, and more efficient hydration.

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SAT & SUN, APRIL 22-23
Rain or Shine


$15 per person per day
$25 2-day pass

Our Sponsors

Schedule of Speakers

Saturday, April 22

10:15 - Saddle Fit

Saddle fit is one of the critical components in a successful relationship between horse and rider.  If the fit is not right, neither partner can be expected to perform to the best of their ability. Asking a horse to work in ill-fitting tack may even cause permanent damage over time.

Jaime Kinnear

11:00 - OSCAR Behavioral Diagnostic

OSCAR stands for “operant spatial (for) cognitive angle reach/reversal.”
Translation: these are the brains (of any species) that have at some point learned that reaching out to touch another living being (or fear-inducing object) is likely to cause their own demise.  OSCAR is an as yet undescribed subcategory of healing PTS.

Casey Sugarman

11:45 - Lymphedema Care

If your horse has been diagnosed with equine lymphedema and you need answers, or simply want to understand this condition, please join us for the informative discussion.  

Theresa Mueller

11:45 - Phonic Light Therapy

Demonstration of this safe, non-invasive and painless method to promote the body's own immune system responses through cell rejuvenation.

Marty Whittle

12:30 - The Barefoot Horse

Discuss holistic approaches to horse care & management from barefoot trimmer and alternative wellness with practitioner Sara Muirhead

Sara Muirhead

1:15 - Equine Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Liz Squire

1:15 - Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being.

Kim Neville

2:00 - First Aid and Vital Signs

Connecticut Equine Clinic will teach you the vital basics to help your horse until the vet arrives.

CT Equine Clinic

2:45 - Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient method of therapy and is used in a wide variety of human and animal disorders. Acupuncture was first described by the Ancient Chinese and consisted of stimulating designated and precise points on the surface of the body by the insertion of fine solid needles or by application of heat (Moxibustion). More recently, a variety of techniques that utilize modern technology have been developed including electrical stimulation, the implantation of substances and low power laser acupuncture. 

Dr. Chip Beckett

2:45 - Equine Dental

Learn why your horse needs more than an apple a day to keep the dentist away from the Academy of Equine Dentistry.

Joe Wysocki EqDP

3:30 - Disaster Preparedness

In one year 300,000 people are driven from their homes and sustain $120 million in property loss due to fire and flood. Learn what preventative measures you can take and how you can get those calendar boy firemen on your farm for a proper inspection to familiarize their team with your set up in the event of an emergency.

CT Horse Council

4:15 - Moving the Horse that Can't Move

"For us horse owners, losing your horse can be as significant as losing a member of the family...and we are here to help make it as painless as possible."

CT Horse Cremation

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10:15 - Holistic Health and Nutrition

Scott and Cathy will answer questions and talk about various natural options regarding equine nutrition, diagnostic points, and muscle testing.

Cathy Languarand / Scott Lesinski

11:00 - Myofascial Release

Equine Myofascial Release Therapist Cathleen Peabody will discuss the benefits of this alternative therapy used to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.

Cathleen Peabody

11:45 - BEMER Technology

Holistic support for horses

Positive effects of the BEMER application:

1. Promotes recovery and regeneration

2. Reduces muscular damage

3. Reduces stress (during transportation or competitions)

4. Improves water storage in the tissue

5. Supports recovery after an injury

The BEMER signal is the key to health!  Endorsed by Linda Tellington Jones

Tobi Ketmeier

12:30 - Holistic Physical Therapy

"If people are able to better understand animals, I believe they gain a better understanding of themselves. CranioSacral therapy and TTouch truly transform animals and people. The power of a gentle touch from a dog's tongue, a horse's muzzle, a cat's paw, or a human hand, really can change our world."

Sally Morgan

1:15 - Equi Yoga

By learning to breathe correctly, engaging the diaphram and becoming aware of specific muscle groups, you can then unite with your horse's energy. Parts of the body which might be locked can be addressed and opened. The horse's response to your awareness of all individual body parts and their connection to him is the reward.

Marty Whittle

2:00 - Kinetic Taping

Kinesiology taping has been around for 30 years. It recently made made its way to the USA and has become more mainstream in the athletic world by its prominent appearance at many sporting events including the Olympic games.

Christine Taylor

2:45 - Positive Reinforcement Teaching

Are you interested in reading and speaking horses' body language more fluently?  Do you want to feel your horse move fluidly, freely, and happily?

Rebecca Hathaway

3:30 - Equinosis Gait Analysis

Eggleston Equine, LLC is an equine-only, ambulatory veterinary practice located in Woodstock, Connecticut dedicated to providing the highest level of medical care and superior client service. See blue tooth technology pinpoint lameness with this cutting edge technology!

Dr. Aimee Eggleston

ASPCA Help a Horse Day

"Be a part of Ray of Light winning a $25,000 grant!

Come and learn while supporting the Farm way beyond your $15 entrance fee. "


Put us on the map with the ASPCA!   Help us serve our animal and people community now and well into in the future!

Be a part of Ray of Light winning a $25,000 grant!

Ray of Light Farm

Come learn about our animals and where they come from, including  Premarin Foals, Nurse Mare Foals, and horses destine for kill auctions.  Most importantly learn how you can volunteer and help us help them!

Animal Sanctuary and Animal Assisted Therapy

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Sunday, April 23

Arcadia Group