SICAB 2015 combined many of the strengths of the events of the past with the innovations of today. Moving SICAB to mid-November meant that the weather was superb and the crowds came out in droves. New footing in the arenas allowed for better competitions as well.
The 2015 Annual USPRE Member Reception was a resounding success once again. Tanya Duffey, from the USPRE office, met with many breeders, new breeders, new owners and members and was able get questions answered. She signed up new breeders, processed paperwork and transferred ownership of horses, among other services. “It is a working week for me,” said Tanya, laptop and files open at a desk in the ANCCE office space. Joan Mack, USPRE Executive Director, expressed gratitude again to breeders Jesus Jimenez and Dr Ariel Martinez for welcoming USPRE into their booth this year. Even though we had a smaller space, our placement right in front of LaRaza restaurant meant we had plenty of room to host this year’s reception and welcome many new and old friends. We were in the center of activity for the entire event.
Additionally we were honored to see our old friend and former ANCCE president, Javier Conde, join the current ANCCE president, Juan Tirado, in wishing our president, Kimberly Boyer, the very best as she moves from the position of president of USPRE after January 1, 2016. ANCCE was generous with its time to USPRE and offered support with many of our questions going forward. We are grateful for the ease of our working experience with ANCCE management and staff.
We enjoyed visiting with all the American breeders who came to see us, along with many new breeders from North America. If you missed it, make a note and don’t miss SICAB 2016!