Annual UNL Horsin' Around Conference Jan. 14-15


Robin Frid of Pilot Point, Texas, will be the 2012 featured presenter during the 20th annual Horsin' Around conference Jan. 14-15 at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.

Frid's niche is all-around horses and during the two-day Horsin' Around conference he will show his methods in a variety of areas including showmanship, trail, horsemanship and English equitation, said Kathy Anderson, extension horse specialist at UNL.

Frid, who opened his winning training facility in 2006, works well with youth and amateurs, Anderson said.

"He is a 20 year veteran of the competitive circuit and he has produced some of the most talented and awarded horsewomen and men in the last decade," she said. More information about Frid can be found on his website at

Registration for the event opens Dec. 1 and closes Jan. 7. The 2012 conference is limited to the first 450 paid registrations. Anderson said to register early as some conferences have sold out.

Other presenters at this year's conference include Mikki Nienhueser and Kathy Potthoff. Nienhueser serves as the animal emergency coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in which she works to develop plans and provide training opportunities for responders in animal health incidents. Potthoff is a UNL 4-H youth development extension educator. She has presented 4-H educational programs on the national, regional, state and local levels in positive youth development, volunteer development, cultural education, outdoors, companion animals, horse and other animal science areas.

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, cost is $25 for both days or $20 for one. 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 to register, call (402) 472-6411 or e-mail More information can be found at or on Facebook at

Horsin' Around 2012 is sponsored by UNL Extension in the University's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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