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Dressage Talks - An Educational Event at UA's AMEC

  • 20 Apr 2024
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


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Join TDC for an afternoon of education!

April 20, 2024 starting at  1:30  

at University of Arizona's

Al-Marah Equine Center

4101 N Bear Canyon Road


1:30-2:30 Ann Baldwin - Heart Connection between Humans and Horses

2:30-2:45 Q and A with Ann

2:45-3:00 break

3:00-4:00 Elissa Hambright - Equine Massage & Essential Oils 

4:00 Walking Tour 

Speaker Bios

Ann Baldwin, PhD

Ann Linda Baldwin, PhD, is director of Mind-Body-Science and recently retired as professor of physiology at the University of Arizona. She is a HeartMath certified trainer, a Reiki Master and a certified trauma release exercise (TRE) provider. With these tools,  Ann helps people reverse the damaging effects of stress on mind and body. In addition, she has ridden and owned horses over the last several decades, volunteers for Therapeutic Riding of Tucson as a horse handler, and enjoys working with clients with her horse Major in equine assisted learning. She has published over 130 research papers and two books, “Reiki in Clinical Practice. A Science Based Guide” and “The Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice. Working with Clients to Manage Stress and Enhance Mind-Body Function”. Ann has received 30 years of funding from federal institutions and has served on review panels for National Institutes of Health. For the last decade her research has focused on the science behind horse-human interactions.

Elissa Hambright

Based in sunny Tucson, AZ, I'm not just your average massage therapist for horses and dogs; I'm their wellness advocate! My journey is all about embracing the power of essential oils and crafting a toxin-free haven for our furry friends.

But that's not all! I'm on a mission to empower fellow dog and horse moms to join me on this holistic adventure. Together, we'll explore the world of essential oils, wellness routines, and building online businesses. 

When I'm not busy spreading love to our four-legged companions, you'll find me in the saddle, mastering the art of dressage and working equitation. And let's not forget my years of experience in combined driving and as a certified veterinary technician!

Join me on this incredible journey towards wellness, empowerment, and a toxin-free lifestyle. Let's create a community that's as vibrant as our passions!

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