Posted: Monday 26th Sept 2016
Start Planning for Convention 2017
Our ride season is coming to a close, and it’s time to start thinking about wrapping things up and getting ready for the 2017 Convention! Meg Sleeper will be this year's keynote speaker. PNER Vice President Tiffany Buob is working hard on the schedule, so please let her know if you have any special ideas or interests. She has retained an additional meeting room near the Atrium for some small group discussions. The room will be used for vets, juniors and ride managers’ meetings; contact Tiffany to propose additional uses for the space.CONVENTION DATES: January 27-28, 2017 LOCATION: Embassy Suites, Portland AirportRESERVATIONS: 503-460-3000 #2. Please use reservation code: PNW. We have a few rooms blocked starting on Wednesday, January 25th for the early birds; 25 blocked for Thursday, January 26th. If you have any issues, please contact Tiffany at 509-750-8439 so she can get it cleared up with the hotel. They would like us to have our reservations made by the first of January, so don’t hesitate! You can cancel later if you need to, but get them booked early.SPECIAL CONCESSIONS: Complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast for all sleeping suites; evening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 for all sleeping suites; complimentary Wi-Fi in all event spaces, free parking. Suites are $119 +tax per night and sleep up to six in the standard two double bed suites. REGISTRATION: There will be a registration form printed in your next PNER newsletter. It will also be available on this website. Looking forward to seeing you all there for some education, shopping, awards banquet and dance!
Posted: Monday 26th Sept 2016
Convention 2016 was a great success
PNER’s annual convention took place January 28 - 31, 2016, at Embassy Suites in Portland Oregon. Attendees enjoyed the bustling trade show and plenty of social time in between educational presentations. The used tack sale, used saddle sale, and raffle raised money for PNER while participants came away with some great deals. PNER business was conducted throughout the weekend as various committees meet, the general meeting was held, and the 2016 Board of Directors convened. The event culminated with an awards banquet on Saturday night, where bespangled PNER members, leaders, and volunteers were recognized for their (and their horses!) accomplishments and contributions.Many thanks to our keynote speakers, Dr. Susan Garling house and Robin Ryner, for sharing their knowledge with convention attendees. Lee Pierce, Susan Summers, and Heather Wimer also gave fantastic presentations. We also thank the many volunteers who managed the consignments and raffle, and all the vendors who made the trade show such a hit. Convention couldn’t happen without you.PNER leadership works hard to make Convention happen, and they did a fantastic job. One of the best ways to thank them is by putting next year’s convention on your calendar. Save the date for January