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Importing Irish Horses
Virtual Seminar Series

Importing Irish Horses

January 20, 2024 at 7:30-9:00 PM EST

Seminar Objective: A virtual seminar to help participants better understand importing Irish Horses.

Seminar will cover:

  1. Creating a wishlist

  2. Why Ireland is the place to find your “heart horse”

  3. The costs of importing

  4. Shopping: 

    1. Planning a trip vs. buying off video

    2. Going it alone vs. having an agent

    3. When to go abroad 

Participant Materials Needed to Participate

  1. An updated, working computer with high-speed internet.

  2. A headset and microphone.  Please check these with your computer before the session.  Computers with a built-in microphone can also work, but participants with excessive background noise will be muted if distracting from the session.  Microphone optional--if you cannot speak, you can type your questions and answers if needed.

  3. (Optional) A webcam or built-in computer camera.

  4. A Discord account.  (Please note: if you already have participated in a Camp Leaping Horn virtual clinic, you will still have access to the main server.  Registering for the seminar will give you additional privileges and access in the same server.)

Participants will be sent instructions to participate via email before the event.  PLEASE NOTE: the instructions will be sent to the email used to register.  Everyone is encouraged to log in at 6:30 PM on the evening of the seminar to be checked-in, be given an overview of the platform, and deal with any possible technical issues.  No refunds will be issued for tech-related problems if the participant skips this part of the seminar. 

Participants have access to tech support throughout the seminar, have the opportunity to participate in text, audio, and video channels (as desired).  

We strive to create an inclusive, educational, and supportive space for interested parties to learn and grow their sidesaddle knowledge.  No refunds will be issued if a participant is removed for belligerent behavior.  


Featured Speaker: Stephanie Swites

Stephanie Swites is the owner and head trainer of Irish Manor Stables, a boutique eventing facility located in Stockton, New Jersey. She specializes in importing and selling Irish horses for adult amateur riders in disciplines ranging from the hunter and jumper arenas to eventing and foxhunting. Stephanie is an American Riding Instructor certified instructor, United States Pony Club graduate, and Pressure Proof Riding Biomechanics coach. She is committed to thoughtful, goal-oriented, academic instruction for all her students. Stephanie has helped many adult riders find their heart horse by successfully matching them with her imported Irish Sport Horses, Irish Draughts, and Connemaras.

Learn more about Stephanie and her business,

Irish Manor Stables:






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