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The Louisiana Equine Council Annual Meeting
The Louisiana Equine Council Annual Meeting

Sat, Jan 14


Yambilee Building & Ag Arena

The Louisiana Equine Council Annual Meeting

Celebrating 18 Years! Education, Inspirational Talks, Good Food, Camaraderie! You don't want to miss this! We appreciate your registration to this free community event!

No tickets are required! Simply RSVP!
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Time & Location

Jan 14, 2023, 9:30 AM CST

Yambilee Building & Ag Arena, 1939 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570


About the event

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m.  Building Opens for Vendor Set up 

8:30 a.m.  Building Opens to LEC Members for Vendor Booth Visitation & Membership Renewals & Purchases(This can be done ahead of time, right here on our website!)

9:30 a.m.     Opening Introduction, Master of Ceremonies-Robbin Rosalis, LEC Board Member

                        Daniel Lyons, LEC President - Welcome

                        Silent Auction Opens for Bids

                        A Variety of Items including a commssionied Pencil Portrait by Artist Olivia Jenkins of Cajun Crown Designs

                       Daniel Dauphin, Cooking Outdoors Demonstration - Authentic Cowboy Coffee & Cowboy Coffee Cake -  

                       Tent Area in the Front

9:40   a.m.   Howard Cormier with Equisure Insurance Representative

10:00 a.m.  Danielle Vale, Treasurer's Report

10:15 a.m.   Sharyon Thompson, LEC Secretary's Report

10:30 a.m.  Howard Cormier, LEC Membership Report

10:45 a.m.  Dr. Neely Walker -  Funding from the Equine Promotion & Research Board--Current Projects  & How It Works

11:00 a.m.   Senator Heather Cloud

11:15 a.m.    Dr. Rachael Cesar Martinez, USDA - Equine Health Ideals & Projections for Our State

11:30 a.m.    Senator Bob Hensgens

Noon Break - Complementary Lunch Prepared by Lisa S. Bell (Shrimp Creole) *Seafood Provided by the Louisiana Seafood Board

Daniel Dauphin, Cooking Outdoors Demonstration & Taste Testing  (Irish Guiness Pork Goulash) -Tent Area in the Front (Limited Quantities - Allergic to Seafood?  Be the first in line!)

12:45 p.m.     Bill Rodier, Executive Director, St. Landry Parish Economic Development - Future Equine Park Goals

                         & Aspirations

1:15  p.m.      LEC Hall of Fame Awards

                         Busy Bee Group Recognition (LEC Youth Volunteers)

                        Silent Auction Closed- Winners Announced

1:30 p.m.     Daniel Dauphin - You Think You Know Bits?  Think Again

2:15 p.m.     Afternoon Break -  Booth Visitation & Venue Change to Back Arena

2:30 p.m.     Emily Whitehurst, Proper Equine Saddle & Pad Fitment

3:00 p.m.    Jessie Jordan - Horsemanship - Moving All Body Parts Indivdually & Collectively

3:45 p.m.     Daniel Lyons, LEC President - Closing Remarks

Purina, Cajun Crown Creations, NRCS, The Hay Booth, Dauphin Horsemanship, Louisiana Hemp Extractors, Appaloosa Horse Club and the Red River Carriage Company  are just a few that will have booths at our annual meeting!!!!  Many more!  The LEC Trails Captains will be manning the LEC Booth and you don't want to miss the intermittent Knot Tying sessions presented by Howard Cormier booth side.  A representative from Equisure Insurance will also be live via phone to answer questions about YOUR LEC insurance coverage. 

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