The World Equine Expo™ will be held September 11-23, 2018 alongside the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International  Equestrian Center and Laura Kelland-May will be there as part of the Ask the Trainers Panel. “I am so excited to be a part of this key panel,”said Kelland-May. The line up of judges and trainers will answer  audience questions at the Coca-Cola® Stage, a key focal point of the Vendor  Village at the World Equine Expo™.

The Ask the Trainers Panel will feature experts in the equine industry and Kelland-May said “We will have to be on our toes because the audience can ask us questions about training their horses or about being a professional in
the horse business. It won’t be like a rehearsed interview!”

The Panel, made up of Laura Kelland-May (EC “S” and USEF “R” Hu/Ju/Eq Judge), Jodi Jones Lees (USEF “S” Dressage Judge), Paddy Downing-Nyegard (“R” USEF Hunter/Jumper/Equitation) , Barbro Ask-Upmark (Education Manager and Trainer Tryon International Equestrian Center) and will be moderated by Randi Thompson (Horse and Rider Awareness, Expert Witness/Consultant).

She continued, “There will be so much to do and see. The different disciplines of the WEG, and not to mention the Vendor Village, educational programming and Equus Film Festival. Being a part of it, presenting, and being able to make a difference to the equestrians there is a huge motivating factor for what I do.” She goes on to say, “The panel will provide an excellent way for the people attending the WEG to get answers to some of their burning questions.”

The World Equine Expo™, hosted September 11-23, 2018 alongside the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), is set to host an array of diverse programming that includes  renowned exhibitions, demonstrations, authors and speakers. The Equus  Film Festival and an extensive Art Festival will accompany more than 200  vendors in a family-friendly, immersive and interactive experience for all  World Equine Expo™ attendees. Access to the World Equine Expo™ and  all programming is included with any WEG competition ticket, but Grounds  Passes, which offer access to the general public facility grounds, can be
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Kelland-May has been and equestrian professional for over 25 years and  focuses on developing riders into knowledgeable equestrians by providing a  systematic and personal approach to their development. She is a licensed  official and, as she says, “seen it all”, from local back-yard training shows to  international competitions. As a speaker she gives insider tips on “what the  judge is looking for” and easy fixes for common problems found in the horse show.