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Press Release

Terrie Meyers or Stan Croy
Heartwood Arabians

April 10, 2002


Heartwood Arabians of Carleton, MI is hosting a charity benefit exhibition on Thursday, May 16, 2002 for the Stepping Stones Therapeutic Riding Program in Monroe, MI. In the exhibition, Dan Sumerel, renowned equine behavioralist and trainer, will demonstrate the unique training philosophy and methods of his Sumerel Training System by working with 1-2 horses that he has never seen before. The exhibition is open to the public for a $10/person minimum donation. All proceeds will go to the Stepping Stones Therapeutic Riding Center in Monroe, MI.

The benefit will be followed by a 2-day Sumerel Training System Workshop, May 18-19 at the Heartwood Arabians facility. Students in the workshop may participate as observers ($95) or as active participants receiving one-on-one instruction from Dan as they work with their own horse ($195).

Dan Sumerel specializes in teaching horse lovers how to clearly understand what their horse is trying to communicate to them and, more importantly, how to respond in a way that encourages the horse to want to cooperate with the handler - no matter what the breed, age or gender of the horse. More about Dan Sumerel and the Sumerel Training System can be found at

Stepping Stones, a non-profit organization that has served the Monroe/Wayne County area since 1979, provides horseback riding therapy to children and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. Depending entirely upon volunteers from the community, the Stepping Stones program is also certified by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).

For more information, contact Terrie Meyers or Stan Croy at 734-586-8361, e-mail at, or Sharon Ford of Sumerel Training System, 877-339-4900, 540-463-6813 [fax],

Breeders' Incentives

Heartwood Arabians is offering breeders a lock on stud fees. Book a full price breeding to *Ortel and lock in the price of future breedings. We think you'll love your *Ortel foals - breed back at the same fee that you pay for your first breeding. Call or e-mail for more information.


Heartwood Arabians
2877 East Labo Road
Carleton, MI 48117
(734) 586-8361

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