Sporthorse Seminars at Sea


     Our lecture series is an engaging, two-day program set in a classroom environment. Presentations are geared for those who have an interest in the correct principles of breeding, raising, training, and competing of sporthorse atheletes for dressage, show jumping, or eventing.  All levels of riders - amateurs and professionals - will benefit from these seminars.

     Guest Speakers are also available for personal consultations during the cruise to discuss the specifics of your riding, training, and sporthorse breeding decisions. We encourage you to bring photos or dvds of your horses,  and take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.



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"The featured speakers were excellent. I'm now inspired to apply my new found knowledge to my riding."  - Julia Peterson,  Sporthorse Cruise Guest  

Sporthorse Seminars at Sea

Thank you to our past Guest Speakers !

Willy ArtsDirector, KWPN-NA, owner DG Bar Ranch 

Natalie DiBerardinis - Managing Director, Hilltop Farm, Inc.  

Terri Miller-SteinerAward winning Equestrian Photographer and Artist

Steffen Peters - USET Dressage Olympian, FEI World Cup Champion   

Dr. Christian Schacht -  Breeding Director American Trakehner Association, Former Breeding Director Oldenburg NA, Conformation and Equestrian History lecturer

Silvia Steen -   Founder, The Silva Project (Corfu, Greece)    

Jeremy Steinberg  - Dressage clinician, Chronicle of the Horse columnist, Former USEF Dressage Youth Coach

Axel Steiner - World Cup and Olympic Dressage Judge, Horse Show Livestream Commentator  

Dr. Donna Stevens - LIcensed veterinarian and former University of Minnesota Veterinary School Professor               of Equine Surgery. Member of American Association of Equine Practitioners.  

Our popular enrichment program provides two full days of engaging seminars covering sporthorse breeding, equine management, training, and competing. Open discussion is encouraged. 

            Complimentary Private Consultations with our Guest Speakers are also available.                         Guests bring dvd's, photos and pedigrees to share with our experts.        

2022 Caribbean Cruise Guest Speakers 

Natalie DiBerardinis - Managing DIrector, Hilltop Farm, Inc.

Located on 400 acres in the Maryland countryside, Hilltop Farm is renown for their success in breeding and raising top quality sporthorses. Natalie oversees breeding stock, young horse development, and farm managment while supporting the U.S. breeding community through her affilations with the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders club, KWPN-NA Stallion Committee, the North American Stallion Sport Test committee,       and American Hanoverian Society Inspection Committee. She is also a member of the United States Sport Horse Breeders Association, and is Co-Chair on the USDF Sport Horse Committee.   Natalie returns for her second Sporthorse Cruise. 

Robert Jacobs, PhD - Equine Innovation Manager, Purina Animal Nutrition 

Dr. Jacobs' expertise in equine nutrition research includes performance horses, reproduction and growth, and gastro-intestinal health. In 2020, he was a featured  speaker at the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference, the largest event of  its kind in Canada.  Dr. Jacobs has a PhD in animal science from Virginia Tech, where he had research and teaching positions at the school's Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center.  He earned his masters degree from the University of Florida, and majored in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine.