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The Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Jr. Family Lectureship on Equine Management will include outdoor laboratory sessions on the King Ranch focusing on an array of equine care and management topics. It will be a hybrid event, offered in person or virtually. • Photo courtesy of King Ranch Quarter Horses.

King Ranch to Host Equine Management Event

The historic King Ranch will offer an equine management educational learning opportunity next month as both a virtual and in-person event. 

The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) will host the Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Jr. Family Lectureship on Equine Management as a hybrid event from May 10-12, simultaneously delivered online via Zoom and in-person in Kingsville, Texas.

Whether riding trails, trotting across big country, sorting pairs, or competing in the arena, equine athletes are a valuable asset. The equine management lectureship is taught by nationally recognized equine professionals and is a fantastic place to refresh horsemanship knowledge. 

The Event

Over three days, board-certified experts, practicing veterinarians, and professionals in disciplines spanning the equine industry will apply current science to the daily use, management, and care of horses.

In addition to classroom instruction, the lectureship will include outdoor learning sessions on the King Ranch. Instructors of these sessions will apply current knowledge to issues related to infertility, lameness, and obesity; parasite management, preventative health care, and common illnesses; and dental care, proper nutrition, and emergency care. Each session will provide hands-on learning opportunities and a chance for attendees to evaluate body condition, perform basic first aid maintenance and teeth floating, ultrasound mares, and more. The outdoor learning sessions for the participants in Kingsville will be recorded and made available to the virtual attendees by May 26.

Horse owners, ranchers, and enthusiasts alike will benefit from the course that is aimed to sharpen equine care knowledge and grow networks. The last day of the lectureship on May 12 will conclude with a traditional South Texas lunch at the Calera Camp on the Santa Gertrudis division of King Ranch.

Registration for the event is $400 and includes workbook materials, refreshments, and lunch. During the registration process, you will choose either in-person or virtual attendance. View the agenda, register, and learn more at krirm.tamuk.edu/equine-management or call 361-593-5401.

About King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM)

Created and endowed in 2003 by the King Ranch family in celebration of the legendary ranch’s 150th Anniversary, KRIRM is the only ranch management master’s program in the world. As part of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the Institute educates leaders to make a positive impact on the ranching industry and keep the ranching heritage alive.

The 43 alumni of KRIRM collectively manage 5.7 million acres of ranchland and wildlife habitat; 150,000 head of breeding cows; and 491 employees. Rancher learning opportunities are also provided to the industry through lectureships and symposia, which have educated 6,193 individuals from 39 states and 7 countries. Learn more about KRIRM and its commitment to the ranching industry at krirm.tamuk.edu.