EQ1110 North Carolina August 2012

ETC INC. Presents:
EQ1110 Equine Myofascial Release Techniques Level II
North Carolina:  Workshop Fact Sheet
August 2012  Tuition:  $995.00

DATE:  August 25-27, 2012

COST:  $995.00.  Students also need to purchase a $25 length of event pass
from the BEC office.  Please contact them at the number below.

TO REGISTER:  Click Here

INSTRUCTOR:  Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, PT, EEBW, NCTMB, and CMT

DAYS:  August 25-27, 2012.  Saturday – Monday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Please note:  It is not unusual for this class to run until 5:30pm.
Please do not plan to leave early and consider this when making travel
arrangements.

LOCATION:  Biltmore Equestrian Center
One Approach Road
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
828-225-1454
http://www.biltmore.com/visit/equestrian/default.asp

PLEASE!  Do not disturb or contact facility owners and managers with questions about the course content.  They kindly provide this facility for the courses.  For course information; please contact the Equine Therapeutic Center office at:  mailto:animalmfr@gmail.com or 540.721.4545.

PREREQUISITE:  Please note:  Horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety a must!  You must feel comfortable and secure picking up horse’s legs and leading all types of horse personalities/dispositions.
Strongly suggested:  Knowledge of equine anatomy and veterinary vocabulary.  If equine anatomy and veterinary terminology is new to you, please register for the free course:  EQ50:  Precourse Distance Equine Anatomy Course which can be found at: http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=73.  While it is not important that you complete the EQ50 before attending if you are at least familiar with some of the vocabulary and all of the skeletal system, it will make the course easier for you.  If you have taken the EQ100:  EEBW certification course, you are well prepared for the MFR course.

RULES:
Dogs:  As a courtesy to the facility owners and management we have added to our lease agreement that Equinology participants will not bring their dogs or other animals onto the facility site.  Please make off site arrangements.  Leaving animal(s) in the student’s vehicle while attending this course will not be tolerated.
Children:  Please arrange for your children’t daycare off site.  There are many animals on this site with lots of activity and distractions.
Cell Phones:  No mobile phones are allowed on during the course at anytime.  If for some reason you need to listen for a call, please place your phone on manner mode (vibrate).  If you need to make a call during break time, please step out of the classroom to do so.
Speed Limit:  5 mph
Smoking:  No smoking is allowed on this site.  Pack your gum!
Parking:  Parking is Free/Overnight Camping & Horse Boarding Available – Please Contact Biltmore Equestrian Center Office at 828-225-1454 for reservations.
Attire:  You must have comfortable hard shoes for the practical portions.  No tennis shoes are allowed for this portion.  Finger nails must be trimmed back before you will be allowed to work on horses.  If you have acrylic nails please plan to have then cut down before class.  Please do not wear watches and other jewelry that may scrape the horses.  If you are wearing rings, plan to place tape around them as not in injure horses.  Clothing must be comfortable, professional and clean.  Shorts that cover a good portion of your thigh are allowed in hotter climates.  Shirt must at least have short sleeves, no tank tops or sleeveless shirts please for safety issues.  Please pull long hair back during practical sessions with the horses.  For the sake of those sensitive to scents please do not wear perfumes and strong scents.

REGISTRATION AND HOURS:

We ask that everyone be punctual with registration at 7:45 am on the first day.  Class will start at 8:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm daily.  As noted previously, it is not unusual for this class to run until 5:50 pm.  Participants are asked to take this into consideration when arranging their travel itinerary.  Out of respect for you classmates, it is important that you be prepared and on time daily for your class.
While class is in session several breaks are provided throughout the day with an hour for lunch.  Coffee, tea, water and fruit are provided during the day.  A cooler and microwave will be on site.

WHAT TO BRING

BOOKS:   The book Facilitated Healing Through Myofascial Release – Putting the Pieces Together for Horse and Rider  by Ruth Mitchell Golladay is provided to the student as part of the class and will be distributed on Day 1 of the class.
Equine anatomy book (optional)

Clothing:  Depending on weather and area dress accordingly
Recommend layered clothing
Some climates are temped while others can be brisk during morning and evening hours with substantially warmer temps during day hours.  Although the classroom is heated, some students like to bring a small blanket to throw over their legs in the morning if they tend to get cold.
Gloves if weather is cold (style without fingertips)
Hats/caps (optional)

Shoes:  Sturdy (boots etc) while working with horses (no tennis shoes)

Supplies:  Notepad, pen or pencil, highlighters or colored pencils (minimum 4 colors), clipboard
Camera (optional) Digital or Traditional.  Film and batteries
Audio recorders (optional)
Insect Repellant (optional depending on time of year and location)

Please ask the instructor’s permission in reference to recording with audio and/or photographs while attending this course.  Use of camcorders or other video equipment including cell phones and digital cameras with video mode is prohibited while class is in session.

REFUND POLICY:
The $300 non-refundable, non transferable deposit is required to register for this course.  The remaining balance of the tuition and fees ($695) is refundable provided ETC, Inc. receives written notice from the participant no later than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the course.
NO refunds after this time for any reason.  Our instructor’s contract policy allows us thirty (30) days cancellation after which we are locked into our agreement.  If you are unable to attend this course you may sell your spot to another individual providing that person has met the course prerequisites.  Please notify the office for the data correction.  ETC, Inc. reserves the right to cancel workshops due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to low enrollment at which time all tuition and fees (including the deposit) collected for the purpose of enrollment will be refunded.  ETC, Inc. cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by registrant resulting from canceled or postponed workshops.  ETC, Inc. recommends that registrants secure travel insurance.

IMPORTANT:

Please note that the tuition balance ($695) must be paid in full thirty (30) days prior to the first day of this course.  Any remaining balance of the tuition will not be accepted at the course.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Ruth at 540.721.4545 or email at:  mailto:animalmfr@gmail.com.

LODGING:
ETC, Inc.  and associates are not responsible for reservations, conditions or rate changes of the following lodging options.  The facilities listed here for your convenience and not as recommendations of this company.  Please let us know if any should be removed from this list.  In addition to the hotels listed below, there are many other lodging options available near the facility if you wish to search further.
Students may bring their own horses and primitive camping is available.  Reservations must be made in advance through the BEC office at 828-225-1454 and students must pay for boarding/camping separately.
Camping $15 per night/person
Stalls $25 per night/horse
Paddock $20 per night/horse

Biltmore Hotels in Asheville, NC

Asheville Green Cottage
25 St. Dunstans Circle, Asheville, NC 28803
(828)-707-6563
info@ashevillegreencottage.com (Bed & Breakfast – 1 mile from main gate)

Baymount Inn Biltmore
204 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 274-2022 (approx. 1/2 mile from main gates)
http://www.baymontinns.com/Baymount/control/home

Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall
890 Brevard Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 665-4000 (approx. 4 miles from estate)
http://comfortsuitesbiltmore.net/

Econo Lodge Biltmore
190 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 254-9521
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-asheville-north_carolina-NC178

Grand Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village
11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC
(828) 505-2949 (just outside main gate of Biltmore)
http://www.bohemianhotelasheville.com

Hampton Inn Biltmore Square
1 Rocky Ridge Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 667-2022 (2 exits from Biltmore exit – approx. 10 minutes to estate entrance)
http://www.ashevillehamptoninns.com/

Homewood Suites By Hilton
88 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC
(828) 252-5400 (approx. 4 miles from estate)
http://www.ashevillehomewoodsuites.com/

Howard Johnson
190 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 274-2300 (approx. 1/2 mile from estate entrance)
http://www.hojo.com/HowardJohnson/control/Booking/property_info?propertyld=01304

Inn On Biltmore Estate
1 Antler Hill Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 22501600 (on estate property)
http://biltmore.com/

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Asheville-Biltmore Square Mall
1 Wedgefield Dr. Asheville, NC
(800) 345-8082 (2 exits from Biltmore exit – approx. 10 minutes to estate entrance)
http://www.ihg.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/avlbm?_PMID+99616042

Sleep Inn Biltmore
117 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 277-1800 (approx. 1/2 mile from estate entrance)
http://www.sleepinn.com/hotel-asheville-north_carolina-NC261

Super 8
1329 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 298-7952 (approx. 4 miles from estate)http://www.super8.com/Super8/PropertyMapper/00179

Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore East
1430 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC
(828) 298-5519 (approx. 4 miles from estate)
http://qualityinnbiltmore.net/

TRANSPORTATION:

AIRPORT:

Airport:  Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
61 Terminal Drive
Fletcher, NC 28732
(connecting service through Charlotte, NC (US AIR) and Atlanta, GA (Delta)
Airport Info:  www.flyavl.com

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:
AVL-Airport Ground Transportation
828-209-3660

CAR RENTALS:  Major rental car agencies are available at all airports.  Please visit the airport site for a list of companies.  It is strongly suggested that you make your reservation with them before you land and ask for a quote.
Alamo 800-227-7368 www.alamo.com
Avis
800-331-1212 www.avis.com
Budget
800-527-0700 www.budget.com
Enterprise
800-261-7331 www.enterprise.com
Hertz
800-654-3131  www.hertz.com
National
800-462-5266  www.nationalcar.com

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO SITE FROM AIRPORTS:
Please note:  During commute traffic these estimated times may be longer
Directions to Biltmore Estate From Asheville Regional Airport:
1.  Start out going SOUTH on TERMINAL DR toward RENTAL CAR DR. 0.6 mi
2.  Turn LEFT onto NEW AIRPORT RD/NC-280. Continue to follow NC-280. 2.7 mi
3.  Turn LEFT onto HENDERSONVILLE RD/US-25.  Continue to follow US-25. 8.0 mi
4.  Turn LEFT onto LODGE ST (Gate access required). 0.1 mi
5. 1 APPROACH RD.

Biltmore Estate (Main Entrance Gate)
1 Approach Rd Asheville, NC 28803
Total Travel Estimate:  19 minutes / 11.37 miles

From main estate gates approx. travel time is 10-15 minutes to Equestrian Center area
From main gate:  Follow Approach Rd. to ticketing checkpoint then follow BEC (Equestrian Center Signs-brown signs with horse head).
From ticket check point: Stay straight 1.5 miles to 4 way stop.  Turn right and go past Deer Park barns approx. 2 miles.  Turn left at stop sign and go approx. 1.5 miles (passing lake on right).  Shortly after passing lake, the road will change to gravel.  Follow gravel road approx. 1.5 miles along river and past paddocks.  Equestrian Center parking lot will be on left.  Class will be held in indoor arena at top of hill past barns.

For exact directions from your hotel or home visit:  http://maps.yahoo.com or www.mapquest.com