2021 Annual Meeting Speakers
Echo Tapping - Charlotte Cannon
Charlotte Cannon Charlotte Cannon grew up in VA horse country showing hunters, foxhunting and riding TB racehorses. She was invited at 15yrs to move to Keswick to ride and show, a few years later moving to Middleburg continuing to ride and show, and finally in 1989 she moved to SC where she lives on her Fox Point Farm today.
In SC her horizons were broadened by western horses and natural horsemanship. With career highlights of 6 APHA World Championships, multiple wins at the Washington International Horse Show as well as being asked by Pat Parelli to develop a global natural horsemanship kids' program, she has excelled in all types of riding with many breeds.
Today her focus is on developing riders and horses with her unique combination of skills both on the ground and in the saddle. Her 'Showing Naturally Demo Team' travels and inspires audiences into searching deeper and developing a deeper relationship to achieve higher goals.
Her love of the TB horse has brought her back to her childhood, and she is an active advocate for the OTTB, publicly developing several recent OTTBS for the Retired Racehorse Project's $100,000 TB Makeover as one of their highlighted trainers. https://www.foxpointfarm.com
Equine Dentist – Dr. Mike Cissell DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Dr. Mike Cissell, a Kentucky native, graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. From there he moved to Blacksburg, Virginia to complete an equine surgical and ambulatory internship from 2005-2006. Dr. Cissell began his equine surgical residency at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and finished in 2009. He then remained at the VMCVM as a faculty member where he stayed until 2014. Dr. Cissell successfully passed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons certifying exam in 2011 to become a board-certified surgeon.
In 2014, Dr. Cissell moved with his family to Prescott, Arizona where he joined a private practice as the sole surgeon. While working in Arizona, Dr. Cissell continued to also work in academia as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Midwestern College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, while out west, Dr. Cissell spent one year as the technical vet for a small biotech company that focused on regenerative medical therapies. In 2019, Dr. Cissell and his family returned to the east coast when he joined North Carolina State University as an emergency surgeon at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Cissell grew up in Kentucky spending his summers on his aunt and uncle’s horse farm. During this time, he competed initially in Western Pleasure, followed by English riding. Once Dr. Cissell began his undergraduate studies at Murray State University, he joined the college rodeo team where he competed for multiple years in the steer wrestling event. During his free time, Dr. Cissell likes to spend time with his wife and their three children. They are all avid outdoors people that enjoy camping, hiking, exercising, and mountain biking.
South Carolina Equine Associates
South Carolina Equine Associates is a full-service equine veterinary medical facility, located in Camden, SC. The professional and courteous staff at South Carolina Equine Associates seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. South Carolina Equine Associates strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Camden and surrounding areas. http://southcarolinaequine.vetstreet.com/