The 18th annual International Hoof-Care Summit is moving from a live in-person to a virtual event due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came after months of thoughtful consideration and information gathering, according to International Hoof-Care Summit Director Jeremy McGovern.

"During the past 6 months, our hosts in Cincinnati have frequently updated us on how the pandemic could affect the January 2021 event," McGovern says. "Throughout this process, we understood that our attendees would have to follow various safety protocols established by the state of Ohio and city of Cincinnati."

Every year, hundreds of hoof-care professionals attend the International Hoof-Care Summit to immerse themselves with dozens of thought-provoking ideas and profit-building tips to put to immediate use in their foot-care practice. No other event in the industry provides such an extensive and well-rounded hoof-care agenda.

The Duke Energy Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati worked to find alternative solutions to these challenges, but after analyzing the restrictions currently enforced, and weighing the uncertainty around whether these would be reduced prior to the late-January IHCS, McGovern decided the move the Summit to a virtual event.

"The restrictions are just too prohibitive for the Summit to operate at the standards attendees expect," he says. "We realize the importance of continuing education for the hoof-care industry, so we are finalizing the details of the virtual IHCS. This will give you unprecedented access to equine footcare education at your convenience." 

More details about the virtual IHCS will follow in the coming weeks. 

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