The Host Hotel for the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit is the



BOOK NOW: International Hoof-Care Summit attendees booking at the host Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza receive the lowest rate at the most popular and convenient hotel closest to the Summit's happenings. Book your room at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza online or by calling 513-421-9100 or 800-445-8667 (toll-free). Mention the code "IHCS" to get the special room rate of $128 per night.

NOTICE: We were made aware that several people were contacted by a person posing as an International Hoof-Care Summit staff member and offering to help them book their hotel room. If you receive a similar call please be aware that it is not legitimate. Summit attendees are responsible for contacting the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza directly to reserve their rooms. You may also book securely through the booking site set up for Summit attendees.



Experience an Unforgettable Stay Surrounded by Classic Architecture and Modern Hospitality

Open since 1931, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza — the host hotel of the International Hoof-Care Summit — is Cincinnati’s must-see hotel and a registered National Historic Landmark. The Hilton is centrally located in beautiful downtown Cincinnati at the corner of 5th and Race Streets. Adorned with rare Brazilian rosewood paneling, two-story ceiling murals and original German silver-nickel fixtures throughout, the Netherland Plaza is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco style and the perfect place to hang your hat after a long day of learning.

Benefits of staying at the host hotel include:

  • A special attendee-only room rate of $128, available for a limited time — book early!
  • Complimentary access to an indoor lap pool and gym.
  • On site convenience store, snack shop, news stand, barber shop and clothing store.
  • In-room high-speed Wi-Fi plus on-demand movies and premium HD channels on the large flat-screen TV.
  • Convenient indoor Skywalk access to all sessions at the Duke Energy Convention Center, giving you quick and easy access to your hotel room during meal and refreshment breaks.
  • Observation deck located on the 49th floor, where on a clear day you can see for miles in all directions, and three states (Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio).
  • A variety of hotel dining options, including Orchids at Palm Court, one of only 63 AAA Five Diamond-rated restaurants in North America, and ranked as OpenTable's Top 100 restaurants in the USA for seven consecutive years.
  • More networking opportunities! There are always attendees in the lobby and other public spaces of the host hotel before and after sessions, during meal breaks and after hours.



Fact #1: During one of many stays by Elvis Presley, he ordered a hamburger cooked well-done and loved it so much he went to the kitchen, found the cook and announced with a broad grin, “I just wanted to thank the person that made the best burger I ever had."

Fact #2: Cincinnati native and future recording artist and movie star Doris Day made her professional debut in the hotel’s big-band Pavilion Nightclub at age 15 in 1939.

Fact #3: During one of Bing Crosby's visits, a crowd gathered outside the hotel hoping to get a glimpse of the crooner. Existing the hotel, Bing climbed onto the back of his convertible and sang a few songs before the police cleared the way so he could drive off.

Fact #4: After England Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s 1930s stay, his personal secretary wrote in her memoir, “Mr. Churchill was quite enchanted. ‘It’s gorgeous. It’s magnificent. It’s s-s-simply s-s-splendid.’” (Churchill stuttered when excited). He loved the bathroom so much he had it copied at his country house.

Fact #5: The Netherland Plaza’s guestbook reads features a number of White House luminaries , including John and Jackie Kennedy, first Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush.


Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 AM.


Hotel valet parking is currently $33 overnight and until 3 p.m. on check-out day. Complimentary in and out privileges are included with the exception of departure day where there is a $10 re-park charge each time the car is brought around. The clearance into hotel valet is 6’6”.

In cold temperatures, the entrance garage door will open automatically when your car pulls close enough to the entrance door. Once open, drive through and the garage door will close automatically behind you.

SELF PARKING (Adjacent to the hotel)

Mabley Place Garage is located within the Carew Tower complex and attached to the hotel. The main entrance is on Race Street, third driveway on the left after passing the Hotel Main Entrance at the corner of Race and 5th Streets. There is an additional entrance and exit on 4th Street. This is a self-parking garage with a 24/7 automated pay station offering various hourly and daily rates. The clearance into the Mabley Place Garage is 6’8”.

Guests of the Hilton Netherland Plaza have the option of charging overnight self-parking at Mabley Place Garage, with in/out privilege, to their guest room at a cost of $28 per night and departure by 3 p.m. on check-out day. Bring your ticket with you to the front desk when you check in.

Mabley Place Garage can be extremely busy on some days, and you may arrive to check in when the "FULL" light is on at the entrance gate. In this case, press the "HELP" button on the gate and inform the helpline you are checking into the hotel. The helpline will lift the gate for entrance. You will not get a ticket, but should proceed to the front desk of the Hilton to check in. Let the guest agent know you parked at Mabley Place Garage. During your hotel stay and when re-entering Mabley Place Garage, if the "FULL" sign is lit, the validated parking ticket given to you when checking into the hotel will lift the gate to enter, even when the "FULL" sign is lit.

Questions about the International Hoof-Care Summit?

Contact American Farriers journal
by phone at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388;
by fax at (262) 786-5564;
by email at info@americanfarriers.com

To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Jeremy McGovern
at (262) 777-2410 or jmcgovern@lessitermedia.com

To learn about group attendance discounts contact Dallas Ziebell
at (262) 777-2412 or dziebell@lessitermedia.com

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