Advanced Equine Hands-on Seminar

Come join IVAS in sunny Corpus Christi, Texas, for a hands-on advanced equine seminar on Saturday, May 4, 2024, presented by Rick Schafer, DVM, CVA. This one-day event will focus on some common and not so commonly seen cases in equine practice.

You can expect 6-10 horses to be diagnosed and treated with your participation during this daylong event. Just a few of the items to be covered will be to use of acupuncture points to accomplish some chiropractic adjustments utilizing myofascial kinetic lines. Identification and treatment of Dai Mai blockages, myofascial trigger points, and toxic scars.

Date: May 4, 2024
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location of event:
Glenoak Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.
1517 Glenoak Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

Dr. Rick Schafer
About the Presenter

Dr. Rick Schafer graduated from Texas A & M University Veterinary Program. He was awarded the Small Animal Veterinarian of the year by the state of Texas in 1989. He was certified in Acupuncture by IVAS in 1994 and was the US IVAS Course Coordinator for over 25 years. He has been actively involved with IVAS and served on the IVAS Board of Directors as the Treasurer for over 6 years. He is the Owner of All Creatures Acupuncture, where he treats horses in Texas, Colorado, and Indiana, and one of the veterinarians for the Texas State Aquarium.

More Information on flights, lodging and transportation:

Flight Information

Fly into Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP). Airlines that service this airport are American Airlines, Southwest, and United.

The airport is located about 20 minutes to the equine event.


There is no host hotel for this event so you will need to find your own lodging. There are many other
hotel locations downtown in the Corpus Christi marina area.
Some hotels close by the barn.

Close to the Barn: (3.5 miles about 7 minutes)
Candlewood Suites Corpus Christi-Naval Base Area
9225 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, 78418

Candlewood Suites Corpus Christi-Naval Base Area, an IHG Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas -

Closest to the barn: 2.6 miles 5 minutes

Executive Residency by Best Western Corpus Christi
9305 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78418 United States

Executive Residency by Best Western Corpus Christi | Hotel Rooms

Little further close to the beach (10.7 miles about 17 minutes)

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Corpus Christi North Padre Island
15209 Windward Dr, Corpus Christi, TX, 78418

Corpus Christi Hotel | Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corpus Christi-N Padre Island (


No transportation is provided by IVAS.
Rental cars – You can rent a car at the airport, there are most of the major car companies to choose from.

Uber/Lyft – Both of these options are available for you to and from the airport and to the barn and back
each day.

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