Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea 2023 Information

Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea 2023 Information

25 March 2021


5 Days Western Caribbean from New Orleans, LA

Carnival Valor - Cozumel Plus
Jan 28, 2023 - Feb 2, 2023
Sat - Thu

Click here to view our itinerary. Ports of call: (Land days!)  Cozumel and Costa Maya, MX.  DO NOT BOOK online. You must book through our vacation planner, Jose. 

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea. 
January 28 (Saturday_ through January February 2 (Thursday). We know you may have questions and are here to guide you through the process. As a group, we have secured the best prices, seminars, and lots of fun just for you!

Guest must book through our Carnival vacation planner for inclusion in the group. 

Contact Jose here:  Carnival Cruise Line, 1 (800) 819-3902 ext. 82638 Give Jose the name of the group, which is the Horse Lovers Summit 2023, and our group booking number T42MR0.

IMPORTANT BOOKING NOTICE: There will be an additional charge to attend our seminars and activities for non-group members who did not book through Jose. Contact Jose and secure your cabin with him to join our group, get our perks, be eligible for door prizes and participate in our group activities. Non-group members must email their Carnival confirmation email to and put Horse Lovers Summit in the subject line so that we add you to our list. Non-Group members will not get perks offered with the group per Carnival Group booking rules.

Make sure Jose adds you to the 6 PM main dining room so Carnival can allow you to sit with our Horse Lovers Summit group. You do not want to miss this special time spent with group members. 

Group Perks
As part of our group, you will get a $50 per cabin onboard credit, a shared cocktail party, private entertainment, and educational seminars on sea days. A non-member must pay an activity fee of $75 to join the group. November 1, 2022, is the deadline for the payment.

Horse Lovers Summit Guest Speakers
Marty Adams, David Spears, Doug Sloan, Randi Thompson, and Debi Metcalfe. 
Others to be announced

Want to speak at the 2023 event? Fill out this form:  Speaker Interest Form.


All information is for internal use only.  Important Note: Don't forget to give us the link to your PROFILE page. There are many people with the same names and we want to make sure we invite the right person to our group.

Our first Horse Lovers Summit was in 2020.  We had so much fun together that we decided to cruise again in 2021. That was when the Covid pandemic changed our world. CCL postponed our trip until January 2022. We had a wonderfully fantastic time on both, far beyond our expectations. We hope to see you in 2023!

Horse Lovers Summit 2023 Facebook Page
You can join our Facebook page. Horse Lovers Summit on the Sea 2023 at

Horse Lovers Summit Private Group

Cruise Information
Ship: Carnival Valor. 

Sail dates: January 28th - February 2th, 2023

Home Port: (Where we get on and off the ship) New Orleans, LA

  • Meet and Greet Before We Cruise
  • There will be time for you to visit New Orleans after the cruise if want to extend your vacation.

We will be announcing our host hotel soon.

More Questions?
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IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the pandemic and the ever-changing restrictions and guidelines, we are going with the flow per Carnival guidelines and protocols. Hopefully, by 2023 things will be different than they are now with restrictions. However, we enjoyed fewer people on the cleanest ship ever in 2022.

*The rates posted in the artwork at the top of the page represent the cost on the day we updated this webpage. The rates can be different over time. 

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Debi Metcalfe, President of Stolen Horse International-NetPosse, and Randi Thompson, owner of Ladies Horse 
Society, speak at the 2022 Horse Lovers Summit. 

Group Perks




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This will be our home away from home for five fun-filled days! CLICK HERE to get to know the Carnival Valor

Details at a Glance
Sailing Date: January 28, 2023

Ship: Carnival Valor
Port: New Orleans
Nights: 5

For Early Arrivers on January 27th:
Group Hotel Rates and Group dinner

Welcome Aboard!
Activities \ Group dining \ Seminars \ Group games
Drawings at seminars


Day 1 - New Orleans / Departure 3:30
Day 2 - Seminars and Fun Day at Sea
Day 3 -  Costa Maya
Day 4 - Cozumel
Day 5 -  Seminars and Fund Day at Sea
Day 6 - Arrive in port at 8. am



MARTY ADAMS -  “Horse Feeds for Every Need”
Dr. Marty Adams is a technical service equine nuDr. Marty Adams is a technical services equine nutritionist for Cargill Animal Health & Nutrition. Cargill owns and manufactures Nutrena Horse Feeds, including SafeChoice, ProForce, Empower and Triumph brands, Legends, ProElite, and Progressive Nutrition Horse Feeds and Supplements. He was formerly the equine nutritionist and horse feed manager for Southern States Cooperative. Dr. Adams also served as an assistant/associate professor at Louisiana Tech University after graduate school. He was the equine nutritionist for Seminole Feed before taking the position at Southern States. Dr. Adams has two B.S. degrees from Missouri State University. He also has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri (Animal Science/Equine Specialty) and an ARPAS Equine (American Registry of Professional Animal Science) certification.

David Spears
David Spears currently serves as Police Chief at Savanna Police Department. Spears is now retired but has distinguished himself during thirty years of law enforcement experience as an Agriculture Special Investigator at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. He studied Criminal Justice/Criminology at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Among his other important assignments, Chief Spears has served as a law enforcement advisor to Stolen Horse International for over a decade, helping with many cases over two decades. Our cruise seminar attendees with learn more about the seedy underworld of theft and disorder in the horse industry and how to protect yourself through his presentation.

Doug Sloan is a respected horseman who has worked with various animals for many different purposes in the film industry. He specializes in horses and other equine species. He is highly sought after for his expertise because of his ability to get animals (especially horses) to perform numerous functions, on a deadline, in a safe manner. Working with animals in the film industry takes a highly skilled person who can get an animal to perform on production's timetable. Doug has worked with actors such as Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Richard Gere, Jody Foster, Martin Sheen, Sam Elliott, Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Danny Glover, Rob Morrow, Sam Neill, Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, and others in riding and driving techniques with horses & other livestock teams. 
Some of his television/film credits include Sleepy Hollow, West Wing, The Last Samurai, Hannibal, Gettysburg, and many more. You can read his resume here:

Randi Thompson

Randi Thompson is the CEO and founder of the "Horse and Rider Awareness Programs." "Horse and Rider Awareness," "Jumping Instructors Network," "Dressage Instructors Network," and "Movers and Shakers of the Horse World." Randi has been coaching professionals in the horse industry for over 35 years in horse and rider training, business, and marketing and has been a featured speaker at the largest equestrian tradeshows in the US, including the World Equestrian Games. Randi has worked with many breeds of horses and styles of riding in her career and has produced national winners in the worlds of dressage, hunter/jumper, western pleasure, and flat shod Walking Horses. Randi is a Certified Horsemanship Assn. Master Instructor and Clinician and a Horse Industry Legal Expert and Witness. Her website is

Debi Metcalfe
Debi Metcalfe never meant to become an activist. But everything changed the night of September 26, 1997. when Idaho, a member of the Metcalfe family for nine years, disappeared from her pasture. A search revealed a cut fence and hoof prints that ended abruptly where tire tracks began. Over two decades of service to the horse industry, Metcalfe became a recognized expert in horse theft education, missing horses, and equine ID. She has appeared on television and various radio programs, in newspaper and magazine articles, and speaks at national events, one of which was the World Equestrian Games. Her message is powerful and inspirational. Metcalfe, author of Horse Theft, Been There--Done That, is a graduate of UNCP and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, where she was one of  Awe-Inspiring Women Over 50. To learn more about Metcalfe's accomplishments, click the following link.

*The rates posted in the artwork at the top of the page represent the cost on the day we updated this webpage. The rates can be different over time. Book early to save money.

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