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March 2018 Cover Story: Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018

March 2018 Cover Story: Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018
NW Horse Source

Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse

 

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Akins Trailers, will Celebrate the Spirit of the Horse in Albany, Oregon, March 23 through 25, 2018 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center.

“The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is a family-friendly event, packed with good old-fashioned horse fun, and activities for horse enthusiasts of all ages,” says John Cloe, event founder and manager. “First-class clinicians, from across the U.S. will share their riding and horse training expertise in clinics and demonstrations.

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Clinician Josh Lyons will provide general horsemanship clinics at the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo. Photo courtesy Josh Lyons

“Our headline clinician is Josh Lyons (TN) of Lyons Legacy, who will present general horsemanship clinics. Kristi Wysocki (WA) will feature dressage; Steve Rother (WA) will conduct general horsemanship clinics; Elizabeth Graves (MN) will work with naturally gaited horses; and Julie Alonzo (OR) will offer Working Equitation clinics. Radio and on-line TV host of Speaking with Horses, Wayne Williams (WI), will also be on hand,” says Cloe.

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo will once again offer the Mustang Adoption Challenge, presented by the nonprofit organization Teens and Oregon Mustangs. This year will offer new horses, new competitors, and new challenges. Youth and adult contestants have just three months to train their horses for a series of competitive events held at the Northwest Horse Fair. The Challenge will feature Youth In-Hand, Teen In-Hand, Teen Riding, and Adult Riding divisions.

March 2018

The Mustang Adoption Challenge will offer new horses, new competitors and new challenges. Mustangs will then be available for adoption by live auction at the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo. Photo courtesy Alise Lamoreaux

On Sunday March 25, following announcements of the competition results, spectators will have a chance to take a mustang home through a live auction. Find more information on the Mustang Adoption Challenge 2018 at www.teensandoregonmustangs.org.

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo will host BreyerWest—a model horse event featuring model horse hobby demonstrations, model horse shows and equine-related workshops for kids and adults. BreyerWest will present an Open Model Horse Show and a Youth/Novice Model Horse Show, as well as free Stablemates painting for kids 18 and under. BreyerWest will also provide various hands-on workshops and free demos with hobby experts. For additional information and a full schedule of BreyerWest 2018 events, visit www.breyerhorses.com/breyerwest18.

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The Northwest Horse Fair offers daily performances by Spanky & Dally. Photo courtesy Alise Lamoreaux

The Northwest Horse Fair will provide exhilarating equine entertainment for spectators young and old. This year, audiences can enjoy the lively dynamic duo, Dally and Spanky, a miniature horse and daring little dog, as they entertain with amazing tricks, fun, and humor. The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe will provide captivating performances as their flashy high-stepping horses strut their stuff.

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The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe will provide captivating performances at the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo. Photo courtesy Sibbea Browning

Ramping it up a notch, the Rim Rock Riders Drill Team will perform precision patterns to music, with electrifying speed! And Endo the Blind—a horse with no eyes—will be ridden and shown at liberty by his owner, Morgan Wagner. The pair demonstrates extraordinary communication and trust.

A wide variety of equine breeds will exhibit their respective strengths, demonstrating the beauty and diversity of equine, in the Breed Showcase and Stallion Reviews. And the public can visit horses up close and personal in the stall barn, which is open to expo attendees.

The largest equine-related trade show in the Northwest will feature dozens of vendors from all over the U.S. and Canada. A wide-range of shopping treasures for horse enthusiasts will be found: horse trailers, clothing for rider and horse, feed, farm supplies and products, gifts, home décor items, services and much more!

For more information about the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, visit www.equinepromotions.net, email jjcloe@equinepromotions.net, call 765-655-2107, or join us for late breaking details on Facebook: Northwest Horse Fair & Expo (NWHF) and Twitter: @NWHorseFair.

Sponsors for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2018 are: Akins Trailer Sales (presenting sponsor); Beelart Embroidery (official event embroiderer); KMTR-TV (Youth Day sponsor); KRKT 99.9 FM; Logan Coach Trailers; The Northwest Horse Source (official publication of the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo); Phoenix Inn & Suites (hosting hotel for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo); and Wilco.

 

Originally Published March 2018 Issue

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