EVENT CANCELLED – SEE MESSAGE BELOW
March 12, 2020
Last night the Governor of Oregon announced a ban on all gatherings over 250 people effective immediately for a period of four weeks. This leaves us with no choice but to cancel the 2020 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo scheduled for March 20-22 in Albany, Oregon. It is an unavoidable but heartbreaking turn of events for all of us involved.
We know this leaves many of you with questions. Please be patient with our office as we navigate the logistics this involves. We will continue to communicate and have more solid answers for you in the upcoming days. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Mark your calendars for March 26-28, 2021 and plan to enjoy the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo again.
Judith Anne Cloe
Owner, Northwest Horse Fair & Expo
March 13, 2020
Answers to our 2 most frequently asked questions in the last 24 hours:
Q – Will you be rescheduling?
A – No. The logistics of that are simply too overwhelming to attempt that. It takes us a full year to plan the expo. We are instead just focusing on next year’s event March 26-28. So far the majority of our clinicians from this year have tentatively agreed to come next year.
Q – What if I purchased tickets already?
A – You have a 2 week period to take your tickets back to where you purchased them for a refund. OR you can keep the tickets and they will be honored next year.
We thank you for your patience as we navigate the enormous task of cancelling such a large event.
It’s a “round-up” of horse lovers! The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Akins Trailer Sales, is held annually in March, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2020 celebrates 21 years, providing the largest event of its type in the Northwest! The Northwest Horse Fair is a family-friendly event, with activities for horse enthusiasts of all ages! Expo attendees can take in top-notch horse trainers, see exciting equine entertainment, breed demos, special events and attractions, plus shop at our gigantic equine-related trade show! Three venues run concurrently over three days, in addition to the trade show and special events – all for one low admission price to the expo grounds!
Horse enthusisasts can enjoy first-class clinicians from across the U.S., sharing their riding and horse training expertise at the Northwest Horse Fair. The expo has hosted Olympic champions, World and National Champion riders and trainers, as well as clinicians coming up through the ranks. Clinicians share top training tips for all levels of riding and training, from entry level riding enthusiasts to top competitors. A wide range of disciplines is often represented, such as reining, gaited horses, trail, dressage and more! And seminars, demos and workshops spotlight areas of interest to horse owners and horse lovers alike, including such topics as: horse health care, safety, nutrition, saddle fitting, trail riding tips, clipping and much more!
Exhilarating equine entertainment is always popular at the Northwest Horse Fair, providing delights to spectators young and old! An array of attractions is featured each year, which have included: vaulting; cowboy mounted shooting; theatrics on horseback; daredevil trick riding; cavalry reenactments; and fast-paced precision drill teams! Costumes, color, and choreography – all combine for creative fun with horses!
The expo also features demos with magnificent horses – representing a multitude of breeds, colors and disciplines, in the Breed Showcase and Stallion Reviews! Horses may show fancy footwork, work at liberty, provide historical depictions of horses, or even perform in clever costumes! A wide variety of equine breeds exhibit their respective strengths, demonstrating the beauty and diversity of horses. Plus the stall barn that houses the horses is open for the public to visit!
The largest equine-related trade show in the Northwest feature dozens of shopping booths encompassing two buildings! Vendors from all over the U.S. and Canada provide a shopping paradise for expo attendees! Shopping treasures for horse enthusiasts can include: trailers, clothing for rider and horse, saddles, bridles, feed, farm supplies and products, gifts, home décor items, services and much more!
The Northwest Horse Fair management enjoys making expo attendance possible for young horse lovers, who are the future of the industry! Sunday at the horse fair is KMTR Youth Day! Children 12 and under get in free that day when accompanied by a paying adult. In addition, 4-H and Pony Club members aged 13 to 18 years, can get in free Sunday, with their club ID cards.
For more information about the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, go to www.equinepromotions.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 765-655-2107, or join us for late breaking details and excitement, on Facebook (Northwest Horse Fair & Expo (NWHF)) and Twitter (@NWHorseFair).
The Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts in the region, covering the care, training, keeping and enjoyment of horses, with an eye to the specific concerns in our region.