The Countdown is on…

May 11th, 2017 2:01 PM | No Comments

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June 9th -11th the Western States Horse Expo will open its doors, inviting horse lovers from all disciplines to an equine extravaganza.  2017 will mark the 19th year for this World famous horse expo at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California.

A destination experience that must not be missed, the Horse Expo will offer educational experiences like no other. The top listed clinic is a three day, all day clinic with World renowned classical trainer and coach Charles deKunffy. deKunffy teaches with equal dedication and thoroughness whether teaching a beginner rider or coaching an Olympic Gold Medalist. His classical training techniques cross many disciplines and have a solid foundation in Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping. The clinic at the Expo will host 10 riders, with seating available for auditors. To enroll as a rider or auditor, call the Expo at 800.352.2411.

Pat Pareli will wow the audience with his Saturday Night Savvy Spectacular

Pat Pareli will wow the audience with his Saturday Night Savvy Spectacular

The line up of educators for the 2017 Horse Expo is equally impressive. With clinics for every level and style of rider from basic horsemanship, to colt starting to Reining, there is something for everyone at this expo.  All of these below clinics are included with the cost of admission, which provides great value at just $18/day or $45/three day pass.  

Clinicians Include:

  • Pat Parelli, founder of modern day Natural Horsemanship and a complete program of developing both horse and rider
  • John Lyons, “America’s Most Trusted Horseman”
  • Josh Lyons, founder of Josh Lyons Certification Program
  • Warwick Schiller, reining
  • Jim Masterson, equine massage
  • Kalley Krickenberg, three days of colt starting
  • Brandi Lyons, fundamentals, confidence, control
  • Jochen Schleese, saddle fitting

With an additional focus on education the Western States Horse Expo University will also host a number of topics including health, nutrition, fitness and behavior. In addition there will be a trail symposium with experts on everything from long distance riders to mules to Dutch oven uses.

Acres of trailers ranging from stock trailers to living quarters offer shoppers the chance to compare features side by side

Acres of trailers ranging from stock trailers to living quarters offer shoppers the chance to compare features side by side

Looking for a new trailer? The “Rigs and Digs” section of Horse Expo will offer you the opportunity to check out trailers from many manufacturers and compare them side by side.  In 2016 over 20 manufacturers were showcased with acres of trailers ranging from basic stock trailers to the fanciest of living quarters.

Other events during the expo include an art show, Cowboy Dressage show, , Poker Rodeo (New for 2017), Young Rider Park, Breed showcase, BLM Adoption event and Staurday Evening Savvy Spectacular with Pat Parelli. Oh and don’t forget the shopping. The Western States Horse Expo will have all your shopping needs and desires covered with hundreds of exhibitors to choose from.

Shopping....oh the shopping!

Shopping….oh the shopping!

 

So much more than just a typical horse show, the Western States Horse Expo is a festival for those that love the horse.  Plan to meet up with your friends and add this expo to your calendar.  From education to

shopping, entertainment and food the Western States Horse Expo will have your senses in overdrive and your love for the horse renewed.

For more information, including clinic schedules, exhibitor lists and event descriptions or to purchase your ticket visit HorseExpo.com.

 

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