Equestrian lovers will be galloping to the Pa. Farm Show complex beginning Thursday for four days of horse education, entertainment and shopping during the 12th annual Pa. Horse World Expo.
During the event, visitors can learn to train their horses with the help of national and international clinicians, watch competitions (like the exciting Trail Champions Challenge) and shop for just about everything that has anything to do with horses.
A Musical Equine Variety Show presents drill teams, freshly dressage, western dressage, tricks and other displays of horsemanship.
Other featured exhibitions are the Parade of Breeds, Opening Ceremonies, and Stallion Avenue Demonstration, each held daily.
Some of the clinicians who teach seminars by day will be performing in the popular Theatre Equus production Friday and Saturday night.
Among them is trick trainer, movie trainer, stunt man and “Equine Extremist" Tommy Turvey, Jr., whose horses trust him so completely they accomplish dangerous stunts no other horse trainer has attempted.
Theatre Equus takes place at 8:30 p.m. and has a separate admission of $12-$24.
The expo itself runs Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children 7 to 12. Children under 7 are admitted free. There is an $8 parking fee.
How is the Mn Horse expo?
I wanted to go the big azz world horse expo and didn't make it (yet). I did manage to go to the Peruvian Paso Nationals in Tx, years ago. It was a blast!!!! I still have a T shirt from it. I refuse to throw it out. lol.
A few hundred years ago I went to the Kansas City Royal. :D
No I didn't go to ride, I was totally a spectator. It was a good thing, I'd have fell off a lot due to all my rubber necking.
I know of one place you might be
Able to volunteer.
Have you ever attended the MN Horse Expo? It is held every year (3rd weekend in April) at the MN State Fairgrounds.
One year, I volunteered to walk horses for the children's pony rides. It just consisted of walking around and around, leading a horse with kids on them.
This would at least give you an opportunity to meet some other horse-centric people. Express your interest in volunteering, and get to know some people in the horse world.
I can find you a link if you are interested?