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Event Details

2013 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Celebrating the Spirit of the Horse!

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013 (All Day Event)

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Bison Coach, has announced a top-notch lineup of clinicians and early details for the popular equine expo, to be held March 21 through 24, 2013 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo celebrates the spirit of the horse, in a fantastic horse fair, now in its 14th year. Utilizing the entire facility at Linn County, the Northwest Horse Fair features world class horse trainers and riders, a multitude of horse breed demonstrations and exhibits, an enormous trade show, education through clinics, lectures and demonstrations, and riveting equine entertainment – all for the enjoyment of Northwest horse lovers!


Chris Cox headlines the variety of equine experts providing daily clinics at the Northwest Horse Fair. A World Champion, Chris is a master rider, trainer and horse handler, working with fine tuned finesse in all aspects of horses, from starting colts to finishing performance horses. In addition to Chris Cox clinics, The Northwest Horse Fair will also offer first-class presentations by: Steve Edwards working with Mules and Donkeys; Mark Bolender conducting Competitive Trail clinics; Cliff Swanson presenting Western Dressage, Driving and English Pleasure; Jochen Schleese with SaddleFit4Life®; Rick Lamb from RFD-TV’s Horse Show Live; Peggy Cummings teaching Connected Riding®; and Raye Lochert offering General Training and Horsemanship. And that’s not all…. additional clinicians will be announced very soon.


The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo is pleased to bring back the popular All Breed Challenge, which debuted last year at the festival. Horses and riders from all disciplines are invited to sign up and compete for the 2013 contest. “This is your chance to show off your riding and training skills in a timed obstacle course that draws challenges from many riding disciplines”, said John Cloe, Event Manager and Founder. “Riders 12 years of age and older are eligible to compete and horses and riders may come from any type of riding.” Contestants could see obstacles from a multitude of riding disciplines, including jumping, trail, timed events, reining, dressage, and much more! Horse and rider teams are judged on accuracy, horsemanship, equitation and attitude of the horses. Mr. Cloe continued, “Last year’s event was really exciting to watch, with demonstrations of amazing horsemanship and great partnerships between horses and riders. The finale brought the house down with thunderous applause, as the top 4 riders showed off their incredible skills, competing for cash and prizes, and the title of All Breed Challenge Champion!” For more information and a participant application, go to http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/event-details/special-events/ .


For those wanting to get an early sample of what the expo weekend has in store, a preview of the weekend will be held Thursday evening, March 21. Spectators can root for their favorite horse/rider team in Round 1 of the All Breed Challenge, and stay for a potpourri of exhilarating equine entertainment, sure to delight audiences young and old!


The Northwest Horse Fair once again features a multitude of breeds, demonstrating their strengths and talents in the Breed Showcase and Stallion Review. Fancy, fuzzy, frolicking and full of life, these horses represent the huge variety of sizes, colors and abilities that make up the equine world. Accompanied by information that explains the nature, talent and fortes of each breed, these demonstrations are educational, entertaining and engaging. Additional equine entertainment will be provided throughout the expo weekend, with more details to be announced soon.


Nearly 70,000 square feet of trade show space fills two buildings at the Northwest Horse Fair, providing a vast area of shopping, education, and information for equine enthusiasts. Vendors from all over the United States offer a multitude of items for horse owners and horse lovers, including trailers, tack, clothing, feed, farm products, gifts, hats and much more. The shopping options for Northwest horse fans, is second to none!


Applications are now being accepted for participants in the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo.  Openings are available for: trade show vendors; sponsorships; Breed Showcase and Stallion Review participants; advertising in the event Program; clinic participants; and All Breed Challenge competitors. Applications can be viewed and printed from www.equinepromotions.net.


For more information on the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, go to www.equinepromotions.net, email jjcloe@equinepromotions.net, call 765-655-2107, or join us for late breaking details and excitement, on Facebook.


Sponsors for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo 2013 include: Bison Coach, the presenting sponsor; Andis; Coastal Farm and Ranch; KMTR; Northwest Rider, the official publication for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo; and Phoenix Inn & Suites, the hosting hotel for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo.


No pets are allowed at the Northwest Horse Fair, and videotaping of any event, by the public, is prohibited.

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