January Horse Events

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    1  Happy New Year!

    5 – 10  The Arizona National Horse Show
    features cutting, reined cow horse, 4-H/FFA,
    Saddlebred and American Quarter Horse
    competition. North Scottsdale, Ariz.; www.anls.org

    6 – 7  North Carolina State University
    offers an advanced level Horse Judging Course, featuring
    in-depth training specifically in western and hunt-seat classes.
    Raleigh, N.C.; NCSU Extension Horse Husbandry, (919) 515-5784.

    7  America’s Horse Championships
    American Quarter Horses take center stage when the one-hour special airs live on NBC Sports Television, 1:30 p.m EST/10:30 a.m. PST.

    12 – Feb. 4  The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
    gathers for it’s 111th year of western tradition. Fort Worth, Texas; www.fwssr.com

    13 – 14  Top horse trainers and educators Lynn Palm and Van Hargis
    offer training techniques at the North Carolina Horse Council
    Horse Training Clinic. Raleigh, N.C.; Extension Horse Husbandry, (919) 515-5784.

    18 – 21  Maryland Horse World Expo
    Hundreds of vendors, educational seminars,
    mounted demonstrations and more convene.Timonium, M.D.; 
    www.horseworldexpo.com

    24  The Winter Equestrian Festival
    begins for hunters, jumpers and dressage, continuing
    through April 7. Wellington, Fla.; www.stadiumjumping.com

    27 – 28 Carolina/Virginia Horse Volunteer Leader Training Conference.
    Adults interested in becoming volunteer youth leaders are invited to
    attend. Greensboro, N.C.; Extension Horse Husbandry, (919) 515-5784.

    27 – Feb. 3 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 
    In addition to performances by more than 60 writers
    and musicians, this year’swill also feature ranch tours,
    cooking workshops and panel discussions. Elko, Nev.; www.westernfolklife.org

    30 – Feb. 2  Themed “Meeting Hoof-Care’s New Challenges”
    the International Hoof-Care Summit promises more than 40 top professionals
    and 65 hours of hoof-care education. Cincinnati, Ohio; www.americanfarriers.com

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