1 Happy New Year!
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.;
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