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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