Horse Event Calendar – May 2007

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    3 – 6 The IHSA National Championship Show
    College students compete in Hunter Seat Equitation, Western Horsemanship, and Reining as part of the Eastern States Expo. West Springfield, Mass.; http://www.ihsainc.com/

    5 The Kentucky Derby
    Churchill Downs will host the 133rd “Run for the Roses.” Lexington, Ky.; www.kentuckyderby.com/2007

    6 – 12 Be Kind to Animals Week
    It’s the perfect time to donate your labor, money or used horse equipment to an equine rescue group.

    11 – 13 New York Horse World Expo
    Enjoy something different every day with a wide variety of demonstrations, seminars and clinics. Featuring a multitude of clinicians such as Julie Goodnight, Scot Hansen, Lynn Palm and Stacy Westfall, the event also includes Theatre Equus: A Musical Equine Review. Syracuse, N.Y.; http://www.horseworldexpo.com/

    12 Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
    Do you have an emergency plan for your horses? Check out these links, and make sure you’re prepared if ever you’re faced with a disaster.

    Emergency Plan

    Emergency Contact Information 

    Emergency Preparedness: Survival Stories

    14 White House Horses
    Last day to see this historical exhibit on display at the White House Visitor Center. Washington, D.C.; http://www.whitehousehistory.org/02/subs_horses/01.html

    14 – 19 The NRHA Derby
    The show features the Derby Spotlight Sale, Collegiate Reining National Championships and more. Oklahoma City, Okla.; http://www.nrha.com/

    18 – 20 Ride the West Horse and Ranch Expo
    Clinics, demos, shopping and more. Spokane, Wash.; http://www.ridethewest.net/

    19 – 20 HLA Sidesaddle Clinic
    Clinician Dene Masengill shares experience traveling, showing, teaching and foxhunting in the sidesaddle. Lebanon, Ind.; http://www.hoosierladiesaside.com/.

    20  High Hope Steeplechase
    One of Lexington’s premier social events, including tailgating, terrier races and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit a number of equine charities headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park. http://www.highhopesteeplechase.com/

    24 – June 3 The Devon Horse Show and County Fair
    Features hunter, jumper and roadster competition, plus a county fair, with plenty of food and fun. Devon, Pa.; http://www.thedevonhorseshow.com/

    25 – 27  Great Lakes National
    Barrel racers turn and burn at the show that “Guarantees a good time!” Gifford, Ill.; http://www.nbha.com/

    26  Thoroughbred Adoption Day
    At Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center in the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.; http://www.thoroughbredadoptions.com/

     

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