Western States Horse Expo begins today


The Western States Horse Expo will be held in SacramentoHorse enthusiasts will be visiting the Cal Expo in Sacramento, California this weekend for the 11th annual Western States Horse Expo. The event runs through Sunday, June 14 and includes sales, clinics, demonstrations and more for riders of all disciplines.

Headliners for this year’s Expo are natural horsemanship trainer John Lyons, champion reiner Stacy Westfall, and three-day eventer Stephen Bradley. Other featured clinicians and presenters include Cowboy Dressage trainer Eitan Beth-Helachmy, carriage driver Muffy Seaton, and equine photographer Carol Walker. Additional presentations will be offered on topics including saddle fit, trail riding, dressage, equine chiropractics, and horse camping, among others.

Featured events include the Magnificent 7 All-Around Stock Horse Championships, Equine Dream Art Show, The Extreme Mustang Makeover, Breyer West model horse show, and the Western States Horse Sale. The Young Rider park offers horsey activities for kids at the Expo.

The Western States Horse Expo runs from 9 to 7 on Friday and Saturday, and 10 to 5 on Sunday. For more information on the Expo, visit horsexpo.com.


  1. John Lyons, Stacy Westfall, Mustang Makeover…… Agghhhhh, I really want go!! D:
    It sounds really awesome. I hope whoever does get to go has a great time and learns a lot 😀

  2. I just went today and yesterday it is soooo fun! The mustang make-over was AMAZING!!! I met Stacey Westfall and got her autograph 🙂

  3. I went on Friday, and had a blast! I spend more than i should have, but it was all worth it! This was my first time going, but i am definatly going next year. We saw some of the demenstrations, including the mounted shooting(which was cool). I was bummed because we missed Stephan Bradley, who i REALLY wanted to see. Oh well. Great fun though. And AMAZING deals!

  4. Expo was so much fun this year! Did anyone see the Driving Darby? I think it is the best kept secret at expo. It consists of horses and ponies (and minis!)doing obstacle courses at speed. most are driven singly but there are often pairs or tandems. It is to much fun.


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