ALABAMA HORSE FAIR FEATURES NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HORSEMEN
known horse trainers and equine entertainers will be featured at the
Alabama Horse Fair Jan. 26-27, 2002, at Garrett Coliseum in
Daytime activities will
include a number of seminars and clinics from highly acclaimed
trainers and riders. Curt Pate, nationally known horse trainer and
technical adviser to the movie, "The Horse Whisperer,"
will conduct a ranch cow-horse clinic. Mitzi Summers, Level IV
Centered Riding instructor, will teach riders to achieve greater
harmony with their horses through control of their own body.
accomplished dressage rider, instructor and a U.S. Dressage
Federation Gold Medalist, will teach a clinic for all levels of
dressage riders. Bill Springer, American Quarter Horse Association
World Show judge, will teach hunt seat riders, western pleasure
riders and halter horse competitors what the judge is looking for in
Barrel racers as well as
roping and reining enthusiasts will have the chance to learn new
skills and tips from some of the best in their respective events.
Riders will be able to
observe the clinics, but there will also be the opportunity to
participate with their horses. To reserve a riding spot, e-mail
Rhonda Johnson-Bowles at JohnsonBowles@aol.com or phone at
"I think it's
tremendously exciting that so many top-notch trainers and riders
will be a part of the Horse Fair," says Dr. Cindy McCall,
Extension horse specialist. "It's a marvelous opportunity for
young people, in particular, to learn from the best."
entertainment is "The Horse Spectacular," a special
two-hour performance that includes the Tommy Lucia Review. Other
performances include draft team hitches, the nationally known
Positively Pasos Drill Team, cowboy poetry and songs, and a grand
prix dressage demonstration.
Visitors can view top
stallions of all breeds at Stallion Row and see over 40 breeds of
horses in the Breed Barn. Horse supply, equipment and service
vendors will be on hand, and a silent auction of horse- and nonhorse-related
goods and services will be held on both days. Educational lectures
about a variety of horse care, management and training topics will
be held both Saturday and Sunday.
Horse enthusiasts of all
ages will find information and entertainment at the Alabama Horse
Fair. Daily admission is $6 per person with free admission to
children under 6 years of age. The Saturday evening entertainment is
The Alabama Horse Fair
is hosted by the Alabama Horse Council, a proactive organization
dedicated to impartially representing the entire horse industry in
Alabama. For more information on the fair, contact Cindy McCall
at 334-844-1556 (day) or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.