Alabama Horse Fair Features Top-Notch Clinicians
The 19th annual Alabama Horse Fair is coming to Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery Feb. 28 – March 1 and will feature some of the nation’s top equine clinicians.
“This year’s horse show has a little bit of everything for people who love horses,” said Alabama Farmers Federation Equine Division Director Nate Jaeger. “It’s a family-oriented event with something for everyone.”
Pat Parelli, Dan James, 2014 Extreme Mustang Makeover Winner Taylor McIntosh and Jim Swanner will headline clinics at the fair.
Parelli is known for developing natural horsemanship concepts taught on three continents, and James is the 2012 Road to the Horse International Colt Starting World Champion and 2014 Reining Cup Freestyle World Champion.
Saturday will feature a parade of breeds, a national model horse show and seminars with demonstrations of Olympic events, dressage and jumping classes, reining and drill team.
Sunday will culminate with riders competing for cash in an obstacle course competition.
Vendors offering tack, clothing, equipment, trailers and vehicles will have displays inside of the coliseum both days. Entry, including parking, is $10 per person. Children six and under get in free.
Setup for the model horse show begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Kiwanis Room at Garrett Coliseum. The event starts at 9 a.m.
Open entry fees are $35, and children’s entry fees are $25. All competitors are required to pay the Alabama Horse Council gate fee of $10 per person.
Times for seminars, clinics and other events will be announced in February on AlabamaHorseCouncil.org.