Equine enthusiasts throughout the Southeast can saddle up for an exciting array of activities at the Alabama Horse Fair in Montgomery’s Garrett Coliseum March 5-6.
Sponsored by the Alabama Horse Council (AHC) and supported by the Alabama Farmers Federation, the event features top international and national equine professionals and live demonstrations. The fair includes well-known clinicians Dan James, Lynn Palm, Steve Edwards, Lisa Wysocky, Franklin Levinson, Larry Whitesell and Alabama’s own Taylor McIntosh.
“Nearly every riding discipline will be represented at the fair, and the always-popular Parade of Breeds demonstrates how various breeds specialize in particular events,” said the Federation’s Nate Jaeger.
“There’s also lots of activities that focus on youth involvement such as the model horse competition,” said Jaeger, who is the Federation’s Equine Division director. “The ‘Show Me Barn’ clinics will be open both days and allow attendees close contact with equine professionals such as veterinarians, trainers and farriers.”
Numerous vendors, specializing in everything equine also will be at the fair, Jaeger said. Items for sale and display include riding attire, tack, nutrition information and horse trailers.
The fair is open 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. March 5 and 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 6. Parking is free, and admission is $15 each day. Children 6 and under get in free.
For more information about the AHC, visit AlabamaHorseCouncil.org. or call (205) 678-2882. The AHC is a nonprofit organization that impartially represents Alabama’s horse industry.