If you are in to anything horses then you know all about the Western States Horse Expo (or HorsExpo per their website address or logo), one of the largest equestrian events certainly in the West if not the whole United States. This year’s Horse Expo will take place once again at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California, their new home for the past two years since leaving their longtime venue, Cal Expo, in 2018. Horse Expo will run from June 11th through the 13th.
The Horse Expo has it all. This year’s Horse Expo features clinics, demonstrations, competitions, and, of course, world class shopping. New to this year’s Horse Expo will be the Wine Concourse. Wineries from El Dorado and Amador Counties will be pouring a selection of favorite wines for your to discover. The Wine Concourse will be offered Friday and Saturday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm and tickets are $48 daily.
If you feel your horse knows his or her way around some difficult obstacles, they can tackle the challenge of the Western States Obstacle Buckle Series. The Obstacle Buckle Series will run all three days of the Expo. If you attend all 3 events, you will automatically be in the Buckle Series! A beautiful silver buckle from Molly’s Custom Silver will be awarded to the high point in Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced! You can register for the Series by clicking here.
One of the favorite exhibits for horse lovers is the Horse Expo Breed Pavilion. The Pavilion allows breed associations to education the public about the benefits of their favorite horse breed. You’ll see many different types of horses here including paso finos, andalusians, and gypsy vanners. Which one is right for you?
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Tickets for Horse Expo are $30 for a single day pass. Parking is $10 per day. Kids 10 and under are free. For more information, please visit https://horsexpo.com/. Up to the minute information is available on Horse Expo’s Facebook page.