Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Maryland Horse World Expo

from horseworldexpo.com:

Horse Expo Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium MD



WHAT?

The 19th Annual Maryland Horse World Expo

"From Tee-Shirts to Thoroughbreds, if it’s got a horse theme you can find it at the Maryland State Fairgrounds when the 19th Annual Horse World Expo returns to Timonium, January 16-18. Horse World Expo is the region’s “mane event” for horse lovers (and those looking for weekend fun and family entertainment), bringing tens of thousands of people from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region
for outstanding seminars, shopping, entertainment, great food and more. 



WHEN?

Friday January 16: noon - 8 pm
Saturday January 17: 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday January 18 :9 am - 5 pm


WHERE?

Cow Palace at Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD  21094




The Events

Opening Ceremonies  -  Cow Palace Arena  
With a mix of horsemanship and patriotism, the Maryland Horse World Expo will open each day with the National Anthem, flags and a thrilling display of horsemanship.  
   - Friday,  12:05 pm
   - Saturday, 9:05 am
   - Sunday, 9:05 am

Trail Champions Challenge - Exhibition Hall Arena
 
click to learn how to participate
Welcome to one of the most popular events at Horse World Expo, the Trail Champions Challenge.   In the Challenge, riders and their horse compete for cash and prizes by negotiating an exciting course of obstacles while being timed and scored by a panel of judges.  The professionally designed course will challenge the communication and trust riders have with their horse.  Watch as Horse World Expo crowns the next Trail Champion!
 
 - Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am
Equi-tainment!  A Musical Equine Variety Show - Cow Palace Arena
Come watch this family friendly entertainment segment of Horse World Expo highlighting the best of the best. Featured performances include drill teams, freestyle Dressage, Reining, tricks, bridleless riding and other exciting displays of horsemanship!  
 
 - Friday, 4:00 pm
 - Saturday, 3:00 pm
 - Sunday, 1:00 pm
Maryland's Most Wanted Thoroughbred -  Cow Palace Arena NEW Format
Four of the most impressive Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in Maryland will appear with their riders before a panel of celebrity judges to compete for the title of Maryland's Most Wanted Thoroughbred. They will be judged on both the quality of their performances and the nature of the journeys that brought them from racing to where they are today. They will be competing for a cash prize of $500 and represent four different riding disciplines.

Steuart Pittman of Dodon Farm Training Center and RRP will lead special sessions all weekend exploring the various methods used by trainers to select and train Thoroughbred ex-racehorses for second careers.
 
  - Saturday, 2:00 pm
Young Rider Learning Center - Exhibition Hall
Presented by Maryland Region Pony Club, this series of programs will be designed to help our youth horse lovers become riders or advance their horsemanship and horse care skills.  Programs have been specially designed to offer information for those new to the horse world as well as those looking to advance through the Pony Club ranks. 

Friday programs will focus on horse healthcare and is appropriate for all ages from the youth rider to the seasoned adult.  These programs will include helpful skill building like wound care, bandaging and even how to put together an equine first aid kit.

Saturday programs are horse management seminars targeted for Pony Club leaders as well as active Pony Club members however, these seminars are open to all and those who have not found Pony Club are encouraged to attend.  These programs include topics on horse management skills and achieving success in Pony Club programs.

Sunday's programs are beginner-friendly topics designed to help new horse lovers understand the basics of horse care.   These programs will help those looking to learn more about basic horse care as well as those wanting to know how to get involved with horses.

             - CLICK HERE for a full roster of the weekend's programs 
 
Parade of Breeds  -  Cow Palace Arena
Exciting and educational demonstrations highlighting the versatility and beauty of the equine.  The demonstration will feature various breeds to be shown throughout the weekend. See the Breed Demo Schedule so you can be sure to catch your favorite breeds in action.  
 - Friday, 12:15, 3:10 & 6:00 pm
 - Saturday, 9:15 am, 12:10 & 6:00 pm
 - Sunday, 9:15 am & 3:10 pm
Stallion Avenue Demonstration  -  Cow Palace Arena
Stallion Avenue features the region's top stallions.  A variety of breeds will be represented.  Each stallion will be shown in the arena each day. See Schedule     
   - Friday, 6:00 pm
   - Saturday, 12:00 noon
   - Sunday, 3:00 pm


 from marriott.com:

WHERE TO STAY ?

Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley is your Maryland Horse World Expo Hotel.   Take the light rail from the hotel or drive - only 9 minutes away ! 


All Maryland Horse World Expo attendees can enjoy:

  • 25% off regular weekend rates (based on 2 night stay)
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • A Suite
  • Free Parking
  • Light Rail Stop at Hotel
  • Free High Speed Internet
CLICK HERE to reserve your Maryland Horse World Expo Hotel