26, 27, 28 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN
Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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What is the Minnesota Horse Expo?
Minnesota’s largest equine breed display featuring more than 50 breeds and registries of horses stalled in the Horse Barn for the public to visit and performing in the Coliseum daily from noon to 1pm for the Parade of Breeds; Friday and Saturday afternoons for the Breed Demonstrations with daily Stallion Presentations in the new AgStar Arena.
An unparalleled educational opportunity with both local and national speakers and clinicians scheduled in 5 venues lecturing, demonstrating and presenting methods, tips and suggestions for horse training, care, handling, riding, housing and more every day.
Site of the Minnesota Horse Expo Tack and Clothing Sale managed by the Minnesota 4-H Horse Association and open to the pubic to consign any and all things horse related prior to and during the Expo. Proceeds from this sale are used by the 4-H Horse Association to help pay for the State 4-H Horse Show, Winter Roundup and all the other 4-H Horse Project events. In 2012, over 1200 items were consigned by more than 300 individuals.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo performances daily with seven events: Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Saddle-Bronc Riding, Steer Roping, Bull Riding and women’s professional Barrel Racing.
A place to experience free horse, pony and carriage rides. The pony rides are inside the Sheep Barn opposite the Coliseum along with a petting and grooming area. The horse rides are near the ponies, but feature the “big” horses, a bigger path and are for adults to try as well as the older kids. Great photo opportunities! A liability release must be signed by the responsible adult prior to anyone under 18 riding the horses or ponies. Carriage rides roll down the main streets of Expo from the AgStar Arena to the Dairy Building with loading/unloading spots along the route.
An opportunity to be around people who know and like horses – whether horse owners or not. The only place to buy genuine Minnesota Horse Expo logo apparel at the Expo Booth outside the Cattle Barn on Judson Avenue.
The Minnesota Horse Expo is the major fund raiser for the Minnesota Horse Council. Money raised at Expo and turned over to the Minnesota Horse Council since 1982 is estimated to be over 3.4 million. The money has been used to fund a variety of horse related projects including trail development and maintenance, scholarships, and grants. Visit mnhorsecouncil.org for more details and applications.
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