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GOOD TURNOUT FOR PAINT CLUB HORSE EXPO

By Bob Silbernagel

The Colorado West Paint Horse Club's All Breeds Horse Expo got off to a solid start today at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. There were presentations by people like veterinarian John Harris and farrier Brian Crandall, clinics on showing horses, vendors and stallions available for stud service.

Katie Turcotte, one of the organizers of show, said there were at about 20 stallions and perhaps 15 vendors at the show, along with a 4-H consignment tack sale. I counted 25 horse trailers across from the arena, and there must have been about 75 participants and visitors walking around the show this morning. Not bad for the initial effort in getting the Paint Club shows back up and running.

The top photo here shows riders preparing for one of the Western Pleasure clinics. The second is the front of the new horse barn at the fairgrounds, showing Stallion Alley and some of the vendors.

Sunday's session focuses more on dressage, hunters and jumpers, with demonstrations from several trainers and clinicians.

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This type of events are a great opportunity for people to learn more about horses, especially children. They are very intelligent animals, not to mention loving. To attend such a show, contestants must probably have a horse insurance, covering all types of injuries that might occur during presentations. It’s in their best interest to have one.




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