HIHS to host 7th annual Horse Expo in August


The Hawaii Island Humane Society will host its seventh annual Hawaii Horse Expo on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, with a special Equine Medicine Symposium slated for Friday, Aug. 22.

In partnership with the Paniolo Preservation Society, Hawaii Horse Expo returns to the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund, which helps abused and abandoned horses on the island.

Nancy Jones, Hawaii Horse Expo producer, takes pride in hosting nationally renowned equine clinicians in Hawaii, where they share their knowledge, horsemanship and skills to improve equine excellence during each Hawaii Horse Expo.

“The 2014 Hawaii Horse Expo includes an impressive roundup of noted experts,” Jones said. “This will be our seventh year and each year keeps getting better with returning clinicians joining first-time Hawaii Horse Expo lecturers to present new workshops and demonstrations.”

Jones also emphasized that the beautiful setting in Waimea is just 30 minutes from luxury resorts along the Kohala Coast, making a vacation timed with Hawaii Horse Expo ideal for visitors.

Special rates for attendees are available at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Rates and reservation details are available at HawaiiHorseExpo.com.

Clinicians scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hawaii Horse Expo include Dr. Brady Bergin, respected Hawaii Island veterinarian and now an associate clinical professor at the University of Minnesota; Pete Gorrell, author and award-winning Hawaiian and Western saddle-maker; Scot Hansen, retired mounted police officer and horsemanship trainer; Jim Helfter, founder of Advanced Biological Concepts, which provides livestock producers with nutritional technology; Rick Lamb, popular host of RFD TV’s “The Horse Show,” who returns as Hawaii Horse Expo moderator; Kerry Kuhn, esteemed horseman and lecturer who connects riders and horses; Dr. Robert Miller, veterinarian, renowned equine behaviorist, author and lecturer; Curt Pate, author and international clinician, who specializes in stockmanship, colt starting and horsemanship; Tammy Pate, rancher and horsemanship lecturer on mental and physical balance; and Sandy Siegrist, a presenter on natural horsemanship.

In addition to interactive demonstrations throughout both days, the Hawaii Horse Expo includes a marketplace with vendors offering state-of-the-art services, medical and nutritional information and programs, saddle making and related equine services.

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact event co-coordinator Connie Bender at hawaiihorseexpo@gmail.com or 371-4803. Sponsor inquiries can be directed to Jones at 887-2301 or email nanjon8@aol.com.

Tickets are available online at HawaiiHorseExpo.com.

Hawaii Horse Expo is sponsored in part by Parker Ranch, Pony Express Mail Services, Alfalfa Hay &Cubes and Aloha Auto Group.

 

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