Around the Region

Event Details:

March 3-5, 2017
WA State Horse Expo
Clark County Event Center
Ridgefield, WA

Don’t miss the Northwest’s premiere equine event featuring an all-new lineup of nationally ranked clinicians and speakers including Richard Winters, Brandi Lyons, Jim Anderson, Ruben Villasenor and Robert Eversole. And of course all your favorites, such as, Steve Rother, Jessica Wisdom and Rob Zim- merman will be returning.

Also new this year – Mark Bolender will be building a Mountain Trail Course in the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena. Participants can register now for clinics, open riding and competitive challenges. A new Kid’s Corral featuring special performances by Dally & Spanky, and opportuni- ties to meet, up close, some of our horses will be fun for the whole family. And who doesn’t love the BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe - a special performance has been added to Friday night.

Love Horses!! Expo goers will be treated to amazing acts performed by beautiful horses each day of the Expo. And with even more riders and spectacular horses, the very popular 2017 Saturday Night Extravaganza will be bigger and better than ever.

So bring the family, watch a Clinician in action, then meet them in the presentation pen, at- tend a seminar, shop in the Marketplace for the latest products and nutrition for your equine, stop by the Kid’s Corral, visit the Chuckwagon or catch a fun performance. The 2017 Expo promises three full days of fun activities and education for the horse enthusiast.


January 21-22
IQHRA Annual Awards
Reno, NV
Idaho Quarter Horse Racing Association to hold convention, Hall of Fame induction, Awards Banquet and Bitterroot Auction January 21 and 22 at Jackpot, Nevada. This will be closer for everyone traveling to this more central location.

Jack Funk of Burley Idaho will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Jack has spent a lifetime in the horse industry and worked hard to make our state and small communities better. His work with small tracks, fairgrounds, chariot racing and the horse industry has earned him this lifetime recognition award. This will be a great opportunity to thank Jack for his great contributions and for being such a great part of the industry.

The convention will include round table discussions on the future of racing, Legislation, Industry issues and opportunities in the future. There will be a meeting of small tracks, presentation of awards, recognition of special achievements and a great gathering of horsemen and special guests. It will be a great time to celebrate with Jim Walker and Monti Arrossa and their team Zoomin for Spuds for winning the prestigious Champion of Champions. Mark and Peggy Brown placed in the Los Alamitos Two Million futurity with their home bred Kissed by an Eagle.