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Upcoming Events
  • JUNE 4 – 5
    DRIVE IN THE PARK DRIVING FESTIVAL Ford Idaho Horse Park Nampa, ID

    The Treasure Valley Whips Carriage Driving Club will be holding their American Driving Society, Inc. (ADS) sanctioned Horse Driving Trial and Combined Test.
    The Snake River Rangers are holding a Rifle Raffle, to be drawn June 12, during the awards ceremony, with all proceeds going to charity
    For more information, go to www.treasurevalleywhips.org.

  • JUNE 10 – 12
    SNAKE RIVER RANGERS IDAHO STATE SHOOT Ford Idaho Horse Park Nampa, ID

    The Snake River Rangers will be hosting their annual Outlaw Roundup, State Shoot.
    For more information, go to: www.cmsaevents.com/events.

  • JUNE 11 - 12
    C & M FARM SUMMER DRESSAGE SHOW

    C & M Farm
    Pocatello, ID
    Judge will be Eileen Fagan ”R”, CA; TD is Deeda Randle, WY. USEF Level 2 Dressage Competition.
    For more information call (208) 637-2755 or email taylmic1@isu.edu.

  • JUNE 15 - 18
    FAR WEST CHAMPIONSHIP & REGION 8 MORGAN CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

    C & M Farm
    Pocatello, ID
    Judge will be Eileen Fagan ”R”, CA; TD is Deeda Randle, WY. USEF Level 2 Dressage Competition.
    For more information call (208) 637-2755 or email taylmic1@isu.edu.

  • JUNE 17 – 19
    BOISE RIVER DRESSAGE SHOW I&II

    Once Upon A Horse
    Eagle, ID
    Sponsored by Les Bois Chapter IDEA.
    Judge on Fri/Sat will be Melissa Creswick “S”, DSHB “R”, ID
    Judge on Sunday: Barbara Breen-Gurley “S”.
    TD is Deeda Randle.
    USEF/USDF 326379 & 326380 Level 2 competition.
    For more information call (208) 939-0785 or visit showsecretary@jumpers-appaloosas.net

  • JUNE 17 – 19
    BOISE RIVER DRESSAGE SHOWI&II

    Deschutes County Fairgrounds Redmond, OR
    The premier multi-breed horse show in the Pacific Northwest.
    This years show includes: American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Friesians, Roadsters, Andalusians, Welsh Ponies, Carriage Driving, Dressage, Opportunity Western Dressage, Trail, Academy, Working Equitation, and All-Breed Opportunity classes!
    For more information call (541) 548-3541 or visit www.farwestchampionshipshow.com.

  • JUNE 18 – 25
    REGION 4 ARABIAN CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW

    Ford Idaho Horse Park Nampa, ID
    Supporters have voted this- their USEF Favorite Arabian Show – THREE YEARS IN A ROW! Barn parties, wonderful vendors and, some of the most beautiful, talented Arabian show horses in America are highlights of the annual week of fun and excitement.
    Attend as an exhibitor, but if not, come as a spectator. You will soon discover that this show is well worth the drive.
    For more information call (541) 521-8923 or visit www.aharegioniv.com.

Idaho Horse Industry Alert!


Save Les Bois Park!

By Ed McNelis

“We the People” deserve to be treated fairly, have our voices heard and be represented by our elected legislators. None of that happened as one legislator bullied fellow Senators and citizens to keep the Horse Industry bill from being heard by our elected legislators. Senator Brent Hill used all his power to keep the bill from our legislators. It appears that Mr. Hill is conflicted in several ways on this issue, yet took strong actions to deny citizens due process.

The crushing of the industry has created huge personal suffering as they shut down; people were laid off and lost their investments and employment. The industry provided strong income and investments in communities that benefited citizens, communities and youth programs. Idaho’s horse industry was the center of the Intermountain racing scene and was rapidly growing to national status.

Les Bois Park generated income that funded small tracks across the state and youth programs. Les Bois Park was forced to close and take with it the industry and its future. The horse industry created billions in badly needed economic activity for our state. Much of this was in small communities that support youth programs and county fairs. All this was done at a huge human cost.

Conflicted politicians and special interests are making Idaho look like Washington DC. The Horse Industry has great value to Idaho and deserves fair and equal treatment. There is huge anger over the destruction of the industry. Citizens are responding by signing the horsemen’s petition to the legislature for “fair and equal treatment”.

How can you help? The petition on the next page needs to be signed by all the horsemen and horse industry supporters who want to raise their voice and send a message to our lawmakers!

Take this petition to your work, your friends, your next meeting, etc. to have everyone you know sign, then return it to the Idaho Horsemen’s Association.