March 2017 Issue - page 1

Vol. 24 No. 3
Our 24th Year
March 2017
LANC., PA 17604
The world of horses comes
to the 25-acre climate-con-
trolled Pennsylvania Farm Show
Complex and Expo Center in
Harrisburg, PAMarch 2-5.
Pennsylvania Horse World Expo,
the mid-Atlantic region’s largest
equestrian expo, features four
days of non-stop education,
entertainment and shopping.
Scores of horses of all breeds and
types and the nation’s leading
equestrian clinicians and enter-
tainers draw tens of thousands of
horse enthusiasts from across the
eastern United States.
Horse World Expo is two
events in one. The Expo itself
features national and interna-
tional clinicians covering every
conceivable topic of interest to
horse owners and enthusiasts,
competitions and showcases
15th Annual
Horse World Expo
Features Trail Champions
Challenge, Equi-tainment, Top
Clinicians, Theatre Equus
for regional horses and riders,
and unparalleled shopping with
everything imaginable for horses
under one roof. Theatre Equus,
AMusical Equine Revue, is a
professionally choreographed and
scripted show in which humans
and horses partner to perform
remarkable feats of daring and
beauty. Theatre Equus will be
held the evenings of March 3 and
4 in conjunction with the Expo.
Geared to all ages, Theatre
Equus is an evening of family en-
tertainment starring horses -- part
Wild West show, part equestrian
ballet and part equestrian theater.
Performances by about thirty of
the country’s most highly trained
horses are accompanied by music,
enhanced lighting and narration.
The Trail Champions Chal-
lenge, held Saturday and Sunday
mornings, is a timed and judged
event in which competitors of
all ages negotiate a difficult set
of obstacles that test athleticism,
horsemanship and the communi-
cation and bond between horse
and rider. The exciting and enter-
taining competition features horse
and rider combinations from
throughout the region, competing
for cash prizes, which are judged
on the quality of horsemanship at
each obstacle.
Meet some of the horses and
trainers who traveled to Ken-
tucky for the Retired Racehorse
Project's $100,000 Thoroughbred
Makeover. They all began life as
racehorses but have launched new
careers in ten English and western
riding disciplines. With 15,000
Thoroughbreds retiring from
American racetracks each year
visitors may find themselves in-
spired to train their own horse for
the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover.
Equi-tainment! AMusical
Equine Variety Show presents
drill teams, freestyle dressage,
western dressage, tricks and other
exciting and entertaining displays
of horsemanship. Other featured
exhibitions are the Parade of
Breeds, Carriage Arena Racing
exhibitions, and Stallion Avenue
Demonstration, each held daily.
Many of the country’s most
accomplished horse trainers
present seminars on training by
day, and dazzle audiences by
night with their amazing perfor-
mances in Theatre Equus (Friday
and Saturday only). Among them
are trainers Guy McLean, Yvonne
Barteau and Josh Lyons. Those
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The Retired Racehorse Makeover Rematch will feature four of Pennsylvania’s most impressive
Makeover competitors, like Empire Road, ridden here by Clovis Crane and son, who will be ridden by
Amara Underwood on Saturday, March 4 at Pennsylvania Horse World Expo. The Retired Racehorse
Project will present seminars each day of Horse World Expo.
Photo by Sarah K. Andrew
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