March 2016 Issue - page 1

Vol. 23 No. 3
Our 23rd Year
March 2016
LANC., PA 17604
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Schedule ... page 4 • Vendor Lists ... pages 12, 13, 22 & 23
Booth Locations and Site Map ... Page 18
And much more!
The world of horses comes
to the 25-acre climate-con-
trolled Pennsylvania Farm Show
Complex and Expo Center in
Harrisburg, PAMarch 3-6. Penn-
sylvania Horse World Expo, the
mid-Atlantic region’s largest and
longest running 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
entertainers draw tens of thou-
sands 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
for regional horses and riders,
and unparalleled shopping with
everything imaginable for horses
under one roof.
Theatre Equus,
AMusical Equine Revue
, a pro-
fessionally choreographed and
scripted show in which humans
14th Annual Pennsylvania Horse World Expo
Features Trail Champions
Challenge, Equi-Tainment,
Top Clinicians, Theatre Equus
and horses partner to perform
remarkable feats of daring and
beauty, will be held the evenings
of March 4 and 5 in conjunction
with the Expo. Geared to all ages,
Theatre Equus is an evening of
family entertainment starring
horses -- part circus, part Wild
West show, part equestrian ballet.
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 is a timed and judged event
in which competitors of all ages
negotiate a difficult set of obsta-
cles that test athleticism, horse-
manship and the communication
and bond between horse and rider.
The exciting and entertaining
competition features horse and
rider combinations from through-
out the region, competing for cash
prizes, which are judged on the
quality of horsemanship at each
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
inspired to train their own horse
for the 2016 Thoroughbred
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,
and Stallion Avenue Demonstra-
tion, each held daily.
Many of the country’s most
accomplished horse trainers
present seminars on training by
day, and dazzle audiences by
night (Friday and Saturday only)
with their amazing performances
in Theatre Equus. Among them
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Pat Parelli’s work has changed the lives of millions of horses and the people who love them, all over the
world. His philosophy of being more natural with horses and training through behavioral psychology
founded an entire movement. Pat is one of the scores of clinicians, competitors and entertainers who
will make Pennsylvania Horse World Expo a can’t-miss experience for East Coast horse enthusiasts.
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