Exhibitions

ARIZONA HORSEMAN’S CHALLENGE

& EXPO

May 11, 12, and 13, 2018

 2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Arizona Wild Horse Inmate Training Program, Florence, Az. Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are working together with Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) inmate population in a drug-free work environment. Under the guidance of experienced animal trainers, wild horses obtained from BLM are domesticated so that they can be offered for adoption. Known as our Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP), it operates in a state-of-the-art facility and employs a staff of professional horse trainers who provide horsemanship, animal husbandry and farrier skills. The Training Facility, where up to 36 wild horses are being “gentled” and in various stages of saddle training.  The horses may be seen by appointment (and includes a DOC background check). Through their participation in WHIP, inmates: Receive hands-on-training in the equestrian field. Work to learn about the care and treatment of animals, while building self confidence. Learn the value of patience, warmth and respect for all living things. Gain employable skills they can use upon release. Our facilities, located at the state prison in the town of Florence, Arizona, include a training center within the prison itself and the holding center open to public view where adoptions are finalized. Randy Helm-Program Manager Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program Arizona State Prison, Florence, Az. 602-448-5019 https://aci.az.gov/wild-horse-program
Susan Dyer, FeatherDance Equine Entertainment Pas De Deux and Liberty Exhibition As Susan grew up, she noticed early on the affect her horses had on others when she shared them publicly.  So, she created FeatherDance Equine Entertainment and began to perform with her horses and share the joy of these beautiful creatures with as many people as possible.  It also became abundantly clear that as much as people enjoyed the beautiful and gentle nature of Susan’s horses, they were drawn to the close connection she shared with them.  Susan demonstrates the bond and trusting relationship she has with her horses.  It’s her goal to help others experience the same level of joy and connection that she’s developed through the years. Contact Information:   www.featherdance.org Enjoy the Pas de Deux and Liberty with Susan Dyer and her magnificent horses.
"Riding with Passion - A Fire Exhibition" Three top level working equitation riders, Randy Byers, Miguel Undabarrena, and Amy Star, demonstrate the obedience and superb training required to compete in Working Equitation with the added challenge of fire. The riders will be performing challenging maneuvers requiring high levels of extreme training, speed, and obedience. Let them inspire you in your horsemanship journey.  Contact Information:  Arizona Working Equitation Club:  www.azwec.org
Rio Verde Roverettes Mounted Drill Team, Mounted Drill Exhibition The Rio Verde Roverettes is an all-women equestrian club and mounted drill team based in the Verde Valley. Their purpose is to promote good horsemanship, good sportsmanship, the Verde Valley, good health, and the western way of life. The Roverettes have performed in many rodeos, parades, and demonstrations throughout Arizona, and have received awards in mounted drill competitions. The Roverettes have also performed at fairs, civic functions, retirement homes, and other private enterprises. Every fall the Roverettes host an ALL-WOMEN TRAIL RIDE with approximately 100-125 riders. This catered ride brings food, fun, and cowgirls from all over the United States into the pine forests of Northern Arizona. For more information, please visit the Rio Verde Roverettes booth on Vendor Row. Contact Information:   www.Rioverderoverettes.com     Rioverderoverettes@yahoo.com
Other Events   Friday: Equine Trail Sports Clinic and Practice Teaching Horses about Obstacles Mary Sutherland, Equine Trail Sports Director and Event Host Sign up with Mary   602-540-1600 marysutherland@msn.com Saturday: Horseshoe Park Working Equitation Schooling Show and Clinic Open to 12 Riders For more information:  www.AZWEC.org   or  info@AZWEC.org Sunday Mule Foundation and Problem Solving Clinic Limited Entry Contact Eric Parmer eric50275@hotmail.com

Exhibitions

Arizona Wild Horse Inmate Training Program, Florence, Az. Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are working together with Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) inmate population in a drug-free work environment. Under the guidance of experienced animal trainers, wild horses obtained from BLM are domesticated so that they can be offered for adoption. Known as our Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP), it operates in a state-of-the-art facility and employs a staff of professional horse trainers who provide horsemanship, animal husbandry and farrier skills. The Training Facility, where up to 36 wild horses are being “gentled” and in various stages of saddle training.  The horses may be seen by appointment (and includes a DOC background check). Through their participation in WHIP, inmates: Receive hands-on-training in the equestrian field. Work to learn about the care and treatment of animals, while building self confidence. Learn the value of patience, warmth and respect for all living things. Gain employable skills they can use upon release. Our facilities, located at the state prison in the town of Florence, Arizona, include a training center within the prison itself and the holding center open to public view where adoptions are finalized. Randy Helm-Program Manager Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program Arizona State Prison, Florence, Az. 602-448-5019 https://aci.az.gov/wild-horse-program

Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo

May 11, 12, and 13, 2018

 2017 All Rights Reserved Arizona Horseman’s Challenge & Expo
Susan Dyer, FeatherDance Equine Entertainment Pas De Deux and Liberty Exhibition As Susan grew up, she noticed early on the affect her horses had on others when she shared them publicly.  So, she created FeatherDance Equine Entertainment and began to perform with her horses and share the joy of these beautiful creatures with as many people as possible.  It also became abundantly clear that as much as people enjoyed the beautiful and gentle nature of Susan’s horses, they were drawn to the close connection she shared with them.  Susan demonstrates the bond and trusting relationship she has with her horses.  It’s her goal to help others experience the same level of joy and connection that she’s developed through the years. Contact Information:   www.featherdance.org Enjoy the Pas de Deux and Liberty with Susan Dyer and her magnificent horses.
"Riding with Passion - A Fire Exhibition" Three top level working equitation riders, Randy Byers, Miguel Undabarrena, and Amy Star, demonstrate the obedience and superb training required to compete in Working Equitation with the added challenge of fire. The riders will be performing challenging maneuvers requiring high levels of extreme training, speed, and obedience. Let them inspire you in your horsemanship journey.  Contact Information:  Arizona Working Equitation Club:  www.azwec.org
Rio Verde Roverettes Mounted Drill Team, Mounted Drill Exhibition The Rio Verde Roverettes is an all-women equestrian club and mounted drill team based in the Verde Valley. Their purpose is to promote good horsemanship, good sportsmanship, the Verde Valley, good health, and the western way of life. The Roverettes have performed in many rodeos, parades, and demonstrations throughout Arizona, and have received awards in mounted drill competitions. The Roverettes have also performed at fairs, civic functions, retirement homes, and other private enterprises. Every fall the Roverettes host an ALL-WOMEN TRAIL RIDE with approximately 100-125 riders. This catered ride brings food, fun, and cowgirls from all over the United States into the pine forests of Northern Arizona. For more information, please visit the Rio Verde Roverettes booth on Vendor Row. Contact Information:   www.Rioverderoverettes.com     Rioverderoverettes@yahoo.com
Other Events   Friday: Equine Trail Sports Clinic and Practice Teaching Horses about Obstacles Mary Sutherland, Equine Trail Sports Director and Event Host Sign up with Mary   602-540-1600 marysutherland@msn.com Saturday: Horseshoe Park Working Equitation Schooling Show and Clinic Open to 12 Riders For more information:  www.AZWEC.org   or  info@AZWEC.org Sunday Mule Foundation and Problem Solving Clinic Limited Entry Contact Eric Parmer eric50275@hotmail.com