Columbus, OH — Equine Affaire will be held Thursday-Sunday (Nov. 7-10) at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Standardbreds will be well represented in clinics, breed demonstrations, a booth and petting stall.
The booth in the Stroh Building Breed Pavilion will include a petting stall where people can get up close to some fantastic Standardbreds:
Determine This – a son of Richess Hanover who earned $392,114 racing and took a mark of 1:52.1
Lindons Rose Me N – a mare by Lahar who made two lifetime starts
King Of Sports – a currently racing son of Sportswriter who has earned $42,490 so far racing and took a mark of 1:55.2
Shades Of Cara – an unraced mare by Shady Character
Tidewater Tomcat – a son of The Panderosa who earned $168,120 racing and took a mark of 1:52.4
Xing The Delaware – an unraced gelding by Majestic Son
Breed demonstrations highlighting the history of Standardbred harness racing, as well as how they excel in careers off the track, will be presented:
Saturday (Nov. 9) – 12:45 p.m. – Equine Fundamentals Forum (Mallary South)
Sunday (Nov. 10) – 10:45 a.m. – Breed Demonstration (Coliseum)
Sunday (Nov. 10) – 1:00 p.m. – Breed Demonstration (Mallary South)
In addition, Xing The Delaware (a.k.a. George) and Kelly Conn will be participating in clinics throughout the weekend including:
Heidi Potter – Trail Exercises for Improving Connection, Confidence, Communication and Fitness – Friday (Nov. 8) – 9:30 a.m. – Young Building
Liz Austin – Dressage for Non-Traditional Breeds: The Benefits of Dressage for All Horses – Saturday (Nov. 9) – 11:15 a.m. – Mallary South
Dana Bright – Carriage Driving Equitation – Saturday (Nov. 9) – 4:45 p.m. – Mallary South
Dana Bright – Don’t Bore Your Driving Horse: Creating Interesting Schooling Games to Engage Your Horse’s Interest – Sunday (Nov. 10) – 1:30 p.m. – Mallary South
Equine Affaire hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday; show hours on Sunday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single day admission tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 7-10. For more information, visit www.equineaffaire.com.
Since 1996, the Standardbred Equine Program has worked with owners of off-the-track Standardbreds to educate the general public about the many disciplines Standardbreds excel at once they are retired from racing. For more information about the SEP at the USTA, visit LifeAfterRacing.ustrotting.com.