Saturday, April 9 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days!
Gate Admission - $5.00 Weekend Admission - $8.00 Children age 6 and under are free Free Parking
Manitowoc County Expo Center 4921 Expo Drive Manitowoc, Wisconsin Intersection of I-43; US Hwy 151 EXIT 149
Spook Proofing Your Horse - Trainer Juli Realy will show you her techniques, which work for all breeds, ages, training levels, and disciplines.
Breed Presentations - Peruvian Paso with Julio Soto; Andalusian with Gareth Selwood
Dressage Presentation - Connie White will demonstrate the precision and beauty of becoming one with your horse. Starting to Show Longe Line - Trainer Jodi Carlson-Englehardt will show you how to get started on the right "hoof" with your horse.
2-Year Old Western Pleasure - Trainer Jodi Carlson-Englehardt will show you what it takes to be a winner. Reining Demonstration - Wendy Woldt will show you techniques on horseback that will make your head spin.
Trailer Loading (Sunday only) - Trainer Juli Realy will show you the in's and out's of safely loading your horse.
Mounted Justice (Sunday only) - Back by popular demand is the Shoot 'em up demonstration featuring a group of authentically dressed western sharp shooters, riding and shooting at targets. They will also demonstrate different levels of competition and show you how to train your horse for horseback shooting.
Horse Judging Contest (Sunday only) - test your knowledge against these judges. If you would like to participate, visit the Forms page for more information on the Horse Judging Contest.
Equine Photo Contest (Saturday only) - this Horse-A-Rama feature is growing. Stop by to view the spectacular entries or submit your own entries. Visit the Photo Contest page for details or visit the Forms page for the Equine Photo Contest entry form.
Parade of Stallions - experience the power, nobility, and grace of these horses in action. Participating breeds: Arabian * Paint * Quarter Horse * Andalusian * Morgan * Appaloosa * Peruvian Paso * Akhalteke * Freisian
Vendors and Exhibitors - browse through hundreds of displays featuring arts, crafts, photography, clothing, horse equipment, and much more.
Used Tack Sale - shop our huge tack and clothing rummage sale for those gently used treasures.
Unique Saddle Raffle - discover what makes our saddle raffle unique and take a chance to win a new Western saddle.
Complimentary Wagon Rides - tour the grounds on a horse-drawn wagon pulled by a team of powerful Percherons provided by Ron and Mary Christianson of Ron - Mar - Farm.
Complimentary Pony Rides - make sure your kids get their free rides on the ponies provided by Bulitz Pony Rides.
Silent Auction - check out the great variety of items up for bid, register for your bidding number with our friendly auction staff, and then let the fun begin. Our generous exhibitors and local merchants will be donating a wide variety of items for Saturday's and Sunday's silent auctions.
Complimentary Literature - stop by our literature booth and pick up any flyers, brochures, catalogs, etc. that pique your interest.
Special Notice: Any breed or saddle club that will run a full-page Horse-A-Rama ad in the February or March issue of its horse club newsletter will be entitled to display flyers on one of its coming events at Horse-A-Rama's
Complimentary Literature area without the normal fee. To request a copy of the Horse-A-Rama full-page ad, contact Gloria Schaut, 5409 CTH B, Manitowoc, WI 54220, or at 920-682-9669 evenings. Please provide your mailing or e-mail information. To receive credit, send your publication displaying the Horse-A-Rama ad to Gloria.
Food and Beverages - be sure to visit our vendors in the Merchants and Exhibition Buildings to satisfy your cravings.
Kettle Moraine Rough Riders Drill Team (Saturday only) - catch this demonstration in horsemanship and synchronization.
Judges' Panel (Sunday only) - get your questions answered by our panel of judges on what they look for in the halter and performance show rings. Ron Miller * Dale Bonin * Roy Schwab * Jodi Carlson-Engelhardt
Sounds like it would be a great experience, but I live in Jersey and the one thing I need help with the most is trailering or rather loading. I have a quarter horse gelding that will only load in in a stock trailer with a step-up, and even then he acts up sometimes trying to load. Wish something like that would come a little closer to Jersey or even Penn.
Renorey: Have you tried loading your horse into the trailer with another horse going in first? If he sees another horse stepping up and that horse doesn't create a fuss or isn't scared, maybe yours will follow suit?
I think a stock trailer has a lower ceiling than a regular horse trailer, maybe he is claustraphoebic.
My mare Misty would not go into a trailer, I tried coaxing her, smooth talking her, forcing her, actually getting behind and trying to push her inside the trailer. Nothing worked. I went and got her daughter, who had never been in a trailer. Lacy followed behind me, up into the trailer and Misty went in behind her, they closed the door and we were off. :)
I have had horses my entire life and had a horse or two that wouldn't load when I bought them. I fed them their grain on the trailer first at the end and as they became comfortable I pushed it forward so they would have to streatch to get the food and then one foot on and so on until they would just walk right in on their own. I know it is a slow method but it has always proven to work and the good experience had stayed with the horses as long as I had them. This one roping horse I now have would not load into my side by side but walked right into a friends stock trailer. I sold the side by side and bought a slant. Opened up the back completley and he still would not load. This horse went three days without grain and still sould not go in. The side by side was a ramp and the slant was a step in. I again tried my friends stock trailer and he went right in so I sold the slant and bought a stock trailer. Go figure. I even tried opening all the windows in the slant figuring the openness of the stock was the ticket and that didn't work either. I have no problem getting him in my stock trailer. The problem is I don't like stock trailers. Can't keep the weather out of them here in Jersey and the are only made of steel which showed signs of rust by the time I got it home from Virginia. I prefer an aluminum trailer that is light and will last forever.
But ya got to do what ya got to do so I now have a stock trailer.
By the way loading another horse in first was the first thing I tried. He will load in anything that is step up with a buggy wip but don't want him to associate loading with that more than need.
***Edited By: Renorey on 4/5/2005 11:25:46 PM*** Reason: additional data