MARCH 2000 BACK ISSUE
Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 03/02/2000; 2:00:00PM.
Gear Up and Get Ready for Challenge of The Breeds
April 26-30, 2000
Everyone is getting into the act of horse expositions throughout North America these days. There is the Greater Northwest Equine Expo, EqWest, Western States Horse Expo, Western Idaho Horse Expo, and other new incoming fairs. However, something new and exciting is entering our horse industry like no other event! The Tri-Challenge Extravaganza and All-Breed EQUIFAIR scheduled for April 26-30, 2000 at the Central Washington Fairgrounds and Sundome in Yakima, Washington, will guide your family on a tour like no other horse expo, horse show or any other horse event in the entire West Coast! This unique event features top professional world-renowned experts in the field of medicine, training, and communications along with a five breed National Qualifying circuit and special events for top bred registered American Quarter Horses, Paint Horses, Appaloosas, Buckskin Registry Association members and Palomino Horses. It also includes a top National Snaffle Bit Association futurity listing that awards a three-horse gooseneck slant load trailer to be given away for one year, custom made western pleasure saddles, champagne "Millennium" lead crystal glass flutes and over $25,000 in added money.
Also, The Tri-Challenge Extravaganza and All-Breed Equifair will be hosting several NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) events with added money and a few jackpot classes. The best feature which is a first for any horse event of and kind includes Friday, April 29th's "Challenge of the Breeds" which is also classified as Ms. Grant states "The Superbowl of Stock Breeds!" This spectacular event will keep you on the edge of your seat while you watch the best of the best compete for the champion title of each class as well as Over All Hi-Point Amateur, Youth, Junior Horse and Senior Horse. This invitational circuit is closed to only American Quarter Horses, Paint Horses, Buckskins, Palomino's, and Appaloosas. Classes range from Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Trail and Reining. The Hi-Point Youth and Amateur will each receive a custom made Western Pleasure saddle donated by Densley Custom Tack along with a saddle bag by BJM Industries and Buckles by The Silver Shop. The Hi-Point Senior Horse and Junior Horse will receive $500 award money along with an assortment of prizes such as the saddle bag and buckle. This event is unique because all these riders and handlers will be judged under four judges per
class. The overall highest point earner in each class will be recognized as the circuit champion of that event. According to Ms. Grant this is the most prestigious event in the horse industry to hit the new millennium which will add new excitement and fun to the horse world. Each first place winner will receive a beautiful, elegant triangle acrylic clock to place on their fireplace mantle or shelf. "We look forward to bringing horse enthusiasts from all walks of life into such a wide assortment of horse programs and events in one place" said Ms. Grant, Event Coordinator and President.
This extraordinary event also hosts one of Washington State's largest Equestrian Trade Show for the complete five days. It will feature top national artists, bronze sculptor's, barn building companies, arena footing, horse care products, chaps and show clothing makers, cowboy collectibles and antiques, fencing and gate companies, tack stores, boots, videos, trucks, trailers, recreational vehicles, sign makers, country furniture, toys and gifts.
Another great program that is included in this huge event is the assortment of entertainment that is included with the use of various authentic breed demonstrations and drill teams. From high stepping Peruvian Paso Finos and Lippizans to viewing a black Fresian Freestyle Reining Act, it will certainly be a crowd pleaser for the entire family. Everyone will have an opportunity to view and pet some of these rare horses in the demonstration "viewing" barn. They will perform nightly and throughout the afternoon lunch breaks daily. For the youngest horse lover, pony rides will be available at the Midway Park area.
For more information, you may take a look at the website, www.horse-n-more.com and enter AQHA or Paint Shows or contact Jackie Collins, Show Manager 425/481-9180. Equi-Fair tickets are available at your local Ticketmaster outlet or contact the Yakima Office, 509/453-7139. Equifair tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 4 to 12 years, and free for children under 3. You may also obtain your Cleve Well's Clinic tickets scheduled Friday, April 28 or Saturday, April 29 through Ticketmaster for only $15 individual or $30 for a family of up to four. This rare appearance of Cleve Well's, a top 17 World Champion producer of Burleson, Texas will be demonstrating basic techniques to get you and your horse in top winning shape. His clinic will begin at 1pm both Friday and Saturday. Spectators attending the Cleve Well's Clinic will also be able to get into the Equifair on the same day at no extra charge.