Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Mane Event in Chilliwack Oct 24-26
Released by Mane Event Expo/Photo George Morris
ext weekend Chilliwack’s Heritage Park will host former Olympians, TV stars and America’s most Trusted Horseman as the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair takes place once again October 24 – 26, 2014.
This year’s line-up of clinicians include former Olympic rider and chef d’equipe for the US Show Jumping team, George Morris, who is also known as the “Founding Father” of Hunt Seat Equitation. George will be presenting sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Another olympic rider, well known in the Dressage world, Jan Ebeling will be showcased at the expo. Jan rode for the 2012 USA Olympic team, as well in the Pan Am Games, in numerous World Cup competitions and was a member of the bronze medal winning USA team at the Nations Cup in 2013.
Stars of the very successful CBC series “Heartland”, Alisha Newton (who plays Georgie Crawley) and Michelle Morgan (who plays Lou Fleming Morris) will be in attendance Saturday, October 25 at 3 pm signing autographs.
And on Sunday, October 26 John Lyons, “America’s Most Trusted Horseman”will be conducting Cowboy Church in the Round Pen at 9:45 am.
Joining the impressive line-up listed above are Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee, Sandy Collier, who will be presenting Reining clinics, 30 years veteran barrel racing competitor and trainer Dee Butterfield, well known northwest clinician and trainer Steve Rother, Canadian horse trainers and clinicians featured include Elaine Ward (Western Dressage); Brian Jensen (Driving sessions) and Gaited Horse trainer and clinician Dennis Quilliams.
The Trainers Challenge this year features three top trainers, these trainers showcase their skills with unbroke colts from the Douglas Lake Ranch, will feature Brandi Lyons (daughter of John Lyons), well respected Canadian reining competitor and trainer Dale Clearwater and Scott Purdum of Maryland, who has been a successful competitor in a number of trainers challenge throughout the mid-west.
The equine trade fair is filled with over 160 vendors offering everything for every horse and rider. As always everything is indoors so rain or shine this is a great weekend of learning, shopping and fun for the equine enthusiast. Visit www.maneeventexpo.com or details, a schedule of events and ticket information.
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