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Horse Expo announces clinicians for 2010 (Aug. 20-22)

Richard Winters, a 2010 Hawaii Horse Expo Clinician


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The Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Hawaii Horse Expo 2010 is slated for Aug. 20-22 at the Waikoloa Stables in Waikoloa Village and at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund, which helps abused and abandoned horses on the island.

Event organizers have finalized an impressive list of noted experts 2009 Hawaii Horse Expo who will share their knowledge in a variety of horse-related disciplines during three days of fun and interesting clinics and demonstrations.

* Dr. Robert Miller, renowned equine behaviorist, author, and lecturer returns to Hawaii Horse Expo with a presentation he calls “Special Needs of the Senior Horse.” Miller brings a lifetime of working with often difficult equine patients to his hands-on clinics.

* Tammy Pate will host a clinic on “Intuitive Horsemanship” and a clinic on “Ranch Skills.” Pate will share her inherent wisdom about horsemanship and riding with Expo attendees.

* Dale Myler, an international expert on the horse’s mouth, will host audio visual and live demonstrations on “How to Know if Your Horse is Bitted Properly.” By following Myler’s two full days of clinics, participants will see first hand the progress made when the correct bit is used.

* Richard Winters, the 2009 Road to the Horse Champion, emphasizes communication and connection to the horse. Winters is National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) A-Rated Judge and the Horsemanship Instructor in Residence at California’s Thacher School. At Hawaii Horse Expo Winters will present “Colt Starting” and “Reining.”

* Rick Lamb, popular host of RFD TV’s “The Horse Show,” returns for the third year as moderator. Lamb will also present a lecture he calls “Bucking, Biting, Bolting.”

At Hawaii Horse Expo 2010, attendees will be educated and inspired. There is ample opportunity for attendees and clinicians to visit and share information in the intimate and purposeful structure of the weekend of events.

The event also includes a cultural element. Attendees may bring strands of their horse’s hair to be woven in to palm fronds, which are then blessed with a traditional Hawaiian blessing.

Special Horse Expo room rates are available Aug. 18-25 at the beachfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort beginning at just $149 per night. Hawaii Horse Expo guest lectures will take place at the resort Friday, Aug. 20.

Tickets to HIHS Horse Expo 2010 start as low as $18. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax deductible.

If you are interested in becoming a supporter, vendor, or sponsor, contact Nancy Jones at 887-2301.

For more information and ongoing program updates, visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com

For room reservations and to book special Hawaii Horse Expo room rates visit www.waikoloamarriott.com (Use group code HHEHHEA.)

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