WAIMEA, Hawaii – The 6th annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo is coming up August 10 and 11 at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea on Hawaii, the Big Island. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund and the Paniolo Preservation Society.
A dozen experts from Hawaii and across the U.S. mainland representing a wide array of equine health and training disciplines will be hosting demonstrations over the two day Expo. The venue at Pukalani Stables allows for multiple Expo programs to occur simultaneously in three different settings for ongoing action.
On Saturday, August 10 clinics, demonstrations and presentations topics include Common Horse Diseases in Hawaii, Horse Trailer Boot Camp, The Art of Barrel Racing, Six Tricks Great Horseman Use Every day, Greatest Revelations about Horse Behavior, The Equine Mouth—Why Horses Evade, and Resistance Free Riding.
Sunday, August 11 begins with an opening ceremony with Pudding Lassiter and the Puu Moi Riders followed by a traditional blessing of the horses. Clinician demonstrations throughout the day will include Horse Trailer Repairs & Preventive Maintenance, Creative Exercises for Limited Riding, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowgirls, Best Friends Forever—Seven Strategies for Maintaining Harmony, The Unwanted Horse Problem, Ask The Doctor—Answers to Your Questions, Connecting the Dots—How to Have Fun with Your Horse and Be Safe, Building the Rider’s Confidence, Full Body Riding, and The “C” Word—Colic.
Hawaii Horse Expo clinicians and presenters are Charles Wilhelm, Dr. Brady Bergin, Lester Buckley, David Bodin, Sharon Camarillo, Leigh Godison-Grieve, Rick Lamb, Elizabeth Mason, Dr. Robert Miller, Dale Myler, Solomon Singer, and Dr. Lisa Wood.
Sunday concludes with the annual presentation of Hawaii Horse Expo’s Annual Mana Award to recognize an individual devoted to horse education and health. The 2013 award is being presented to Hawaii High School Rodeo supporters Wally and Edwin Nobriga.
Gates open both days at 9am with demonstrations concluding at 5:30pm on Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday. The Paniolo Preservation Society Museum will be open to Expo attendees and vendors offering services, medical and nutritional information and crafts will be set up in the stable’s dining hall. Hawaii Island Humane Society will host a benefit silent auction and food vendors will help make certain everyone is well fed. Tickets, which are $30 per day, will be available at the gate. Visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com for more information.
The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more. Learn more at HIHS.org or call 808-329-1175.