2012 Horse Faire Video below courtesy Bill Grant, Small Bull Productions [email protected]
We want to invite you to join us as at our fabulous annual springtime event- HORSE FAIRE! Horse Faire is traditionally scheduled annually the day before Easter. However, due to bad weather that was forecast we rescheduled to May 4th. Horse Faire will be open to the public from 10:00am to 3pm. If you would like to submit an application to be a vendor or give a riding demonstration you can contact Mary Stewart at [email protected]
Last year the Mayor of Walnut Creek, Bob Simmons, was our Master of Ceremonies and introduced the presentation of the colors and our National Anthem at approximately 11am. We had Riding demonstrations begin shortly thereafter. We expect to follow a similar program again this year. We will have booths for local trainers, barns, tack shops, feed stores and horse organizations for you to stop at and browse through all day long. We will have all kind of riding demonstrations: from dressage to reining. Plus 4h, CSHA and Pony Club youth will be there to inspire your children as they show their horses and ponies in demonstration classes like Western Pleasure, English Flat, Jumping, Gymkhana, Trail and Showmanship. We will also have many fun exhibitions and games for the kids. You will even have the opportunity to get your family's pictures taken with darling miniature horses and have the chance to groom, pet and lead mini's through a short obstacle course. As always... we celebrate the day with lots of great food and drink!
Our goal for Horse Faire is to offer the public a fun family outing and in the process help everyone learn more about the wonder of the animal we love. We also want to bring local horse enthusiasts together --yes, YOU! There is great power in getting to know one another and in networking with each other. We all recognize that there is less and less room in the Bay Area for us to ride and stable our horses. If we really want to see our sport remain viable in our local communities we must reach out to and rein in the public, especially youth. This effort will increase our numbers and help us have greater influence over those who make decisions about land use in the Bay Area. We must also connect with one another to circle our collective wagons so we can work together to protect our future!
You can contact our Horse Faire Chairperson, Mary Stewart, at [email protected] about participating in Horse Faire or if you need more information about our event.
We sincerely hope to see you at our 3rd Annual Horse Faire!
-- Pass the word, tell all your friends about the Horse Faire! --
Special Thanks to our friend Bill Grant with Small Bull Productions for the 2012 Video above