2016 marks the 10th year for the Bluebonnet Horse Expo, an annual educational event put on by Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in Austin. This year’s event will take place on October 22, 2016 from 9AM to 7PM at Travis County Expo Center at 7311 Decker Lane.
Horse-lovers from across the state of Texas – and beyond – will come together in Austin to learn about horse training and care from some of the finest trainers, veterinarians, and alternative caregivers in Texas.
The event is also home of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. At the Challenge, professional trainers and non-professional horseman and horsewomen compete over an obstacle course and show off their horses’ skills in a freestyle competition. Before the competition, professional trainers have four months to start BEHS horses under saddle or work through behavioral problems while non-professionals work with a horse for four months who was previously trained to ride or work with a horse on the ground. The Challenge horses, as well as other BEHS horses, are available for adoption at the event.
The Expo includes a horse/western/ranch-themed art show and sale, silent auction of home décor, jewelry, and clothing that is horse-related, live auction of saddles and other tack, tack sale, and vendor area.
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a non- profit organization that helps rescue horses, ponies, and donkeys from negligent and abusive owners. Not only is the event educational, but all funds raised at the event help Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society alleviate the suffering of horses throughout Texas.
There are still sponsorship and vendor opportunities available, and the organization needs donations of horse equipment and farm/ranch/western themed art-work, jewelry, and home décor for the live auction, art show, silent auction, and sale area. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, visit us http://www.bluebonnethorseexpo.com/ or (888) 542 5163.