Upcoming Horse Events

This year’s McDowell Junior Horse Show and Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the McDowell Saddle Club Show Grounds on Highway 226 South off I-40. A rain date has been set for 1:00 p.m. April 26th (clinic at noon). The event is open to surrounding counties including Buncombe. The clinic will cover Showmanship during the first half hour and will break into subgroups to cover Non-Trotting, English/Huntseat, and Western for the second half hour. The rules, list of classes and entry form are attached below. If you have any questions, feel free to call Mario DeLuca, Agricultural Extension Agent for McDowell County Cooperative Extension, at 828-652-7874. You may also contact Kathy Norman at 659-2414 or Dixie Matthews at 803-3777.

2009 McDowell Horse Show Rules

2009 McDowell Horse Show Entry Form

4-H’ers may also be interested in this year’s QuarterFest. QuarterFest is a three-day, education-packed celebration of the American Quarter Horse where AQHA members and horse enthusiasts from around the world will gather in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 1-3 for fun, entertainment and festivities. Go online through the link below to learn more and to purchase tickets!  Please call 806-376-4811 if you have any questions.

QuarterFest Information

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