Virginia Equestrian Festival & Expo

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Don’t Miss the Unbridled Excitement  of the NEW EQUINE EXTRAVAGANZA for 2013! Here are some highlights.

Equine Extravaganza, the Virginia equestrian festival and expo now owned by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, has announced an exciting new program for November 1-3. What better place for horse lovers to gather for three full days of “everything equine” than at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, the birthplace of the legendary Secretariat.

The show will present more than 100 clinics and demonstrations by top trainers and horse experts from across the country.  Key presenters include:

Julie Goodnight, versatile trainer and popular host of “Horse Master” on RFD-TV;

Ken McNabb, true “American Cowboy” and host of “Discovering the Horseman Within” on RFD-TV;

Steuart Pittman, noted trainer in eventing, dressage and jumping and president of the Retired Racehorse Training  Project;

Brock and Leisha Griffith, the dynamic husband and wife training team;

 Dr.  Robert Miller, equine behaviorist and veterinarian who created imprint training for foals;

Sulu Rose-Reed, trainer and Grand Prix champion;

Ron McLoughlin, classical stock seat trainer, to name a few.

Topics will range from natural horsemanship, dressage, reining, jumping, trail riding, gaited riding, cowboy mounted shooting, barrel racing, ranch horse, cowboy mounted shooting and more.

In addition to a power-packed educational program, the exhibit hall will be bustling with vendors from all over the country offering horse enthusiasts a spectacular array of products and services just in time for holiday shopping.

Other program highlights of Equine Extravaganza include a

Mounted Police Horse Obstacle Course;

Breed and Stallion Pavilion; Trail Challenge;

a “Virginia’s Finest Pavilion” showcasing gourmet foods and wines, along with local craft beers;

narrated tours of the historic property;

rides in a “surrey with the fringe on top;”

and a Kids Corral with “horsey” activities for children.

As befitting the farm’s heritage, there will be an exclusive Secretariat-themed event, the only one of its kind in Virginia.  More details will be announced soon. Additionally there will be an extensive array of official Secretariat merchandise available at the expo, along with book signings.

The spectacular Ma’Ceo Gypsy Festival Equestrian Show will make its first full production appearance in Virginia under the Big Top at our Equine Extravaganza.   Ten beautiful breeds of horses and their daring riders will dazzle the audience with thrilling equestrian arts in this high-energy exhibition choreographed to rich acoustic gypsy music.

For further information, see  Tickets will go on sale in mid-September.

The Meadow Event Park is also home to the State Fair of Virginia.  It is operated by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation,  which is committed to preserving Virginia’s rich agricultural heritage and ensuring that The Meadow thrives as a regional event and equine venue.



Schedule is subject to change without notice: Please check back closer to the show for any changes. Clinicians line up may change without notice.

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