Horse Expo will feature workshops, demonstrations and exhibitors

Event to be held Friday through Sunday

Equine enthusiasts are invited to attend the fifth annual Washington State Horse Expo.

It will be held Friday, from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Clark County Event Center at the fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Adult admission will be $10 per person. Tickets are $8 for senior citizens, age 62 and older, and children, ages 7 to 12, is $8. There is no charge for kids younger than age 7 to attend.

Three-day event passes are also available, $24 for adult admission and $20 for youth. Parking will cost $6 per vehicle. RV parking is also available, but must be reserved in advance.

Workshop topics will include “skill drills and exercises for better barrel racing,” presented by Sharon Camarillo; and “how to create balance in a hunter jumper,” offered by Nick Karazissis.

Other participants will include dressage specialist Jessica Wisdom, Craig Cameron’s “Extreme Cowboy Race,” Kyle Kellmer, and Steve Rother’s Western Doma Vaquera.

Entertainment will be provided by Marvin Pierce’s Cow Dogs, The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe, and Spanky and Dally — a mini horse and puppy that perform tricks.

Vendors and exhibitors will include the Clark County Executive Horse Council, the Clark County Saddle Club, Fort Vancouver Rodeo and Washington Trail Riders Association.

For more information, call the Event Center administrative office at 397-6180. The horse expo schedule can be found at www.wastatehorseexpo.com.

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