April 23, 24, 25 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

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2019 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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4th Annual Battle of the Breeds: Obstacle Challenge

Now is the time to start getting ready! Is your breed Association or Group attending the Expo? The Battle of the Breeds is a fun way of showing off the different breeds of horses, mule or donkey in a unique competition. The Obstacle Challenge is a trail course on steroids that tests the partnership between a horse and rider while maneuvering through obstacles.

 Open to horses/mules/donkeys that are at the Minnesota Horse Expo with a Breed Association or Commercial Exhibit.

 Friday and Saturday at the Compeer Arena. (Entrants must attend both days)

 Approximately 6:00-8:00pm both days.

The horse/mule/donkey must be ridden in the competition.
 Juniors may ride. All participants must sign a Minnesota Horse Expo Waiver.

There will be a novice and open division.

Open division – Experienced rider/horse that competes in trail classes.

Novice division – Horses that regularly do NOT compete in trail or obstacle shows, may be an experienced rider; may be in training to be trail horse. Entries are limited.

The course will be 8-10 obstacles, it is judged on a combination of speed and completion of the course.
 It is timed and judged and includes a 15 second refusal rule on each obstacle.

This is a fun competition however there will be some awards to top competitors.

The Minnesota Horse Expo is well known for being a showcase of diverse horse breeds.
 The goal of the Challenge is to invite as many breeds of equines to participate as possible.

For more info/entry form please contact Barb Whiteis, at barb@happyanimalbedding.com or 612-598-1696.
  Updates to follow on Minnesota Horse Expo website.


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