Apple Valley Festival To Focus On Equine Education

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– Education will be the focus of the day when the sixth annual Equine Festival of Apple Valley gallops into town Saturday, October 12 at Horsemen’s Center Park.

The festival is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event offers a full schedule of equine health seminars from prominent veterinarians coming from as far away as San Jose and Montana who will discuss topics including, but not limited to, equine  lameness, dental health, vaccines, emergency care and reproductive health. Additionally, Victor Valley College will offer information on equine science classes and other programs they offer on campus.

The show arena will feature a western dressage demonstration, a Friesian breed demonstration and a judged “all Breed Horse Show” that will offer awards to participants.

This one of a kind event features a multitude of horse-related activities including showmanship demonstrations, open jackpot ranch sorting, and vendors. No horse? No problem! There is something for everyone who enjoys the western way of life.

Kids can play in the bounce house while adults can shop for gear and décor, and the whole family can enjoy an assortment of activities. Vendors representing suppliers of feed, tack, equipment and more will be paired with food booths and a variety of other rustic living style participants. This is a great event for those who are part of, admire or are interested in getting into the equestrian lifestyle.

Visit or call 240-7000 X 7071 for more information.  Admission and parking are free. The event is sponsored in part by Apple Valley Equine Hospital, Mojave River Equine Veterinary Service, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Zoetis.

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