Equine Blast is a program for 7th-12th grade students interested in equine science. The program focuses on real-world topics that impact the equine industry and youth. Students do not have to be enrolled in 4-H or own equine.
Makenzie Berkland will be presenting a 6-week course designed as an introduction to competitive horse judging while also providing youth with previous judging experience to brush up on the most common classes. We will cover Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Equitation, Ranch Horse classes, and Oral Reasons. Each evening, we will cover one or two of these topics in an interactive format with opportunities to ask questions. Participants will submit placings for classes that will be tracked throughout the series. Sessions will start Sunday, October 15th, from 6 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and run through November 19th.
Informational Meeting on the Contests and Participatory Events at the Annual Equine Extravaganza
February 26, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Ellsworth Community College Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, Room 110, 705 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls, IA
The Horse Fair is a perennial favorite throughout the Iowa equine community as it offers a perfect end to the cabin fever brought on by a typical Iowa winter. Many consider it to be the grand opening to the new season of horse events. Everyone considers it a perfect excuse to be among like-minded horse people.