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.
Whether women just want to learn more about Iowa’s equine industry, or need to find more profitability from their equine business, the course offers something for everyone. Sessions cover financial documentation and breakeven analysis, equine insurance, annual horse health care plans, evaluation of feed rations, marketing an equine business, environmental management, and land use decisions. A variety of resources are provided to help women consider important management decisions. Every participant receives a certificate at the end of the course.
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.