Horse lovers are in for a treat! From miniature to magnificent – the upcoming AG Progress Days Equine Exhibit has something for every horse enthusiast.
AG Progress Days (August 16-18, 2016), presented by Penn State’s Equine Science Program is Pennsylvania’s largest agriculture exhibit. The three-day event full of fun-filled and educational activities is aimed to please equine fans of all ages and expertise.
Some highlights of the program include:
Horse riders will display varying horsemanship skills, take part in horse sporting events, and show how the four-legged species provide therapy. The event will also see a new addition to its lineup with a presentation on heavy armor jousting. The presentation will be performed by the Knights of the Rose Jousting Troupe. Another new entry to this year’s AG Progress Days will be an arena carriage racing show performed by the Grey Horse Stable.
Various exhibitions will be on display at the main Equine Exhibit building where visitors will be provided with information on how to take care of their horses, their health, nutrition, safety equipment, and diseases that the equine are prone to.
Equine Council’s Learning Station:
Horse enthusiasts will be able to learn how to groom a horse properly under the supervision of trained staff.
Apart from the display by some of the magnificent horses, the AG Progress Days will also see the return of miniature horses with a performance by The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association Youth Ambassadors. They will also show the audience how they taught their small pets to perform.
Informative Session by Jake Werner:
On Tuesday, August 16, Jake Werner – the attending veterinarian for the state - will be visiting the equine exhibit to inform the horse lovers, owners, and riders about any emerging illnesses that the horses may be vulnerable to.
Farrier Scott Sims will be available at the exhibit on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 16 and 17) to answer any queries the visitors have related to horse hoofs and their care.
4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Competition:
On Thursday, the 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Competition will take place from 9 in the morning to 4 in the evening at the Equine Exhibit Building. Anyone who is interested in horses can take part in the competition where teams of 4 participants each will compete against each other. The teams will be asked questions about horses and awarded when given the right answers. The members will also get a chance to be a part of a clinic where they will be taught how to train miniature horses.
And much more…..
AG Progress Days will be held at the Russell E. Larson Agriculture Research Center at Rock Springs. The timings and more information about the program can be found on the official website of AG Progress Days.
**Please note that admission and parking for the exhibit are free of cost**
Now I know where I’ll be on those days. If you are also a horse lover like me, or own a miniature horse, ride a magnificent one or just want to have a good time – do visit the annual AG Progress Days and find out more about this majestic animal. See you there!