Western States Horse Expo taking nominations for 2005 Hall of Fame Award

Throughout the U.S., there are millions of horse enthusiasts who work hard to improve the lives of horses, horse owners and fellow horse lovers. Many go above and beyond the call of duty to inspire others and pass on their extraordinaryThroughout the U.S., there are millions of horse enthusiasts who work hard to improve the lives of horses, horse owners and fellow horse lovers. Many go above and beyond the call of duty to inspire others and pass on their extraordinary

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Th roughout the U.S., there are millions of horse enthusiasts who work hard to improve the lives of horses, horse owners and fellow horse lovers. Many go above and beyond the call of duty to inspire others and pass on their extraordinary talents. Created to recognize these individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the equine industry, the Western States Horse Expo Hall of Fame Award was first presented to Frank Vessels in 2002. Since then, exceptional individuals like legendary trainer Ray Hunt and imprint training guru Dr. Robert Miller, DVM have stood before a packed stadium in 2003 and 2004, respectively, to be recognized as Hall of Famers. Who will take it home in 2005? Nominations are now being accepted and equine devotees around the country will provide the candidates.

Western States Horse Expo founder and creator, Miki Cohen, explains that the Hall of Fame Award was created in 2002 as a result of the many requests she had received since the expo first began in 1999. Since then, the response has been incredible. "We get a lot of nominations," Cohen said. "From veterinarians who perform life saving procedures in the middle of the night to the little old lady down the street who has been giving free riding lessons for 30 years, we get them all."

Th ousands of nominations will pour in, but only one will walk away with an original work of art that is hand chosen for the winner from the elite Equine Art Show at the expo. Only one will take center stage during the Saturday Evening Showcase in the Sundowner Arena, June 11th, 2005. And only one will be recognized by thousands of spectators, several of the country’s top clinicians, and the nations finest horse expo as the winner of the 2005 Western States Horse Expo Hall of Fame Award.

To nominate your favorite individual or organization in the equine industry, visit the Western States Horse Expo website at www.horsexpo.com or call 800-352-2411. All entries must be submitted in writing and should include contact info along with a detailed description of why the person nominated should receive the Hall of Fame Award.

Entries may be submitted to:
Hall of Fame
c/o Western States Horse Expo
PO Box 517
Coloma, CA 95613
Fax : 530-295-1404
Email: letters@horsexpo.com

Th e 2005 Western States Horse Expo begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10th at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA and lasts until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12th. Tickets are available through WESTERN STATES HORSE EXPO office, online at www.horsexpo.com or at the gate: $15 per day or $40 for a 3-day pass; Children 7 to 13 – $5 daily; 6 and under – free; Magnificent 7 admission – $10; Evening Showcase admission – $15.