Bluebonnet Horse Expo Benefits Needy Horses

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society will host the 11th annual Bluebonnet Horse Expo at the Travis County Expo Center (7311 Decker Lane in Austin) on October 21, 2017 from 9AM to 7PM.

The Bluebonnet Horse Expo is a day-long educational, adoption, and fundraising event for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society – and it includes something for all horse lovers and enthusiasts!

Equine professionals Michael Battenfield, Jimmy Brown, Lindsay Burer, Sue De Laurentis, Aaron England, Jack Lieser, Mark and Miranda Lyon, Kaylon Robinson, Cathy Sullins, Dr. David Warren, and many others will be educating attendees on topics ranging from horse health to horse handling and training. Vendors will sell horse related goods, home décor, books, and more. A silent auction will feature horse/farm/ranch/western-themed jewelry, clothing, and home décor while the Bluebonnet Art Show and Sale will offer original works of art for sale to attendees. The event also includes a live auction of saddles and other tack, a used tack sale, and 50-60 horses for adoption.

The Bluebonnet Horse Expo includes the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. At the Challenge, professional trainers and non-professional horseman and horsewomen compete over an obstacle course and show off their horses’ skills in a freestyle competition. Before the competition, professional trainers have four months to start BEHS horses under saddle or work through behavioral problems while non-professionals work with a horse for four months who was previously trained to ride or work with a horse on the ground. The Challenge horses are available for adoption at the event.

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a non-profit organization that helps rescue horses, ponies, and donkeys from negligent and abusive owners. Not only is the event educational, but all funds raised at the event help Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society alleviate the suffering of horses throughout Texas.

There are still sponsorship and vendor opportunities available, and the organization needs donations of horse equipment and farm/ranch/western themed art-work, jewelry, and home décor for the live auction, art show, silent auction, and sale area. All donations are tax deductible.

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