Once you have done all of your foundation building work with your horse and you feel that trust, respect, and communication are strong (translation: you have a decent handle on your horse) you being to wonder “what else can we do?” Then with a simple...

Equine expositions are unique in the world of events. They are not “trade shows” in the traditional sense. Industry trade shows are events where only those involved with the specific industry, from manufacturing companies to retailers, attend and do business. The consumer is not involved...

Our chosen lifestyle, which involves our equine partners, is expensive. Feed prices go up, facility costs are on the rise, fuel costs keep creeping up, and the list goes on and on. So how do we continue to grow in our knowledge, skill, and experience...

Much like when you build a house, being a successful Exhibitor takes planning, forethought, and vision. A solid foundation, the right tools and a good set of plans are essential to the success of the house (it has to remain standing) and for being a...

We LOVE the fact that the Western States Horse Expo inspires creativity, innovation, and education within the equestrian and rural lifestyle community. The good folks at The Pony Xpress Club created a blog that gives some really great tips to its membership on how to...

You know about the Magnificent 7 All-Around Stock Horse Championship happening at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Western States Horse Expo. You have seen the announcements about the Western Select Barrel Race, the R3C/ BLM Mustang Adoption, the Western Select Ranch, Riding and Barrel...

One of the most effective training tools in your horse training toolbox is ROUND PEN SKILLS. The funny thing is, this aspect of horsemanship and horse care is often glossed over or not done at all. So many "my horse is good but X" horses...

The concept of horse-related fairs, shows and expositions has been around a long time. Medieval Europe had several famous, long-standing “horse fairs” where breeders would sell off their equestrian stock and network with one another to improve their bloodlines, while merchants of every description sold...

POPULAR PROGRAMS RETURN TO THE 20th ANNIVERSARY WESTERN STATES HORSE EXPO! 2018 is the 20th Anniversary year for the Western States Horse. For the last two decades, this exposition has celebrated the spirit of the horse, the equestrian and rural lifestyle with all that they...