Featuring Rare & Unique Equines!

New for 2019, the Western States Horse Expo is proud to be hosting the SANA West Rare Breed Show. In partnership with the Equus Survival Trust & the Akhal-Teke Association of America, this event will be a true rare breed show and entry will be limited to those breeds currently being protected by the Equus Survival Trust and on the Equine Conservation List. Discover some of the rarest & most unique breeds in North America and learn how you can help save them from extinction! The show will be taking place in Arenas 9 & 10 during all four days of the Expo. Class lists & show details will be available in January so please check back soon. Do you own one of the breeds listed on the EST Conservation List and interested in participating in the show? Just email [email protected] for current details and to sign up!

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Four Days of education, competition and fun!

Hosted by the Akhal-Teke Association of America and the Equus Survival Trust
Clinics: Dressage, Jumping, Obstacles, In-Hand
Open SANA Classes: Dressage, Western Dressage, Jumping, Obstacles (ridden and in-hand)
Akhal-Teke Breed Specific Classes: Akhal-Teke in-hand and ridden classes
Rare Breeds Pavilion with Breed Booths and Display Stalls
Run under SANA rules (Stewardship Awards of North America) – focusing on conservation through education. This competition is to help conserve endangered breeds by encouraging breeders to retain traditional type, movement and the inner qualities that historical use honed for centuries.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday
May 8

ALL DAY
Arrival and Set up

EVENING
Meet and Greet

Thursday
May 9

AFTERNOON
Jumping Clinic

LATE AFTERNOON
Dressage Clinic

Friday
May 10

MORNING
Jumping Clinic

AFTERNOON
Dressage Clinic

LATE AFTERNOON
Western Dressage Clinic

Saturday
May 11

MORNING
Obstacle Clinic

AFTERNOON
Akhal-Teke Classes

LATE AFTERNOON
Get Together

Sunday
May 12

MORNING
Obstacle Competition

AFTERNOON
In-Hand Clinic

Monday
May 13

Tear down and head home

Featured Breeds

Dales Pony – Northern England

Closely related to the Fell, the larger Dales has been used as a pack pony, on the farm for shepherding and hunting, and as light draft in WWI & II. Possessing outstanding stamina at the trot, and their extreme strength and agility make Dales masters of versatility earning them the title “Great All
‘Rounder”.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Fell Pony – Northern England

The Fell Pony is a large native pony from the hills of Cumbria in northern England. Known for its hardiness, surefootedness and strong constitution, Fells are the closest relative of the extinct Scottish Galloway. Kind enough for experienced youth, strong enough to carry a man, excellent driving pony, it is said, “You cannot put a Fell to the wrong job!”

EST Status: VULNERABLE

Kerry Bog Pony – Ireland

A small stylish draft pony, Kerrys have only recently having gained recognition as a breed, but are long in history as a servant in Ireland. From County Kerry, Ireland they are sensible, possess great courage and endurance, train easily for harness and are an excellent children’s riding pony.

EST Status: Study/CRITICAL

Newfoundland Pony – Canadian East coast

Hailing from the founding of the Canadian coast, the Newfoundland is a medium to large pony with a genetic package of 19th Century Mountain & Moorland ponies and extinct Scottish Galloway without the 19th & 20th Century ‘improvements’. Fast learners with an intense desire to please, they excel in any discipline. and are one of the few pony breeds developed in NA.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Exmoor Pony – Exmoor, England

Small, hardy ponies designed by Mother Nature for survival, but well suited for riding or driving. Their uniformity of color and type attests to their ancient, pure ancestry. Exmoors are clever and sensible, giving trust and obedience when shown leadership and respect. Considered the oldest and purest of the Native Pony breeds, they are also one of the most endangered.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Dartmoor Pony – Dartmoor, England

A quality Dartmoor should give one the impression of elegance and strength, with a pretty pony head and a flowing mane and tail. Movement should never be excessive, but rather free flowing, low and honest, and always sure-of-foot. Small in stature and long known as an outstanding child’s pony,
Dartmoors are fun in harness for adults too.

EST Status: VULNERABLE

Gotland – Russ – Gotland, Sweden

Primitive looking and pony size, Gotlands come from the Swedish Baltic Isles, possibly descended from the Tarpan. Once popular for work in coal mine, they are versatile, hardy, long-lived. Willing jumpers, superb in harness, agile, strong, and gentle, Gotlands are a superb child’s pony. Often
called, “the best little pony on the planet!

EST Status: AT RISK

Irish Draught – Ireland

The Irish Draught Horse is an active, short-shinned, powerful horse with substance and quality. It is proud of bearing, deep of girth and strong of back and quarters. Standing over a lot of ground, it has an exceptionally strong and sound constitution. It has an intelligent and gentle nature and is noted for its docility & common sense and its long history as a hunter and jumper.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Caspian – Iran (Persia)

Thought extinct until 1965, Caspians trace to ancient Persia and predate the Arabian. Small, elegant hot-blooded horses, they average 11 to 12.2 hh. One Breed Standard with Three distinct types: Desert, Hunter, and Steppe. Highly intelligent, free flowing movement, spectacular shoulder action & agility.
Phenomenal jumpers and athletes. Excellent child’s horse, can carry 120 #s.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Akhal-Teke – Turkmenistan

Research suggests they predate the Arabian and influenced the Thoroughbred, the Teke reigned as a war horse supreme in ancient times. Brilliant metallic colors and lithe athletic build, movement is extremely fluid, elastic, and forward moving – Akhal-Tekes are known for speed, endurance, dressage and jumping. Ave 15.2 hh, 900-1000 #s.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Mountain Pleasure – Kentucky, USA

Indigenous to KY’s Appalachian Mnts with roots based in blooded European & Spanish gaited stock, the MPH can trace its beginnings to early KY statehood. Influence American Saddlebred, TN Walking Horse, and the Rocky Mtn. Horse. Naturally gaited – known as the Cadillac of Rides & family horse, -calm, willing, surefooted, outstanding pleasure & trail mount.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Canadian Horse – CANADA

A major player in the development of America, the Canadian was decimated during Civil War nearly to extinctions. The horse American forgot traces it’s ancestry to 17th C. Canada and the French Royal Stables of Brittany and Normandy. Incredibly athletic & kind with abundant muscling, bone, and heavy mane and tail. National horse of Canada. 14-16 hh.

EST Status: THREATENED

Lippitt Morgan – New England, USA

A foundation strain of the purest traditional Morgan type, Lippitts represent over 200 years of careful linebreeding to retain the bloodlines & type of Justin Morgan’s horse. Ranging from 14.1 to 15.1 hh, with wide pretty heads, well crested necks, and compact builds, Lippitts exude power, grace, and
versatile agility. Native to America and likely related to the older Canadian Horse.

EST Status: CRITICAL

Cleveland Bay – England

Developed first as a packhorse, laster as a coach and heavy hunter, the Cleveland Bay was bred for strength, soundness, and long distance. A warmblood free of TB blood for nearly 200 years, they make an outstand outcross, causing near extinction. Always bay, 16-17 hh, 1200-1550 #s. Calm, dignified, graceful & tractable. Britain’s oldest indigenous horse.

EST Status: CRITICAL

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