Sacramento, CA – June 15, 2012 – The 2012 Western States Horse Expo was a huge success for Horse Expo Events, welcoming a large crowd June 8-10, 2012 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA. The guests gathered to watch Corey Cushing show Kevin & Sydney Knight’s Smart Boons to victory in the Magnificent Seven All Around Stock Horse Championship, while Jenny Sherbo took top honors in Project Cowgirl. There was food, clinics, and shopping for all equestrian enthusiasts, and everyone had a wonderful time at the annual event.
“It was so busy and everyone was having so much fun; it was really exciting,” stated Western States Horse Expo President Miki Nelsen. “We had the largest crowd for the Magnificent 7 that we’ve had in years, and there were over 2,000 people in the stands for the horse sales. Bikers Against Child Abuse had a booth for the weekend and people were so excited to learn about the organization and they did a great job raising money for the charity. All of the clinics were well attended; the book corral and the horse expo university were all big hits. It was a huge success and it was very exciting to see everyone enjoying themselves.”
Sacramento, CA – May 31, 2012 – The Western States Horse Expo is just around the corner and riders for the Magnificent Seven All Around Stock Horse Championship are gearing up their horses for the unique event. Seventeen of the country’s top competitors will participate in the intense one-day riding competition, where one horse and one rider demonstrate their skill and versatility in four events: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and fence work. The action peaks on Friday night when seven finalists are just four events away from a $25,000 purse, and the best horseman will receive the winning title. The Western States Horse Expo is scheduled for June 8-10, 2012 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA.
The event will feature the leading riders in the nation, including Russell Dilday, who will be aboard Scott and Darnell Trueblood’s Pepinic Chex, and Kevin Cantrelle’s Topsails Rein Maker. In 2007 and 2008, Dilday was the event’s reserve champion, and now looks to claim the winning honors. Ken Wold will ride Victory Phelps’ Shes A Catty Lady, and has ridden finalist at every national event, including the NCHA Futurity/Derbies, NRHA Futurity/Derbies, and the AQHA World Shows.
Sacramento, CA – March 12, 2012 – The Western States Horse Expo is pleased to announce that Chris Cox will be one of the featured clinicians during this year’s event. Cox has developed a successful partnership between horse and rider, and is an accomplished clinician and master horseman. The Western States Horse Expo is scheduled for June 8-10, 2012 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California.
Born into the ranching business, Cox moved with his family from Florida to an island off the coast of northeast Australia to raise cattle as a toddler. After returning to the United States at the age of 18 with unique horsemanship skills, Cox focused on training horses and providing clinics for individuals of all skill levels who were interested in developing and perfecting their abilities. He is currently the host of “Come Ride the Journey” on RFD-TV, while also competing as a team roper and conducting clinics throughout the country.