16th Annual Maryland Horse World Expo: 2012

December 4, 2011–The Maryland Horse World Expo takes place January 20-22 in Timonium, Maryland. Featured events include the following:

Education Corral

Maryland Horse World Expo is pleased to announce the addition of a third arena for 2012. Be sure you check out the schedule for the new Education Corral, located in the Cow Palace near Stallion Avenue. In addition to the Main Arena and the expanded Exhibition Hall Arena, this new arena will add more than 21 hours of additional demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Opening Ceremonies – Cow Palace Arena

With a mix of horsemanship and patriotism, the Maryland Horse World Expo will open each day with the National Anthem, flags and a thrilling display of horsemanship.

  • Friday, 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, 9:15 am
  • Sunday, 9:15 am

Trail Champions Challenge – Exhibition Hall Arena

Welcome to the newest event at Horse World Expo, the Trail Champions Challenge. The Challenge will be held at both the Maryland and Pennsylvania Horse World Expos and riders may compete at one or both locations. In the Challenge, riders and their horse compete for cash and prizes by negotiating an exciting course of obstacles while being timed and scored by a panel of judges. The professionally designed course will challenge the communication and trust riders have with their horse. Watch as Horse World Expo crowns the next Trail Champion!

  • Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Equi-tainment! A Musical Equine Variety Show – NEW – Cow Palace Arena

Come watch this entertaining segment of Horse World Expo highlighting the best of the best. Featured performances include drill teams, freestyle Dressage, Reining, tricks, bridleless riding and other exciting displays of horsemanship!

  • Friday, 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, 1:00 pm

Retired Race Horse Challenge – Cow Palace Arena

Join us at Horse World Expo as the Trainers Challenge makes it’s debut. At the Maryland Expo, three area trainers will be selected for the Challenge. The selected trainers will choose from three thoroughbreds, all fresh off the racetrack. After choosing their horses, the trainers will return on Saturday and compete for the honor of Top Trainer. A panel of three distinguished judges will score the trainers on how they interact with their horses, and the steps each took to bond with and get these horses started in their new careers off the track.

Follow these same trainers & horses as they progress through the various stages of training and compete again at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo. We are betting they will accomplish much over the five weeks in preparation for the second phase of the Challenge.

  • Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Daily Roping Contests

With instruction from a real life cowboy, learn how to rope, practice with roping dummies and then compete against others at Horse World Expo. Top ropers will win prizes daily. There are no registration fees and registration prior to the Expo is not required. Stay tuned for more information on how to register for this fun new contest.

Parade of Breeds – Cow Palace Arena

Exciting and educational demonstrations highlighting the versatility and beauty of the equine. The demonstration will feature various breeds to be shown throughout the weekend. See the Breed Demo Schedule so you can be sure to catch your favorite breeds in action.

  • Friday, 12:30 pm, 6:20 pm
  • Saturday, 9:30 am, 12:20 pm
  • Sunday, 9:30 am, 3:20 pm

Stallion Avenue Demonstration – Cow Palace Arena

Stallion Avenue features the region’s top stallions. A variety of breeds will be represented. Each stallion will be shown in the arena each day. See Schedule

  • Friday, noon
  • Saturday, 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, noon

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