LEC Louisiana Horse Expo
Sports and Recreation
2014 EXPO PRESS RELEASE
WHO: The Louisiana Horse Council
WHAT: The Louisiana Equine Council (LEC) is hosting 7th Annual Horse EXPO designed to promote the horse industry to educate horsemen with clinics, demonstrations and competitions. The feature event this year will be the Challenge of the Breeds which include a youth, non-pro and open rider on each team.
Five breeds, (Quarter horse, Paints, Appaloosa, Arabians and Thoroughbreds) will compete for bragging rights as the most versatile breed. Teams will compete in jumping, barrel racing, pattern work and an obstacle course.
Each team will have a free style opportunity to demonstrate things unique to their breed or horse. In addition to the feature competition of Breeds, nationally recognized experts will present clinics and demonstrations on jumping, roping and dressage.
The jumping clinic will be conducted Friday night by Michael Radich, professional hunter jumper trainer from Lake Charles, and will be followed by a jumping competition. Up to 20 People will be accepted into the clinic. For more information, call Michael Radich at (716) 830-7419.
Saturday morning a jumping demonstration will start the program. Saturday afternoon will be highlighted by a roping demonstration and clinic. PRCA roper and renowned clinician Jade Conner will be conducting the clinic. The first 20 youth participants will be accepted free into the clinic portion of the program. The clinic will include roping tying and training techniques. To sign up, call Bill Bunton at 318-442-3730.
Sunday morning will start with Cowboy Church presented by Professional horsewoman and clinician Fran Hancock. Later, Glen Daigle will present a driving demonstration and training the wagon horse followed by followed by a Dressage demonstration by ASHA certified clinician Nancy Burba. The demonstration will include a dressage horses at all levels of experience all the way to Prix St George level performing to music. Clinician Nancy Burba grew up in Oklahoma and competed in most of the western events until she discovered dressage. She has received her teaching certification from USDF thru 2nd level in 2005.
A Kid's Korral will be hosted by SOAR Therapeutic Riding of Lake Charles offering a wide range of hands-on educational opportunities and 'horsey' crafts for the kids.
WHEN: March 21, 22 and 23, 2014
WHERE: Rice Arena in Crowley, La.
For more information go to www.laequinecouncil.com.