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October 15, 2011 by staff
The “World Series of horse shows” runs from November 2-6, coming to the Kentucky Horse Park for the first time in its 128 year history.
The exhibition Equus Pavilion aims to revolutionize equine education. Students will visit from 9 am to 2 pm Thursday and Friday, with a higher estimate of about 40,000 spectators and exhibitors at the National Horse Show Alltech vision and participates in the exhibition during the horse show.
Designer and Technical Coordinator for Alltech Track National Horse Show, Bobby Murphy, began developing the educational exhibition in July, when the American Junior and Young rider Championships were taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park.
“Mason Phelps and I had talked about how we could make a difference with equine education and exposure out of it,” Murphy said. “I knew we had the resources to carry out the educational exhibition and provide clinics and demonstrations needed to be educational and interactive.”
Equus Pavilion is designed to simulate the design of a show ring, and even has its own competitive schedule, allowing participants to take part in interactive educational booths, compete in a horseless horse show, participate clinics and demonstrations, and arts and craft projects complete, everything revolves around an equine education program.
As an educational exhibit expansive implies the support of many different partners. “We support local and state government, the Foundation Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Council of the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative, the Department of Agriculture, ASPCA, Alltech and the National Horse Show,” said Murphy. “The National Show Horse Alltech is a place where we can structure the development of the equine community in education. Being in the Horse Capital of the World gives us the opportunity to develop an equine education system works, and it expected that the reform of the entire industry. ”
Eight universities have registered to participate in the Pavilion of Equus, while other participants are the United States Equestrian Federation, the United States Pony Club, 12 Angels Foundation, ASPCA, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Alltech Institute Horse Show.
“All of these committees, clubs, foundations and organizations have joined together to make a difference,” said Murphy. “We’re trying to make students and visitors feel like part of the system show that not only are we trying to create an equine culture, but actually gives them the emotional value of what is to compete as a rider and a horse.”
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital has hands several educational interactive exhibits ranging from podiatry, interactive stations, ultra sound, the footsteps of the horse, even a total exhibition area of ??a surgical and intensive care unit. Another crowd favorite is Rood and Riddle “Sarge” the skeleton of the horse.
“Our main goal is to show all the many advances have been made in equine veterinary medicine and would like to highlight some of the advances we have in Rood and Riddle,” said Dr. Tom Riddle.
Rood and Riddle will also host a symposium on Sports Thursday, November 3 from 5-7 pm
Rood and Riddle have several exhibitions in the Hall of Equus, including one in the upper airway diagnostic display with a full-size horse and pony as an attachment. Photo courtesy of Rood and Riddle.
ASPCA station includes activities such as Equine Emergency Rescue and ASPCA: 145 Years of Compassion. This stand will be to educate visitors about how the ASPCA has saved the lives of horses during emergencies for 145 years, and how the same rescue team invented by the ASPCA in 1800? S is still used today. Dr. Pam Corey of the ASPCA and Michelle Melaragno an ambulance heart will be an interactive demonstration on how the heart works ambulance and why is a lifesaver for horses in horse shows. Tips on emergency horse care will be presented.
Rename-horse welfare advocate and horse racing expert Alex Brown will host a book signing for his latest novel The greatness and goodness: Barbaro and his legacy – a tribute to the legendary race horse, Barbaro. In addition, participants will be able to join Nancy Perry, Senior Director of Government Relations ASPCA, Dr. Pamela Corey, equine veterinarian with the ASPCA Agency Animal Protection Law, and director Joe Pentangelo, Deputy Director of Police Protection Animal and animal enclosure star on Animal Planet and the ASPCA explains how to fight animal cruelty and enforce the laws to protect animals.
Georgina Bloomberg, Brianne Goutal and Paige Johnson teach riding clinics that demonstrate the position of the legs, posture, and the progress of the horses, public school groups come through. The United States Pony Club will teach the horse makes the participants, the explanation of the colors of horses and the way that allows everyone to understand the formation and its importance in the ring.
Other activities include horse show without horses infamous, the Alltech World Equestrian Games, which will allow viewers to compete for the blue ribbon and participate in various competitive activities. There is also a center of arts and crafts projects, demonstrations of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) and a piece of history with real WEG podiums.
Murphy has been working on an equine education in the public school system in Kentucky for ten years, when he and Betsey Fishback first developed SPEAK (Supporting and Promoting awareness in the schools of Kentucky Equine.)
“One of our main objectives is to bring school and education programs in the 1,100 equine schools and 640,000 students in Kentucky. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is helping to develop this project through the state government, with your help, which is where progress can really begin. All that now is a step in the right direction, and is the National Show Horse Alltech is leading us down the road, “Murphy concludes.
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