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  • 2009 Bluebonnet Horse Expo

    If you get to come, look for me. I'll be the one running around in 5 million different directions at once.

    It is almost here – the 2009 Bluebonnet Horse Expo!

    October 10, 2009
    9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Travis County Expo Center – 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, Texas - Event goes on rain or shine as this is a covered facility

    Join us for a day of fun, family, friends, learning.. and best of all HORSES! The day includes clinics

    Clinics throughout the day include:
    Michael Vermaas "From Rescue to Competition"
    Jere Johnson "Horsenalities"
    Charlotte Morris "Muscles in Motion"
    Kay McFall "Horse Safety: On the Ground, Mounting, Dismounting & 1-Rein Stops"
    Kaylon Sullins "Horse Psychology"
    Cathy Sullins "The Mechanics of Bits"
    "Top" Ramirez "Communicating Through Problems"

    Prime Time Express, Lone Star Vaulters and the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association will all be performing as well.

    The day also include a live and silent auction of horse items – including several gently used saddles (dressage, all purpose, western), a pony cart, and much more as well as a great vendor area, Parade of Breeds, rescue horses to meet and much more. This year also includes the inaugural Bluebonnet Art Show and inaugural Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.

    We hope you can attend and hope you’ll share this with your clients.

    You can learn more at www.bluebonnethorseexpo.com

    PS. We also still have vendor spaces and sponsorship opportunities available. And we’re still accepting donations of new and used horse and farm/ranch items as well as amateur and professional art work.
    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

  • #2
    Hope this is a very successful event for you guys. Texas is a bit far for me to go though I would like to one day
    Our horses are not seen as the old and disabled they may have become, but rather as the mighty steeds they once believed themselves to be.

    Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement


    • Original Poster

      When you do manage to come to Texas, make sure you come see me.
      Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

      Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com


      • #4
        Let us know if there is anything we can do!
        a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


        • #5
          I hope to be there tomorrow!
          ~ Kimberlee


          • #6
            I'll definitely be there


            • #7
              Great job Jenn!

              It looked like it was pretty darn organized from the outside, and you some great vendors. How did it do as a fundraiser?

              PS - Props to your entrance staff. They were very nice and helpful before asking for money.
              ~ Kimberlee


              • Original Poster

                Kimberlee, you just made my day. I am SO GLAD to get input from someone not involved in planning or putting it on. I think it was the best event we have had yet. And I think they will just keep getting better.

                I should have totals today. We started on Friday night at our volunteers dinner with a $5,000 check given to us by a new foundation opening up in CA. So that was an awesome way to start the event (and it was a surprise to me - they presented it to me and I was almost in tears ).

                Kate66, it was good to see you again, too. I hope we cna get down to your area in Nov. or Dec. and maybe have lunch or dinner.

                I am already excited for next year. I have to get to work on our black tie event this week, but we will be working on the 2010 Expo starting soon.

                We welcome suggestions from anyone who attended.
                Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com


                • #9
                  Jenn, so thrilled for you that you did so well!!!

                  Am also jingling that the late-to-the-party bidder for the auction comes through!
                  a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                  • Original Poster

                    DGRH - you need to fly down next year.

                    I'm in your state now - but on the other side. It is freaking cold here - I didn't bring warm enough clothes!
                    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com