HORSE HAPPENINGS » COMPILED BY LESLIE POTTER
MARCH IS A TIME OF CELEBRATION for horse
people. While the weather doesn’t always cooperate, the
first signs of spring are here. For most parts of the U.S.,
the clocks spring forward for Daylight Saving Time on
March 13, giving amateur equestrians everywhere an
extra hour of daylight to fit in a ride after work. The first
day of spring this year is officially on March 20. In the
meantime, add these events to your calendar to inspire
you for the season ahead.
Horse World Expo
March 3-6 • Harrisburg, Pa.
Illinois Horse Fair
March 4-6 • Springfield, Ill.
Red Hills International
March 10-13 • Tallahassee, Fla.
While many of us were
spending our days breaking
ice out of water troughs and
repairing ripped blankets (again),
the country’s top eventers have
been working on keeping their
horses fit and ready to compete
down south. We’ll find out how
well they’ve done that when
they come out to compete at
Red Hills, the first big competition
of the year on the U.S. eventing
calendar. It’s a spectator-friendly
event with a fun trade fair in a
warm location. What more could
you ask for? www.rhht.org.
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
March 11-13 • Denver, Colo.
Daylight Saving Time begins
Sunday, March 13
Road to the Horse
March 18-20 • Lexington, Ky.
The “World Championship
of Colt Starting” is an
invitational competition that has
put household names from the
horsemanship world along with
up-and-coming trainers in the
round pen with an unhandled
colt. Spectators get to watch
every session to see what the
trainers do to get their horse
ready for the
competitive obstacle course
on the final day. So far, Clinton
Anderson, Richard Winters and
newcomer Nick Dowers have
been announced as competitors
for 2016. This event tends to sell
out, so if you want to go, act now!
First Day of Spring
Road to the Horse
Great American Trail Horse Festival
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