MARCH 12, 2014

Verde Valley Equine Festival 2014, April 4 –6

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The Rio Verde Roverettes are revving up for another blockbuster event, already acclaimed with tremendous reception throughout Arizona’s equestrian communities.  The Verde Valley Equine Festival 2014 is designed to showcase and promote EVERYTHING for the Arizona horse and horse owner, and will return to the Cottonwood Equestrian Center.

Offering the greatest opportunity for educating and networking, from western to English disciplines, Dressage and more, the 3-day agenda includes outstanding horse clinics, celebrated experts and professionals from all aspects of equine health and well being.  Vendor booths will be providing a variety of information geared for today’s equestrians, along with new innovations in products and accessories, trends and sciences, including nutrition.

The Arizona Horseman’s Challenge, created and produced by Jody Swink’s “No Sweat” Natural Horsemanship, will be back by popular demand, featuring five exceptional Arizona horse trainers chosen from five Arizona regions.   The trainers compete throughout the weekend for the coveted title, each working a young colt of their choosing. 

The inaugural Cowgirl Spirit Award will be presented during the final day of the festival, paying highest esteem to some of Arizona’s finest female equestrians.  The tribute, which is sponsored by the non-profit group Riding on Heartstrings, is created to honor those who evoke the true American cowgirl spirit, here in the heart of Arizona.  The nomination form is available at their website, along with additional information, and they encourage nominations from every Arizona city, statewide. 

Once again, the Verde Valley Equine Festival shoots to be an extraordinary event that every horse lover will not want to miss.

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