If you live in Colorado Springs, then that means that you’ll have plenty of things to do around town, especially if you have an affinity for the outdoors. If you also happen to be a horse enthusiast, then you’re in for a treat – the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo takes place this weekend, March 13th, 14th, and 15th in Denver. The following are some of the events that you can check out at this year’s Rocky Mountain Horse Expo:
- The Mane Event – If you want to see horses accomplish some amazing things, then you’ll want to check out the Mane Event, which will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. Horses will compete against one another by racing, reining, doing piaffes and playing. Additionally, freestyle champions swill slide and spin, vaulters will leap and dressage champions will dance. Additionally, the Main Event will showcase draft horses and miniature horses! All in all, over 90 horses will perform during the Mane Event for two hours at the National Western Stock Show Complex.
- The Slick Horse Rodeo – This family-friendly event gives children the opportunity to interact and participate in races and obstacles as well as competitions. The Slick Horse Rodeo takes place every day of the expo from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
- Art in the Park – Horses are beautiful and majestic creatures, which is why it’s no surprise that they are often represented in artwork. If you want to view some of the areas best horse-themed art, then be sure to check out Art in the Park. This year’s gallery showing will display paintings, photography, jewelry, mixed-media pieces and even bronze sculptures. This year’s invitational artist is Scott Trees, but you can expect to see the work of dozens of different artists.
Other events worth checking out include the Kids Art Contest, the Holistic Horse Fair, the Craft Fair, Extreme Cowboy, the Equine Comeback Challenge, Mustang Days and Colt Starting Challenge USA, just to name a few. There will also be a number of clinicians and speakers present to further advance your horse education. As far as tickets go, a 3-day grounds badge will get you access to every event for only $25. A single-day grounds pass is only $10. Children under the age of 5 are admitted for free, and a family pack of one-day grounds passes is only $40.