Looking for an inexpensive equine event? Want to learn from experts in the equine industry? This weekend's South Carolina Equine Expo is just the place for you and your family. Taking place in Camden, South Carolina - just a short drive from Charlotte - admission is only $5 for adults and free for kids. Gates open at 9 a.m.
There will be a silent auction as well as a tag and tack sale. These events will be located by the cafe and held between 9am and 2pm.
The day will conclude with a Parade of Breeds from 4-5 PM. The Parade of Breeds will feature an exciting exhibition of popular and rare breeds of horses shown in hand, under saddle, and in action. The Lee County Light Horse Cavalry will present the colors, followed by the presentation of more than 20 beautiful and talented horses highlighting the diversity of various breeds.
Concurrent events will be held throughout the day in the Covered Arena, Open Arena and at Vendor Village.
10 a.m. Welcome, with flag presentation by Palmetto Posse
10:15 Reed Edwards: Developing the High Performance Horse—The Beginning
10:45 Leisha Griffith: How to Start a Horse on Barrels, plus Softening Exercises for Performance Horses
11:15 Mike Kinsey: When Love Isn't Enough: Addressing the Horse's Needs Rather than the Rider's Wishes
11:45 Richard Shrake: Bits and Bitting: When, How, and Why the Snaffle, Connector and Curb Bit Are Used. A lack of understanding can cause your horse to go backwards.
12:15 SC Horsemen’s Council Annual Membership Meeting (all members are encouraged to attend)
12:45 Strut Your Stuff (Stick Horse class, open to children and adults)
12:55 Palmetto Posse special demonstration
1:00 Mike Kinsey: The Consequences of No Consequences
2:30 Richard Shrake: Improve Your Riding with Resistance-Free Methods. Learn the absolutes and why your riding either opens or closes doors for your horse.
Open Arena Demonstrations
12:30 Reed Edwards: The High Performance Horse—Light, Confident, & Responsive
2:00 Brock Griffith: Colt Starting 101—A Rescue Horse Gets a New Life
In the White Tent at Vendor Village (Health seminars run all day)
Your Horse's Health
§ 10:20-11:00 a.m. Lameness- Keith Stafford, DVM, Stafford Equine Veterinary Services, Pendleton
§ 11:10-11:50 a.m. Diagnostic Imaging and Joint Therapy- Kate Echeverria, DVM, Southern Equine Service, Aiken
§ 12:00-12:40 p.m. Nutrition- Eric Shupe, Purina Mills USA
§ 12:50-1:30 p.m. Foal Medicine- Holly Bedford, DVM, Performance Equine Vets, Aiken
§ 1:40-2:20 p.m. Colic- Canaan Whitfield, DVM, Edisto Equine Clinic, Charleston
§ 2:30-3:10 p.m. Integrating Alternative Therapies- Keelin Redmond, DVM, Avoca Equine, Aiken
§ 3:20-4:00 p.m. Dentistry- Reece Myran, DVM, Edisto Equine Clinic, Charleston
Dozens of professionals with exciting, informative, and innovative products will have displays all day