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Field Trip Programs at the Michigan Horse Expo

The elementary, special focus groups and Boy and Girl Scout programs have been designed to allow students to learn about the wonderful world of horses and our western heritage. Through a collaboration of classroom teaching times, a large arena fireworks display of several breeds and riding skills, touring through the Expo to see various horse tack and western fashions and fun hands-on activities, the students are able to grasp a better feel for our western heritage as it was years ago and as it stands today.

Elementary Student Program (grades 2nd-4th) from 9:45 a.m. –noon
Special Groups from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girl Scout & Boy Scout Groups 4 pm - 5:30 p.m.

Register NOW by calling Tammy Tyler-Howe at 989-213-7817
Registration deadline is February 15th, 2015

All students who participate receive:
Free tickets to the MSU Rodeo, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing in February
MI High School Rodeo State Finals, Ovid, MI in June
MI Little Britches Rodeo State Finals, Ovid, MI in June
A coupon to Tom's Western Store, Ovid, MI
A bandana and a goodie bag with fun horsey items

Sign up now to join us for the 2015 Expo!
Friday, March 13th
Registration deadline is Monday, February 15th, 2015

Elementary Program

The Michigan Horse Expo will host an Elementary School Field Trip program on the morning of Friday, March 13th. This is the 6th year that children from scheduled elementary schools (grades 2-4) will be brought to the Expo early to participate in special programs designed to introduce these youngsters to the “Wonderful World of Horses”! Prior to the Expo, a program will be presented at each participating school. This is an educational program about horses, our western heritage, and what the youngsters will see and do during their trip to the Michigan Horse Expo.

The morning’s program begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Round Pen where students will receive a brief introduction. The excitement for the kids builds as they are brought to the Main Arena for a special program illustrating the horse as an athlete. During this program there will be educational demonstrations presented by the MSU Rodeo Club, the Great Lakes Region Pony Clubs, the Heritage Hill Farms Belgian Hitch, Dan Steers from Double Dan Horsemanship, Gentle Hoofbeats Paso Fino Drill Team, Zelda the Zorse, and more! The youngsters will then have a chance to tour the Expo in smaller groups, visiting with horses, the Youth Area, horse trailers, and much more, as well as the opportunity to visit with Zelda the Zorse! There also will be short educational programs in both the Seminar Room and the Round Pen area, including a western heritage program with a real Chuck Wagon!

Special Focus Groups:

Those participating in the Special Focus Group Field Trip program will meet in a designated class room at 1:30 p.m. for a short opening presentation. This will be followed by a Hands-on Tour of the Expo, including special programs in the Youth Area, visiting Zelda the Zorse, as well as many more horses and activities. After the tour, the groups will return to the classroom for a short closing.

Boy and Girl Scout Groups

Boy and Girl Scout groups will meet in the designated class room at 4:00 p.m. for a short opening presentation. As with the Special Focus groups, this will be followed by a Hands-on Tour of the Expo, with special programs presented by Great Lakes Regional Pony Clubs and others in the Youth Area, meeting horses up close and personal, and visiting with Zelda the Zorse. The groups will then return to the class room for a short closing presentation.
An added option for this group is to stay longer, be a part of a pizza party (small fee for meal) and watch the Michigan High School Rodeo at 7:00 p.m.

The cowboy band, 3 Outlaws and a Good Guy, with provide western music during the opening and closing presentations for all groups Northfork Outback Farms will have a live animal presentation in the youth area, where youngsters can meet miniature horses, lambs, rabbits and other animals.

We’d like to especially thank the many vendors and exhibitors who provided materials for the bags that are given to each youngster to take home with them.

If your school is interested in participating in the Elementary Field Trip program at the 2015 Expo (or later Expos), you may contact Tammy Howe. Special Focus groups and Boy and Girl Scout groups interested in participating may also contact Tammy. Schools and groups must be pre-registered to participate in the programs, however there is no cost for the program.

Registration deadline is February 15th, 2015

Friday, March 13th
10:00am - 7:30pm,
Rodeo: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, March 14th
9:00am - 7:30pm,
Evening Show: 7 - 9:30pm

Sunday, March 15th
10:00am - 5:00pm,
Christian Service: 9:00am

MSU Pavilion
4301 Farm Lane
East Lansing, Michigan 48824


Expo Committee Chair
Ann Louise Budd

Marilyn Graff
Phone: (231) 821-2487