The Michigan Horse Expo will host an Elementary School Field Trip program on the morning of Friday, March 7th. This is the 6th year that children from scheduled elementary school (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”!
The first agenda of the morning’s program begins in the Round Pen where they 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. There will then be educational programs presented by the MSU Rodeo Club, the Michigan Pony Clubs, the Heritage Hill Farms Belgian Hitch, Dan Steers from Double Dan Horsemanship, and more! The youngsters will then have a chance to tour the Expo in smaller groups, visiting with horses, a Grant’s Zebra, the Youth Area, horse trailers, and much more. There also will be short educational programs in both the Seminar Room and the Round Pen area.
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 future Expos, you may contact Tammy Howe.