2018 Michigan Horse Expo

March 9th-11th, 2018


(Tentative, May be Subject to Change)

 Time Clinician / Exhibitor / Presentation  Location
9:00am Expo Opens
9:30am – 9:45am Stallions / Breeds / Farms Main Arena
9:45am – 11:00am Terry Myers
Training for lead departs and transitions for the English and Western Horse
Main Arena
10:00am – 11:00am Craig Johnson
High Ground, Ground Work for Higher Level Riding
Auditorium (Round Pen)
10:00am – 10:45am Dr. Brian Nielson
Recent Research Results
Seminar Room A
10:00am – 10:45am Samantha Szesciorka
Live the adventurous life, Become a Long Rider
Seminar Room B
11:15am – 11:30am Stallions / Breeds / Farms Main Arena
11:30am – 12:15pm Combined Mounted Police
Color Presentation
Main Arena
11:30am – 12:30pm Dale Myler
How do you introduce the new bit that you have decided on?
Auditorium (Round Pen)
11:30am – 12:30pm Christy Landwehr
Social Media, Current Uses
Seminar Room A
11:30am – 12:30pm Dr. Carrie Jacobs
What’s New for Lameness Diagnosis
Seminar Room B
12:15pm – 12:30pm Stallions / Breeds / Farms Main Arena
12:30pm – 1:30pm Mike Loveland Jr.
Heritage Hills Farm Hitch, Hitching
Main Arena
1:00pm – 2:00pm Kim Cardeccia
Soft Feel Mindset
Auditorium (Round Pen)
1:00pm – 2:00pm College Coaches Panel
How to Continue Your Riding Career into Your College Experience
Seminar Room A
1:00pm – 2:00pm Dr. Van Wessum & Joe Blackburn
Rehabilitation and Lameness
Seminar Room B
1:30pm – 1:45pm Stallions / Breeds / Farms Main Arena
1:45pm – 2:30pm Catalyst & Volunteer Awards
w/ Heritage Farm Hitch
Main Arena
2:30pm – 2:45pm West Michigan Arabian Horse Association Presentation Main Arena
2:30pm – 3:30pm Terry Myers
Stop being your horse’s barrier. Easy rider fixes to improve horse performance
Auditorium (Round Pen)
2:30pm – 3:30pm Samantha Szesciorka
Live the Adventurous Life – Become a Long Rider
Seminar Room A
2:30pm – 3:30pm Christy Landwehr
Equine Industry Trends
Seminar Room B
2:45pm – 3:30pm Midwest Mounted Archers
Drill Team Exhibition
Main Arena
3:30pm – 3:45pm Stallions / Breeds / Farms Main Arena
3:45pm – 5:00pm Craig Johnson
Main Arena
4:00pm – 5:00pm Weaver Grooming Clinic with Christie Showerman
Preparing Champions for the Show Ring
Auditorium (Round Pen)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Dr. Van Wessum & Joe Blackburn
Rehabilitation and Lameness
Seminar Room A
4:00pm – 5:00pm Panel Discussion
Horse Commissions – What are They and How Would One Benefit Michigan
Seminar Room B
5:00pm – 5:30pm Reining Warm Up w/ Bill Thomas Explanation Main Arena
5:30pm – 6:30pm Youth Reining Competition Main Arena
5:30pm – 6:30pm Suzanne Morrise
Western Dressage
Auditorium (Round Pen)
5:30pm – 6:30pm Christy Landwehr
Professionalism and Ethics
Seminar Room A
5:30pm – 6:30pm Dale Myler
What are the evasions of the Horse or Mule? What are they trying to tell us, and why don’t we listen?
Seminar Room B
 7:30pm Vendor Area Closes
6:30pm – 10:00PM Evening Reining Event Main Arena
Freestyle Reining
Calcutta on NRHA Competitors
NRHA Open Reining Competition
10:00:00 PM Program Ends

Friday ~ Michigan HS Rodeo

Saturday ~ Reining Event (Open, Freestyle & Youth)

Sunday ~ Ranch Rodeo

Midwest Mounted Archers

Michigan Mounted Police

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Youth Area

Featuring: Craig Johnson

Featuring: Terry Myers

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