2018 Michigan Horse Expo

March 9th-11th, 2018

Youth Area

The Youth Area is space # 52 on the Floorplan Map. Which is located in the center of the Expo Hall.

The theme for the Youth Area this year is Princesses and Knights. You can have your picture taken while jousting or with the Cinderella Pumpkin Coach. AND…..if you dress up in a Princess or Knight costume, you will receive a prize!

We have many exciting programs and projects for all youth 18 and under!

Here is a list of some of the activities you can expect at the 2018 Michigan Horse Expo in the Youth Area!

General Events

  • Horse Coloring Pages
    (A variety of equine coloring pages will be available. Keep your page, or have it posted for others to see! Or….color one to keep, and one to post!)

  • Stamping & Crafts

  • Make a Tiara or a Sword

  • Small Animal Area provided by Northfork Farms & Outback

  • Pumpkin Carriage and Jousting Photo Ops

  • 500 Youth Bags Available to the First 500 Youth Who Visit the Youth Area
    (Bags Are Full of Equine Event Information and Small Gifts

  • Educational Equine Activities

    • Including a fun Horse Knowledge program, based on the Michigan 4-H Hippology program, under the supervision of Taylor Fabus, MSU Extension Educator, who has a special interest in Equine.

  • Michy Challenge – you can have some fun at the Expo and participate in the Michy Challenge! The Michy Challenge is an interactive learning time visiting various vendors throughout the Expo who will teach you information about horses, horse activities and careers. There are individual and team prizes. Go as a group to tackle this task of exploration or set out on your own. Competition sheets will be available at the Michigan Horse Council booth near the front doors.

Special Events
(Hosted by
Christie Showerman & Northfork Outback ~ See Bio)
(Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm ~ Saturday Noon – 3:00pm ~ Sunday Noon – 3:00pm)

  • Autographs from Equine Princesses & Queens

  • Fun Games Competitions & Prizes

  • Jousting

  • Princess Makeovers (with Sloan and Sue Bladowski, Friday 3-6 p.m.)

  • Equine Youth Author Laurie Salisbury (See Bio)

Special on Sunday….a Breyer Stablemate Paint-A-Pony event, hosted by Breyer. This will take place outside the Youth Area, in Seminar Room A, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sunday morning, ….AND you will be able to keep the pony you paint!

Join in the hands-on learning experience all about grooming horses. You will be able to practice on this delightful horse, supplied by Northfork Outback.

Thank you to the 2018 Michigan Horse Expo Youth Area Sponsors!


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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