Exhibitions

 2016 All Rights Reserved Verde Valley Equine Festival
Arizona Wild Horse Inmate Training Program, Florence, Az. Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are working together with Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) inmate population in a drug-free work environment. Under the guidance of experienced animal trainers, wild horses obtained from BLM are domesticated so that they can be offered for adoption. Known as our Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP), it operates in a state-of-the-art facility and employs a staff of professional horse trainers who provide horsemanship, animal husbandry and farrier skills. The Training Facility, where up to 36 wild horses are being “gentled” and in various stages of saddle training.  The horses may be seen by appointment (and includes a DOC background check). Through their participation in WHIP, inmates: Receive hands-on-training in the equestrian field. Work to learn about the care and treatment of animals, while building self confidence. Learn the value of patience, warmth and respect for all living things. Gain employable skills they can use upon release. Our facilities, located at the state prison in the town of Florence, Arizona, include a training center within the prison itself and the holding center open to public view where adoptions are finalized. Randy Helm-Program Manager Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program Arizona State Prison, Florence, Az. 602-448-5019 https://aci.az.gov/wild-horse-program
Marlena Obrzut, Classical Dressage Trainer Exhibition:   The beauty of connection between dressage horse and rider Marlena will provide a demonstration of a classical trained horse, beauty of dressage gaits and figures in balance and connection with a rider.
Arizona State Farriers Association, Horseshoe Forging Demo Shaun Woodsum, CJF Luke Swinehart Wade Uldrikson, CJF Saturday April 22- All Day Event Come join these master farriers with their all day demo of horseshoe forging.  They will be using a coke forge to demonstrate the age old techniques of hand forging horseshoes from straight bar stock to include draft horse shoe making and forge welding. Contact Info:   Shaun Woodsum, CJF    928-978-1822            sawfarrier@yahoo.com   FB:  Arizona State Farriers Association
Kira St. John, Classical Trainer, Equine Photographer, Lavender Winter Equestrian Special Thank you to Marlena Obrzut for helping demonstrate the standards. Exhibition:  The Equine Standard Identities The three current equine inspection standards, according to the official Federated Equine Inspection Tours, are as follows: Park Standard (riding or driving horses with high knee action) Utility Standard (all-around disciplines; flat-gaited horses) Sport Horse Standard (horses capable of pursuing the traditional Olympic disciplines) Acknowledging these standards, and influencing others to promote and execute sound decisions when matching certain breeds of horses to certain levels of competition and disciplines, will also hopefully create responsible breeding in the future. Federated Equine Inspection Tours website included: http://www.equineinspections.com/index.htm

Exhibitions

 2016 All Rights Reserved Verde Valley Equine Festival
Arizona Wild Horse Inmate Training Program, Florence, Az. Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are working together with Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) inmate population in a drug-free work environment. Under the guidance of experienced animal trainers, wild horses obtained from BLM are domesticated so that they can be offered for adoption. Known as our Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP), it operates in a state-of-the-art facility and employs a staff of professional horse trainers who provide horsemanship, animal husbandry and farrier skills. The Training Facility, where up to 36 wild horses are being “gentled” and in various stages of saddle training.  The horses may be seen by appointment (and includes a DOC background check). Through their participation in WHIP, inmates: Receive hands-on-training in the equestrian field. Work to learn about the care and treatment of animals, while building self confidence. Learn the value of patience, warmth and respect for all living things. Gain employable skills they can use upon release. Our facilities, located at the state prison in the town of Florence, Arizona, include a training center within the prison itself and the holding center open to public view where adoptions are finalized. Randy Helm-Program Manager Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program Arizona State Prison, Florence, Az. 602-448-5019 https://aci.az.gov/wild-horse-program
Marlena Obrzut, Classical Dressage Trainer Exhibition:   The beauty of connection between dressage horse and rider Marlena will provide a demonstration of a classical trained horse, beauty of dressage gaits and figures in balance and connection with a rider.
Arizona State Farriers Association, Horseshoe Forging Demo Shaun Woodsum, CJF Luke Swinehart Wade Uldrikson, CJF Saturday April 22- All Day Event Come join these master farriers with their all day demo of horseshoe forging.  They will be using a coke forge to demonstrate the age old techniques of hand forging horseshoes from straight bar stock to include draft horse shoe making and forge welding. Contact Info:   Shaun Woodsum, CJF    928-978-1822            sawfarrier@yahoo.com   FB:  Arizona State Farriers Association
Kira St. John, Classical Trainer, Equine Photographer, Lavender Winter Equestrian Special Thank you to Marlena Obrzut for helping demonstrate the standards. Exhibition:  The Equine Standard Identities The three current equine inspection standards, according to the official Federated Equine Inspection Tours, are as follows: Park Standard (riding or driving horses with high knee action) Utility Standard (all-around disciplines; flat- gaited horses) Sport Horse Standard (horses capable of pursuing the traditional Olympic disciplines) Acknowledging these standards, and influencing others to promote and execute sound decisions when matching certain breeds of horses to certain levels of competition and disciplines, will also hopefully create responsible breeding in the future. Federated Equine Inspection Tours website included: http://www.equineinspections.com/index.htm