Well, maybe not this one (a famous oil painting of that name by Rosa Bonheur, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City)…
But definitely this one (the BCHA Horse Fair, an extravaganza of everything horse right here in Boulder County!)
Are you looking for something to buy, something to learn,
have questions about horses, or maybe just curious?
Y’all come, and bring a friend!
Want to learn what BCHA has been doing on your behalf, provide input,
and help guide the organization this year?
Please come to the Annual Meeting.
Whatever your interest, save the date and plan to attend
the BCHA event of the year!
This is a member benefit — it’s free!
(you can join on the spot and save $)
Plan on attending one of these great presentations at the BCHA Horse Fair and Annual Meeting, April 21 from 12-6 PM. Annual Meeting follows the Fair.
Horse Buying 101: Learn Before You Buy
1 – 2:00 PM
Speaker: Jen Duffy
Jen Duffy grew up in Virginia’s horse country. Most of her early education and riding basics came from the United States Pony Club. In college she worked for a small show barn traveling the A circuit and when there was room in the trailer she would bring her young off the track project along. After graduating with a degree in Biology and Biology Education Jen moved to Colorado and began her teaching career while continuing to compete as an Amateur. In 1999, she decided to follow her true passion and started a small farm specializing mainly in buying and selling horses (especially the off the track thoroughbreds).
In 2003, Jen joined forces with her neighbor Jill Pelzel, owner of Fall River Farm. Together they offer an all-inclusive Hunter-Jumper Equitation facility, coaching riders at all levels from beginning riding to A show competition. Additionally, they have built a very successful sales barn and are well known for their honesty and integrity. Their website is coloradohorsesales.com
Topics will include:
Purchasing a Horse (brief outline), How to get help, Finding a trainer, Leasing a horse first, Know the Costs and Set Goals, Green horse vs. trained and older horse, Set a budget, then look for horses in that budget!, Internet search, Use your trainer’s contacts, Questions to ask, Pre-Purchase vet check, Work with your vet, Negotiating the price, Commissions, Brand inspections and legal paper work
Hey Hay! Learn how to buy quality hay and how to supplement it with alternatives
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Speaker: Sarah Metlock
Sarah Matlock is currently a lab instructor in Colorado State University’s Equine Science Program. She has a B.S. in Science in Equine Science and is currently working towards a Masters of Agriculture in Equine Leadership. Her research is focused on nutrition and education. Sarah also manages the feed store at Jax Mercantile in Loveland, Colo. She works hand-in-hand with customers to meet the nutritional needs of a variety of animals. Sarah is excited to share a wealth of information regarding economical feeding strategies despite the impending drought.
Plan Ahead: Emergency evacuation planning and resources
4 – 5 PM
Speaker: Sara Spensieri
Sara has been an Animal Control Specialist with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. She has previous experience as a Humane Society worker, Division of Wildlife Volunteer and an intern with the Denver Zoo. She has a B.S. in Zoology and has taken many classes in animal welfare and animal rescue. Topics will include:
How animal control is involved in emergencies: initial evacuations, first responder jobs, Emergency Operations Center, then secondary animal evacuations and recovery.
How to prepare your herd ahead of time for emergencies: handling, shelter in place supplies, evacuation kit.
How to call for help with animal evacuations.
How you can help with animal emergencies.
How to recover from an incident. Continue reading
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Vendors: Register NOW for a booth at the BCHA Horse Fair!!!
Boulder County-based vendors will have priority until April 1.
Click on “Continue Reading” following the flier below for all the forms you’ll need to sign up. And you can pay for your booth using your credit card via PayPal by clicking on the “Shop” page of this website.
We hope to see everyone at the Horse Fair and the Annual Meeting.
Chapman Drive Trail Meeting
Weds. Feb. 13, 2013
OSMP recently acquired the lower portion of the Chapman Drive Trail, and on January 7, 2013 opened it to pedestrian, equestrian and uphill bike travel only. The department is currently in the process of exploring additional bike access and dog management options for this area. Please join OSMP for an open house to explore visitor access options regarding bike and dog access on Chapman Drive Trail.
There is potential for equestrian access as well — which would give us access to all of Flagstaff Mountain (where the trails are open to equestrians but there is no place to park a horse trailer!).
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Where: Boulder City Council Chambers Lobby, 1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
What: Community meeting to discuss bike and dog access options on Chapman Drive Trail
This meeting is part of our commitment to involve interested community members and stakeholders in the decision making process.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Manager of Public Process & Communication
Cell 303 204-4184 Continue reading