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2002 Alabama Horse Fair To Feature Nationally Recognized Horsemen And Entertainers

Nationally known horse trainers and equine entertainers will be featured at the Alabama Horse Fair scheduled for Jan. 26 and 27, 2002 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Ala. Daytime activities will include a ranch cow-horse clinic by Curt Pate, nationally known horse trainer and a technical advisor to the movie, “the Horse Whisperer.” Doug Milholland, five-time National Reigning Horse Association champion Reiner will give a clinic. Jimmie Munroe will teach barrel racers how to shave time of their runs. Mitzi Summers, level IV centered riding instructor, will teach riders to achieve greater harmony with their horses through control of their body. Ty Springer and John Hudson will help team ropers better their technique and reduce their times, and Phillip Bowles, the featured trainer on the upcoming Outdoor Channel TV Show “Mustang- America’s Wild Horse,” will teach riders to deal with horse training problems. Gigi Nutter, accomplished dressage rider, instructor and a United States Dressage Federation gold medalist, will teach a clinic for all levels of dressage riders. Bill Springer, American Quarter Horse Association world show judge, will teach hunt seat riders, western pleasure riders and halter horse competitors what the judge is looking for in these events. Riders can watch the clinics or participate with their horses. To reserve a riding spot, email Rhonda Johnson-Bowles at or phone at 205-629-0277.

Saturday evening’s entertainment is “The Horse Spectacular!,” a special 2-hour performance that includes the Tommy Lucia Review featuring “The Super Horse” - In His Glory II and Whiplash, “The Cowboy Monkey” and “The Lone Indian Chief, Wilard Powell, and The War Ponies.” Other performances include draft team hitches, the nationally known Positivily Pasos Drill Team, cowboy poetry and songs, and a grand prix dressage demonstration.

Horse enthusuaists can view top stallions of all breeds at Stallion Row and see over 40 breeds of horses in the breed barn and exhibited throughout the day. Horse supply, equipment and service vendors will be on hand, and a silent auction of horse and non-horse related goods and services will be held on both Saturday and Sunday. Educational lectures about a variety of horse care, management and training topics will be held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

The Alabama Horse Fair will provide equine information and entertainment for everyone regardless of age or horse experience level. Daily admission to the Alabama Horse Fair is $6 per person with free admission to children under 6 years of age. The Saturday evening entertainment is $10. The Alabama Horse Fair is hosted by the Alabama Horse Council which is a proactive organization dedicated to impartially representing the entire horse industry in Alabama. For more information contact Ray Fincher at 205-951-3862 (day) or 205-338-2323 (home) or Cindy McCall at 334-844-1556 (day) or email To reserve a riding spot, email Rhonda Johnson-Bowles at or phone at 205-629-0277.

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