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Trail Blazer Magazine celebrates 30 years with the Trail Riding Event of the Year

Trail Blazer Magazine is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by staging the first-ever expo created exclusively for the trail rider All of the speakers, demos, displays, vendors, entertainment and events will be dedicated to the wonderful world of trail riders and their trail horses.

The Trail Blazer Festival will be held November 14-16, 2008, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara is called the “American Rivera” and considered one of the most enchanting cities in America. The weather should be perfect beach weather in November,

Linda Tellington-Jones and John Lyons headline a list of the best and most innovative clinicians in the horse world who will cover a wide range of trail riding topics from training to saddle fit to on-the-trail emergency medicine for horse and rider. Joining them will be: Peggy Cummings, Jochen Schleese, Susan Harris, Peggy Brown, Monique Craig, Susan Garlinghouse, DVM , Sue De Laurentis & Allen Pogue, Ella Bittel, Holistic Veterinarian, Dan Weltner & Kristi Redd, National Outdoor Leadership School, Willis Lamm. In addition to this all-star lineup, the Festival will have a wide range of fun and educational demos and displays relating to trail riding.

There will be drawings held for thousands of dollars of gear, vacations and services for the trail rider, and a number of fun demos and displays.

This first-ever trail expo is being sponsored by Purina Mills, Lawman Jeans, Durvet, Rancho Oso and Trail Blazer Magazine. All of these companies are devoted to the trail riders and their horses, and have joined forces to make sure that this event is very different by the higher level of education being offered.

The Festival will be showcasing the best breeds of horses for trail by the First Annual “Battle of the Breeds.” Fourteen breed registries have thrown their hat into ring to complete in a mega-trail class competition in the main arena Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night will be the adult class, and Saturday night will be the 12-and-under child class. The breeds who will compete this year are the: Rocky Mountain Horse, Paso Fino, Appaloosa, BLM Mustang, American Saddlebred, American Icelandic Horse, Kiefer Mustang, US Mangalargo Marchado, American Quarter Horse, American Morgan, Arabian Horse, Tennessee Walker and Missouri Fox Trotter.

The Trail Blazer Festival website has a complete list of the clinics and specific topics and schedules. There are a limited number of tickets, so trail riders should visit the website to sign up right away. http://www.trailblazerfestival.us


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