The 12th annual Nebraska Horse Expo starts Friday in Lincoln. Patty Lavelle is president of the Nebraska Horse Council and co-chair of the expo and tells us there is something new this year that everyone will enjoy.
Lavelle says the best in the horsemanship will conduct workshops. They include Richard and Sarah Winters and Mark and Miranda Lyon. Olympic dressage coach expert Jane Savoie and gaited horse experts Larry Whitesell and Jennifer Bauer are the featured speakers providing tips on horse care and training.
There are a number of challenges including a trail course to jumping, driving and games. New this year is the Driving Derby Invitational where carriage drivers negotiate an obstacle course.
The event also features a photo and art contest, kid’s activities, a visit from Santa, music, cowboy poets to rodeo queens and a Bull riding event.
More than 160 horses and upwards of 10,000 visitors are expected to attend. The Nebraska Horse Expo runs Friday through Sunday at the Lancaster Event Center at 84th and Havelock in Lincoln.