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SOUTHWEST MISSOURI HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION
Arena - Friday, March 20 - 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


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The Southwest Missouri Hunter Jumper Association (SMHJA) was established as a non-profit organization in 1978 to promote the training and showing of hunters and jumpers in the Ozarks. SMHJA is based in Springfield, MO and encompasses the surrounding areas. Since its inception, the SMHJA membership continues to increase as has the enthusiasm and participation in hunter/jumper competitions and clinics.

Hunter and jumper sport horses are not limited to any specific breed, but rather a type. Arabs, Quarter Horses, Fox Trotters and ponies of all breeds can compete successfully against the Thoroughbreds and WarmBlood breeds commonly seen. It is not a question of "how they look" but rather how they move and if a certain horse is built for the job - both physically and mentally. With professional guidance, these sports can be enjoyed by anyone on any type of horse.

For more information about SMHJA, our 2015 event and show calendar, contact information for local trainers and how you can enjoy this fun equine sport, see us at Horse Fest, Booth #127 East Hall. Attend our riding demonstration on Friday, March 20th at 3 p.m. in the Ozark Empire Fair Arena. For more information visit: www.smhja.org

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rodeo

MISSOURI COWBOY POETS ASSOCIATION
West Hall - Friday, March 20 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cowboy Poetry, Readings and Music

West Hall - Saturday, March 21 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cowboy Poetry, Readings and Music

cowboypoet

The Missouri Cowboy Poets Association was formed in 1996. It's main goal is to preserve the cowboy way of life through poetry and music. The last few years it has become involved with raising funds for Agricultural scholarships. Dues, donations and funds raised through gatherings and performing to the public go to this effort. Our membership is spread over several states. We meet about four times a year. We all are just as at home at a campfire as we are in a big auditorium.

 

 

 

 

THE OLD FORT DAYS DANDIES RIDING TEAM
Arena - Friday, March 20 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.
Arena - Saturday, March 21 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.
Arena - Sunday, March 23 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.

dandies

There is a tradition surrounding the Old Fort Days Rodeo that leaves people with a sense of pride about our city, our neighbors and our heritage. Representing the same spirit is another tradition we all cherish and with great pride, call our own: The Old Fort Days Dandies.

This group of high school & college aged young ladies are chosen not only for their riding skills, but also for their scholastic achievements and superior horsemanship. All of these prerequisites are of great importance because of the difficult maneuvers that are demanded of them, the dedication that is expected of them and the exemplary character they are asked to maintain. After all, they are representing one of the top rodeos in the country.

Fans anxiously await each night's performance, knowing that they are about to witness a breathtaking quadrille. It's not unusual to see two horses gallop at full speed toward one another, deliberately passing within inches, then take position to wind and dance through a complicated geometric pattern.

Dedication is an understatement. These young ladies put in countless hours of practice to prepare for each performance. They practice through rain or shine, during the heat of the summer, or the numbing temperatures of winter. This means they voluntarily give up other activities to give their craft complete attention.

The Dandies are charter members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serve as good will ambassadors at rodeos and events around the country.

They also work with children with illnesses and handicaps, sharing their energy and enthusiasm. They also visit area hospitals and nursing homes, once again leaving their smiles behind all the way.

Kari Cannedy
Old Fort Days Dandies Coach

15190 Aubrey Long Rd.

Gentry, AR 72734

(479) 966-6787

saturday

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nbhalogo
Arena - Saturday, March 21 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
4-State Barrel Racing Featuring The Best Of
The Best In
Their Division

barrelracerThe Invitational NBHA Barrel Racing Showdown is coming again to Horsefest this year. It will take place Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in the Arena.

Barrel Racing is a fun and exciting fast paced event that teaches competitors to become skilled horsemen or horsewomen. Beginners to professionals, weekend warriors, seniors and youth all compete in the divisional format which allows competitors to learn and compete at their own pace and still be competitive.

This race will be a District Showdown as 32 barrel racing competitors comprised of the top two contestants in the Open 4D from the districts of Arkansas 07, Oklahoma 02, Kansas 02 and Missouri 02 have been invited. These contestants hauled to their district jackpots over the course of last year and this is an added honor to compete at Horsefest.

This race is patterned after the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) who revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format. There will be an NBHA booth #214 in the West Hall where Horsefest goers may get more information on the sport of barrel racing and becoming a member of this organization.




mountedshooting
Arena - Saturday, March 21 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Arena - Sunday, March 22 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

hfshootout

For More Information Contact:
Ben Denney, 816-304-6876

muttbust rodeo

MISSOURI COWBOY POETS ASSOCIATION
West Hall - Friday, March 20 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cowboy Poetry, Readings and Music

West Hall - Saturday, March 21 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cowboy Poetry, Readings and Music

cowboypoet

The Missouri Cowboy Poets Association was formed in 1996. It's main goal is to preserve the cowboy way of life through poetry and music. The last few years it has become involved with raising funds for Agricultural scholarships. Dues, donations and funds raised through gatherings and performing to the public go to this effort. Our membership is spread over several states. We meet about four times a year. We all are just as at home at a campfire as we are in a big auditorium.

 

 

 

 

 

THE OLD FORT DAYS DANDIES RIDING TEAM
Arena - Friday, March 20 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.
Arena - Saturday, March 21 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.
Arena - Sunday, March 23 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.

dandies

There is a tradition surrounding the Old Fort Days Rodeo that leaves people with a sense of pride about our city, our neighbors and our heritage. Representing the same spirit is another tradition we all cherish and with great pride, call our own: The Old Fort Days Dandies.

This group of high school & college aged young ladies are chosen not only for their riding skills, but also for their scholastic achievements and superior horsemanship. All of these prerequisites are of great importance because of the difficult maneuvers that are demanded of them, the dedication that is expected of them and the exemplary character they are asked to maintain. After all, they are representing one of the top rodeos in the country.

Fans anxiously await each night's performance, knowing that they are about to witness a breathtaking quadrille. It's not unusual to see two horses gallop at full speed toward one another, deliberately passing within inches, then take position to wind and dance through a complicated geometric pattern.

Dedication is an understatement. These young ladies put in countless hours of practice to prepare for each performance. They practice through rain or shine, during the heat of the summer, or the numbing temperatures of winter. This means they voluntarily give up other activities to give their craft complete attention.

The Dandies are charter members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serve as good will ambassadors at rodeos and events around the country.

They also work with children with illnesses and handicaps, sharing their energy and enthusiasm. They also visit area hospitals and nursing homes, once again leaving their smiles behind all the way.

Kari Cannedy
Old Fort Days Dandies Coach

15190 Aubrey Long Rd.

Gentry, AR 72734

(479) 966-6787

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churchservice


mountedshooting
Arena - Saturday, March 21 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Arena - Sunday, March 22 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

hfshootout

For More Information Contact:
Ben Denney, 816-304-6876

THE OLD FORT DAYS DANDIES RIDING TEAM
Arena - Friday, March 20 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.
Arena - Saturday, March 21 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.
Arena - Sunday, March 23 - Noon - 12:20 p.m.

dandies

There is a tradition surrounding the Old Fort Days Rodeo that leaves people with a sense of pride about our city, our neighbors and our heritage. Representing the same spirit is another tradition we all cherish and with great pride, call our own: The Old Fort Days Dandies.

This group of high school & college aged young ladies are chosen not only for their riding skills, but also for their scholastic achievements and superior horsemanship. All of these prerequisites are of great importance because of the difficult maneuvers that are demanded of them, the dedication that is expected of them and the exemplary character they are asked to maintain. After all, they are representing one of the top rodeos in the country.

Fans anxiously await each night's performance, knowing that they are about to witness a breathtaking quadrille. It's not unusual to see two horses gallop at full speed toward one another, deliberately passing within inches, then take position to wind and dance through a complicated geometric pattern.

Dedication is an understatement. These young ladies put in countless hours of practice to prepare for each performance. They practice through rain or shine, during the heat of the summer, or the numbing temperatures of winter. This means they voluntarily give up other activities to give their craft complete attention.

The Dandies are charter members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serve as good will ambassadors at rodeos and events around the country.

They also work with children with illnesses and handicaps, sharing their energy and enthusiasm. They also visit area hospitals and nursing homes, once again leaving their smiles behind all the way.

Kari Cannedy
Old Fort Days Dandies Coach

15190 Aubrey Long Rd.

Gentry, AR 72734

(479) 966-6787

 


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