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Fairplex Newsroom

Renee Hernandez
(909) 865-4261

For Immediate Release



Pomona, CA, Jan. 24, 2013 – Horse enthusiasts of all ages are invited to experience all things equine during Horse Expo Pomona Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at Fairplex. 
“We have a remarkable line-up of world-class clinicians, including headliner Chris Cox, master horseman and one of the most respected equine experts in the country,” said Horse Expo Pomona founder Miki Nelsen, “and of course the best equine-related shopping extravaganza that you could imagine. Once again we’re featuring an outstanding juried art show, Trail Symposium, breed demonstrations, Young Rider Park and the Book Corral, which was over-the-moon popular last year.”
The art show reflects the lifestyle and passion people have for horses. The prices for the art work are reasonable, and there is an array of pieces and mediums, from charcoals, sculptures, and oils to jewelry.
The Expo’s Young Rider Park will again feature fun projects for youngsters, with visits from some of the clinicians to entertain them and from authors who will read to the young cowboy and cowgirl hopefuls. A petting zoo will again complement the Young Rider Park.
The Book Corral is a marvelous universe of authors and their creations, punctuated with informal talks from many of them. The authors are pleased to chat with Expo attendees, and gladly autograph their books. From the famous to the will-be-famous, these authors have a wealth of stories to share.
Breed demonstrations are great fun to watch, resplendent with polished horses and riders in costume. Learning about various breeds is part of the educational goal of the Expo.
The Trail Symposium provides an array of educational demonstrations, from cooking over a campfire to “leave no trace” camping with horses. In addition to the how-to topics, presenters will discuss endurance riding, competitive trail riding, the preservation and maintenance of trails, trailer repairs and upkeep, and updates from the Bureau of Land Management.
For more information, visit or call (800) 352-2411.
Horse Expo Pomona, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, Fairplex, Pomona. For horse enthusiasts of all ages. Demonstrations by world-class horsemen, breed parades, Young Rider Park, Book Corral, Trail Symposium, shopping, Art Show and Sale. Free Friday evening show for attendees. $18, $10 for ages 7-13, ages 6 and younger free. Parking $10.

About Fairplex
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) and the Junior Fair Board.  Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill and Cornucopia Foods. The campus is also home to the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse racing and Barretts Equine Sales; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits, Beer and EVOO competitions. For more information, please visit