Date Of Event: May 13, 2017
Location: Eastern States Exposition Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA, Coliseum Building (Gate 2) (about 2 hours west of Boston, and 10 minutes west of Springfield, MA)
Parking: Ample free parking was available at the Exposition Center
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: Arabian horses, horse judging contests
If it’s spring time it must be horse showing time at the “Big E.” There are several horse shows scheduled there this spring and summer. Since the weather in New England has been less than “spring-like”, I felt a nice indoor event watching beautiful horses would be the perfect event for a washed out weekend.
Hawk is an Arabian/Pinto horse.
It’s always nice seeing the horses with their riders and trainers. You can see the care they take with each horse and just how much they love their horses.
The Arabian horse show took place over the weekend of May 12-May 14. I attended the morning show on May 13. During my visit, the horses and the riders were being judged. The horses were judged on appearance in the first event.
Then, the horses and riders were judged on their riding skills.
People of all ages rode. The youngest group of riders was the 10 and under group. I am always amazed at how someone so young can control a horse and not show an ounce of fear.
Dogs also like to watch horses apparently.
The person who was dog sitting this dog didn’t know the dog’s name.
This cute little is called Gingo.
If you missed the Hudson Valley Arabian Horse Show, fear not. There are many more horse shows (specifically shows sponsored by the Arabian Horse Club of Connecticut) scheduled in the upcoming weeks and throughout the summer at the “Big E.” See below for a schedule of events at the Exposition Center.
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