Event Descriptions – 2018
Please check back in December for the 2018 Schedule
Join us for Fun Family Entertainment !
Opening Ceremonies – Center Hall Arena
With a mix of horsemanship and patriotism, the Maryland Horse World Expo will open each day with the National Anthem, flags and a thrilling display of horsemanship.
– Friday, 12:05 pm
– Saturday, 9:05 am
– Sunday, 9:05 am
Rescued to Stardom – Arena (to be announced)
Ten adoptable horses, ten trainers, 90 days to Stardom! Equestrian Promotions, Inc. presents Rescued to Stardom, the newest event at Horse World Expo. Ten Mid-Atlantic area 501c3 horse rescues will select an unbroke adoptable horse, a trainer and a journey to stardom.
Ten adoptable horses will be announced via Facebook on Nov. 15th. You’ll watch reports, live feeds, progress posts, get news about clinics and open houses via social media in the months leading up to the Expos. You will be able to cast a vote for your favorite horse, which will become a part of their overall competition score. Join us at the Maryland show where each adoptable horse will be shown in-hand for the first phase of live competition. Then finals of the competition will be held at the Pennsylvania show where they will show again under saddle. The groups will be competing for cash and prizes, but in the end, everyone wins as the horses will be made available for adoption through their rescue programs. Each horse will be scored in three phases: 1. Social Media votes; 2. Freestyle in-hand competition at the Maryland show and 3. Freestyle ridden competition at the Pennsylvania show. Freestyle competition scores will include points for completion of compulsory tasks, overall condition of the horses, creativity of the freestyle and partnership of horse and rider.
– Saturday, time to be announced
Trail Champions Challenge – South Hall Arena
Welcome to one of the most popular events at Horse World Expo, the Trail Champions Challenge. The Challenge will be held at both the Maryland and Pennsylvania
Horse World Expos and riders may compete at one or both locations. In the Challenge, riders and their horse compete for cash and prizes by negotiating an exciting course of obstacles while being timed and scored by a panel of judges. The professionally designed course will challenge the communication and trust riders have with their horse. Watch as Horse World Expo crowns the next Trail Champion!
– Saturday, 9:00 am
Equi-tainment! A Musical Equine Variety Show – Center Hall Arena
Come watch this family friendly entertainment segment of Horse World Expo highlighting the best of the best. Featured performances include drill teams, freestyle Dressage, Reining, tricks, bridleless riding and other exciting displays of horsemanship!
– Friday, 4:00 pm
– Saturday, 2:00 pm
– Sunday, 1:00 pm
Stars of the Thoroughbred Makeover
Check back for more information on our 2018 events from the Retired Racehorse Project
They all began life as racehorses but have launched new careers in ten English and Western riding disciplines. Each day of the expo they will showcase a different part of their extraordinary journeys. With 15,000 Thoroughbreds retiring from American racetracks each year you you may find yourself inspired to train your own horse for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover.
Steuart Pittman of Dodon Farm Training Center will be presenting clinics and more all weekend.
– Schedule to be announced
Parade of Breeds – Center Hall Arena
Exciting and educational demonstrations highlighting the versatility and beauty of the equine. The demonstration will feature various breeds to be shown throughout the weekend. See the Breed Demo Schedule so you can be sure to catch your favorite breeds in
– Friday, 12:15, 3:10 & 6:00 pm
– Saturday, 9:15 am, 12:10 & 6:00 pm
– Sunday, 9:15 am & 3:10 pm
Stallion Avenue Demonstration – Center Hall Arena
Stallion Avenue features a few of the area’s top stallions. A variety of breeds will be represented. Each stallion will be shown in the arena each day. See Schedule
– Friday, 6:00 pm
– Saturday, 12:00 noon
– Sunday, 3:00 pm
Horses shown in photos are past participants and are representative of horses that may appear at the Expo