People across the country are invited to take part in National Meet-A-Horse Day on July 23 at any Time to Ride Challenge Host location. Families will be welcomed into stables, camps, clubs and organizations competing in the Time to Ride Challenge in hopes of creating new riders and lifelong equestrians. This is the third year National Meet-A-Horse Day will be celebrated, and participating equine businesses are more excited than ever to share their unique, horse-centered events.
“National Meet-A-Horse Day is a great opportunity to focus on the importance of introducing brand-new enthusiasts to horses,” said Leigh-Anna Martinets, Time to Ride Program Manager. “Many of us were introduced to horses by either a family member, friend or neighbor. Horses inspire so much joy, wonder and curiosity, and this day is all about making riding and connecting with horses more accessible in our communities. Our hosts have a great array of activities planned and are truly looking forward to sharing their horses with new people.”
National Meet-A-Horse Day coincides with National Day of the Cowboy, and many hosts are using this opportunity to create events that incorporate both themes. For example, Horses4Heroes, located in Las Vegas, will be celebrating the day with a Dress Like a Cowboy contest, panning for gold and trail rides. Though each event will be slightly different than the next, all will present a chance for a hands-on experience with a horse or pony.
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