Aaron was born and raised on his family’s ranch in Western Colorado. Horses have influenced his life from his early rodeo career to his accomplishments in reining and working cow horse competitions all over the world. Aaron was the 2004 AQHA Sr. Reining Reserve World Champion and in 2006, he was part of Team USA at the World Equestrian Games, held in Aachen, Germany. Riding Smart Paul Olena, Aaron led the Team to a Team Gold Medal and took the Bronze medal in the Individual Reining Competition. Aaron is also the host of “The Ride” which airs every Monday on RFD TV.
Our signature event at the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo, Breed Pageant, is a crowd favorite each year. The demonstration provides an important opportunity to educate attendees in an entertaining style.
The event will highlight the radiance, beauty, agility of horses and the bond that we share with them. This will entertain horse enthusiasts of all ages!
A 90-minute show, sort of… equine Cirque du Soleil, is brimming with exquisite equestrian talent and everything from daring stunts to romantic choreography. Cossack riding, Roman riding, acrobatic stunt work, vaulting, classical dressage, aerial hoop and silks are performed to rich acoustic music. Ma’Ceo combines the dynamics of age-old expertise and innovative circus arts to bring you a truly touching and memorable production.
Parade of Stallions
Featured stallions is a major marketing showcase at the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo, for Stallion Row and Parade of Stallions which is open to all breeds.
Ultimate Mustang Challenge
Local trainers take on the Ultimate Mustang Challenge at the HHF&E. After competing in the 90-day Ultimate Mustang Challenge, these trainers are now ready to display their ultimate performance.
Better Horses Radio Show
Listen to the Better Horses Radio Show where Ernie and Dawn talk with top-level clinicians, veterinarians, trainers and competitors, including disciplines of Rodeo, Grand Prix Jumping, Dressage, Cutting, Reining, Barrel Racing, and more. We talk about God, horses, training advice, breed information, Roy Rogers and we even talk about cows.
Better Horses Radio is one of the most popular equine-related radio programs in the Midwest and is aired on stations throughout Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.
Speaking of Horses TV - Wayne Williams
Mr. Williams has a long background in Radio both on the air as a disc jockey as well as newscaster along with working behind the scenes in sales and production.
Mr. Williams has always been involved with horses. Since age 6 to the present, he has involved himself with horses. He has appeared in Parades from the Indianapolis 500 Parade to the Rose Bowl Parade, exhibited in Open and Palomino shows, and most recently, he and wife Pat pay tribute to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on Horseback with Silver Saddles and costumes of the era. Mr. Williams has totally dedicated himself to the Equine Industry since 1985. This is when a part time passion became a full time career.
Mr. Williams began mixing his announcing background with horses as the “Voice of the Midwest Horse Fair”. He has become the “Voice of over 20 top Horse Expo’s Nationwide and in Canada. He also aids many Expo’s in presenting entertainment on horseback and various equine acts.
For relaxation Wayne enjoys Trail Riding and camping with wife Pat, in addition to riding in parades, and be the man “Behind the Microphone.He is the Host of “Speaking of Horses” Radio and TV which continually brings a variety of Equine information to you at your fingertips on www.speakingofhorses.com. And Now on Dish channel 9411.
Hoosier Horse Sale
Hoosier Horse Sale offers a great alternative to selling at auction. Thousands of prospective buyers visit the Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo where they deal directly with sellers. All sales are private; there is no auction and no commission paid to Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo.
Or use a Hoosier Horse Sale stall to promote your boarding stable, training service or lesson program. (Tack, equipment and stallion services may not be sold from Hoosier Horse Sale aisles.)
ALL BREEDS WELCOME
Hoosier Horse Sale Package
• $140 per horse
• LATE ENTRIES (after 4/1) accepted at $175 per horse.
• Package includes:
Customized For Sale Sign for the stall
Two Horse Fair exhibitor badges
Purchase additional tack stalls at $75/stall with your Hoosier Horse Sale entry. Limit two additional stalls per entry. Important: If additional stalls are used for horse then the full price of $140 will be charged.
Increase Your Chances of Selling
Horses have a better chance of selling if they are in good flesh, well groomed and mannerly. We recommend that the owner/representative attend the horse’s stall ready to answer potential buyers’ questions, especially during major peak times.
Your horse’s stall will be seen by thousands of potential buyers. Stall decorations are key to making a positive first impression and are highly recommended. In addition to decorations, information on your horse (photos, age, gender, copy of registration papers, extent of training, rider suitability, etc.) may be displayed on its stall.
• Current Negative Coggins Required on all horses
• Health Certificate required on out-of-state horses
Wells County 4-H Color Guard
Wells County 4-H Horse & Pony Color Guard Team, from Bluffton, Indiana, took 1st place at the Indiana State Fair in the color guard competition. This is the first time Wells County has ever won the event to become the Grand Champion at the Indiana State Fair. The team event consists of an inspection of the unit for cleanliness and uniformity, as well as an evaluation of the team’s performance of a pattern. They performed a routine that demonstrated their ability to work together as one unit, while presenting the colors of the 4-H club, the state of Indiana and the United States of America.
The team members included:
(You can use our hometown as Bluffton for all.)
Point - Aubrea Kobryn
Horse – Buck
Parents – Mike & Gail Kobryn
Right Guard - Sierra Perry
Horse – Chief
Parents – Ruthie Perry & Bobby Perry
Indiana Flag - Abby Nusbaumer
Horse – Barbie
Parents – Sybil & Kay Nusbaumer
American Flag - Madison McConn
Horse – Tosha
Parents - Sally McConn & Terry McConn
4-H Flag - Ashton Prible
Horse – Beauty
Parents – Bob & Lynette Prible
Left Guard - Ariel Kelly
Horse – Addie
Parents – Brad & Tiffany Kelly
Coach - Melissa Neu-Bolyn
Grooming Assistant – Chris Mittlestedt
Sycamore Specialized Carriers
Montpelier Ag, LLC
Prible Ag Products
Casey’s Tree Service
Wells County 4-H Association
Wells County 4-H Horse & Pony Color Guard
Aubrea (Aubrey) Kobryn (KO-brin)
Ariel (ArEL) Kelly
Melissa Neu-Bolyn (New-Bowl-in)
Assistant – Chris Mittlestedt