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One of the fastest growing expos in the United States, California’s Western States Horse Expo in Pomona, is a must-attend event for any horse owner. In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse friends. Attending the expo is a low-cost, high quality way to stay engaged in the horse industry, making sure you have the tools, knowledge and products to help make the most of your investment in the horse owning lifestyle year round.

This year, the popular event moves to November—perfect timing not just for holiday shopping, but for learning—and reflecting on our horses and our vision of what lies in store in our partnership in 2020.

Western States Horse Expo Holiday Edition Pomona, CA
Nov. 8-10 • L.A. County Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768


  • Friday, November 8 • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket Information
Purchase your tickets early and get our special online rate! Horse Expo’s new digital ticketing system sends a QR code to your email address. Print out the ticket or just take your mobile device to the event. A great way to ensure you won’t miss any of the fun by waiting in line to purchase on the day of the event.


  • Erika Jansson
  • Richard Winters
  • Dr. David Ramey
  • Madison Shambaugh
  • Russ Krachun
  • Heidi Mclaughlin
  • Dr. Deb Bennett
  • Ron McLoughlin
  • Bryon Owen
  • Teresa Spencer
  • Carla Bauchmueller
  • Win Wolcott
  • Scott Knudsen
  • Scott Purdum
  • Jackie Fenaroli
  • Katrin Boniface
  • Chemaine Hurtado
  • Steffen PetersDr. Kathryn Renton
  • Katrin Boniface

For a complete, current schedule with times and locations, go here: http://bit.ly/expoclinics19

Colt Starting Challenge USA National Finals

6 Trainers, 6 Horses, 3 Days

  • Friday: 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6-8 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon- 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE with your general admission to the Expo

If you love horses, you will enjoy watching trainers from around the country gentle, start and ride unbroke horses during the 2019 Colt Starting Challenge USA National Finals. Come see the action, sit right there beside the round pens and be amazed at how these trainers can tame and ride an unbroke horse using natural horsemanship techniques. This event is not only to entertain but also to educate you about how a horse thinks, operates and responds to a the trainer’s cues using body language. Watch and listen as each trainer takes a turn explaining what they are doing and why, as they all work their horses at the same time. You will see the unique personalities of not only the horses, but also of the trainers and their original concepts to starting colts.

ON FRIDAY at 6 p.m. in the Freedom Arena, selected trainers will have two one-hour sessions to work with their horse in their round pen with a 10-minute break in-between. All the trainers are working their horses at the same time, taking turns to explain to the audience what they are doing and why. Generally, half the trainers are on their horses and riding them the first day.

ON SATURDAY, trainers have two 45-minute sessions to work with their horse, with a 10-minute break in-between. On the second session, they have the choice to leave the round pen to prepare their horse for the obstacle course.

ON SUNDAY, the round pens are removed from the arena and each trainer has 10 minutes to ride their horse through an obstacle course. In the obstacle course, they will walk, trot, and canter around the arena in both directions. Obstacles include riding over a tarp, weave through vertical poles, walk thru zig-zag poles, rope a barrel and drag a pole. Judges decide the winner, and a buckle is awarded.

Colt Starting Challenge USA was founded by expert trainer Russell Beatty. His wife, Cristy Beatty, is the announcer for each event. They currently tour the country and produce 25 Colt Starting Challenge USA events each year. For more information, visit their web site at www.coltstartingchallengeusa.com or check them out on Facebook for videos of past events.

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