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Oklahoma’s Premier Equine Extravaganza

Royse Ranch, El Reno, OK

April 26-28. 2024

Friday – 1 PM to 6 PM

Saturday – 8 AM to 7:30

5:30 pm Saturday

Breed/Discipline performance & Silent Auction

Sunday – 8 AM to 2 PM


 

 

 

Overview

Kick off the spring equestrian season with a visit to El Reno to view sale horses, equipment and service vendors and be inspired by a variety of breeds and disciplines. Onsite prepurchase exams and other services. 

 

Sponsorships are available.  Click here for information about current sponsors or to become a sponsor.

 

Schedule

Friday April 26

9am-12pm

  • Vendor Set up

  • Consignment Horse check in

  • Tack Swap Drop off

 

12pm Doors open to the public

  • Vendor booths open

  • Tack swap opens
    Saddle maker Wes Mastic available for saddle fit consultation

  • Consignment horses available for viewing

  • Shepps BBQ and Burgers open

  • The Lemon Seed open

 

Presentations begin

  • 1:00 pm Holly Huffaker

    • Welcome to The Main Attraction

    • Introduction of all sponsors.

  • 1:30 pm OETRA Sponsor

    • An introduction to a great organization that works hard to promote trail riding and provide maintenance to Oklahomas public trails.

  • 2:00 pm Sarah Koch

    • Sarah is a Certified Equine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapist. She will teach about how this fascinating therapy helps your equine partner.

  • 2:30 pm Miranda Hassler

    • Miranda will be talking about confidence and working through the tough times. Miranda has studied extensively on the learning styles of Neurodivergent students.

  • 3:00 pm Avery Proffit

    • Avery is a young and upcoming trainer here in Oklahoma. She has a special interest in Liberty work and will talk about how liberty work can contribute to the relationship with your horse and carries over to the ride.

  • 3:30 pm Hannah Yochum

    • Hannah is a local trainer. She will be teaching about proper balance and collection. She will talk about what is true collection and how to recognize it and seek it.

  • 4:00 pm Danny Scavone

    • Danny is doing a unique presentation on reading your horse. This is not only a very vital part of the relationship with your horse, but a huge contributor to safety.

  • 4:30 pm Kacy Nash of HealHorse

    • Kacy will talk about the many different forms of therapy she offers and how each of them work. She will talk about how she chooses the appropriate therapy for the individual horse based on that horses needs.

  • 5:00 pm Joren Whitley

    • Dr. Whitley is a chiropractor that works on multiple species. He will teach you about how chiropractic care contributes to the health and well being of your horse as well as how it can effect safety and rideability.

  • 6pm Doors Close  - Sleep well and be ready for a HUGE day tomorrow.

 

Saturday April 27, 2024

8 am Doors open to the public

  • Vendor booths open

  • Tack swap opens

  • Saddle maker Wes Mastic available for saddle fit consultation

  • Consignment horses available for viewing

  • Shepps BBQ and Burgers open

  • The Lemon Seed open

 

Presentations begin

  • 9:00 am Hannah Yochum

    • Hannah will talk about collection and how to encourage your horse to find good balance within collection

  • 9:30 Dr. Lyndi Gilliam DVM

    • Dr. Gilliam is a teaching veterinarian at OSU Vet Med in Stillwater. She will be teaching about rattle snake bites in horses and the importance of adding this vaccine to your standard care package for your horse.

  • 10 am Dr. Rebekah Hartfield DVM

    • Dr. Hartfield will introduce her amazing children’s book series that are written specifically for children who have a love for all the critters. She will also teach about Equine Reproduction. Make sure you check out her booth and get a set of these great books for the young animal enthusiasts in your life.

  • 10:30 am Holly Huffaker

    • Holly will help you to have all the necessary tools to effectively shop for your next equine partner. She will talk about red flags in the horse industry and how to ensure a great choice keeping you safe and enjoying your horse adventures.

  • 11:00 am Dr. Grace Owen DVM

    • Dr. Owen of Great Plains Veterinary clinic in Arcadia will teach you about a Pre-Purchase Exam (PPE). She will share how to choose a vet for your PPE and what to expect and how it works. This is a vital step in protecting yourself while purchasing a horse.

  • 11:30 am Casey Palmer Equine Dental Practitioner

    • Casey will teach us about equine dentistry and appropriate standard of care. He will teach how dental care is not only important for the long term health of your horse, but the difference it will make in your horses’ ability to do the tasks we present to them.

  • 12:00 pm Andy Meyer of Firehorse Services Professional Farrier

    • Andy will talk about the importance of a balanced foot. He will be educating us on why feet need to be maintained regularly even when they visually look fine. He will also talk about barefoot versus shoes and how to make those choices based on your horses individual needs.

  • 12:45 pm Dr. Kimberly Rasmussen DVM and Doctor of Equine Osteopathy

    • Dr. Rasmussen will be giving a spectacular presentation that will tie in Casey and Andy’s sessions with her own. She will be teaching us about how Dental and Hoof maintenance affect the whole horse. This will be fascinating as it will teach about how all of it is connected and how we can prevent so many physical issues with proper routine care.

  • 1:30 Dr Sam Crosby DVM

    • Although Dr. Crosby works on all equine needs, he has a very deep understanding of EPM. He will be talking about how EPM affects our horses and what we can do to prevent and detect it as well as treatment options and recovery information.

  • 2:00 pm Luke Camper

    • Luke has a background in dressage and eventing and then studied the vaquero style horsemanship. He has a vast interest in the Spanish Barb with focus on the Iberian horses. He will share some wonderful horsemanship insights with us.

  • 2:30 pm Wesley Mastic Master Saddle Maker

    • Wes will give a great presentation on saddle fit and saddle styles. He will be available throughout the event for private saddle fitting consultations. Bring your horse and your tack and Wes will assist you with ensuring that your horse has what is needed to perform in a comfortable and positive way. Private consultations are available by appointment only and are $50 per horse. email TotalEquineServicesok@gmail.com or text 405-880-1787 to schedule your consult.

  • 3:00 pm Elliot and Caitie Holtzman Horsemanship

    • This knock your socks off husband wife training team are well known for their incredible Liberty skills. They will be teaching an intro to Liberty and talk about how liberty work contributes to a well-rounded confident riding horse. Dont miss them here and they will also have some cool surprises for us during the Saturday evening BIG HURRAH event.

  • 3:30pm Laura Newberry

    • Laura and her family have a passion and a gift with the incredible mustangs. Laura will be sharing many of their gentling techniques that they use when they first get in a new unhandled mustang, This process is fascinating and when you meet the mustangs that have been through Laura’s program, you won’t believe these horses were ever wild. Come and watch some true American Heritage.

  • 4pm Nancy Burba

    • Nancy is one of the best teachers you would ever find. Her primary focus is on dressage and western dressage without losing sight of the many other horsemanship styles that she has learned over the years. Nancy guides riders to success in such a way that they feel like it is just a grand adventure. Nancy will talk about how dressage fundamentals can contribute to better horses and riders in all disciplines.

  • 4:30 pm Dr. Dan Burba DVM Diplomat American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Professor Department Veterinary Clinical Sciences OSU

    • Dr. Burba will be giving a presentation on detecting lameness. In the horse world lameness can be one of the most difficult obstacles that we encounter. Dr. Burba has a lifetime of education and experience and will be teaching us about how we can best keep our horses sound and recognize any issues that need to be addressed. This is not one to miss.

 

5:30pm-7:30 PM The Big Hurrah

Live music by Frank Steen

  • Breed parade

    • Freisian

    • Drum Horse

    • Gypsys

    • Spanish Barb

    • Drafts

    • Mustangs

    • Many more breeds

  • Discipline Demonstrations

    • Cutting

    • Mounted Shooting

    • Dressage

    • Western Dressage

    • Para Rider demo on dressage

    • Western Versus English Dual (will be so much fun)

 

Sunday,  April  28, 2024

 

8:00 am doors open to the public

  • Vendor booths open

  • Tack swap opens

  • Saddle maker Wes Mastic available for saddle fit consultation

  • Consignment horses available for viewing

  • Shepps BBQ and Burgers open

  • The Lemon Seed open

 

Presentations Begin

  • 9:00 am Jinny Enkey

    • Jinny is a Para rider that has had a lifetime of the horse bug. Jinny lost her leg after multiple medical attempts to help keep it. Jinny refused to give up her passion and found ways to move forward and keep riding. Jinny is an inspiration to everyone and a living breathing example of how much we can do when we refuse to give up.

  • 9:30 am Danny Scavone

    • Danny is going to give a great presentation on bits and their uses. He is going to talk about how to choose a bit for your horse that fits his individual needs. He will discuss the different functions of bits and why your horse’s needs may vary.

  • 10:00 am Sarah Koch

    • Sarah is a Certified Equine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapist. She will teach about how this fascinating therapy helps your equine partner.

  • 10:30 am Luke Camper

    • Luke will demonstrate and teach techniques and training tips for all levels of riders and handlers.

  • 11:00 am Elliot and Caitie Holtzman

    • This incredible training team will be teaching us about liberty work and how that work will carry over to the under saddle portion of a horses training.

  • 11:30am OETRA

    • OETRA will talk about our amazing Oklahoma trail systems and what all this organization does to keep trail riding alive and thriving in Oklahoma.

  • 12:00 pm Richal Flannery

    • Richal owns and operates a training facility. She has a vast array of horsemanship experience from barrel racing to dressage.

Wrap up

  • 12:00 pm -3:00 pm Tack swap pick up

  • 1:00 pm Vendor booth tear down

 

Host Hotels

Holiday In Express

1817 SW 27th St, El Reno, OK 73036

(405) 422-1155

$99/night if booked by March 31 - Ask for The Mane Attraction rate

 

Hampton Inn 

1530 SW 27th St, El Reno, OK 73036

$89/night - Ask for The Mane Attraction rate

For additional  information please contact Holly Huffaker at 405-880-1787

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