April 5-7th, 2024

Competitions

Competition Pre-Entry must be postmarked or received by the deadline and include a signed release, a check payable to Idaho Horse Council, and the completed registration form.

Forms can be mailed to the Idaho Horse Council at 16114 Idaho Center Blvd, #5, Nampa, Idaho, 83687 or emailed to idahohorsecouncil@yahoo.com 

Note - If the Competition Pre-entry is emailed, payment must be postmarked or received by the deadline.

  • Fees include entry into the Horse Expo the day(s) of the competition you are attending.
  • These events are open to any rider, regardless of Trainer, Youth, or Amateur standing. 
  • If an individual cancels, entry fees are automatically forfeited.

Stalls can be reserved by contacting Louri Grover, Idaho Horse Park, at (208) 442-3335. Stalls are available at a rate of $25/night. When making reservations, please have your arrival date, number of bags of shavings needed, and credit card
information. You are responsible for payment to Louri Grover at the Idaho Horse Park.

  • RV reservations can be made online at www.fordidahocenter.com/parking at $35/night for full service spot.
  • The park will begin taking reservations March 8, 2023 at 9 AM
  • Please stay in the area where you are told to go.  Other arenas might be busy with Expo events or reserved.
  • Outdoor warm-up arenas are available.

Please DO NOT GO into the Main Indoor Arena with your horse unless invited in.

Current Competitions

Equine Trail Sports

Saturday, April 8th

First rider out at 9:30am

In-hand and ridden obstacle course challenge!

All signups will be through the ETS website.

Cattle Dog Trials

Sunday, April 9th

Starts at 9am

A point and time event wherein the stock savvy and skill of the dog, rider and horse are put to the test. The competition centers around maneuvering a small group of cattle through a number of obstacles in a set amount of time.

The goal of the event is to revolutionize modern cow dog competition by most accurately simulating the way in which cow dogs are utilized in everyday cattle operations on working cattle ranches. And, since most cattle operations take care not to harass and "run the weight" off their cattle, it places a great deal of emphasis on the stockmanship of the handler and the quiet and controlled manner in which the dog maneuvers the cattle.

The event is unique from other cow dog competitions in that the majority of the obstacles require both the dog and horse/rider to negotiate. For this reason, use of the horse is not restricted in any way. With the handler on horseback, it provides a great place for individuals to enjoy their good cow horses and work their good cow dogs through courses that either take place in an arena or cross country, or both!  This concept of truly utilizing the horse has made the event attractive to the ranching and western performance horse industries.

Horse Expo Catte Dog Trial 2024

Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge presented by Road to the Horse 2023

This event is by invitation only.

University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT

Feather River Community College, Quincy, CA

Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR

Thank you to Bar 71 Ranch for providing the colts, "halter broke" only, mainly untouched.  Colts will be chosen Friday morning by the teams, competition held daily at 12:00pm, culminating in an obstacle challenge at 5:00pm on Sunday.

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Mon & Wed - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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