April 5-7th, 2024


Bits & Equipment-What is legal in Ranch Riding and What's Not

Matt Livengood

Learn from a judge and trainer about what Ranch Riding equipment is allowed, what's not, and why.

All About Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail

Matt Livengood

What is ranch riding and what is not? Learn the rules and requirements of the ranch riding and ranch trail disciplines. Learn about expectations, show clothes required and what the judges are looking for  - watch some videos of ranch riding runs.  Plus, pick up a list of ranch riding shows in Treasure Valley for 2023.  Matt Livengood, an AQHA Ranch Riding carded judge, judged the 2020 AQHA World Show in ranch riding and reining.

Understanding Low-Sugar Hay

Sandy Young

Join us to learn about low sugar hay options for horses with metabolic issues (Cushings, Insulin Resistance, obesity, etc.).  Hay broker Sandy Young and an equine nutritionist will be speakers.

Create a Mud-Free, Chore Efficient Confinement Area

Alayne Blickle

If you have horses, then you must have mud, right? Wrong!  There are many great ways to manage mud on your horse property. We will discuss what causes mud  and how it affects horse health.  Then we will cover six key steps you can take that will reduce and even prevent mud on your property.  Learn about French drains, footing options, simple siting ideas, geo textile fabrics, and other great ideas for setting up and managing horse paddocks for chore-efficiency and horse health.

What Motivates A Horse and the Human Factor

Dana Lovell

Idaho Trails

Dan Waugh

Spring Horse Pasture Management Tips

Alayne Blickle

Springtime is the right time to get going on pastures. Join Horses for Clean Water in this presentation to learn the top seven tips for creating a great horse pasture.  Start the grazing season
on the right foot (or hoof?)and get a jump on how you can easily improve your pasture productivity, chore efficiency, and horse health.

Equine Dentistry

Jennifer Johnson

Feeding Hay 101

Sandy Young

What kind of hay should I feed my horse, how do I know if the hay is good, how should I store my hay, and how much do I need to buy for the winter? Sandy Young, the "Hay Lady" of Treasure Valley and a hay broker since 2008, will answer these questions and more!

Managing a Hay Field

Wayne Williams


Mr. Williams has a long background in Radio and TV 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 Many Horse Fairs”. 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. He has announced from Sacramento to Baltimore. Equitana USA every year was a Major part.  His latest accomplishment was the “Equine Entertainment MC” at the World Equestrian Games 2010 in Lexington KY, Rose Parade Equestfest 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 Producer/Director and MC in Pasadena, work with the Indy 500 Parade, Culver Military Academies, the Voice of Breyerfest at the Kentucky Horse Park for 20 years and Many More! I also have over 20 years of Directing and Hosting the “Theater Equus” evening show at Harrisburg, PA during the Horse World Expo every March. The “Mane Event” in Denver and “Horses at Night” ND Horse Expo. MC for the John Wayne Centennial Celebration 2007.

 For relaxation Wayne enjoys Trail Riding and camping with wife Pat, in addition to riding in parades, and being the man “Behind the Microphone.

 He is the Host of “Speaking of Horses” TV and Radio which continually brings a variety of Equine information to you at your fingertips on FRTV and Equus Television Wellington.  

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