The Horse Trail Riding Expo is returning to Chance Ridge Event Center in Elkhorn on March 11/12, 2017. This all trail expo, hosted by trail riders for the trail riders, is Nebraska's only horse expo! Enjoy shopping for your favorite gear or tack all under one heated roof. Venture out to the arena and watch the horses and the demonstrations. Sit in on one of our many lectures on trail riding, horses, safety and more. Check out the latest in horse trailers. Smell those smells which will ignite your passion: leather and horses. A perfect prelude to the riding season.
Do you want to participate as a vendor or bring your horse to Expo? Click on over to our Expo page for more information on how you can play an important role at our Expo.
Tom Seay - The Best of America on Horseback
The Horse Trail Riding Expo is pleased to welcome Mr. Tom Seay from RFD-TV's "The Best of America by Horseback" which combines Tom's love of traveling with horses, trail riding and his experience in television and takes us across the country "with him" on his adventures. Formerly a professional horseback outfitter, in 1995 he lead the American Transcountinental Trail Ride from Savannah, GA to San Diego on horse back, over 3,000 miles. A full-time farmer in Virginia, his genuine down home farm boy personality and great sense of humor, our Expo guests will enjoy "sitting around the campfire" with Tom and hearing his trail riding stories.
American Heart Horsemanship
We are excited to welcome Rebekah Rehm and Lakota Pehrson of American Heart Horsemanship as two of our featured presentors! Two of the most sought after trainers in the metro area, Lakota and Rebekah puts fun and passion into their instruction and providing important tools so the passenger becomes a real rider. The American Heart Horsemanship presentations will be helpful to both the riders and the audience. Watch their presentations and stop by their booth to learn more about their program. Rebekah and Lakota are seeking riders for clinic, including one for youths. Interested in riding for them at Expo? Learn how.....
Capt. Tim Finley - The Mongol Dergy - Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
"It doesn't even matter if you ever reach that goal or not - make it obscene, make it absurd, make it so ridiculous that you know there's no way you can get there and then run at it. And then look up, look around and all 306 degrees, you have new horizons." US Air Force Capt. Tim Finley deployed to Iraq to command air strikes for nine months and came home to a world that had changed for him. Not finding joy in old hobbies and interests, he literally got back in the saddle. And from there his absurd goal developed: Riding in the 2016 Mongol Derby - the longest horse race in the world, spanning 600 miles over 10 days on 25 different horses. Listen to his story at Expo and learn why it was so important.
Jones Gentle Saddle Mules
Specializing in mule training, Tom and Levi Jones gentling techniques provide a great foundation for trail riding for any equine. They train outside of the arena for real world experience, exposing the animals to dogs, guns and traffic. They are bringing their mules to Expo and inviting you to ride with them and soak up some of their experience. You don't need a mule to ride with these boys (but it would be fun to see more mules at Expo, hint, hint). If you would like to ride with Tom and Levi, find out how....
Kelli Paulson's Trail Rider Challenge
Always an Expo favorite and returning for the 3rd year, The Extreme Trail Challenge. We have once again teamed up with Kelli Paulson to bring all new obstacles for the contestants to test the skills of their trail horse! You won't find these challenges anywhere but at Expo. Limited to 30 entries - get registered today!
A list of more presentations will be coming soon......
Horses, Horses, Horses
There are lots of opportunities to ride with our trainers at Expo. But what if that isn't your gig? And you just want to bring your horse to Expo to perhaps try on tack offered by one of our vendors or maybe ride in the awards ceremonty. This year we are giving you the opportunity to do just that! We have a limited number of stalls available to Bring Your Horse To Expo! See how....
BOOTH SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
Would you like a booth at Expo? Spots are already filling up. Reserve yours today. Vendor registration is now available.
FRIENDS OF TRAILS
Nominations are open for the coveted Friend of Trails Award. Do you know someone worthy of this annual award? See details.....
It's still early! More to come about this event. Get it on your calendar today and check back often for more information.
Formed in 2000 by avid trail riders
who recognized the need for an organized group to work with state land management and supervisors to keep or develop horse trails on our public land. Not just talk, this group is action! This group is about clearing trails, negotiating new trails and improving trail heads and horse camps. Many hours of sweat and a lot of heart have gone into the trails that we all enjoy and love. We invite you to join us on our Mission.
The Nebraska Horse Trails Committee was hard at work this year clearing trails at Two Rivers, Oak Creek Trail, Branched Oak, Rock Creek Station and Cunningham Lake. It's what we do.
Meet "Woody", the NHTC's own mule. This "used" UTV was purchased to help volunteers with hauling equipment and supplies to trail clearings.
Real girls use power tools! Mary Larsen, with Jon Larsen and Sue Goedeker saw up and remove dead logs from the shared trail at Lake Cunningham in Omaha.
Ride with a Smile
A Light Hand and
Gently on the Land