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8th Annual Pet a Pony Day

April 28, 2015 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Photo by Barbara Bays

Photo by Barbara Bays

8th Annual Pet a Pony Day, sponsored by M&M Tack Shop

When: Weds. June 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Where:  Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Rd. Raleigh NC 27607
(Across the street from Carter-Finley Stadium)

What:  Pet real ponies; learn about horse health and horse care; watch show jumping  and watch a farrier at work.

  • Petting ponies courtesy of the North Carolina Horse Council and Shepherd Youth Ranch
  • Farrier demonstrations at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 courtesy of Joey Hite, Certified Journeyman Farrier
  • Horse health display and staff courtesy of the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
Photo by Cyndi Peterson

Photo by Cyndi Peterson

Cost:  Admission and parking are free

Pet a Pony Day is a feature event of the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Assoc. (NCHJA) Annual Horse Show.  Youngsters from the NCHJA, 4H and Pony Club serve as guides and hosts for this event, which offers fun and excitement for children of all ages.

Contact Barbara Bays bmbaysbus@gmail.com or 919-676-8293 for more information.

Website: www.nchja.com

Photo by Tory Hoft

Photo by Tory Hoft

The NCHJA Annual Horse Show takes place at the Hunt Horse Complex everyday, Weds. June 24–Sun. June 28, 2015, with special classes held Fri. and Sat. evenings.  Spectators are welcome.  Admission is free throughout the show.