Bluebonnet HelpAHorse Spring Horse Show, Adoption Event, and Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Saturday, May 4, 2018
Jim A Dee Ranch – Sanger, Texas
Events start at 9:00am
Admission: Voluntary donation
In 2018, we held our first open horse show at the Jim A Dee Ranch in Sanger. While the show was small, it was a lot of fun and a big success – we raised money to help needy horses and two horses (Fayhan and Sundae) were adopted!
The 2019 event will be even better. We’re working to recruit more vendors, we’ll have a bigger silent auction, and we’re going to add a Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The Challenge is an event in which trainers and non-pros work with a Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society horse for three months and then compete against each other for prize money. The horses get training and then go up for adoption at the event!
We hope you’ll join us for this amazing event – the proceeds will support the horses of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society!
2019 Horse Show and Training Challenge Judge
Bluebonnet is proud to announce Van Hargis as our judge for our Spring Horse Show, Training Challenge, and Adoption Event on May 4th in Sanger, Texas. Van Harvis began his equestrian career at the tender age of four and was judging at age nine and riding horses for the public by 12. He was involved in 4H horse shows and horse judging as early as 9 years old. In what was the largest Junior Rodeo in the United States, The Denton Junior Stampede Rodeo, he qualified in the Top 10 in calf roping. After graduating from college, he found his niche in starting colts for some of the top programs in the cutting and reining futurity businesses. He has trained horses to 15 world championships and has earned two invitations to compete at “Road To The Horse” (2005 & 2006). He is regularly asked to speak, perform, demonstrate and present at every major horse expo or horse fair in the US & Canada and regularly does horsemanship clinics ranging from basic general horsemanship to advanced clinics specializing in Ranch Horse Versatility. During his career, he’s been asked to design saddles for Billy Cook (The Van Hargis All Around Saddle, Courts Saddlery (The Van Hargis Colt Starting Saddle and the Van Hargis Ranch Horse Versatility Saddle) and Reinsman Equestrian Products who now makes all his tack and saddles. He hosts a podcast titled, “Ride Every Stride” with over 10,000 weekly listeners while also hosting an intern and apprentice program at his facility where they teach students a very detailed and thorough curriculum that sets them up for success in the horse industry by providing real life experiences in the world of horse training. Lastly, he serves on the Equine Program Advisory Board for his Alma mater, Texas A&M-Commerce.
About Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a nonprofit equine welfare and protection organization that helps abused, neglected, abandoned, and estray horses throughout Texas. Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society works through foster homes located throughout the state and new foster homes and volunteers.