North Dakota Horse Expo

North Dakota's Inaugural Horse Expo

Is coming together to be more grand than I could have ever imagined. I had an idea to host a small event with vendor space as a fundraiser for the Minot Boys and Girls Ranch. As ideas and plans came together and continually grew, the North Dakota Horse Expo was born. I have already met so many wonderful people willing to help and take part in my dream. I am grateful because it is only with their assistance and participation that I am able to host such an event. I am overjoyed to present you with this preview of events for the Expo. - Kaycee Wilen

Participating Clinicians

Participating Clinicians will be hosting ride along clinics, hosting demonstrations and lectures during the entire expo.

Watch Steve Lantvit, Sure in the Saddle, on RFD-TV Thursday's at 3pm and 11pm EST.

Rodney Yost was invited to the expo at high demand from the public.

Participating Presenters and Lectures

Brassy Bit Tack

Utilizing their commitment to using only tack that really fit their horses, these girls started their own tack supply store. Brassy Bit wants to share their knowledge on how to get the right fit for you and your horse with a demonstration on saddle fit. Brassy Bit will have a stall space to personally assist you with your saddle fitting needs.

Schaefer Veterinary Service

A mobile veterinary service will have a stall available for any of your veterinary needs. Kelly Schaefer will be providing a lecture and demonstration of Equine Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

North Wind Equine

This mobile equine veterinary dental practice o ff ers routine preventative dental care as well as advanced dental procedures to clients throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. North Wind Equine will be on site for demonstrations, educational sessions during a live floating, and providing dental services on site in their mobile veterinary o ffi ce.

Big Sky Shires

Will be hosting a groundwork clinic for introducing your horse to a harness and getting prepared to pull a cart.

Back Country Horsemen of America

Will provide an "introduction to packing" demonstration and have a booth.

Other lectures and demonstrations possibly available

PEMF therapy, equine first aid, equine nutrition, equine massage, bit selection, tack auction, hoof health, essential oils for equines, pony rides, Kids Korral with games and entertainment for the little ones.


Opening ceremony including a preview of expo events, Parade of Breeds, Sta ll ion Showcase, and Discipline Demonstration.

Crazy Cowgirl Trick Riding: Candice Aamot has been trick riding for 3 years and loves to perform for the crowd. With her trusty steed Dusty and her little white pony Jewel they have been showcasing trick riding in the Upper Midwest. Not only will Candice perform during the expo but she will be available in the wagon wheel room so you can meet her and her trusty steeds!

Maddie Richardson: North Dakota's teen author will grace us with her fiddling skills in the upper atrium. She will give an interview discussing her books and have a booth with books available for purchase.

"Race for the Ranch" Barrel RaceBring your horse down to the "Wagon Wheel of Wellness" room to try out therapies such as Equine Massage, Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Frequency therapy, Equivibes, Equine Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Equine Dentistry and Farrier services.

Sponsored in part by

Portion of proceeds to be donated to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Equine Therapy program.