Sacramento, CA – May 15, 2012 – The Western States Horse Expo is pleased to announce that one of the feature events during this year’s Expo will be Free Hay Testing by Nutrena. Attendees can bring in a sample of hay from home to be tested by the experts at Nutrena, giving customized feeding recommendations in minutes! The Western States Horse Expo is scheduled for June 8-10, 2012 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA, and the Nutrena Booth will be accepting hay samples each day.
Hay is the foundation of a good nutrition program, but horse owners are often left to the sight, smell and touch of hay to “make general assumptions” about its quality. Nutrena believes that horse owners do not need to be left “guessing” when making important grain & supplement choices for your trusted companion or equine athlete. By taking advantage of Nutrena’s complimentary hay testing at the Western States Horse Expo, owners can start maximizing their horse’s nutrition program today.
The ideal sample is obtained using a hay probe to collect a core sample. If you do not have a hay probe available Nutrena recommends that you collect equal parts of the stalk, stem & leafy material in the hay sample to fill a one gallon clear plastic bag with your hay sample. The bag must be sealed and labeled with your name, phone number, and type of hay. If you are collecting samples from small square bales, collect the sample(s) from the center of bale, and combine samples from three or more hay bales, if possible. If you are collecting samples from round bales, collect the sample(s) from the center of the round bale and combine two or more round bales, if possible.
Hay is the foundation of a horse’s diet providing 50-90% of the horse’s total nutrients. The protein and fiber values are an important factor in balancing the equine diet- and these values will vary widely by state, county, field and cutting. It is important to calculate the digestible energy (DE) and calorie content in your hay. By balancing your horse’s diet - “what’s in your hay” should be telling you what feed and/or supplements to be using.
Over the past 13 years, Horse Expo Events has established the Western States Horse Expo as the gold standard of equine events. The 2012 Western States Horse Expo takes center stage from June 8-10, 2012 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, CA. In addition to the Magnificent 7, the Project Cowboy – Cowgirls Only, and the Horse Expo Horse Sale during that weekend, there will be several clinicians at the Expo: Chris Cox, Bernie Traurig, Steve Rother, Larry Whitesell, Eitan Beth-Halachmy, David Bodin, Bonnie Davis, Dr. Sue Thompson, Christy Landwehr, Peggy Cummings, Robert M. Miller, DVM. There will also be breed demonstrations, Young Rider Park, Equine Dream Art Show and Book Corral.
For more information on the Western States Horse Expo please visit href="http://www.horsexpo.com">www.horsexpo.com.
Photo Credit: Nutrena will be offering Hay Testing at the 2012 Western States Horse Expo. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.
WESTERN STATES HORSE EXPO FAST FACTS
WHAT: The Western States Horse Expo is one of the country’s leading equestrian experiences with vendors, events, and clinicians for every horse enthusiast. Over the past 13 years, Horse Expo Events has established the Western States Horse Expo as the gold standard of equine events. Held at the spacious Cal Expo in beautiful Sacramento, CA, from June 8-10, 2012, The Western States Horse Expo offers something for everyone. For more information please visit href="http://www.horsexpo.com">www.horsexpo.com.
WHEN: June 8-10, 2012
WHERE: Cal Expo Center, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA, 95815
• Hundreds of Equine Exhibitors and Retailers
• Magnificent 7: A dozen of the nation's top riders convene for an intense one-day riding competition, where one horse and one rider demonstrate their skill and versatility in four events: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and fence work. On Friday night, seven finalists compete for a $25,000.00 purse, and the best horseman will receive the title of Magnificent 7 All-Around Stock Horse Champion.
• Project Cowboy – Cowgirls Only! Presented by the American Quarter Horse Association, is “American Idol” meets “America’s Got Talent” for cowgirls.
• Trail Symposium: Politicians and trail enthusiasts gather to discuss how to keep our horse trails open and maintained, now and in the future, and how to work in harmony with state and federal officials who oversee many of these trails.
• Horse Sale: Trained riding horses and a select section of Cutting bred yearlings and broodmares will be available at auction. Trail horses, cutting horses, cow horses, pleasure riding horses, rope horses, ranch horses, a few select ponies and draft horses; there will be horses for everyone from beginners to experts.
• Breed Demonstrations
• Young Rider Park
• Art Show
• Book Corral
WHO: The exciting clinician lineup includes:
• Chris Cox
• Bernie Traurig
• Lynn Palm
• Shannon Dueck
• Jim Masterson
• Dr. Clair Thunes
• Bree Krebel
• Steve Rother
• Larry Whitesell
• Eitan Beth-Halachmy
• Dana Hokana
• David Bodin
• Bonnie Davis
• Dr. Sue Thomspon
• Christy Landwehr
• Peggy Cummings
• Robert M. Miller, DVM
• Dr. Joe Shelle
• John Bozanich
• Tim Kimura
• Richard Godbee
Hilton - Sacramento Arden West - 916-922-4700 - href="http://www.hilton.com">www.hilton.com
Courtyard Marriott - Sacramento Cal Expo - 800-321-2211 - Group Code: WSTS
Fairfield Inn Marriott - Sacramento Cal Expo - 800-605-6578 - Group Code: WSTS
For more information and to learn all about the 2012 Horse Expo events, activities, clinicians and presenters, please visit href="http://www.horsexpo.com">www.horsexpo.com or call 1-800-352-2411.