Southern Arizona horse expo

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Over 900 people attended the fourth Annual Southern Arizona Horse Expo in Oracle. The two-day event was not only entertaining but also benefitted Mt.VistaSchool and Kristi’s Kids Season of Hope.

Kristi’s Kids received a $600 donation plus a truckload of canned goods for a local food bank and toys for the Toys for Tots program. Kristi’s Kids is KVOA Channel 4’s charitable organization that funds many programs aimed at helping kids.

They have collaborated with the Southern Arizona Horse Expo for the past four years.MountainVistaSchoolreceived $305 dollars. Besides donating to charities, $6,000 in merchandise was given away by vendors and as raffle prizes during the two-day event.

The winner of the grand prize, a $3,000 Circle Y saddle with matching bridle, breast collar and pad was Sue Arreola of Tucson.

This was the second year that the Horse Expo was held at the Southern Arizona Equestrian Center in Oracle. The event draws people from around the state and helps promote the area. This year’s entertainment with the Mini Mystiques and World Champion Mounted Shooter Gary “Bad Dog” Bennett was a hit with the audience.

The “Dance of the Garrocha’ performed by Jamie Drizin and his magnificent horse was a wonderful display of horsemanship.

Photos of the event are available at http://tinyurl.com/9j4nmss.

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com 

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Workers Struggle in a Mining town

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    T T T he towns of Clifton and Morenci, Ariz. are located in Greenlee County. The Morenci Mining District in 1903 would become the site of labor unrest that would lead


    Kearny originally declared ‘hostile, uninhabitable’

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    Pinal Nugget Kearny’s roots began in the 1800s as legendary Arizona explorer Father Kino sought to convert the Apache Indian communities in the area to Christianity.


    Visiting Badger Springs and Agua Fria National Monument

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    A A A gua Fria National Monument was established by executive order in 2000 and at 70,900 acres contains over 400 archeological sites and four major prehistoric settlements.


    Getting Lost in the Copper Corridor

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    Can you guess where in the Copper Corridor this photo was taken? If you guessed Oracle, then you would be correct.


  • Stories Just For You

    Cradle Roll: Evander Michael Cook

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Evander Michael Cook was born Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:20 a.m. in Scottsdale, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Sea Lions compete in Yuma’s Polar Bear Plunge Meet

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Jan. 24-26, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed at the Polar Bear Plunge Swim Meet at […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather