Time to Ride will join Equine Affaire at their 55th annual event along with local organizations to provide horseback rides and information on getting involved in the local horse community.

Georgetown, TX, March 30, 2017- On April 6th Equine Affaire will open its doors again for another year of world-class education and entertainment. Time to Ride, a nation-wide initiative to grow the equine industry through connecting people to horses within their communities, will be in attendance to offer rides and information on how to engage with horses in the area. In partnership with Time to Ride, the Ohio Haflinger Association and the Rocky Mountain Horse Association will be providing lessons and other activities in the Cooper Arena.

Along with rides and hands-on activities there will be a number of educational activities taking place. Newcomer rides will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times: Friday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, April 8th from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, April 9th from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Several stations will be available for participants to learn more about horse safety, grooming and tacking up. Attendees can also learn about where to become further involved at lesson stables throughout the state of Ohio, including a number of local Certified Horsemanship Association professionals.

Time to Ride event coordinator Sara Palacios shared, “It’s exciting that we’re getting to partner with some great organizations for such a grand and impactful event. We’re really looking forward to touching the lives of Ohioans horses, and connecting them to their local horse communities. The Ohio Haflinger Association and the Rocky Mountain Horse Association have a lot to do with the number of people who will be impacted at this event – they’ve invested so much time and energy into providing people with the experience of a lifetime.”

Time to Ride will also have a booth in the Breed Pavilion to network with attending horse professionals. Its upcoming 2017 Challenge, a grassroots contest offering $100,000 cash and prizes to reward stables, clubs, and businesses for introducing new enthusiasts to horses, is currently open for registration; other programs and opportunities for professionals will also be highlighted.

For tickets and information about attending Equine Affaire, visit (https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-general-information/tickets/). For more information about Time to Ride, contact info@timetoride.com or call 512-591-7811.


The American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance

Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance, formed to connect people with horses. It is designed to encourage horse-interested consumers to enjoy the benefits of horse activities. The AHC Marketing Alliance is made up of the following organizations: the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Active Interest Media, the American Quarter Horse Association, Farnam, Merck, Merial, Morris Media Network Equine Group, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Platinum Performance, The Right Horse Initiative, US Equestrian, and Zoetis. Program Partners are Absorbine, the American Paint Horse Association, ASPCA, Equibrand, the the National Reining Horse Association, Lumina Media,, the America’s Mustang Campaign, and Colorado State University Equine Sciences Program.

About the American Horse Council

The American Horse Council (AHC) is a non-profit organization that includes all segments of the horse industry. While its primary mission is to represent the industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington, DC, it also undertakes national initiatives for the horse industry. Time to Ride, the AHC’s Marketing Alliance to connect horses and people, is such an effort. The American Horse Council hopes that Time to Ride will encourage people and businesses to participate in the industry, enjoy our horses, and support our equine activities and events. The AHC believes a healthy horse industry contributes to the health of Americans and America in many ways.

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