Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society recently announced that they’re taking their annual Bluebonnet Horse Expo virtual for 2020. The event will be held October 10th-18th online.
“This will be our 14th Bluebonnet Horse Expo, and while we look forward to seeing everyone each year, we also want to keep the public safe. We didn’t want to cancel the Expo because of the pandemic, so we decided to go virtual instead”, says Bluebonnet’s Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Williams.
The event, which is an educational event, fundraiser for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, and adoption event for the rescue is normally held in the Austin, Texas area. This year, however, the event will be online so horse lovers from anywhere in the world can participate!
Those who purchase a ticket will get access to video presentations by horse trainers and other equine professionals as well as live online Q&A sessions with some of the presenters. Topics will cover a wide-range of themes including training, behavior, and equine health.
There will also be an online auction, an online/virtual horse show, and video introductions to the horses living at the rescue’s many foster homes. The rescue will also conduct a fundraiser during the Expo to help raise funds to care for formerly abused, abandoned, and neglected horses.
Horses will be available for adoption to approved adopters throughout Texas for half price during the entire month of October.
The Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge, a competition in which professional trainers and amateur horsemen and women work with a rescue horse for four months, will still take place in person but attendance will be limited to pre-approved adopters. The rescue plans to livestream the Challenge competition on its Facebook page on October 17th.
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a non-profit organization that helps rescue horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys from negligent and abusive owners. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the rescue to cancel one fundraiser and donations are down for the rescue this year, so the rescue hopes the Expo and donation drive will raise some of the funds necessary to help horses throughout the next year.
Tickets are available at https://secure.givelively.org/event/bluebonnet-equine-humane-society/bluebonnet-horse-expo.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available, and the organization needs donations of horse equipment and farm/ranch/western themed art-work, jewelry, and home décor for the live auction. All donations are tax deductible.