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Waimea This Weekend Makes Good Horse Sense

August 5, 2013, 12:23 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:05 PM
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Dozens of Hawaii and mainland equine experts will attend the 6th annual Hawaii Horse Expo this Saturday and Sunday in Waimea.

Clinics and demonstrations will be presented by experts in a variety of equine health and training fields, including horse behaviorist Dr. Robert Miller; host of RFD TV’s “The Horse Show” Rick Lamb; riding and training expert Richard Shrake; and National Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fame barrel racer Sharon Camarillo.

The public is invited to attend the expo being held at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Waimea’s Pukalani Stables.

Sunday’s opening ceremony features the Puu Moi Riders and traditional blessing followed by presentation of the Mana Award to Edwin and Wallie Nobriga for their work with the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association.


Edwin Nobriga and Wallie Kimura-Nobriga will receive the Mana Award at the Hawaii Horse Expo in Waimea on Sunday. Courtesy photo.

A variety of vendors also will offer medical and nutritional information and programs on saddle-making and other equine services, including clothing and art.


Gates open at 9 a.m. on Aug. 10 and 11. Demonstrations end at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. All-day tickets are $30 at the gate.


Proceeds benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund, which helps abused and abandoned horses on the island, and the Paniolo Preservation Society. For info, go to www.hawaiihorseexpo.com.

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