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Fall Horse Show showcases YC and AAEC equine student skills

Horse lovers and riding enthusiasts will gather at the Yavapai College Chino Valley Horse Arena from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, for an all-breed, multi-discipline horse show.

The fall show is a collaboration of the YC Equine Program and the Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center (AAEC). Admission and parking are free, with proceeds of class and horsemanship registrations benefiting the YC Equine Scholarship Fund. In addition to scholarship aid, the horse show “helps students showcase skills they are learning in their classes and raise awareness of the YC and AAEC equine programs,” said Dr. Karla Phillips, YC associate dean of career and technical education.

Show entry and class registration are available on the show website, The class schedule includes trail, ranch, English and Western riding and driving classes, some geared specifically for youth, and others for adults. Morning class sessions start at 9 a.m. Afternoon sessions start at 1 p.m. Trail course classes are scheduled between noon and 2 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded for first through sixth places in each class.

Classes are $10 per person, or $8 per class for students with identification. Get a $1 discount per class with online registrations.

Spectators and friends and family of horse show participants are encouraged to bring chairs. Seating and shade at the arena are limited. Food and beverage concessionaires will be onsite during the show.

The YC Chino Valley horse arena is located at the YC Chino Valley Agribusiness Center, 2275 Old Home Manor Drive, Chino Valley. For additional information, contact show secretary, Vicki LaBelle, 928-848-8722.


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