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Equitana USA

Dateline: 06/20/01

Equitana USA, the "World's Fair of Equestrian Sports," held its sixth annual show last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. The show is dedicated to all breeds of horses and horse fans from around the world, with hundreds of exhibits, entertainment, educational activities, and products and services, and more.

Launched in North America in 1996, this all-breeds exposition is a four-day celebration of the horse, featuring any and every product, activity, service, display and breed imaginable for horse lovers from across the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Over 50,000 people were expected to attend. Photographer Tina Hines was there to capture the weekend, so enjoy!

Performances in several disciplines were given and AQHA sponsored a riding clinic.

Churchill Downs had a booth celebrating the Kentucky Derby and racing while ReRun had a booth for rescue and adoption of former racers.

You could get books and videos to teach your horse tricks or have a custom sign made. One patron used Point Given's Belmont win photo to make a plate for her truck.

Easy Loper for riding without a horse to buck you off or feed! Aunt V's homemade horse cookies which the Churchill Downs lead ponies enjoyed on Saturday courtesy Aunt V.

All types of equipment was on display including blankets and hoods, ear hobbles, a new item to help get rid of bad habits, and muzzles.

Equine artists were displaying their paintings and demonstrating techniques or you could consult and astrologer for yourself or your horses!

A mare and foal relax, oblivious to everything around them. Close up of a fancy mane-do.

One special event for the weekend was a concert by country singer Wynonna Judd.

Looking around you never know what you will see next. Could be a knight in armor, a system for transporting horses, people having fun at the Islandica booth, or Dale Evans advertising "Horses and Hollywood" at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Photos courtesy of Tina Hines.

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