The inaugural Manning Valley Horse Health and Management Expo will be held at the Wingham Showgrounds in November.
This expo will give horse owners, trainers, managers and breeders opportunities to hear, participate and experience the most up to date information on managing horse health and the land.
The expo is being organised by Equine Bowen Therapist Carole Isaacs who has put together a two day program of interactive workshops, demonstrations, trade stands and information stalls.
An art exhibition to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse will also be part of the expo program to promote sustainable horse and property care.
It was through her work with local horse owners that Carole realised there was a need for the most up to date ways of working with and caring for horses.
Driven by her belief that the Manning Valley is experiencing a demographic change which is bringing more horses to the area, Carole has put together a full and informative program for owners, trainers, managers and breeders.
Sponsors are being sought for the expo and all money raised will be donated to local horse rescue organisations Horse Welfare Inc (Hunter Valley) and Heavens Paradise Horse Rehab and Sanctuary (Gloucester).
As a horse rescue volunteer, Carole is only too aware of the need for funding by the horse rescue groups.
“It’s a very expensive operation feeding the horses properly, worming and rehabilitating them,” she said.
The Manning Valley has a deep and distinguished history of affiliation and enterprise with all types of horses.
This history shows how horses were used to develop farming and trade in the valley and how they are still a vital part of our community whether through competition, racing, ownership or through stock work.
For further information, contact Julie Ross 0422 276199 or Carole Isaacs 0400 021410.