Oct. 12-14 -- Stepping Stone Horse Show, part of the Bridle Path Manor Super Series, at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Syracuse.
Oct. 13 and 14 -- North American Police Equestrian Council 2018 mounted competition will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg
Oct. 18-21 -- Central New York Reining Horse Association Fall Classic and CNYRHA and NEBT Futurity. Inaugural show at the new Expo Center at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. More information: CNYRHA.com
Oct. 24-28 HITS Indoor Championship, hunter and equitation
classes for junior and amateur riders, fence heights from 2’ to
3’6". At the new Expo Center at the state fairgrounds. More
8-11 Equine Affaire is a dream come true for anyone who’s ever fantasized about spending four days surrounded by everything to do with horses.
For New York Horse that is literally everyone we
know. This year’s edition at the Eastern States
Exposition in West Springfield, MA is once again
the ultimate horse-lover’s experience, offering
hundreds of seminars and demos with the world’s
leading trainers and clinicians; horse-themed
shopping with more than 450 vendors in five buildings; and Fantasia, the nightly musical celebration of the horse. More information at equineaffaire.com
8-9 Clinic with Olympic medalist William Fox-Pitt at Exmoor Eventing, 8983 Oakland Road, Nunda. Both XC and Stadium jumping. More information at exmooreventing.com
9-11 Horsemanship clinic with the legend, George Morris, at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, 950 Amherst Street, Buffalo/ Auditors welcome. More information at thebtrc.org/programs/instructional-clinics
9-11 Clinic with six-time Olympian and USEA Hall of Famer Michael Page at If Only Farm, 450 Wood Road, Freeville. More information at ifonlyfarm.com
11 “Developing your feel: The seat,” a clinic with dressage trainer Michelle LaBarre at Voltra Farm, 6000 Rock Road, Verona. More information: voltrafarm.com
Lift a glass to legendary racehorse Zippy Chippy, who devoured junk food, went 0-100, and turned losing into a fine art including a second-place finish to a minor league ballplayer in a 40-yard dash. Zippy retired in December 2004 and is now a happy pensioner at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center. Can’t decide on an appropriate toasting beverage? Make it a beer – Zippy’s choice to wash down a bag of Doritos.
13 Celebrate the National Day of the Horse! Established by Congress in 2004, this is one government proclamation everyone can support. We say it’s an excellent reason to give your favorite equine a pat on the neck and an extra apple (or two).
DATES TO MARK ON YOUR EQUINE CALENDAR