‘Celebration of the Horse’ returns to Tuckahoe
QUEEN ANNE — Tuckahoe Equestrian Center will host the second annual “Celebration of the Horse” Saturday, Oct. 13. The fevent is sponsored by the Tuckahoe Equestrian Club for the second consecutive year. Admission is free.
The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony by the Maryland Rough Riders, followed by a performance by the Queen Anne’s County Pony Express Drill Team.
Demonstrations will include the sport of barrel racing, followed western dressage and therapeutic riding by Annie Trice, and western reining by Grove Creek Mules. That will be followed by American Mustang and Burros riders. Grover Creek mules will demonstrate dressage maneuvers, and Karen Marx will demonstrate how to train for western horsemanship accompanied by a number of her students riding different horses.
An awards presentation to be made by the Maryland Horse Industry Board Director Ross Peddicord is planned immediately following the morning session.
The afternoon session will begin with the “Parade of Breeds” at 12:30 p.m. with many different breeds of horses showcased, demonstrating the specialty of each breed. Ponies, gaited horses, different breeds of jumping horses, and pleasure riding breeds will be featured.
That will be followed by the Gentle Giant’s Drill Team of draft horses, and then a demonstration of vaulting by Kirsten Wiley, and trick and Roman riding by Wiley and John Moore. Brendan Wise will demonstrate “bridle-less” dressage. Donny Lord will demonstrate driving a “surrey with the fringe on top,” followed by Kat Melton demonstrating mounted archery. Local 4-H equestrians will demonstrate jumping. The program will conclude with a demonstration of “bridleless” jumping by Melanie Ferrio-Wise.
Different equine specialists will be on the grounds demonstrating their skills and answering questions. Among them, an equine dentist, blacksmith and a veterinarian.
Refreshments will be available at the concession inside the Tuckahoe Club House. The event will take place, rain or shine, and is scheduled to end about 4 p.m.
Local equestrian John Moore stands atop his horses, “Sokie” and “Cochise.”He will return to perform Saturday, Oct. 13, during the second annual Celebration of the Horse at Tuckahoe Equestrian Center in Queen Anne. Moore and his associate Kirsten Willey will demonstrate “Roman Riding.”
Local mule enthusiast Garon Stutzman of Centreville rides along as Jane Rhoades of Denton holds the reigns of the mule-drawn wagon filled with passengers. Stutzman and his wife, Donna, will attend the Celebration of the Horse with their mules Saturday, Oct. 13, at Tuckahoe Equestrian Center in Queen Anne.