McNABB, KUHN HEADLINE ALABAMA HORSE FAIR
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Two horsemen who have gained reputations for their "natural" horse training methods on RFD-TV will headline the Alabama Horse Fair at Montgomery's Garrett Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
|Ken McNabb, host of RFD-TV's Discovering the Horseman Within, will be among clinicians at the Alabama Horse Fair.|
Ken McNabb, host of RFD-TV's Discovering the Horseman Within, and Kerry Kuhn, who has traveled with RFD-TV's Best of America By Horseback, will be the guest clinicians at the event hailed as "the ultimate annual equine event" and sponsored by the Alabama Horse Council.
Kuhn will also join Best of America By Horseback host Tom Seay on Sunday in judging a trail horse competition that will be filmed for later broadcast on RFD-TV. Riders are invited to bring their trail horses and compete for $2,000 in prize money.
McNabb was one of the first certified John Lyons Trainers, and demand for his training time left him fully booked. Realizing that thousands of people were eager to find better ways of training, he began teaching his techniques in 1996.
Since that time, McNabb has taught thousands of students, and hosted clinics from coast to coast. He believes that with the right training, mediocre horses can become good, and good horses can become great.
Kuhn calls his approach to teaching horses "practical horsemanship." He believes in promoting useful horsemanship skills anyone can use. "I want people to realize they don't have to be a horse 'specialist' to achieve a higher level of horsemanship," he says.
Kuhn's primary focus is on the interaction between horse and human. "People practice horsemanship techniques every day. They just aren't aware of it," he says. "The principles we use in interacting with each other can teach us a great deal about how our relationship with our horse should be."
The AHC event also features Horse Idol, a competition that searches for "America's Ultimate Horse Idol." Winning horses of all disciplines are invited to compete for the Alabama title on Saturday morning. The Alabama winner will then be among eight state winners to compete Saturday afternoon for the two-horse showdown on Saturday night.
Also Saturday night will be the Cavallo Equestrian Arts performance featuring a large cast of bareback and stunt riders.
The AHC's Horse Fair will also feature one of the largest equine trade shows in Alabama and a silent auction sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Arabian Association, as well as "Cowboy Church" on Sunday.
For more information or entry forms for the trail ride and Horse Idol competition, visit
www.www.AlabamaHorseCouncil.org or call 1-800-945-8033.