A fun filled day of informational clinics, demonstrations and vendors!

Opening ceremony at 9 am. Event hours 9am-4 pm. Food vendors on site with treats for the entire family.
*please leave your pet at home as no dogs are allowed on the farm*

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• Molly Xanthopoulos of North Star Farm-Purina sponsored event •
Xanthopoulos Dressage Horses

USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist, Molly Xanthopoulos competes actively across the Midwest. She has achieved numerous Horse of the Year Awards and Regional Championship results. Molly is a veteran of the North American Young Rider program earning a team gold medal in 1991 and qualified several horses for the national Young Horse Championships. Her diversity as a rider and trainer includes starting young horses under saddle to finishing them at Grand Prix.

• Terry Myers •

presenting Ride-in-Sync™

Terry Myers is a leading trainer, instructor and national clinician with experience that spans over 40 years. His Ride-in-Sync™ philosophy (which many refer to as Western Dressage) is training which incorporates work with both horse and rider to achieve balanced movements.

• Monet Phelps of Exalt & Salute •
presenting Rider Bio mechanics



• Karen Wright of Sand Pointe Stables •
presenting combined driving

Karen and Scott Wright own and drive Morgan and miniature horses in Combined Driving Events. One of their miniature horses is a certified animal assisted therapy animal and a regular volunteer at Dayton Children's Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.


• Candice Shauger of Genesis Farms •
presenting competitive Giant Donkeys


Since 1999 Genesis Farms has grown into one of today's top producers of show mules and performance donkeys. By blending the genetics of T.J.C. Clyde, Jarratt's Desert Prince and A-Jacks El-Gato with our diverse band of jennets we are sure to strike that just right chord of size, agility and mind that will provide donkey enthusiasts with an animal that is built to satisfy.


• Josh Knotts •
presenting cattle roping Buckaroo style

Joshua Knotts has a small family built with a love for the Lord and a respect for the buckaroo tradition. He has been riding for over 20 years and practicing low-stress stockmanship for the past 8 years. Josh has had the opportunity to buckaroo for a number of small ranches in WY, MT, and OH. In past ten years he has built a successful practice shoeing horses as well. Along the way has had the privilege to shoe for Buck Brannaman, Powder River Veterinary Clinic, and many others. He won the 2010 OFQHA ranch roping, took 2nd in the Knox county Extreme Cowboy Race, and is a member of the Northern Range Ranch Roping Series.


• Tina Romine T.R.E.E.S llc •
Equine Educational Specialist
presenting Equine Acupressure, Massage and Aromatherapy& An Introduction to Alternative Therapy Modalities

Tina has been with Hocking College since the beginning of its horse program in 1987. Throughout the years Tina has been coordinator of Backcountry Horsemanship, Wilderness Horsemanship and Equine Health and Complementary Therapies. She continues to teach part time but recently retired as a full time instructor.

She began teaching the Equine Massage classes in 1995 so her students would be able to help their horses in the backcountry. For many years was under the supervision of William Harnetty, DVM. an equine acupuncturists and who practices Eastern and Western Medicine. Tina also assists Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute with the classes they teach at Hocking College to include Acupressure and Aromatherapy (Essential Oils). Tina is a Co-Vice Chair of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM).Tina was a presenter at the 2011 Equine affaire.

• Home of Joy Farm Equine Facility & Petting Farm •
Tours of the equine facility and petting farm which is home to lamas, goats, mini donkeys, peacocks and chickens! Come meet our beloved Home of Joy Mascot, Billy Bob! The Home of Joy Animal Parade begins at 10am!

Special Guests & Vendors

Purina & Rushcreek Feeds

Clearspan Fabric Structures

Eversole Builders

Hillyard General Contractors LLC

Crum Equine Vet Services

Ohio State Equine Hospital


Hocking College

Sheriff Phalen and Austin Bradbury Mounted Patrol

Kirk Undershultz, AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier

Deana Milhoan, Equine Chiropractor

Delicious Food Vendors on site!

Nelsons Catering "The Backyard Grillers"

Christy's Pizza

Fairfield Union Band Boosters

Gypsy Joe's Ice Cream

Kona Shaved Ice