Boot Barn Main Arena
10: – 10:45 Lillan Roquet Arabian – Developing relaxation in sensitive horses
10: -11:30 Lorin Price Blazer – Getting more with less, journey to being bridleless
11: -12:15 Shannon Allison Paint- Controlling the back up
12:15-1:15 Blue Ribbon Private Treaty Horse Sale
“Watch a horse, Ride Horse, Buy Horse, Drive Horse Home”
1:15-2:00 Alice Trindle Mule – Cavelletti & Ground Poles – Good for Mules & Horses
2:00-3:00 Ruben Villasensor Western Dressage – How to fit and function of the Bosal (hackamore) Continue reading
PLEASE NOTE – A COGGINS WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED FOR THE BLUE RIBBON PRIVATE TREATY HORSE SALE
Don’t miss this years Supreme Cowboy Race !
Its fun for everyone.
Application for the Supreme Cowboy Race
House State Affairs Hearing on the repeal of Historical Horse Racing will be held 8 am Wednesday, March 11. They stated they will take testimony as long as they are able to tomorrow. If you are able to be in Boise at the Capitol to testify please do so. Or just come and add your support support to Historical Racing.
If you are unable to attend please be sure to contact your Representatives and voice your support of Historical Horse Racing.
We need your support to help save horse racing in Idaho. If historic horse racing is taken away from us, we will not have the revenue to be able to continue hosting live horse racing. Please consider writing a letter to the editor or writing your legislator to show your support for Idaho’s horse racing industry and the people who work tirelessly to support it.
Idaho’s horse and horse racing industries are in jeopardy if Idaho Senate bill 1011 passes. If passed, the law will repeal the legal, pari-mutuel historic horse racing terminals throughout the state of Idaho, resulting in Les Bois Park losing its 200 terminals and potentially forcing the business to close their doors permanently. This website serves as a resource for information about Les Bois Park and its historic horse racing terminals.
SB1011 passed the Senate on February 17th and is now waiting to be heard in the House State Affairs Committee.
After the recent Senate vote to repeal historic horse racing in Idaho, Les Bois and Treasure Valley Racing released the following statement to the media:
Les Bois Park Response to Senate Passage of SB1011
We are obviously extremely disappointed by the vote of the Senate. By voting for SB1011, these 25 senators voted against Idaho’s horse racing industry, against $1 million a year in tax revenue and against the $10 million investment by Idaho business people, let alone the hundreds of jobs reliant on the horse racing industry – including the 271 at Les Bois Park.
They also ignored the fact that historic racing in Idaho passed the tests and satisfied the audits of national and international experts and the Idaho Racing Commission. We believe all gaming in Idaho should comply with the constitution. Historic racing does, and is compliant with Idaho law. We are concerned about the message this sends to other businesses considering an investment in Idaho, and what it means to the future of our historically important industry.
As SB1011 moves forward, we hope the Representatives will take a more thorough look at the test results and audits and carefully consider the message this legislation sends to any business operating in our state, our industry and the many hard-working Idahoans now working in it.
– John Sheldon, President of Treasure Valley Racing, operator of Les Bois Park
- We are disappointed by the vote of the Senate, which directly impacts the hard-working, tax-paying men and women who work tirelessly to save and promote the horse racing industry in Idaho.
- By voting for SB1011, these 25 senators voted against the following: Idaho’s horse-racing industry, $1 million annually in tax revenue, the $10 million investment by Idaho business people and the hundreds of jobs reliant on the horse-racing industry — including 271 at Les Bois Park alone.
- Historic horse racing is not only allowed under the constitution, but it’s also essential to maintaining and growing the horse industry in Idaho. We believe the legislature should not completely change their position from two years ago to repeal a law that complies with the constitution.
- Historic horse racing is regulated under the Idaho Racing Commission, and they have hired national and international entities to audit and inspect the terminals. The terminals have passed every test and audit and are completely pari-mutuel, which is legal in the state of Idaho.
- The historic horse racing terminals couldn’t be further from a slot machine — they’re not random and the screens simply display objects, which represent the results of the races.
- We believe all gaming in Idaho should comply with the constitution. Historic racing is compliant with Idaho law.
- We are concerned about the message this legislation sends to other businesses considering an investment in Idaho, and what it means to the future of our historically important industry.
- As SB1011 moves forward, we hope the Idaho House of Representatives take a more thorough look at the test results and audits and carefully consider the message this legislation sends to any business operating in our state and industry, as well as the hard-working Idahoans working within the industry.
Historical Racing is in trouble and we need your help.
There will be a hearing on SB1011 Wednesday morning at the Statehouse. We will pass on specifics as soon as soon as we hear.
We need your support at the Statehouse and as many people as we can get to the Statehouse..Please go to this link to tell your Representative directly that we need Historical Racing
IDAHO HORSE EXPO’S PRIVATE TREATY HORSE SALE
APRIL 17, 18, 19 2015
WHERE YOU MAKE YOUR OWN DEAL
“The solution to the frustrating procedure of buying or selling a horse.”
Consider the idea of buying a car, home or any major appliance, only through an auction. You have little idea of the history of the item and you have only 2 to 3 minutes to make up your mind Certainly, not an ideal situation, but many of us purchase horses in that very manner, only to get the horse home and find it is not suitable for our intended purpose.
Although the logical alternative to finding horses is to buy directly from the owner by going through publications, scheduling appointments (and finding that the horse is not what was represented); this can be time consuming and frustrating. If only there was an “equine department store” or a “car lot for horses” where you could go and try out prospects and talk to the owners! The Blue Ribbon Private Treaty Horse Sale offers this sensible solution to both sellers and purchasers alike. Continue reading
The Idaho Horse Expo is still accepting Vendors for our show in April..
If you would like a application 2015 contract
Or give us a call and we can email or hard copy to you.
Blue Ribbon Private Treaty Horse Sale
Sell a Horse, Ride a Horse, Buy a Horse Blue Ribbon Horse Sale 2015
$1,000.00 BREED CHALLENGE is back again this year.
Win some money have a lot of fun! Its a win win!!!
If you are waiting things are starting to fill up don’t wait until the last minute confirm your spot today!
Get in touch with Myron Amsden 571-1878
Here are the breeds that have confirmed so far.
Remember this can be a 2 day event. Depending on if you are chosen Friday for the finals on Sunday.
Entry fee is 50.00
Miss Rodeo Idaho Dusti Olson will be instructing a
Please contact the IHC office 465-5477
Jump Clinic is being offered this year at the Expo!
All Day 10am-4pm
Please contact Randi McCallum 870-0519