Field Trials Come to the Sunbelt Expo!

Field Trials Come to the Sunbelt Expo!

The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo is an annual trade show held in Moultrie, Ga. Referred to as “North America’s Premier Farm Show”, it boasts approximately 1200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology as well as livestock and equine demonstrations. Thousands of visitors come from all over the country. The 45th Expo was held from October 17 thru 19th, 2023. 

All time favorite field trial enthusiast and avid horsewoman Maria Bassham (Quitman, GA) through her position as Program Assistant at the Thomasville, GA 4-H office and in conjunction with agent Cindy Wynn put together a program introducing Expo attendees to Tennessee Walking Horses and their role in the field trial sport. Held in the fairgrounds Horse Arena, Maria was aided by Carli McFalls and Paisley Hurst. While Maria described the qualities a good field trial horse is required to have, the ladies demonstrated their TWHs’ gait, ground tying and roading. The demo was about 20 minutes and was performed twice a day, each of the three days. 

Maria also had a table set up promoting youth field trials and Youth Field Trial Alliance with our rack cards and decals and a wonderful school presentation youth trialer Kira Jenkins prepared with text and photos describing youth trials.

We thank Maria, Cindy, Carli, Paisley and Kira for their committment to our great sport and youth trials in particular!

 


Maria explaining the demo to the crowd.


Carli and Paisley demonstrating gait.


Maria explaining the demo to the crowd.


Carli demonstrating gait.

Carli goes in for the flush!


Thank you Kira!

Way to go ladies! 🙂