On Saturday, March 14, 2020 horsemen are in for a real treat. The Paddock Foundation will be hosting an old fashioned horse fair in the saddling paddock area of Sam Houston Race Park from 10am – 1:00pm with horses available for viewing beginning at 11am. (Times are tentative). Admission is free and concessions will be available in the grandstand.
The horse fair showcases Thoroughbreds that are finished with their racing career and ready to start a new career. This is not an auction. Potential buyers are able to view horses, talk with their handlers and negotiate a purchase.
Shopping for a new horse has never been easier or more fun. Horses are brought up to the paddock area at the track so prospective buyers can see lots of horses in one place at one time. It is a great opportunity for professional trainers looking for young prospects to develop.
Horsemen of all disciplines should be able to find a good prospect at the event. Many people don’t realize how versatile Thoroughbreds can be. They can make excellent barrel horses, be taught to work cattle, become polo ponies, participate in dressage, jumping, or trail riding – Thoroughbreds can do it all.
Along with horses, vendors have the opportunity to request free booth space for items such as clothing, tack, equine art, grooming products, supplements, information on racehorse re-homing groups, and more – everything a horse lover might want.
The Paddock Foundation sponsors Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fairs at the Class 1 racetracks in Texas, shortly before the conclusion of the Thoroughbred race meet.
For more information on booth space or the event itself, please contact Tracy Sheffield at (512) 395-5314.