1/26/2008 - Equine teacher, Judson alumna finalist for 'Horse Idol'
"Horse Idol"? No, the horses and riders don't sing so this is not to be mistaken for "American Idol." However, contestants were required to produce a video showcasing their riding abilities for review.
Judson College equine science adjunct and alumna Janice Palmer Williams will be in the elite group competing in "Horse Idol" Jan. 26. The competition will be held at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery beginning at 8 a.m.
Williams will compete with her 4-year-old thoroughbred quarter horse, Dallas.
Competitors will demonstrate their skills to the audience and the "Alabama Horse Idol" will be selected. After their selection, that talented duo will compete against other horse idols from eight surrounding states on Saturday afternoon.
The event also includes clinics and a large silent auction. The evening performance will include glitz, glitter and action with the family-friendly "Cavallo Equestrian Arts."
Sunday’s activities will begin with "Cowboy Church" and later highlight the "Ultimate Trail Horse Competition" with judges from RFD-TV's number one show “Best of America by Horseback,” executive producer Tom Seay and clinician Kerry Kuhn. This event will be filmed for future airing on RFD-TV.
This fair is the only equine event of its nature in Alabama and brings vendors from across the Southeast. Horse owners and horse lovers will find much to love.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the evening performance at 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Day passes are $10 and the evening show is $10.
Additional information is available on the website, alabamahorsecouncil.org.
Article courtesy of the Judson College Equestrian Director, Jennifer Hoggle