On Saturday, October 14, the Missouri Horse Shows Association will assist the Boone County Historical Society as it presents the Third Annual Boone County Stables Tour. Featured this year are five diverse and prominent facilities: Stephens College Equestrian Center (Kelly Hulse, Saddle Seat instructor); LionHeart Riding Academy (Kate Coup, trainer/instructor); Jim Dudley Quarter Horses (Jim Dudley, head trainer); Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center (Karen Grindler, lead instructor), and Equine Medical Services (Dr. Rob Foss, senior veterinarian and owner).
From 9:30 that morning until 3 p.m. that afternoon, knowledgeable horse enthusiasts will rub shoulders with guests who have never seen a horse up close and personal but want to hear more about the services each of these spectacular facilities offers. At LionHeart, for example, Kate Coup and her students will present the progression of riders from teensy tots riding double with instructors through World's Champions in equitation and performance. At Equine Medical, Dr. Foss and the other veterinarians will demonstrate the embryo transplant procedures for which Dr. Foss has become nationally acclaimed. At Stephens, Kelly Hulse and her students will showcase all of the disciplines represented by Stephens students and horses and will demonstrate to visitors the basics of grooming and tacking horses.
Tickets are available online from Boone County Historical Society or can be purchased in advance at the Society or from McAdams' Ltd. Tickets are also available on the day of the event at all of the venues. All proceeds from the event will support the work of the Society's Endowment Trust as it preserve Boone County's rich history.