Black Star Sport Horses Announces Fall 2017 Events
Carriages, horses in Halloween costumes, and Santa Claus are all expected at these free events!
Rockwall, Texas – August 23, 2017 – Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses today announces the schedule for the 2017 Fall Series and a few special events: two international breed judging events and the beloved Tejas Carriage Association Trials in November. The events are free for spectators. Picnicking is encouraged. “We love letting horse lovers enjoy the farm,” says owner and head trainer Lisa Blackmon.
Schooling Show Schedule:
September 16, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 16, 2017
The schooling shows begin at 9 am and take place in Black Star’s indoor equestrian facility located at 5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032. The duration of each show is dependent on the number of entries. Spectators can enjoy horses and riders of all levels starting with introductory levels in the morning and higher levels of dressage in the afternoon. The October show will include a costume contest during which equestrian will dress up not only themselves but also their horses in Halloween costumes. The December show will include a meet ‘n’ greet and complimentary photo op with Santa Claus for the third consecutive year.
Parking and entry is free for spectators. Concessions are available for purchase. Visit the Black Star Sport Horses Facebook page the week of the event for exact times.
Special Event Schedule:
September 1-2, 2017, KWPN of North America Keuring
September 15, 2017, Oldenburg Keuring
November 4-5, 2017, Tejas Carriage Association Driving Event
Horse lovers will love the opportunity to see some of the country’s finest European sport horses at the Oldenburg keuring (“judging” in Dutch) and KWPN of North America keuring held at Black Star Sport Horses. World-renowned equestrians from Europe will fly in to judge these regional events.
Carriage drivers from coast to coast will head to Dallas in November for the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event. The keurings and the carriage trials are all free for spectators to attend. Bring chairs and a camera. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visit blackstarsporthorses.com for special event times.
Black Star invites media to tour the farm. Contact Katherine Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up your tour.
What is Dressage?
Dressage is an English style of riding with a rich history of ancient European warhorses. Today, dressage competitions test how well a horse is trained. According to the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is the “highest expression of horse training” and aims to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability. While dressage benefits all breeds of horse, the most popular breeds seen at the Olympics and other high-level competitions are warmblood horses bred specifically for dressage.
About Black Star Sport Horses
Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com.