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‘Mane Event’ a hit at the 2011 RMHE

The nightly Mane Event is the featured equine entertainment at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. The Mane Event is very popular and growing in size and scope. Expo Manager and Executive Director Bill Scebbi says, “We have expanded our Mane Event in the evening. We have offered it on an ‘audition basis’ to breed associations and professional clinicians. We have brought in entertainers from all parts of the United States, from Canada, and also Guy McLean from Australia.”

Scebbi continued, “This is the greatest display of horsemanship, entertainment and excitement ever presented at the Expo. Each act exemplifies the joy and beauty derived from witnessing human and horse coming together in this fun filled, two hours of pure entertainment.”

What distinguishes the Mane Event is the talent and variety of the performances. The breed organizations all chose entertainment that would show off the best qualities of their horses. Size of animals ranged from miniature horses to the mighty draft horse, Thor. Thor was a returning act from 2010, and was warmly received by the fans.

Ruben Dillasenor made the trip from Washington State again this year and his Western Dressage got a rousing ovation from the enthusiastic Mane Event fans. Roberto Quijandria directed his Peruvian Paso through a beautiful dance routine with Ashley Crawford of Denver, Colo. Also along the horse/human dance interaction was the very talented Leah Chafalo of Denver, Colo., dancing the Flamenco with Ruben Rangel of Littleton, Colo., and his Andalusian stallion, Rombosa.

Returning fan favorite, the Golden Gate Vaulters from Golden, Colo., put on a spectacular show with their athletic maneuvers on specially trained Belgian Draft Horses. Vaulting is an equestrian sport that is the art of dance and gymnastics on the back of a moving horse. The Golden Gate Vaulters are four time National Champions and one of their horses, 8-year-old Belgian Smokin’ Joe, recently represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games.

All of the performances at the Mane Event were exceptional, but Guy McLean and his outstanding display of horsemanship may have drawn the most enthusiastic response. Guy is a performer with an easy dialog that the fans respond to, and his horsemanship is unparalleled. His four horses, one under saddle and three that have no ropes, halters, or restraint of any kind are an integral part of the act.

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Guy McLean is a genuine superstar in his home of Australia and provided a real treat to Mane Event fans at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. McLean says, “It has long been my dream to bring my horses and my act out of Australia to the world. The USA is the first step toward that dream becoming a reality. I intend to make the USA my home base and Texas my home state for the next three to five years enabling me to perform at every major event, show, rodeo, state fair or opera house that will have me and my gang.”

The Mane Event at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo gets bigger and better every year. Bill Scebbi and his staff have gone all out to show Expo patrons the best in equine entertainment.

The nightly Mane Event is the featured equine entertainment at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. The Mane Event is very popular and growing in size and scope. Expo Manager and Executive Director Bill Scebbi says, “We have expanded our Mane Event in the evening. We have offered it on an ‘audition basis’ to breed associations and professional clinicians. We have brought in entertainers from all parts of the United States, from Canada, and also Guy McLean from Australia.”

Scebbi continued, “This is the greatest display of horsemanship, entertainment and excitement ever presented at the Expo. Each act exemplifies the joy and beauty derived from witnessing human and horse coming together in this fun filled, two hours of pure entertainment.”

What distinguishes the Mane Event is the talent and variety of the performances. The breed organizations all chose entertainment that would show off the best qualities of their horses. Size of animals ranged from miniature horses to the mighty draft horse, Thor. Thor was a returning act from 2010, and was warmly received by the fans.

Ruben Dillasenor made the trip from Washington State again this year and his Western Dressage got a rousing ovation from the enthusiastic Mane Event fans. Roberto Quijandria directed his Peruvian Paso through a beautiful dance routine with Ashley Crawford of Denver, Colo. Also along the horse/human dance interaction was the very talented Leah Chafalo of Denver, Colo., dancing the Flamenco with Ruben Rangel of Littleton, Colo., and his Andalusian stallion, Rombosa.

Returning fan favorite, the Golden Gate Vaulters from Golden, Colo., put on a spectacular show with their athletic maneuvers on specially trained Belgian Draft Horses. Vaulting is an equestrian sport that is the art of dance and gymnastics on the back of a moving horse. The Golden Gate Vaulters are four time National Champions and one of their horses, 8-year-old Belgian Smokin’ Joe, recently represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games.

All of the performances at the Mane Event were exceptional, but Guy McLean and his outstanding display of horsemanship may have drawn the most enthusiastic response. Guy is a performer with an easy dialog that the fans respond to, and his horsemanship is unparalleled. His four horses, one under saddle and three that have no ropes, halters, or restraint of any kind are an integral part of the act.

Guy McLean is a genuine superstar in his home of Australia and provided a real treat to Mane Event fans at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. McLean says, “It has long been my dream to bring my horses and my act out of Australia to the world. The USA is the first step toward that dream becoming a reality. I intend to make the USA my home base and Texas my home state for the next three to five years enabling me to perform at every major event, show, rodeo, state fair or opera house that will have me and my gang.”

The Mane Event at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo gets bigger and better every year. Bill Scebbi and his staff have gone all out to show Expo patrons the best in equine entertainment.

The nightly Mane Event is the featured equine entertainment at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. The Mane Event is very popular and growing in size and scope. Expo Manager and Executive Director Bill Scebbi says, “We have expanded our Mane Event in the evening. We have offered it on an ‘audition basis’ to breed associations and professional clinicians. We have brought in entertainers from all parts of the United States, from Canada, and also Guy McLean from Australia.”

Scebbi continued, “This is the greatest display of horsemanship, entertainment and excitement ever presented at the Expo. Each act exemplifies the joy and beauty derived from witnessing human and horse coming together in this fun filled, two hours of pure entertainment.”

What distinguishes the Mane Event is the talent and variety of the performances. The breed organizations all chose entertainment that would show off the best qualities of their horses. Size of animals ranged from miniature horses to the mighty draft horse, Thor. Thor was a returning act from 2010, and was warmly received by the fans.

Ruben Dillasenor made the trip from Washington State again this year and his Western Dressage got a rousing ovation from the enthusiastic Mane Event fans. Roberto Quijandria directed his Peruvian Paso through a beautiful dance routine with Ashley Crawford of Denver, Colo. Also along the horse/human dance interaction was the very talented Leah Chafalo of Denver, Colo., dancing the Flamenco with Ruben Rangel of Littleton, Colo., and his Andalusian stallion, Rombosa.

Returning fan favorite, the Golden Gate Vaulters from Golden, Colo., put on a spectacular show with their athletic maneuvers on specially trained Belgian Draft Horses. Vaulting is an equestrian sport that is the art of dance and gymnastics on the back of a moving horse. The Golden Gate Vaulters are four time National Champions and one of their horses, 8-year-old Belgian Smokin’ Joe, recently represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games.

All of the performances at the Mane Event were exceptional, but Guy McLean and his outstanding display of horsemanship may have drawn the most enthusiastic response. Guy is a performer with an easy dialog that the fans respond to, and his horsemanship is unparalleled. His four horses, one under saddle and three that have no ropes, halters, or restraint of any kind are an integral part of the act.

Guy McLean is a genuine superstar in his home of Australia and provided a real treat to Mane Event fans at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. McLean says, “It has long been my dream to bring my horses and my act out of Australia to the world. The USA is the first step toward that dream becoming a reality. I intend to make the USA my home base and Texas my home state for the next three to five years enabling me to perform at every major event, show, rodeo, state fair or opera house that will have me and my gang.”

The Mane Event at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo gets bigger and better every year. Bill Scebbi and his staff have gone all out to show Expo patrons the best in equine entertainment.