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Morgan Brown to Receive Mana Award at Hawaii Horse Expo

Hawaii Horse Expo 2016 gets underway this weekend (August 6 and 7) at Pukalani Stables in Waimea with two full days of “Horsemanship with Aloha” including the presentation of the prestigious Mana Award, sponsored by Veterinary Associates.

The Hawaii Horse Expo Mana Award, recognizing those who inspire and educate, will be presented to Arthur Morgan Brown III by Dr. Billy Bergin on Sunday, August 7 at 12:30 p.m. via Skype at Pukalani Stables in Waimea. The award is named after an abandoned mare named Mana who spent the final months of her life in the care of the Hawaii Island Humane Society Waimea Shelter.

Morgan Brown

Morgan Brown

Morgan, as he is known to all, was a prominent Waimea horseman who was instrumental in formalizing the Hawaii Quarter Horse Association and establishing the Youth chapter in Hawaii.

Born in Hilo and raised on Keauhou Ranch in Volcano, Morgan moved with his family to Waimea in 1937. His father established A Lazy B Ranch and Morgan took the reins shortly after his father passed. Buster Brown, the large puu behind Waimea, was named for Morgan’s father.

Morgan had a passion for horses – rope horses, cow horses and race horses. He sponsored several relay teams at both Panaewa and Paniolo Park. Morgan was a charter member of the Hawaii Quarter Horse Association and he served as President, board member and advisor for many years. One of his greatest contributions was instructing and encouraging youth classes in the association.  In later years, A Lazy B Ranch was also the site of University of Hawaii-Hilo animal science courses where Morgan provided workshops in horsemanship and ranch management.

In addition to being an excellent horseman, Morgan was also a first rate cattleman.  In the 1950s, he and Anna Perry Fiske were among the first to import Charolais cattle to the state.

Morgan has since retired to California along with his wife, Carol, and the rest of their family where he continues to raise quality Quarter Horses and a commercial cattle herd.

Past Mana Award recipients are Laura Rose (2010), Pudding Lassiter (2011), Franz Dick Solmssen (2012), Edwin Nobriga and Wallie Kimura-Nobriga (2013) and Fern White (2014).

All Hawaii Horse Expo 2016 events, including clinics and hands-on workshops, demonstrations, silent auction, ono kau kau, mobile animal adoptions and a very special paniolo blessing by the Puu Moi Riders, will take place at Pukalani Stables in Waimea, Hawaii.

Proceeds from Hawaii Horse Expo benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund, which helps abused and abandoned horses on the island.

Hawaii Horse Expo weekend and single day passes are on sale now at Hawaii Island Humane Society Waimea, Keaau and Kona Shelters, Parker Ranch Store in Waimea, and Alfalfa Hay & Cubes in Paauilo.

For more information and ongoing program updates visit HawaiiHorseExpo.com.

7th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo to Feature New Equine Medicine Symposium

Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 7th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo 2014 runs August 23 through 24 with a special Equine Medicine Symposium slated for August 22. In partnership with the Paniolo Preservation Society, Hawaii Horse Expo returns to the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund, which helps abused and abandoned horses on the island.

 7th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo   Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables  August 23-24, 2014


7th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo
Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables August 23-24, 2014

Nancy Jones, Hawaii Horse Expo producer, takes pride in hosting nationally-renowned equine clinicians in Hawaii where they share their knowledge, horsemanship and skills to improve equine excellence during each Hawaii Horse Expo. “The 2014 Hawaii Horse Expo includes an impressive roundup of noted experts,” Jones said. “This will be our seventh year and each year keeps getting better with returning clinicians joining first-time Hawaii Horse Expo lecturers to present new workshops and demonstrations.”

Jones also emphasized that the beautiful setting in Waimea is just 30-minutes from luxury resorts along the Kohala Coast making a vacation timed with Hawaii Horse Expo ideal for visitors. Special rates for attendees are available at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Rates and reservation details are available at HawaiiHorseExpo.com.

Clinicians scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hawaii Horse Expo include:

  • Dr. Brady Bergin, respected Hawaii Island veterinarian now Associate Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Pete Gorrell, author and award-winning Hawaiian and western saddle maker
  • Scot Hansen, retired mounted police officer and horsemanship trainer
  • Jim Helfter, founder of Advanced Biological Concepts, who provides livestock producers with nutritional technology
  • Rick Lamb, popular host of RFD TV’s “The Horse Show,” returns as Hawaii Horse Expo moderator
  • Kerry Kuhn, esteemed horseman and lecturer who connects riders and horses
  • Dr. Robert Miller, veterinarian, renowned equine behaviorist, author and lecturer
  • Curt Pate, author and international clinician who specializes in stockmanship, colt starting and horsemanship
  • Tammy Pate, rancher and horsemanship lecturer on mental and physical balance
  • Sandy Siegrist, presenter on natural horsemanship

Hawaii Horse Expo is multipurpose with a mission to educate and inspire, visit and share with others and with these experts. Two full days of simultaneous clinics and demonstrations also includes colorful pa’u riders and a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the horses.

In addition to interactive demonstrations throughout both days at Pukalani Stables, the Hawaii Horse Expo includes a marketplace with vendors offering state-of-the-art services, medical and nutritional information and programs, saddle making, and related equine services including clothing, art, a silent auction and delicious food. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact event co-coordinator Connie Bender at hawaiihorseexpo@gmail.com or 808-371-4803. Sponsor inquiries can be directed to Jones at 808-887-2301 or email nanjon8@aol.com.

A portion of each Hawaii Horse Expo ticket purchase is tax deductible. Tickets will be available online at HawaiiHorseExpo.com beginning in June. Hawaii Horse Expo is sponsored in part by Parker Ranch, Pony Express Mail Services, Alfalfa Hay & Cubes and Aloha Auto Group.

Hawaii Horse Expo Results Announced

The 6th annual Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Hawaii Horse Expo concluded on August 11. Through the generosity of sponsors, attendees and Expo Producer Nancy Jones, Hawaii Horse Expo netted a donation of more than $15,000 to the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund. The event also benefited Paniolo Preservation Society which saw continued improvements made to Pukalani Stables, carried out by Horse Expo organizers.

2013 Hawaii Horse Expo Presenter Lester Buckley.

2013 Hawaii Horse Expo Presenter Lester Buckley.

“Even with a few weather challenges and these difficult economic times we are so impressed with the continued support of Hawaii Horse Expo,” said event producer Nancy Jones. “New sponsors, returning sponsors and record attendance helped drive results to our bottom line.”

Hawaii Horse Expo is a unique opportunity for horse owners and enthusiasts to learn from world-renowned experts, most of whom would otherwise only be seen at Expos on the mainland.

“We know that education promotes understanding and so our goal is to reach as many individuals as we can to help them realize the importance of responsible horse care and ownership,” Jones says.

Hawaii Island Humane Society has already rescued fourteen unwanted horses this year. Each animal requires extensive evaluation, veterinary care, nourishing feed and perhaps most of all, care and attention. The Horse Rescue Fund helps offset some of the costs associated with these rescues.

Over the past six years funds raised during Hawaii Horse Expo for the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund has totaled more than $70,000. The money has literally meant the difference between life and death for 125 horses.

Horse Rescue Funds have also been used to build a first class equine holding facility at Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Waimea Shelter. Staff has developed a well-devised protocol for equine evaluation and post rescue care resulting in one of the best equine rescue programs in the nation. A proclamation read and presented at this year’s Expo from Governor Neil Abercrombie attested to the good work that results from Hawaii Horse Expo proceeds.

Mana Award Winners Wallie Kimura-Nobriga and Edwin Nobriga.

Mana Award Winners Wallie Kimura-Nobriga and Edwin Nobriga.

Hawaii Horse Expo also included the presentation of the 4th annual Mana Award by HIHS and Veterinary Associates to Edwin Nobriga and Wallie Kimura-Nobriga in recognition of their dedication to the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association.

Hawaii Horse Expo clinicians and presenters included Dr. Brady Bergin, David Bodin, Lester Buckley, Sharon Camarillo, Dr. Kelleyerin Clabaugh, Rick Lamb, Elizabeth Mason, Dr. Robert Miller, Dale Myler, Charles Wilhelm, Solomon Singer, and Dr. Lisa Wood.

Sponsors of the 6th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo included AK Ranch and Hawaii Lowline Cattle Co., Aloha Auto Group, Dr. Harm De Blij, Henry Dallal Photography, Malama Lio-The Hawaii Horse Journal, Pony Express Mail Services, Kapaau Veterinary Center, and Dr. Jan Ellison.

2014 plans will be announced soon.

 

6th Annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo Coming Up

The 6th annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo is coming up August 10 and 11 at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea on Hawaii, the Big Island. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund and the Paniolo Preservation Society.

Hawaii Horse Expo 2013A dozen experts from Hawaii and across the U.S. mainland representing a wide array of equine health and training disciplines will be hosting demonstrations over the two day Expo. The venue at Pukalani Stables allows for multiple Expo programs to occur simultaneously in three different settings for ongoing action.

On Saturday, August 10 clinics, demonstrations and presentations topics include Common Horse Diseases in Hawaii, Horse Trailer Boot Camp, The Art of Barrel Racing, Six Tricks Great Horseman Use Every day, Greatest Revelations about Horse Behavior, The Equine Mouth—Why Horses Evade, and Resistance Free Riding.

Sunday, August 11 begins with an opening ceremony with Pudding Lassiter and the Puu Moi Riders followed by a traditional blessing of the horses. Clinician demonstrations throughout the day will include Horse Trailer Repairs & Preventive Maintenance, Creative Exercises for Limited Riding, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowgirls, Best Friends Forever—Seven Strategies for Maintaining Harmony, The Unwanted Horse Problem, Ask The Doctor—Answers to Your Questions, Connecting the Dots—How to Have Fun with Your Horse and Be Safe, Building the Rider’s Confidence, Full Body Riding, and The “C” Word—Colic.

Hawaii Horse Expo clinicians and presenters are Charles Wilhelm, Dr. Brady Bergin, Lester Buckley, David Bodin, Sharon Camarillo, Leigh Godison-Grieve, Rick Lamb, Elizabeth Mason, Dr. Robert Miller, Dale Myler, Solomon Singer, and Dr. Lisa Wood.

Sunday concludes with the annual presentation of Hawaii Horse Expo’s Annual Mana Award to recognize an individual devoted to horse education and health. The 2013 award is being presented to Hawaii High School Rodeo supporters Wally and Edwin Nobriga.

Gates open both days at 9am with demonstrations concluding at 5:30pm on Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday. The Paniolo Preservation Society Museum will be open to Expo attendees and vendors offering services, medical and nutritional information and crafts will be set up in the stable’s dining hall. Hawaii Island Humane Society will host a benefit silent auction and food vendors will help make certain everyone is well fed. Tickets, which are $30 per day, will be available at the gate. Visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com for more information.

The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more. Learn more at HIHS.org or call 808-329-1175.

Hawaii Horse Expo 2009 Raises More Than $12K for Horse Rescue Fund

Media Release:

Hawaii Island Humane Society announced recently that the annual HIHS Hawaii Horse Expo 2009 raised more than $12,000 for the Society’s Horse Rescue Fund.

Horse Expo 2009

The funds are used by Hawaii Island Humane Society for feed, veterinarian care, and the improvement of equine holding facilities on Hawaii Island .

“We thank everyone who attended and supported this endeavor, especially our generous sponsors and vendors,” said event organizer Nancy Jones.  “Parker Ranch, Waimea Instant Printing, and Malama Lio deserve special recognition for their multiple contributions over the span of several months.”

Plans are already in the works for Hawaii Horse Expo 2010 and an exciting new line-up of clinicians. Buzz from this year’s event, according to Jones, has resulted in early inquiries from renowned clinicians Chris Cox, Al Dunning, Tommy Garland and Bruce Logan.

“We appreciate the passionate efforts of Nancy and so many others who volunteered their time and talent to help make this year’s Expo a success,” remarked HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker.

During the event held August 14-16 in Kona and Waimea, participants were offered opportunities for learning via the intimate exchange of ideas relating to equine care and training.

The Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund was established last year to help abused and abandoned horses on the island.  For more information visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com or www.HIHS.org.

About the Hawaii Island Humane Society:
The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the relationship between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more. Learn more at HIHS.org or call 329-1175.