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Knabs at the Horse World Expo PA.

March 4, 2010

SO we have finally recovered from the Horse World Expo in PA. We took the lovely Cita and X-man (Xavoy) as representatives of the Knabstrupper breed.  The lovely Cita was, of course, a fantastic hit, with so many people falling for her elegant good looks, She posed for many many pics with little girls (and few bigger ones)!

X-man was amazingly well behaved and managed not to bite anyone, though he lipped a few!   In the arena Cita was a bit nervous at first, but settled down to put on a really good show. X was pretty good and did most everything Hilery asked for though in his own inimitable style, of course.

Matt McLaughlin used both horses in his Teaching Piaffe and Passage demo, with Cita showing her talent for piaffe, by ‘getting it’ right from the get go.  Xavoy  did excellently as well, showing the intermediate stage of training.

In the booth we soon found out that it was essential to have a horse in the stall at all times. And people loved to see them.

Cita in the Knabstrupper booth

Ena came all the way from Denmark to help us in the booth and a fantastic support she was.  We were crazy busy, the first two days were slowish, but the Saturday was unbelievable. By 4 pm we were out of everything, all the brochures, all business cards, and most of the flyers.

Ena had brought from Denmark a selection of pictures of Knabstruppers from the past, a wonderful historical display. Much though I begged, she would not leave me with them, theough she did promise to get copies of some of them for me.  It was really neat seeing all these old pics of Knabstruppers from the past.

Ena arranged the booth space we had so that one wall was Knabstruppers in the past- old historical pictures, and one wall was Knabstruppers of the present- current horses competing and in training. On the 3rd wall was  Knabstruppers of the future- Pics of youngsters and of stallions available for breeding.

It was a very long and exhausting 4 days.  Many many thanks to April Shultz and Hilery Williams, who looked after the horses, and rode them in the breed demos.  Thanks to Matt McLaughlin who helped April and Hilery during the riding demos and in the warm ups. Also to Ena for her tireless explanations of “Just what was a Knabstrupper”.  Having her there added so much to the level of information, she has an encylopedic knowledge of the breed and it’s past.

We had a great time, and I think we introduced Knabstruppers to a lot of people.



  1. Feel compelled to send commendations to all who participated and made the Knab Expo such a success — Well done !!

    Comment by Donna Current — March 7, 2010 @ 7:30 am

  2. Thanks Donna, we had a great time, it was exhausting but fun.

    Comment by admin_melyni — March 7, 2010 @ 7:43 am

  3. MW, after a year looking at your horsie in the USDF all breeds awards last year — I found you!!! Now I know what breed Mirage was! These are gorgeous horses and I want one! I know they can do endurance, too!
    Congratulations ! Have fun!! Love, S

    Comment by Suzie Anderson — March 11, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

  4. Hey Suzie,
    Great to hear from you. How are you?
    How are things in GA?
    I am having great fun riding the Knabbies.

    Comment by admin_melyni — March 11, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

  5. This is one awesome blog.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

    Comment by Zion Brathwaite — January 15, 2012 @ 3:35 am

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