The Foot Hills Horse & Pony Association (FHPA) is putting on a Tack Swap and Vendor Fair this Saturday at the Dayton Fairgrounds.
FHPA Treasurer Amie Lake said the event is for people who are interested in buying or swapping horse tack as well as seeing other vendors that will be exhibiting their items.
“Some of the items available in the “tack” line are saddles, bridals, show clothes,” Lake said. “Basically anything you would need for your horse. We have things for trail riders, as well as people who show horses.”
Lake said there will be items from such vendors as Paparazzi Jewelry, Magnolia and Vine Jewelry, Norwex, Color Street Nails, Willow Rose Hair Accessories, plus local individuals who do crafts of their own.
“Everyone loves Lularoe clothing, and we have a representative coming from that.”
The event is being held in the Bingo Building on the fairgrounds from 10AM until 3PM..
“I think everyone has been to the Dayton Fair. At the main entrance is the Bingo Building, where they play bingo all week at the Dayton Fair.”
FHPA is a local organization that holds horse shows throughout the summer months.
“This summer, we have several weekends at the Dayton Fairgrounds. We will also be at Butler Fairgrounds one weekend. They are two-day shows. On Saturday and Sunday, we have a pleasure show, which is different classes for western and English riders. Saturday nights we have a game show, which are activities such as barrel racing which you would see at the rodeo, as well as other timed events. We are trying to put together another Friday night series for this year that will just be barrels and poles – a buckle series.”
Lake said that classes start as early as two-years-old.
“We have lead line, where you can lead your child on a horse. My daughter started showing when she was two-years-old and I have a granddaughter that is two-years-old this year, and she will be showing. The little person sits on the horse and the adult leads the horse.
“We divide our classes into age groups. Up to eight-years-old is a Small Fry. Up to fourteen is an Intermediate. From fourteen to eighteen is a junior, and over eighteen is a senior. We have people sixty-plus years old that come and ride.”
There is no admission cost for the Tack Swap and Vendor Fair. Lake said there will also be some food available, including hot dogs & sauerkraut and meatball hoagies.