Events Center (#1)
- Horses may be competing or being judged in the arena.
- If horses are present, please be quiet. Horses can be distracted by noise.
- Various horse breeds have informational booths surrounding the arena. These exhibitors love to talk about their horses.
- Check out the paddock area downstairs, where horse show contestants warm up their animals.
Pony Trails (#2) will take you - 20 to 30 minutes
- Located in the Events Center Paddock Area.
- Built with kids in mind.
- School groups are not allowed in the stable area for safety reasons.
- View the animals – Daily 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
||Interactive, educational and fun, Pony Trails is a treat for children of all ages.
Check out what you can learn at Pony Trails
Hands up, Pardner, how do you measure a horse?
|With three horses of various sizes painted on canvas, children usually
measure somewhere between a Miniature Horse and a Quarter Horse.
FYI: Each hand measures four inches|
Do YOU know the parts of a horse?
|Test yourself on this display created by some of our wonderful volunteers.|
What does it take to own a horse?
|An average horse might eat 10 bales of hay and three bags of grain in one month. You do the math in Hutchison Mercantile.|
English or Western - what's the difference?
|Children have the opportunity to try out both equestrian disciplines.|
Bring your camera
|Picture boards show four different breeds of horses.|
How many bones are in a horse?
|A horse skeleton, provided by Colorado State University, attracts even the avid horse enthusiast, who is enthralled with the bony structure and the placement of their saddle.|
Learn about the Denver Mounted Police Patrol
|The Pony Trails exhibit at Stock Show allows the Mounted Unit to meet and talk to a lot of children who live both inside the city limits of Denver, and across the state of Colorado. The Mounted Patrol Unit in the Denver Police Department is one of the last occupations where a person can earn a living riding a horse every day. Pony Trails gives the police officers a chance to explain our job, and to discuss the feeding, training and shoeing requirements of a police horse.|
Colorado State University
|Colorado State University veterinary students provide a wealth of knowledge and an incredible amount of hands-on opportunities.|