The annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show, which has been held at the Taylor County Exposition in Abilene for the past 35 years, will now be held at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan for the next five years.
The Brazos County Expo Center won the bid to host the state show from 2019-2023. The first show at the new venue will be July 21-27, 2019.
The move was the result of a competitive bidding process, said Dr. Parr Rosson, interim director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System administering the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.
The Texas State 4-H Horse Show is the pinnacle of the 4-H horse project and offers many opportunities to 4-H youth, including up to 40 classes of competition, educational programs, scholarships and college preparation opportunities, said Dr. Courtney Dodd, Texas 4 – H Youth Development Program leader.
“We feel the move to the Brazos County Expo site will also allow us to expand on some existing programs and activities as well as offer new ones,” she said. “In 4-H our motto is to make the best better, and we hope to do that with the Texas State 4-H Horse Show at its new venue.”
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