Report: "British Rare Breeds on Parade!" 2003

Events and photo links

ALBC director and booth in Big Barn

Big Barn ALBC Exhibit

The Big Barn exhibit ran all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20-22 June 2003.

Visitors were able to explore live breed displays and information tables, and talk with breeders, rare breed conservationists and clinicians, judges and historians. The exhibitors were wonderfully helpful and many new friends were made for the breeds on display.

Above: Executive Director Chuck Bassett and the ALBC exhibit.
Photo links: Displays and information draw the crowds | Dartmoor, Exmoor and Dales Booths | Fell Pony booth
Live horses beat statues any day!

Saturday and Sunday

Parade Through the Park

Visitors experienced the beauty of the Rare British Breeds as they paraded through the grounds of the scenic Kentucky Horse Park.

Live equines beat statues any day!

Photo Links: The Parade | Cleveland Bays | Dales | Dartmoors | Fells | Highland | Shire and Clydesdale | Suffolk | Parade past the Breeds Barn
Danny "the Unicorn" (a Fell in real life)

Breed demonstrations: Breeds Barn Arena

Each breed had approximately 5 minutes in which to present its own special qualities.

These displays with music and commentary were very popular with the audience.

Photo Links: Fell pony | Hackney Horse | Highland | Shire


Exmoor pony in Hall of Champions

ALBC Rare Breed Clinics: Hall of Champions Pavilion

Each topic took approximately one hour followed by audience opportunity for questions. The evening clinics were enlivened by equine models: Sarah Selby's mare in particular (Exmoor, left) was very vocal indeed!