WSU Sets Horse Expo/Sale, April 24-25

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Spring Horse Expo, Fat and Fuzzy Open Schooling Show and Training Horse Auction will be held April 24-25, at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds west of Colfax.

Every summer, supporters of WSU’s equine program donate “green” horses to the school for use in its training program. “These horses have little or no training, and thus provide students with a learning opportunity they couldn’t get with trained horses,” says WSU equine specialist Betsy Greene.

WSU then sells these horses in the spring and proceeds are used to pay program expenses.

The sale will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Sale horses may be inspected noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, the 22nd, and Thursday, the 23rd, at WSU’s Hilltop Stables in Pullman and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Palouse Empire Fair Grounds.

Thirteen horses will be sold and will be in the indoor arena during the sale. They include geldings and mares, ranging in age from one to 11 years. There are five Arabians and Arabian crosses, five Thoroughbreds, a Quarter Horse, an Appaloosa, and a Missouri Fox Trotter.

Greene said consignment horses will be welcome with prior approval.

Bidders must register by 1:45 p.m., Saturday, April 25.

The Fat and Fuzzy Open Schooling Show will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday.

For more information, contact Krista Moreshead, (509) 335-4283, e-mail address,, or Greene, (509) 335-2881, e-mail To make an absentee bid, contact Lynn Druffel, (509) 335-5521.

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