A horsey Labor Day weekend
Why do horses need shoes?
At the Hawai'i Horse Show Association's 10th annual Horse Show Labor Day weekend, you can learn why horses need shoes and watch a farrier shoe a horse, and there'll be a whole lot more horsin' around.
New Town & Country Stables is the setting for this event, which includes not only an equestrian competition you can watch, but the chance to ride ponies or horses yourself.
Riding exhibitions will be held during the noon hour both days. Saturday noon there's a bridle-less jumping exhibition performed by a team of four: Olga Anderson, Amy Quinlan, Cristina Barbata and Andrea Herndon. Sunday at 12:30 p.m. there are riding demonstrations, including musical dressage by Martha McDaniel, western riding by Kerry Schuman, and barrel racing by Rachel Park and Donna Stuart.
There also will be a flea market, food booths and country store. Proceeds benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society's efforts to protect horses and other animals.
Admission is free and hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The stable is on Kalaniana'ole Highway in Waimanalo, across from Olomana Golf Links. Information: 946-2187, ext. 370.