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Hawaii Horse Expo is this weekend

The 6th annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the

Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea. Gates open both days at 9 a.m. Demonstrations conclude at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. All-day tickets are $30 at the gate.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund and the Paniolo Preservation Society. Hawaii Horse Expo clinicians and presenters are: Charles Wilhelm, Dr. Brady Bergin, Lester Buckley, David Bodin, Sharon Camarillo, Leigh Godison-Grieve, Rick Lamb, Elizabeth Mason, Dr. Robert Miller, Dale Myler, Solomon Singer, Dr. Kellyerin Clabaugh and Dr. Lisa Wood. On Sunday following the opening ceremony with the Puu Moi Riders and a traditional blessing, the Mana Award will be presented to Edwin and Wallie Nobriga for their work with the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association.

The Paniolo Preservation Society Museum will be open. Vendor services will include medical and nutritional information, crafts, HIHS silent auction and food.