The 2015 Dayton Horse Show kicks off on Wednesday July, 29 and lasts until Saturday, August 1, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This is an event that is not to be missed, as the horse show spans over 140 years! There is something to be seen for every horse enthusiast.
There will be American Saddlebred horses, western style horses, Hackney ponies, exhibition horses, Frisians, and a special presentation by the Therapeutic Riding Institute. There will also be a dog show and a hall of fame induction ceremony.
In addition to equestrian activities there will be a food truck rodeo on Wednesday evening from 5-9pm featuring seven food trucks: McNasty’s, The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton, Mohawk Freestyle Grill Food Truck, Dayton Urban BBQ, El Meson, Horseless Buggy Eatery, and Flour Power Pizza.
The Dayton Horse Show dates back to 1867, debuting at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This could very well be the last year it is held at this location, so you definitely do not want to miss this event! The show boasts over 140 years of showmanship. The Dayton Horse Show’s beneficiary is The Therapeutic Riding Institute (TRI) located in Springboro. TRI supports the shoe by volunteering to collect parking fees at the main gate, sell programs and help with other items as assigned. Over the past four years alone, approximately $20,000 has been donated to The Therapeutic Riding Institute from The Dayton Horse Show Association. The Therapeutic Riding Institute is a 42 year old program that provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for special needs children and adults.
The sessions are as follows:
Wednesday July 29 – 7pm
Thursday July 30 – 9am & 7pm
Friday July 31 – 9am & 7pm
Saturday August 1 – 9am & 7pm
Parking is free at the fairgrounds
Daytime sessions are free
Evening sessions are $5.00 per carload
Come out and enjoy one of Dayton’s oldest activities and support a wonderful program!