Parade of Breeds Horse Exhibition Presented by the USERL Central Piedmont Sunday, October 12, 2008 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chetola Farms, Monroe NC Horse lovers are invited to the Parade of Breeds at Chetola Farms. All breeds of horses from around the world are invited to show off their talents and share their histories with spectators. All horse-people and all horse-lovers are invited! Admission is FREE with a donation to the United States Equine Rescue League (USERL). What is a Parade of Breeds? In one place, youâ€™ll see miniature horses, draft horses, race horses and gaited horses. It is a unique opportunity to see a vast assortment of horses all in one place. Itâ€™s a chance to get up close to your favorite breeds, talk to owners, ask questions, collect information and maybe pet a few special ones! Is this a family-friendly event? Yes! This event is geared to the public to entertain and educate. Anyone who is interested in learning more about horses or horse care is encouraged to attend. Bring the whole family for some good, wholesome fun. Food will be available from Spiro's Hilltop Bistro concessions. Face2Face Painting will be there for face painting and Carolina Country Acres will be there with horse shoe painting for the kids! Cortni Marie Photography will be there to take photos of children - both young and old - with a miniature horse and with the USERL horses! If you are a breeder/breed specialist and want to be in the parade, then click here. Thanks for your interest in making this event special! Please click here for a REGISTRATION FORM. Contact Kathy Williams to see if your Breed Needs a Representative! Equestrian Images will be at the Parade to photograph your horses. 50% of their sales that day will be donated to the US Equine Rescue League! Be sure to set up a time to meet them and have a portrait made. Equestrian Images aka Dwain & Daniela Snyder are a husband/wife team of professional equine photographers based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the past few years, the couple has earned International recognition with their award winning, cinematic style photography. Dwain and Daniela serve as contributing photographers for the United States Equestrian Federation and a variety of magazines. Please visit their website, to see many samples of their work. Dr. Skip Severt of Brown Creek Mobile Vet will be on call at the event all day in case of an emergency and to answer any questions you may have throughout the day. Scott Rauf of Whitehawk Farrier Service will be on site for any farrier needs and to answer questions. HorseShoe Cowboy Church will be present with Pastor Gene Penegar (704.219.2327). They meet every Tuesday night at 7:00pm, at the Union County Livestock Auction on Stafford Street in Monroe, NC. There will be equine massage demos throughout the day, and be sure to bid on the one hour massage in the silent auction donated by What is the USERL? What does my money support? The United States Equine Rescue League, Inc. (USERL) Central Piedmont re-homes abandoned, abused horses and provide outreach education to the horse community. The USERL is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit horse-rescue and horse-rehabilitation program that is volunteer-run and operates solely on donations. Every dollar goes to support the USERLâ€™s mission to save horses. ALL proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the USERL horses.