Jack and Emma Minteer do a reined cow horse demonstration during Equifest at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

From barn boots to Belgian chocolates, tractors and  T-shirts, the highest-earning reining horse rider in the world, barrel racing and a halflinger drill team with riders as young as 11, the Western New York Equifest has it covered this weekend.

Equifest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Showplex and Agriculture Discovery Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, also will have perennial favorites returning, the Parade of Breeds and Breed Avenue, with a variety of horse breeds. New this year will be the Last Chance Corral, a nurse mare foal rescue group, and a relay race involving dogs and horses.

Shawn Flarida, the all-time highest-earning reining horse rider, will give a demonstration Saturday during the regular schedule, and conduct a clinic Saturday evening for an extra charge.

Admission to Equifest is free. The entrance is located off McKinley Parkway near Quinby Drive.

 

 

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