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Education Station

The Hokie Horse Education Station at the Virginia Horse Festival

This area is designed to educate and ignite the interest of the public about the equine industry. Youth and adults are encouraged to participate in any activity!

Scheduled Activities

Horseshoe Painting

Paint and decorate a real horseshoe! Take it home with you as reminder of the fun you had at the Virginia Horse Festival!

Horsey Human Treats

Come decorate some delicious treats for yourself! Make them look like a horse and enjoy it later!

Pool Noodle Horses

Make your own stick horse out of a pool noodle! Give them a name, let your decorating creativity run wild and ride away into the festivities!!!

Kentucky Derby Hat Making

Decorate a Derby hat to be as big and beautiful as possible! Make it worthy of going to the races or wearing around town!

Paper Ponies

Color your dream horse! Make a 3D version of your horse and decorate it based on your imagination.

Horsey Bookmarks

Make a bookmark and decorate it to your heart’s content! Make it animal themed or right a quote! Take it home and use it to mark your place in your favorite horse books!

Hand Print Hokies

Paint your palm and make a handprint. Decorate it like the Virginia Tech Hokie Bird! GO HOKIES!

Clothespin Horses

Make a tiny wooden horses out of clothes pins to take home and enjoy! Makes a great ornament.

Emergency Shoe Pull: Farrier Buddy

Come learn how to remove a shoe in case of an emergency. This is an essential skill needed by all horse owners.

This Leg’s a Wrap

Identify different wraps and protective boots, learn how to safely and properly apply a wrap.

Famous Horse ID

Test your knowledge of famous horses!

Emergency Shoe Pull: Farrier Buddy

Come learn how to remove a shoe in case of an emergency. This is an essential skill needed by all horse owners.

Vendor Scavenger Hunt

Come explore the Virginia Horse Festival! Talk with vendors and mark them off on your scavenger hunt list, participants that attend all stations will receive a prize!