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MOJO DOJO CASA HORSE 2024


WHEN

THURSDAY - JULY 11, 2024 7-10PM

FRIDAY - JULY 12, 2024 7-10PM


SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSOR
STONE HORSES

SILVER SPONSOR
ARABIAN PROMOTIONAL FUND

BRONZE SPONSOR
JAIME JOHNSON DESIGNS


WHO

FEATURING THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS:


KYLEE PARKS
AMANDA BROCK
TRACY CALAMAR
MAGGIE JENNER-BENNETT
MELANIE MILLER
KRISTEN CERMELE
HEATHER BULLACH
MINDY BERG
TIFFANY PURDY
KENZIE WILLIAMSON
STONE HORSES

mdch wrangler/helper: Angelo zunic

 

what is mojo dojo casa horse?

MDCH is a unique equine artist sales event hosted by Kylee Parks! This event will be showcasing our incredible artists and their interpretations of capturing both the realistic and fantastical equine form and color!  It is also meant to celebrate our wonderful community of collectors and champion inclusivity and friendship! Come by and say hi, pick up pieces from your favorite artists and dress for the occasion as there is only one thing I love more than horses and that is a THEME! This year’s special event was inspired by the BARBIE movie… not only lifting up our fellow females but celebrating what makes us each different and special. EVERYONE is welcome at MDCH and there is something for EVERYONE! We GREATLY encourage all to come dressed as their best Barbie-esque characters or designs. Those who come dressed in costume on Thursday will receive a free glass of champagne to help us CHEERS to our opening night! Friday night will feature a crowd-vote costume contest with some awesome prizes. There will also be pink lemonade, drawings, giveaways and a fun photo area for attendees!  We look forward to seeing everyone dressed and ready to DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY as we will also have our favorite girl power jams playing for all to enjoy!

Our sister event and Gold Sponsor, Stone Equilocity, is directly across the hall from us providing ease and access to both festivities throughout the weekend! See the room layout below to locate your go-to artists!
 
schedule of events
OPENING NIGHT : Thursday – July 11, 2024 – 7-10 PM
Doors open at 7pm but we encourage you to arrive early to line up, get your name tags and collect drink tickets if you are in costume!
 
FINAL NIGHT: Friday  – July 12, 2024 – 7-10 PM
Doors open at 7pm but we encourage you to arrive early to line up, get your name tags and sign up for the BARBIE INSPIRED costume contest around 6:30pm – final entry for the costume contest will be 8:00pm and that is when the open voting begins. Voting will close at 9:00pm and winner(s) announced at 9:30pm. Details on voting etc to be provided as things are finalized. 
 
This is a family friendly event so please keep attire and costumes appropriate and respectful. Any costume or individual deemed to be inappropriate/negative or difficult will be asked to leave and to not return. This is a FUN and FRIENDLY event… life is too short to not have a good time with friends! Be nice and be respectful and you will be WELCOMED!
 
THE MOJO DOJO CASA HORSE FACEBOOK PAGE
I encourage you all to follow/like the new MDCH Facebook page for any updates, info and sneak peeks from our outstanding artists! Click here to JOIN!
 
 
THE KEYSTONE RIDING INITIATIVE CHARITY 
It was very important to me that this event have some sort of charitable aspect… giving back to the equine community that literally shaped who I am as a professional and a person. Last November I sculpted an Arabian medallion that was used at the incredible Keystone Arabian Experience horse show at the WEC in Ocala. This medallion was made just for the event and is not in circulation within our hobby. Keystone gave me permission to use this lovely medallion as a starting point for this year’s charity and give the hobby access to this special piece painted by some of our BEST artists! This generous community of over 20 artists came together and agreed to paint TWENTY FIVE of these medallions. Many of these will be on display at Mojo Dojo Casa Horse. Some will be for sale at a straight price at the event and the remainder will be auctioned off on ModelHorsePlace.com throughout August and September with ALL proceeds going to a very special charity! These funds will go directly to a grant riding program to provide riding lessons for children who are unable to afford the ever growing expense of horseback riding and the hands-on equine experience. Riding horses has become an unobtainable luxury for most and it is very important that we continue to inspire the next generation of equine enthusiasts. Providing our youth with access to real horses is crucial for the longevity of our communities as equine artists, collectors and horse lovers. I grew up riding horses and being in their presence has shaped me, guided me,  given  me purpose and ultimately blessed me with a career path. My hope is through this charity that the next me… the next you… the next horse crazy kid can find that same peace, connection and purpose amongst horses and keep this beautiful train running!
 
Here are the generous artists that are painting a Keystone Benefit Medallion:
 
Mindy Berg
Melanie Miller
Nikki Button
Amanda Brock
Kenzie Willliamson
Maggie Jenner-Bennett
Kristen Cermele
Tracy Calamar
Stephanie Blaylock
Tiffany Purdy
Heather Bullach
Sommer Prosser
Brie Cundiff
Tegan Davis
Jennifer Scott
Georgia Wean
Shane Langbauer 
Sheryl Leisure
Cindy Wyatt-Briley
Tammi Palmarchuk
Sarah Minkeiwicz
Josie Burks
 
And a special item to be donated by Erin Corbett of Stone Horses
 
More information coming about how and when to purchase these lovely medallions with a great cause! For now, I encourage you to read more about the Riding Initiative Program:
 

Keystone Riding Initiative

PROGRAM OVERVIEW & MISSION

The Keystone Riding Initiative is a newly developed program managed by the Keystone Arabian

Experience Committee*. This initiative is structured to introduce newcomers to Arabian and

Half-Arabians through its support of riding and horsemanship programs as well as providing aid

to beginner riders interested in pursuing lessons and horsemanship courses at riding facilities

that use Arabians and Half-Arabians in their education programs.

The Keystone Riding Initiative’s mission is to provide an experience with Arabian horses to all

those that have interest, regardless of their financial status or age. The program grants aid

directly to Arabian and/or Half-Arabian lesson programs, providing up to $400 per individual

applicant applying as first-time/beginner horseperson or horseperson in need of verified

financial aid. Aid is supplied directly to the Arabian or Half-Arabian lesson program,

horsemanship course, or camp for the applicant.

The purpose of this essential aid is to provide newcomers the opportunity to thoroughly

experience the connection, affinity, versatility and intelligence of the Arabian and/or Half-Arabian

breeds, in addition to the horsemanship and valuable lessons learned through riding. Each grant

should fund between four to six (4-6) lessons (depending upon the program) delivering a true

immersive experience with the Arabian horse.

 

To be eligible for Keystone Riding Initiative Aid:

Applicants must complete all areas of the online application

Applications and lessons programs will be reviewed and consider by designated

Keystone Committee Members to determine eligibility and designated aid

Application process may include brief interview of applicant

All aid will be sent directly by the Arabian Horse Promotional Fund to the

approved riding academy or lesson program on the applicant’s behalf

Riding academies and/or programs also have the ability to apply for aid on behalf of

a current student showing exceptional horsemanship, enthusiasm and admiration for

the Arabian breed that is in need of financial assistance

Annual funds for the Keystone Riding Initiative are determined through

independent fundraising of the Keystone Arabian Horse Experience Committee

specifically earmarked for the Riding Initiative program and vary year to year

 

*The Keystone Arabian Experience Committee includes Jenn Trickey, Mary Trowbridge, Danielle Contarino,

Michael Wilson, John Rannenberg, Rob Bick, Brea Kratzert, Scott Benjamin and Jaime Johnson. This

Committee is directly responsible for organizing and hosting the Keystone Charity Arabian Horse Experience

Event, and supporting various Keystone Arabian Experience Barn events, as well as coordinating and publishing

EXPERIENCE Arabian Horses, all of which are initiatives operating under the banner of the Arabian Horse promotional fund