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Rehoboth Helping Hands manager Steve Martin (L) accepts a check from Donna Spellman and Ray Viau of the Rehoboth Breed Expo.

Debra White, founder and director of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton (L) was the recipient of a check from the Rehoboth Breed Expo’s Donna Spellman and Ray Viau.

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Persons or businesses may place an ad in the program, secure a booth, or place banners about our event. Donations are tax deductible and the advertising fees are extremely reasonable. Please call 508-468-7627.

The Rehoboth Breed Expo is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charity organization, supported by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council. 

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(July 15, 2015)  Organizers of Rehoboth Breed Expo invite horse owners from Rehoboth and other communities to a free public ‘Blessing of the Horses’ at La Salette Shrine in Attleboro.

    The ‘blessing’ will be given at 8 AM sharp by Father Pat prior to the gates opening for the annual Rehoboth Breed Expo on Sunday, August 2.

    Horse owners are asked to arrive with ample time to unload and tack horses in the center parking lot before walking animals to the blessing area. Parking Staff will be on hand to assist entering the lot, parking trailers and exiting.

   To avoid confusion, the blessing is separate from the all-day horse breed exposition that requires an admission charge. Gates open for the expo at 9 AM.  Those needing more information should contact Ray Viau at 508-468-7627 or email


    The Rehoboth Breed Expo, is returning to beautiful Hobby Horse Farm, 23 Bay State Road, on Sunday, July 21. The gates will be opening at 9 AM and remain open until 4 PM.

    Anyone fascinated with horses or the country life will enjoy this display of over 25 exotic and common breeds of horses.  The breed expositions will include the Gaitkeepers with their Paso Finos, George Johnson aboard his Tennessee Walking Horse,  Phil Anderson and his Clydesdales, John Frost’s Standardbreds, Anne and Mike Carey’s American Cream Drafts. They will be joined by Welsh Ponies, Arabians, Friesians, Morgans, Quarterhorses, and a Gypsy.    

    Demonstrations of cutting, natural horsemanship,  ground training, dressage and roping, and clicker training are also expected.  If their new vaulting horse is ready in time, the New England Valkyries, a vaulting team, will also be giving a demonstration.

     Anyone who has seen this year’s poster for the Expo has seen the beautiful painting by Rehoboth’s own Carla D’Aguanno.  Carla, whose dynamic western works are managed out of the Fredricksburg Art Gallery in Texas, will be visiting the Expo to sign posters and programs at 1:30.  She will be joined by several other world class artisans including artist and curator, T. A. Charron of Attleboro. Paintings by Jesse the Painting Horse will also be on display. 

    Country music will be provided by DJ Nate Adams and there will be many vendor booths, a carriage ride, and the “Kid’s Island” with fun activities for young folks including a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, temporary tattoos, ceramics, and the stick horse parade

     The Patriot’s Cheerleaders will be on hand from 11:00 to 1 PM and the Big Red Barn Bluegrass Band will be having a jam session.

    This year the Rehoboth Breed Expo, a non-profit organization, will donate a portion of ticket sales to the MSPCA, RISPCA, and Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry.  Donation for general admission is $8. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.  The Breed Expo is supported in part by the Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


  1. The venue is graciously donated for our use by Doug and Rita Dent.

  2. In addition to the planned donations to MSPCA, RISPCA, and Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry, we will make donations to and accept donations for a horse rescue “sled” for REMA.

  3. Over 50 volunteers donate their time and labor

  4. Support from local businesses:  Propane Plus, A.Viera Disposal, AllZips Internet, Furry-Tails Dog Grooming, S & B Dry Cleaning, M&D Country Kitchen, Briggs Nursery, David Smith Century 21, Vino’s Family Cafe, American Legion Post #302, Cape Cod Fire Log, Munroe’s Feed and Grain, Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, and Bay State Pet and Garden Supply

  5. Photography and videography will be provided by David Pimental, Norm Spring, Nancy Pimental and Robin Berard

  6. A Shire and Belgian Team will be used by Tom Horton of ET Farms for the Hayrides

  7. Music supplied by DJ Nate Adams

  8. Pony rides will be provided by Allison Babcock of Lorimar Farm

  9. Fresh Produce will be offered by Steve and Tammy Noons of Farmer’s Garden CSA.

  10. Other products/services will include custom leather goods, glass art, veterinary services, jewelry, antiques,  greeting cards, tack, fine art prints, tee shirts, spiritualist assistance, pottery, gifts, crafts, pet supplies, garden supplies, events planning, garden equipment, etc.

  11. Elite Fine Artist T. A. Charron and glass artist Nancy Pimental


November 21, 2011 -  The local non-profit, Rehoboth Breed Expo (RBE), presented checks to two charities yesterday, Rehoboth Helping Hands and Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in nearby Norton.

    Consisting of individuals using their love of horses to raise funds for worthy causes, the organization’s first breed expo was held in 2010.  With proceeds from that event, they were able to donate $3000 to the Rehoboth Parks Commission toward the development of Nike Park.

     This year, after event expenses, regulatory fees and seed money, they were able to donate $340 to both Helping Hands and Winslow Farm. 

     RBE’s mission is to help educate people about the various breeds of horses, the gentle and beautiful creatures that make up the equine kingdom.  To non-equestrians, the different breeds of horses and ponies may closely resemble each other, but there is an incredible range of breeds throughout the world.

    The expo held last August at Hobby Horse Farm off Bay State Road featured more than two dozen breeds, including several exotic breeds.


Officially recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the RBE provides education on the different horse breeds and the history behind their development.  The group offers activities for the whole family and allowed children free admission. 

2018 EXPO



(June 21, 2017) After seven consecutive successful years, the Rehoboth Breed Expo will be a two-day event this year on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 from 9 AM to 4 PM in the fields behind LaSalette Shrine on Park Street in Attleboro.

    The family event features the wonderful world of horses and equine enthusiasts with two days of demonstrations, displays and horse-related activities.  Over twenty breeds of both common and rare horses will participate. Organizers expect over 30 vendors, info booths and food concessions. There will be many children’s activities including face-painting, stick pony building and parade, a petting zoo, pony rides, bean bag toss, piñatas and more.

    Saturday’s line up will include two competitions - a “Scurry” featuring miniature horse drawn carriages in a timed race on a predetermined cone course, and a “Versatility” course where riders will guide their horses through a course of obstacles.

     Gates will open on Sunday morning at 9 AM.  A formal presentation will begin at 9:45 with a color guard by the mounted unit of the Massachusetts Park Rangers and the singing of the National Anthem by Porsha Funches (daughter of The Platter’s lead singer Tony Funches).  Demonstrations will begin at 10 AM with a “Blessing of the Horses” at 11 AM by Father Pat of LaSalette Shrine.  The Patriots Cheerleaders are scheduled to make an appearance between 11 AM and 1 PM. 

    Throughout the day, DJ Nate Adams will play selections picked by the performers.  He will be joined by announcer Nona Maiorano.  Other anticipated guests include Charlie Pike’s Big Red Barn Blue Grass Band.  Remembrance Hill Carriages will offer carriage rides.

    A non-profit organization, Rehoboth Breed Expo donates all proceeds after expenses to charities such as Rehoboth Helping Hands, Winslow Animal Sanctuary, the Town of Rehoboth, RISPCA, and LaSalette Shrine.  Roughly 60 workers and volunteers from Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency (REMA) donate their time and labor to offer this annual event.  An additional 60 riders and their horses will participate in the two-day event. The expo is supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 

     General admission is a donation of $8 per adult and children 12 years and older.  Kids under 12 are admitted free of charge.  Vendors applications are available on the Breed Expo’s website.  Those wishing more info, should contact Ray Viau at 508-468-7627 or email him at


2017 EXPO


Over 20 common and rare horse breeds

Over 30 vendors, booths, concessions

Blessing of the Horses

Patriot Cheerleaders

DJ Nate Adams

Announcer Nona Maiorano

Mounted Massachusetts Park Rangers

Exhibits and Demonstrations

Miniature Horse Drawn Carriage Races

Versatility Obstacle Course

Pony Rides

Carriage Rides

Face Painting

Stick Pony Building and Parade

Petting Zoo

Bean Bag Toss

Special Guests and Performances