Horses and music at Wild West Fest |

Horses and music at Wild West Fest

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Nevada Horse Park is having a fundraising event featuring Brenn Hill and the Road Kill Band during their Wild West Fest saturday and Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The fundraiser features two-day team roping by Waco McGill and Daniel Shehady, with a craft fair, barbecue and horsemanship classes. Most events start at 9 a.m. The concert is 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Singer/songwriter Brenn Hill’s most recent release, “Equine,” (2010) has a broad theme of horses, the cowboy’s working partner.

Born into a sixth generation of a family anchored to the West and raised in Utah, Hill and his music revisit the many stories that come from the land with a fresh, contemporary and personal twist.

“Time in the saddle is my payoff for the hard miles on the road, the gut-full of showbiz, and the time away from loved ones,” said Hill. “Horses bring me purpose in life. They provide a foundation and theme for my music and are an endless fountain of inspiration. In a way, horses write a lot of my songs.”

Like other award-winning recording artists, Hill is committed to his music and the making of every album is a milestone.

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For each CD release in his career, the title list is a key to a wealth of personal experiences and images. “Equine” has the musical accompaniment of some of the best backup players in Nashville.

Throughout all Hill’s albums his lyrics revolve around recurring themes of hope, change, understanding and acceptance. As a son, husband and a father, he’s no stranger to life’s most meaningful rites and passages, and as a cowboy and horse rancher, albeit part-time, he knows what it takes to get the job done.

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Horsemanship classes are 11a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with Donna Hustace. Smith Valley clinician Larry Marriott is teaching from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

To participate in the clinic it is $35 or $15 for 4-H kids.

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