Harrell Horse Shows
Kathy Avolt - owner
3930 Old Romney Rd
Lafayette, IN 47909
765.714.4324 Email Us
Mark Harrell Horse Shows!
no “I” in team & there is no “I” in Mark Harrell Horse Shows.
When an organization or association hires Mark Harrell Horse
Shows, we come in as a collective group & with each person
knowing their responsibilities. We all work together to make
each and every show as perfect as possible & make sure we are
prepared in advance. Whether the show is a smaller two day
show or a longer 4-5 day circuit, each show receives the same
preparation & dedication. The team routinely manages
over 120,000 AQHA entries each year & is currently running
shows throughout the United States.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the
team members involved with Mark Harrell Horse Shows.
Kathy Avolt of Lafayette, IN purchased the company
January 1, 2017. For the new year, our exhibitors will see
very little changes as all staff members will remain in
place. She serves as the
announcer for most of our shows. She
has more than 15 years of competitive speech in her background
& previously served as the editor of a state Quarter Horse
association’s magazine and web site. She understands the
running of shows, having been both an exhibitor and show
manager, having managed her first Quarter Horse show at the
age of 16 for local 4-H club. Kathy is also the point of
contact for the Facebook page. She designs the showbills,
tab sheets, handles the promotion for the shows & also
follows up with the posting of results & a show review. During the show, Kathy is also
responsible for figuring the circuit awards for each class.
Back at home, Kathy does freelance advertising & logo design, specializing
in the real estate industry. In her free time, she
landscapes & hard-scapes for 'therapy' !(Photo courtesy Studio 19
Mark Harrell, has been involved with horses since his early
childhood. He managed his first horse show in 1982
and to this day is still managing it. Having been
a seasoned horse show exhibitor, Mark has a different
perception of what it takes to run a show. He is a
multiple PHBA and IBHA World Champion trainer &
exhibitor. Mark’s position at the shows is as show
manager. His duties vary but he is commonly known as the
man with the raffle tickets & resulting prizes.
Nowadays, he is actively involved in the marketing of
horses via Mark Harrell Equine Marketing. If you
need to buy or sell a horse, he is the go-to person!
Check out his Facebook page for the most current
inventory or fantastic horses for sale.
David Pardue has been working the horse shows since
1998. However, David’s forte is the hospitality end of the
shows. If hospitality is part of the show contract,
David can plan, organize & throw the most elaborate, fun
& fan-friendly parties ever seen at a show. David,
Mark’s partner, previously worked in the retail industry
& knows that it is the little things that exhibitors
appreciate the most. David is a past
multi-million dollar real estate producer. Both he &
Mark have put their licenses into referral. Along with
Mark, David is actively involved with the local school.
Mark & David will celebrate 20 years together in June
Michael David joined Mark Harrell Horse Shows in
April of 2008. This lucky little boy was adopted by Mark
& David & is named after Mark's brother & David's
father. Mikey is a well-traveled little boy who loves
everything - especially microphones, Star Wars, Harry Potter &
anything with wheels. He will celebrate his NINTH birthday on April 24, 2017.
Julie Pardue of Cocoa
Beach, FL joined MHHS in 2006 and is well-versed on the
show management end of everything. If the last
name looks familiar it should! Julie is David Pardue's
mother! Julie has more
than 25 years of management & accounting experience,
working for a number of large companies. Born in England,
Julie was a military brat & later married a member of the
Air Force. She has resided in 8 different states and 5
different countries. She resides with her husband and
cat - James Bond.
Peggy Gander has
been with Mark Harrell Horse Shows for more than 8 years
and though originally from Iowa, now calls Rockwall, TX
home along with her husband Steve and their dog Lucy and 2 horses - Lester & Termite. Peggy has
always had horses and has shown Barrel Racing for many
years and has been successful in the Team Roping as
well. In fact, she was the Rookie Of The Year for the
WPRA in the Great Lakes Circuit. Peggy is an
accomplished photographer and shoots many of the top
rodeo and barrel racing events throughout the country.
You can see examples of her work at her website
www.cowboyimages.net. (Photo courtesy of Brittany
Christian Jauntig, of
New City, NY will start to be seen more with the company in
2017 and beyond. He has been working horse shows since he
was 11 years old. He started as a Ring Steward volunteer for
his local committee and very quickly moved up to announcer,
then Show Manager and Secretary. When not at the horse
shows, he can be found in his office assisting clients with
their Personal, Business and even some Equine Insurance
policies. He is a licensed Insurance agent in the state of
NY and the agency does business in multiple states. He lives
with his family in NY and NJ, along with his German Shepherd
Harrell Horse Shows can assist with an upcoming show of yours,
please email us for additional information. We look forward to
meeting new exhibitors and associations. It is our pleasure
working with you.
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