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Sunday07 August 2022

Scam Alert: Mane Event Expo Equine Education Trade Fair Clinic Horse Show

Mane Event Equine Trade Show Horse Expo Ron Barker WestWorld Scottsdale AZIn March of 2018, Ron Barker of The Mane Event contracted over $6,000 worth of equipment for their horse trade show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. We have yet to see any payment past the initial deposit to reserve the equipment.

We put together five sound systems in total, loaded up and traveled to WestWorld of Scottsdale. The event was a huge success and everything sounded great all weekend long. We were even complimented abundantly throughout.

After numerous attempts to contact Ron Barker via email and telephone with little or no response, we were forced to reach out to other members of the The Mane Event staff to resolve the balance due. Unfortunately, nothing has been paid even several months later.

After some research, we found:

  • Chilliwack Heritage Park has not received any deposits or reservations to hold the venue for the October 2018 Mane Event Expo even though the Mane Event is selling tickets.
  • The Mane Event's insurance company has sent out notices to their event venues that their bill was not paid and they will be cutting off their insurance.
  • The event rental company for last year's show in Chilliwack, BC, has served Ron and Gail Barker with papers for not paying for last year’s event to the tune of $9000.00.
  • The event rental company for the March 2018 show in Scottsdale, AZ still has not been paid in full for over $6000 in services.
  • In 2005, Ron Barker of the Mane Event, received a lifetime market ban for defrauding investors. The British Columbia Securities Commission found that he violated securities laws when he committed fraud and lied to investors in raising more than $2.3-million from individuals in the Kamloops area. Click here for details.
  • Ron Barker also had seven charges imposed for violating bankruptcy laws. Click here for details.

The Mane Event is planning to return to WestWorld March 29-31 of 2019. We highly advise any vendors, sponsors, or attendees to consider that you may not be paid in full by Ron Barker and The Mane Event Horse Expo.

We post this review of Ron Barker and The Mane Event, in order to warn other vendors about our experience. You can help us by attempting to reach Ron Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on The Mane Event contact page at https://scottsdale.maneeventexpo.com/contact-us/ 

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Mane Event Expo Horse Show Cancelled in Chilliwack BC?
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Ron and Gail Barker of the Mane Event Expo Horse Show Fail to Pay Vendors

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