Jane Bennett, Paul Cates, Sandra Lilly To Judge Mid-America Mane Event, October 18-21

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: News

Jane Bennett, Paul Cates and Sandra Lilly will judge the 10th annual Mid-America Mane Event Show, October 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Mane Event is produced by Mid-America Horse Show Association, one of the largest ASHA charter clubs.

New Tennessee sale on same dates as Mane Event

“We want to make everyone aware that the new sale in Tennessee has announced fall sales dates that are the same as Mane Event’s,” said Show Manager Joy Meierhans of Elburn, IL. “We want to alert the Saddlebred community now of the conflict so owners and trainers are not surprised later and can make an informed choice. The date conflict exists this year as well as in 2013, according to information provided by the sale producers.”

Mane Event is held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum, widely recognized by the show horse community and others as the country’s best show facilities. The excellent Coliseum arena, three warm-up areas (two enclosed, one covered – all available 24/7 to exhibitors) and the outstanding stabling are popular with show horse stables.

Mane Event offers a full and complete schedule of classes for Saddlebreds (performance, park, pleasure), plus Road Horses, Hackney Ponies (harness, roadster, pleasure ponies) and equitation (saddle seat, pleasure, adult, walk/trot).

Good Hands Finals and Pleasure Olympics Finals Return

Returning for the fourth year is the National Horse Show “Good Hands” Finals, part of the saddle seat equitation triple crown. Also at Mane Event are the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics Finals for riders 13 years and under and riders 14 through 17 years. The National Pleasure Equitation Olympics program is sponsored by Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association.

Mid-America Mane Event entry booklet will be ready in August. To request a printed copy, call Joy Meierhans at 630/557-2575; or email JM@TheMeierhans.com. Last year’s Mane Event class list can still be viewed at www.MidAmericaHorseShow.org, where this year’s entry booklet will be available to download and print.

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