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  • Iowa Fall Classic Adds Additional Stalls And Announces JudgeAugust 24, 2016 The Iowa Fall Classic has announced that Max Ciampoli will judge this year’s event, held September 9-11 at the Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. The show hosts the 2016 Limited Breeders’ Stake on Friday evening, which has a purse of over $30,000. In addition, the schedule includes a full line-up of Saddlebred, Morgan, Hackney, Equitation and Academy classes as well as several OTAB classes. 27 additional stalls are now available in the main barn in addition to the stalls in the outlying barns. Entries close August 20, 2016. For more information, contact Gloria Paulsen at 319-269-1194. You can also email gpaulsen@cfu.net.
  • Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show Announces 2016 Judging Panel and New Program for the GoodAugust 24, 2016 Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show, host to The Good Hands National Finals, is pleased to announce their panel of judges. Judges for all divisions are Nancy Becker, Tammie Conatser, and Susi Day. The Good Hands Finals is the first leg of the Triple Crown for junior exhibitors and is now completing the triple crown for adult equitation riders. The Good Hands Adult National Finals was offered for the first time last year. Sharon Gardner, member of the Good Hands Committee, says “The Good Hands Finals Committee was very pleased with the support the industry gave to last year’s adult finals and with the all riders who competed in the inaugural Good Hands Adult National Finals. As a committee, we are as committed to developing a quality competition for the adults mirroring as closely as possible what has been established for the Good Hands Junior Exhibitor National Finals”. All adult equitation riders, who have shown in any adult 2016 equitation class, are eligible for The Good Hands Adult National Finals. Visit our website for the complete program. The Good Hands Finals is the oldest and largest saddle seat equitation finals in the country. The finals originated in 1929 at ...
  • Saddle Horse Industry mourns loss of Silver And BlueAugust 24, 2016 Silver And Blue Was Barbara Vincent’s Blue Ribbon Guy Sired by Northern Blues and out of Silver Spirit SLS by The Silver Lining, he was bred by Lora and Charles Johnstone and owned by Jenny Taylor until she sold him to Jan Henderson bought him in March of 2006. His first show of that season, at River Ridge, showcased his incredible talent and power as a gaited horse and he got a lot of attention when Jenny Taylor rode him to win the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic. Silver and Blue caught Barbara’s eye the first time she ever saw him and when she got on him, he just sealed the deal. “I bought him as a three-year-old in 2006. Every single ride was a thrill. For 10 years he never let us down. A true competitor with a big heart who loved to rack. I’ve been very lucky and just sorry it had to end.” Julie Anne Wroble added, “When we went to look at him at Jim and Jenny’s they told us he was honest and they were right. They sold us a good horse. He had a heart as big as the moon and he was a pleaser. He meant so ...