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  • Midwest Charity Horse Show kicks off show Tuesday Morning with ribbon cuttingJune 10, 2014June 9, 2014, SPRINGFIELD, IL – Midwest Charity Horse Show will be kicking off the 2014 show in style when state officials, Representative Rich Brauer; State Fair Manager, Amy Bliefnick; Camp COCO camper, Zoe Pramuk and national equine dignitaries cut the ribbon, opening its 73rd show. The ceremony is Tuesday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. sharp, in the Coliseum at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Judy Kjellander, Midwest Charity Horse Show President said, “Midwest Charity brings together approximately 600 of the finest Saddlebred, Morgan, Arabian and Roadster horses and Hackney ponies and their exhibitors from 32 states and two foreign countries.” Midwest Charity is the largest annual show regularly held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds with over 900 stalls sold this year. The show is free and open to the public and runs June 10-14 with performances daily at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Not only does Midwest provide Springfield an opportunity to see world champion-caliber horses and ponies compete for top prizes in a family atmosphere but officials estimate that the Midwest Charity Horse Show gives a boost to Springfield’s economy by bringing in as much as $1.5 million. Equine events, such as Midwest Charity, are not only ...
  • ROB BYERS, ADAM CLAUSON, MARSHA SHEPARD TO JUDGE MID-AMERICA MANE EVENT OCTOBER 23-26June 10, 2014 Rob Byers, Adam Clauson and Marsha Shepard will judge the 12th annual Mid-America Mane Event Show, October 23-26 (Thursday-Sunday) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Mane Event offers an expansive class list with excellent options for amateurs showing performance and pleasure horses, and boasts ideal facilities for showing young horses. Returning for the sixth year is the NHS “Good Hands” Finals, part of the saddle seat equitation triple crown. The Illinois State Fairgrounds facilities are totally “horse-friendly” and widely recognized as the country’s best show horse facilities. Mane Event stabling is in enclosed barns convenient to the Coliseum plus there are three warm-up rings – two indoors and a huge covered arena that includes a 50-ft. round pen – all next to the in-gate and available 24/7. Professionals as well as amateurs like showing in the Coliseum’s ideally-sized and banked oval arena with its excellent footing. Mane Event organizers recognize that sociability is a big part of the fun for all exhibitors, and will continue their popular Saturday night exhibitors party. It is considered by many to be the best on the show circuit, with multiple catered gourmet food stations (including the famous Lobster Bisque) and no ...
  • Woodford County Fair And Horse Show Sets DateJune 10, 2014The Woodford County Fair And Horse Show will be held Sat. June 28th, Sat(rain date, June 29th) at The Woodford County Fair Grounds at Falling Spring Park in Versailles, KY. This is your last chance to qualify for the Park and Pleasure classes At The Kentucky State Fair. The judge for the show is Josh Greer and the evening starts at 5PM. For more information contact Melissa Moore 859-533-6225. or Kent Moeller 804-363-3085. website: www.woodfordcountyfair.com address: 293 Beasley Drive, Versailles, KY