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The Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show, one of Minnesota’s largest and most competitive USEF rated American Saddlebred shows, returns for the 63rd annual event on June 28-July 1, at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn. Judging the show will be: Kelly Hulse (Columbia, Mo.), Renee Lavery (Simpsonville, Ky., and James Hale (Columbiana, Ala.). The three-judge panel will judge Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Equitation, Academy and Open classes. Renee Lavery will judge the Morgan classes.

Tanbark offers a complete schedule of over 160 classes for Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackney Ponies and Equitation, including UPHA Classics, qualifying classes for all the Equitation finals, and Academy classes. The Morgan division includes classes for English, Western, Hunter, Driving, Classics and Pleasure. We continue to offer Jackpot classes in the Saddlebred division; there is no qualification necessary for the Jackpot classes.

Tanbark is more than just a horse show. It’s full of special features like ASHA Junior Judging, the Tanbark Hall of Champions with banners to recognize great horses, exhibitor parties, hospitality bags for sponsors, hospitality galore and that warm Minnesota welcome.

Here are some of the things that make Tanbark unique:

Roses for all class winners
A free tack stall for stables new to Tanbark or stables that haven’t been to Tanbark since 2014 and enter at least 5 horses.
Champion Awards from Appointments USA
Pink and orange on Friday and we’ll sell pink and orange ribbons. Proceeds will go to our local American Cancer Society and Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter.
The Tanbark Hall of Champions where you can honor your special horse with a banner hung in our party area. Funds support our hospitality.
A stick horse class, followed by an ice cream social for participating kids.
The ever popular Tanbark wear, which features our special program cover artwork
A silent auction that benefits the show’s charities- We Can Ride therapeutic riding program, Saddlebred Rescue, American Cancer Society, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter.

Tanbark offers outstanding exhibitor hospitality. Sponsor a class for $150 or more and receive a box seat and ringside treats in a special Tanbark Goodie Bag. Enjoy daily exhibitor parties and events, a wonderful hospitality area and one of the finest center-ring displays anywhere. The food service in the Coliseum serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide variety of items, including many healthy choices.

Tanbark is approved by the United States Equestrian Federation, American Saddlebred Horse Association, Tri-State Horseman’s Association, Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association, Mid-America Horse Shows Association, Iowa Horse Shows Association, American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin, American Morgan Horse Association and American Hackney Horse Society.

Check out our website – Tanbarkshow.com – as your one-stop place for Tanbark information, or "like" the show's page on Facebook.

Show managers are Sally Snyder Tesch and Doug Lindstrom. For more information, please contact Sally at (763) 559-4896, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Doug at (715) 386-3966, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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