Archive August 2011
The Mid-America Mane Event Show’s excellent facilities at the Illinois State Fairgrounds are widely recognized as the country’s best show facilities. Horsemen especially like them in the fall because all stabling is in enclosed barns convenient to the Coliseum. They also like having the choice of 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. Everyone likes showing in the Coliseum’s banked oval arena with its excellent footing.
The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show and Midwest Regional Academy Championships, held October 1 and 2 at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, offer academy programs two great days of showing opportunities. Peter Fenton is managing both shows.
Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. announced plans for its annual benefit luncheon and silent auction on Thursday, August 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m during the World’s Championship Horse Show. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located across from the main entrance of the fairgrounds in the Coronet Ballroom.
The IFSHA Friesian World Show will return this year to the East Coast and will for the second time in its history be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.
The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show will be held September 28 through October 1 at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, Mo. Peter Fenton will serve as the new show manager for 2011. Peter is introducing some great changes to the show while continuing to build upon the show’s longstanding tradition and prestige. The judging panel for this year includes Jim Lowry, Bill Waller and Lisa Waller.