Archive June 2013
Following the devastating fire last week at Bit Hutchson’s Happy Valley Farm in Rossville, Georgia, people in the Saddlebred community are anxious to show their support and sympathy. Accounts have been established at major tack and equipment suppliers across the country so that when the time comes to restock the tack room and the stable, they will have a little help from their friends.
Happy Valley Farm, home to an expansive American Saddlebred show horse breeding and training operation, tragically lost 35 of 36 horses stabled in the main barn when fire erupted on Thursday evening shortly before dark.
Glasscock Boutique, a proud supplier of designer driving apparel to the ladies of the Saddlebred world, is pleased to announce that they will host a fundraiser for the American Saddlebred Museum on July 11 from 12-4:00 p.m. in the dining room at The Red Mile during Lexington’s Junior League Horse Show. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served while supporters of the Museum shop for their needs for the World’s Championship Horse Show in August. A portion from each sale will benefit the American Saddlebred Museum. Admission is free.
Mid-America Signature Show, July 26-28, is a lovely old fashion outdoor show amid the flowers and trees at Ledges Sporting Horses Stables in Roscoe, IL. Shelly Fisher, Huber Heights, OH, will judge all classes. The Ledges outdoor arena has very good footing, and an indoor ring is available in case of uncooperative weather. All stalls are permanent, in barns with good cross ventilation.
Midwest Charity Horse Show will be kicking off the 2013 show in style when state officials, Representatives Rich Brauer and Raymond Poe; Illinois Department of Agriculture Director, Robert Flider; State Fair Manager, Amy Bliefnick; Steak N Shake’s Hartzel and Mary Bruno; a Camp COCO camper and national equine dignitaries cut the ribbon, opening its 72nd show. The ceremony is Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. sharp, in the Coliseum at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.