News and Events

Sign ups open for Gayle Lampe clinics at William Woods

Gayle Lampe is conducting two saddle seat riding clinics at William Woods University on June 26-29th and August 7-10th. Riders will ride twice on two days and three times on two days. Barn visits to saddle horse training stables in the area and a variety of lectures will be included.

Saddle Seat World Cup Video Contest Is Now Open!

The United States Equestrian Federation is announcing an exciting contest for Saddle Seat riders, sponsored by Freedman’s Harness and Saddlery.

From today, May 1, through May 19, contestants are asked to create a short video that answers the question, “What would it mean to you to be on a Saddle Seat World Cup team?”

Midwest Charity Horse Show Splits Jr. Exhibitor Country Pleasure Class

Midwest Charity Horse Show, held June 10-14, 2014, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds has split class number 63, ASB Three Gaited Country Pleasure, Jr. Exhibitor, 17 & Under. The class will be split by age into class number 63, ASB Three Gaited Country Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor 14-17 and class number 63A, ASB Three Gaited Country Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor 13 & Under. The Championship, class number 177, ASB Three Gaited Country Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor Championship will remain unchanged.

Judges Announced for Mane Event

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.

Midwest Charity Horse Show Adds Classes To Schedule

Midwest held June 10-14, 2014, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, with daily show times of 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. has added three classes to the regular schedule because of their popularity last year. Classes include class 55, Five Gaited, Amateur Masters, Rider 50 & Over; class 30, ASB Five Gaited Show Pleasure, Masters, Rider 50 & Over; and class 156 ASB Five Gaited Show Pleasure, Masters, Rider 50 & Over Championship. The Masters Five Gaited Show Pleasure and Championship were two of the biggest and most exciting classes of the show.

Trainer’s Jackpot at UPHA Chapter 5

The Board of the UPHA Chapter 5 Horse Show and AMP Horse Show Services are pleased to announce a Trainer’s Jackpot at the 2014 edition, held May 7-10 at the Hale Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. Borrowing from the success of UPHA Chapter 3/4 at the Madison Classic, Chapter 5 will be offering a $100 cash prize at the end of each evening session. Every trainer listed on an entry blank will be eligible for this cash prize, but the winner must be present to win! If the winning ticketholder is not there to claim their prize, another name will be drawn. On Saturday night, the grand finale will be a $200 drawing!

Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling: More Hospitality Than Ever Before

 The Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling Horse Show will be held April 24-26, 2014 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN.  This is the second annual Spring Fling show, and the 4th  show produced by Southern Saddlebred Sales, Inc with expert management provided by Scarlett Mattson and Scott and Beth Snider.  Nancy Troutman of Salem, VA will judge a full line up of American Saddlebred, Hackney, and Roadster classes.  Amy Dix Rock of Franklin, TN will officiate the Academy division.

Judging Change at UPHA Chapter 5

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Melinda Moore will now join Tré Lee and Tim Roesink on the three-judge panel at the UPHA Chapter 5 Horse Show. Ms. Moore will judge the Saddlebred, Hackney, and Equitation divisions. Tré Lee will judge the Saddlebred division, while Tim Roesink will judge Saddlebreds and Morgans.

Added Prize Money in the JD Massey Classic Jackpot Stakes

The JD Massey Classic Board of Directors is pleased to announce added money and prizes in the Three-Gaited and Five-Gaited Jackpot Stakes. This year’s event will feature the “Jackpot” format for the first time, with qualification not required to show in these two signature Stake classes.

“Good Hands” Finals 3-Year Contract To Mane Event

A three-year contact to host the prestigious “Good Hands” Finals through 2016 has been awarded by the National Horse Show Association to the Mid-America Mane Event Show, host to the finals for the past five years at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. 

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