Mid-America Signature set for July 26-28
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.
Again this year, Signature exhibitors choose whether wins earn A or B season trophy points on the Mid-America Horse Show Assn., American Saddlebred Assn. of Wisconsin and Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Assn. circuits. No choice required of Academy entries or the Illinois Horse & Pony Breeders & Exhibitors Assn. circuit season trophies, both of which get the same trophy points at A and B shows.
Horses Showing for B Points Have 6 New Classes of Their Own
New are classes open only to horses declared for B season trophy points. “We want our exhibitors showing B to have the thrill of winning and taking a victory pass, so this year we’ve given them six classes of their own,” said Show Manager Joy Meierhans. “Horses declared for A points are not eligible for these six new B-only classes, but B-declared horses may also show in any other Signature class for which they qualify.” Three of the new B-only classes are in Show Pleasure Three Gaited – Adult, Junior Exhibitor and Championship, and three are in Country Pleasure Three Gaited – Adult, Junior Exhibitor and Championship.
Signature offers complete divisions for Saddlebred Show, Country and Western Pleasure plus Hunt Seat, Classic Pleasure and Open Pleasure. There also are Saddlebred performance, Park, Park Pleasure, Hackney Show Pleasure Driving, Road Pony classes and equitation age groups, plus Good Hands, UPHA Cup and Pleasure Medallion qualifiers. All 16 Academy classes are on Saturday.
Four TBA classes are in the schedule to accommodate class requests. If exhibitors need a class, they can sponsor a TBA class for $75 and guarantee three entries. To learn about sponsored TBA classes and get show news fast, “Like” Mid-America on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/MidAmericaHorseShow).
For information on the Mid-America Signature Show, contact Joy Meierhans, show manager, at 630/557-2575 or JM@TheMeierhans.com. Class list and entry blank are available at www.horseshowcalendar.com.