“We are advising Mane Event exhibitors to make hotel reservations now as a huge conference is on our weekend in Springfield,” said Show Manager Joy Meierhans after arranging room blocks at six hotels for this year. “We have a wide variety of rooms blocked, from $129 studio suites at the brand new Residence Inn by Marriott (off Dirksen Pkwy, near Hilton Garden Inn, which is sold out by the conference) to $69 two-bedded rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn (near the airport).”
Junior ASHAG is currently running “Why I Love American Saddlebreds” art contest fundraiser. Six drawings are in the final phase of voting. The drawing with the most “Likes” as posted on the ASHAG Facebook page by Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST, will be printed on a T-shirt to be unveiled October 6, 2013 at the Georgia National Fair, Perry GA.
Prepare to be transported into a world of mystery and intrigue at the American Saddlebred Museum’s Arabian Nights party on Wednesday August 21, 2013, following the evening performance of the KSF WC Horse Show. Think desert nights, bazaars, Sultans, princesses and thieves. Come ready to delve into the delights of belly dancers, henna tattoo artists, and more, while feasting on food and beverage. Rock the Casbah on the dance floor or just experience an unforgettable evening at the oasis.
Superior Sales LLC announces dates for The Fall Sale 2013 which will be Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the National Equestrian Center, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. The closing date for catalog entries will be October 24, 2013; a printed catalog will be mailed as well as an extensive online catalog athttp://www.superiorhorsesales.com/.
Elisabeth Goth will host a special event on Thursday at this year’s Lexington Junior League Horse Show, immediately following the morning performance. The “Afternoon Fiesta” will feature many special guests speaking of how they transitioned from the junior exhibitor ranks to young adulthood, while still staying involved in the American Saddlebred industry.
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.