Six new classes have been added and two age groups changed for the Mid-America Mane Event Show, October 22-25 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
• Show Pleasure Three Gaited – 13 Years & Under – #54A Friday Evening
• Show Pleasure Driving – Junior/Novice – #18 Thursday Evening
• Show Pleasure Walk/Trot – 12 Years & Under – #33A Friday Afternoon
• Show Pleasure Walk/Trot Championship – 12 Years & Under – #101A Sunday
• Road Pony – Bike, Junior Exhibitor – #44A Friday Afternoon
• Saddle Seat Equitation – 13 Years & Under – #16A Thursday Evening Regular class entry fees apply to added classes; no post entry fee will be charged.
Age group changes due to added 13 and under classes:
• Saddle Seat Equitation – Rider 14-17 Years – #20 Thursday Evening (change due to added 13 Years & Under class, #16A)
• Show Pleasure Three Gaited – 14-17 Years – #44 Friday Afternoon (change due to added 13 Years & Under class, #54A)
Also new this year at Mane Event:
• Trainers of the top five horses will get 50% of entry fees in the $500 Five Gaited, Three Gaited and Fine Harness “Jackpot” Stakes; owners receive purse monies.
• Adult Finals added to Good Hands Finals, officially sponsored by National Horseman
• Six Open Pleasure/Any Breed classes